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Baby Driver

No, Baby Driver is not about an infant taking his parents' car for a spin. Baby Driver is the latest film from Scott Pilgrim vs the World and Shaun of the Dead auteur Edgar Wright. For his fifth studio film Wright brings his unique take to the car chase genre. Or is it the musical? No matter. Load up your iPod Classic, pop in your ear buds, and join the hosts of Now Playing for this revved up movie review!

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Monster Trucks - for Annual Subscribers

Cars and monsters. It sounds like a perfectly easy formula for a kid's movie. Kids love cars. Kids love monsters. And yet Monster Trucks became a monstrous loss for studio Paramount Pictures, who took a $115 million loss before the film even came out. Is it truly one of the worst films of all time, or is its hideous reputation undeserved? Arnie, Stuart, and Jerry take the film for a spin. Become a Patron for Now Playing and you can hear their review!

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Now Peaking Episode 38: Gotta light? - For Annual Subscribers

Forty-four years before the death of Laura Palmer, the first nuclear weapon was detonated in White Sands, New Mexico. How is it possible that act had a direct impact on the small town of Twin Peaks, Washington? Maybe this episode explained that in forty minutes of trippy, black and white, mostly silent film. All that is discussed, plus the shocking turn for Mr. C, and the performance by The Nine Inch Nails. Hear it all on this Now Peaking!

 

Programming note: There is no new episode of Twin Peaks on Sunday, July 2nd. The next new Twin Peaks is Sunday, July 9th. The next new Now Peaking podcast will be out the following Friday, July 14th.

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Transformers: The Last Knight

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Michael Bay's Transformers franchise. To commemorate, Paramount and Bay have released the fifth movie in the series: The Last Knight. And this seems to be Bay's last go-round with these Autobots and Decepticons. The box office is soft, but could Bay have possibly saved the best for last? And where does the franchise go from here? ROLL OUT with the hosts of Now Playing to hear their thoughts!

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Bad Boys 2

Bad Boys exploded in 1995. The career surge it caused for both stars Smith and Lawrence, as well as for director Bay, meant an eight-year wait for the sequel. In 2003 the Boys were back and it was bigger, badder, and much longer. But was it better? Join the bad boys of Now Playing Podcast for their review to find out!

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Bad Boys

In 1995 Will Smith was a sitcom star with a rap career. Martin Lawrence was host of HBO's Def Comedy Jam, and his own show Martin where he would cross-dress to play Sheneneh. And Michael Bay was an unknown, save for a few stylish music videos. Their careers all blew up, as did several cars and an airplane, when they teamed up to make Bad Boys.  Now join the bad boys of Now Playing for their review of this action classic!

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Wonder Woman (2017)

Sometimes a movie becomes something more than a film--it becomes a movement. That seems to be the case with Wonder Woman. It has become celebrated as not only a great DC movie but also the first wonder-ful female-led superhero film, and a breakthrough for a female director. Beyond the politics, though, how much does this movie improve the Snyder-verse of DC Comics films? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

There still be some wind left in the sails of the Black Pearl as Captain Jack Sparrow coasted back into theaters last weekend for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. It's been six years since the Lothario captain last graced the big screen. How does this new adventure compare to the original trilogy? Come on board with the Now Playing Spring Donation Series to find out!

 

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The New Original Wonder Woman (1975)

Cathy Lee Crosby's Wonder Woman series didn't take off. But one year later ABC was ready to try again with The All-New Original Wonder Woman. It was a huge success and this is the series everyone remembers. Starring then-unknown Lynda Carter as the titular superhero, how does Wonder Woman work in a movie made in the 1970s, set in the 1940s? Spin along with Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!

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Alien: Covenant - Donation Bonus

Five years after the divisive Prometheus original Alien director Ridley Scott has returned to the franchise with its sixth installment Covenant. Fan response to the 2012 film changed Scott's plan for this next film, including putting Alien back in the title. Is this film really Alien 5 or Prometheus 2? And does the return of the original xenomorph also mean a return to the frighting fun of the original films? DONATE TODAY to keep Now Playing on the air, and you can listen to this review to find out!

 

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