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Clerks {Patron Exclusive Podcast}

Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie weren’t even supposed to podcast today!  But because Now Playing listeners are always demanding new content, and regular customer Sean Ray made a special request, the hosts are rolling out of bed to run a price check on the 1994 comedy Clerks.  What is Kevin Smith’s super thrifty debut film worth to slackers and service industry workers 26 years later?  And what would surly cashiers Dante and Randal say about the sex habits of executive producer Harvey Weinstein now? Only September Patrons will be served! 

       

You can get this review now and help support Now Playing! It is available with all other Patron exclusive reviews on our Podbean page to Patrons pledging $10 or more.

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The Dark Crystal {Patron Exclusive Podcast}

Jim Henson and Frank Oz push the art of puppetry to a new level of sophistication with their expensive 1982 fantasy The Dark Crystal.  But does being a fan of Kermit and Fozzie prepare you for a Muppet movie this morbid?  Elfin genocide survivors Jen and Kira take on a depraved breed of Big Birds known as Skeksis, who are using the title gem to drain their planet of life essence.  Have Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob ever stopped crying from the trauma caused by their initial theatrical viewing? Find out when you become a Now Playing Patron this August!          

You can get this review now and help support Now Playing! It is available with all other Patron exclusive reviews on our Podbean page to Patrons pledging $10 or more.

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You can also get this episode and every donation show we've done-- plus a 12 month subscription for all new shows! Details can be found on our Podbean Subscription page.

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Every dollar you donate goes to make this show the best it can be. Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the podcast!

 

Cast Away {Patron Exclusive Podcast}

Going crazy after five months in lockdown? Try spending five years on a deserted island like Cast Away Tom Hanks! Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie are commissioned to sail back to Robert Zemeckis' blockbuster 2001 drama, and witness one man rebuild his life after a plane crash. Do any of the FedEx packages recovered from the wreckage contain items that soothe today's catastrophe victims? And does Hanks have more romantic chemistry with his volleyball than fiance Helen Hunt? It takes no time at all to become an August Patron. Donate and find out! 

You can get this review now and help support Now Playing! It is available with all other Patron exclusive reviews on our Podbean page to Patrons pledging $10 or more.

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You can also get this episode and every donation show we've done-- plus a 12 month subscription for all new shows! Details can be found on our Podbean Subscription page.

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Every dollar you donate goes to make this show the best it can be. Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the podcast!

 

Real Genius {Patron Exclusive Podcast}

Anyone can make a popcorn film, but it takes a Real Genius to engineer one of the greatest comedies of the '80s!  Join Arnie this June as he slips on the Deely Bobbers and heads back to his Reagan-era school days for another look at this cherished Cold War spoof from the creators of Valley Girl and Police Academy. Can party animal Val Kilmer teach a 15-year-old nerd how to stop worrying and love the high powered laser they're developing for satellite warfare? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize you need to become a Now Playing Patron and listen now!

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Candyman: Day of the Dead {Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires March 31, 2022)} {Candyman Series}

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $50 or more.  This podcast will only be available until March 31, 2022, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Fall 2021 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

 

Horror movie lovers call Candyman to the screen for a third time as East LA celebrates Day of the Dead. Can the urban legend boogeyman once known as 19th Century artist Daniel Robitaille convince new blonde Donna D'Errico (Baywatch) to promote his legacy of violence in an art gallery exhibition of his paintings?  And would the LAPD dare crack down on gang activity in the rough neighborhood once the sweet-talking serial killer starts recruiting locals into his congregation? You're invited to the picnic too when you become a Silver Level Donor.

Candyman (1992) {Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires March 31, 2022)} {Candyman Series}

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $50 or more.  This podcast will only be available until March 31, 2022, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Fall 2021 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation. 

 

Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob invite Now Playing listeners to "be our victim" all June long, as they whisk Silver Level Donors back to Chicago's notorious Cabrini-Green housing project in search of the original Candyman. Tony Todd (Final Destination) stars as an urban legend serial killer who likes to put grad students like Virginia Madsen on the hook for all his grisly deeds.  Is there any truth to the rumor that Clive Barker's honey-voiced slasher surpassed Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers as the horror icon of the 1990s?  Donate and find out!

 

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence {Patron Exclusive Podcast}

In 1968, director Stanley Kubrick concluded mankind’s space odyssey would be cut short by an evil computer named HAL. In 2001, sentimental friend Steven Spielberg completed the dead filmmaker’s exploration into Artificial Intelligence with one Siri-ously trippy sci-fi collaboration called A.I. What happens when android Pinocchio Haley Joel Osment takes sexbot Jude Law and a talking teddy bear along on his quest to become a flesh-and-blood boy? The Now Playing hosts promise to keep it real when you upgrade to Patron status this May.

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Born on the Fourth of July {Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires March 31, 2022)} {Tom Cruise 80s Series}

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $50 or more.  This podcast will only be available until March 31, 2022, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Fall 2021 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

 

Tom Cruise finishes out the 1980s playing real life Marine-turned-war protestor Ron Kovic in the Oscar-winning drama Born On The Fourth Of July. How did Oliver Stone convince Hollywood's Top Gun to dirty his uniform, and join the Platoon director for a second tour of Vietnam? And did the wheelchair-bound actor deserve more respect, and maybe a few medals pinned to his chest, for being brave enough to ditch the sunglasses and change his image? Listeners will take home all the Gold Level glory when they show their support for Now Playing. Donate Today!

 

Rain Man {Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires March 31, 2021)} {Tom Cruise 80s Series}

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $50 or more.  This podcast will only be available until March 31, 2022, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Fall 2021 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

Tom Cruise proves to be an excellent driver in Rain Man, navigating a classic tale of estranged brothers on a cross-country road trip that ended with co-star Dustin Hoffman bringing home his second Oscar. Who better to teach an autistic savant how to dress, dance, and turn his toothpick-counting skills into a profitable (though risky) business venture than the flashiest movie icon of the ‘80s?  Find out if revisiting this beloved Best Picture Winner gets Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob into any hot water when you Donate for Now Playing’s Tom Cruise Retrospective.

Cocktail {Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires March 31, 2022)} {Tom Cruise 80s Series}

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $50 or more.  This podcast will only be available until March 31, 2022, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Fall 2021 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

 Was heartthrob Tom Cruise writing his own obituary when he traded fighter jets for martini shakers, and agreed to star in Cocktail - the totally blitzed bartender drama crowned Worst Picture of 1988 by the Golden Raspberry Awards?  Don’t worry... be happy you at least get to soak up the sage advice of TGI Friday’s resident philosopher Bryan Brown, while enjoying Sex On The Beach with Elisabeth Shue. Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie get there fast and then take it slow for donors who wanna go back to the 80s for Now Playing’s Gold Level Tom Cruise series.

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