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Parenthood - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Oct 31, 2019)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $25 or more.  This podcast will only be available until October 31, 2019, 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 Spring 2019 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

 Funnyman Steve Martin stars as a yuppie trying to hold his dysfunctional family together in director Ron Howard’s bittersweet Parenthood - another breakout hit from the Summer of 1989.  Join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart as they debate the biggest screw-up in the all-star cast: drag-racing doofus Keanu Reeves, sneaky Joaquin (née Leaf) Phoenix, sexually frustrated Dianne Wiest, or gambling addict Tom Hulce? And do the podcasters get more out of this emotional roller coaster now that they’re 30 years older? Donate for Gold and Find Out!

When Harry Met Sally… - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Oct 31, 2019)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $25 or more.  This podcast will only be available until October 31, 2019, 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 Spring 2019 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

 

Movie audiences everywhere were falling in love with Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in the Summer of 1989 with the release of When Harry Met Sally... Director Rob Reiner and screenwriter Nora Ephron follow the decade-long courtship of two New York singles in the hopes of answering an age-old question about whether men and women can get past the sexual tension and forge deep, platonic friendships. Find out if Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart swoon over this landmark romantic comedy when you Donate at the Gold Level.  

Boogie Nights

Now Playing Patrons get lucky this August, as the zipper comes down on a super-sized review of Boogie Nights! Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson hit the big time with this unconventional portrait of pornographers living and working in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, as seen through the eyes of well-endowed adult film star Mark Wahlberg. Is something wonderful waiting to burst forth from this ensemble of Hollywood wannabes? Or do the good vibes of the 1970s disappear with the arrival of the coke-fueled ‘80s? Be a Patron and Find Out!

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Sep 30, 2019)

 

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $50 or more.  This podcast will only be available until September 30, 2019, 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 Spring 2019 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

 

Manson… martial arts… Musso & Frank’s… they’re all part of the mythology of 1969 Los Angeles that Quentin Tarantino presents in his ninth muthaf*kin movie!  Once Upon A Time In Hollywood takes audiences on a lost weekend with a washed up cowboy actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), his affable and possibly lethal stunt man (Brad Pitt), and beautiful next door neighbor Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie)... building to the night of her notorious murder.  I double dog dare you not to Donate for this epic breakdown of the trippiest movie of the summer!

Once Upon a Time in America - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Sep 30, 2019)

 

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $10 or more.  This podcast will only be available until October 31, 2019, 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 Spring 2019 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

They thought they were making Sergio Leone an offer he couldn’t refuse by asking him to direct The Godfather. Was he a wiseguy for sticking to his guns, and developing his own gangster drama Once Upon A Time In America instead? Can Robert DeNiro stop smoking opium long enough to figure out who stole the million dollars that he and lifelong business partner James Woods made during Prohibition? And how many times did Jakob, Arnie, and Stuart check their pocket watches during the epic run time? Donate at the Silver Level and Find Out!

Once Upon a Time in the West - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Sep 30, 2019)

 

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $10 or more.  This podcast will only be available until October 31, 2019, 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 Spring 2019 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

 

Make a Silver Level Donation and cowboy up with Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie this summer as they ride the Sergio Leone Express! This week the train pulls into the Italian director’s acclaimed 1969 epic Once Upon a Time in the West, in which Charles Bronson’s harmonica-playing Man With No Name squares off with an uncharacteristically evil Henry Fonda, and lovable bandito Jason Robards.  Will any of them help a widow (Claudia Cardinale) in hot water with a greedy railroad baron (Gabriele Ferzetti) out to take her land? It only takes a fistful of dollars to find out!

Eyes Wide Shut - Patron Exclusive Podcast

Everyone knows infidelity broke up Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, but did their marital problems begin after legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick was invited into their bedroom for the longest film shoot in history? Eyes Wide Shut peels back the curtain on the superstar couple as it sends Tom off on an all-night cruise for sex - climaxing in a masked orgy and a dead supermodel. (But don’t all couples go through this?) Use the password “Patron” to access this exclusive July 2019 show, and get busy with Arnie, Jakob, Stuart, and Kubrick.

Slaughterhouse Rulez - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires 9/30)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $50 or more.  This podcast will only be available until September 30, 2019, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!  This podcast is also available individually for a small donation.

 

Beloved movie comedians Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have reunited to form Stolen Pictures - a production company intent on releasing the next generation of British horror-comedies. But does first effort Slaughterhouse Rulez have the same flavor of blood and ice cream that made Shaun of the Dead so delicious? And are Pegg and Frost any help to dysfunctional prep school kids fighting off subterranean monsters unearthed by fracking?  Find out whether Jakob, Arnie, and Stuart have struck cinematic gold when you Donate at the Frosty Level!

Child’s Play (2019)- Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Oct 31, 2019)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $50 or more.  This podcast will only be available until September 30, 2019, 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 Spring 2018 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

Toy Story 4 isn’t the only kiddie film with buzz these days. Chucky’s back, and armed to the teeth with hedge clippers, mulchers, and all varieties of electric cutlery. But the 2019 reboot of Child’s Play has also outfitted the homicidal doll with BlueTooth technology that allows him to command dangerous wi-fi technologies like he was Luke Skywalker wielding The Force. (Indeed, Chucky’s got Mark Hamill’s voice too). Donate for Tupac, and find out if this latest revival passes the inspection of those original Good Guys Brock, Stuart, and Arnie!  Hidey-Ho!

The Hateful Eight - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Sep 30, 2019)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $50 or more.  This podcast will only be available until September 30, 2019, 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 Spring 2018 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

Quentin Tarantino returned to the wild west for his 8th film -- The Hateful Eight. Yet this new movie's focus on a group of untrusting, violent men trapped in a cabin makes it also a return to the director's style from Reservoir Dogs. Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russel as two bounty hunters stranded in Wyoming, is Hateful Eight as good as both those earlier films...or it it worthy of your hate? If you make a donation to Now Playing you can join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart to find out!