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The Irishman - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires March 31, 2020)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $50 or more.  This podcast will only be available until March 31, 2020, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!

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Al Pacino caps a career playing gangsters by taking on the role of legendary labor union boss Jimmy Hoffa. Robert DeNiro co-stars as The Irishman who knows why the mob-connected Teamster famously went missing back in 1975. Does the disappearance have something to do with Hoffa ordering the hit on JFK?  Or did Jimmy’s bluster make goodfellas Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel “more than a little concerned”? Summer 2018 Gold Level donors automatically get their house painted. Everyone else should donate to hear the latest Martin Scorsese podcast.

The Grudge 3 - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Feb 29, 2020)

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Are Kayako and Toshio giving up the ghost, or just needing a change of scenery?  Grudge 3 finds the vindictive mother and son spirits vacating their Tokyo digs, and moving to a Chi-Town apartment complex! Can the building’s superintendent evict the pair before their evil curse spreads to shut-ins like Marina (Star Trek) Sirtis? Maybe Saw star Shawnee Smith can set a trap to catch the ju-on inside the padded white walls of her asylum. Don’t get bent out of shape about missing our latest podcast. Get crackin’ by Donating for Gold Level this December!

The Grudge 2 - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Feb 29, 2020)

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Amber Tamblyn takes her traveling pants to Tokyo when older sister Sarah Michelle Gellar isn’t able to slay the angry Japanese spirits that have cursed their whitebread Pasadena family. Grudge 2 finds the siblings tracking down the exorcist mother who first fed Kayako evil powers as a child. Can her ju-on be stopped before it spreads to a nearby high school, and causes some visiting American students to have a really bad hair day?  Find out if the answers are too hard for Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart to swallow when you Donate for Gold Level and Listen Now!

The Grudge (2004) - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Feb 29, 2020)

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Sarah Michelle Gellar slayed vampires and all manner of evil for seven seasons of television, but never faced spirits as formidable as the Saeki family until she hopped a flight to Japan for The Grudge. Creator Takashi Shimizu returns to direct the 2004 Hollywood remake, keeping the action centered around the same Tokyo house where jealous husband Takeo first murdered wife and son. Can Kayako and Toshio replicate their rage for an English-speaking audience? Or has the horror of Ju-On gotten lost in translation? Donate for Gold Level and Find Out! 

Ju-On: The Grudge 2 - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Feb 29, 2020)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $25 or more.  This podcast will only be available until February 29, 2020, 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 way for long-haired phantom Kayako and cat-calling son Toshio as they ascend the staircase and join an elite pantheon of horror villains with their 2003 J-horror double feature. No one is safe in Ju-On: The Grudge, as the Japanese ghosts mercilessly stalk schoolgirls, housewives, and even a businesswoman hiding under bedsheets. You’ll be furious too if you miss out on the fun, so Donate for Gold Level today! 

Ju-On: The Grudge - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Feb 29, 2020)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $25 or more.  This podcast will only be available until February 29, 2020, 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 way for long-haired phantom Kayako and cat-calling son Toshio as they ascend the staircase and join an elite pantheon of horror villains with their 2003 J-horror double feature. No one is safe in Ju-On: The Grudge, as the Japanese ghosts mercilessly stalk schoolgirls, housewives, and even a businesswoman hiding under bedsheets. You’ll be furious too if you miss out on the fun, so Donate for Gold Level today! 

Ju-On: The Curse 2 - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Feb 29, 2020)

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Back in the year 2000, two unholy videotapes entitled Ju-On: The Curse and Ju-On: Curse 2 circulated throughout Japan, infecting all who watched with the rage of mother and son ghosts Kayako and Toshio. Though the images were crude, and the narrative difficult to follow, the pair proved so transfixing that Evil Dead director Sam Raimi brought their story to Hollywood for the blockbuster remake The Grudge. Donate for Gold Level this fall and hear Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart map out the unique way this J-horror sensation went viral, starting with these two Curses!

Ju-On: The Curse - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Feb 29, 2020)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $25 or more.  This podcast will only be available until February 29, 2020, 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.

Back in the year 2000, two unholy videotapes entitled Ju-On: The Curse and Ju-On: Curse 2 circulated throughout Japan, infecting all who watched with the rage of mother and son ghosts Kayako and Toshio. Though the images were crude, and the narrative difficult to follow, the pair proved so transfixing that Evil Dead director Sam Raimi brought their story to Hollywood for the blockbuster remake The Grudge. Donate for Gold Level this fall and hear Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart map out the unique way this J-horror sensation went viral, starting with these two Curses!

Badlands - Patron Exclusive Podcast

Before he traveled up a Vietnamese river to hunt down a rogue soldier, Apocalypse Now star Martin Sheen took Sissy Spacek (aka Carrie) on a killing spree through the Badlands of South Dakota and Montana. The debut feature from acclaimed writer/director Terrence Malick is often cited as being one of the most influential films of the 1970s. Become a Now Playing Patron this November and find out if hosts Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie want to convict Kit and Holly for impersonating Bonnie & Clyde, or have a true romance with this uniquely poetic road movie.

Zombieland: Double Tap - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Feb 29, 2020)

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Rule #1 when you’re producing a sequel: Bring back everyone that made the first film successful. 

It took a decade, and probably more than a few Twinkies, but director Ruben Fleischer has managed to "Double Tap" Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone for a second trip to Zombieland! Can the foursome teach Generation Z how to fight a ferocious new strain of undead? And is the Oval Office or Graceland a better place to wait out the apocalypse? Find out when you become a Now Playing Silver Level Donor!