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Cocktail - Donation Bonus Podcast

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.

Outbreak

The 1990s gets a whole lot grungier after an infected African monkey is smuggled into Northern California, and causes a deadly Outbreak.  Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo star as divorcing virologists tasked with flattening the curve of a super-Ebola before nervous military brass Morgan Freeman and Donald Sutherland opt to level the hot zone and everyone inside with jetfire.  Find out if Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob think this 1995 medical thriller is nothing to sneeze at when you download the latest installment of their pandemic-themed podcast.  Listen now!

The Color of Money - For Annual Subscribers

Cruise learns to drive stick as his movie career races into the big leagues with The Color of Money - his Oscar winning 1986 collaboration with Paul Newman and Martin Scorsese. Sure the show-off has all the right moves to dominate a pool table. But will he ever listen to original hustler Fast Eddie Felson, and throw enough games to hook the rich saps who call themselves players?  And what will happen when the protegee faces his master in a climactic 9 ball tournament?  Now Playing is ready to break it all down when you bet on Tom Cruise this

 

 

 

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The Color of Money - Donation Bonus Podcast

Cruise learns to drive stick as his movie career races into the big leagues with The Color of Money - his Oscar winning 1986 collaboration with Paul Newman and Martin Scorsese. Sure the show-off has all the right moves to dominate a pool table. But will he ever listen to original hustler Fast Eddie Felson, and throw enough games to hook the rich saps who call themselves players?  And what will happen when the protegee faces his master in a climactic 9 ball tournament?  Now Playing is ready to break it all down when you bet on Tom Cruise this Spring.

Warning Sign

Gag me with a spoon! Those glow-in-the-dark boils under your eyes aren’t just an ‘80s fashion statement, but a Warning Sign that your local agro-research lab is cooking up more than genetically modified food. Before he kept Law & Order on television, sheriff Sam Waterston shot it out with enraged scientists infected with Borna disease in this fourth installment of the Now Playing Viral Outbreak Retrospective. Is this another brainless zombie movie? Or can Jakob, Arnie, and Stuart sink their teeth into some hard science too? Listen and find out!

Top Gun - For Annual Subscribers

Tom Cruise’s career finally broke the sound barrier with the release of Top Gun, the biggest movie of 1986!  Ride back into the danger zone with a hot shot pilot so determined to bag an elite flight school trophy (and instructor Kelly McGillis) that he’ll risk the lives of wingman Val Kilmer and RIO Anthony Edwards. Have Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob lost that lovin’ feeling for this very '80s touchstone? Or does Tony Scott’s aerial dogfights still take their breath away?  You’ll be playing with the boys all summer long when you enlist at the Gold Level. Donate now! 

 

 

NOTE: This listing is for annual subscribers to our show. You can also get this movie review individually for a small donation.

 

Top Gun - Donation Bonus Podcast

Tom Cruise’s career finally broke the sound barrier with the release of Top Gun, the biggest movie of 1986!  Ride back into the danger zone with a hot shot pilot so determined to bag an elite flight school trophy (and instructor Kelly McGillis) that he’ll risk the lives of wingman Val Kilmer and RIO Anthony Edwards. Have Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob lost that lovin’ feeling for this very '80s touchstone? Or does Tony Scott’s aerial dogfights still take their breath away?  You’ll be playing with the boys all summer long when you enlist at the Gold Level. Donate now! 

The Andromeda Strain (1971)

A whole new kind of sickness struck the 1970s with the release of The Andromeda Strain. Four scientists hunker down in a top secret lab to study the space plague inadvertently brought to Earth by a fallen satellite. Can they find a cure for the killer alien bug before politicians use nukes to inoculate the planet? And will this first film adaptation of Michael Crichton’s bestseller develop a fatal case of disco fever coming from the director of musicals West Side Story and The Sound of Music? Find out now! 

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - For Annual Subscribers

Stanley Kubrick and Peter Sellers help folks see the lighter side of apocalypse with their 1964 Cold War classic Dr. Strangelove. What happens when a paranoid general (Sterling Hayden) decides to protect American bodily fluids by ordering fighter pilot Slim Pickens to drop 50 megaton bombs on unsuspecting Soviet targets? Can George C. Scott and a Nazi scientist convince the US President there’s an upside to starting World War III? Find out when you become a Now Playing Patron and join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob in the bunker this April.

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Stanley Kubrick and Peter Sellers help folks see the lighter side of apocalypse with their 1964 Cold War classic Dr. Strangelove. What happens when a paranoid general (Sterling Hayden) decides to protect American bodily fluids by ordering fighter pilot Slim Pickens to drop 50 megaton bombs on unsuspecting Soviet targets? Can George C. Scott and a Nazi scientist convince the US President there’s an upside to starting World War III? Find out when you become a Now Playing Patron and join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob in the bunker this April.