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The King of Fighters

Justin, Stuart, and Arnie invite listeners to another dimension, where fighting games made for the high end Neo Geo 24 bit system become major movie events! Can The King of Fighters at least claim victory over those flop film adaptations of Street Fighter, Double Dragon, and Tekken? Ray Park (aka Darth Maul) has stolen three legendary artifacts that enable him to turn a friendly martial arts tournament into career suicide. Find out how Maggie Q (Nikita) and future Deadpool 2 director David Leitch survived when you join the Now Playing Arcade and Listen Now!

Dragged Across Concrete - For Annual Subscribers

Mel Gibson has been Dragged Across Concrete for more than a decade over drunken, hateful comments caught on tape. Can he make a comeback in the buddy cop genre that made him a superstar?  Indie filmmaker S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk) pulls Lt. Riggs out of retirement, and asks him to meditate on police ethics in the age of viral outrage while on stakeout with new partner Vince Vaughn. One listener called it his favorite film of 2019 and assigned Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie to the case.  Find out if they agree when you Enlist as a March Now Playing Patron.

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Kong: Skull Island

Legendary Pictures was definitely chasing Avengers money when they hired Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), and Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) to coerce big ape Kong to join a MonsterVerse superteam. But they might have more luck winning the Vietnam War than lasting three days on Skull Island with bonkers POW John C Reilly and a nest of subterranean, flesh-eating lizards. Be glad you have Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie to keep you safe on this eighth wonderful installment of the King Kong podcast. Listen Now!

King Kong (2005)

Lord of the Rings mastermind Peter Jackson emerged from Middle Earth with enough box office clout and Oscar statues to get any movie made he wanted. So why reteam with Gollum (aka Andy Serkis), and send huckster Jack Black, loverboy Adrien Brody, and new blonde Naomi Watts on an expedition to resurrect King Kong in 2005? Find out if their trip to Skull Island needs to be the length of a Tolkein epic, or if the podcasters would prefer to tour Jurassic Park instead, when you download the latest installment of this legendary ape franchise. Listen Now!

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sega has taken company mascot Sonic The Hedgehog to the next level with a brand new live-action feature. That means Arnie, Justin, and Stuart are racing back to the Now Playing Arcade to cover all the twists and loop-de-loops this video game icon has traveled on the road to this CGI makeover. Will the Blue Devil win over Red State America as he makes rural Montana his home?  And is he running rings around smartypants Dr. Robotnik, or has Jim Carrey simply forfeited the comedy game? Push play on the podcast and find out!

Closer - For Annual Subscribers

Get to know Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob in revealing new ways this February when you listen to their decidedly un-romantic Valentine’s Day review of 2004 drama Closer. Will London writer Jude Law find the words to break up with American stripper Natalie Portman after falling for married photographer Julia Roberts?  And will doctor Clive Owen send the stringy trickster to the ER for catfishing him in a chatroom? Find out who gets screwed, and who gets screwed over, when you sign the contract to become a Now Playing Patron!

Birds of Prey

Time to find out who the real Harley Quinn is! Margot Robbie emancipates herself from that less-than-fantabulous group of metahumans known as Suicide Squad to fly with new crew Birds of Prey. Does a teen pickpocket, salty cop, ass-kicking lounge singer, and crossbow killer offer Harley the same level of protection as Jared Leto’s Joker? Or can Gotham villains like Black Mask (Ewan McGregor) separate this smart-mouthed clown from her face or breakfast sandwich without fear of retaliation? Chillax with some pizza and Cosmos, and take in our tell-all podcast!

Rush Hour 3 - For Annual Subscribers

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker served up a triple order of soul food and crab lampoon when they delivered Rush Hour 3 to hungry audiences in 2007.  But does their brand of bromance partner well with the added ingredients of a long lost Japanese relative, saucy European locations, and a full body search from smooth criminal Roman Polanski?  And does it take an ace detective to deduce that Max Von Sydow is up to no good? Find out if the mismatched cops are still arresting ten years later when you donate for Platinum Level and download the fun.

 

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Rush Hour 3 - Donation Bonus

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker served up a triple order of soul food and crab lampoon when they delivered Rush Hour 3 to hungry audiences in 2007.  But does their brand of bromance partner well with the added ingredients of a long lost Japanese relative, saucy European locations, and a full body search from smooth criminal Roman Polanski?  And does it take an ace detective to deduce that Max Von Sydow is up to no good? Find out if the mismatched cops are still arresting ten years later when you donate for Platinum Level and download the fun.

King Kong Lives

Does the thought of a well-endowed female gorilla make your heart pump a little faster? One supersized simian is certainly warm to Lady Kong’s form - picking himself up from the broken pavement after his 1976 tumble from the World Trade Center, and continuing on in the 1986 sequel King Kong Lives. Is Linda Hamilton proud to oversee the birth of another miracle baby two years after delivering John Connor, or should she terminate her agent for casting her in this monkey business? The podcasters are off the chain and ready to battle, so Listen Now.