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Fletch Lives

Chevy Chase finds a dead woman in his bed, the Ku Klux Klan on his lawn, and televangelists on his TV praying for his inheritance, now that Fletch Lives in a bequeathed Louisiana plantation.  Will the investigative reporter clear his name of murder charges, or be forced to spend retirement concealing his identity in a series of extravagant disguises?  And is the smoking ooze being dumped on Fletch’s new property as toxic as his treatment of women? Listen now as Stuart, Justin, and Arnie debate freeing this unpopular sequel from movie jail.         

The Wicker Man (2006)

Now Playing is serving leftover Thanksgiving turkey to their Platinum listeners this Black Friday as Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart take on one of the most reviled remakes of all time - the 2006 version of The Wicker Man! Will they burn Nicolas Cage alive from putting on a bear suit and punching his way through an island of women in search of his missing daughter?  Or should the real torture be reserved for any man who dares to speak up for this crazy Hollywood rethink of a horror classic?  Hear what all the internet is buzzing about when you Donate Now!

Fletch

Chevy Chase takes a vacation from Saturday Night Live and National Lampoon movies to star as investigative reporter Fletch in this beloved 1985 mystery.  Can the comedic chameleon unmask the real reasons why shady yuppie Tim Matheson (Animal House) hires a beach bum to break into his mansion and murder him?  And will the jocular journalist be laughed out of town if he runs the headline that Norm from Cheers fronts a massive drug trafficking operation out of a hot dog stand?  Get the full scoop when you download the latest Now Playing podcast. 

The Wicker Tree

40 years after torching traditional Christian values in a giant Wicker Man, director Robin Hardy returns to Scotland for another irreverent story of ritualistic burning in 2011 follow-up The Wicker Tree. Can a pagan village reverse damage done by a leaky nuclear power plant by targeting a Born Again singer and her celibate boyfriend as they go door-to-door stumping for Jesus?  Or will the self-proclaimed “trailer trash” Texans prove tougher to smoke than virginal cop Howie?  No need to break a sweat chasing down this laddie. Donate for Platinum and get answers Now!

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Wakanda Forever mourns the loss of King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), but that doesn’t mean a worthy successor can’t slip into the cat suit and become the next Black Panther.  But can anyone stop the advanced African nation from being sunk by an underwater South American society also armed with an arsenal of Vibranium?  Or is new rival Namor too light on his feet to fight off fierce females Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Lupita N’yong’o, and Danai Gueria? Let favorite colonizers Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart dry your tears with their latest podcast. Listen Now!

The Wicker Man (1973) - A Podcast Preview

Edward Woodward (TV’s original Equalizer) travels to a remote Scottish island in search of a missing schoolgirl and finds The Wicker Man instead. Does the original 1973 cult film live up to its legacy as one of the greatest British horror films of all time?  And what scares the hosts more: that Christopher “Dracula” Lee might have murdered this child in an occult harvest ritual, or that he celebrates the sacrifice by donning drag to lead nudist villagers in song-and-dance?  Enjoy the fruits of Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart’s labours when you Donate for Platinum this Fall.   

The Wicker Man (1973)

Edward Woodward (TV’s original Equalizer) travels to a remote Scottish island in search of a missing schoolgirl and finds The Wicker Man instead. Does the original 1973 cult film live up to its legacy as one of the greatest British horror films of all time?  And what scares the hosts more: that Christopher “Dracula” Lee might have murdered this child in an occult harvest ritual, or that he celebrates the sacrifice by donning drag to lead nudist villagers in song-and-dance?  Enjoy the fruits of Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart’s labours when you Donate for Platinum this Fall.   

Collateral Damage

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s movie star reputation took a big hit when Collateral Damage was released in the shadow of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Can today’s audiences better appreciate his tough guy approach to a South American cartel leader (Cliff Curtis) who inadvertently killed Ahnold’s wife and child in a Los Angeles consulate bombing? Or is the whole film really just propaganda for the Governator’s entry into California politics? Join Brock, Stuart, and Arnie as they say “hasta la vista” to the last action hero of the 20th Century. Listen Now!

Werewolf by Night Spoiler Review

Gael Garcia Bernal (Coco) might look like a typical Marvel superhero in the daylight, but he becomes a Werewolf By Night in order to protect the other monsters of the MCU.  Can he outsmart six skilled hunters as they descend upon a labyrinth to slay a mythical beast and collect the powerful Bloodstone?  And can Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie really root for anyone willing to rescue Man-Thing from movie jail? Get the details on Disney’s 2022 Halloween Special in black and white when you download the latest Now Playing podcast. Listen Now!

The Addams Family 2

Home might be where the heart is (along with numerous other body parts), but the open road is where Gomez takes the sequel in Addams Family 2. Will the kooky father convince Wednesday she belongs in the camper with Morticia, Pugsley, Lurch, and Thing after a paternity test indicates she’s actually the daughter of a billionaire scientist (Bill Hader)?  And can Uncle Fester really be called a blood relative after a science fair experiment goes awry and turns him into an ink-squirting octopus? Find out how they keep things animated when you Donate Now!

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