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Old {M. Night Shyamalan} {For Annual Subscribers}

Has M. Night Shyamalan’s love for outlandish plot twists gotten OldThe Sixth Sense director tries not to look washed up as he brings summer movie audiences to a supernatural beach where vacationers wrinkle rapidly no matter how much sunscreen is applied. Can a dysfunctional family find a way out of this sand trap before they turn to dust?  And does accelerated aging allow parents to bypass having the awkward ‘birds and bees’ conversation with their kids, and just let nature take its course? The clock is ticking.  Donate this second!   

 

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Old {M. Night Shyamalan}

Has M. Night Shyamalan's love for outlandish plot twists gotten OldThe Sixth Sense director tries not to look washed up as he brings summer movie audiences to a supernatural beach where vacationers wrinkle rapidly no matter how much sunscreen is applied. Can a dysfunctional family find a way out of this sand trap before they turn to dust?  And does accelerated aging allow parents to bypass having the awkward 'birds and bees' conversation with their kids, and just let nature take its course? The clock is ticking.  Donate this second!   

Snake Eyes - G.I. Joe Origins

Having crapped out on two previous live-action G.I. Joe adaptations Hasbro is ready to roll the dice again, betting big on Snake Eyes. This mute ninja is arguably the most popular Joe, but is he just as cool when he takes off the mask and he's the romantic guy from Crazy Rich Asians? Our hosts won't be silent with their thoughts! Listen now to know if they recommend this film -- and knowing is half the battle.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web {For Annual Subscribers}

Claire Foy removes her Royal Family Crown and spikes up her hair to become The Girl In The Spider’s Web… better known as hacker Lisbeth Salander.  This time the social justice warrior gets caught up in a plot to hijack nuclear defense systems, and winds up tangling with her black widow twin sister Camilla.  Does horror specialist Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) provide more kinky sex and action than David Fincher’s chilly, bookish Dragon Tattoo?  Take the leap into the latest Swedish noir with Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob when you Donate for Gold Level.          

 

 

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You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Spring 2021 Donation Drive or individually for a small donation.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Claire Foy removes her Royal Family Crown and spikes up her hair to become The Girl In The Spider’s Web… better known as hacker Lisbeth Salander.  This time the social justice warrior gets caught up in a plot to hijack nuclear defense systems, and winds up tangling with her black widow twin sister Camilla.  Does horror specialist Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) provide more kinky sex and action than David Fincher’s chilly, bookish Dragon Tattoo?  Take the leap into the latest Swedish noir with Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob when you Donate for Gold Level.

Company of Heroes

WWII strategy video game Company of Heroes moves the battle lines from computer consoles to movie screens with a stealth 2013 cinematic adaptation.  But will Justin, Arnie, or Stuart decorate rising action star Chad Michael Collins, Vinnie Jones, or any of the other B-list actors in this platoon for their efforts in stopping Hitler from getting the nuke?  And who thought it was a good idea to put demoted Tom Sizemore in charge of the Christmas hams?  Find out if "the Good War" makes for a good entry in the Now Playing Arcade when you Listen Now.    

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011) {For Annual Subscribers}

Thriller specialist David Fincher gives the millions of Dragon Tattoo readers a second cinematic take on Lisbeth Salander with his big budget 2011 English-language remake. Did Rooney Mara get the part because she was already in the director’s Social Network?  Or does the girl nail the calculating mind of the iconic internet savant like no one else could?  And can Daniel Craig bring any James Bond swagger to the middle-aged journalist who turns to the hacker to solve a half century of serial killings? Get the full report when you Donate for Gold Level.

 

Note: This podcast is available to annual subscribers to Now Playing Podcast

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Spring 2021 Donation Drive or individually for a small donation.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Thriller specialist David Fincher gives the millions of Dragon Tattoo readers a second cinematic take on Lisbeth Salander with his big budget 2011 English-language remake. Did Rooney Mara get the part because she was already in the director's Social Network?  Or does the girl nail the calculating mind of the iconic internet savant like no one else could?  And can Daniel Craig bring any James Bond swagger to the middle-aged journalist who turns to the hacker to solve a half century of serial killings? Get the full report when you Donate for Gold Level.

Con Air - For Annual Subscribers

Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart satisfy their itch to travel somewhere exotic this July by buying tickets aboard Con Air, the raucous 1997 action-comedy that pits Nicolas Cage against John Malkovich and a plane full of hardened criminals.  Will the wrongfully imprisoned Army Ranger make it home in time to celebrate his daughter’s birthday, and watch her pull a dirty, wet bunny out of a box?  And can serial killer Steve Buscemi, arsonist Dave Chappelle, or anyone else in this epic cast of tough guys get away with stealing the spotlight?  Become a July Patron and Find Out!     

Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson breaks away from the Avengers after seven Marvel movies together so that her Russian secret agent Black Widow can finally headline her first solo adventure. Will Natasha Romanoff wipe the red from her ledger by hunting down the man who confined her childhood to war games in a Red Room?  And does super soldier father David Harbour, scientist mom Rachel Weisz, and tag along little sister Florence Pugh back the trained assassin the way Cap, Thor, and Hulk would?  Find out when you join the Now Playing family reunion and Listen Now! 

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