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Body Heat - For Annual Subscribers

Kathleen Turner and William Hurt burned up the screen playing adulterers plotting to blow up husband Richard Crenna in the steamy 1981 thriller Body Heat. Does writer-director Lawrence Kasdan recapture the feel of classic 1940s mysteries with the same success his Raiders of the Lost Ark screenplay duplicated the thrill of old-fashioned movie serials? Or does Cheers star Ted Danson turn the whole affair into a lavish musical with his breakout turn as a hot-stepping lawyer? You’ll find out when you do what’s necessary, and become a Now Playing Patron.

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day is a lighthearted whodunit slasher film, equal parts Groundhog Day, Friday the 13th, and Sixteen Candles. We follow college student Tree (Jessica Rothe) as she relives the same day again and again, always ending the same way--her murder. Is this a movie worth watching over and over again, or should it be tossed off like a bad hangover? Join the Now Playing hosts now to find out!

Groundhog Day

Harold Ramis and Bill Murray collaborated often in the ‘80s, producing beloved films like Caddyshack and Ghostbusters. Their final team-up was in 1993’s Groundhog Day. The high concept premise of a man forced to relive the same day again and again surpassed its comedic roots, and the film has become a modern-day classic. Did Ramis and Murray save the best for last? Well, rise-and-shine campers, it’s time to listen to Now Playing’s review of Groundhog Day!

Leprechaun Returns - Behind the Scenes Interviews

The Leprechaun is back, and he's on the attack! Leprechaun Returns is a new film rebooting franchise continuity and picking up after the events of the original 1993 Leprechaun. Intrigued? Our review comes out next month, but you can join Arnie now as he goes behind the scenes of Leprechaun Returns. Listen to these exclusive interviews with star Taylor Spreitler, new Leprechaun Linden Porco, and Leprechaun Returns' director Steven Kostanski.

Hear this interview, then head to NowPlayingPodcast.com/Donate to get all our Leprechaun movie reviews!

Locke

Tom Hardy didn’t have to drive like Mad Max to get moviegoers’ attention in 2014. Watch the method actor slip behind the wheel of indie Locke and get taken on a harrowing ride through one man’s midlife crisis. Why does a successful builder of skyscrapers throw away his career and marriage on an impromptu road trip to London? And will Arnie, Jakob, or Stuart get carsick spending all 84 minutes of the film locked in a BMW? Fasten your seat belts, crack open a cider, and become a backseat driver for this lively discussion of a one man show. Listen Now!

Glass - For Annual Subscribers

Evolving superhero Bruce Willis thought he was Unbreakable until he and Split personality foe James McAvoy are captured by a psychologist set on curing their delusions of grandeur. Can criminal mastermind Mr. Glass (Sam Jackson) protect their shattered confidence, and find these underrated comic book characters an audience? And will writer-director M. Night Shyamalan keep the trains running on time as he brings home his Eastrail 177 Trilogy? Only believers get to hear what God Killers Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart have to say, so Donate Today!  

 

 

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Glass - Donation Bonus

Evolving superhero Bruce Willis thought he was Unbreakable until he and Split personality foe James McAvoy are captured by a psychologist set on curing their delusions of grandeur. Can criminal mastermind Mr. Glass (Sam Jackson) protect their shattered confidence, and find these underrated comic book characters an audience? And will writer-director M. Night Shyamalan keep the trains running on time as he brings home his Eastrail 177 Trilogy? Only believers get to hear what God Killers Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart have to say, so Donate Today!  

 

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You can donate and get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows.

Every dollar you donate goes to make this show the best it can be. Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the podcast!

 

 

Face/Off

Now Playing is about to unleash a Biblical plague better known as Face/Off - one of the 1990’s wildest action flicks! Hong Kong export John Woo created the ultimate body swap movie when he directed lawman John Travolta to surgically remove his face, and infiltrate a maximum security prison wearing the mug of terrorist Nicolas Cage. Meanwhile the bad guy uses his captor’s discarded flesh to masquerade at work and home as the dedicated cop. Find out if this head trip is a turn/on, or a slap in the face, for Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart when you Listen Now!      

Super - For Annual Subscribers

Come to the rescue of independent podcasting this January when you sign up to be a Now Playing Patron! It’s a Super way of getting exclusive content, like this bonus review of the first comic book movie by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy). Can nerdy crimefighter Rainn Wilson put a wrench in Kevin Bacon’s plans to hook wife Liv Tyler on drugs? And did Kick Ass steal Crimson Bolt’s thunder by beating him and ward Bolty (Ellen Page) to theaters? Find out when you suit up for another gangbuster Patron show with Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie.

Split - For Annual Subscribers

M. Night Shyamalan has looked crazy for the last several podcasts, but his Split with mass audiences finally started to mend with this 2017 thriller about dissociative identity disorder. Can teenage outcast Anya Taylor-Joy escape a kidnapper with multiple personalities (James McAvoy) before he mentally and physically transforms into a carnivorous superhuman?  And will difficult personalities Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob take away the light from this director once again? Donate for Gold Level, reheat some Hooters wings, and join the horde for the discussion today!

 

 

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

Every dollar you donate goes to make this show the best it can be. Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the podcast!