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Damien: Omen II {For Annual Subscribers} {The Omen Series}

A boy’s adolescence is always a little awkward, but try being the son of a jackal enrolled in a military academy and you’ll know the singular pain of Damien in Omen II.  What happens after Satanic platoon leader Lance Henriksen explains to the hormonal Antichrist that he’s destined to bring about the end of the world? And is billionaire William Holden standing on thin ice after he tries to prevent his demonic nephew from inheriting the family fortune?  Find out if this sequel is strictly for the birds when you Donate for Gold Level and Listen Now.  

  

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Damien: Omen II {Bonus} {The Omen Series}

A boy’s adolescence is always a little awkward, but try being the son of a jackal enrolled in a military academy and you’ll know the singular pain of Damien in Omen II.  What happens after Satanic platoon leader Lance Henriksen explains to the hormonal Antichrist that he’s destined to bring about the end of the world? And is billionaire William Holden standing on thin ice after he tries to prevent his demonic nephew from inheriting the family fortune?  Find out if this sequel is strictly for the birds when you Donate for Gold Level and Listen Now.  

Bloodrayne: Deliverance {Bloodrayne Series} {Video Game Movie Series}

Almost everything has changed for Bloodrayne now that the daywalking vampire has left her European medieval castle, and traveled to the American frontier town of Deliverance, for a "high midnight" showdown with an undead Billy The Kid. Should gamers continue to feed their quarters into a series saddled with tax cheat Uwe Boll? Or does the much-maligned director prove to be better at shooting Spaghetti Westerns than Tolkien fantasies and zombie raves?  Find out if the Now Playing Arcade removes the bounty from Boll's head when you Listen Now!    

The Omen (1976) {Bonus} {The Omen Series}

Before he brought comic book heroes to movie audiences with a big screen Superman, director Richard Donner birthed a Book of Revelations prophecy of Satan in his 1976 horror classic The Omen.  Legendary screen father Gregory Peck makes a literal deal with the devil after his fragile wife Lee Remick loses a baby.  Now his life is made a living Hell by Damien, a smirking toddler who threatens all of London with little more than a tricycle and pet Rottweiler.  All signs point to a great show, so Donate for Gold Level and lose your head with Now Playing.  

 

The Omen (1976) {For Annual Subscribers} {The Omen Series}

Before he brought comic book heroes to movie audiences with a big screen Superman, director Richard Donner birthed a Book of Revelations prophecy of Satan in his 1976 horror classic The Omen.  Legendary screen father Gregory Peck makes a literal deal with the devil after his fragile wife Lee Remick loses a baby.  Now his life is made a living Hell by Damien, a smirking toddler who threatens all of London with little more than a tricycle and pet Rottweiler.  All signs point to a great show, so Donate for Gold Level and lose your head with Now Playing.  

 

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Bloodrayne {Bloodrayne Series} {Video Game Movie Series}

Kristanna Loken trades her Terminatrix leathers for a sword and fangs to star as the half-human, half-vampire assassin Bloodrayne. Does the video game vixen score many points with PlayStation fans by beating up on fat rocker Meatloaf, or picking a fight with everyone's favorite pacifist Sir Ben "Gandhi" Kingsley?  And can anyone win against an End Boss as bad as director Uwe Boll, whose track record in the Now Playing Arcade automatically has the hosts reaching for their bows and Red Arrows?  Find out how much this sucks when you Listen Now!

Pumping Iron {For Annual Subscribers}

Now Playing wants to get you pumped for another year of Patron exclusives by kicking off 2021 with a look back at the bodybuilding documentary that turned Arnold Schwarzenegger into a movie star.  Will Jakob and Stuart be rooting for the Austrian Oak, future Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno, or one of the other colorful contestants vying to be Mr. Universe? And does our Arnie agree that Pumping Iron feels as fantastic as having sex with a beautiful woman? Find out by be-cuming a January Patron, and helping us carry some of the financial weight of the show.

Wonder Woman 1984 {DC Movie Universe Series} {Wonder Woman Series} {DC Comics Movie Series}

Before we leave behind a stressful year of coronavirus and social turmoil, Now Playing needs to travel back in time to 1984, and see if Wonder Woman can provide the big screen fireworks that quarantined audiences have been missing.  Will heartbroken Gal Godot really give up her tiara and Amazonian strength for the chance to be with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine)?  And was it always Kristin Wiig's wish to get into shape wearing a grody to the HBOMax cheetah outfit?  Find out if Pedro Pascal can make our dreams for a super sequel come true. Listen Now!

Trading Places {For Annual Subscribers}

Scrooge Dan Aykroyd learns something about Christmas (and frozen orange juice commodities) after Trading Places with street beggar Eddie Murphy in Now Playing’s holiday gift to December Patrons.  Is this 1983 blockbuster uproarious because of the funny nature of these SNL stars? Or did director John Landis nurture the comedy by turning the decade’s obsession with yuppies and wealth into satirical targets?  And how well did Jamie Lee Curtis shed her Scream Queen image to make audiences howl with laughter?  Spend a little coin to help our show and find out.      

     

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Tenet {Christopher Nolan Series}

John David Washington had some trouble infiltrating hate groups as a BlacKkKlansman, but that's child's play compared to the lengths he goes to unlock the secrets of Tenet.  Christopher Nolan's 11th big screen adventure is his most twisted look at time yet - an IMAX sized optical illusion that reflects back on James Bond flicks while simultaneously pushing audiences into the uncertain future of a new quantum Cold War.  Wishing you had that PhD in Physics while you watched?  Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie are here to help you feel it and understand it.  Listen Now!

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