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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Donation Bonus

It seemed Indiana Jones had hung up his hat and whip for good after 1989's Last Crusade, but in 2008 Ford dusted off the leather jacket for another adventure in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.   The new movie also featured Shia LaBeouf as the young greaser Mutt Williams, and Karen Allen returning to the series as Marion.  Despite Spielberg and Lucas back behind the camera the film is widely derided and even launched the phrase "nuke the fridge."  Is the hate undeserved, or should Jones have been buried in the warehouse with the Lost Ark?  Join Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie to find out!

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Donation Bonus

The crowded 1989 summer movie season began with a bang as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Harrison Ford teamed up for one last Indiana Jones adventure -- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  This film deepened Jones' story, with River Pheonix portraying the adventurer in one of his first adventures, and Sean Connery joining the cast as Jones' father.  Does this series still have the magic, or was this one crusade too many?  Donate to Now Playing and you can find out!

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Donation Bonus

After the success of Raiders of the Lost Ark the fans demanded a sequel.  Yet what Lucas and Spielberg delivered was a prequel, showing an early adventure of Indiana Jones fighting an Indian cult.  The film's darker tone upset some audience members, and the gore and violence led to the creation of the PG-13 movie rating.  How does this film hold up over thirty years later?  Donate to Now Playing to find out!

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Raiders of the Lost Ark - Donation Bonus

Individually Steven Spielberg and George Lucas were Hollywood's two most popular filmmakers.  When they joined forces it seemed a hit was guaranteed with Raiders of the Lost Ark.  But this was no science fiction epic; Raiders was a period piece about an archaeologist racing Nazis to discover a religious relic.   The film cemented Harrison Ford as a star, launched a film franchise, and maintains its popularity to this day.  What makes Raiders of the Lost Ark such a classic?  Donate to Now Playing and you can join Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob and find out!