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Episode 44: We are like the dreamer. - For Annual Subscribers

Twenty-five years after Major Briggs was presumed dead in a fire, his son Bobby takes his fellow officers into the forest to find what his father left for them. Answers are found, but do we know the right questions? With major events for Gordon Cole, Sarah Palmer, and Diane, we discuss it all in this week’s Now Peaking!

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Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle was a prequel to The Conjuring. Now we go even further back in time with Annabelle: Creation--the story of the doll's manufacture and first possession. These films hit big at the box office, but can this demonic doll break the curse of getting no recommends from the Now Playing hosts? Listen to find out!

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The Dark Tower

Over the span of 34 years Stephen King wrote his Dark Tower saga of books, amassing more than 4,000 pages of lore. The story features the last legendary Gunslinger on a quest to ward off evil forces and reach The Dark Tower. The story has often been called "unfilmable" but, after nearly two decades of trying, the story has come to the screen. Is it an epic fit for King, or another dark tale that didn't survive the leap from page to screen? Join Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie on their quest to unravel the mystery and find out!

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T2: Trainspotting

Trainspotting was a breakthrough film, gaining acclaim for both director Danny Boyle and star Ewan McGregor. Now, twenty years after their original tale of Scottish heroin addicts, the stars and director come together to catch up on the lives of Rent Boy, Spud, Sick Boy, and Franco. Who kicked the habit, and who hasn't? And what consequences are due for Renton stealing the £16,000?  Choose life! Choose to listen to Now Playing and find out!

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Baby Driver

No, Baby Driver is not about an infant taking his parents' car for a spin. Baby Driver is the latest film from Scott Pilgrim vs the World and Shaun of the Dead auteur Edgar Wright. For his fifth studio film Wright brings his unique take to the car chase genre. Or is it the musical? No matter. Load up your iPod Classic, pop in your ear buds, and join the hosts of Now Playing for this revved up movie review!

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Monster Trucks - for Annual Subscribers

Cars and monsters. It sounds like a perfectly easy formula for a kid's movie. Kids love cars. Kids love monsters. And yet Monster Trucks became a monstrous loss for studio Paramount Pictures, who took a $115 million loss before the film even came out. Is it truly one of the worst films of all time, or is its hideous reputation undeserved? Arnie, Stuart, and Jerry take the film for a spin. Become a Patron for Now Playing and you can hear their review!

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Now Peaking Episode 38: Gotta light? - For Annual Subscribers

Forty-four years before the death of Laura Palmer, the first nuclear weapon was detonated in White Sands, New Mexico. How is it possible that act had a direct impact on the small town of Twin Peaks, Washington? Maybe this episode explained that in forty minutes of trippy, black and white, mostly silent film. All that is discussed, plus the shocking turn for Mr. C, and the performance by The Nine Inch Nails. Hear it all on this Now Peaking!

 

Programming note: There is no new episode of Twin Peaks on Sunday, July 2nd. The next new Twin Peaks is Sunday, July 9th. The next new Now Peaking podcast will be out the following Friday, July 14th.

This episode is for annual subscribers to the Now Playing archives. You can get Now Peaking episodes individually, or a Now Peaking season pass, at NowPeakingPodcast.com

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Transformers: The Last Knight

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Michael Bay's Transformers franchise. To commemorate, Paramount and Bay have released the fifth movie in the series: The Last Knight. And this seems to be Bay's last go-round with these Autobots and Decepticons. The box office is soft, but could Bay have possibly saved the best for last? And where does the franchise go from here? ROLL OUT with the hosts of Now Playing to hear their thoughts!

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Bad Boys 2

Bad Boys exploded in 1995. The career surge it caused for both stars Smith and Lawrence, as well as for director Bay, meant an eight-year wait for the sequel. In 2003 the Boys were back and it was bigger, badder, and much longer. But was it better? Join the bad boys of Now Playing Podcast for their review to find out!

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Bad Boys

In 1995 Will Smith was a sitcom star with a rap career. Martin Lawrence was host of HBO's Def Comedy Jam, and his own show Martin where he would cross-dress to play Sheneneh. And Michael Bay was an unknown, save for a few stylish music videos. Their careers all blew up, as did several cars and an airplane, when they teamed up to make Bad Boys.  Now join the bad boys of Now Playing for their review of this action classic!

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