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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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Wonder Woman (2017)

Sometimes a movie becomes something more than a film--it becomes a movement. That seems to be the case with Wonder Woman. It has become celebrated as not only a great DC movie but also the first wonder-ful female-led superhero film, and a breakthrough for a female director. Beyond the politics, though, how much does this movie improve the Snyder-verse of DC Comics films? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

There still be some wind left in the sails of the Black Pearl as Captain Jack Sparrow coasted back into theaters last weekend for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. It's been six years since the Lothario captain last graced the big screen. How does this new adventure compare to the original trilogy? Come on board with the Now Playing Spring Donation Series to find out!

 

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The New Original Wonder Woman (1975)

Cathy Lee Crosby's Wonder Woman series didn't take off. But one year later ABC was ready to try again with The All-New Original Wonder Woman. It was a huge success and this is the series everyone remembers. Starring then-unknown Lynda Carter as the titular superhero, how does Wonder Woman work in a movie made in the 1970s, set in the 1940s? Spin along with Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!

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Alien: Covenant - Donation Bonus

Five years after the divisive Prometheus original Alien director Ridley Scott has returned to the franchise with its sixth installment Covenant. Fan response to the 2012 film changed Scott's plan for this next film, including putting Alien back in the title. Is this film really Alien 5 or Prometheus 2? And does the return of the original xenomorph also mean a return to the frighting fun of the original films? DONATE TODAY to keep Now Playing on the air, and you can listen to this review to find out!

 

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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!

Wonder Woman (1974)

When you think of Wonder Woman on ABC in the '70s no doubt you think of Lynda Carter in her red, white, and blue outfit, spinning through costume changes. But do you remember ABC's first Wonder Woman played by Cathy Lee Crosby? Based on DC Comics' "Diana Prince" era of comics, this made-for-TV movie introduces Wonder Woman the super-spy. Her bracelets may not deflect bullets, but they are gadgets worthy of James Bond. 

The series based on this pilot was not green-lit, and the next year ABC would try again with their iconic Lynda Carter show. But was this original movie still a Wonder? Wonder no longer! Listen to Now Playing to find out!

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

After four years lost at sea Jack Sparrow returned for 2011's On Stranger Tides. Gone are many of his compatriots, including  Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner. Also gone is series director Gore Verbinski, replaced by Rob Marshall--a director known for his work on musicals like Chicago. With new baddie Blackbeard and a totally new adventure, is this pirate franchise still ship-shape and Bristol fashion? Support Now Playing to find out, savvy?

NOTE: This Podcast is released as part of Now Playing Podcast's Spring, 2017 Donation Drive.  You can get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows.

After July 31, 2017 the price on this show will go up, so be sure to listen now!

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!

Inland Empire

In 2006 David Lynch finally completed and released Inland Empire -- an experimental film that took him nearly three years to create. If it isn't the largest of Lynch's strange and surreal visions, it is his longest,  coming in at three hours. And recently Lynch announced this is the final movie of his career. With talking bunny sitcoms, a murder mystery, and the Locomotion, did he go out on a high note? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob in this final David Lynch review to find out!

 
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