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A Fistful of Dollars

Hi-yo Silver Level Donors! Once upon a time in Italy, legendary director Sergio Leone explored the American Frontier in ways Hollywood never dared. For just A Fistful of Dollars listeners can discover the Western that turned TV cowboy Clint Eastwood into a big screen counterculture icon. Will his Man With No Name profit from pitting Mexicans against Americans in a small border town? Or will Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob cut him down for copying the moves of samurai flick YojimboDonate Now for five podcasts that aim for every classic film lovers’ heart.

 

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A Fistful of Dollars - Donation Bonus

Hi-yo Silver Level Donors! Once upon a time in Italy, legendary director Sergio Leone explored the American Frontier in ways Hollywood never dared. For just A Fistful of Dollars listeners can discover the Western that turned TV cowboy Clint Eastwood into a big screen counterculture icon. Will his Man With No Name profit from pitting Mexicans against Americans in a small border town? Or will Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob cut him down for copying the moves of samurai flick Yojimbo? Donate Now for five podcasts that aim for every classic film lovers’ heart.

Pokemon: The Movie 2000 (The Power of One)

Pikachu, his trainer Ash Ketchum, and all the classic pocket monsters proved they were no fad of the 1990s when they stormed the new millennium with another hit animated film.  Pokemon 2000 sees them facing off with a heartless collector who stokes apocalyptic fears when he captures a flock of doomsday birds - including “Beast of the Sea” Lugia!  Will the Now Playing crew have as much fun with the film as they do trying to learn the Pokemon Trading Card game? Listen and find out!

Leprechaun Returns - for Annual Subscribers

Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob are going back to the well for Donors this St. Patrick’s Day, as the Leprechaun Returns to stalk a new generation of North Dakota coeds. Will the campy series see its fortunes improve now that a new creative team, and new star Linden Porco, seized the reigns? And how will they keep audiences on the environmentally-sustainable farm after they’ve seen Las Vegas, da hood, and outer space?  Find out for less than the price of a Shamrock Shake when you Donate to Now Playing!

 

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Leprechaun Returns - Donation Bonus

Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob are going back to the well for Donors this St. Patrick’s Day, as the Leprechaun Returns to stalk a new generation of North Dakota coeds. Will the campy series see its fortunes improve now that a new creative team, and new star Linden Porco, seized the reigns? And how will they keep audiences on the environmentally-sustainable farm after they’ve seen Las Vegas, da hood, and outer space?  Find out for less than the price of a Shamrock Shake when you Donate to Now Playing!

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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!

 

Captain Marvel

Before they reach their End Game, Marvel Studios takes audiences back to where it all began for S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Nick Fury (Samuel “Mother-Flurken” Jackson) - a 1995 close encounter with Captain Marvel. Can Brie Larson’s space invader rectify where her loyalties lie when warring factions of Kree and Skrulls descend upon Earth to claim Annette Bening’s lightspeed technology? And when will the femalien be ready to use her flaming fist power?  Find out if Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob had a Mar-Velous time revisiting the Grunge Era when you Listen Now! 

Forbidden Planet - For Annual Subscribers

Moviegoers eager to join Captain Marvel in space this March are first encouraged to blast off to a Forbidden Planet. Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie are heading back in time to explore a highly influential science fiction classic. Will the hosts be over the moon for this Freudian take on future peril as Leslie Nielsen - trading his “Naked Gun” for a laser ray - fights off an invisible Id Monster? And does Robbie The Robot come off as C-3PO’s cool older brother, or the prototype for the Terminator? Enlist to become a Now Playing Patron and find out!

Pokemon: The First Movie (Mewtwo Strikes Back)

Also includes reviews of "Pikachu's Vacation" and "Origin of Mewtwo"

 

Arnie, Justin, and Pika-Stu are strapping on the boxing gloves and going head-to-head with Pokemon - the second most popular video game franchise of all time. Can the hosts survive six rounds with these irrepressibly cute “pocket monsters”, starting with their blockbuster animated First Movie?  Legendary baddie MewTwo hopes to wipe them and every other living being off the face of the earth with an epic flood, making way for a new generation of genetically modified critters.  Catch all the laughs and excitement when you listen now!

Thinner

Now Playing is adding more Stephen King to their movie diet - starting with an adaptation of the horror scribe’s best-selling weight loss plan Thinner. Magic man Tadzu Lempke can help you melt away excess pounds without exercise or fasting, thanks to one of his custom gypsy curses. Can an obese lawyer eat a slice of humble pie, atone for running over Tadzu’s mother, and get his hex lifted before he wastes away to a skeleton? And is this production plagued by the same bad taste that’s caused so many other King works to belly flop on screen? Listen and find out!

Happy Death Day 2 U

Happy Death Day blew out the candles and got its wish--major profit for Blumhouse, but what will happen when the movie itself loops and begins a sequel? And how much did the trailers lie about the movie's plot? These questions and many more are answered in this episode of Now Playing Podcast!