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Eraser

Arnold Schwarzenegger refuses to remove “action hero” from his identity as he suits up for summer 1996 blockbuster Eraser. Can he, James Caan, and the US Marshals help a comely whistleblower escape into Witness Protection before she’s hunted down by a cabal of high powered politicians?  And is the aging Terminator equipped to fight off a kamikaze airplane, a tank full of gators, and an experimental rifle that can pinpoint targets even through walls?  Pencil in time with Brock, Stuart, and Arnie as they look deeper into this film icon’s career. Listen Now!       

True Lies

Jamie Lee Curtis hides an affair from husband Arnold Schwarzenegger, oblivious that he too conceals a double life as a spy capable of terminating her boyfriend Bill Paxton in the deceptively comedic 1994 blockbuster True Lies. Is it possible to translate a modest French farce into a pumped up James Cameron spectacle?  And who the hell is Tom Arnold (aka Mr Roseanne Barr) to give marital advice to anyone?  Brock, Arnie, and Stuart are ready to share their honest impressions about this next entry on Ahnold’s action star resume. Listen now!     

Addams Family Reunion

I don’t remember seeing Tim Curry and Darryl Hannah in previous portraits of this spooky clan, but somehow they’re the ones inviting audiences back to TV in 1998 for an Addams Family Reunion.  Are they, Fester, Lurch, and Thing able to survive a weekend at a sunny California resort with backbiting yuppie relatives?  And could Pugsley possibly have found a soul mate in future Disney Channel star Haylie Duff (Lizzie McGuire)?  Donate for Silver Level and take a waltz on the wild side with Brock, Arnie, and Stuart as they keep step with this kooky franchise.     

Last Action Hero

Arnold Schwarzenegger might’ve been a kindergarten cop, but he has no authority over the 10-year-old boy jawing in his ear throughout his 1993 box office bomb The Last Action Hero. Was it a Big Mistake for the movie icon to partner with a know-it-all fan eager to point out every cliche of his cinematic character? Or did Die Hard director John McTiernan and Lethal Weapon scribe Shane Black elevate the action genre with clever self-awareness that wouldn’t be hip for another decade? Brock, Arnie, and Stuart provide the magic ticket when you Listen Now!       

Addams Family Values

There’s no better proof that The Addams Family Values the sanctity of life… and death… than in this 1993 sequel, as the kooky clan welcomes baby Pubert to the fold. Will Raul Julia and Angelica Houston regret entrusting their new child to Joan Cusack (In & Out), a psycho nanny scheming to abscond with the family fortune by marrying and murdering Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd)?  And has the humor gotten too campy now that Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsley are banished to the Great Outdoors for the summer?  Donate and find out!    

Join Stuart, Arnie, and Brock for some Ooky, Spooky fun!

As the Fall season begins, so comes time for ooky, spooky fun with Now Playing! Our Fall/Winter 2022 Donation Drive is underway, kicking off with our Silver Level: The Addams Family! We're reviewing six Addams films, from the original TV cast to last year's animated road-trip adventure. Plus we have our Gold 100 Years of Dystopia series, our Platinum Wicker Man series, and new installments in Jeepers Creepers, M. Night Shymalan, and even Hellraiser! Listen to this podcast preview for a sample of our Addams Family Values and information on how to get all the season's bonus podcast treats!

Red Heat

Arnold Schwarzenegger peels back the Iron Curtain, steps naked from a Russian sauna, and  brings some Red Heat to the mean streets of Chicago in this 1988 buddy-cop action flick.  Can the Soviet strongman learn the American way of implementing justice from wiseass detective James Belushi (K-9), and bring down the international drug dealer that killed his partner? And does 48 HRS director Walter Hill make their screen chemistry crackle like he did with Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy? Find out when you get on the bus with Arnie, Brock and Stuart. Listen now!

The Addams Family (1991)

Raul Julia and Anjelica Houston invite crooks and movie audiences back into The Addams Family home for a big budget 1991 box office blockbuster.  Is Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future) pulling their chain or actually their long lost relative Uncle Fester?  And if Wednesday’s child is full of woe, why is Christina Ricci such a delight as the morbid Addams daughter out to expose the deception?  Brock, Arnie, and Stuart are on hand to assess the fortune made by Barry Sonnenfeld (Men In Black) in his directorial debut when you Donate for Silver this Fall. 

Raw Deal

Arnold Schwarzenegger made a Raw Deal with producer Dino DeLaurentiis when he opted to star in this 1986 flop instead of a third Conan film. Can the muscle bound lawman get back in the good graces of the FBI (and his nagging wife) by infiltrating the Chicago mob, and avenging the death of Darren McGavin’s son?  And does this unhappy onscreen marriage resemble any real life fireworks going on between Ahnold and new bride Maria Shriver?  Find out if Brock, Stuart, and Now Playing’s Arnie terminate this unsung entry on the Austrian he-man’s resume.

Halloween with the New Addams Family

Halloween comes early this year for Silver Level Donors who want to hear all about the creepy and kooky New Addams Family. More than 10 years after ABC canceled their sitcom, John Astin and Carolyn Jones invite TV audiences back to their mansion for a prime time special celebrating the coming of Cousin Shy and the haunted holiday season. Is it a trick or a treat that high tech criminals are also at the party impersonating Gomez and Morticia, and trying to infiltrate the family vault?  These ooky treasures are yours in living color when you Donate Now!   

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