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Ryan Reynolds made a string of flops before finally finding big screen success as wisecracking mutant mercenary Wade Wilson. So why does the Canadian heartthrob want to commit career suicide and kill off this seemingly invincible superhero in Deadpool 2? Can time-travelling cyborg Cable (Josh Brolin), bullied mutant teenager Firefist (Julian Dennison), or any of the extended X-Men family save this unlucky actor from his self-destructive tendencies? Join Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie as they place their bets on the franchise’s odds for survival.
Al Pacino is best known for playing gangsters, but this summer Now Playing Platinum Level donors will discover how explosively the actor administers justice in five major cop roles. The fun starts with the 1973 biopic Serpico. Al stars as a real life New York City police officer who got a bullet in the face instead of a promotion when he blew the whistle on widespread department corruption. Will Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart condemn the system for passing over Pacino for a Best Actor Oscar yet again? It all comes out in the wash when you Donate Today.
Game developer Chris Roberts was on course to deliver the first major science fiction film of 1999 when he personally piloted his massively popular flight simulator Wing CommanderPhantom Menace and The Matrix. Do fighter pilots Freddie Prinze Jr. and Matthew Lillard offer a new hope for genre fans as they clean the cat box of feline space invaders The Kilrathi? Or should Arnie, Justin, and Stuart quickly eject from this next entry in the Now Playing Arcade? Listen and find out!
The Smart Sharks are back to take another bite out of genetic research, nearly 20 years after feasting on Sam Jackson’s aquatic laboratory. But was it wise to appear in Deep Blue Sea 2 without LL Cool J, a proper budget, or a wide theatrical release? Podcasters Brock, Arnie, and Stuart are on the hook to review this direct-to-DVD monstrosity. Take the plunge, and learn who survives these treacherous waters, when you Donate at the Great White Level today!
20 years after computer programmer Jordan Mechner released Prince of Persia for the Apple IIe, the Disney Company paid the kingly sum of $200 million to launch his video game swashbuckler Dastan on the big screen. A Middle Eastern Jake Gyllenhaal looks for a way to turn back time after he’s framed for the murder of his adoptive royal father. Does the Now Playing Arcade take a gravity-defying leap forward with the acrobatic hero? Or would Stuart, Arnie, and Justin be more entertained by an ostrich race? Place your bets and Listen Now!
The Now Playing hosts may wish to be out, but Al Pacino pulls them back in for one more Godfather installment. Part III marks the final screen appearance of aging gangster Michael Corleone, now eager to cut a deal with the Vatican and legitimize his family business. Was he wise to to hand the puppet strings to bastard nephew Andy Garcia? And was this the wrong day for director Francis Ford Coppola to take his daughter to work? Receive your ticket to this Gold Level opera when you Donate Now!
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Ten years ago Marvel Comics gambled their entire existence, using all their remaining IP as collateral, on the idea that they could make superhero films better than anyone else. 18 movies later, Marvel Studios makes their biggest bet yet - a billion dollars that audiences will love “the most ambitious crossover event in history” and one gaudy gold glove! Is more the merrier when it comes to superheroes on screen, or are Earth’s Mightiest Heroes set up for an epic fail? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob now as they review Avengers: Infinity War!
Two years after The Godfather won Oscars and big box office, director Francis Ford Coppola and his loyal star Al Pacino used all their power to create an even more ambitious sequel. Part II retraces the footsteps of father Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) from Sicily to America, contrasting his rise to power with son Michael Corleone losing Family influence with Cuban investments and U.S. Senate investigations. Will Jakob, Arnie, and Stuart pass over the first film and declare its younger brother to be the smart one? Donate Today for Gold and find out!
No one was better suited to convert the role playing mechanics of the best-selling Final Fantasy series into stirring cinema than game creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. But dreams of writing and directing the world’s most photorealistic animated movie crashed to earth like a meteor when The Spirits Within landed in theaters in summer 2001. Gaia only knows what podcasters Justin, Arnie, and Stuart will find inside the wreckage of this poetic tale of parasitic alien invasion! So let down your defense shields and listen now.