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Chinatown

Jack Nicholson goes sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong in the Oscar-winning 1974 noir Chinatown. Can the private eye connect the dots between the missing girlfriend of a city official and LA’s vanishing water supply? Is femme fatale Faye Dunaway really falling for the gumshoe, or just taking Jake to the bedroom to stop him from seeing who’s drowning her hubby in the pool?  And why does tycoon John Huston want to be an orange farmer so bad? Get the full picture in a podcast your sister, your daughter, and the entire family can enjoy.  Listen Now!

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Jack Nicholson cemented his reputation as the craziest leading man of his generation when he committed to playing a mental patient in the 1975 Best Picture winner One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.  Is his salty convict insane for thinking he can inspire fellow patients like Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, and Brad Dourif to take charge of their lives?  Or will sadistic Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) bring down the hammer on his rebel-rousing?  You have a front row seat to the World Series of podcasting when you become a May Now Playing Patron.   

Firestarter (2022)

11-year-old Charlie McGee might look like just another snowflake who can’t manage her emotions, but tell her she’s no Drew Barrymore and you’ve got a real Firestarter on your hands in 2022.  Is proud papa Zac Efron pushing his telekinetic daughter to make the right choices, and avoid being captured by Native American assassin Rainbird and The Shop?  Or will the next High School Musical end with a thermonuclear explosion?  Find out if Blumhouse has made a barbeque out of a classic novel when you listen to the latest Stephen King podcast.  

 

Dr. Strange In the Multiverse of Madness

Dr. Strange presents the illusion that his latest Marvel movie is a routine affair, but In the Multiverse of Madness might actually be another zombie splatter comedy from Evil Dead director Sam Raimi. Can Benedict Cumberbatch’s callous sorcerer fix his relationship with Rachel McAdams, and save America (the country and the teenager) from the wrath of monster mom Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen)?  And is it possible there’s a reality where The Inhumans are cool?  Listen Now as Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob make their 28th incursion into the MCU.       

Under the Skin {For Annual Subscribers}

Scarlett Johansson may look like one of Hollywood’s most desirable leading ladies, but Under The Skin she’s a predatory space alien with designs on submerging every bloke in Scotland in a pit of dissolving black ooze.  Will Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie get onboard with the artsy aesthetic and secret camera approach of music video director Jonathan Glazer?  And is ScarJo going down a dangerous path by consenting to on screen nudity?  Stop that sinking feeling that occurs every time you miss a Now Playing exclusive podcast by signing up to be a Patron this May.

Under the Skin {Patron Exclusive Review}

Scarlett Johansson may look like one of Hollywood’s most desirable leading ladies, but Under The Skin she’s a predatory space alien with designs on submerging every bloke in Scotland in a pit of dissolving black ooze.  Will Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie get onboard with the artsy aesthetic and secret camera approach of music video director Jonathan Glazer?  And is ScarJo going down a dangerous path by consenting to on screen nudity?  Stop that sinking feeling that occurs every time you miss a Now Playing exclusive podcast by signing up to be a Patron this May.

Hawkeye

Jeremy Renner cuts his Yuletide New York vacation short after fangirl archer Hailee Steinfeld (Bumblebee) starts wearing his infamous Ronin suit to fight crime in the Disney Plus miniseries Hawkeye. Will the Marvel mercenary make it home for the holidays with only six days to defeat the Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio), new Black Widow Florence Pugh, a one-legged, deaf martial artist, and her entire Tracksuit Mafia?  And why does wife Linda Cardellini want her old Rolex wrapped up and under the tree so badly?  It’s Christmas in May when you Listen Now! 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty {Patron Exclusive Review}

Ben Stiller is best known as the pratfalling star of broad comedies like Meet The Parents, but his Secret Life ambition is to be an A-list director of Oscar bait like the 2013 Walter Mitty remake. Danny Kaye’s daydreamer of yesteryear is now a dweeb in the basement of Life Magazine, who locates his inner daredevil when he’s tasked with traveling the globe to find a misplaced photo negative. Don’t try to imagine how Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob will experience Stiller’s big artistic gambit. Take the leap of becoming a Now Playing Patron, and hear it all for yourself this April.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty {For Annual Subscribers}

Ben Stiller is best known as the pratfalling star of broad comedies like Meet The Parents, but his Secret Life ambition is to be an A-list director of Oscar bait like the 2013 Walter Mitty remake. Danny Kaye’s daydreamer of yesteryear is now a dweeb in the basement of Life Magazine, who locates his inner daredevil when he’s tasked with traveling the globe to find a misplaced photo negative. Don’t try to imagine how Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob will experience Stiller’s big artistic gambit. Take the leap of becoming a Now Playing Patron, and hear it all for yourself this April.

 

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Is The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent driving Nicolas Cage into a booze-fueled early retirement (or did he just make too many embarrassing flops)? Now the Oscar winner has to accept a humiliating offer to host a lavish birthday party for fanboy cartel leader Pedro Pascal.  Will those “nouveau shamanic” acting techniques be of any help to Agent Tiffany Haddish when the CIA needs Cage to play spy and free a kidnapped politician’s daughter held at a Mallorca compound? Listen Now as Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie face off with Nic’s latest crazy comedy.     

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