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Three playful movie reviewers break down a variety of film franchises by dedicating a podcast to every single sequel, reboot, and spin-off in a series. In-depth conversations cover production history, literary sources, gossip, merchandising, and personal opinion with humor and critical insight. No cinematic universe is too obscure or sacred! Over 1,200 reviews at http://nowplayingpodcast.com
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Patron Exclusive Review
Jim Carrey tries to get over a bad breakup by scrubbing eccentric ex-girlfriend Kate Winslet from his memory in the sci-fi romance Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. But will he regret his rash Valentine’s Day decision once clumsy technicians Mark Ruffalo and Elijah Wood get inside his head, and force him to revisit all the bittersweet moments of the volatile love affair? And what dark secrets about the procedure (and Kirsten Dunst) come to light once creator Tom Wilkinson gets called in? Donate for another unforgettable Patron podcast this February.
Son of Dracula
The Big Slurp
Lon Chaney Jr. knew the pressures of living up to an iconic father’s legacy even before he agreed to be the Son of Dracula in 1943. Can the second generation horror star pioneer another classic Universal Monster without donning the extensive movie make-up that made him such a convincing Wolf Man? And did his Count Alucard overestimate the influence vampires have on women when he accepted the invitation of a scheming occultist to her New Orleans plantation? Find out how backwards this second Dracula sequel really is when you Listen Now.
About Schmidt - Patron Exclusive Review
Jack Nicholson spent his acting career railing against the system, so it’s weird to see the movie icon receive the last of his 12 Oscar nominations playing a reserved insurance agent silently suffering the indignities of old age. Will retirement free the suit to leave behind a disappointing marriage, and find his voice out on the open road? And what happens when his RV reaches its final destination, and Jack has the chance to stop his daughter from marrying a foolish waterbed salesman? You’ll learn all About Schmidt when you become a Now Playing Patron this January.
Daddy’s Little Ghoul
Bela Lugosi is dead, but Countess Marya Zeleska is ready to don her father’s cape and step into the spotlight as the next Universal Monster, Dracula’s Daughter. Will her habit of leaving holes in the necks of women wandering alone in the London fog ring as familiar to incarcerated vampire hunter Professor Von Helsing? And can an obsessed psychiatrist put this undead pariah through conversion therapy using a funky hypnosis machine before she puts him inside a Transylvanian casket. Find out if this sequel has bite when you listen to the latest podcast.
The Original Pain in the Neck
Dracula became the premier Universal Monster in 1931 when he leapt from the Broadway stage onto film screens for the first official adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel. Can star Bela Lugosi still mesmerize with that piercing stare of his? Or is hearing that thick Hungarian accent what gave the shivers to folks new to talking pictures? And did Carlos Villarias prove how bite-lingual this vampire can be in the concurrently shot Spanish version of the story? Learn if Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie send this ancient horror back to rest in the earth in which it was buried. Listen Now!
Soylent Green - A Podcast Preview
Where’s the beef?
Charlton Heston got his damned dirty paws on the 1966 sci-fi novel Make Room! Make Room! and turned it into Soylent Green, his third foray into cinematic dystopia. Is it easier to swallow a future where New York City is overrun by talking monkeys or albino vampires rather than believe it could survive without a decent restaurant? How much more will rents go up when apartments come furnished with high class call girls? And are old folks like Edward G Robinson buying the farm, or providing the livestock? Find out when you sink your teeth into this Gold Level podcast.
If you want a podcast that will point out all the details, explain everything you were confused about, and to give great reviews and comments about some of your favourite movies then this would be a great podcast for you. I’ve listened to these for years but was a little late to the party. Makes a great entertainment while running or working. I used to talk to myself a lot since I work alone but this was a great solution.
My favorite film podcast
I've been a listener of Now Playing Podcast since 2014. I came across them at random after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy in the theater. I didn't immediately love the show, but I did love their format for the discussion and I thought they had a good conversation. So I checked out some of their other shows over the next year or so, and now 7 years later I've watched hundreds of films just so I can listen to more of their shows, and I actively watch along with their selections, even on franchises I had no interest in, or have to suffer through because there are so many bad entries. Their coverage is so entertaining, it makes watching terrible movies worth it.
They cover an extremely wide variety of films, balancing mainstream hollywood hits, classics of various genres, as well as looking at some obscure oddities. Their patreon feed has opened the doors from their limitation of mainly covering franchises, meaning that their film selection is actually now at the best it's ever been. Highly highly endorse this podcast.
if you want a well-researched but mostly-lighthearted critique of popular film franchises, this should be your goto.