Hollywood's biggest directors and actors have always been drawn to the dark and paranoid science fiction of author Philip K Dick, from Ridley Scott's Blade Runner to Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall to the upcoming Matt Damon film The Adjustment Bureau. Join Now Playing as Brock, Jakob, and Stuart delve into the mind of this imaginative writer and evaluate each big screen adaptation of his books and short stories.
The Incredibles -- A Now Playing Bonus Review
Pixar films including Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and Finding Nemo, had been smash hits. But could this success that worked on toys, fish, bugs, and beasts, work for a movie starring a roster of human characters? That was the risk they took with The Incredibles -- Pixar's first superhero film. The gamble worked and Pixar had another hit, but how does this film hold up more than 10 years later? Join Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob to find out!
Join us at NowPlayingPodcast.com for our Fast and Furious Retrospective Series!
The Fast and Furious franchise started off as low budget racing films, but has risen to be one of Hollywood's most bankable action franchises. In anticipation of the upcoming Furious Seven, Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob are living their life one quarter mile at a time and reviewing each film in this series!
The Adjustment Bureau
Potential New York senator Matt Damon finds more than paparazzi on his tail when attempts to date ballerina Emily Blunt disrupt the predestined order of the universe, and draw out a cosmic cleaning crew of grumpy old men determined to keep them apart. Can these two love birds prove that THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU has a romantic side? Listen in and find out!
Nicolas Cage's movie choices can often be unpredictable, even to a psychic deity like Philip K Dick's The Golden Man. Was playing an omniscient mutant on the run a step in the right direction for the extravagant actor, or will his NEXT move bomb with the Now Playing critics? Listen in and find out!
A Scanner Darkly
Keanu, Wynona, and notorious Hollywood bad boys Woody Harrelson and Robert Downey Jr toon in and drop out in this trippily animated adaptation of Philip K Dick's autobiographical novel concerning chemical addiction in near-future Southern California. Does the Now Playing crew find substance to these druggie doodles or is A SCANNER DARKLY one long, bad trip. Listen in and find out!
Was it all about the PAYCHECK for matinee idol Affleck when he signed on to play a classically conflicted Philip K Dick character piecing together memories of a top secret assignment he completed before having his memory wiped? Or will he learn from past film flubs to forge a better future with director John Woo and botanist babe Uma Thurman? Listen in and find out!
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This podcast is proof anybody can make a podcast but not everyone should. It tries to be insightful but just comes across as arrogant. The attempts to make connections with the original books demonstrate a lack of understanding of Philip K Dick and the worlds he created. I tried to like these podcast but couldn't get past the snootiness and lack of depth of knowledge.
I'm sure this is a worthwhile podcast if you can get past the horrible 'radio' voices of the hosts. I applaud their efforts but if you've ever wanted a headache, give this fifteen minutes. One of the hosts is a dead ringer for Chris from FAMILY GUY. I'm not joking.