An *AD FREE* movie review podcast that traverses the stream of Hollywood sequels, reboots, and franchises by reviewing every installment in a series, start to finish.
The Haunting (1999)
Producer Steven Spielberg and director Jan DeBont (Speed) poured a lot of time and money into remodeling Shirley Jackson's classic ghost story into the much reviled 1999 remake of The Haunting. Long before she played clapping games with Ed and Lorraine Warren, Lili Taylor was conjuring bad spirits during her stay at a mansion where hundreds of child laborers perished. Do we need Liam Neeson’s science experiments to know there’s nothing scary going on? Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart are here to clean house with a brand new podcast. Listen Now!
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Could the next Legend of the Marvel Cinematic Universe be an unassuming San Francisco parking valet who prefers late night karaoke to taking down his father's infamous Ten Rings terrorist cell? Martial artist Shang Chi is ready to answer the call for a modern Asian American superhero. But do comedienne Awkwafina, Crouching Tiger star Michelle Yeoh, and the Man Who Would Be The Mandarin (aka Ben Kingsley) offer enough protection for a magical gated community besieged by soul-sucking serpents? Hop aboard the Now Playing bus to find out!
Candyman (2021) - A Podcast Preview
Who can take a franchise, sprinkle it with dew, and get whole new generations buzzing about a gutted corpse or two? Executive producer Jordan Peele can, because he mixes love for a 1992 Tony Todd slasher with the inflammatory racial politics of Get Out and Us. Is it performance art or possession that drives a desperate Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) to strap on the iconic hook and paint the gentrified Cabrini-Green neighborhood red in 2019? You can summon the thoughts of the Now Playing hosts anytime you want when you Donate for Candyman today!
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The Haunting (1963)
Paranormal investigators engineer a blind date between a homeless wallflower and the noisy poltergeists of Hill House in The Haunting - the original 1963 movie adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic ghost story. Director Robert Wise took a break between his Oscar-winning musicals West Side Story and The Sound of Music to craft one of the most beloved haunted house movies of all time! But will modern audiences find the rooms too old-fashioned and musty to spend time in now? Join Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie as they unpack a classic.
Straw Dogs (2011)
40 years after nerdy Dustin Hoffman made his stand on foreign soil, preppy screenwriter James Marden borrows those iconic cracked spectacles so he can spar with some backwoods football jocks he calls Straw Dogs. Can new director Rod Lurie replicate the original film’s signature brand of cruelty in small town Mississippi? And will disgruntled wife Kate Bosworth stick with her Superman Returns co-star, or surrender to the redneck charms of Alexander Skarsgaard (True Blood)? Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie are locked, loaded, and ready for the 2011 reboot. Listen Now!
The Strangers -- A Podcast Preview
Lock the doors, bar the windows, and strap on a pair of headphones! Now Playing is prepping a retrospective of recent Home Invasion Classics, starting with the original 2008 shocker The Strangers. Why do three masked pranksters spend the night terrorizing a couple in a remote woodland cottage? And can Liv Tyler (Armageddon) and Scott Speedman (Underworld) appease their unwanted house guests before they become another crime statistic? Invite Stuart, Arnie, Jakob, and a whole lot of fun into your life when you donate for Fall's Silver Level Series.
Gave me another level to live movies on
Listening to this podcast started as me having fun hearing people talk about movies I love (marvel, Star Wars, etc.). But it’s given me so much knowledge and background that I have been able to enjoy movies, even old classics, in a new way. Love this podcast!! Wish there were more each week. Thank Jacob, Arnie, Stuart, Brock, Margire (I know I misspelled that badly), and Jason!!!!
Love this podcast!
Thank you guys so much for this series. I always enjoy the reviews and analysis of each release. Like my former “go-to” for reviews, the late great Mr. Ebert, even if I don’t have an interest in the movie I find myself immersed in the discussion between the different personalities and views on the show. Thank you guys again. Greatly appreciated.
The BEST movie podcast, please and thank you
Now Playing (movie review podcast) reviews the best, sounds the best, IS the best, hands down. Engaging dialogue, thoughtful commentary and so much fun! These guys provide the soundtrack to my days and I am so grateful.