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The Fate Of The Furious – Early Release for Patrons

This podcast will be released for everyone on Tuesday, April 25th. For our Patrons of $25 or more this is being released early.   For several films where Vin Diesel’s Dominic…

Star Wars Collecting Sites Join Forces for Star Wars Celebration Patch Giveaway

Star Wars Collecting Fan Sites and Podcasts have again combined Forces at 2017’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando! Visit the Celebration Collecting Track Social Lounge (Room W305) to meet  the faces…

Episode 27: Variations on Relations

On Friday, March 24, 1989 in Twin Peaks, WA: Windom Earle throws a party, and his guest is a metalhead played by Ted Raimi! Earle is evil, but who will…

Now Peaking Episode 26: On the Wings of Love – For Annual Subscribers

Now Peaking Episode 26: On the Wings of Love – For Annual Subscribers

On Thursday, March 23, 1989 in Twin Peaks, WA: Gordon Cole (David Lynch) is back in town to get everyone back on track. Cooper gets his badge, Gordon gets Shelly,…

Episode 26: On the Wings of Love

On Thursday, March 23, 1989 in Twin Peaks, WA: Gordon Cole (David Lynch) is back in town to get everyone back on track. Cooper gets his badge, Gordon gets Shelly,…

Episode 23: Slaves and Masters – For Subscribers

On Monday, March 20, 1989 in Twin Peaks, WA: Shelly returns to waitressing at the RR Cafe. Eckhardt continues to tighten his grip on Josie. And the mysterious Windom Earle…

Now Peaking Episode 22: Double Play – For Annual Subscribers

Now Peaking Episode 22: Double Play – For Annual Subscribers

On Sunday, March 19, 1989 in Twin Peaks, WA: Windom Earle took his first life, and pawn, in his chess game with Cooper. How does this tie to the death…

Episode 21: Checkmate – For Subscribers

On Saturday, March 18, 1989 in Twin Peaks, WA: Major Briggs returned from his mysterious encounter in the woods. He keeps talking about the White Lodge. What clues does this…

Episode 21: Checkmate

On Saturday, March 18, 1989 in Twin Peaks, WA: Major Briggs returned from his mysterious encounter in the woods. He keeps talking about the White Lodge. What clues does this…

Now Peaking Episode 19: Masked Ball – For Annual Subscribers

Now Peaking Episode 19: Masked Ball – For Annual Subscribers

On Thursday, March 16, 1989 in Twin Peaks, WA: Doug Milford, brother of Mayor Dwayne Milford, is getting married to a woman young enough to be his great-granddaughter. Meanwhile, Dick…

Wild at Heart

David Lynch was hitting a career peak in 1990. First, his show Twin Peaks became a national obsession.  Then his new film Wild at Heart won the Palme d’Or at the…

Books & Nachos Review: Twin Peaks: Diane – Twin Peaks Tapes of Agent Cooper by Scott Frost

As Twin Peaks‘ second season began the merchandise machine was gaining speed.  First came Jennifer Lynch’s Secret Diary of Laura Palmer.  Hot on its heels came “Diane…” – The Twin Peaks Tapes of…

Books & Nachos Review: Twin Peaks: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

In the summer of 1990 everybody was discussing Twin Peaks – the television phenomenon that kept people in suspense during their season break. Tidbits were teased to fans, including that in Season…

Logan

For eighteen years Hugh Jackman has played Logan – the popular X-Men hero also known as Wolverine. His first appearance in 2000’s X-Men helped launch the modern age of cinematic superheros.…

Silver Bullet

In the 1970s Stephen King gave his version of a vampire tale with ‘Salem’s Lot.  In the ’80s he wrote another classic horror monster story. The novella was called “The…

On Oscar eve, Now Playing Podcast hosts name their Best Picture picks

Oscar nominations aren't everything. The Now Playing Podcast hosts made some Best Picture picks that you should check out. …

John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick thought he’d left his killer lifestyle behind. After avenging his beloved pet he was ready to literally bury his past…but the underworld is not yet done with him.…

Blue Velvet – early release for Patrons

Baby wants Blue Velvet…early?  This is an exclusive early release for Now Playing patrons of $25 or more. This show will be released for everyone on Tuesday, Feb 21.  You…

John Wick

John Wick exploded out of nowhere. This film was announced in September, 2014 for release just a few weeks later. And thanks to the star power of Keanu Reeves, a strong…

John Wick – Early Release for Patrons

This podcast will be released for everyone on Tuesday, February 7th. For our Patrons of $25 or more this is being released early.   John Wick exploded out of nowhere. This…

Why ‘Jason Takes Manhattan’ was Now Playing Podcast’s toughest show

On the eighth anniversary of the Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan review, host Arnie Carvalho reflects on the behind-the-scenes craziness that listeners never heard on the air.…

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Can Alice defeat the big boss and give the "Resident Evil" series a fitting ending--or do our hosts just want to hit the "reset" button and start the game over?…

Now Playing Podcast Q&A: ‘Twin Peaking,’ Podbean, and More

The launch of Now Playing Podcast’s Podbean support page has given listeners something many have been demanding for years: access to the show’s celebrated bonus episodes, which had previously been…

Marvel Presents “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet” Featuring “Born A Snake” by P.O.S

​ MARVEL COMICS PROUDLY PRESENTS “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet – PART nine” FEATURING “Born A Snake” by P.O.S   Innovative Marvel Video Series Bridges Marvel Comics with…

An Assassin Comes to Vegas – Your First Look at ELEKTRA #1!

An Assassin Comes to Vegas – Your First Look at ELEKTRA #1! New York, NY—January 25th, 2016 — Sin City has a new player as Marvel’s deadly assassin heads for…

Deadpool, Disney, and Teen Titans in Upcoming Monogram International Blind Bagged Key Chains

Monogram International continues its blind-bagged key chain collections in 2017.   Scheduled for release are Lilo & Stitch, Invader Zim, and Teen Titans Go! Collections. Plus there will be continuing series…

Vestron’s Wishmaster Collection Arrives on Blu-ray 3/28

Street Date: 03/28/17 Blu-ray™ SRP: $49.99   ​    Your wish has come true with the Vestron Video Collector’s Series upcoming release of the Wishmaster Collection, a must-have for cult classic…

Arcana and Shout! Factory announce HP LOVECRAFT AND THE UNDERSEA KINGDOM

Pop Culture Icons Mark Hamill, Jeffrey Combs, Christopher Plummer and Doug Bradley Lead All-Star Voice Cast for the Next Installment of Howard Lovecraft Animated Film Series Vancouver, B.C. and Los…

Wilson Fisk Builds His New Empire in KINGPIN #1!

Wilson Fisk Builds His New Empire in KINGPIN #1! New York, NY—January 12th, 2017 — They say that every villain is the hero of their own story. Yes, Wilson Fisk…

MARVEL COMICS ANNOUNCES “THE DEFENDERS” BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS AND DAVID MARQUEZ

    MARVEL COMICS ANNOUNCES THE DEFENDERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS AND DAVID MARQUEZ All-New Marvel Comic Series Teams-up Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist New York, NY—January…

Superstar Artist Francesco Francavilla Covers MONSTERS UNLEASHED!

​ Superstar Artist Francesco Francavilla Covers MONSTERS UNLEASHED! Special Monster Movie Poster Variants Coming to Each Issue New York, NY—January 12th, 2016 — Next week…monsters invade the Marvel Universe! And…

A Sith Unleashed in Your First Look at STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL #1!

    A Sith Unleashed in Your First Look at STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL #1! On Sale February 1st!   New York, NY – January 9th, 2016 – This February,…

BEN REILLY: THE SCARLET SPIDER Returns For All-New Series!

    BEN REILLY: THE SCARLET SPIDER Returns For All-New Series! The Fan-Favorite Character Goes Solo in April   New York, NY—January 9th, 2017 — This April, one of the…

MARVEL LAUNCHES THE SOPHOMORE YEAR OF “MARVEL 101”

    MARVEL LAUNCHES THE SOPHOMORE YEAR OF “MARVEL 101” Original Marvel video series presents exciting short-form educational tour of the Marvel Universe with a concentration on Marvel’s MONSTERS UNLEASHED…

A New Era Begins for the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!

    A New Era Begins for the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!   New York, NY—January 10th, 2017 — This summer, your favorite ragtag group of spacefaring heroes are blasting…

MARVEL STUDIOS DOCTOR STRANGE on Digital HD Feb. 14 and Blu-ray Feb. 28

BRING HOME THE MYSTIFYING, MIND-BENDING JOURNEY   MARVEL STUDIOS’ “DOCTOR STRANGE”   on Digital HD Feb. 14 and Blu-ray™ Feb. 28   Own the critically acclaimed blockbuster with 80+ minutes…

Now Playing Opens the Vault for 10th Anniversary

As Now Playing Podcast enters its 10th year, we are opening the vault in a brand new way, through our Podbean Hosting Site. …

The 10 Best Movies of the Year (and the 1 Worst)

Beyond Re-Animator – Donation Bonus

Like one of Herbert West’s patients, the Re-Animator series often seems dead and lifeless, but then it springs back up ready for mayhem. Such is the case with Beyond Re-Animator, the…

FOREST WHITAKER TO APPEAR IN SEASON 3 OF ‘STAR WARS REBELS’

    FOREST WHITAKER TO APPEAR IN SEASON 3 OF ‘STAR WARS REBELS‘   Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker, who stars as Rebel freedom fighter Saw Gerrera in “Rogue One:…

Bride of Re-Animator – for Annual Subscribers

Jeffrey Combs is back to raise the dead again in Bride of Re-Animator. His character Dr. Herbert West, along with several supporting characters, returned to Arkham for this body-bending sequel.…

[FINALE TRAILER] ‘BATMAN – The Telltale Series’ Season Finale Arrives This Week

  . ‘BATMAN – The Telltale Series’ Season Finale Trailer Sets Stage for Final Showdown     Season Finale Available Starting Tuesday Dec 13th; Episode One Currently Free on Steam  …

Hot Toys is SNEAKY with their very limited new Iron Man figure!

  With its built-in cloaking system, the Mark XV “Sneaky” armor is among the most unique armors in Tony Stark’s “House Party Protocol” in Iron Man 3. Today Sideshow has…

Kristy Swanson Signed Our ‘Deadly Friend’ DVD and You Could Win It!

Kristy Swanson proved she's also a friend of Now Playing Podcast by signing our "Deadly Friend" DVD at Days of the Dead Chicago, and now it could be yours!…

The Fly (1986) – for Annual Subscribers

It’s rare for a remake to eclipse the original’s popularity. However, David Cronenberg’s reimagining of The Fly has done that. When people think of The Fly they are more likely to think…

Blair Witch Arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand on January 3

You heard Now Playing Podcast’s review of the film, now you can pre-order it on Blu-ray!   There’s Something Evil Hiding in These Woods     The Sequel to the…

Chopping Mall – Donation Bonus

In the ’80s every teen wanted to hang out at the mall, often getting into trouble. But when a group of employees decide to party in the mall after hours…

Original Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Ghostbusters Production Materials to be Auctioned

Prop Store – one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies is to hold an exclusive online auction of puppets, models, artwork and production materials from the career…

Go Rogue! Order Your Star Wars Rogue One Toys Online Now!

Why go out late on a work/school night, stand in the cold, and brave the crowds only to be met by disappointment when the guy in front of you takes…

Dark Horse Comics Announces ANGEL Season 11!

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (September 26, 2016)—Buffy’s first love will receive a solo series and a “re-vamped” creative team in Angel Season 11. Corinna Bechko (Lara Croft, Star Wars: Legacy II) writes…

NYCC Update – Dark Horse Announces Programming Schedule

  Dark Horse Comics will be at New York Comic Con 2016 in Booth 1636. They have announced both their signing and their panel schedules for the convention. All creators…

Hasbro Announces Star Wars Rogue One Exclusive Toys for 2016

Hasbro’s new Star Wars toys, tying into the new movie Rogue One, will hit store shelves on Sep 30th.  Today Hasbro announced what exclusive toys will be released the 30th or…

Oh Yeah, Now Playing Podcast Reviewed ‘Ferris Bueller’s’ 30th Anniversary Soundtrack

Now Playing Podcast talks with the producers of the official 30th anniversary "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" soundtrack. …

The Fly (1958) – for Annual Subscribers

From the pages of Playboy magazine sprung a horror classic–The Fly!  In 1958 this sci-fi fright film scared audience members while also scaring up big money for the studio, all…

The Fly (1958) – Donation Bonus

From the pages of Playboy magazine sprung a horror classic–The Fly!  In 1958 this sci-fi fright film scared audience members while also scaring up big money for the studio, all…

Pre-Order Marvel Exclusives! One:12 Shadowland Daredevil and Sideshow’s Wolverine/Hulk Maquette plus X-Men Legends

A couple exclusive Marvel collectibles have gone up for order in the past couple das, and collectors should act fast if they want these items! First, from Mezco’s One:12 line…

Demons 2 – Donation Bonus

This sequel to Lamberto Bava’s Demons follows a group of new people on the run from these possessed undead.  It may not follow up in story but it keeps the spirit…

Demons – for Annual Subscribers

A free ticket to the movies means death for a group of unwitting victims. That is the plot of the Italian horror film Demons! Produced by Dario Argento, this series…

Amazon puts Star Wars: Rogue One figures up for pre-order

Didn’t expect this today! Amazon.com has put up for order a ton of new Hasbro figure for Rogue one!  Plus other new figures that will be shipping around this new…

NOW LIVE – Hasbro’s SDCC 2016 Exclusive Toys

Up for order right now are Hasbro’s 2016 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive toys! If you want them, read the rest of this article later.  Go now to Hasbro’s order page and…

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Exclusives – Iron Man Mark VII Sub Zero and Iron Man Mark VI Die Cast

Hot Toys has added 2 more Iron Man figures to their roster today–but they may not stick around for long! First is the Iron Man Mark VII Sub Zero armor.…

Ghostbusters (2016) – for Annual Subscribers

It’s been almost 30 years since the Ghostbusters took control, and despite repeated attempts the closest we got to a Ghostbusters 3 was the 2009 Atari video game. But finally…

Samsung Partners with Warner Bros. Pictures for Suicide Squad VR Experience – Premiering at SDCC

Today, Samsung announced its partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures to bring exclusive virtual reality (VR) content and experiences to fans of the highly anticipated film Suicide Squad. The VR content,…

Gentle Giant Daredevil Jumbo Figure Cancelled? Is This Line in Trouble?

Has Gentle Giant’s Jumbo Daredevil figure been cancelled?  It sure seems that way. Their 12-inch Daredevil figure was announced in October, 2015.  I immediately pre-ordered from Big Bad Toy Store,…

Don’t Pick Up the Phone — Stephen King’s CELL coming to video Sep 27

Stephen King had never tackled zombie tales before Cell, his 2006 novel.  Now that story comes to the screen — and to your home on DVD and Blu-ray. Cell stars John Cusack…

Dark Horse publishes collection of Kristen Gudsnuk’s “Henchgirl”

HENCHGIRL, THE VILLAIN WITH A HEART OF GOLD Dark Horse publishes collection of Kristen Gudsnuk’s “Henchgirl”   MILWAUKIE, Ore., July 12, 2016 — Dark Horse is excited to announce the…

Ghostbusters (1984) – for Annual Subscribers

You know the song. You know the cartoon. You know the film — Ghostbusters! This 1984 horror-comedy from the makers of Caddyshack and Meatballs defied all expectations. Not only did this film break…

Ghostbusters (1984) – Donation Bonus

You know the song. You know the cartoon. You know the film — Ghostbusters! This 1984 horror-comedy from the makers of Caddyshack and Meatballs defied all expectations. Not only did this film break…

A New Voice Joins Now Playing Podcast

Now Playing Podcast is getting a new host; one whose voice will sound familiar to longtime Venganza Media listeners. Justin Kozisek, a host and contributor to Marvelicious Toys and Star…

CIVIL WAR: Choose your side – VOD on 9/2 or Blu-Ray on 9/13!

Captain America: Civil War comes home! Video on Demand Sep 2, Blu-Ray Sep 13! The year’s best action film, Captain America: Civil War has a release date set. The question is:…

Pre-Order Alert: Mezco SDCC Exclusive Captain America One:12 Collective Figure

  Mezco’s SDCC 2016 exclusives are up for pre-order now! In addition to a Dawn of Justice Armored Batman and a plush Thundercats Snarf, they have their Classic Captain America…

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Scarlet Witch MMS – Civil War Version

  “I can’t control their fear. Only my own.”  Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War has been critically acclaimed and enjoyed by audience around the world since its release! As the…

Invaders From Mars (1986) – Donation Bonus

In 1986 the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist teamed up with the screenwriter of Alien and Return of the Living Dead to make a…children’s sci-fi film! That project was Invaders…

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Yoda from Empire Strikes Back

If want him you do. Pre-order you must. In the history of Star  Wars Action News there have been a number of hot high-end collectibles. But in my over 10…

Monogram International’s Harry Potter Exclusives Cast a Spell on SDCC

San Diego Comic-Con International is about 2 months away, and Monogram International is starting the party now! The collectible company has revealed two sets of Harry Potter themed exclusives they will…

Pre-Order Alert: Black Panter CIVIL WAR Statue by Iron Studios

  Sideshow Collectibles is now distributing statues for a new company — Iron Studios.  And today they put up for pre-order a quarter-scale statue of Black Panther, as seen in…

Pre-Order Alert: Sideshow Collectibles Exclusive First Order Stormtrooper Premium Format Statue

Attention troop builders and first order fans, Sideshow Collectibles has just put up for pre-order their Premium Format First Order Stormtrooper statue This screen accurate collectible features the sleekly designed…

Critters – for Annual Subscribers

First came Ghoulies. Then came Gremlins. Then Troll. But can any of them stand up to Critters–the omnivorous killer space poofs? These alien fugitives landed in Kansas, and began to…

Critters – Donation Bonus

First came Ghoulies. Then came Gremlins. Then Troll. But can any of them stand up to Critters–the omnivorous killer space poofs? These alien fugitives landed in Kansas, and began to…

Men in Black 3 – Donation Bonus

After Men in Black II it seems audiences had been neuralized, the film franchise mostly forgotten. Indeed, Will Smith took a four year hiatus, while Barry Sonnenfeld only directed the…

Ranking The Avengers Movies Before CIVIL WAR

Captain America: Civil War is released in theaters today. This first film in “Phase 3” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a huge character roster.  Its spotlight scene in trailers and…

Men in Black II – for Annual Subscribers

In 2002 Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones returned to save the world…again! With the stars back, much of the supporting cast, and Barry Sonnenfeld again directing, it seemed like…

Men in Black II – Donation Bonus

In 2002 Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones returned to save the world…again! With the stars back, much of the supporting cast, and Barry Sonnenfeld again directing, it seemed like…

Men in Black – for Annual Subscribers

In 1996 Will Smith saved Earth from aliens in Independence Day. In 1997 he was back at it, donning his suit and shades to be one of the Men in…

Men in Black – Donation Bonus

After Men in Black II it seems audiences had been neuralized, the film franchise mostly forgotten. Indeed, Will Smith took a four year hiatus, while Barry Sonnenfeld only directed the…

Making Contact – for Annual Subscribers

A boy discovers his closet is a gateway to the afterlife, and ends up tormented by a puppet. No, this isn’t Poltergeist…but it wants to be! It’s MAKING CONTACT, Roland…

Making Contact – Donation Bonus

A boy discovers his closet is a gateway to the afterlife, and ends up tormented by a puppet. No, this isn’t Poltergeist…but it wants to be! It’s MAKING CONTACT, Roland…

Star Wars Action News Ep 474: We’re Down To buy Figuarts!

  Star Wars action figure collectors have a wealth of options. Whereas once we had only Kenner/Hasbro action figures, these days there are options in every scale and price point.…

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Die Cast Iron Man Mk 46 from Civil War

“You just started a war!” Today, #TeamIronMan gets love from Hot Toys.  Up for pre-order now is the 1/6th scale collectible figure of Tony Stark’s new Iron Man armor –…

UPDATE: Hot Toys MOVIE PROMO Captain America on WAITLIST!

UPDATE:  The Movie Promo Captain America is now on Wait List, less than 48 hours after going up for order.  If you want this figure, the best chance is to…

In Memory of Erik Bauersfeld

2016 is turning into a terrible year in terms of the passing of some celebrity icons but for me, as sad as the losses of Bowie and Rickman were, it’s…

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Ant-Man from Captain America: Civil War #TeamCap

  With the Marvel Cinematic Universe being divided over the rising concern of collateral damage caused by the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, fans will finally witness the epic…

Eisner Award Nominee Tom Beland Producing Original Art for Now Playing Movie Review Book Underrated Movies We Recommend

Eisner Award Nominee Tom Beland Producing Original Art for Now Playing Movie Review Book <i>Underrated Movies We Recommend</i>

Venganza Media is adding another star contributor to its Kickstarter-funded publishing project, teaming with artist and author Tom Beland to produce original, exclusive artwork for Underrated Movies We Recommend. In…

Now Playing Podcast to Deliver Summer of Sci-fi

Now Playing Podcast's Spring 2016 Donation Series will feature two highly requested comedy franchises along with a motley crew of cult classics from the summer of 1986. …

Win THE FORCE AWAKENS on Digital from Star Wars Action News and Vudu!

The Star Wars Action News Podcast and Vudu have teamed up to give away 5 Digital copies of The Force Awakens! These copies will be given out one per day,…

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Falcon from Civil War!

  In the epic blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be divided when fans’ favorite heroes are taking two different sides when the government is becoming…

The March Marvel Madness Sweet 16 Are Chosen!

The Sweet 16 Heroes of March Marvel Madness have been selected! The competition started March 15. Each day two pairs of heroes were plucked from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and…

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys’ Hawkeye #TeamCap

  Following the release of the latest trailer of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, fans around the world are getting more and more excited for this epic battle between their…

March Marvel Madness Will Prove Which Hero is Mightiest

Since the dawn of heroes, fans worldwide have speculated about who would win a head-to-head match… “Captain America would win a fight with Daredevil!” “Hulk would win a fight with…

Pre-Order Alert: Mezco’s One:12 Captain America (Spider-Man, Deadpool, and Red Skull Announced)

  There was no contest.  Marvelicious Toys’ winner of “Best in Show” for the 2016 Toy Fair International was Mezco and their One:12 line of highly articulated 1/12th scale action…

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