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Transformers: The Last Knight

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise. To commemorate, Paramount and Bay have released the fifth movie in the series: The Last Knight. And this seems to be Bay’s…

Now Peaking Episode 37: There’s a body all right – For Annual Subscribers

Now Peaking Episode 37: There’s a body all right  – For Annual Subscribers

  25 years after Leland Palmer was arrested for the murder of Jaques Renault the Twin Peaks police department find new evidence connected to the case. Will the town ever…

Episode 37: There’s a body all right – For Subscribers

25 years after Leland Palmer was arrested for the murder of Jaques Renault the Twin Peaks police department find new evidence connected to the case. Will the town ever escape…

Episode 37: There’s a body all right

25 years after Leland Palmer was arrested for the murder of Jaques Renault the Twin Peaks police department find new evidence connected to the case. Will the town ever escape…

Bad Boys 2

Bad Boys exploded in 1995. The career surge it caused for both stars Smith and Lawrence, as well as for director Bay, meant an eight-year wait for the sequel. In 2003…

Now Peaking Episode 36: Don’t Die. – For Annual Subscribers

Now Peaking Episode 36: Don’t Die. – For Annual Subscribers

25 years after FBI Agent Dale Cooper disappeared into the Black Lodge, his oft-mentioned, never-seen assistant Diane appears on screen. Can she provide the insight to diagnose the jail-bound Mr.…

Episode 36: Don’t die

25 years after FBI Agent Dale Cooper disappeared into the Black Lodge, his oft-mentioned, never-seen assistant Diane appears on screen. Can she provide the insight to diagnose the jail-bound Mr.…

Coherence – Patron Exclusive Review

A group of friends come together for a casual dinner, but when the power goes out is everyone who they seem to be? Have they been drugged? Is it in…

Episode 36: Don’t die – For Subscribers

25 years after FBI Agent Dale Cooper disappeared into the Black Lodge, his oft-mentioned, never-seen assistant Diane appears on screen. Can she provide the insight to diagnose the jail-bound Mr.…

Coherence – for Annual Subscribers

A group of friends come together for a casual dinner, but when the power goes out is everyone who they seem to be? Have they been drugged? Is it in…

Bad Boys

In 1995 Will Smith was a sitcom star with a rap career. Martin Lawrence was host of HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, and his own show Martin where he would cross-dress to play Sheneneh.…

Bad Boys – Early Release for Patrons

In 1995 Will Smith was a sitcom star with a rap career. Martin Lawrence was host of HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, and his own show Martin where he would cross-dress to play Sheneneh.…

Now Playing’s Alien Retrospective Series Preview

This summer Ridley Scott returned to his Alien franchise for the third time with the thriller COVENANT. Arnie, Stuart, and Brock reviewed this film, continuing the Alien Review Series they…

Wonder Woman (1975) Bonus Episode: Soundtrack Interview with Neil S. Bulk

Fans of the 1975 Wonder Woman series have to be excited for the Wonder-ful release from La La Land records: The Wonder Woman 3-CD set. This release has music cues…

Now Peaking Episode 35: Case files. – For Annual Subscribers

Now Peaking Episode 35: Case files. – For Annual Subscribers

25 years after BOB vacated the body of Leland Palmer, Dougie Jones vacated his bladder.  That’s right, Dale Cooper is still stuck in Dougie mode, trying to make his way…

Episode 35: Case files. – For Subscribers

25 years after BOB vacated the body of Leland Palmer, Dougie Jones vacated his bladder.  That’s right, Dale Cooper is still stuck in Dougie mode, trying to make his way…

Episode 35: Case files.

25 years after BOB vacated the body of Leland Palmer, Dougie Jones vacated his bladder.  That’s right, Dale Cooper is still stuck in Dougie mode, trying to make his way…

DC Comics Offers Dedicated Shop for Wonder Woman Fans

  Wonder Woman beat every box office prediction and broke opening weekend records. Its second weekend is expected to continue the trend as it buries The Mummy tomorrow. But after you’ve seen…

Wonder Woman (2017)

Sometimes a movie becomes something more than a film–it becomes a movement. That seems to be the case with Wonder Woman. It has become celebrated as not only a great…

Now Peaking Episode 34: …brings back some memories. – For Annual Subscribers

Now Peaking Episode 34: …brings back some memories.  – For Annual Subscribers

25 years after Laura Palmer’s body was found washed ashore the cops of Twin Peaks are still looking at the evidence. Is there a missing piece that can be provided…

Episode 34: …brings back some memories. – For Subscribers

25 years after Laura Palmer’s body was found washed ashore the cops of Twin Peaks are still looking at the evidence. Is there a missing piece that can be provided…

Episode 34: …brings back some memories.

25 years after Laura Palmer’s body was found washed ashore the cops of Twin Peaks are still looking at the evidence. Is there a missing piece that can be provided…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – A Podcast Preview

There still be some wind left in the sails of the Black Pearl as Captain Jack Sparrow coasted back into theaters last weekend for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – for Annual Subscribers

There still be some wind left in the sails of the Black Pearl as Captain Jack Sparrow coasted back into theaters last weekend for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Patron Podcast

There still be some wind left in the sails of the Black Pearl as Captain Jack Sparrow coasted back into theaters last weekend for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

There still be some wind left in the sails of the Black Pearl as Captain Jack Sparrow coasted back into theaters last weekend for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell…

Episode 33: Call for help.. – For Annual Subscribers

Episode 33: Call for help..  – For Annual Subscribers

At 2:53 p.m. long away from Twin Peaks, it seems BOB’s time on Earth has come to an end, and it’s time for the good Dale Cooper to return.  But…

Episode 33: Call for help. – For Subscribers 

At 2:53 p.m. long away from Twin Peaks, it seems BOB’s time on Earth has come to an end, and it’s time for the good Dale Cooper to return.  But…

Episode 33: Call for help.

At 2:53 p.m. long away from Twin Peaks, it seems BOB’s time on Earth has come to an end, and it’s time for the good Dale Cooper to return.  But…

The New Original Wonder Woman (1975)

Cathy Lee Crosby’s Wonder Woman series didn’t take off. But one year later ABC was ready to try again with The All-New Original Wonder Woman. It was a huge success and…

Now Peaking Episode 32: The stars turn and a time presents itself. – For Annual Subscribers

Now Peaking Episode 32: The stars turn and a time presents itself.  – For Annual Subscribers

25 years after the events in Twin Peaks, WA: Things get even weirder. What connection does “Mr. C” have with Garland Briggs and Phillip Jeffries? And how does an arm…

Episode 32: The stars turn and a time presents itself – For Subscribers

25 years after the events in Twin Peaks, WA: Things get even weirder. What connection does “Mr. C” have with Garland Briggs and Phillip Jeffries? And how does an arm…

Episode 32: The stars turn and a time presents itself.

25 years after the events in Twin Peaks, WA: Things get even weirder. What connection does “Mr. C” have with Garland Briggs and Phillip Jeffries? And how does an arm…

Alien: Covenant – for Annual Subscribers

Five years after the divisive Prometheus original Alien director Ridley Scott has returned to the franchise with its sixth installment Covenant. Fan response to the 2012 film changed Scott’s plan for this…

Alien: Covenant – for Patrons (Limited time release)

Five years after the divisive Prometheus original Alien director Ridley Scott has returned to the franchise with its sixth installment Covenant. Fan response to the 2012 film changed Scott’s plan for this…

Alien: Covenant – Donation Bonus

Five years after the divisive Prometheus original Alien director Ridley Scott has returned to the franchise with its sixth installment Covenant. Fan response to the 2012 film changed Scott’s plan for this…

Hook – for Annual Subscribers

Steven Spielberg enchanted ’80s kids with movies he both produced and directed, including E.T., Goonies, and Gremlins. In 1990 that filmmaker who seemed to never grow up made a family film…

Hook – Patron Exclusive Review

Steven Spielberg enchanted ’80s kids with movies he both produced and directed, including E.T., Goonies, and Gremlins. In 1990 that filmmaker who seemed to never grow up made a family film…

Episode 31: My Log Has a Message for You – For Annual Subscribers

Episode 31: My Log Has a Message for You – For Annual Subscribers

25 years after the events in Twin Peaks, WA: Agent Cooper is still trapped in the black lodge. His evil double “Mr. C.” beats people with abandon. But what does…

Episode 31: My Log Has a Message for You – For Subscribers

25 years after the events in Twin Peaks, WA: Agent Cooper is still trapped in the black lodge. His evil double “Mr. C.” beats people with abandon. But what does…

Episode 31: My Log Has a Message for You

25 years after the events in Twin Peaks, WA: Agent Cooper is still trapped in the black lodge. His evil double “Mr. C.” beats people with abandon. But what does…

Wonder Woman (1974)

When you think of Wonder Woman on ABC in the ’70s no doubt you think of Lynda Carter in her red, white, and blue outfit, spinning through costume changes. But do…

Wonder Woman (1974) – Early Release for Patrons

This podcast will be released for everyone on Tuesday, May 23rd. For our Patrons of $25 or more this is being released early.   When you think of Wonder Woman on ABC…

Twin Peaks: The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost

Before the new season of Twin Peaks started on Showtime, series co-creator Mark Frost wrote a book to tide over anxious fans. That book was The Secret History of Twin Peaks. An in-universe…

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

After four years lost at sea Jack Sparrow returned for 2011’s On Stranger Tides. Gone are many of his compatriots, including  Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner. Also gone is series…

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – for Annual Subscribers

After four years lost at sea Jack Sparrow returned for 2011’s On Stranger Tides. Gone are many of his compatriots, including  Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner. Also gone is series…

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – Patron Podcast

After four years lost at sea Jack Sparrow returned for 2011’s On Stranger Tides. Gone are many of his compatriots, including  Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner. Also gone is series…

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

After four years lost at sea Jack Sparrow returned for 2011’s On Stranger Tides. Gone are many of his compatriots, including  Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner. Also gone is series…

Inland Empire

In 2006 David Lynch finally completed and released Inland Empire — an experimental film that took him nearly three years to create. If it isn’t the largest of Lynch’s strange and…

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – A Podcast Preview

Gore Verbinski’s Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy ends with 2007’s At World’s End.   With new additions to the cast and an enormous final battle the film did not lack for…

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – for Annual Subscribers

Gore Verbinski’s Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy ends with 2007’s At World’s End.   With new additions to the cast and an enormous final battle the film did not lack for…

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – Patron Podcast

Gore Verbinski’s Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy ends with 2007’s At World’s End.   With new additions to the cast and an enormous final battle the film did not lack for…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

James Gunn defied all expectations. 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy was the first Marvel studios film to go cosmic, and with stars like a raccoon and a talking tree, it could…

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Gore Verbinski’s Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy ends with 2007’s At World’s End.   With new additions to the cast and an enormous final battle the film did not lack for…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – for Annual Subscribers

With the original Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow sailed into the top echelon of box-office heroes. But now he rides the wave of Hollywood movie trends, making not one but…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – Patron Podcast

With the original Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow sailed into the top echelon of box-office heroes. But now he rides the wave of Hollywood movie trends, making not one but…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

With the original Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow sailed into the top echelon of box-office heroes. But now he rides the wave of Hollywood movie trends, making not one but…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – A Podcast Preview

With the original Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow sailed into the top echelon of box-office heroes. But now he rides the wave of Hollywood movie trends, making not one but…

Welcome to Twin Peaks: Access Guide to the Town

By the time Welcome to Twin Peaks was released ABC was already telling that town “Goodbye.” The series’ cancellation had been announced but the tie-in merchandising continued with this pamphlet that is…

Mulholland Dr

After Twin Peaks’ inglorious end it seemed a safe assumption that David Lynch and the ABC network were through with each other. Yet in the late ’90s ABC hired Lynch…

Mulholland Dr – Early Release for Patrons

This podcast will be released for everyone on Tuesday, May 2nd. For our Patrons of $25 or more this is being released early. After Twin Peaks’ inglorious end it seemed…

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – for Annual Subscribers

Johnny Depp has long been a respected actor, but with 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl he became a box office draw. His performance as Jack…

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Johnny Depp has long been a respected actor, but with 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl he became a box office draw. His performance as Jack…

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – A Podcast Preview

Johnny Depp has long been a respected actor, but with 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl he became a box office draw. His performance as Jack…

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…

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