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Phantasm: RaVager – A Podcast Skit and Preview

The Tall Man has a message for you! Want to hear it? Join him, Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob in this special preview for their bonus review of Phantasm: RaVager. Then go…

Phantasm: Ravager – Limited Time Release for Patrons

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $10 or more.  This podcast will only be available until January 31, 2018, so be sure to listen before then! You…

Phantasm: Ravager – For Annual Subscribers

After nearly 20 years dormant the Phantasm series was resurrected for one last time. Filmed shortly before Angus Scrimm’s death, his Tall Man has one last hurrah with his spheres and dwarfs going…

Phantasm: Ravager

After nearly 20 years dormant the Phantasm series was resurrected for one last time. Filmed shortly before Angus Scrimm’s death, his Tall Man has one last hurrah with his spheres and dwarfs going…

Death Wish 3

Paul Kersey has returned to New York (or London). He didn’t come intending to fight a gang war, but he finds his war buddy gunned down. It’s a fight Kersey…

Get Out – A Podcast Preview

Get Out – A Podcast Preview

Before February, 2017 Jordan Peele was best known as the comedian partner of Keegan-Michael Key. But his unexpected feature directorial debut Get Out–a horror film–was a smash hit that changed how…

Get Out – for Annual Subscribers

Before February, 2017 Jordan Peele was best known as the comedian partner of Keegan-Michael Key. But his unexpected feature directorial debut Get Out–a horror film–was a smash hit that changed how…

Get Out – Patron Exclusive Review

Before February, 2017 Jordan Peele was best known as the comedian partner of Keegan-Michael Key. But his unexpected feature directorial debut Get Out–a horror film–was a smash hit that changed how…

Phantasm: OblIVion – For Annual Subscribers

The fourth Phantasm film was shaping up to be major. Written by Pulp Fiction Academy Award Winning writer Roger Avary, the film would be a post-apocalyptic action film starring Bruce Campbell!  But…that’s not the…

Phantasm: OblIVion – Limited Time Release for Patrons

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $10 or more.  This podcast will only be available until January 31, 2018, so be sure to listen before then! You…

Phantasm: OblIVion – A Podcast Preview

The fourth Phantasm film was shaping up to be major. Written by Pulp Fiction Academy Award Winning writer Roger Avary, the film would be a post-apocalyptic action film starring Bruce Campbell!  But…that’s not the…

Phantasm: OblIVion

The fourth Phantasm film was shaping up to be major. Written by Pulp Fiction Academy Award Winning writer Roger Avary, the film would be a post-apocalyptic action film starring Bruce Campbell!  But…that’s not the…

Blade Runner 2049

In the early ’80s, the dawn of home video, it would be easy to think movies had a lifespan of only four years. But Ridley Scott’s creation Blade Runner escaped box-office failure to…

Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead – for Annual Subscribers

After Phantasm II the series’ theatrical releases came to an end, but that didn’t stop The Tall Man’s plot. Here in the third Phantasm the cast has grown, the gore is more graphic, and…

Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead – Limited Time Release for Patrons

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $10 or more.  This podcast will only be available until January 31, 2018, so be sure to listen before then! You…

Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead – A Podcast Preview

After Phantasm II the series’ theatrical releases came to an end, but that didn’t stop The Tall Man’s plot. Here in the third Phantasm the cast has grown, the gore is more graphic, and…

Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead

After Phantasm II the series’ theatrical releases came to an end, but that didn’t stop The Tall Man’s plot. Here in the third Phantasm the cast has grown, the gore is more graphic, and…

Death Wish II

Paul Kersey has lived a peaceful life for years in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, his daughter, and his housekeeper. Yet his tranquil existence will once more be shattered by…

Phantasm II – for Annual Subscribers

Nine years had passed since Mike’s first dream of The Tall Man in 1979’s Phantasm. Now, thanks to the seemingly endless appetite of fans for horror franchises, “the ball is back”–with…

Phantasm – Limited Time Release for Patrons

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $10 or more.  This podcast will only be available until January 31, 2018, so be sure to listen before…

Phantasm II

Nine years had passed since Mike’s first dream of The Tall Man in 1979’s Phantasm. Now, thanks to the seemingly endless appetite of fans for horror franchises, “the ball is back”–with…

Phantasm II – A Podcast Preview!

Nine years had passed since Mike’s first dream of The Tall Man in 1979’s Phantasm. Now, thanks to the seemingly endless appetite of fans for horror franchises, “the ball is back”–with…

Bloody Birthday

Three children were all born during the solar eclipse. Does that mean these little sociopaths have no soul? Their birthday wish…is for you to die! That’s the plot of Bloody Birthday,…

Phantasm – for Annual Subscribers

Phantasm was a horror hit in 1979, standing out among a slew of Halloween horror trend followers. But Phantasm‘s success belied its indie production, shot on weekends for a meager $300,000 budget. The film’s…

Phantasm – Limited Time Release for Patrons

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $10 or more.  This podcast will only be available until January 31, 2018, so be sure to listen before…

Kingsmen: The Golden Circle & Phantasm – A Podcast Preview!

Phantasm was a horror hit in 1979, standing out among a slew of Halloween horror trend followers. But Phantasm‘s success belied its indie production, shot on weekends for a meager $300,000 budget. The film’s…

Phantasm

Phantasm was a horror hit in 1979, standing out among a slew of Halloween horror trend followers. But Phantasm‘s success belied its indie production, shot on weekends for a meager $300,000 budget. The film’s…

Death Wish

In 1974 Charles Bronson made his entry in the self-defense/revenge genre with Death Wish. The film is a gritty look at a New Yorker who is pushed to the breaking point…

Happy Birthday to Me

First came Halloween. Then Friday the 13th. Soon after, no holiday was safe! New Year’s Evil, Mother’s Day, Graduation Day. Prom Night…all became occasions for slasher fests. Then in 1981 it was time…

Episode 48: What is your name – For Subscribers

Twenty-five years ago Laura Palmer was killed…or was she? Did she die, or did she ever live? It’s Twin Peaks meets Mulhollad Drive’s Lost Highway in Showtime’s final episode of…

Now Peaking Episode 48: What is your name – For Annual Subscribers

Now Peaking Episode 48: What is your name – For Annual Subscribers

Twenty-five years ago Laura Palmer was killed…or was she? Did she die, or did she ever live? It’s Twin Peaks meets Mulhollad Drive’s Lost Highway in Showtime’s final episode of…

The Legend of Hell House – for Annual Subscribers

Based on a novel by Richard Matheson (I Am Legend), The Legend of Hell House tells of three supernatural investigators paid to spend five days in the haunted mansion of the late…

The Legend of Hell House

Based on a novel by Richard Matheson (I Am Legend), The Legend of Hell House tells of three supernatural investigators paid to spend five days in the haunted mansion of the late…

Now Peaking Episode 47: The past dictates the future – For Annual Subscribers

Now Peaking Episode 47: The past dictates the future – For Annual Subscribers

Twenty-six years ago the final episode of Twin Peaks aired on ABC.  This week what happened again ended again. On the final night of Showtime’s Twin Peaks Returns event two…

Episode 48: What is your name

Twenty-five years ago Laura Palmer was killed…or was she? Did she die, or did she ever live? It’s Twin Peaks meets Mulhollad Drive’s Lost Highway in Showtime’s final episode of…

Episode 47: The past dictates the future

Twenty-six years ago the final episode of Twin Peaks aired on ABC.  This week what happened again ended again. On the final night of Showtime’s Twin Peaks Returns event two…

Episode 47: The past dictates the future

Twenty-six years ago the final episode of Twin Peaks aired on ABC.  This week what happened again ended again. On the final night of Showtime’s Twin Peaks Returns event two…

Inhumans — Early Release for Patrons

Marvel’s Inhumans are the result of combining alien DNA with humans. In that way they’re neither human nor alien, they’re inhuman. Likewise Marvel’s Inhumans is a halfbreed–it’s neither television nor film. It is the…

Episode 46: No knock, no doorbell.

Twenty-five years ago FBI Agent Dale Cooper walked into the Black Lodge and what came out looked like Coop, but wasn’t. Now, finally, Agent Cooper is back and he’s ready…

Now Peaking Episode 46: No knock, no doorbell. – For Annual Subscribers

Now Peaking Episode 46: No knock, no doorbell. – For Annual Subscribers

Twenty-five years ago FBI Agent Dale Cooper walked into the Black Lodge and what came out looked like Coop, but wasn’t. Now, finally, Agent Cooper is back and he’s ready…

Episode 46: No knock, no doorbell. – For Subscribers

Twenty-five years ago FBI Agent Dale Cooper walked into the Black Lodge and what came out looked like Coop, but wasn’t. Now, finally, Agent Cooper is back and he’s ready…

Radio Free Albemuth

Philip K. Dick’s novel Radio Free Albemuth was published in 1985, three years after the author’s death and nine years after the book was written. Yet with the author’s name as propellant,…

Radio Free Albemuth — Early Release for Patrons

Philip K. Dick’s novel Radio Free Albemuth was published in 1985, three years after the author’s death and nine years after the book was written. Yet with the author’s name as propellant,…

Now Peaking Episode 45: There’s some fear in letting go.

Now Peaking Episode 45: There’s some fear in letting go.

Twenty-five years after Nadine recovered from amnesia, we, the Twin Peaks fans, have wondered how the Norma-Ed-Nadine love triangle resolved. Lynch and Frost have made us wait fifteen episodes into…

Episode 45: There’s some fear in letting go. – For Subscribers

Twenty-five years after Nadine recovered from amnesia, we, the Twin Peaks fans, have wondered how the Norma-Ed-Nadine love triangle resolved. Lynch and Frost have made us wait fifteen episodes into…

Episode 45: There’s some fear in letting go.

Twenty-five years after Nadine recovered from amnesia, we, the Twin Peaks fans, have wondered how the Norma-Ed-Nadine love triangle resolved. Lynch and Frost have made us wait fifteen episodes into…

Total Recall (2012)

Do you remember Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1990 movie Total Recall? If not, Columbia Pictures will remind you with their wholesale retelling of that film. Featuring Colin Farrell in the lead this movie…

Total Recall (2012) — Early Release for Patrons

Do you remember Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1990 movie Total Recall? If not, Columbia Pictures will remind you with their wholesale retelling of that film. Featuring Colin Farrell in the lead this movie…

Episode 44: We are like the dreamer. – For Annual Subscribers

Episode 44: We are like the dreamer. – For Annual Subscribers

Twenty-five years after Major Briggs was presumed dead in a fire, his son Bobby takes his fellow officers into the forest to find what his father left for them. Answers…

Episode 44: We are like the dreamer. – For Subscribers

Twenty-five years after Major Briggs was presumed dead in a fire, his son Bobby takes his fellow officers into the forest to find what his father left for them. Answers…

Episode 44: We are like the dreamer.

Twenty-five years after Major Briggs was presumed dead in a fire, his son Bobby takes his fellow officers into the forest to find what his father left for them. Answers…

Go or Pass on MOVIEPASS – Should You Use This Service?

Though the service is six years old, MoviePass has become a hot topic for theater goers this week, from the take-over by Helios and Maheson Analytics, to the price drop…

Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle was a prequel to The Conjuring. Now we go even further back in time with Annabelle: Creation–the story of the doll’s manufacture and first possession. These films hit big at the box office,…

Atomic Blonde – for Annual Subscribers

John Wick co-director David Leitch is already best known as the director of next year’s Deadpool sequel. But before taking on the Merc with a Mouth Leitch directed a different comic book adaptation: Atomic…

Atomic Blonde

John Wick co-director David Leitch is already best known as the director of next year’s Deadpool sequel. But before taking on the Merc with a Mouth Leitch directed a different comic book adaptation: Atomic…

Episode 43: What story is that, Charlie? – For Subscribers

Many lives have changed in the last 25 years in Twin Peaks, WA. Sarah Palmer, now widowed and alone, watches boxing on a loop while getting drunk. Norma has franchised…

Episode 43: What story is that, Charlie?

Many lives have changed in the last 25 years in Twin Peaks, WA. Sarah Palmer, now widowed and alone, watches boxing on a loop while getting drunk. Norma has franchised…

Now Peaking Episode 43: What story is that, Charlie? – For Annual Subscribers

Now Peaking Episode 43: What story is that, Charlie?  – For Annual Subscribers

Many lives have changed in the last 25 years in Twin Peaks, WA. Sarah Palmer, now widowed and alone, watches boxing on a loop while getting drunk. Norma has franchised…

The Dark Tower

Over the span of 34 years Stephen King wrote his Dark Tower saga of books, amassing more than 4,000 pages of lore. The story features the last legendary Gunslinger on a quest…

Now Peaking Episode 42: Let’s Rock – For Annual Subscribers

Now Peaking Episode 42: Let’s Rock  – For Annual Subscribers

Twenty-five years (give or take) after the Little Man from Another Place said “Let’s Rock” the town of Twin Peaks hasn’t stopped rockin’. Perhaps it’s because a certain key to…

Episode 42: Let’s Rock – For Subscribers

Twenty-five years (give or take) after the Little Man from Another Place said “Let’s Rock” the town of Twin Peaks hasn’t stopped rockin’. Perhaps it’s because a certain key to…

Episode 42: Let’s Rock

Twenty-five years (give or take) after the Little Man from Another Place said “Let’s Rock” the town of Twin Peaks hasn’t stopped rockin’. Perhaps it’s because a certain key to…

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s latest film tells of the English army’s rescue from German assault at Dunkirk. The director is relying on visual spectacle over star power, choosing mostly unknown actors for many…

Dunkirk — Early Release for Patrons

Christopher Nolan’s latest film tells of the English army’s rescue from German assault at Dunkirk. The director is relying on visual spectacle over star power, choosing mostly unknown actors for many…

Now Peaking Episode 41: There’s fire where you are going

Now Peaking Episode 41: There’s fire where you are going

Twenty-five years after Agent Cooper ate some damn fine cherry pie in Twin Peaks, WA, he again dined on the confection–this time in the company of Las Vegas casino owners.…

IMAX, 4k, Ring the Death Knell for 3D

Did James Cameron wait too long for his Avatar sequels? It seems that by the time Avatar 2 is released (optimistically scheduled for 2020) the 3D format utilized by that 2009…

Episode 41: There’s fire where you are going – For Subscribers

Twenty-five years after Agent Cooper ate some damn fine cherry pie in Twin Peaks, WA, he again dined on the confection–this time in the company of Las Vegas casino owners.…

Episode 41: There’s fire where you are going

Twenty-five years after Agent Cooper ate some damn fine cherry pie in Twin Peaks, WA, he again dined on the confection–this time in the company of Las Vegas casino owners.…

T2: Trainspotting

Trainspotting was a breakthrough film, gaining acclaim for both director Danny Boyle and star Ewan McGregor. Now, twenty years after their original tale of Scottish heroin addicts, the stars and director…

Galaxy Quest – for Annual Subscribers

Kirk. Picard. Janeway. Taggart? Galaxy Quest is a loving spoof of Star Trek, but it’s also a true space-faring adventure. The cast is comprised of stars including Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver, plus respected…

Galaxy Quest

Kirk. Picard. Janeway. Taggart? Galaxy Quest is a loving spoof of Star Trek, but it’s also a true space-faring adventure. The cast is comprised of stars including Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver, plus respected…

War for the Planet of the Apes – A Podcast Preview

Hail Caesar! The smart ape and his herd return to the big screen for the final battle: War for the Planet of the Apes.  Starring Woody Harrelson as a human Colonel…

Now Peaking Episode 40: Laura is the one. – For Annual Subscribers

Now Peaking Episode 40: Laura is the one.  – For Annual Subscribers

25 years after Laura Palmer was murdered she showed up in the doorway of FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole. Or did she? Perhaps it has something to do with Mr.…

Episode 40: Laura is the one. – For Subscribers

25 years after Laura Palmer was murdered she showed up in the doorway of FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole. Or did she? Perhaps it has something to do with Mr.…

Episode 40: Laura is the one.

25 years after Laura Palmer was murdered she showed up in the doorway of FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole. Or did she? Perhaps it has something to do with Mr.…

Trainspotting

In 1996 director Danny Boyle exploded on the indie film scene with his octane-fueled heroin comedy-drama Trainspotting. Based on the eponymous novel by Irvine Welsh, the film has a unique vibe,…

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack September 5

The horror-comedy film The Cabin in the Woods is coming to 4k Blu-Ray on September 5th. Produced and co-written by Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, this film brings to the…

War for the Planet of the Apes

Hail Caesar! The smart ape and his herd return to the big screen for the final battle: War for the Planet of the Apes.  Starring Woody Harrelson as a human Colonel…

PEELERS Review: This Zombie/Stripper Film Isn’t APEEL-ing, it’s Appalling.

Review copy provided courtesy of October Coast Publicity I like zombies.  I like strippers. So it seems zombie-strippers would be (pardon the pun) a no-brainer.  But 2008’s Jenna Jameson/Robert Englund…

Now Peaking Episode 39: This is the chair. – For Annual Subscribers

Now Peaking Episode 39: This is the chair.  – For Annual Subscribers

25 years after Laura Palmer’s body washes up on shore (or is that 26 years? Or 27?) the evil Agent Cooper doppleganger continues his criminal activities. Will he bring about…

Episode 39: This is the chair. – For Subscribers

25 years after Laura Palmer’s body washes up on shore (or is that 26 years? Or 27?) the evil Agent Cooper doppleganger continues his criminal activities. Will he bring about…

Episode 39: This is the chair.

25 years after Laura Palmer’s body washes up on shore (or is that 26 years? Or 27?) the evil Agent Cooper doppleganger continues his criminal activities. Will he bring about…

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man has finally come home! While Marvel Studios started without its most popular characters, an agreement between studios (aided by some North Korean hackers) has now made it so Marvel’s…

Baby Driver

No, Baby Driver is not about an infant taking his parents’ car for a spin. Baby Driver is the latest film from Scott Pilgrim vs the World and Shaun of the Dead auteur Edgar Wright. For his fifth studio film…

Monster Trucks – Patron Exclusive Review

Cars and monsters. It sounds like a perfectly easy formula for a kid’s movie. Kids love cars. Kids love monsters. And yet Monster Trucks became a monstrous loss for studio Paramount Pictures,…

Monster Trucks – for Annual Subscribers

Cars and monsters. It sounds like a perfectly easy formula for a kid’s movie. Kids love cars. Kids love monsters. And yet Monster Trucks became a monstrous loss for studio Paramount Pictures,…

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…

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