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Resident Evil: Retribution

Ten years after Resident Evil first hit screens it came back for Retribution!  This fifth movie brings back actors, and plot points, from previous installments. Can the return of Michelle…

From Beyond

After 1985’s Re-Animator was a critical and financial success the cast and crew reunited to adapt another Lovecraft story–From Beyond. But with Stuart Gordon and Brian Yuzna at the helm this film…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 462: Phasma-tastic

As The Force Awakens draws closer we get new information, new trailers, and…new toys! With the Guavian Enforcer, Captain Phasma, Constable Zuvio and Poe Dameron the second wave of 6-inch…

Stuart in L.A.: Don’t mistake ‘Hunger Games’ for ‘Twilight’ romance

Now Playing Podcast host Stuart Atkinson talks about why "The Hunger Games" has a much wider appeal than its marketing would lead you to believe.…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 461: Star Wars the Flamethrower!

Only 50 days until The Force Awakens and Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie couldn’t be more excited. Tickets have been purchased, plans made, and the countdown is…

Release dates set for ‘Ant-Man’ Blu-ray, VOD

Marvel’s Ant-Man, the 12th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 8, 2015, Disney announced on Friday. The Paul Rudd starrer, which earned…

Hollywood Shuffle: Inside the Now Playing Podcast schedule

Now Playing Podcast host Stuart in LA talks about the ever-changing Hollywood release calendar and its effect on the weekly podcast.…

Poltergeist (2015)

In 1982 Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg revealed the terror that lay inside a child’s closet with Poltergeist.  That film has been minted a classic.  Now, over thirty years later,…

Poltergeist (2015)

In 1982 Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg revealed the terror that lay inside a child’s closet with Poltergeist.  That film has been minted a classic.  Now, over thirty years later,…

Keep Arnie awake at The Ultimate Marvel Marathon!

Keep Arnie awake at The Ultimate Marvel Marathon!

Now Playing Podcast and Marvelicious Toys host Arnie Carvalho is going to need your help (and a sack of caffeine pills) to make it through 29-plus hours of Marvel movies!…

Ride out with Now Playing ‘Fast & Furious’ series

Now Playing Podcast's "The Fast and the Furious" retrospective starts Tuesday, Feb. 24.…

Poll lets you choose film for Now Playing Podcast

Poll lets you choose film for Now Playing Podcast

A poll on the Now Playing website gives listeners the option to choose from Babadook, Wes Craven’s Shocker, Sinister, John Carpenter’s They Live, and The Usual Suspects.…

Now Playing Podcast to open vault during live ‘Kingsman’ show

This month, Now Playing Podcast is giving listeners a chance to hear shows that have been locked away in its vault for years. …

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 438: Tarkin 'Bout Toys

It’s been a long time since Star Wars action figure collectors could shop exclusively at their local brick-and-mortar stores to get the figures they wanted. Since the release of Hasbro’s…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 437: Black Friday Deals and 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Want to know where to save big on Star Wars LEGOs, Blu Rays, and more this weekend? Then join Marjorie and Arnie for the 2014 Black Friday (and Thursday) shopping…

Now Playing plots holiday heist with ‘Ocean’s’ crew

Now Playing Podcast is ringing in the New Year Rat Pack-style, as hosts Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie cap 2014 with reviews of the original Ocean’s Eleven and the George Clooney-led…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 435: It's the Yoda Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Halloween is this week and the costumes and decorations have started to go on sale! On this week’s Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie discuss the hard-to-find collectibles…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 434: Star Wars Collectors and the Holy Grail

The Holy Grail–the one item a collector pines for but has not yet grabbed. It may be rare, it may be expensive, it may just be elusive, but the hunt…

Corn Connection: ‘Genesis’ brings series to close

This marks the final entry in The Corn Connection series, and much like the Children of the Corn films, it's going out with a whimper.…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 433: Collecting Nirvana in Aberdeen

Marjorie & Arnie are back from a trip across the American west, and of course they did some Star Wars shopping while there! Visiting with the members of SARLACC in…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 432: A New Dawn for Star Wars Fiction

Last Spring it was announced that the Star Wars canon was taking a new direction. To pave way for the upcoming Episode VII as well as the Rebels TV series…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 431: Exclusive Showdown

The irony of San Diego Comic-Con is that while everyone rushes to buy the exclusives, there’s no time at the con to really look at them!  Now Marjorie and Arnie…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 430: SDCC 2014 Part II: Live from the Con Floor

Star Wars Action News’ full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 is here! Recorded live at the convention, join Arnie and Marjorie as they detail the exclusives and reveals…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 429: SDCC Part 1 — Hasbro and High End Collector Presentations

2014’s San Diego Comic-Con International is in the books, but there was so much at the convention it is impossible to absorb it all in 5 days–both for those at…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 428: Imperial Troops Have Entered the Podcast

It’s just 9 days until San Diego Comic-Con International 2014! While there are sure to be surprises and last-minute reveals every day up to the convention, most of the news…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 427: These Aren't the Shoes You're Looking For!

Mara Jade was instantly a fan favorite character. When she first graced the pages of the Star Wars expanded universe in Timothy Zahn’s 1991 book Heir to the Empire she…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 426: Hot Wheels & Heavy Mattel

Star Wars collectors have braved the Hasbro booth year after year to get the latest, hottest exclusive toys. While the lines have been long and brutal and the toys expensive…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 425: Only Imperial Stormtroopers Are So Verbose

With Hasbro having difficulty getting new figures to store pegs in any scale, collectors are forced to find their excitement places other than Wal-Mart, Target, and Toys R Us. Most…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 423: Live from the CBR Bar at C2E2!

This past weekend saw the largest comic convention in Chicago — Reed Pop’s C2E2! Saturday night Marjorie, Arnie, and several members of the Star Wars Action News family got together…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 422: To Buy, Or Not To Buy? That is the Question.

To buy, or not to buy–that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous interestOr to leave empty a spot in the…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 421: Is 6-Inches Short for a Stormtrooper?

From coast to coast the third wave of Hasbro’s 6-inch Star Wars Black Series has started to appear in stores. This wave has three new figures, a Stormtrooper, Bespin Luke…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 420: Cheers to Planet Comicon!

Planet Comicon was held in Kansas City this past weekend, and Marjorie and Arnie were there and on the hunt for toys and autographs! This show saw a rare signing…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 419: Locked Down with Joe Schreiber

Few first time Star Wars novelists get the promotional push that Joe Schreiber received in 2009 for Deathtroopers. The first unabashed horror story set in the Star Wars universe the…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 418: Star Wars – Disney Style!

With Lucasfilm, and all things Star Wars, now owned by The Walt Disney Corporation it should be no surprise that Disney is the place to look for Star Wars collectibles!…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 417: Toy Fair 2014 – LEGO and more from Javits!

Star Wars fans have a reason to be excited after last week’s New York Toy Fair International. Watch this week’s podcast to see all the new toys and collectibles! From…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 416: Toy Fair 2014 – Hasbro's Reveals

The next Star Wars film may be over a year away, but the new Star Wars figures are on the horizon! From Black Series figures, in both the 6 and…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 415: Troops and Roses

Star Wars Valentines–they’re not just for the playground anymore! For decades there have been packages of Star Wars Valentines Day cards, the type that school children give in the classroom,…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 414: At Last We Have the Mighty Chewbacca

Note: Star Wars Action News’ enhanced podcasts are now full HD video podcasts! Read all about it in Arnie’s blog post. Sideshow Collectibles has gone deep in Star Wars lore…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 412: 2013 Year In Review Part 1 – Hasbro

Since Kenner resumed making Star Wars figures in 1995 collectors have had a steady stream of items to buy, but in 2013 Hasbro changed up the game and collecting may…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 410: Black Friday Deals and 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Black Friday isn’t what it used to be…it’s not even Friday any more! With sales having started Thanksgiving Day and some stretching through the weekend and even to “Cyber Monday”…

Psycho (1998) – for Annual Subscribers

Psycho IV in 1990 ended the arc of Norman Bates that began with Hitchcock’s original Psycho film, but no good horror villain every stays truly dead. When horror films had…

Psycho (1998) – Donation Bonus

Psycho IV in 1990 ended the arc of Norman Bates that began with Hitchcock’s original Psycho film, but no good horror villain every stays truly dead. When horror films had…

Curse of Chucky

Originally Released October 22, 2013   You can’t kill Chucky. Blow up his head, set him on fire, shoot him in the heart, he always gets stitched back together to…

Psycho IV: The Beginning – for Annual Subscribers

A boy’s best friend is his mother. Who else can a boy dote on, and make her tea with that touch of vanilla she likes so much? Who else can…

Psycho IV: The Beginning – Donation Bonus

A boy’s best friend is his mother. Who else can a boy dote on, and make her tea with that touch of vanilla she likes so much? Who else can…

Bates Motel – Donation Bonus

After Psycho III’s poor box office performance it seemed Norman was being sent away for good. Until July of 1987 when Bates Motel, a made-for-TV movie, aired on NBC. Intended…

Psycho III – for Annual Subscribers

After the success of Psycho II Universal wanted another follow-up to the classic slasher series. Norman and Mother are once again executing their judgment on the immoral hotel guests. Yet…

Psycho III – Donation Bonus

After the success of Psycho II Universal wanted another follow-up to the classic slasher series. Norman and Mother are once again executing their judgment on the immoral hotel guests. Yet…

Psycho II – for Annual Subscribers

Gone With the Wind. Casablanca. Psycho. These are undisputed classics of cinema. Yet each have had sequels attempted. Of those, though, only Psycho had a follow-up film released in theaters.…

Psycho II – Donation Bonus

Gone With the Wind. Casablanca. Psycho. These are undisputed classics of cinema. Yet each have had sequels attempted. Of those, though, only Psycho had a follow-up film released in theaters.…

Psycho (1960) – for Annual Subscribers

Bates Motel. Norman. Mother. The shower scene. The screeching score. You see it, you hear it, and you instantly know it’s Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. The iconography of Hitchcock’s masterpiece is…

Psycho (1960) – Donation Bonus

Bates Motel. Norman. Mother. The shower scene. The screeching score. You see it, you hear it, and you instantly know it’s Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. The iconography of Hitchcock’s masterpiece is…

Attack the Block

On the surface, Attack the Block may not have a lot in common with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. However this sci-fi horror comedy film does come from…

Attack the Block

On the surface, Attack the Block may not have a lot in common with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. However this sci-fi horror comedy film does come from…

Paul – for Annual Subscribers

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost came to fame under the direction of Edgar Wright. With the movies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz as well as the television show…

Paul – Donation Bonus

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost came to fame under the direction of Edgar Wright. With the movies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz as well as the television show…

The World’s End – for Annual Subscribers

Almost ten years after Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost first collaborated on the big screen their Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy comes to an End–The World’s End. Is this…

The World’s End – Donation Bonus

Almost ten years after Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost first collaborated on the big screen their Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy comes to an End–The World’s End. Is this…

Hot Fuzz – for Annual Subscribers

Fresh off the success of Shaun of the Dead creators Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright decided the follow-up would be a new type of genre parody; instead of making a…

Hot Fuzz – Donation Bonus

Fresh off the success of Shaun of the Dead creators Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright decided the follow-up would be a new type of genre parody; instead of making a…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 402: Separation Anxiety

New figures are on the pegs and Marjorie and Arnie are back in the Star Wars Action News studio ready to review them! On this week’s podcast the hosts look…

Shaun of the Dead – for Annual Subscribers

Can a zombie movie be a good comedy? Can a comedy be a good zombie movie? In the hands of Writer/Director Edgar Wright and Writer/Star Simon Pegg the answer was…

Shaun of the Dead – Donation Bonus

Can a zombie movie be a good comedy? Can a comedy be a good zombie movie? In the hands of Writer/Director Edgar Wright and Writer/Star Simon Pegg the answer was…

Lifeforce – for Annual Subscribers

Tobe Hooper was riding high from the success of Poltergeist when he signed a three picture deal with Cannon Films.  Then came Lifeforce.  It should have been a smash hit–an…

Lifeforce – Donation Bonus

Tobe Hooper was riding high from the success of Poltergeist when he signed a three picture deal with Cannon Films.  Then came Lifeforce.  It should have been a smash hit–an…

World War Z – for Annual Subscribers

Nothing can stop the undead. They just keep coming, and if you kill one two more take their place until eventually you have an unstoppable zombie horde. The same can…

World War Z – Donation Bonus

Nothing can stop the undead. They just keep coming, and if you kill one two more take their place until eventually you have an unstoppable zombie horde. The same can…

28 Weeks Later

Fans had to wait five years for a sequel to 28 Days Later. But when 28 Weeks Later arrived in 2007 there was no Jim, no Selena on screen, and…

28 Weeks Later

Fans had to wait five years for a sequel to 28 Days Later. But when 28 Weeks Later arrived in 2007 there was no Jim, no Selena on screen, and…

28 Days Later

28 Days Later is part apocalyptic thriller, part zombie horror, all scary as hell. Directed by Trainspotting wunderkind Danny Boyle 28 Days Later had a small budget but portrayed a…

28 Days Later

28 Days Later is part apocalyptic thriller, part zombie horror, all scary as hell. Directed by Trainspotting wunderkind Danny Boyle 28 Days Later had a small budget but portrayed a…

Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave

Much like the Tarman, the Return of the Living Dead franchise had been cooped up for years but in 2005 sudios released not one but two sequels! Last week Now…

Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave

Much like the Tarman, the Return of the Living Dead franchise had been cooped up for years but in 2005 sudios released not one but two sequels! Last week Now…

Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis

It’s hard to kill a zombie in Return of the Living Dead. Shoot them, burn them, they keep coming back for more brains. But after 1993 it seemed the zombies…

Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis

It’s hard to kill a zombie in Return of the Living Dead. Shoot them, burn them, they keep coming back for more brains. But after 1993 it seemed the zombies…

Return of the Living Dead 3

For Return of the Living Dead 3 studio Trimark Pictures brought in Brian Yuzna, a horror producer and director best known for the ground-breaking Re-Animator films. Yuzna worked with writer…

Return of the Living Dead 3

For Return of the Living Dead 3 studio Trimark Pictures brought in Brian Yuzna, a horror producer and director best known for the ground-breaking Re-Animator films. Yuzna worked with writer…

Return of the Living Dead Part II

Punk rock, humor, and zombies proved a successful mix in Return of the Living Dead so a sequel was inevitable. Some of the cast returned, including actors who’s characters died…

Return of the Living Dead Part II

Punk rock, humor, and zombies proved a successful mix in Return of the Living Dead so a sequel was inevitable. Some of the cast returned, including actors who’s characters died…

The Return of the Living Dead

George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead was so successful that it had not one but two sequels! Of course there was 1978’s Dawn of the Dead, but Night co-writer…

The Return of the Living Dead

George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead was so successful that it had not one but two sequels! Of course there was 1978’s Dawn of the Dead, but Night co-writer…

Evil Dead (2013)

It’s been 32 years since Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell left obscurity in Detroit and went to a cabin in the woods that would start their careers and scare the…

Evil Dead (2013)

It’s been 32 years since Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell left obscurity in Detroit and went to a cabin in the woods that would start their careers and scare the…

Army of Darkness

A broad slapstick comedy set in medieval times, Army of Darkness bears little resemblance to the raunchy “video nasty” Evil Dead film that started director Sam Raimi’s career. But this…

Army of Darkness

A broad slapstick comedy set in medieval times, Army of Darkness bears little resemblance to the raunchy “video nasty” Evil Dead film that started director Sam Raimi’s career. But this…

Evil Dead II

The Evil Dead was a successful horror film, but made on a shoestring budget over a span of four years. In 1987 director Sam Raimi, producer Rob Tapert, and star…

Evil Dead II

The Evil Dead was a successful horror film, but made on a shoestring budget over a span of four years. In 1987 director Sam Raimi, producer Rob Tapert, and star…

The Evil Dead (1981)

Sam Raimi is best known now for sci-fi heavy spectacle films. He directed the blockbuster Spider-Man trilogy, as well as this year’s Oz. But Raimi got his start in 1981…

The Evil Dead (1981)

Sam Raimi is best known now for sci-fi heavy spectacle films. He directed the blockbuster Spider-Man trilogy, as well as this year’s Oz. But Raimi got his start in 1981…

Prince of Darkness

Master of horror John Carpenter brought us the modern slasher film with Halloween, and arguably the best alien invasion film with The Thing, but in the late 80’s the horror…

Prince of Darkness

Master of horror John Carpenter brought us the modern slasher film with Halloween, and arguably the best alien invasion film with The Thing, but in the late 80’s the horror…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 386: St. Louis is Wizard!

Wizard World conventions are a staple for sci-fi and comic book fans. Having produced their multi-city conventions for years in Philadelphia, Chicago, and many other cities, they now expand their…

New Podcast – Star Wars Action News Episode 376: 2012 Year In Review Part III: Expanded Universe, High End, and Best of the Year!

In addition to all the toys collectors added to their shelves this year, it’s been an amazing year for Star Wars expanded universe fans! From a return to the X-Wing…

Day of the Dead (2008)

In a Colorado town an Army quarantine is in place to stop a spreading disease–one that turns people into flesh-eating, wall-crawling zombies! Can Mena Suvari, Ving Rhames, and Nick Cannon…

Day of the Dead (2008)

In a Colorado town an Army quarantine is in place to stop a spreading disease–one that turns people into flesh-eating, wall-crawling zombies! Can Mena Suvari, Ving Rhames, and Nick Cannon…

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

A group of survivors, perhaps the last humans left alive on Earth, find refuge from a zombie horde inside a shopping mall. A film with as many differences from Romero’s…

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

A group of survivors, perhaps the last humans left alive on Earth, find refuge from a zombie horde inside a shopping mall. A film with as many differences from Romero’s…

Night of the Living Dead (1990)

Due to a blunder, George A. Romero retained no copyright on his original smash hit Night of the Living Dead, but in 1990 Romero revisited the original story in a…

Night of the Living Dead (1990)

Due to a blunder, George A. Romero retained no copyright on his original smash hit Night of the Living Dead, but in 1990 Romero revisited the original story in a…

Survival of the Dead

A group of National Guardsmen go to an island and get embroiled in a feud between two families who disagree if zombies should be killed in George A. Romero’s final…

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