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Become a Paid Subscriber and get bonus podcasts: https://anchor.fm/nowplayingpodcast/subscribe Three playful movie reviewers break down a wide variety of film franchises by dedicating a podcast to every single sequel, remake, reboot, and spin-off in a series. Conversations are in-depth and cover...
Before Spider-Man, X-Men, or the Incredible Hulk were ever imagined, the Marvel Universe we know today began with Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's first issue of The Fantastic Four, a superhero team made up of the elastic Mister Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Human Torch, and The Thing. Marvel's...
Marvel Knights Daredevil and Elektra may have been comic book fan favorites, but they were unknown quantities to mainstream audiences when the big screen adaptation of Frank Miller's classic storyline hit screens in early 2003. Now join the hosts of Now Playing, the movie review podcast, as they...
With the release of the latest movie in the Halloween franchise, Rob Zombie's Halloween II, the hosts of Now Playing look into Michael Myers' family scrapbook, watching and reviewing all ten Halloween movies.
Stanley Kubrick is one of the world's greatest filmmakers. Stephen King is one of the world's greast horror writers. Join us at nowplayingpodcast.com to hear if these are two great tastes that taste great together, and also look at King's own 1997 TV Miniseries adaptation!
Steven Spielberg, Jerry Goldsmith, Joe Dante, Chris Columbus. All are respected in their own right for their contributions to film, but when they came together the result was Gremlins--the 1984 horror-comedy classic. Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob as they watch and review both Gremlins films at...
This March the Justice League starts to form in theaters with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Catch up on all the DC Comics films that led to this moment with Now Playing's DC Comics Retrospective Series, happening now at NowPlayingPodcast.com!
In anticipation of the upcoming Michael Bay remake of Friday the 13th, the hosts of Now Playing look back at all the films in Jason Voorhees' oeuvre. Join us as we take a lighthearted look back on the body count of the past 30 years.
Before X-Men, before Spider-Man, the Marvel Comic hero who launched the current Marvel Age of movies was Blade, a mostly unknown character who's on-screen representation is a far cry from his comic counterpart. Join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart as they watch and review all three theatrical Blade...
Welcome to Now Playing's Marvel Comics Movie Retrospective Series where in anticipation of the ultimate comic book crossover movie The Avengers in 2012 we will be watching and reviewing all the Marvel Comics films! This first portion of our Marvel Movie Retrospective is Marvel Misfits, the...
The Lost Boys is a classic 80's film that redefined vampires as sexy demons for an entire generation of fashion victims, and the film that united Corey Haim and Corey Feldman for the first time creating a direct-to-DVD duo that could not be stopped. With the upcoming third installment in this...
Now Playing has yet another bonus mid-week episode for you: The Social Network, which held the number 1 box office spot for its first two weeks! From David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven) and Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing), this film has an impressive behind-the-scenes pedegree that Arnie, Stuart,...
Now Playing has a bonus episode for you: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT, Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart take a break from their Marvel Comics based movie reviews to look at a DC Comics property--Green Lantern! Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, and Mark Strong, this is DC's attempt to...
With the release of the latest movie in the Saw franchise, Saw VI, the hosts of Now Playing look back at Jigsaw's greatest traps and tricks, watching all six of the Saw movies in order and reviewing them for you!
With the release of the latest movie in the Final Destination franchise, Final Destination 5, the hosts of Now Playing look back at Death's greatest traps and tricks, watching all five of the Final Destination films in order and reviewing them for you!
1, 2, Freddy's coming for you! The reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street hits theaters April. You can start getting ready now with the hosts of Now Playing as we revisit and review all the films in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. Listen now, and whatever you do...don't fall asleep!
With a flaming skull, a leather jacket, and a bad bike, Ghost Rider embraced the biker comics counterculture in the 70's and had a resurgance as a dark hero in the 90's. The first Ghost Rider film broke box office records, and now Nicholas Cage reprises his role as the devil's bounty hunter. ...
Robocop! The 1980s classic film spawned 2 sequels, 2 cartoons, and 2 live action TV series. Now this year Alex Murphy is being brought back from the dead once more in a remake of Robocop. To prepare for the new film, download Robocop's history onto your iPod, and your brain, to hear Arnie,...
Welcome to Now Playing's X-Men Movie Retrospective Series! With the upcoming release of X-Men First Class, Now Playing hosts Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob as we look back on all the X-Men films from Generation X to Wolverine, ending with First Class! This is one school with classes you don't want to...
"If it bleeds, we can review it." One of this summer's most anticipated science fiction/action films is Predators, produced by Robert Rodriguez, returning this storied series to it's jungle roots. In anticipation, Arnie, Brock, and Stuart are reviewing and commenting on all the previous Predator...
The Incredible Hulk has been a staple in Marvel Comics since his first appearance in 1962, including a founding member of The Avengers. Now, as Now Playing starts its next leg of it's Marvel Comic Movie Retrospective, leading up to The Avengers, Jakob, Arnie, and Stuart are reviewing all the...
With Halloween coming, Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart sit back with some fava beans and a nice chianti as they watch and review all the films starring Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter, starting with the 1986 Michael Mann film -- Manhunter, based on Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon and finishing with...
Stephen King's second published novel 'Salem's Lot has had three screen adaptations. Now join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob as they watch and review all three adaptations in their continuing look all movies based on King's writing!
Hollywood's biggest directors and actors have always been drawn to the dark and paranoid science fiction of author Philip K. Dick, from Ridley Scott's Blade Runner to Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall to the upcoming Matt Damon film The Adjustment Bureau. Join Now Playing as Brock, Jakob, and...
Insidious is the new hit movie series about a family plagued by paranormal activity. When ghost movies need reviews, who you gonna call? Now Playing Podcast!
We review the films in Tom Six's The Human Centipede series. Warning: This podcast deals with subject matter that will be objectionable to the vast majority of listeners. No one under the age of 18 should listen, and those over the age of 18 should listen with caution.
From Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay, the recent Transformers movie series has transformed old toys into box office gold, and with the previews for the upcoming Transformers - Dark of the Moon making it look like it could be the best of the trilogythe trend is likely to continue this summer, so...
The Rocky series is one of the most beloved series of all time, with multiple Oscar wins and nominations for the original, and over a billion dollars in worldwide box office. Now, celebrating the series' 35th anniversary, Now Playing looks back and reviews all 6 Rocky films starting with the...
With stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, and directed by Jon Faverau, Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart were roped in to seeing Cowboys & Aliens this past weekend. A mash-up of western and sci-fi based on a comic series, this seemed to be one of the few films this summer that was not building on an...
"Wax On, Wax Off!" The seminal 80's film, The Karate Kid, is back in theaters this summer in a new incarnation starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith. To prepare you for this remake, Arnie, Jakob, and Brock will revisit all the films in the Karate Kid series!
John Rambo, as embodied by Sylvester Stallone, is arguably one of the biggest cinematic icons of the 1980s. Oscar-nominated for Rocky, Stallone's non-Rocky film career was on the ropes when Stallone signed onto this troubled production adapting David Morell's 1972 novel to film, but with a large...
As Riddick returns to theaters in September, 2013 the Now Playing hosts watch and review all three films: Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick, and Riddick.
The Now Playing posse is rounding up all of the outlaws, assassins, and contract killers from the Detective Comics universe and giving them their day in court. Join us in Summer 2013 as we bring the DC Hitmen to justice.
Continuing their build up to Marvel Comic's Avengers film in 2012, Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob now have Marvel Comics' most lethal hero in their sights--The Punisher! Played in three films by three different actors, this vigilante's comic book exploits and skull logo are fanboy favorites. Now...