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(1952)

Rank #122 in TV & Film category

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Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast

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Rank #122 in TV & Film category

TV & Film
Film Interviews
Film Reviews
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An *AD FREE* movie review podcast that traverses the stream of Hollywood sequels, reboots, and franchises by reviewing every installment in a series, start to finish.

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An *AD FREE* movie review podcast that traverses the stream of Hollywood sequels, reboots, and franchises by reviewing every installment in a series, start to finish.

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1952 Ratings
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The 1-star reviews are idiotic. This show is superb.

By Skizz7 - May 15 2020
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Those who are rating the show with one star because you have to “jump through hoops” to acquire the donation series, are clearly either new to podcasts or hopelessly ignorant. The quality material that is put out on a weekly basis (FOR FREE) has served as a massive influence to my growing career as a screenwriter. And as a show of gratitude, the donation series are available for a reasonable price, particularly considering the amount of info and critique that is brought to the table.

A 10 year listener never giving anther cent

By ChristophersRants - May 13 2020
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This podcast will never make anther Cent off of me again the fact that you have to jump through hoops just to listen to the donation series now I’m done this this bs never again. Update the show has gotten worst

iTunes Ratings

1952 Ratings
Average Ratings
1607
119
55
46
125

The 1-star reviews are idiotic. This show is superb.

By Skizz7 - May 15 2020
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Those who are rating the show with one star because you have to “jump through hoops” to acquire the donation series, are clearly either new to podcasts or hopelessly ignorant. The quality material that is put out on a weekly basis (FOR FREE) has served as a massive influence to my growing career as a screenwriter. And as a show of gratitude, the donation series are available for a reasonable price, particularly considering the amount of info and critique that is brought to the table.

A 10 year listener never giving anther cent

By ChristophersRants - May 13 2020
Read more
This podcast will never make anther Cent off of me again the fact that you have to jump through hoops just to listen to the donation series now I’m done this this bs never again. Update the show has gotten worst
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Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Avengers: Endgame

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It was inevitable that the Marvel Cinematic Universe would reach an Endgame after producing 21 blockbusters over the course of 11 years. Can Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye undo the devastation of Thanos’ Infinity War by implementing Ant-Man’s crazy "time heist" plot?  And are IMAX screens big enough to contain the hordes of superheroes fighting for the spotlight in the sprawling final battle? Hosts Jakob, Arnie, and Stuart aim for the heart and the head as they assemble once more for a gigantic, in-depth review. Hear it now!

May 01 2019

3hr 17mins

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Rank #2: The Rise of Skywalker

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The Emperor Strikes Back!  Zombie Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) steps from the shadows with secrets that could force last Jedi Rey (Daisy Ridley) to turn to the Dark Side and bad boy Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). But General Leia (Carrie Fisher) is committed to using every last ounce of her Old War star power to squash this Final Order, and pave the way for The Rise of Skywalker. Find out how much resistance Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart put up for the ninth and final episode in the Star Wars saga in when you download this massive podcast. Listen Now! 

Dec 25 2019

2hr 46mins

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Rank #3: Avengers: Infinity War

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Ten years ago Marvel Comics gambled their entire existence, using all their remaining IP as collateral, on the idea that they could make superhero films better than anyone else. 18 movies later, Marvel Studios makes their biggest bet yet - a billion dollars that audiences will love “the most ambitious crossover event in history” and one gaudy gold glove!  Is more the merrier when it comes to superheroes on screen, or are Earth’s Mightiest Heroes set up for an epic fail?  Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob now as they review Avengers: Infinity War!

May 02 2018

2hr 40mins

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Rank #4: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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The First Avenger is back in the latest film from the unstoppable Marvel Cinematic Universe. With a mysterious new assassin out to kill Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D. turning on him, it's up to the Star Spangled man along with his friends Black Widow and new hero The Falcon to save the day. Is this a good installment in Marvel's Avengers series or just a stalling tactic until we get The Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015? Listen to Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob's review to find out!

Apr 08 2014

2hr 15mins

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Rank #5: The Last Jedi

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Episode VIII finds General Leia (Carrie Fisher), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Finn (John Boyega), and a dwindling number of Resistance fighters beating a hasty retreat from the rising armies of Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis). Their only hope lies with recently located Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) - The Last Jedi in the universe.  But can Master Luke trust feisty apprentice Rey (Daisy Ridley) to learn the ways of The Force without succumbing to the Dark Side like his previous pupil, the murderous tyrant Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)?  Join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart for a deep dive into the biggest movie of 2017. 

Dec 20 2017

2hr 42mins

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Rank #6: Rogue One - A Star Wars Story

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Fans of Star Wars comics, books, video games, and cartoons have long known the universe is ripe for adventures outside of the Skywalker family tree. But with Rogue One this type of story comes to the big screen for the first time. Detailing the group of rebels who steal the original Death Star plans, this film was seen as a creative risk by Lucasfilm. The result was one of the biggest opening weekends of all time; another super-successful Star Wars movie. But was it a story that needed to be told? Join the Now Playing Podcast hosts to find out!

Dec 20 2016

2hr 20mins

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Rank #7: Joker

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It’s Arthur Fleck, better known as Joker!  Before becoming Batman’s #1 nemesis, the Clown Prince of Crime was just a struggling stand-up comic doing his best to make the public smile on the mean streets of Gotham. Can Joaquin Phoenix convince the Now Playing hosts that heartless millionaires like mayoral candidate (and father of Bruce) Thomas Wanye are the true enemies of the people?  And is Hangover director Todd Phillips making a Scorsese inspired tragedy, or Trumpian comedy, out of this atypical DC Comics origin story?  Listen and find out!

Oct 09 2019

2hr 11mins

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Rank #8: Captain America: Civil War

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Is this movie Captain America 3 or Avengers 3? Cap is back and he's brought the whole team. Iron Man, Ant-Man, Black Widow, Vision, Scarlet Witch, and half a dozen other costumed heroes appear--to fight! At issue is the UN wanting to control The Avengers

May 10 2016

2hr 14mins

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Rank #9: Suicide Squad

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Earlier this year DC brought Batman back to the big screen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Now it's time for his nemesis to get the spotlight. Suicide Squad stars
villains like Joker, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and Enchantress -- a group
of bad people who may be able to do some good.  The characters are the
worst of the worst...but is the film also the worst? Join Arnie, Stuart,
and Jakob to find out!

Aug 10 2016

2hr 28mins

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Rank #10: Logan

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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. But now, after playing Wolverine nine times Jackman is ready to hang up his claws. His planned final performance is in Logan -- a violent and dour film that reteams Jackman with The Wolverine director James Mangold. Did Jackman save the best Wolverine for last? Join the Now Playing Podcast hosts to find out!

Mar 07 2017

2hr 7mins

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Rank #11: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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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 have easily crashed. Instead it has become many fans' favorite entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now Gunn is back, as are all the Guardians. The stakes are higher. Does this movie rock as much as the first? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!

May 09 2017

1hr 59mins

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Rank #12: Avengers: Age of Ultron

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The 2015 summer movie season kicks off in a big way with the next Marvel Cinematic Universe film Avengers: Age of Ultron. Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye are back in front of the camera, all again under the direction of geek god Joss Whedon. But with three super-powered baddies and a new Vision for these heroes there is more Avengers to assemble than ever before. Now join Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob to find out how super these heroes were!

May 05 2015

2hr 30mins

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Rank #13: Spider-Man: Homecoming

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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 most super of heroes, Spider-Man, can stand alongside the other cinematic Avengers. But this is this third big-screen incarnation of the wall crawler in 10 years. Does this one swing higher than Raimi's and Webb's movies? Listen to find out!

Jul 11 2017

2hr 26mins

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Rank #14: The Andromeda Strain (1971)

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A whole new kind of sickness struck the 1970s with the release of The Andromeda Strain. Four scientists hunker down in a top secret lab to study the space plague inadvertently brought to Earth by a fallen satellite. Can they find a cure for the killer alien bug before politicians use nukes to inoculate the planet? And will this first film adaptation of Michael Crichton’s bestseller develop a fatal case of disco fever coming from the director of musicals West Side Story and The Sound of Music? Find out now! 

Apr 22 2020

1hr 31mins

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Rank #15: Star Wars

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Star Wars.  It twice became the biggest movie of all time. It has launched a billion dollar empire of movies, toys, and merchandise. It has even started a religion. But now, under the ownership of Disney, the Star Wars universe is set to expand infinitely with a new movie each year -- starting with Episode VII: The Force Awakens.        Now Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart go back to where it all started -- the 1977 original George Lucas film Star Wars (a.k.a. Episode IV: A New Hope). Is the Force still with Star Wars almost 40 years after its release? And which version is better, the Special Edition or the original?  Listen to Now Playing to find out, then join us weekly for more Star Wars reviews culminating with The Force Awakens!

Sep 16 2015

2hr 30mins

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Rank #16: The Prestige

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​After bringing respectability back to the Dark Knight with the 2005 film Batman Begins Nolan reteamed with two of that film's leading actors, Christian Bale and Michael Caine, for The Prestige--an 1899 period piece about two competing illusionists. Does Nolan's non-chronological storytelling and slight of hand produce a prestigious film? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!

Nov 04 2014

1hr 26mins

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Rank #17: Spider-Man: Far From Home Movie Review

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Peter Parker leaves his friendly neighborhood Spider-Man alter ego behind for a journey Far From Home meant to alleviate the loss of mentor Tony Stark. But S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury won’t let the 16-year-old tourist shirk his Avenger duties while on European holiday, rebranding him “Night Monkey” so that Peter can fight elemental monsters alongside new superhero Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). Can the web-slinger still make time to kiss Zendaya on the Eiffel Tower while keeping Venice afloat, or London Bridge from falling down? Listen and find out!

Jul 10 2019

2hr 12mins

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Rank #18: Black Panther

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Chadwick Boseman bounds to the screen as Black Panther - the latest Marvel superhero to leap from comic pages into his own blockbuster movie. Will the newly crowned African Avenger continue to hide his technologically-advanced kingdom from the exploitative Western world? Or will Oakland militant Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) usurp the vibranium throne and use Wakandan firepower to finally Kill Whitey?  The revolution will not be televised… but colonizers Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart will certainly podcast about it all on this epic show.  Listen now! 

Feb 20 2018

2hr 11mins

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Rank #19: Captain Marvel

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Before they reach their End Game, Marvel Studios takes audiences back to where it all began for S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Nick Fury (Samuel “Mother-Flurken” Jackson) - a 1995 close encounter with Captain Marvel. Can Brie Larson’s space invader rectify where her loyalties lie when warring factions of Kree and Skrulls descend upon Earth to claim Annette Bening’s lightspeed technology? And when will the femalien be ready to use her flaming fist power?  Find out if Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob had a Mar-Velous time revisiting the Grunge Era when you Listen Now! 

Mar 13 2019

2hr 25mins

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Rank #20: It: Chapter 2

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It’s 2016, and The Losers Club is all grown up and ready for a rematch with It. Chapter II finds Pennywise waking from his 27 year nap hangry, homicidal, and hot to dance with old Derry foes Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader. Can arcade tokens, yearbook pages, a bunch of shower caps, and other artifacts from an ‘80s childhood be used to complete a Native American ritual that will ‘eighty-six’ this shape-shifting space clown for good? Listen and Find Out!  

Sep 11 2019

3hr 8mins

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