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Old July 14 2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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"Now Playing" Podcast Movie Reviews

Just wanted to check if anybody else listens to this show? I find the production values very high and their criticism is usually extremely well balanced with a broad range of viewpoints. For example, if they are doing a horror series they will usually have a fanboy(the overly nasal Arnie), a casual fan(high-pitched when exciteable Stuart)and a complete noob, Jacob.

Anybody else listen regularly to their shows and if so, what are your favourites?
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Old July 14 2013, 07:13 AM   #2
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Re: "Now Playing" Podcast Movie Reviews

I'm an avid listener of Now Playing. Some of my favorites have been Cabin in the Woods, the Superman series--especially Steel, which was hilarious. The best episodes, often, are the ones on terrible movies.
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Old July 14 2013, 01:46 PM   #3
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I've heard these. Fairly well done and enjoyable.
I listened to their entire James Bond series, I liked that a lot. Didn't always agree but their opinions were interesting.

I tried the Star Trek series, but their views conflicted so strongly with mine I ended up getting angry so I stopped.
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Old July 19 2013, 04:21 AM   #4
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Re: "Now Playing" Podcast Movie Reviews

I have to admit, I'm not overly fond of their latest series with "Road To Perdition" and so on - just don't grab me and I feel the link between the films is EXTREMELY tenuous. There are SO MANY other series still to be done rather than sink to lame ones like this, for example;

The films of Spielberg(break up into decades/eras)
Hitchcock films(same deal)
Eighties films

I suspect they are saving uber series like LOTR, Indy and so forth for a future donation series. Likewise I only ever expect they will do SW for donation and will likely tie it in with the next film release.


Anyway, first world problem.
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Old July 19 2013, 05:00 AM   #5
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Yeah, the latest "DC Hitmen" series seems more like treading water than anything else. I'd have rather they did some one-offs to fill in time until the next series started up.
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Old July 19 2013, 05:57 AM   #6
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I hear ya. There's a ton of movies they could have done as "one-offs" that don't fit into any kind of list.
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Old July 19 2013, 06:39 AM   #7
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Yeah, the latest "DC Hitmen" series seems more like treading water than anything else. I'd have rather they did some one-offs to fill in time until the next series started up.
Or look at some foreign franchises or some direct to dvd ones like Undisputed.
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Old July 19 2013, 06:44 AM   #8
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I purchased the recent donation series, even though I am not a huge fan of the subject matter - just felt like I wanted to contribute. I've never even seen an Evil Dead movie and from the little I've seen, I don't think I ever will.
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