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Become a Paid Subscriber and get bonus podcasts: https://anchor.fm/nowplayingpodcast/subscribe Three playful movie reviewers break down a variety of film franchises by dedicating a podcast to every single sequel, reboot, and spin-off in a series. In-depth conversations cover production history, literary sources, gossip, merchandising, and personal opinion with humor and critical insight. No cinematic universe is too obscure or sacred! Over 1,200 reviews at http://nowplayingpodcast.com
 
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Before there was a League of DC Superpets, there was Underdog… the clumsy police beagle turned into a flying canine crime fighter by mad scientist Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones). But can Walt Disney turn a 1960s Saturday morning cartoon created by cereal makers into something that satisfies the tastes of a new generation of superhero fans weaned …
 
Midnight Sun puts a new light on Stephanie Meyer’s first novel by retelling Twilight through the silver eyes of Edward the vampire. Will fans still swoon over his love affair with Bella Swan knowing he was really fantasizing about committing violence against her body and soul? And what do the rest of the Cullen clan think about a mortal girl from A…
 
After five years living in the shadows, Kate Beckinsale returns to the Underworld universe ready to kick Lycan ass and win the Blood Wars for the vampires. But can the single mother prevent enemies on both sides of the conflict from hunting down and drinking the hybrid blood of her runaway daughter Eve? And will Selene find true friends or just new…
 
Arnie and Justin talk to Hasbro's Star Wars brand team, Patrick and Chris. They discuss the Black Series and The Vintage Collection, why does Black Series get more figures, why isn't there more focus on classic and background characters, and much, much more!By Venganza Media Inc.
 
Bella Swan grows up fast in Breaking Dawn - dealing with marriage, motherhood, and rigor mortis all in one giant Twilight conclusion. Will author Stephanie Meyer give her undead Heathcliff and Cathy the happy ending that’s so far eluded their teenage courtship? And are things better or worse between Edward and Jacob now that the werewolf has given …
 
Breaking bones, not Breaking Dawn Six years after putting Underworld on ice, Kate Beckinsale is slipping on a leather catsuit and Awakening to the joy of blasting more werewolves. But how will Selene adapt to a future where humans are now the Death Dealers, driving both Lycans and vampires into hiding? And has eternal love Scott Speedman gone missi…
 
It's been three years since the last proper San Diego Comic-Con International. Now, finally, this week it makes its return for 2022, and likely 120,000 fans will gather. Yet, this will be a different feeling SDCC (and not just because of mask mandates). Hasbro has no sales booth, and no Marvel exclusive. The Hasbro Marvel panel is Friday, not Satur…
 
It's been three years since the last proper San Diego Comic-Con International. Now, finally, this week it makes its return for 2022, and likely 120,000 fans will gather. Yet, this will be a different feeling SDCC (and not just because of mask mandates). Hasbro has no sales booth, and no Marvel exclusive. The Hasbro Marvel panel is Friday, not Satur…
 
Double Rainbow Chris Hemsworth and ex-girlfriend Natalie Portman attempt to bury the hatchet after she lifts his hammer and becomes another Thor in the latest Marvel adventure Love & Thunder. Is the superhero couple falling into a parent trap by rescuing the children of New Asgard from disillusioned zealot Christian Bale? Or is this God Butcher rig…
 
The romance between sullen teen Bella and immortal vampire Edward gets overshadowed by the backstories of several supporting characters in Eclipse, Stephanie Meyer’s third Twilight novel. Will battle scars and tales of war make readers think differently of Jasper Whitlock? Does jealous Rosalie Hale become more sympathetic after hearing how she was …
 
Hasbro's got their Mojo workin…does it work on you? An exciting livestream revealed a slew of unexpected figures, including Spider-Man from the '70s Japanese TV Series, a Mojoworld four-pack, Morph from the '90s X-Men Animated Series, a giant Sentinel to go with the Retro 3.75" Line, and more! Our hosts run down the most exciting updates on this ep…
 
Hasbro's got their Mojo workin.does it work on you? An exciting livestream revealed a slew of unexpected figures, including Spider-Man from the '70s Japanese TV Series, a Mojoworld four-pack, Morph from the '90s X-Men Animated Series, a giant Sentinel to go with the Retro 3.75" Line, and more! Our hosts run down the most exciting updates on this ep…
 
Egypt’s first superhero… or a Chicago gangsta stuck in da Nile? Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina) spends his days hawking trinkets at a museum gift shop, and his nights sleepwalking around the globe as a mummified mercenary named Moon Knight. Should the scatterbrained crime fighter try to figure out his multiple personalities in a sanitarium run by Black Ph…
 
‘I’m sorry I can’t be the right monster for you Bella” Bella Swan can’t wait to die so she can spend all future birthdays sucking face with vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen in the second Twilight novel. Will things end tragically between the odd couple once author Stephanie Meyer starts quoting Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet? And is Bella’s native f…
 
With all of the Toy Story seemingly told, Pixar rockets back into the past to give us a cinematic origin story for Buzz Lightyear voiced by Chris Evans. Can the cocky Space Ranger learn to work with a team of misfits after his arrogance maroons the mission on a planet crawling with deadly bugs, lethal vines, and killer robots? And does Buzz have a …
 
“Do I dazzle you?” Stephanie Meyer drove a stake into typical literary depictions of vampires when she published her 2005 bestseller Twilight. What is it about Bella Swan that makes the chaste heroine so irresistible to every living and undead boy in Forks, Washington? And was it a good look for suitor Edward Cullen to take off the Dracula cape and…
 
Fellowship of the Wild Things Kate Beckinsale steps away from the Underworld franchise so that her real life ex Michael Sheen can get some time in the sun as star of prequel Rise of the Lycans. Did Bill Nighy start an eternal war when he adopted a werewolf cub destined to lead human slaves and wilderness beasts in an uprising against vampire aristo…
 
Hasbro broke new ground with the Sentinel Haslab project. It set records for the biggest Haslab response (until beaten by the Hasbro Galactus a year later). It became the largest Marvel Legends figure of all time. It could be Master Mold, Tri-Sentinel, Battle Damaged, or regular. It was an ambitious project, preceded by awe-inspiring online tease p…
 
Hasbro broke new ground with the Sentinel Haslab project. It set records for the biggest Haslab response (until beaten by the Hasbro Galactus a year later). It became the largest Marvel Legends figure of all time. It could be Master Mold, Tri-Sentinel, Battle Damaged, or regular. It was an ambitious project, preceded by awe-inspiring online tease p…
 
Dinosaurs have escaped Jurassic World and claimed Dominion over all of the Earth in the sixth chapter of Steven Spielberg’s popular franchise. Is CEO Campbell Scott out to save humanity by bringing the big lizards to his Italian sanctuary, or just using their extinct DNA to conduct more unethical genetic experiments? And how well are veterans Jeff …
 
Scott Speedman may have morphed into the perfect halfbreed boyfriend for vampire Kate Beckinsale at the end of Underworld, but there has been no Evolution in her clan’s thinking when it comes to interspecies romance. Can the pair escape the nocturnal city and find a place for themselves within a primordial forest? And what happens when winged Elder…
 
Long before Bella had to choose between vampire and werewolf boyfriends, Kate Beckinsale was two-fisting pistols to save star-crossed Lycan lover Scott Speedman from her judgey undead family in Underworld. Is the director of Live Free Or Die Hard a wise man for placing the story of Romeo & Juliet inside The Matrix? Or is Len Wiseman just a letch in…
 
Turns out Jack Nicholson did not forget Chinatown as advised, but pulled double duty 16 years later as director and star of the sequel The Two Jakes. Did Harvey Keitel hire our heartbroken private eye because he needs help confronting a duplicitous wife, or because the sting will provide cover when he murders a business partner? And how did the lon…
 
Forget it, Jake. It’s Podcasting. Jack Nicholson goes sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong in the Oscar-winning 1974 noir Chinatown. Can the private eye connect the dots between the missing girlfriend of a city official and LA’s vanishing water supply? Is femme fatale Faye Dunaway really falling for the gumshoe, or just taking Jake to the bedr…
 
We knew it was coming...now we know what it looks like: Hasbro's plastic-free packaging. This step towards sustainable packaging is certainly making waves among those who like to keep their figures mint in package. (Some people even buy extra plastic to protect Hasbro's paper-and-plastic packaging). On this new podcast our hosts react to the first …
 
We knew it was coming...now we know what it looks like: Hasbro's plastic-free packaging. This step towards sustainable packaging is certainly making waves among those who like to keep their figures mint in package. (Some people even buy extra plastic to protect Hasbro's paper-and-plastic packaging). On this new podcast our hosts react to the first …
 
Smokin’ In The Girls’ Room 11-year-old Charlie McGee might look like just another snowflake who can’t manage her emotions, but tell her she’s no Drew Barrymore and you’ve got a real Firestarter on your hands in 2022. Is proud papa Zac Efron pushing his telekinetic daughter to make the right choices, and avoid being captured by Native American assas…
 
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