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Now Playing Podcast is a weekly film review podcast and the flagship program in the Venganza Media Podcasting Network.

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Is This How Theaters Die? Not With a Bang, But a Whimper?

October is a time for scary movies to play large in packed theaters. But this is 2020. The theaters aren't packed, and the scariest thing in the auditorium may be the person two seats away from you with a cough or a runny nose. There have been many think pieces published regarding the viability of cinemas in 2020 and beyond. This is not one of those. It's now clear: the theatrical experience as we know it won't survive their coronavirus…

31 Nights of Now Playing Horror

At long last, we’ve reached October, and this one is bigger than ever.  Not only does Halloween fall on a weekend – so me and Geto Boys will be trick-or-treatin’ – but it’s the end of Daylight Saving Time in the U.S., meaning an extra hour to indulge in your favorite horror flicks. To celebrate this glorious occasion, we here at Now Playing Podcast have compiled a list of recommends for a bloody October binge. These 33 picks cover decades of horror…

Everything Coming to Now Playing Podcast in October 2020

At last, October has arrived, and we can take a break from the horrors of reality to enjoy make believe scares. This month, Now Playing Podcast is serving up some laughter alongside buckets of blood, with Tremors on the main feed and two long-requested retrospectives on their way to supporters of the show’s bi-annual donation drive. Here’s everything coming to Now Playing Podcast in October 2020. October 6 – Tremors 4: The Legend Begins It’s odd when a prequel has a number…

After 'Black Widow' Exit, Is Bond Bound for 2021?

The departure of Disney’s Black Widow leaves No Time to Die as the lone tentpole film on the November calendar. The 25th James Bond film, and the last to feature Daniel Craig as 007, has been delayed once already in 2020. Will fans have to wait even longer? As Bond is undoubtedly a British export, Now Playing Podcast editor and UK resident Adam Berry weighs in on No Time to Die’s fate, and the current state of moviegoing, from across the pond.  Currently, major theater chains – Showcase, Odeon, Vue,…

Marvel Moves Black Widow (Again) - Release Date May, 2021

Is a year without a new Marvel movie really a year? (No, New Mutants doesn't count) Marvel's Black Widow is now opening May 7, 2021 -- more than a full year after its original release date of May 1, 2020, Disney announced on Wednesday. The decision to punt what would be the first film in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will have an expected ripple effect on the studio's calendar. As a result of Black Widow's move, Marvel's…