Now Playing: The X-Men Retrospective Series

Now Playing: The X-Men Retrospective Series

Published by: Venganza Media, Inc.
12 Episodes | First Released: May 23 '18
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Kmoejo
Aug 23
Rating:   2
Clueless PC Prattle

I started listening to the episode on the first X-Men movie. The first 15 minutes was spent on the prologue where young Erik Lehnsherr (later to become Magneto) is a prisoner at a Nazi death camp with his parents. In my opinion, it’s one of the best openings in a superhero movie. It is a tragically visceral scene that immediately gives insight, understanding, and sympathy for the eventual villain of the movie. It informs Magneto’s motives, sets up the Martin Luther King v Malcom X like struggle between Professor X and Magneto, and illuminates the irony that Erik, now as Magneto, has become the tyrant, the oppressor, and the butcherer of the innocent, much like the Nazi’s that killed his parents. But the podcasters miss these points almost entirely and instead prattle “politically correct” nonsense about how it was disrespectful to the memory of the Holocaust. How is it disrespectful?! Do these podcasters understand the phrase “never forget”? We should never forget the Holocaust and the capacity of man’s evil toward one another, and having this in a superhero movie reminds even teenagers of this tragic reality. The podcasters then move to the scene of the debate on mutant registration. They say that it didn’t seem very realistic in 2000, but is much more realistic now with the “tea party” movement. Once again, they are clueless. The tea party movement was about LIMITING government and its power. Sadly, the podcasters appear to be mere simpletons regurgitating pc propaganda, a cacophony of cymbal banging in a vacuous wind tunnel. At this point, I stopped the podcast to search for something more intelligent and entertaining.

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starfleet3000
Jan 21 '18
Rating:   10
The best movie review podcast. PERIOD!

I’ve been listening to Now Playing since the beginning and the shows just get better and better.Arnie, Jacob and Stewart have great viewpoints and opinions on the movies they revue, even making me see some movies in a new light. They have a good time together discussing the movies and Arnie and Stewart have such a long friendship that it makes the banter all the better. You need to listen to this show if you love movie!!!!

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RasAlGhul
Feb 26 '17
Rating:   6
Avengers

Leaving this review here since your avengers retrospective disappeared. Do a little research on pronunciation! It's pronounced Door-mah-moo! Amon-tee-ya-do! Geez!

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JSR_kfriem
Oct 19 '11
Rating:   10
Another winner

This installment in the "Now Playing Marvel Movie Retrospective" is a leap forward in podcasting evolution.Do you know what happens to a film-lover when they listen to this retrospective series?

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mister vega
Jun 28 '11
Rating:   10
Great reviews! Great variety of films!

I started listening to the X-Men First Class episode, and stuck around for the other X-Men eps, Marvel eps, Karate Kid, Green Lantern and more! I agree with most of their view points, but it's great to hear them call out so many different aspects about these films that I may have not know or never thought of! "Now Playing" is now my favorite film review podcast! Keep up the work guys!

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kidyyy
Jun 13 '11
Rating:   10
great

this is a great movie review series. i highly recommend these podcasts

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RickyRahl
Jun 11 '11
Rating:   10
first class

hey guy i agree everything you said about first class. it was the best of all the xmen movie. and i think it should be a reboot series

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Pandxman
Jun 8 '11
Rating:   10
X-Men:First Class, First Class Review!!!

Thank you so much for discussing this awesome film! I agree that it engages you

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SapiensStrength
Jun 6 '11
Rating:   10
My new favorite Podcast !

I love the Now Playing series ! Stumbled upon them a couple months ago, and now Im hooked. I look forward to listening to them when I workout, run , or on road trips. It refreshes my memory on movies and pop culture , and re ignites my interest in movies I haven't seen. LOVE the show, keep up the good work !

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marsFUapple
Jun 6 '11
Rating:   8
Good review

This was an interesting review, this is my first time listening to a full movie review and let's just say I was impressed! I wanted to listen to it. You guys do a good job of covering All parts of the movie. this really made me want to watch the movie again and see the things you guys very clearly pointed out that I missed. One little correction, if I may, Caleb Landry Jones isn't Irish, he was born in Texas. In an interview he said that he was told to create the character of Banshee as he wanted to, and he seemed most comfortable with being American. I strangely seem to be the only one who knows anything about him. It annoys me that no one bothers to look these things up. Otherwise, good review

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jfh_leader
Jun 2 '11
Rating:   10
X-Men

Best Podcast on planet earth!

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