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Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins review the movies you need to see. Plus: Top 5s, Movie Drafts, Oscars analysis, and more, featuring a rotating cast of Ringer colleagues like Chris Ryan, Shea Serrano, Van Lathan, and Bill Simmons.

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    • 4.6 • 148 Ratings

Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins review the movies you need to see. Plus: Top 5s, Movie Drafts, Oscars analysis, and more, featuring a rotating cast of Ringer colleagues like Chris Ryan, Shea Serrano, Van Lathan, and Bill Simmons.

    ‘Prey’ and the ‘Predator’ Movie Rankings

    ‘Prey’ and the ‘Predator’ Movie Rankings

    The latest in the ‘Predator’ movie saga, ‘Prey,’ is streaming on Hulu now. Chris Ryan joins Sean to talk about the film and where it sits in the ‘Predator’ canon (1:00). Then, ‘Prey’ director Dan Trachtenberg talks with Sean about how he made the film (44:00).

    Host: Sean Fennessey
    Guests: Dan Trachtenberg and Chris Ryan
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    ‘Bullet Train’ and the Top 5 Movies Set on a Train

    ‘Bullet Train’ and the Top 5 Movies Set on a Train

    ‘Bullet Train’, a new movie set—you guessed it—on a Bullet Train, hits theaters this weekend. Van Lathan joins Sean to discuss the star-studded Brad Pitt action vehicle, and then they share their top five favorite movies set on the railway (23:00).

    Host: Sean Fennessey
    Guest: Van Lathan
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Five New Films to Stream, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ for Best Picture, and a Summer Movie Mailbag

    Five New Films to Stream, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ for Best Picture, and a Summer Movie Mailbag

    Sean shares five new films to stream (1:00) before opening up the mailbag to answer your questions and beat the summer doldrums (22:00).
    Host: Sean Fennessey
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    ‘The Gray Man’ and the Top 10 Trash Special Ops Movies

    ‘The Gray Man’ and the Top 10 Trash Special Ops Movies

    The Russo Brothers’ new Netflix action extravaganza got Sean and Chris Ryan thinking about a subgenre they love: trashy spy subcontractor stories. They discuss ‘The Gray Man’ (1:00) and the movies it’s lifting from in depth (33:00).

    Host: Sean Fennessey
    Guest: Chris Ryan
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    The 1987 Mega-Movie Draft With Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary!

    The 1987 Mega-Movie Draft With Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary!

    We are drafting again and we have some special guests: Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary, longtime friends, filmmaking collaborators, and the hosts of the Video Archives Podcast join Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan to pick their faves and foil their pals in a draft of the movies from 1987.

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guests: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary, and Chris Ryan
    Producers: Bobby Wagner
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    • 2 hrs 30 min
    ‘Nope’ With Jordan Peele!

    ‘Nope’ With Jordan Peele!

    ‘Nope,’ Jordan Peele’s third feature film as writer-director, is in theaters now. Sean and Van Lathan dig into this complex, fascinating extraterrestrial tale (1:00), before Peele himself joins to talk about how and why he made his movie (1:05:00).

    Host: Sean Fennessey
    Guests: Jordan Peele and Van Lathan
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

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Great hosts

Love the podcast and the chemistry of the hosts + <3 CR

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Very entertaining and addictive listen.

Sean Fennessey is an absolute stone cold amazing host, and Chris Ryan an incredibly entertaining regular.
Their fun, fantastic chemistry make this podcast an amazing and very addictive listen.

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Love the addition of Joanna

Smart, fun and passionate conversations

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