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The Ringer dives into movies as Sean Fennessey sits down with Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers, breaks down the latest industry trends, handicaps the upcoming Oscars race, and reviews new films with Ringer colleagues like Shea Serrano, Amanda Dobbins, and Bill Simmons.

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The Ringer dives into movies as Sean Fennessey sits down with Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers, breaks down the latest industry trends, handicaps the upcoming Oscars race, and reviews new films with Ringer colleagues like Shea Serrano, Amanda Dobbins, and Bill Simmons.

    The Movie Star Ranking: 35 Under 35 | The Big Picture

    The Movie Star Ranking: 35 Under 35 | The Big Picture

    With no new movies on the horizon, we have resorted to ridiculous rankings. First up, a completely unscientific but emotionally charged rundown of the 35 best, most exciting movie stars under the age of 35 working today in Hollywood. How did we choose them? Did your internet boyfriend make the cut? Is playing a superhero a prerequisite for this list? Tune in to find out.




    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    • 1 hr 53 min
    We're Watching Every New Movie at Home Now. Is That a Good Thing? Plus: Bill Simmons on 'The Hunt.' | The Big Picture

    We're Watching Every New Movie at Home Now. Is That a Good Thing? Plus: Bill Simmons on 'The Hunt.' | The Big Picture

    Suddenly, nearly every 2020 movie that's been released is available at home. Sean and Amanda break down our new (hopefully temporary) reality of home consumption, discuss the drawbacks of the VOD economy, and go in-depth on two new at-home releases, 'The Hunt' and 'Emma.' (0:32). Then, Bill Simmons stops by to talk about how excited he is for the future of seeing new movies from the comfort of his home, and why 'The Hunt' was the perfect movie for that experience (58:30).




    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    Guest: Bill Simmons

    • 1 hr 26 min
    100 Movies for You: A Streaming Recommendation Mega-Mailbag | The Big Picture

    100 Movies for You: A Streaming Recommendation Mega-Mailbag | The Big Picture

    You asked and we answered. After diving into the mailbag, Sean and Amanda tackled all your questions and came up with dozens of movies to watch during self-quarantine. Plus: We discuss the future of the Oscars in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the postponement of the Cannes Film Festival, the watch-at-home problem, and the absolute disgrace of #ReleaseTheButtholeCut.




    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Movie Theaters Are Closed. When They Reopen, Will the Movies Follow? | The Big Picture

    Movie Theaters Are Closed. When They Reopen, Will the Movies Follow? | The Big Picture

    With virtually every major new release pushed back and the box office recording a record low over the weekend, movie theaters have shuttered around the country to battle the coronavirus. And some studios are starting to make their movies widely available on streaming services and VOD platforms. Sean and Amanda talk about the brave new world of movies, what these radical changes could portend for releases both big and small, and whether the industry will ever be able to turn back to the old way of doing things. They also make some streaming recommendations for the self-quarantined and pick the one 2020 release they'd like to have in their homes right now.




    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Hollywood Is Pressing Pause. So Stream These Movies. | The Big Picture

    Hollywood Is Pressing Pause. So Stream These Movies. | The Big Picture

    The coronavirus and new social distancing measures have led most major studios to delay their spring theatrical releases. With blockbuster titles like 'Fast & Furious 9,' 'Mulan,' and 'A Quiet Place: Part II' on hold and many people quarantined at home, streaming has become the movie lover's refuge. Sean and Amanda talk about the long-term ramifications of the delays and then they each pick three movies from three different streaming services to get you through a long weekend free of human contact.




    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    • 49 min
    How the Coronavirus Is Affecting the Movie Industry. Plus: 'Onward' and the Future of Pixar. | The Big Picture

    How the Coronavirus Is Affecting the Movie Industry. Plus: 'Onward' and the Future of Pixar. | The Big Picture

    The spread of COVID-19 has struck virtually every part of communal life, including the movie theater. With more people staying home to watch movies, Sean and Amanda look at some of the short- and long-term ramifications that anxiety from the coronavirus has provoked (0:41). Then, The Ringer's noted dad Jason Gallagher stops by to discuss the latest Pixar film, 'Onward'; whether the company's movies are aimed at kids or adults; and where the studio is headed after 22 feature films (20:41).




    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    Guest: Jason Gallagher

    • 52 min

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