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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, Van Lathan, and Bill Simmons.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 15 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, Van Lathan, and Bill Simmons.

    The Box Office Crisis, a ‘Furiosa’ Deep Dive, and the 'Mad Max' Movie Rankings

    The Box Office Crisis, a ‘Furiosa’ Deep Dive, and the 'Mad Max' Movie Rankings

    Sean opens the podcast by sharing some extended thoughts about the state of the box office as it relates to George Miller’s ‘Furiosa’ (1:00). Then, Chris Ryan and Joanna Robinson join to do a deeper dive into ‘Furiosa’ and its various successes and limitations (17:00), before ranking every installment in the ‘Mad Max’ saga (1:15:00).

    Host: Sean Fennessey
    Guests: Chris Ryan and Joanna Robinson
    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    ‘Furiosa’ Is Here! Witness It!

    ‘Furiosa’ Is Here! Witness It!

    Sean and Amanda dig into a spoiler-filled conversation about George Miller’s newest installment in his ‘Mad Max’ canon—the Anya Taylor-Joy– and Chris Hemsworth–starring ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.’ They discuss how it compares to 2015's ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ whether comparisons are fair or useful, the performances at the heart of the film, its visual prowess, its spot in the year of movies, whether it will have any chance at the Oscars, and more.

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    May Movie Massacre: ‘IF,’ ‘Back to Black,’ and ‘Unfrosted’

    May Movie Massacre: ‘IF,’ ‘Back to Black,’ and ‘Unfrosted’

    Sean and Amanda are joined by Midnight Boy and resident hater Charles Holmes to discuss a trio of less-than-ideal movies out right now: John Krasinski’s semi-animated ‘IF’ (1:00), the Amy Winehouse biopic ‘Back to Black’ (45:00), and Jerry Seinfeld’s nightmarish directorial debut, ‘Unfrosted’ (1:07:00).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Charles Holmes
    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    The Action Movie Scene Draft

    The Action Movie Scene Draft

    We are drafting again! Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan reunite for a draft of the coolest scenes in action movie history.

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Chris Ryan
    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 49 min
    ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ and the 'Apes' Movie Rankings

    ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ and the 'Apes' Movie Rankings

    Sean and Amanda are joined by Van Lathan to discuss the new installment in the ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise, the enduring power of the ‘Apes’ IP, and how it relates to modern IP storytelling (1:00). Finally, they rank the 10 films in the franchise (1:05:00).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Van Lathan
    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    An Ask-Us-Anything Mailbag, and ‘I Saw the TV Glow,’ with Jane Schoenbrun

    An Ask-Us-Anything Mailbag, and ‘I Saw the TV Glow,’ with Jane Schoenbrun

    Sean and Amanda answer your questions about the 2024 box office, roasts, YouTube movie clips, repertory theaters, and more (1:00). Then, Sean is joined by Mean Pod Guy Adam Nayman to discuss an exciting new release, Jane Schoenbrun’s ‘I Saw the TV Glow,’ and its unique blend of body horror, nostalgia, and identity (1:15:00). Finally, Sean is joined by Schoenbrun to discuss the making of the movie, growing up hooked in to television, and what kind of films they’re interested in making moving forward (1:45:00).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guests: Jane Schoenbrun and Adam Nayman
    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 2 hrs 40 min

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