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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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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.

    ‘Twisters’ Rocks! Plus, the Top Five Natural Disaster Movies.

    ‘Twisters’ Rocks! Plus, the Top Five Natural Disaster Movies.

    Sean and Amanda discuss one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, ‘Twisters,’ starring their guy Glen Powell alongside Daisy Edgar-Jones (1:00). Then, in honor of the genre that ‘Twister’ amplified in the ’90s, they discuss what makes natural disaster movies so appealing and which are the most successful (40:00).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    The 2000s Summer Blockbuster Draft (Live!)

    The 2000s Summer Blockbuster Draft (Live!)

    We’re drafting again! Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan to draft 2000s summer blockbusters.

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    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Chris Ryan
    Producer: Aleya Zenieris and Jack Sanders
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Evil in ‘Longlegs’ and the Serial Killer Movie Canon

    The Evil in ‘Longlegs’ and the Serial Killer Movie Canon

    Sean is joined by Rob Mahoney to appraise just how terrifying ‘Longlegs’ is after all the buzz (1:00). Then, they run through the canon of serial killer movies, a horror subgenre that distinguishes itself from slashers (26:00). Finally, Sean is joined by ‘Longlegs’ director Osgood Perkins to discuss his career, the particular elements of ‘Longlegs’ he was most interested in exploring, how a film like this gets received by wider audiences, and more (1:02:00).

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    Host: Sean Fennessey
    Guests: Rob Mahoney and Osgood Perkins
    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Brad Pitt’s ‘F1’ Trailer Hype, Mia Goth’s ‘MaXXXine’ Madness, and ‘Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F’

    Brad Pitt’s ‘F1’ Trailer Hype, Mia Goth’s ‘MaXXXine’ Madness, and ‘Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F’

    Sean and Amanda react to the trailer for ‘F1,’ Joseph Kosinski’s follow-up to ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ starring Brad Pitt as a Formula One driver (1:00), then react to the news of the Paramount sale going through (5:00). They later dig into Ti West’s third installment in the ‘X’ trilogy, ‘MaXXXine’ (10:00). Next, they’re joined by Van Lathan to discuss Eddie Murphy’s return to the ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ franchise in this past weekend’s Netflix release: ‘Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F’ (28:00). Sean and Amanda then briefly discuss ‘Despicable Me 4’ and the state of the box office, as it has bounced back recently (50:00), before Sean is finally joined by West to discuss ‘MaXXXine’ in further depth, talk about why he wanted to stay in this story, and dig into some of the myriad influences on the film (58:00).

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    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guests: Ti West and Van Lathan
    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    The 10 Best Movies of the Year … So Far

    The 10 Best Movies of the Year … So Far

    Sean and Amanda are joined by a deep bench of Ringer colleagues to share their favorite movies of the year. The selections range from heavy hitters like ‘Dune: Part Two’ and ‘Challengers’ to big swings like ‘Civil War.’ And, of course, Glen Powell will feature.

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    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guests: Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, Joanna Robinson, Van Lathan, Charles Holmes, Adam Nayman, Rob Mahoney
    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    The 2024 Movie Auction: Chapter Two

    The 2024 Movie Auction: Chapter Two

    Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan for part two of the 2024 movie auction. They nominate 15 films they’re excited for—including some important movies out of Cannes, an M. Night Shyamalan thriller, a Brad Pitt and George Clooney reunion, and more—and bid on who will get each movie on their team.

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    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Chris Ryan
    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 35 min

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