491 episodes

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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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.

    The Ethan Hawke Hall of Fame and ‘The Black Phone’

    The Ethan Hawke Hall of Fame and ‘The Black Phone’

    Chris Ryan joins Sean to discuss the new horror thriller 'The Black Phone,' which stars one of our most beloved actors, Ethan Hawke (1:00). Then, they build out the Hawke Hall of Fame with his 10 essential performances (25:00).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey
    Guest: Chris Ryan
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    ‘Elvis,’ ‘Walk Hard’ and Top Five Music Biopics

    ‘Elvis,’ ‘Walk Hard’ and Top Five Music Biopics

    Baz Luhrmann’s latest film, a life-spanning biopic of Elvis Presley, is here, and Sean and Amanda are breaking down this exhaustive, expansive new film (1:00). Then, Adam Nayman joins to discuss the prescient comedy ‘Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story’ and their favorite music biopics (24:00).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Adam Nayman
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    ‘Lightyear’ and Five Signs of the Streaming Movie Apocalypse

    ‘Lightyear’ and Five Signs of the Streaming Movie Apocalypse

    Sean and Amanda break down 'Lightyear,' the one new movie in theaters while a whole bundle of new movies are streaming at home right now, and what that tells us about the state of the movie business.

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    ‘Spiderhead’ and the Five Netflix Movies That Matter

    ‘Spiderhead’ and the Five Netflix Movies That Matter

    It’s real and it’s here. Chris Ryan joins Sean to discuss Netflix’s new sci-fi drama ‘Spiderhead.’ Then they discuss Netflix’s challenges as a movie studio in 2022 (1:00). Finally, ‘Spiderhead’ screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick discuss with Sean how they came to adapt a George Saunders short story and their careers (56:00).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey
    Guests: Chris Ryan, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    The 2009 Movie Draft

    The 2009 Movie Draft

    We are drafting again! And Amanda is back! She and Sean are joined by Chris Ryan to pick their faves and foil their pals in a draft of the movies from 2009.

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Chris Ryan
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    'Jurassic World: Dominion’ and the Jurassic Movie Rankings

    'Jurassic World: Dominion’ and the Jurassic Movie Rankings

    There’s a new installment of the ‘Jurassic World’ series. Bryan Curtis joins Sean to break down the conclusion of the Jurassic saga and ranks all six films.

    Host: Sean Fennessey
    Guest: Bryan Curtis
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 8 min

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