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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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    • 4.3 • 4.7K 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 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 hr 40 min
    Five Ways We’ll Watch Movies in the Future and ‘The Idea of You’

    Five Ways We’ll Watch Movies in the Future and ‘The Idea of You’

    Sean and Amanda share some exciting announcements about the show (1:00), then dig into their experience at four different premium large-format movie theater experiences over the last few weeks (4:00). They later discuss the weekend’s biggest streaming film, the Anne Hathaway vehicle ‘The Idea of You’ (1:00:00). Does the movie work, should it have been in theaters, and what does this signal for Hathaway—one of their favorite stars in Hollywood.

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    ‘The Fall Guy’ and Top Five Ryan Gosling Movies

    ‘The Fall Guy’ and Top Five Ryan Gosling Movies

    Sean and Amanda reflect on the reaction to the 35 Under 35 movie stars list they put together on Tuesday’s episode (1:00), before discussing the new Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt action-comedy-romance movie, ‘The Fall Guy’ (5:00). Then, they revisit the highs of Gosling’s career by each sharing their five favorite performances from his long and chaptered career (51:00).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The 2024 Movie Star Ranking: 35 Under 35

    The 2024 Movie Star Ranking: 35 Under 35

    Sean and Amanda reconvene the movie star committee to rank the 35 most important movie stars under the age of 35, using their proprietary blend of what a star has done already, what they have on their slate next, and what they could turn into in the future. Zendaya, Margot Robbie, Timothée Chalamet, Tom Holland, Jacob Elordi, Florence Pugh … Who will come out on top?

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 2 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4.7K Ratings

4.7K Ratings

Jill Lloyd Flanagan ,

Good mainstream movie podcast

This podcast can be a bit generic at times but Sean and Amanda are both real cinephiles.
My one complaint is that I dont understand why Chris Ryan is their correspondent for horror stuff bc his response to “Skinamarink” shows he doesn’t know anything about horror.

PleaseNoPlease ,

Things I like

Things I like about the pod: Amanda.

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Great!

Love it. Keep it up!

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