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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.

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    • 4.4 • 3.6K 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, Shea Serrano, Van Lathan, and Bill Simmons.

    The ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Fiasco

    The ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Fiasco

    It’s the movie event of the fall, but not in a good way. Sean and Amanda break down all things ‘Don’t Worry Darling,’ Olivia Wilde’s controversy-racked new thriller, and talk about the most scandalous productions in movie history (2:00). Then, Sean is joined by Brett Morgen, direct of the new David Bowie documentary ‘Moonage Daydream’ (1:05:00).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Brett Morgen
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    ‘The Woman King’ and 10 Movies to See Now. Plus: The Best and Worst Films at TIFF.

    ‘The Woman King’ and 10 Movies to See Now. Plus: The Best and Worst Films at TIFF.

    After a quiet few weeks, movies are back in theaters in a big way—and none bigger than Gina Prince-Bythewood’s warrior epic ‘The Woman King.’ Sean and Amanda break down the new Viola Davis vehicle and nine more new releases, including a pair of disturbing horror movies, a David Bowie doc, and, um, ‘Pinocchio’ (2:00). Then, Adam Nayman joins Sean to share a report from the Toronto International Film Festival, including word on Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans,’ ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,’ and ‘My Policeman’ (56:00).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Adam Nayman
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    The 1980s Comedy Movie Draft

    The 1980s Comedy Movie Draft

    We are drafting again! And we’re widening the scope this time around. Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan pick their faves and foil their pals in a draft of 1980s comedy movies.

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Chris Ryan
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    'Barbarian'!!!

    'Barbarian'!!!

    The no. 1 movie in America is a depraved, completely unpredictable horror movie: hallelujah! Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan (2:00) to talk about this wonderful freak show before Sean is joined by writer-director Zach Cregger (53:00).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guests: Chris Ryan and Zach Cregger
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    500th Episode Call-In Spectacular!

    500th Episode Call-In Spectacular!

    We did it—500 episodes! To celebrate, Sean, Amanda, and Bobby are taking your calls and answering your burning questions about their favorite episodes, movie theater experiences, Big-Pic bits, and the future of the show.

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    10 Way-Too-Early Oscar Predictions and the Best Movies at Telluride

    10 Way-Too-Early Oscar Predictions and the Best Movies at Telluride

    The Oscars Show is back! Sean recounts his biggest takeaways from Telluride and what can be gleaned for the upcoming awards season, before Sean and Amanda share their semi-serious predictions for an Oscars show that is six months away.

    To call in and leave a voicemail for our 500th episode mailbag, give us a ring at (916) 900-2826‬.

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

HermansSpecialMilk ,

More!!

Omg please do more “explain the plot of horror movies to Amanda” episodes I’m never going to watch these movies but this is a great way to have fun and still feel like a part of the conversation around it.

This is my favorite podcast. I love the chemistry between the hosts and I always come away from it feeling a sense of understanding about each episode’s topic. Congrats on 500, guys!

hbdinwid1 ,

80’s Comedy categories

These should have been the 80’s comedy categories:
1. John Hughes
2. Rom-com
3. Slapstick
4. Dark comedy
5. Unintentional
6. Family
7. Action/horror/sci-fi
8. Oscar
9. Wildcard

Too many movies were left on the board. Wouldve been great to expand for this one.

Anfjdoslsjrkdl ,

Who doesn’t like hobbits?

What’s wrong with that lady?!?

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