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The Ringer

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The Ringer dives into movies as Sean Fennessey sits down with Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers, breaks down the latest industry trends, handicaps the upcoming Oscars race, and reviews new films with Ringer colleagues like Shea Serrano, Amanda Dobbins, and Bill Simmons.

Latest Episodes

Top Five Apocalypse Movies, Plus the Return of James Gray

It’s armageddon time. Or at least it feels that way these days.Sean and Amanda talk about coping with the ongoing fear and frustration by doing what they always do: talking about movies they like. In this case, they discuss their top five favorite apocalypse movies (1:15). Then, Sean is joined by James Gray for a wide-ranging conversation about working as a filmmaker during quarantine, the Hollywood history he’s been sharing with his kids, and more (54:44). Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: James Gray

119 MIN4 d ago
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Top Five Apocalypse Movies, Plus the Return of James Gray

Are Movie Theaters Screwed?

The AMC theater chain cut a deal with Universal last week, ending a months-long standoff over the future of film distribution. What does the deal mean for the moviegoing experience? Will more chains and more studios join in? Will we see more movies at home? Amanda and Sean break it all down (1:06), along with news about the star of Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, the state of film festivals in 2020, and the new Seth Rogen HBO Max comedy 'An American Pickle' (32:55). Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

57 MIN6 d ago
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Are Movie Theaters Screwed?

The F**k, Marry, Kill Game: Oliver Stone Movies

With the release of his new memoir 'Chasing the Light,' the provocative, award-winning writer-director Oliver Stone is back in the news. Amanda and Sean take a deep dive into the book and Stone's career, examining his origin story, his reputation as a Baby Boomer artist, and his incredible body of work. Then, to verify their feelings on his movies, they play a personally revealing round of Fuck, Marry, Kill with all 20 of his feature films. Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

119 MIN1 w ago
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The F**k, Marry, Kill Game: Oliver Stone Movies

10 Predictions About the Future of Movies. Plus: Ron Howard!

'Tenet'is delayed until Labor Day. 'Top Gun: Maverick' has been bumped to 2021. And yet 'The NewMutants' is scheduled to open in theaters on August 28. Everything in the world of movies is up for grabs. So we’re opening up the mailbagand answeringall your questions about what the hell movies will even be in the future (6:13). Then, Sean is joined by legendary filmmaker Ron Howard to discuss his career and his new documentary 'Rebuilding Paradise' (1:03:20). Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest:Ron Howard

103 MIN1 w ago
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10 Predictions About the Future of Movies. Plus: Ron Howard!

Introducing the Movie Draft: 2010 Edition

This is an episode about movies in the year 2010. Why? Well, it’s been 10 years since 2010, 10 long years in the life cycle of American movies. A lot has changed. Earlier this week, we celebrated the decade anniversary of 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' with a special episode. What else happened in movies that year? How could we have a fun conversation that didn’t just rehash the release schedule? We got an idea for a kind of movie draft: six categories, six picks each, snake-style. Chris Ryan joins Sean and Amanda to determine who has the best 2010 movie roster. Listen and decide for yourselves. Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Chris Ryan

74 MIN2 w ago
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Introducing the Movie Draft: 2010 Edition

Celebrating ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ 10 Years Later With Edgar Wright

It's been a decade since the release of one of the most prescient, purely entertaining movies of the century: Edgar Wright's 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.' To celebrate the anniversary, Sean is joined by 'Pilgrim' superfans Jason Concepcion and Van Lathan to break down the best scenes, characters, fights, and lines in the movie (5:01). Then Edgar Wright stops by to talk about the making of the movie and the likelihood of a sequel (47:28). Bread makes you fat?!? Hosts: Sean Fennessey Guests: Jason Concepcion, Van Lathan, and Edgar Wright

95 MIN2 w ago
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Celebrating ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ 10 Years Later With Edgar Wright

Top Five Summertime Movies

Summer movie season has effectively been canceled, but we're still thinking about what summer means to the movies. Chris Ryan joins Sean and Amanda to talk about what makes a summer flick, and then they share their top fives. Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Chris Ryan

77 MIN3 w ago
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Top Five Summertime Movies

‘Palm Springs Is The Year’s Most Fun Movie. Plus: Introducing ‘The Connect’ With Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion.

The perfect quarantine movie has arrived: the delightful Andy Samberg high-concept rom-com ‘Palm Springs’ exploded this weekend after its release on Hulu. Sean and Amanda dive deep into the movie, before Sean is joined by director Max Barbakow and costar Cristin Milioti for a conversation about how it was made (45:30). Then, Jason Concepcion and Shea Serrano stop by to talk about their new movie podcast, ‘The Connect’ (1:20:45). Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guests: Max Barbakow, Cristin Milioti, Jason Concepcion, and Shea Serrano

97 MIN3 w ago
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‘Palm Springs Is The Year’s Most Fun Movie. Plus: Introducing ‘The Connect’ With Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion.

The Dad Movie Hall of Fame. Plus: the Kickass Action of ‘The Old Guard’

We're still stuck at home, but another wave of new movie releases arrives this weekend, including Netflix's exciting new Charlize Theron action film 'The Old Guard,' the delightfully high-concept 'Palm Springs' on Hulu, and the Tom Hanks World War II story 'Greyhound' on Apple TV+. Sean and Amanda break down all three, before inviting The Ringer's Kevin Clark on to help construct the Dad Movie Hall of Fame (1:25). Then, Sean is joined by 'The Old Guard' director Gina Prince-Bythewood to discuss her new film (1:10:57). Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Kevin Clark and Gina Prince-Bythewood

98 MINJUL 10
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The Dad Movie Hall of Fame. Plus: the Kickass Action of ‘The Old Guard’

‘Hamilton’ Is a Movie. Or Is It? Plus: Remembering Ennio Morricone.

Sean and Amanda discuss the life and career of the legendary film composer Ennio Morricone, who died on Sunday at 91 (1:24). Then they discuss the new additions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and what it means for the Oscars (0:00). And finally, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical phenomenon finally began streaming this weekend on Disney+. It's a composite of three June 2016 performances, so how does it work as a movie experience? And how has ‘Hamilton’ aged since it premiered in 2015? Sean and Amanda are joined by Juliet Litman to discuss the history of the show, what it’s like to see it at home, and the state ofplaysin 2020 (25:55). Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Juliet Litman

74 MINJUL 7
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‘Hamilton’ Is a Movie. Or Is It? Plus: Remembering Ennio Morricone.

Latest Episodes

Top Five Apocalypse Movies, Plus the Return of James Gray

It’s armageddon time. Or at least it feels that way these days.Sean and Amanda talk about coping with the ongoing fear and frustration by doing what they always do: talking about movies they like. In this case, they discuss their top five favorite apocalypse movies (1:15). Then, Sean is joined by James Gray for a wide-ranging conversation about working as a filmmaker during quarantine, the Hollywood history he’s been sharing with his kids, and more (54:44). Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: James Gray

119 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Top Five Apocalypse Movies, Plus the Return of James Gray

Are Movie Theaters Screwed?

The AMC theater chain cut a deal with Universal last week, ending a months-long standoff over the future of film distribution. What does the deal mean for the moviegoing experience? Will more chains and more studios join in? Will we see more movies at home? Amanda and Sean break it all down (1:06), along with news about the star of Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, the state of film festivals in 2020, and the new Seth Rogen HBO Max comedy 'An American Pickle' (32:55). Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

57 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Are Movie Theaters Screwed?

The F**k, Marry, Kill Game: Oliver Stone Movies

With the release of his new memoir 'Chasing the Light,' the provocative, award-winning writer-director Oliver Stone is back in the news. Amanda and Sean take a deep dive into the book and Stone's career, examining his origin story, his reputation as a Baby Boomer artist, and his incredible body of work. Then, to verify their feelings on his movies, they play a personally revealing round of Fuck, Marry, Kill with all 20 of his feature films. Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

119 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The F**k, Marry, Kill Game: Oliver Stone Movies

10 Predictions About the Future of Movies. Plus: Ron Howard!

'Tenet'is delayed until Labor Day. 'Top Gun: Maverick' has been bumped to 2021. And yet 'The NewMutants' is scheduled to open in theaters on August 28. Everything in the world of movies is up for grabs. So we’re opening up the mailbagand answeringall your questions about what the hell movies will even be in the future (6:13). Then, Sean is joined by legendary filmmaker Ron Howard to discuss his career and his new documentary 'Rebuilding Paradise' (1:03:20). Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest:Ron Howard

103 MIN1 w ago
Comments
10 Predictions About the Future of Movies. Plus: Ron Howard!

Introducing the Movie Draft: 2010 Edition

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74 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Introducing the Movie Draft: 2010 Edition

Celebrating ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ 10 Years Later With Edgar Wright

It's been a decade since the release of one of the most prescient, purely entertaining movies of the century: Edgar Wright's 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.' To celebrate the anniversary, Sean is joined by 'Pilgrim' superfans Jason Concepcion and Van Lathan to break down the best scenes, characters, fights, and lines in the movie (5:01). Then Edgar Wright stops by to talk about the making of the movie and the likelihood of a sequel (47:28). Bread makes you fat?!? Hosts: Sean Fennessey Guests: Jason Concepcion, Van Lathan, and Edgar Wright

95 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Celebrating ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ 10 Years Later With Edgar Wright

Top Five Summertime Movies

Summer movie season has effectively been canceled, but we're still thinking about what summer means to the movies. Chris Ryan joins Sean and Amanda to talk about what makes a summer flick, and then they share their top fives. Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Chris Ryan

77 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Top Five Summertime Movies

‘Palm Springs Is The Year’s Most Fun Movie. Plus: Introducing ‘The Connect’ With Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion.

The perfect quarantine movie has arrived: the delightful Andy Samberg high-concept rom-com ‘Palm Springs’ exploded this weekend after its release on Hulu. Sean and Amanda dive deep into the movie, before Sean is joined by director Max Barbakow and costar Cristin Milioti for a conversation about how it was made (45:30). Then, Jason Concepcion and Shea Serrano stop by to talk about their new movie podcast, ‘The Connect’ (1:20:45). Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guests: Max Barbakow, Cristin Milioti, Jason Concepcion, and Shea Serrano

97 MIN3 w ago
Comments
‘Palm Springs Is The Year’s Most Fun Movie. Plus: Introducing ‘The Connect’ With Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion.

The Dad Movie Hall of Fame. Plus: the Kickass Action of ‘The Old Guard’

We're still stuck at home, but another wave of new movie releases arrives this weekend, including Netflix's exciting new Charlize Theron action film 'The Old Guard,' the delightfully high-concept 'Palm Springs' on Hulu, and the Tom Hanks World War II story 'Greyhound' on Apple TV+. Sean and Amanda break down all three, before inviting The Ringer's Kevin Clark on to help construct the Dad Movie Hall of Fame (1:25). Then, Sean is joined by 'The Old Guard' director Gina Prince-Bythewood to discuss her new film (1:10:57). Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Kevin Clark and Gina Prince-Bythewood

98 MINJUL 10
Comments
The Dad Movie Hall of Fame. Plus: the Kickass Action of ‘The Old Guard’

‘Hamilton’ Is a Movie. Or Is It? Plus: Remembering Ennio Morricone.

Sean and Amanda discuss the life and career of the legendary film composer Ennio Morricone, who died on Sunday at 91 (1:24). Then they discuss the new additions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and what it means for the Oscars (0:00). And finally, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical phenomenon finally began streaming this weekend on Disney+. It's a composite of three June 2016 performances, so how does it work as a movie experience? And how has ‘Hamilton’ aged since it premiered in 2015? Sean and Amanda are joined by Juliet Litman to discuss the history of the show, what it’s like to see it at home, and the state ofplaysin 2020 (25:55). Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Juliet Litman

74 MINJUL 7
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‘Hamilton’ Is a Movie. Or Is It? Plus: Remembering Ennio Morricone.
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