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So do movie series just go on forever now? After watching the new Star Wars spinoff Rogue One, Rob, Sabrina, Marisa, Jesse, and Nathaniel got together to discuss the franchise, the new movie, and whether keeping stories going forever and ever is a sustainable model. Also listen up for a barrage of Star Wars spinoff pitches.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcastRogueOneForever.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 7:57am EST

We can all agree that 2016 was a garbage year, but did any albums, songs, or musicians manage to save it for us? Rob, Sara, Marisa, and Jesse got together to figure out whether Beyonce, Radiohead, or the return of A Tribe Called Quest, among others, could salvage 2016 via songs.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcast2016inMusic.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 8:56am EST

In conjunction with our list of the Top 20 Best Disney Songs, we assembled a group of Disney fans to talk about our favorites, least favorites, oversights, and pet peeves from decades of Disney musical output.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcastDisneySongs.mp3
Category:movies, television, music -- posted at: 2:21pm EST

If you're anything like us, this year has been a hard one for living in the moment. That's why we've spent a number of podcast episodes reliving moments of the past, both in our own lives and in the culture. Today, Marisa leads Jesse, Rob, and Sabrina down a guided trip of a representative cross-section of Billboard Magazine's top songs of 1996. It was a simpler time, one when we were all in high school and Bob Dole was the worst thing that could happen to us. Some topics covered: 

Every band is someone's favorite
Getting into a band you don't like before they make it big
Sheryl Crow dishing dirt on the seedy underbelly of the music industry
Rob and Jesse's AP English class
Mickey Rooney's worst role is good argument for a 1984-style regime 
Friends (both the tv show and the concept of a close bond with others)

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Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcast1996BillboardSongs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12am EST

Everyone has experienced disappointment with a movie, album, TV show, book, or perhaps lavish stage musical that they were wildly anticipating. Luckily, Marisa, Sara, Nathaniel, and Jesse are here to talk through some of our own lifetime disappointments in the wake of a deeply disappointing 2016.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcastDisappointments.mp3
Category:movies, television, music -- posted at: 6:55pm EST

With Halloween fast approaching, SportsAlcohol.com decided to follow up our episode discussing movies that make us cry with an episode where we discuss movies that scare us -- whether they're classic horror movies, intense thrillers, or just childhood favorites that also caused childhood traumas. Nathaniel, Marisa, Jesse, Rob, Sara, and Rayme weigh in on a wide variety of experiences that involved being scared in the dark (or at home with all the lights on).

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcastMoviesThatScareUs.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Tim Burton's new movie Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is now in theaters, so Burton experts Nathaniel, Marisa, and Jesse got together to talk about the new movie and his work in general. They didn't exactly intend to discuss EVERY movie Burton has ever directed, but that's how it shook out. So listen up and hear what they think of your favorites and least favorites -- their various opinions may surprise you.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcastTimBurton.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 9:18pm EST

Opinions that fly in the face of widespread cultural and critical consensus: everyone's got 'em, and your friends at SportsAlcohol.com are here to indulge them. Rob, Sara, Marisa, and Jesse got together to talk about which substitutions they'd make in the pop music canons -- which albums they think are secretly inferior to other, less acclaimed albums by the same artist. We talk about Bruce Springsteen, the Beatles, U2, Sleater-Kinney, the Stone Roses, Radiohead and other sacred cows of rock.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcastPopCanonHotTakes.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 3:34pm EST

Per our now-annual tradition, Marisa, Sara, Nathaniel, and Jesse got together for a recommendation-packed podcast discussing over a dozen indie movies released over the summer of 2016 -- plenty still in theaters, and others coming soon to DVD, VOD, and/or other streaming services. We talk about relationship movies, indie comedies, genre riffs, and more! Perfect for updating your Netflix queue as the weather gets cooler.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcastSummerIndies2016.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 8:55pm EST

By the time you listen to this, The Suicide Squad movie will have set a box office record for August while receiving such bad reviews its fans are petitioning to shut down review aggregate rottentomatoes.com. So is it any good? There's actually a lot to break down here:

  • Studio medling
  • Racism
  • Ike Barinholtz
  • Sexism
  • Soundtrack cues
  • The triumph of Margot Robbie
  • Uneeded DC vs Marvel comparisons
  • The many lives of Jai Courtney's career
  • How much worse Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was
  • Hollywood It Boy Joel Kinnaman 
  • Method Acting
  • Ike Barinholtz again for good measure
Direct download: SportsAlcoholSuicideSquadPodcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12am EST