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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 EDT

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 EDT

Nathaniel, Marisa, Jesse, Sara, and Jon got together to talk about movies that have made us cry: what does it for us, how often it happens, and when we resent it.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcastAboutCryingAtMovies.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT

To coincide with the impending release of the new version of Ghostbusters opening around the world this week, Nathaniel, Marisa, Sara, Jesse, and Jon got together to chat about the transition from Saturday Night Live to bigger screens: Who's done it best, who could have been better, and who deserves a chance in the future. This one is a must for SNL fans, comedy nerds, and anyone who loves bad Dennis Miller impressions.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcastSNLinMovies.mp3
Category:movies, television -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

With Independence Day: Resurgence looming over theaters like it's 1996 all over again, Marisa, Nathaniel, and Jesse discuss the new movie and what goes into making a good years-later (or decades-later) movie sequel.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcastIndependenceDayandSequels.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

The traditional TV season ended in May, so Marisa, Sara, Nathaniel, and Jesse got together to discuss what they liked, loved, and weren't so sure about over the course of the 2015-2016 season. We talk about Girls, Catastrophe, Love, The People vs. OJ Simpson, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Better Call Saul, and more!

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcast2015-16TVSeason.mp3
Category:television -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

In what has become an annual tradition, Marisa, Nathaniel, Rob, and Jesse got together to talk about the top ten highest grossing movies of summer 1996 to discuss our memories of twenty years ago, what we loved and hated, and what has changed since then.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcastSummerMovies96.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

Mother's Day Weekend means that all the SportsAlcohol got together to watch and talk about Captain America: Civil War

Spoiler Warning: Lots of spoilers about this movie and the MCU in general

Direct download: Sports_Alcohol_Captain_America_Civil_War.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54am EDT

April turned out to be a surprisingly strong month for indie-ish movies, so Nathaniel, Sara, Marisa, and Jesse get into the particulars of Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some!! and Linklater's illustrious career in general, and notice some common ground with John Carney's Sing Street. We talk about the '70s, '80s, '90s, and today; what Linklater does best; and whether Once, Begin Again, and Sing Street are all the same movie.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcastEverybodySingStreet.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 1:18am EDT

Both The History of The Eagles and its Documentary Now! parody are currently on Netflix.  This coincides with the release of Weezer's latest self-titled album. This has gotten us thinking a lot about California music recently, but what does that even mean? Sara, Marisa, Sabrina, Jesse, and Rob tried to break that down. Topics we covered include:

  • The Eagles (and other bands our parents like)
  • Weezer through the years
  • faux-spiritualism
  • the feminist impact of overalls-releated imagery in songwriting
  • How little we actually know about rap
  • My new genius account: http://genius.com/roberthenryk

Spoiler Warning: Lots of spoilers about The History of The Eagles

 

Direct download: SportsAlcoholDoesCaliforniaMusic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21am EDT