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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)

Be sure to check out SportsAlcohol.com for some videos related to this episode.  

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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Jesse, Nathaniel, Rob, and Sabrina all saw Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. None of them really liked it. They knew this would probably be the case. So why go see and then record a very long podcast about it? Long story short: Zack Snyder. This film's director makes watchable movies that are always some degree of hot mess.  For the long version: listen on! You may want to read this seminal essay that is referenced early on.

There will be spoilers, but not nearly as many as there were in the trailers. 

 

Direct download: SportsAlcoholBvSPodcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08am EST

Your pals at SportsAlcohol.com get together to talk the recent bumper crop of TV show revivals, and to ask whether TV shows can or should stay dead these days.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcastTVRevivals.mp3
Category:television -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

The SportsAlcohol.com crew got together just before the 2016 Academy Awards and discussed Oscars we'd award, Oscars we'd revoke, and how to "fix" the telecast that everyone always says needs fixing.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcastOscarsSoWhat2016.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Five longtime Coen Brothers fans get together to discuss the newest Coen picture Hail, Caesar! along with the upcoming twentieth anniversary of Fargo and their filmography as a whole.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcastCoenBrothers.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 11:47am EST

Our heaviest moviegoers get together to talk about our list of the 15 best movies of 2015: what made it, what didn't, and why.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholMoviesof2015.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 1:27am EST

The music nerds of SportsAlcohol.com get on the microphone to talk about the best music we heard in 2015, plus some of the worst.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholPodcast2015inMusic.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 7:41am EST

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