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1995 was a crazy summer, I think. As you listen to this podcast, you'll discover that I didn't 'experience' things so much in the 90's as I read about them in Newsweek. That doesn't stop me from breaking down the top ten domestic box office gross earners of '95 with Jesse, Marisa, Nathaniel, and Sabrina.

We ask the tough questions:

What's the best Die Hard?

Why did we like Batman Forever so much?

Do I even like movies?

So on and so forth. Enjoy!

Direct download: SportsAlcoholSummerFilms1995.mp3
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Upstate New York: where podcast magic is made. 

We waitied until all the SportsAlcohol.com founders had seen Jurassic World and gathered around a dinner table north of Albany to lay down some truth about the premiere dinosaur-based adventure franchise of our time (behind Dino Riders, of course). Not only are there a ton of spoilers for all the movies in the Jurassic Park franchise, but I reveal one of my deepest, darkest secrets!

Direct download: SportsAlcoholJurassicWorldPodcast.mp3
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Our Mad Max review catches us after watching the original trilogy and then after a screening of Fury Road.

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Four of SportsAlcohol.com's founding nerds saw Avengers: Age of Ultron together and talked about it afterward, including thoughts on who got the short shrift, how the the movie fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what might be in store creatively for Avengers 3 and 4 as well as nerds everywhere, and what Joss Whedon got right.

Direct download: The_SportsAlcohol.com_Podcast_-_Age_of_Ultron.mp3
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Over the holidays, some of the SportsAlcohol.com crew got together and took in the (probably? hopefully?) final Peter Jackson film based on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. We discussed frame rate, plot, pacing, and the many wonderful animals used for transportation.

SPOILER ALERT: In this podcast we discuss a movie based on a popular book that's over seventy years old with millions of copies in print. If you don't know what happens, it's your own fault.

NOISE ALERT: The were some weird clicks in the recording I couldn't get rid of. Also, our cats were hungry, so you might here their bells or their whining in the background.

 

Direct download: TheSportsAlcoholHobbitPodcast.mp3
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Talking about The Newsroom: the series finale, the rest of the show, Aaron Sorkin, good things, bad things, the whole deal.

Direct download: Sports_Alcohol_on_The_Newsroom.mp3
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At the risk of dating ourselves, the majority of the SportsAlcohol crew loves the music that was tearing up the CMJ charts during the transition of the Clinton to Bush 43 administrations because that's when we were in college.  Sabrina, Marisa, Jesse, and Me (Rob) went to see one of our favorites from that time period, The Dismemberment Plan, on their current tour when it came through New York. 

We were joined by Sara. Not the Sara that has been writing great pieces for us about unlikeability (among other things), but another equally excellent Sara that we've been going to shows with for about fifteen years. It is just dawning on me now how many Saras with no 'h's Jesse knows.  It's at least three, which feels like a lot to me.

Afterwards, we sat down to talk about The Plan as well as other music from the turn of the century. What bands did we like back in the day? Which ones are still going strong and which ones fell by the wayside? What group's lack of a promised second record is driving Sabrina insane? How come Interpol is still together? All those questions and more follow.

Direct download: SportsAlcoholTurnOfTheCenturyMusic.mp3
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With the possible exception of Jesse and Marisa's Wedding, a record number of SportsAlcohol contributors gathered in the same place this past weekend for a screening of Interstellar in IMAX. Afterwards, some of us sat down to talk wormholes, black holes, and Dogstar (the band not the star). Tune in to find out who liked it, who had reservations, what Ben would call Interstellar if it were a TV show, and how Rob felt about that name.

THIS PODCAST IS FULL OF SPOILERS

Direct download: SportsAlcoholInterstellar.mp3
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We talk about the 40th season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

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Bands that got back together to play the hits on tour was a phenomena that, like so many things in American culture, catered to baby boomers until very recently. About a decade ago, the Pixies started playing shows again and hipsters in their 20's and 30's suddenly had something in common with all the grayhairs who enjoy the classic rock circuit.

SportsAlcohol.com founders Jesse and Marisa had the pleasure of seeing a reunited Replacements play with Deer Tick and The Hold Steady at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens this past weekend with a bunch of friends. Afterwards, they discussed their uncomplicated feelings of getting into reunion acts in their 30's. What do they want to see and why? They discuss their specific experiences and idealize what they want to see with reunion acts. They were joined by recently-minted SportsAlcohol contributor Ben and future SportsAlcohol contributor Derrick, who has participated in a couple of our music list surveys.

This featured image was taken by Nicole Fara Silver and shamelessly swiped from Rollingstone.com's review of the show.

Direct download: Sports_Alcohol_Bands_Reunion_Podcast.mp3
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