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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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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