sportsalcohol.com podcast

We discuss the new Mission: Impossible movie and its place in Tom Cruise's long and sometimes illustrious career.

Direct download: SportsAlcohol_Podcast_-_MI_and_Cruise.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15am EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

Our Mad Max review catches us after watching the original trilogy and then after a screening of Fury Road.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:54am EDT

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:24am EDT

SportsAlcohol.com founders Jesse, Sabrina, and Rob were joined by Sara from Boston to see Sleater-Kinney on their reunion tour. The next day, they reminisced about how great the show was and their history of going to shows. 

Direct download: SportsAlcoholConcertNostalgia.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

Some nerds talk shop about Jupiter Ascending, the Wachowskis' latest sci-fi opus.

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Category:movies -- posted at: 11:38am EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36am EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12am EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59am EDT