Our double-feature summer flashback continues with another thirty-years-ago sorta-nostalgia fest, as a whopping seven SportsAlcohol regulars get together and talk about a dozen-plus movies from the bygone days of summer 1991. The gang's all here: Michael J. Fox, Kevin Costner, Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon, Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Leslie Nielsen, Ice Cube, and more! So think back to the days of Robin Hood trading cards and listen to us chat about 1991 summer movies!

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Category:movies -- posted at: 11:46pm EST

Once again, the longest-running and most popular episode format returns to look at the biggest summer movies of 20 years ago. What the hell was going on in 2001? Sequels, dinosaurs, Diesels, and ogres, among others! Join Marisa, Jesse, Ben, Nathaniel, and Jeremy as we talk about the nine highest-grossing movies of that summer, because most of us refused to watch Dr. Dolittle 2. But we also include another half-dozen non-blockbusters that we genuinely love! It's another nostalgic yet skeptical trip down memory lane to summers past!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:18am EST

As a corollary to our recent discussion about BLACK WIDOW and CRUELLA, we went off on a little bonus tangent about box office reporting, streaming numbers, the ongoing release-plan evolution, and a bunch of stuff about modern entertainment journalism!

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Category:movies -- posted at: 1:18am EST

Disney put out two big-budget, franchise-driven, backstory-heavy summer movies starring two popular, multi-Oscar-nominated superstar actresses, so we decided to pair a discussion of Scarlett Johansson in BLACK WIDOW with a discussion of Emma Stone in CRUELLA and see what happened! We talk Marvel, Disney, villains, origin stories, directors in the franchise machine, star power and... SNL sketches?!

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Category:movies -- posted at: 12:39am EST

Ben and Jesse resume their podcast-within-the-podcast miniseries where each selects a movie and they watch them both together and talk about it. This time, we've set aside our usual business and sci-fi in favor of two movies about rock and roll, sort of: Stuart Murdoch's God Help the Girl and Walter Hill's Streets of Fire.

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Category:movies, music -- posted at: 4:21pm EST

Is that show still on?!?!? YEP, IT IS, and some more members of the editorial orbit still keep up with Saturday Night Live on a weekly basis. So as part of our annual drop-in progress report, we checked in with the show between episodes 19 and 20 of its 46th season, reviewing the Keegan-Michael Key-hosted episode and looking back to other ups and downs of Season 46, ahead of the season finale airing on Saturday!

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Category:television -- posted at: 2:04am EST

After a long, long, long awards season, the Oscars are finally almost over. But before we can all move on with our lives, the awards pundits are here to talk about, well, actually mostly which performances and movies in the big eight categories that we think should win, along with some predictions and, more often, complaints about movies that were unfairly overlooked. Do we all hope Carey and Chadwick win the big prizes? Are we united in favor of Mank? Who the hell still wants Aaron Sorkin to win one? Listen and find out!

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Category:movies -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

To mark the momentous occasion of Godzilla fighting King Kong again, we convened another roundtable, featuring a lifelong fan of Godzilla *and* Kong and multiple viewings of the new movie, to talk about this latest installment in the Warner Bros. MonsterVerse.

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Category:movies -- posted at: 1:23pm EST

Well, it's finally and improbably here: the four-hour Zack Snyder-approved version of his superhero opus JUSTICE LEAGUE has hit HBO Max, so Rob, Ben, Jesse, and Marisa watched all four hours and tried to process our experience with this rambling, shapeless, weirdly impressive superhero epic. We talk about everything from Jack Kirby and Joss Whedon to toxic workplaces and Watchmen. And at two hours, it's much less time-consuming than the movie itself!

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Category:movies, comics -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Uncertain over how the rest of the year would go, we made a podcast episode in August of 2020 about the best movies of the year. But hey, it turned out there were plenty more great movies to come! So here's our supplementary podcast covering our collective favorites (and oddball outliers) from the rest of 2020, including talk about Nomadland, Soul, Tenet, Sound of Metal, and more!

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Category:movies -- posted at: 12:31pm EST

Silence of the Lambs turned 30 on Valentine's Day this year, so a bunch of us decided to celebrate by watching this romantic movie (distanced, of course), plus various other Hannibal and/or Jonathan Demme movies, and then got together (distanced, of course) to talk about them. It's a pivotal movie for both Demme's career as a director and Hannibal Lecter's career as a major villain. Something something eat some fava beans and listen!

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Category:movies, television -- posted at: 12:23am EST

It was a weird year for everything, including music. But that didn't stop the crew from getting together (virtually) to discuss some of the artists and albums we listened to a lot this year, including Phoebe Bridgers, Waxahatchee, HAIM, Fiona Apple, and Run the Jewels -- plus thoughts on Taylor Swift, a bunch of random reissues, how our listening habits changed, and more!

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Category:music -- posted at: 3:01pm EST

Continuing our look back at the career of David Fincher in the shadow of his new movie MANK, this episode includes deep-dive explorations of FIGHT CLUB, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, PANIC ROOM, THE GAME, and more!

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Category:movies -- posted at: 9:37am EST

The recent movie Mank marks David Fincher's 10th movie as director -- or 11th, if you count the big-budget sequel that started his career and that he's since disowned. We figured his new movie, something of an outlier in his career, would be a good time to look back on his all of his features so far, in another two-part episode. In part 1, we take a look at Mank, plus other outliers like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Alien 3; and his triptych of serial killer films: Seven, Zodiac, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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Category:movies -- posted at: 9:08pm EST

Our career-long deep dive into Martin Scorsese's storied career continues with conversations about the genre ones (Shutter Island; Cape Fear), the Leo ones (The Departed; Wolf of Wall Street; Gangs of New York; The Aviator); the religious ones (Silence; Kundun; Last Temptation of Christ); and more!

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Category:movies -- posted at: 1:04am EST

Over a year in the making, the crew finally dedicates a full episode to the films of Martin Scorsese... make that TWO whole episodes! In part one of our comprehensive career retrospective, we discuss the recent anniversaries of Goodfellas and Casino, then go from there to tackle The Irishman, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The King of Comedy, and Bringing Out the Dead.

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Category:movies -- posted at: 5:59pm EST