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‘Elvis,’ ‘Walk Hard,’ and the Top Five Music Biopics

Sean and Amanda discuss Baz Luhrmann’s latest before being joined by Adam Nayman to discuss the influence of ‘Walk Hard’ and their all-time music biopics

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You Will Pay More for Disney Parks and You Will Like It

Matt and Carlye break down the exorbitant amount of money Disney Parks are making during this pandemic, and later discuss the upcoming ‘Elvis’ movie

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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Embraced the Prequels. Disney Still Doesn’t Understand Them.

The latest ‘Star Wars’ series managed to rehabilitate George Lucas’s prequels while still overlooking the more youthful qualities that earned the prequels so much nostalgia in the first place

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Welcome to Alien Day

NASA might keep humans in the dark when it comes to extra-terrestrial affairs, but the truth is aliens have been celebrated on Earth for four decades now thanks to Steven Spielberg’s ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ and John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’

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It’s Time to Let Aliens Lead, Once and for All

From Chewbacca on down, the disrespect is palpable

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‘The Thing’ and ‘Blade Runner’ at 40: The Day Sci-fi Hit Its Peak

Forty years ago this week, two science-fiction films released on the same day but failed to live up to box office expectations. They later went on to achieve cult status, cement the legacy of their directors, and inspire countless other entries in the genre.

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The Alien Sidekick Matrix

From TV to movies to video games, alien sidekicks are some of the best pop culture friends you can find. But who’d be most fun to hang with at a bar? Which character gets the best lines? And what even constitutes a true alien sidekick?

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‘The Untouchables’ With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan

Revisiting Brian De Palma’s 1987 drama

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‘Lightyear’ and Five Signs of the Streaming Movie Apocalypse

Sean and Amanda break down ‘Lightyear’ and what the recent spate of straight-to-streaming movies tells us about the state of the movie business

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The Best John Williams Theme

Dave, Joanna, and Neil discuss the work of one of the most important figures in ‘Star Wars’

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How the Pandemic Changed the Way You Consume Entertainment

Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw joins Matt to break down the disappointing opening weekend for Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ and how it may foretell the future of moviegoing, a dip in TV viewership across the country, the future of showrunner megadeals, and the music boom of the 2020s

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Cooper Raiff Is Finding His Sweet Spot in Hollywood

Off the surprising success of his first film, ‘Shithouse,’ the Dallas-born director is back with the winning ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth,’ and trying to figure it all out in the process

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David Frankel on ‘Jerry & Marge Go Large’

David and Larry discuss Larry’s role in the film and break down the rules of the Winfall lottery game that lies at the heart of the plot

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‘Lightyear’ Instant Reactions

Steve and Jomi look back at the impact of the ‘Toy Story’ franchise and break down the plot of ‘Lightyear’

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And the Winner of the Best Pixar Character Bracket Is … 

In a blockbuster ‘Toy Story’ finale, the true Pixar GOAT was never in doubt

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The Best Pixar Character Bracket Final: A ‘Toy Story’ Showdown

There could be no other way, could there? Woody vs. Buzz Lightyear, the toys that were promised.

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What’s Really Behind the Pixar Dump-Truck Meme? A Ringer Investigation.

An ample, well-rounded investigation into the internet’s obsession with Elastigirl and other Pixar maternal figures

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‘Spiderhead’ and the Five Netflix Movies That Matter

Sean is joined by screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to discuss adapting the George Saunders short story

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How ‘Bao’ and ‘Turning Red’ Director Domee Shi Is Telling New Types of Stories at Pixar

The creator of ‘Bao’ and ‘Turning Red’ and Pixar VP of creative explains how she went from intern to Oscar winner to feature director, and how the storied studio stays breaking new narrative ground

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The Best Pixar Character Bracket: The Final Four

The inevitable is near—unless Sulley or Wall-E can avert a classic ‘Toy Story’ finale

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Celebrating ‘A Bug’s Life,’ Pixar’s Hidden Classic

It may not have had the commercial success of ‘Finding Nemo,’ or the franchise potential of ‘Toy Story,’ but ‘A Bug’s Life’ still deserves respect for its story and the place it occupies in Pixar history

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What Happened With ‘The Good Dinosaur’?

Pixar’s three-decade-long run is full of massive hits and Oscar trophies. There’s only one movie that failed to live up to the studio’s stratospheric standards.

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All These Years Later, ‘Wall-E’ Still Has a Hold

The tale of a trash compactor from the future who’s desperate for connection isn’t just one of Pixar’s unlikeliest successes, but its most arresting and prescient

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No, Really: Just Who Is Buzz Lightyear in ‘Lightyear’?

Come on, the premise is obvious: It’s a toy from a franchise turned into a fake astronaut in a movie-within-a-movie that a kid from the first movie watched

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The Best Pixar Character Bracket: The Elite Eight

With the lower seeds now out of the tournament, the distinctions between contenders and pretenders have started to blur

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The 1,000th BS Episode With Joe House, Bill Hader, Bryan Curtis, and Nora Princiotti

Bill and Co. talk Game 6 of the NBA Finals, HBO’s ‘Barry,’ and the latest Deshaun Watson news

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Five Big Questions About Jennifer Lopez’s New Documentary, ‘Halftime’

Juliet and Jodi discuss the new Netflix film on the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show

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Pixar’s Bittersweet Symphony

In the 27 years since the release of ‘Toy Story,’ the music behind Pixar has changed substantially—united by its power to elicit raw emotion

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The Forest Whitaker Episode

Plus, Justin and Micah revisit the 2006 film ‘The Last King of Scotland’

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The Enduring Legacy of Anton Ego, As Told by Food Critics

Pixar’s ‘Ratatouille’ introduced a character nicknamed the Grim Eater. He casts a shadow across the work of food writers and critics to this day. Here’s what they think of him—and how their relationship with the movie has evolved since its 2007 release.

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The Best Pixar Character Bracket: The Sweet 16

Order was more or less restored in Round 2, but a few Cinderellas remain as the higher seeds begin to clash

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The Definitive Pixar Universe Dad Rankings

An assessment of parental skill, from Worst Dad to Best Dad, by a Ringer Dad