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Bet on It: It’s Time to Put ‘High School Musical 2’ in the Pantheon of Sequels

We’re all in this together—as long as you agree that the follow-up to ‘High School Musical’ eclipsed the original

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‘Grease’ With Bill Simmons, Juliet Litman, and Amanda Dobbins

Bill Simmons, Juliet Litman, and Amanda Dobbins record the most systematic, hydromatic, and ultramatic podcast ever after rewatching the 1978 classic

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2022 Fall Hype Meter

Mal and Joanna discuss what they’re excited for in the coming months

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Top Five “One Crazy Night” Movies and ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’

Also, Sean talks with the film’s director, Halina Rejin, about her transition from acting to working behind the camera full time

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Disney+ and the Streaming Price Hike

Plus, Matt and Jessica Reif Ehrlich discuss whether streaming is becoming more like television, how viewers will tolerate an advertising tier, and why Warner Bros. Discovery may be set up for success

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Aldis Hodge Talks ‘City on a Hill,’ ‘Black Adam,’ and More, Plus the Cale Gundy Story and the Latest on Alex Jones

Van and Rachel also debate a love story published in the New York Times

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‘Prey’ and the ‘Predator’ Movie Rankings

Chris Ryan joins Sean to talk about the film and where it sits in the ‘Predator’ canon before ‘Prey’ director Dan Trachtenberg talks with Sean about how he made the film

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The Great HBO Freak-out of 2022 Was Unwarranted, but Understandable

In light of what happened at Warner Bros. Discovery’s earnings call, some of the rumors that flew ahead of the event look borderline histrionic—but consumers had good reason to fear for the worst

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‘Bullet Train’ Is the Next Step in the Bad Bunny World Domination Plan

With a leading role in ‘El Muerto’ on the way, the Puerto Rican musician’s spot in this weekend’s box office no. 1 is just a sign of what’s to come

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‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Will Kill You With Mindfulness

The question is whether all the bottomless obnoxiousness on display represents genuine, timely cultural satire or a calculated, cynical capitulation to the moment

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‘School Ties’ With Bill Simmons, Juliet Litman, and Mallory Rubin

The crew breaks down the 1992 sports drama

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Who Will Survive the Cord-Cutting Epidemic?

Tom Rodgers joins Matt to talk about streaming, cable, and the ideal bundle

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Beyoncé’s New Album, Taylor Swift’s Private Jet Use, and Katy Perry’s Pizza

Plus, this week’s Cringe Mode is ‘Blue Crush’ in honor of its 20th anniversary

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‘Bullet Train’ and the Top Five Movies Set on a Train

Van Lathan joins Sean to discuss the star-studded Brad Pitt action vehicle, and then they share their top five favorite movies set on the railway

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‘Prey’ Bleeds With Vitality

Hulu’s clever prequel to ‘Predator’ is so much more than IP exploitation—it’s bloodthirsty, self-assured, and crowd-pleasing

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What Is Going on at HBO Max? Plus, ‘Reservation Dogs’ Is Back and Mickey Down and Konrad Kay on ‘Industry’ Season 2.

Chris and Andy talk about all of the drama going on with Warner Bros. Discovery, including the choice to not release ‘Batgirl’ and the quiet removal of movies and shows from HBO Max

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How David Leitch Became the King of Hollywood Action

Since co-directing 2014’s ‘John Wick,’ the stuntman turned director has revamped what action movies look like, with star vehicles for everyone from Brad Pitt to Charlize Theron to Ryan Reynolds

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‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ With Bill Simmons and Juliet Litman

Bill and Juliet go from totally geek to totally chic after rewatching ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, starring Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson

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Why Warner Bros. Just Made the $90M ‘Batgirl’ Movie Disappear

The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit joins Matt to find an explanation for Warner Bros. Discovery’s confounding decision to completely kill the release of the upcoming DC film ‘Batgirl’ and discuss the potential repercussions

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Is Old Music Killing New Music?

Ted Gioia joins to discuss the power of nostalgia in pop culture

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‘Hairspray,’ 15 Years Later

Juliet and Jodi revisit the 2007 musical starring Nikki Blonsky and John Travolta

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The Beginner’s Guide to Surviving in the ‘Predator’ Movies

Ahead of the release of ‘Prey,’ our resident Predator expert offers a series of guidelines for making it out alive

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Five New Films to Stream, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ for Best Picture, and a Summer Movie Mailbag

Sean opens up the mailbag to answer your questions

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Will Smith’s Apology and Apple’s Predicament

Matt is joined by Lucas Shaw and Juliet Litman to talk about the sincerity of Will Smith’s apology, the aftermath of the Slap, and more

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‘Unforgiven’ With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey

It’s now time to rewatch Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning classic ‘Unforgiven,’ starring Eastwood, Gene Hackman, and Morgan Freeman

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The Ringer Guide to Streaming in August

Last month may have been a slow month of television. The same cannot be said for this one.

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‘The Gray Man’ and the Top 10 Trash Special Ops Movies

Sean and Chris discuss the latest film from the Russo Brothers and their love for trashy subcontractor stories

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The Simple Pleasure of ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’

Plus, chatting with ‘Irma Vep’ filmmaker Olivier Assayas and discussing the reported ‘Stranger Things’ editing process

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Unexplained Phenomena: Deciphering the Grand Spectacle of ‘Nope’

Unlike Jordan Peele’s previous efforts, his latest doesn’t immediately reveal what, exactly, this movie is about

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Town Hall: Writers vs. Hollywood, an ‘E.T.’ Legacy Sequel, and Apple’s Animation Bet

Matt and Craig field listener questions ranging from the future of the WWE, a potential WGA strike, and more

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How ‘Nope’ Became a Vintage Tee Wonderland

Costume designer Alex Bovaird explains the uniquely iconic ’90s- and Y2K-inspired looks that decorate Jordan Peele’s terrifying new movie

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Worst Character Decision in a Horror Movie

The crew also discusses Jordan Peele’s latest movie ‘Nope,’ and debate whether they would survive a horror movie