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‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Instant Reactions

Charles and Van talk about the hypnotic action sequences as well as breakout star Simu Liu and how he can be destined for MCU greatness

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‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ and the 10 Movies to See Before It

Sean breaks down Shang-Chi’s place in Marvel mythology, the films that influenced the new movie, and whether it all worked with The Ringer’s Daniel Chin before being joined by the film’s screenwriter, Dave Callaham

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‘What If…?’ Episode 4 Instant Reactions and the Ultimate Spider-Man Debate

Van, Charles, and Mallory react to the latest episode of the animated series and debate Tobey Maguire vs. Tom Holland

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The Reclamation of Shang-Chi

On Friday, ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ will mark the arrival of the MCU’s first Asian American lead character. But it’s not just a triumphant moment of representation—it’s one that aims to reverse decades of comic book stereotyping.

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Recapping the New ‘Candyman’ and Revisiting the Original

Justin and Micah compare the horror film’s two versions and explain why they’re not reviewing ‘Donda’

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The Ringer Guide to Streaming in September

As the summer winds down, streaming TV just keeps on going

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Rosie O’Donnell in Vulture, Ben Affleck’s Gambling Commercial, and Savannah James’s Birthday Celebration

Juliet and Amanda discuss this summer’s last batch of celebrity news

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‘Dune,’ ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home,’ and the Best Trailers of 2021

Sean and Amanda talk about the buzzy new ‘Spider-Man’ trailer as well as some hotly anticipated award-season films before digging into the mailbag

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‘Candyman’ Doesn’t Have a Sharp Enough Hook

The 2021 reboot from Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele takes aim at the Hollywood industrial complex that birthed it. But intention isn’t the same thing as execution.

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‘Hardball’ With Bill Simmons and Van Lathan

Bill Simmons and Van Lathan rewatch the 2001 sports drama ‘Hardball,’ starring Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, and John Hawkes

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Netflix “Saves” ‘Manifest.’ Plus, ‘Stillwater’ and ‘100 Foot Wave’

Chris and Andy react to ‘Manifest’ finding new life on Netflix, discuss Matt Damon’s latest film, and more

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Frame-By-Frame ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Trailer Breakdown

Mal and Daniel Chin attempt to find the underlying meanings in every frame of the three-minute trailer

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John Travolta Streaming Recs, Tom Holland and Zendaya at a Wedding, and ‘He’s All That’

Plus, reacting to the latest on Channing Tatum and Zoë Kravitz, and discussing a potential Christy Carlson Romano comeback

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Top Five Summer 2021 Movies and Everything Sean Missed While He Was Out

Sean and Amanda discuss this season’s best films

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The New ‘Candyman’ Is Haunted by the Original

Nia Dacosta’s spin on the horror classic tries to critique, correct, and cash in on the 1992 film, but mostly ends up getting swallowed by its long shadow

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All Eyes Are on ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

As theatergoing once again falters in the face of the delta variant, the performance of Disney and Marvel’s latest blockbuster could have major ramifications in Hollywood

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Breaking Down the ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’ Trailer. Plus, Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches on Their New Album.

Chris and Andy get into the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer before being joined by Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches to talk about the band’s new album, ‘Screen Violence’

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‘What If…?’ Episode 3 Instant Reactions and MCU Phase 4 Primer

Plus, Charles and Van react to new trailers for ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Eternals’

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Tammy Abraham’s Roma Debut, Multiverses, and Liverpool vs. Chelsea

Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn and Mayowa Quadri to chat about Tammy Abraham’s move to Roma and his impressive debut, before reacting to the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer

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The Lasting Impact of Siskel and Ebert

In this excerpt from The Ringer’s narrative podcast series ‘Gene and Roger,’ Brian Raftery examines how Siskel’s and Ebert’s legacies continue to live on in all forms of media

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Mailbag: ‘Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time’

Plus, Justin and Micah react to the live-action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ news

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The ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Trailer Welcomes Back Some Old Friends

In the first look at the much-hyped film, the multiverse is expanding, and once-dispatched villains from different timelines (and film series) are rising from the dead

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We Need to Talk About the Puppet Baby in ‘Annette’

If you thought Adam Driver doing a rock opera was surprising, just wait until you see the non-human child he has in it

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‘Rain Man’ With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey

Bill, Chris, and Sean revisit the Oscar winner starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise

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Tragedy Strikes Siskel and Ebert

In this excerpt from The Ringer’s narrative podcast series ‘Gene and Roger,’ Brian Raftery examines Siskel and Ebert’s last decade together

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Jurnee Smollett on Her Acting Journey, ‘Lovecraft Country,’ and What Is Coming Next

Bakari is joined by Jurnee Smollett to talk about her career and the activism she does alongside it

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‘Annette’ Is the Culmination of Everything Adam Driver’s Done Yet

The eccentric new rock musical finds Driver at the height of his highly physical acting powers. A look back at his previous roles informs how the movie star got here.

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‘Reminiscence’ Recalls the Ambitions of Christopher Nolan, to Mixed Effect

The new Warner Bros. film directed by ‘Westworld’ cocreator Lisa Joy will make you nostalgic for Nolan’s filmography—but it fails to leave a lasting memory

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The M. Night Shyamalan Rankings and ‘Old’

Sean is joined by Van Lathan to discuss Shyamalan’s latest film and rank his all-time best and worst movies

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The Jason Momoa Survival Index

Ahead of the release of ‘Sweet Girl,’ in which the brawny actor takes on the … multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical industry, it’s time to assess whether there are any conceivable ways to defeat the superhuman action star

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Recapping ‘Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time’

Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss the "delirious" cinematography of ‘Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time’

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Siskel and Ebert vs. the Academy

In this excerpt from The Ringer’s narrative podcast series ‘Gene and Roger,’ Brian Raftery examines how Siskel and Ebert helped permanently change the Academy’s voting practice for the Oscars in the ’90s