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Diving Into ‘The Matrix Resurrections’

Joanna, Van, and Charles discuss the reception of the film and where it can fit into the legacy of the franchise, what it means for bringing back Keanu Reeves and the "John Wick-ening" of Neo

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‘The Matrix Resurrections’ and the Wachowski Movie Rankings

Sean and Amanda are joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss the latest entry in the ‘Matrix’ series

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The Best Movie Shots of 2021

Adam Nayman reflects on what he considers the 10 best shots featured in film this year

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‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Is the Anti-sequel Sequel

Beyond interrogating the legacy of the original ‘Matrix’ trilogy, ‘Resurrections’ seems to loathe the conditions responsible for its very existence

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‘Father of the Bride’ With Bill Simmons and Amanda Dobbins

Bill and Amanda revisit the 1991 rom-com starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Kimberly Williams

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‘Scream’: The Oral History

Alan Siegel speaks to Neve Campbell, Matthew Lillard, and others from the cast and crew of the horror classic

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Danny McBride Says ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Is “Bigger and Badder”

Danny discusses the second season of ‘The Righteous Gemstones,’ past roles in movies like ‘Tropic Thunder,’ and the early days of his career leading up to his success

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The Case for a  Live-Action Miles Morales

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ showed there’s been a certain sameness to the titular hero. Is it time to bring in some help from the Spider-Verse?

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Toward a Unified Theory of Adam McKay

With ‘The Big Short,’ ‘Vice,’ and ‘Don’t Look Up,’ the director has become the go-to for films about a decaying America. But he was making movies about that in his comedy days, too.

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How 2021 Marked the End of “Unfilmable”

In less than two months, the notoriously unadaptable ‘Dune,’ ‘Foundation,’ and ‘The Wheel of Time’ changed Hollywood’s relationship to scaling the Everests of IP

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Not Another ‘Macbeth’ Adaptation

Joel Coen’s solo effort ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ is good enough to measure up to the many other adaptations by legendary auteurs, but it still stands as a curious entry in the filmmaker’s résumé

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The WWE Version of Spider-Man? Recasting Marvel Characters As Pro Wrestlers.

The guys decide which superstar would best play the role of some of your favorite Marvel characters

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It’s Time to Recognize the Kinetic Greatness of Andrew Garfield

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ can’t exactly rehabilitate the ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ films, but it does stand as good reason to celebrate its star’s unique take on the neighborhood superhero

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The Twisted, Stolen Legacy of the ‘Matrix’ Red Pill

The story of how the Wachowskis’ philosophical-crossroads moment was co-opted by bad-faith actors and a political movement is a complex tale about semiotics, the internet, and modern pop culture

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Spider-Man’s Arc Has Come Full Circle—and Also Back to Square One

A grand Sony-Disney crossover makes sense in the MCU’s multiverse, but ‘No Way Home’ still succumbs to the same approach that tanked Peter Parker’s first two franchises

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Spider-Man’s Mega Box Office, Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Being the Ricardos,’ and Best Picture Power Rankings

Plus, a conversation with ‘Red Rocket’ director Sean Baker

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Deep Dive Analysis

Mal and Joanna discuss Spider-Man as a character and his many iterations, overall plot points, their thoughts and predictions for future installments

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Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin Is the Centerpiece of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

The latest MCU blockbuster solves Marvel’s villain problem and ties a trio of film franchises together by bringing back Spider-Man’s most iconic cinematic nemesis

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Everything You Need to Know About ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Dissecting the long-awaited Marvel blockbuster and its implications for the MCU going forward

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The ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Exit Survey

It’s time to discuss the most anticipated reveal of 2021, Tom Holland’s future in the Spidey suit, and Stephen Strange’s abilities as a babysitter

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Your Favorite Scary Movie: The Oral History of ‘Scream’

Twenty-five years ago, Wes Craven’s bloody, witty meta-horror film hit theaters and reinvigorated multiple genres. Here’s how the iconic movie was made.

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Marvel’s Post-Credits Scene in ‘No Way Home’ Promises Much More Multiverse

The post-credits scene in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ provided our first lengthy look at ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.’ What did we learn about Marvel’s upcoming movie?

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Instant Reactions

The Midnight Boys are riding for the most anticipated movie event of the year and giving their spoiler-filled thoughts

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There’s Nothing Behind the Curtain in ‘Nightmare Alley’

Guillermo del Toro has a knack for combining spectacle with compelling themes, but his latest often fails on both counts

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Twenty Years Ago, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ Changed the Future of Hollywood

Released toward the end of 2001, the blockbuster adaptations of two beloved fantasy epics created a blueprint for commodifying fandom that remains the film industry’s primary method of business

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The Things We (Actually) Loved to Watch in 2021

Everyone has that one show, or one movie, or one video snippet, that they love more than anyone else does, hold close to their hearts, and keep a secret while people are having conversations about "the best"

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Is Here!

Plus, a conversation with Tommy Oliver, the director of ‘Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss’

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We’re in the Middle of a Pandemic, So Why Do We Love ‘Station Eleven’ So Much?

Plus, Chris and Andy discuss the box office performance of ‘West Side Story’

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Catching Up With Ben Affleck. Plus the NFL’s COVID Crisis and Million-Dollar Picks With Peter Schrager.

Plus, Bill discuss the end of Urban Meyer’s tenure in Jacksonville

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Will ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ (Re)introduce the Sinister Six?

With the Sinister Six possibly set to make their movie debut, let’s recap how the supervillain crew came to be

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Kurt Warner and Zachary Levi on Making ‘American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story’

Plus, Warner reminisces on moments from his Hall of Fame NFL career and Levi shares what it was like playing a Marvel character in ‘Shazam!’

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The Best Shots of 2021

Movies mostly returned to the big screen this year, and filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson, Leos Carax, and Denis Villeneuve filled them with scenes of longing, mystery, and stunning scale