Bill Simmons calls up Shea Serrano to talk summer movies, including Upgrade, The Meg, and Mile 22, before trying to save Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson from making another big-budget flop (2:40). Then Bill is joined by The Ringer’s Donnie Kwak, who gives his take on Crazy Rich Asians and how to move the needle for Asian American cinema (30:28). Finally Bill calls up the Masked Man himself, David Shoemaker, and the two share their thoughts on WWE SummerSlam, Roman Reigns’s win, Braun Strowman’s trajectory, and more (49:15).
Saving the Rock, ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ and ‘SummerSlam’ 2018
Shea Serrano, Donnie Kwak, and David Shoemaker join the show
Mallory is joined by Andy Greenwald and TD St. Matthew-Daniel to analyze the ‘Hawkeye’ trailer and the new Tony Stark tale
All that, plus one reason to watch every other game
Can the Ravens rebound against the Chiefs? And can House hit a five-leg teaser?
The guys also discuss their legacies and the UFC’s inability to properly honor its stars after they’re done fighting
Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline
Plus, the guys talk about the final spot of the NL wild card