The Big Picture

The Ringer

  • 2 hours 7 minutes
    ‘Inside Out 2’ and Pixar’s Mount Rushmore Movies

    Sean and Amanda are joined by ‘Midnight Boy’ Charles Holmes to react to the movie business news that Skydance is no longer looking to acquire Paramount and that Sony has purchased the theater chain Alamo Draft House (1:00). Then, they discuss Pixar’s latest attempt to get back to its heyday with ‘Inside Out 2’ and their relationship to the franchise (23:00). Then, they build their own Mount Rushmore of Pixar films, including which films represent which presidents on the monument (1:00:00). Finally, Sean is joined by documentarian Lance Oppenheim to discuss ‘Ren Faire’ and his career thus far (1:35:00).


    To watch episodes of ‘The Big Picture,’ head to https://www.youtube.com/@RingerMovies.


    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    Guests: Charles Holmes and Lance Oppenheim

    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner

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    14 June 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 41 minutes
    ‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’ and the Will Smith Resurgence. Plus, Viggo Mortensen!

    Sean and Amanda talk about the successes and shortcomings of the two biggest movies at this week’s box office: Will Smith’s return to franchise moviemaking in ‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’ (1:00), and ‘The Watchers,’ Ishana Night Shyamalan’s directorial debut (43:00). Then, they briefly discuss ‘The Dead Don’t Hurt’ (1:03:00), Viggo Mortensen’s second directorial feature, a Western starring Mortensen and podcast favorite Vicky Krieps (0:00). Finally, Sean is joined by Mortensen to discuss the project, where it came from for him creatively, the importance of casting Krieps, his favorite Westerns, and more (1:08:00).


    To watch episodes of ‘The Big Picture,’ head to https://www.youtube.com/@RingerMovies.


    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    Guest: Viggo Mortensen

    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner

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    11 June 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 38 minutes
    ‘Hit Man’ With Glen Powell and Richard Linklater!

    Sean and Amanda discuss the unconfirmed casting news that Paul Mescal, Barry Keoghan, Harris Dickinson, and Charlie Rowe will be the leads of Sam Mendes’s quartet of biopics about the members of the Beatles (1:00). Then, they have an in-depth (and spoiler-filled) discussion about Richard Linklater’s 'Hit Man,' starring 'Big Pic' favorite Glen Powell (15:00). Finally, Powell and Linklater join the show to discuss the genesis of the script, striking a unique tone, their creative partnership, and more (1:02:00).


    To watch episodes of ‘The Big Picture,’ head to https://www.youtube.com/@RingerMovies.


    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    Guests: Glen Powell and Richard Linklater

    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner

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    7 June 2024, 10:00 am
  • 2 hours 5 minutes
    Hollywood Is Broken. Let’s Start a Movie Studio.

    With no new movies hitting the box office this weekend, Sean and Amanda are instead building their own fantasy movie studio from scratch—directors, stars, writers, IP, studio locations, and more (1:00). Later in the show, Chris Ryan joins to help explain the uniqueness of ‘In a Violent Nature’ (1:22:00), before Sean is joined by the director of the film, Chris Nash, to discuss making it (1:34:00).


    To watch episodes of ‘The Big Picture,’ head to https://www.youtube.com/@RingerMovies.


    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    Guests: Chris Ryan and Chris Nash

    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner

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    4 June 2024, 10:00 am
  • 2 hours 5 minutes
    The Richard Linklater Hall of Fame

    Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan to discuss the unique filmmaking prowess of Texas legend Richard Linklater. On the eve of his newest film, ‘Hit Man,’ starring Glen Powell and Adria Arjona, they choose 10 films from his catalog to build out the Linklater Hall of Fame. Then, Sean is joined by director Ron Howard to discuss his documentary 'Jim Henson: Idea Man,' working in the documentary space, how he picks projects, and more (01:38:00)


    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    Guest: Chris Ryan and Ron Howard

    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner

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    31 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 34 minutes
    The Box Office Crisis, a ‘Furiosa’ Deep Dive, and the 'Mad Max' Movie Rankings

    Sean opens the podcast by sharing some extended thoughts about the state of the box office as it relates to George Miller’s ‘Furiosa’ (1:00). Then, Chris Ryan and Joanna Robinson join to do a deeper dive into ‘Furiosa’ and its various successes and limitations (17:00), before ranking every installment in the ‘Mad Max’ saga (1:15:00).


    Host: Sean Fennessey

    Guests: Chris Ryan and Joanna Robinson

    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner

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    28 May 2024, 9:06 pm
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
    ‘Furiosa’ Is Here! Witness It!

    Sean and Amanda dig into a spoiler-filled conversation about George Miller’s newest installment in his ‘Mad Max’ canon—the Anya Taylor-Joy– and Chris Hemsworth–starring ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.’ They discuss how it compares to 2015's ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ whether comparisons are fair or useful, the performances at the heart of the film, its visual prowess, its spot in the year of movies, whether it will have any chance at the Oscars, and more.


    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner

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    24 May 2024, 12:00 am
  • 1 hour 41 minutes
    May Movie Massacre: ‘IF,’ ‘Back to Black,’ and ‘Unfrosted’

    Sean and Amanda are joined by Midnight Boy and resident hater Charles Holmes to discuss a trio of less-than-ideal movies out right now: John Krasinski’s semi-animated ‘IF’ (1:00), the Amy Winehouse biopic ‘Back to Black’ (45:00), and Jerry Seinfeld’s nightmarish directorial debut, ‘Unfrosted’ (1:07:00).


    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    Guest: Charles Holmes

    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner

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    21 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 49 minutes
    The Action Movie Scene Draft

    We are drafting again! Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan reunite for a draft of the coolest scenes in action movie history.


    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    Guest: Chris Ryan

    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner

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    17 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 34 minutes
    ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ and the 'Apes' Movie Rankings

    Sean and Amanda are joined by Van Lathan to discuss the new installment in the ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise, the enduring power of the ‘Apes’ IP, and how it relates to modern IP storytelling (1:00). Finally, they rank the 10 films in the franchise (1:05:00).


    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    Guest: Van Lathan

    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner

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    14 May 2024, 9:12 pm
  • 2 hours 40 minutes
    An Ask-Us-Anything Mailbag, and ‘I Saw the TV Glow,’ with Jane Schoenbrun

    Sean and Amanda answer your questions about the 2024 box office, roasts, YouTube movie clips, repertory theaters, and more (1:00). Then, Sean is joined by Mean Pod Guy Adam Nayman to discuss an exciting new release, Jane Schoenbrun’s ‘I Saw the TV Glow,’ and its unique blend of body horror, nostalgia, and identity (1:15:00). Finally, Sean is joined by Schoenbrun to discuss the making of the movie, growing up hooked in to television, and what kind of films they’re interested in making moving forward (1:45:00).


    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    Guests: Jane Schoenbrun and Adam Nayman

    Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner

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    10 May 2024, 10:00 am
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