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Sports Movies Tournament of Champions – Bambino Region (feat. guest Daniel Goodman)

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May 2022 Movies: Top Gun Maverick
We went in search of a Maverick and Prospero “Paco” Uybarreta (@ProsperoUybarr1 and his incredible test flight videos here) -  USAF vet and ace experimental test pilot - answers the call, joining us to unpack the tactics, technique and geopolitics of a movie that took 30+ years to go airborne. Movies discussed include: Top Gun Maverick (Light SPOILERS), Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (31:30), On the Count of Three (35:50), Dinner in America (36:20), plus the return of Classics Corner (39:20).  Outre: "Great Balls of Fire (Live)" (2022), Miles Teller, based on the 1957 recording by Jerry Lee Lewis 
49:46
June 08, 2022
Jan-April 2022: 5 Best Movies So Far
With the help of Aaron Brooks (@AaronJayBrooks), we debate the 5 best movies of 2022 so far (aka, all the movies with titles that are very long or start with "The") -- and the movies you can skip. Plus Sammy shares his list of the best 90s comedies you (or at least, he) never saw.  Movies discussed include: The Batman, The Northman, Everything Everywhere All At Once, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (aka, the "Nic Cage Movie"), Vortex, Turning Red, Kimi, After Yang, Ambulance, RRR, Great Freedom, Compartment No. 6, Doctor Strange 2.  NO spoilers in this episode. Outre: "This is a Life" (2022), Son Lux
53:57
May 20, 2022
Best Movies of 2021 Bracket
32 movies from 2021 face off head to head to determine the best movie of the year. Av, John and Sammy are your guides, with friends and fans of the podcast contributing their picks. This episode is spoiler free. The Bracket can be found here. See here for Av, John, Sammy and the critics 32 favorite 2021 movies. Outro is from the soundtrack of the number one movie of the year ;-)
02:36:49
February 11, 2022
Dec 2021 Movies + Spiderman: No Way Home, The Worst Person in the World
With our notorious 32-movie bracket to decide the best movie of the year on deck, Av, John and Sammy cut a swathe through December’s many new releases, starting with Spiderman: No Way Home (11:20) and The Worst Person in the World (18:00). The only movie we spoil in this episode is Spiderman. Then we let loose with Matrix 4 (27:40), Flee (35:40), The Power of the Dog (39:25), Nightmare Alley (41:30), Mass (41:40), The Lost Daughter (45:30), Drive My Car (47:20), Being the Ricardos (49:45), Red Rocket (52:45), The Novice (55:50), Quo Vadis Aida (56:00), C’mon C’mon (56:40), The Beta Test (57:15), Benedetta (58:35), Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (59:00). And a few we advise skipping: Petit Maman, What Do We See When We Look at the Sky (1:00:25), Don’t Look Up (1:00:35). Classics Corner (1:00:50): Nightmare Alley (1947) and It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). Our next episode will be a 32-movie bracket to decide the best film of 2021. To participate in this bracket, please send us a short audio clip where YOU (1) identify yourself and (2) name and (3) explain your favorite movie of 2021. You can send this audio clip directly to any of the hosts OR upload the clip to a Google Drive folder, HERE. Outro: Worst Person in the World, Amanda Marie’s Tiny Little Prisons
01:04:49
January 09, 2022
Nov 2021 Movies + King Richard, Belfast, Passing
Family and royalty are some of our favorite themes in November movies. Av, John and Sammy highlight the movie they are most excited to see before 2021 ends and then unpack King Richard (5:50), Belfast (15:55) and Passing (23:05).  We also touch on recent releases like Spencer (31:45), The Last Duel (39:30), Licorice Pizza *briefly* (44:40), Jagged (45:50), Last Night in Soho (49:15), Violet (51:30), Language Lessons (53:30), Boiling Point (55:10), 7 Prisoners (56:55) and The Power of the Dog (58:10).  Outro: Be Alive (Beyoncé from the King Richard soundtrack)
01:05:42
December 06, 2021
October 2021 Movies & Dune
Dune enthusiast Justin Partridge (@j_partridgeIII) joins us to discuss all things spice, stillsuits and sandworms (sigh, and camels) as we embrace Denis Villeneuve’s new epic Dune (35:20). Justin also brings the best of the witching month of October, sharing recent horror flicks like King Car (5:35), Hellbender (7:45), We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (8:40), Wonderful Paradise (9:45), and George A. Romero’s The Amusement Park (10:25).  Other recent movies we recommend include the terrific Nine Days (12:15), The Truffle Hunters (22:40), I’m Your Man (23:15), Test Pattern (24:35), The Grand Duke of Corsica (26:55) **MALTA MOVIE ALERT**, Copshop (29:00), Raging Fire (30:25) and The Spine of Night (32:30).  Classics Corner (1:03:00) hits Force Majeure (2014), Batman (1989) and Lake of the Dead (1958). Outro: Crystal Gayle Killed Frank Herbert (Tom Smith, Who Let Him in Here?)
01:06:33
November 12, 2021
September 2021 Movies, Movie Bio #4
Sammy, John and Av talk about some of the movies of September 2021, including Worth (7:10), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (14:00), Free Guy (22:30), Slalom (26:45), Wild Indian (28:40), Prisoners of the Ghostland (31:10), Come From Away (33:50), The Guilty (46:25), and The Card Counter (45:48). Then, Av completes our TWBP Movie Bio series (55:50). Finally, we end as always with Classic Corner (1:23:50). Outro: "Hero" (Family of the Year)
01:34:23
October 07, 2021
August 2021 Movies + Best Bombs
How do we defuse the movies of August? By naming the best bombs in cinematic history [1:45]. With Sammy back we dig into Green Knight [18:40], Pig [21:30] and Sublet [14:20], and then Av and John bring the goods on Annette [24:30], The Suicide Squad [29:15], CODA [35:30], Ema [37:05], plus Sammy urges everyone to see Together [38:33]. NO spoilers this episode. Outre: 'Bombs Away,' The Police (1980)
50:39
August 31, 2021
July 2021 Movies: Black Widow, No Sudden Move
With Sammy travelling for work, John and Av hold down the fort for the first normal feeling movie month since the start of the pandemic. talking at length about Black Widow, No Sudden Move (18:20), Space Jam:  A New Legacy (27:18) and Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage (33:00). Then, they add some quick see or skip recommendations for Summer of Soul, Sublet,  Werewolves Within, Gunpowder Milkshake, The Green Knight and Old (44:05) before closing out with Classic Corner (56:35). Outre: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Malia J Cover, 2021, Black Widow soundtrack)
01:09:19
August 04, 2021
June 2021 Movies, In the Heights, Undine, F9
Sammy, Av, and John all found June 2021 fairly underwhelming on the whole despite the presence of some seemingly promising titles, including In the Heights [4:20], Undine [22:22], from a TWBP favorite director, Christian Petzold, Pixar's Luca [29:25], and F9: The Fast Saga [47:05]. They also touch on Netflix's animated "comedy" America: The Movie [36:15], HBO's Oslo [37:50], the Ilana Glazer horror film False Positive [42:05], and Sammy's foray into possibly becoming a reality TV character? [53:15] Outre: "Part of Your World" (Jodi Benson, 1989, from The Little Mermaid)
01:07:47
July 11, 2021
May 2021 Movies, A Quiet Place Part II, Movie Bios #3
In a month of terrifying movie titles, Will from America returns to make sense of all the monsters (A Quiet Place Part II, 6:17), serial killers (Spiral, 15:49) and zombies (Army of the Dead, 23:35), before gracing us with his own movie bio [25:48]. We also tackle one of the best of the year so far, There is No Evil [45:23], and show love to Georgetown [38:00], The Killing of Two Lovers [41:25] and Riders of Justice [44:00] while dismissing the real horror of May, Those Who Wish Me Dead [20:10]. No spoilers except for a mild reveal for There is No Evil at 48:58-49:28. For the complete list of movie bio selections to date, see here. Outre: "Bella Ciao" (1965, Canti Della Libertà), Milva from There is No Evil
58:12
June 05, 2021
April 2021 Movies, Shiva Baby, Movie Bios Part 2
April showcases John's geographical chops, Av's forays to Fast & Furious franchiseDom and Sammy sharing the movies that chart the story of his life (part two of our movie biography series). Favorite new releases this month include Shiva Baby [9:22] (including this great visual) and the MCU Phase Four Trailer [20:05], with mixed response to The Mitchells vs. the Machines [15:30] and This is Not a Funeral It's a Resurrection [21:08]. A also stands for April and Action movies but the ones we saw all failed to impress: Nobody [16:45], Mortal Kombat [18:10] and Tom Clancy's Without Remorse. For the classicists out there, check out our old-timey recommendations [55:55]: Ishtar, Sorcerer and 2 Fast 2 Furious. This episode has NO Spoilers. For the movies selected by John and Sammy for their movie biography, see here. Outre: "Hang On Little Tomato" (2004), Pink Martini
01:00:50
May 09, 2021
January-March 2021: Godzilla vs. Kong, The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah and more
After our annual early year hiatus, we are back with gusto and a new co-host: John Gilpatrick of John Likes Movies and It's The Pictures Podcast returns to the pod to make his hosting debut. Movies discussed on this episode: The Father Godzilla vs. Kong Judas and the Black Messiah I Care a Lot Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar In & Of Itself Little Fish Rose Plays Julie Shadow in the Cloud Check out John's review of A Serious Man: http://www.johnlikesmovies.com/tag/a-serious-man/ Follow us on Twitter: @gosnowso @asinensky @johnlgilpatrick @32fansmovies Give us a 5 Star Rating and Review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/there-will-be-pod/id1472941014
01:35:27
April 08, 2021
Bonus Episode: Annie Sinensky Watched The MCU
A very special bonus episode as Av's 7-year old daughter Annie stops by to talk about her recent viewing of Avengers: Endgame and rank the first 22 films of the MCU. The intro comes from live footage of Annie watching the climactic scene from the final battle.
19:41
March 10, 2021
Best Movies of 2020 Bracket
32 movies from 2020 face off head to head to determine the best movie of the year. Av and Sammy are your guides, with friends and fans of the podcast contributing their picks and helping us break the tie-breakers that result with our podcast reduced to two hosts. Moving forward, There Will Be Pod is seeking a third co-host to join us once a month and discuss new releases. If you or a friend are interested, please contact us at 32fansmovies@gmail.com or direct message. This episode is spoiler free. The Bracket can be found here. See here for Av and Sammy's personal 32 ranked 2020 movies, plus the science to the seeding of this bracket -- the ranking that the critics (IMDB. RT, Metacritic, Letterboxd) gave to these 32 movies. Outré is from the soundtrack of the number one movie of the year ;-)
01:47:45
February 21, 2021
Dec 2020: Small Axe, Soul, Promising Young Woman and more
The busiest -- and best -- movie month of 2020 brought us no shortage of TWIN new releases, about African-American aspiring musicians (Soul 3:50 and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 8:10), about movies with an excellent lead actress (Promising Young Woman 20:18 - SPOILERS from 29:40-33:55 and Black Bear 38:42), about Riz Ahmed's excellent acting as a musician with a health crisis (Sound of Metal 34:00 and Mogul Mowgli 37:00), about man-eating wolves (The Wolf of Snow Hollow 39:00 and Wolfwalkers 39:45), about adult friendships (Fourteen 41:00 and The Climb 41:20), about movies that remind Sammy of In The Name of The Father (Mangrove 14:20 and End of Sentence 41:30), three movies that don't fit into this framework (Another Round 19:50, Happiest Season, and The 24th 40:40) plus a few that at least one of us suggest are NOT worth your time: The Nest (42:20), Wonder Woman 1984 (42:35), Yellow Rose (44:40), Bloody Nose Empty Pockets (45:09), Let Him Go (46:20), Let Them All Talk (46:30), I'm Your Woman (47:20). Oh, and the Small Axe movie Love Rocks (15:30) is really great so go watch that instead of listening to this podcast. We also prep for next month's best-of-2020 32 movies bracket episode by hosting a mini-bracket for 16 movies competing to make the finale (48:20). Only SPOILERS in the episode is for Promising Young Woman from 29:40 to 33:55. Outre: "Silly Games" (1979), Janet Kay, composed by Dennis Bovell.
01:05:24
January 15, 2021
Nov 2020: Mank, Tenet & Passion Projects
There is a direct line from David Fincher's new movie Mank, about how Upton Sinclair's run for political office inspired the writing of Citizen Kane, and our podcast, as Sinclair wrote Oil! which led PTA to write There Will Be Blood, which led your fave movie podcast hosts to 'write' There Will Be Pod. To unpack the Citizen Kane of 2020 movies, John Gilpatrick (@johnlgilpatrick) joins Av & Sam to tackle director David Fincher's cinematic take on the writing of Citizen Kane, Mank (16:50). Having caught up on Nolan's Tenet (6:30), we also run down the best and worst of celebrated directors' passion projects (40:20). John's film commentary can also be found on his movie podcast Its The Pictures (@Itsthepicpod) and his website, http://www.johnlikesmovies.com/. Outre: “Charlie Kane,” adapted for Citizen Kane (1941) by Bernard Hermann, lyrics by Herman Ruby, sung by Harry Bailey and a bevy of chorus girls in Citizen Kane (1941). Based on the Mexican folk song 'A Poco No,' by Pepe Guizar.
52:09
December 12, 2020
Oct 2020 Movies + On The Rocks
Aaron Brooks joins Av and Sam for On The Rocks (29:20), the third cinematic marriage of Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola. We also dive into a bevy of recent watches about fathers and daughters, discussing Dick Johnson is Dead, Shithouse, The Kid Detective, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, The Trial of the Chicago Seven, Rebecca, Spontaneous, The 40 Year Old Version, A Call to Spy and Save Yourselves!  Plus: A Classic Corner (39:00) devoted to a certain 007. Outre: “Happy Street” ft. Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer and The World’s Most Dangerous Band
46:39
November 12, 2020
Sep 2020 Movies + I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Av and Sammy reveal their preference on that most cinematic of dilemmas: popcorn or the picture - but first they tackle the far more forbidding lineup of movies released this September, culminating in a featured review (37:00) of Charlie Kaufman's I'm Thinking of Ending Things -- spoiler free until the 40:30 mark.  New movies discussed include recommendations: Boys State (8:00); The Devil All The Time (16:00); The Social Dilemma (24:45); Get Duked! (29:15); House of Hummingbird (32:10). And a few we urge you to avoid - Unpregnant, Mulan, I Used to Go Here, She Dies Tomorrow, Misbehaviour, Extra Ordinary (... yup, it was that kind of month). Plus, two genuine classics before the bow. Outré: Lonely Room, sung by Jesse Plemons, written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for Oklahoma (1943)
01:13:09
October 03, 2020
July 2020 Movies + Palm Springs
We are celebrating brothers at the movies as Aaron Brooks and Dr. Shai Chester join Sammy, Av and Will to discuss all things July movies. Before the big feature - Palm Springs (57:00 w/spoilers), we cover a gaggle of recent releases, including standouts like Archive, Hamilton, First Cow, as well as Yes God Yes, The Old Guard, Mr Jones, The King of Staten Island, Tommaso, Mucho Mucho Amor and, well, more! Also: a ground-breaking Classics Corner awaits at the episode's end. 
01:38:30
August 06, 2020
June 2020 Movies: Da 5 Bloods + Most Impactful Movies About Racist Police Brutality
Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods is the movie of June 2020, and sets the table (25:30) for Av and Sam to consider the most impactful movies ever made about racist police brutality – starting with 1971's Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song all the way through the half-dozen movies released in the last few years. See here for the complete list of 21 movies.  Also see here the minute-and-a-half short film that Spike Lee released on Twitter called 3 Brothers — Radio Raheem, Eric Garner, and George Floyd. Outré: What's Going On, Marvin Gaye | Da 5 Bloods OST (1971 and 2020) - For why Spike chose this song, see here.
01:25:34
July 04, 2020
May 2020 Movies + The Vast of Night + Top 3 Movies About Hindsight
With Av and Will on summer break, we recruited the celebrated pulp sci-fi horror sleuth Justin Partridge (@j_partridgeIII) and revealed the unabashed romantic that is everyone's favorite silver screen sibling Aaron Brooks (@aaronjaybrooks). Justin, Aaron and Sam unpack The Vast of Night (43:37) and a galaxy of unheralded new releases, plus in celebration of the hindsight that is 20/20, we decide the best movies ever made about hindsight (55:30) and close with Classics Corner (1:10:00). This episode contains NO Spoilers, save for 90 seconds of spoilers at minute 53:00 on The Vast of Night. For more on Aaron, check out his Letterboxd (@incubrooks) and his new podcast, Digesting Dark: An Unofficial Dark on Netflix Companion. Justin's writing on pop-culture can be found on Newsarama, DIS/MEMBER, and Rouges Portal. New movies discussed: The Vast of Night, Porno, The Half of It, Premature, Valley Girl, Possessor, The Gentleman, Underwater, The Trip to Greece, Driveways, La Belle Époque, The Traitor, Capone, Arkansas, Spaceship Earth. Classic Corner: A Cock and Bull Story (2005); Maniac (1980); Fallen Angels (1995). Outré: 20/20 Hindsight, Barenaked Ladies (2017) 
01:15:57
June 02, 2020
April 2020 Movies + Bad Education
If there is a silver lining to losing so many new releases in April, it may be the chance to shine some love on the genre of movies the streaming gods delivered: good old fashioned adult dramas. Bad Education is our obvious feature, as Av brings his Long Island expertise to help Will and Sam unpack the new Hugh Jackman vehicle. For a deeper dive into the true story of Bad Education, check out the New York Magazine source article. The other new releases we discuss in this episode: The Assistant, Extraction, Tigertail, Sergio, Blow the Man Down, Beastie Boys Story and True History of the Kelly Gang. Outre: Blow The Man Down, traditional English shanty, sung and instrumentals by David Coffin, Jacek Sulanowski, Daniel Lanier, THomas J. Goux
55:15
May 01, 2020
Best Movies of 2020 (so far)
Sammy, Will and Av are back for the first regular episode of 2020. We break down our favorites (and least favorites) of the year so far, ruminate on the state of movies in the age of Coronavirus and much more. Movies discussed on the episode: The Invisible Man, The Banker, Bacarau, The Platform, Birds of Prey, Onward, Downhill, The Hunt, The Whistlers, Beanpole, Fantasy Island, Call of the Wild, The Wild Goose Lake, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
01:40:49
April 14, 2020
Sports Movies Tournament of Champions – FINALE (feat. guests Will Leitch & Cliff Corcoran)
The Sports Movies Tournament of Champions finale is here – after watching and bracketing ~300 sports movies over the past ten months, it all comes down to the remaining 16 movies as they contend for the crown of best sports movie of all time. Here is the tourney bracket updated through Sweet 16. Here is the clean bracket from the start of the 64-movie tourney. Our guest judges for the finale are two baseball savants and movie experts, Will Leitch (@williamfleitch) and Cliff Corcoran (@CliffCorcoran). Cliff was the overwhelming choice of listeners to return after joining us for the Balboa Region. Make sure to check out his baseball writing at The Athletics, Baseball Prospectus for his upcoming series on baseball movies, as well as his collaboration on the baseball podcast, The Infinite Inning. The founder of Deadspin, Will’s comments on sports, movies and culture at large can be found at New York Magazine, MLB.com, the Grierson & Leitch Movie Podcast, as well as his personal website. Don't miss Will and Tim Grierson's write-up in Vulture of the 50 best sports movies. Check out our podcast for episodes covering the earlier rounds in this tourney, as well as the episodes devoted to movies for each sport – baseball, basketball, Olympics, boxing and so much more. To nerd out, you can see the full movie list here, including the results, rankings and critics grades for all the sports movies we watched over the last year. Outré: "Dear Basketball" (2017) Kobe Bryant, Glen Keane, John Williams
01:39:49
April 07, 2020
Sports Movies Tournament of Champions – Miyagi Region (feat. guest Kyle Bandujo)
Bull Durham, Any Given Sunday and the movie that may be your only chance at enjoying the Olympics in Tokyo are three of the sixteen movies of the Miyagi Region facing off in this episode, Part 4 of the Sports Movies Tournament of Champions. Joining us is a true sports movie connoisseur, Kyle Bandujo (@kylebandujo), host of Big Screen Sports (@Big_ScreenSport), a podcast dedicated to sports movies Check out the complete 64 movie bracket here.  And make sure you do not miss the previous episodes covering the Bombay, Bambino and Balboa regions. We will be back soon to complete the entire tourney with a Sweet 16 finale episode. To see how these 64 movies were selected and seeded, see here. And check out our podcast for the previous episodes devoted to movies in specific sports, from Boxing and Baseball to Olympics, Hockey and many more. Outre: "Anthem of Oh Sadaharu" (1985 Tokyo Giants)
47:53
March 22, 2020
Sports Movies Tournament of Champions – Balboa Region (feat. guest Cliff Corcoran)
Part 3 of the Sports Movies Tournament of Champions arrives, and to tackle the 16 movies in a region named after a sports movie legend like Rocky Balboa – home to movies like Miracle, Remember the Titans, Cool Runnings and Major League - we are joined by baseball writer and movie buff Cliff Corcoran (@CliffCorcoran).  For more from Cliff, go read his baseball writing at The Athletics and his appearances on the baseball podcast, The Infinite Inning.  Check out the complete 64 movie bracket here.  And make sure you do not miss the Part 1 (Bombay Region) and Part 2 (Bambino Region). Up next is Part 4, the MISTER Miyagi Region, before we wrap it up with a Sweet 16 finale. To see how these 64 movies were selected and seeded, see here. And check out our podcast for the previous episodes devoted to movies in specific sports, from Boxing and Baseball to Olympics, Hockey and many more. Outré: "Eye of the Tiger" Survivor (1982, aka Rocky III)
01:43:16
March 18, 2020
Sports Movies Tournament of Champions – Bambino Region (feat. guest Daniel Goodman)
The Sports Movies Tournament of Champions continues with Part 2, running down the 16 movies in the Bambino Region, including favorites such as Raging Bull, Enter the Dragon, Caddyshack, Field of Dreams, White Men Can't Jump ... and even Hoosiers. Joining us to select the 4 movies that will advance to the Sweet 16 is movie critic and sportsman Daniel Goodman (@DanRossGoodman). Check out the complete 64 movie bracket here.  If you missed Part 1 on the Bombay Region, check it out here. Up next are episodes covering the Miyagi and Balboa Regions, before we wrap it up with a Sweet 16 finale.  To see how these 64 movies were selected and seeded, see here. And check out our podcast for the previous episodes devoted to movies in specific sports, from Boxing and Baseball to Olympics, Hockey and many more. Outré: "Sports" Viagra Boys (2018)
55:27
March 15, 2020
Sports Movies Tournament of Champions – Bombay Region (feat. guest Alex Chester)
Ten months and 300 sports movies later, the Tournament of Champions has arrived – the 64 best sports movies are going head to head to decide the title once and for all, in a bracket so grand it needs five episodes. On part one, the host of our legacy podcast 32 Fans, Alex Chester (@achester99), joins Av and Sammy to tackle the 16 movies in the Bombay Region (Rocky, Hoop Dreams, Uncut Gems... its a loaded region!). Check out the complete 64 movie bracket here. To see how these 64 movies were selected and seeded, see here. And check out our podcast for the previous episodes devoted to movies in specific sports, from Boxing and Baseball to Olympics, Hockey and many more. Alex and Av's Curb Your Enthusiasm re-watch podcast Pretty Pretty Pretty Good can be found here. Outré: "Sports Song" Weird Al Yankovic (2014)
54:51
March 04, 2020
Sports Movies #9 – Martial Arts (feat. guest Ben Johnson)
Will, Sammy and long-time listener Nolan Rossiter (@Nrossy) decide the best martial arts sports movies of all time, joined by a bonafide expert, the host of Kung Fu Movie Guide (@KFMovieGuide, and website) Ben Johnson. See all the (movie) contestants, from Enter the Dragon to Mortal Kombat and yes, A Knight's Tale, here. You can check here to see the winners to date in our nine-month sports movie marathon. Next month, the long awaited 64 Sport Movie Tournament begins! Outré: "Kung Fu" Ash (1995)
01:07:30
February 20, 2020
Sports Movies #8 – Boxing (feat. guest Jim Marshall)
Av and Sammy are joined by the host of the Boxing Trivia Guy (@boxingtriviaguy), Jim Marshall (@LairdJimi), to crown the best boxing movie of all time. Check out the bracket here and let's get ready to rumble!  You can check here to see the winners to date in our sports movie marathon, plus explore all the boxing movie rankings we aggregated to seed this episode's bracket. Next month, the long awaited 64 Sport Movie Tournament will commence!  Outré: "I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson" DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (1989)
01:23:35
February 09, 2020
Best Movies of 2019 Bracket
Sammy, Will and Av conduct a 32 movie bracket and declare the official podcast #1 movie of 2019. Thanks to all our listeners and friends who sent in clips of their choices.  The bracket can be found here. You can view each of our top 32 ranked movies of 2019 here. Av's full 2019 movie rankings can be found here.
02:00:19
January 19, 2020
Sports Movies #7 – Olympics, Wrestling, Climbing (feat. guest Akiva Wienerkur)
2020 is an Olympic year and to select the best movies made about the Olympics, we went right to the source, inviting the host of 32Fans (our gender neutral sibling pod) and noted Olympics pundit Akiva Wienerker to join us in deciding the best movies ever made about the Olympics, and while we are at it, also Wrestling and Climbing. The ten best movies will go on to compete in the 64 sports movie grand tournament taking place this March. To see the movies that have been selected so far for the tournament, see here. With two months to go, next month we’ll name the best movies on boxing and finally, the miscellaneous entries. Two outré songs: (1) the official song and dance number from the 1964 and now 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (2) “The Wrestler” by Bruce Springsteen.
52:34
January 14, 2020
Emergency Episode: 1917 - The Movie to End All 2019 Movies
Is watching a movie alongside a 32Fans Movies host a surefire way to introduce you to your new favorite movie of all time? The answer so far is yes, as Jared Jerome is now the second person in successive months to see a movie with Av and name it perhaps his all time number one.* That movie is the new World War One epic 1917, which we convene an emergency episode with Jared to discuss post-haste. Warning, spoilers, Queen Princesses and a few Jumblies lie ahead. Outre song is a 2015 cover of Wayfaring Stranger by Narrow Way *exact terminology is a matter of dispute
48:23
January 12, 2020
Favorite Movies of the Decade
Av stops by the main 32 Fans pod to visit Keev and Alex to discuss the best movies of the decade. Click here to see the full lists from all 3 plus listener lists. 
01:17:09
January 06, 2020
December Movies, Overlooked 2019 Movies, Star Wars and Uncut Gems
Av, Sammy and Will are joined by Justin Patridge of Newsarama and DIS/MEMBER.  We start out talking about some movies from 2019 that we think have been overlooked before making our way into recent watches (25:44), followed by extensive spoiler-filled discussions of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (47:19) and Uncut Gems (1:07:00). We end the podcast with Classics Corner (1:31:30) and, as a special treat, Av's 6-year old daughter hops on at the very end to share her quick takes on Star Wars (1:43:10). Other Movies discussed on the podcast: Little Women, Bombshell, Two Popes, Atlantics, Deerskin, Cats, 6 Underground
01:45:29
January 03, 2020
November Movies - The Irishman & Marriage Story
The Streaming Wars began in November and we are enlisting this month with Netflix (and Amazon Plus) as we discuss The Irishman and Marriage Story. With movie man Will From America back from Disney World, we also run down what hit or miss as you make a run at catching up on what to watch before this year ends. Movies covered in Recent Watches: Knives Out, The Report, American Factory, Charlie’s Angels, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Frozen 2, I Lost My Hand, Ford v Ferrari.
01:03:21
December 15, 2019
Sports Movies #6 - Racing (feat. guest Bart Yasso)
Running may be the original sport but to determine the best racing movies of all time, we culled together humanity's finest achievements in running, jockeying and driving on the silver screen. Running icon Bart Yasso (@BartYasso) joins us for the running films (first 33 minutes). All together we run down 21 racing movies -- and yes, we included Ricky Bobby -- with seven earning pole position to the 64 all-sports movie tournament we are hosting in March 2020. You can check here to see the winners to date in our sports movie marathon, plus explore all the running movie rankings we aggregated to seed the movies reviewed by Bart. For information on the Sara and Ryan Hall led group visit to Israel for the Jerusalem Marathon, see for details:  www.israelexplorer.com The outre song is “The Distance” by Cake. If you enjoyed this episode, check out our previous episodes: 14. October Movies and Parasite 13. Sports Movies #4 - Football (feat. guest Robbie Wilkinson) 12. Joker 11. September Movies, Hustlers and Ad Astra 10. August Movies, Blinded By the Light, and Our Favorite Box Office Bombs 9. Sports Movies #3 - Basketball (feat. guest Eddie Maisonet III) 8. Sports Movies Bracket #2 - Golf and Tennis (feat. guest Chris Nashawaty) 7. July Movies, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and the Best Films about Hollywood 6. Sports Movies Bracket #1 - Soccer and Hockey (feat. guest Lee Jutton) 5. Deep Dive: Spider-Man: Far From Home and Midsommar 4. June Movies, Toy Story 4 and Movies From Childhood 3. May Movies, Booksmart and Malta Movies 2. April Movies, Avengers: Endgame and MCU Ranking 1. March Movies, High Flying Bird and Us
01:16:42
December 12, 2019
October Movies and Parasite
Sammy saw Bong Joon-ho's Parasite earlier this year at the Jerusalem Film Festival and, after months of waiting, finally gets the chance to talk about it with Will and Av. A spoiler-filled deep dive into the film that has electrified critics and audiences alike begins at the 20-minute mark. That, plus recent watches and a Halloween version of Classic Corner, on the October episode of 32 Fans Movies. Movies covered in Recent Watches:  One Cut of the Dead, Dolemite is my Name, Jojo Rabbit, The Lighthouse, The Laundromat, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
01:01:12
November 08, 2019
Sports Movies #5 - Baseball (feat. guest Jason Martinez)
All Hallows' Eve and the World Series are the perfect backdrop as we decide the best baseball movie of all time. FanGraph’s Jason Martinez (@mlbdepthcharts) joins us, with Josh Kanter subbing in for regular host Will Seamon. Together we run down 24 baseball movies, with six earning tickets to the 64 all sports movie tournament we are hosting in March 2020. You can check here to see the winners to date in our sports movie marathon, plus explore all the baseball movie rankings we aggregated to seed this episode's baseball bracket (The Sandlot was robbed!). The outre song is "Willie Mickey and the Duke" by Terry Cashman. If you enjoyed this episode, check out our previous episodes: 13. Sports Movies #4 - Football (feat. guest Robbie Wilkinson) 12. Joker 11. September Movies, Hustlers and Ad Astra 10. August Movies, Blinded By the Light, and Our Favorite Box Office Bombs 9. Sports Movies #3 - Basketball (feat. guest Eddie Maisonet III) 8. Sports Movies Bracket #2 - Golf and Tennis (feat. guest Chris Nashawaty) 7. July Movies, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and the Best Films about Hollywood 6. Sports Movies Bracket #1 - Soccer and Hockey (feat. guest Lee Jutton) 5. Deep Dive: Spider-Man: Far From Home and Midsommar 4. June Movies, Toy Story 4 and Movies From Childhood 3. May Movies, Booksmart and Malta Movies 2. April Movies, Avengers: Endgame and MCU Ranking 1. March Movies, High Flying Bird and Us
59:57
November 05, 2019
Sports Movies #4 - Football (feat. guest Robbie Wilkinson)
In this episode we bracket together the best sixteen football movies of all time, crowning a champion and sending six deserving movies onto the 64 movie tournament 32Fans Movies is hosting in March 2020 composed of the best movies from every sport. Joining us is Texas football coach Robbie Wilkinson (@robwilkinson777), taking a sabbatical from the holy grail of midlands peewee ball to discuss Any Given Sunday's nods to masonry and batman, plus which of our mom's knows something you don't about Jerry Maguire. You can check here to see the winners to date in our sports movie marathon, plus explore all the rankings we aggregated to seed this episode's football movies. The outre song is "Madden 2000 Theme" by Ludacris. If you enjoyed this episode, check out our previous episodes: 12. Joker 11. September Movies, Hustlers and Ad Astra 10. August Movies, Blinded By the Light, and Our Favorite Box Office Bombs 9. Sports Movies #3 - Basketball (feat. guest Eddie Maisonet III) 8. Sports Movies Bracket #2 - Golf and Tennis (feat. guest Chris Nashawaty) 7. July Movies, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and the Best Films about Hollywood 6. Sports Movies Bracket #1 - Soccer and Hockey (feat. guest Lee Jutton) 5. Deep Dive: Spider-Man: Far From Home and Midsommar 4. June Movies, Toy Story 4 and Movies From Childhood 3. May Movies, Booksmart and Malta Movies 2. April Movies, Avengers: Endgame and MCU Ranking 1. March Movies, High Flying Bird and Us
55:56
October 10, 2019
Joker
Will Seamon, Av Sinensky and Zach Brooks join to talk all things Joker in this spoiler-filled discussion of the latest from Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix, including a ranking of our favorite portrayals of The Joker over the years (38:00). You can also check each of them out on Twitter and Letterboxd for their takes on movies and everything else: Will - @WillFromAmerica; https://letterboxd.com/willfromamerica  Av - @asinensky; https://letterboxd.com/asinensky Zach - @brooksza;  https://letterboxd.com/brooksza
45:16
October 07, 2019
September Movies, Hustlers and Ad Astra
In which Av slams Rambo, Will admits Jennifer Lopez from the recently release Hustlers reminds him of his mom and Sam presents a radical fix to vastly improve our feature review: Ad Astra (hint: Rufus!). Segment Times (spoiler discussions): Hustlers: 6:10 Ad Astra: 21:40
47:39
September 28, 2019
August Movies, Blinded By The Light and Our Favorite Box Office Bombs
Sammy Chester and Will Seamon are joined by Av Sinensky to discuss new releases of August 2019 and Blinded by the Light, as well as their favorite box office bombs. 0:00 Intro 1:50 Sidewalk Film Festival (incl. The Nightingale) 14:00 New Releases (incl. Good Boys and Ready or Not?) 25:33 Luce 35:55 Blinded by the Light 59:46 Favorite Box Office Bombs 1:10:29 Classics Corner
01:16:55
September 09, 2019
Sports Movies #3 - Basketball (feat. guest Eddie Maisonet III)
If you want the "dark gritty raw truths" of basketball movies, this episode is for you. As Team USA battles it out in China, ESPN's Eddie Maisonet III (@edthesportsfan) joins us to determine the best basketball movies of all time, the first made in America sport we are tackling in our year long sports movie marathon. You can check here to see the winners to date in the sports movie marathon, plus explore all the rankings we aggregated to seed the basketball movies.   The outre song is Kurtis Blow's 1984 "Basketball." If you enjoyed this episode, check out our previous episodes: 1. Sports Movies Bracket #2 - Golf and Tennis (feat. guest Chris Nashawaty) 2. July Movies, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and the Best Films about Hollywood 3. Sports Movies Bracket #1 - Soccer and Hockey (feat. guest Lee Jutton) 4. Deep Dive: Spider-Man: Far From Home and Midsommar 5. June Movies, Toy Story 4 and Movies From Childhood 6. May Movies, Booksmart and Malta Movies 7. April Movies, Avengers: Endgame and MCU Ranking 8. March Movies, High Flying Bird and Us
01:03:29
September 01, 2019
Sports Movies Bracket #2 - Golf & Tennis (feat. guest Chris Nashawaty)
After crowning the best soccer and hockey movies in our first sport movie marathon episode, we turn now to GOLF (8:55) and TENNIS (35:30) movies, joined by film critic Chris Nashawaty (@ChrisNashawaty), author of the award winning book Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story.  Also - you do not want to miss co-host Will's acoustic rendition (30:50) of the hit song Dead Solid Perfect. If you enjoyed this episode, check out our previous episodes: 1. July Movies, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and the best films about Hollywood 2. Sports Movies Bracket #1 - Soccer and Hockey (feat. guest Lee Jutton) 3. Deep Dive: Spider-Man: Far From Home and Midsommar 4. June Movies, Toy Story 4 and Movies From Childhood 5. May Movies, Booksmart and Malta Movies 6. April Movies, Avengers: Endgame and MCU Ranking 7. March Movies, High Flying Bird and Us 
01:00:04
August 08, 2019
July Movies, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and the Best Movies About Hollywood
Sammy, Will and Av take a trip down memory lane to review Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, the 9th film from Quentin Tarantino. At the start of the show, we run down recent releases, including a bunch that Sammy saw at the Jerusalem Film Festival before going into our spoiler-filled review of  Once Upon A Time in Hollywood (36:35), share our favorite movies about Hollywood (1:11:30) and, as always, close with Classics Corner (1:33). Special thanks to our friends at One Movie Punch for sharing their promo.  If you enjoyed this episode, check out all of our previous episodes: 1. Sports Movies Bracket #1 - Soccer and Hockey (feat. special guest Lee Jutton) 2. Spider-Man: Far From Home and Midsommar 3. June Movies, Toy Story 4 and Movies From Childhood 4. May Movies, Booksmart and Malta Movies 5. April Movies, Avengers: Endgame and MCU Ranking 6. March Movies, High Flying Bird and Us
01:39:39
August 04, 2019
Sports Movies Bracket #1 - Soccer and Hockey (feat. special guest Lee Jutton)
32 Fans Movies will be hosting a 64 sports movie tournament in March 2020 to crown the best sports movie ever. To decide which Soccer and Hockey movies will earn entry to that dance, we are joined this month by Lee Jutton (follow her at @leiladaisyj) a professional film critic and passionate soccer and hockey fan, to decide the very best soccer movies (6:00) and hockey movies (31:34)  of all time. For more, see these links about Av's hockey bonafides (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/nyregion/yeshiva-floor-hockey-new-york.html), the depravity of Canadian hockey (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iyteYvauts) and the hockey movie article that introduced us to Lee Jutton (https://filmschoolrejects.com/the-trashers-next-great-hockey-movie/). 
01:14:11
July 18, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home and Midsommar
We discuss two early July releases: Spider-Man: Far From Home and Midsommar. Episode Start: Av discusses Spider-Man: Far From Home with Zach Brooks and Josh Kanter (With Spoilers) 40:00 Mark: Av discuses Midsommar with Zach Brooks and Will Seamon 48:40 Mark: Midsommar Spoilers Check out Av’s rankings of all the Spider-Man movies at https://letterboxd.com/asinensky/list/spider-man-movies/ 
01:10:13
July 12, 2019
June Movies, Toy Story 4 and Movies From Childhood
Will, Sammy and Av unveil their movie DNA, discussing Toy Story 4 before diving into the three movies that shaped their childhoods. June movies we recommend, besides Toy Story 4: The Last Black Man in San Francisco; Woman at War; Rolling Thunder Revue; Diamantino. Classics Corner: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003); Knock Knock (2015)
55:42
July 08, 2019
May Movies, Booksmart and Malta Movies
Booksmart may be our feature this month, but we fly far beyond the high schools of LA, discussing westerns, easterns and — with special guest Zach Brooks — the best movies ever associated with the island country of Malta (31:00), from the neo-noir of Bogart to the star power of Maximus, Achilles, Bond, and of course, Popeye. The May movies we recommend, besides Booksmart: John Wick 3; Deadwood; Funny Story, Shadow. And for those seeking a challenge, there is the Chinese dreamscape Long Day’s Journey into Night and a movie three decades in the making, The Killing of Don Quixote. Classics Corner: The Dawn Wall (2018); Kicking and Screaming (1995); Eyes Without a Face (1960)
01:26:38
June 14, 2019
April Movies, Avengers: Endgame and MCU Ranking
Avengers: Endgame is on track to become the biggest movie of all time, wrapping up a 22-film saga a dozen years—and nearly 20 billion dollars – in the making. To handle this mad titan, Will & Sammy are joined by Av Sinensky, the original 32 Fans movie pundit and an unabashed MCU superfan. And since this is 32 Fans, we aggregated 50 separate rankings of all 22 MCU movies, to compile the most authoritative MCU film ranking of all time. The April movies we recommend (besides Avengers: Endgame): The Mustang – Will; An Elephant Standing Still – Sammy (WARNING: 4+ hours, Chinese and bleak as hell) Classics Corner: Moon 2009 (Av); Catch Me If You Can 2002 (Will); Cannibal Holocaust 1980 (Sammy)
01:22:29
May 06, 2019
March 2019 Movies + High Flying Bird and Us
Will and Sammy discuss the movies they liked and disliked from the first three months of 2019 (8:30), with a special focus on High Flying Bird (31:20) and Us (43:00). Let us know if you like it and if you want to hear more of this. Let us know if you have any comments or suggestions. Also let us know if you hate this and never want to hear it again. And by the time you’re listening to this, Sammy finished the Boston Marathon and then flew across the world with 5 of his nephews. So congrats and thank you, Sammy!
01:04:36
April 16, 2019