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The Big Picture

Podcast Series The Big Picture

Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins review the movies you need to see. Plus: Top 5s, Movie Drafts, Oscars analysis, and more, featuring a rotating cast of Ringer colleagues like Chris Ryan, Van Lathan, and Bill Simmons.

Series Episodes

‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’ and the Will Smith Resurgence. Plus, Viggo Mortensen!

‘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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1 hour 41 mins

11 June Finished

‘Hit Man’ With Glen Powell and Richard Linklater!

‘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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1 hour 38 mins

7 June Finished

Hollywood Is Broken. Let’s Start a Movie Studio.

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2 hours 5 mins

4 June Finished

The Richard Linklater Hall of Fame

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2 hours 5 mins

31 May Finished

The Box Office Crisis, a ‘Furiosa’ Deep Dive, and the 'Mad Max' Movie Rankings

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1 hour 34 mins

28 May Finished

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