The Rewatchables

The Rewatchables

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'The Rewatchables,' the newest film podcast from the Ringer Podcast Network, features HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and a roundtable of people from The Ringer universe discussing movies they can’t seem to stop watching.

Episodes

Hall of Fame: ‘The Departed’ With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan  

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to revisit and examine the Oscar-winning ‘The Departed,’ directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio. They break down everything from who was in the original intended cast to the film's most memorable moments, as well as what the movie is trying to say about society through DiCaprio’s and Damon’s characters. And, of course, they unpack Jack Nicholson’s memorable Boston accent.

Hall of Fame: ‘A Few Good Men’ With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan and Amanda Dobbins  

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Amanda Dobbins to celebrate and appreciate 1992’s ‘A Few Good Men’ in the inaugural episode of The Rewatchables (0:00) by discussing what they love about the movie, which scenes have aged the best and worst and debate whether or not Jo Galloway was a good lawyer? (0:00)

Hall of Fame: ‘Heat’ With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan  

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to induct ‘Heat’ into the Movie Hall of Fame. Topics include: Was De Niro vs. Pacino worth the hype? (2:50). Was this peak Michael Mann? (8:25). Was this one of the great ensemble casts ever? (14:40). What were the 10 most important lessons from 'Heat'? (21:00). What was Pacino’s best line? (41:50). Who won this movie—Pacino or De Niro? (52:20).

Hall of Fame: ‘Jerry Maguire’ With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Juliet Litman  

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Juliet Litman to induct ‘Jerry Maguire’ into the Sports Movie Hall of Fame. Topics include: Rod Tidwell spin-offs (6:00), Tom Cruise Oscar snubs (12:00), the opening montage (16:00), Jonathan Lipnicki’s pinnacle (22:00), “show me the money” (28:00), the best Cruise movies (35:00), the birth of the modern sports movie (40:00), and Cruise’s romantic-lead chops (45:00).

Honorable Mention: ‘Moneyball’ With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan  

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to induct ‘Moneyball’ into the Sports Movie Hall of Fame. They cover the state of Brad Pitt’s career (0:45), the past 20 years of sports movies (2:34), the making of ‘Moneyball’ (9:25), their favorite moments from the film (14:20), and the future of sports movies (51:54).

Honorable Mention:  ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Rembert Browne  

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Rembert Browne to induct ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ into the Sports Movie Hall of Fame. They cover Woody Harrelson’s hustling tactics (6:00), Wesley Snipes’s height (11:00), Rosie Perez’s polarizing character (17:00), the essence of pickup basketball (26:00), Woody’s fashion (30:00), Wesley Snipes’s career trajectory (37:00), the black-actor championship belt (44:00), ‘New Jack City’ power rankings (48:00), and the premise of the planned remake (52:00).

Honorable Mention: ‘Blue Chips’ With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Mark Titus  

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Mark Titus and Chris Ryan to induct ‘Blue Chips’ into the Sports Movie Hall of Fame. Topics include: the most ridiculous moments (5:00), Nick Nolte’s intense coaching style (14:00), Bob Knight’s mystique (19:00), point-shaving scare tactics (23:00), Shaq’s final college game (30:00), the player cameos (35:00), rebooting ‘Blue Chips’ (42:00), post-retirement Larry Bird (47:00), and the best college basketball movies (53:00).

Honorable Mention: ‘Any Given Sunday’ With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan  

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to induct ‘Any Given Sunday’ into the Sports Movie Hall of Fame. They break down Oliver Stone’s bizarre editing (02:25), Cameron Diaz’s underrated ownership chops (08:15), Al Pacino’s last great performance (11:16), the Tao of James Woods (15:15), the eye-opening concussion/painkiller subplots (16:44), Jamie Foxx’s breakout role as Willie Beamon (21:17), the craziest cameos (34:27), and where the “Inches” monologue ranks in the pantheon of great sports movie speeches (45:04).

Intro: 'The Rewatchables'  

'The Rewatchables,' the newest film podcast from the Ringer Podcast Network, features The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and a roundtable of people from The Ringer universe discussing movies they can’t seem to stop watching.

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