Movies are back. F9 has made $500 million at the box office and this week we do a spoiler-free discussion about the movie as well as the new Amazon Prime movie, The Tomorrow War. Then we discuss the new NCAA ruling that lets players get paid.
Once the most sought-after player in the league, Deshaun Watson is now facing 22 civil lawsuits filed by massage therapists who have accused him of sexual misconduct during sessions. This week we talk about what we know so far, what's been alleged, and what the response has been. We also share our thoughts on the Netflix movie Concrete Cowboy and the Amazon Prime show Invincible.
The big game is set for Sunday as Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will be taking on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. To help break down the matchup this week we brought on a Kansas City fan and a New England fan (because let's face it Tampa doesn't have any real fans and all of New England seems to be pulling for Tom). We also share our thoughts on The Little Things, One Night in Miami, and The Night Stalker.
At the beginning of the pandemic, American sports fans were left with no live sports to watch for nearly four months. Then suddenly in June and July, all the major sports leagues returned to play at once creating a sports fan dream. Or so we thought. In reality, people aren't watching and viewership for all the leagues is down steeply from 2019, including the NBA finals, the Stanley Cup, and even NFL games. Why is that? This week we try and figure out why that is happening. We also share our thoughts on The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Lie, and Deaf U,
An armed gunman released 13 hostages after the President of Ukraine agreed to recommend a movie starring Joaquin Phoenix. We talk about how all of this went down and what Joaquin Phoenix movie saved those people's lives. We also share this week's movie suggestions including the Elisabeth Moss movie Shirley on Hulu and the Rosamund Pike movie Radioactive on Amazon Prime.
The Trump Administration intends for schools to open for in-person classes this fall. And if schools decide not to open the President is threatening to withhold federal funding. So what is the plan to do so? We talk about how schools and colleges are planning to open up in the fall and if there is a way to do it safely. We also share our thoughts on Andy Samberg new movie Palm Springs and the Sci-fi movie Vast of Night.
The world has been a weird place without sports. But one sport has soldiered on, continuing to pour out weekly content, and that is professional wrestling. This week on the podcast we are joined by Brit Harsh to talk about how Florida made wrestling an essential service and what that could mean for sports going forward. We also share some streaming suggestions including a review of The Lighthouse which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Hosts: Zach Stone and Ryan Berger
A podcast where we talk about what's going on in the news and cross that with our favorite movies