Just What is Apex Mountain: Rewatchables discussion thread

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Here is the complete list of The Rewatchables episodes not hosted by Simmons (back to 2017):

Silver Linings Playbook (Chris Ryan, Andy Greenwald, and Zach Baron)
Pineapple Express (Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly, and Danny Heifetz)
Glengarry Glen Ross (Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey)
Pitch Perfect (Juliet Litman, Jodi Walker, and Kate Halliwell)
Spider-Man (2002) (Van Lathan and Charles Holmes)
Trainspotting (Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald)
The Royal Tenenbaums (Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald)
Home Alone (Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Mina Kimes)
Toy Story (Sean Fennessey, Mallory Rubin, and Shea Serrano)
Easy A (Juliet Litman, Amanda Dobbins, and Shea Serrano)
While You Were Sleeping (Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins)
Edge of Tomorrow (Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan)
Ocean’s 12 (Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Amanda Dobbins)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Sean Fennessey, Chris Ryan, and Ryen Russillo)
Skyfall (Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Amanda Dobbins)
The Holiday (Juliet Litman, Amanda Dobbins, and Kari Simmons)
Do The Right Thing (Sean Fennessey and Wesley Morris)
Inglourious Basterds (Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Mallory Rubin)
The Notebook (Juliet Litman, Amanda Dobbins, and Andrew Gruttadaro)
Mad Max: Fury Road (Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, Micah Peters, and Jason Concepcion)
Mission: Impossible (Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Jason Concepcion)
Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary (Sean Fennessey, David Shoemaker, and Bryan Curtis)
Ocean’s 11 (Chris Ryan, Juliet Litman, Sean Fennessey, and Amanda Dobbins)
The Princess Bride (Juliet Litman and David Shoemaker)
Michael Clayton (Chris Ryan, Justin Charity, and Lindsay Zoladz)
Inception' (Jason Concepcion, Mallory Rubin, Sean Fennessey, and Andrew Gruttadaro)
The Big Lebowski (Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, Jason Concepcion, and David Shoemaker)
10 Things I Hate About You (Juliet Litman, Amanda Dobbins, and Andrew Gruttadaro)
Zodiac (Sean Fennessey, Chris Ryan, and Andy Greenwald)
Friday (Donnie Kwak, Hannah Giorgis, and Justin Charity)
The Dark Knight (Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Jason Concepcion)
Clueless (Juliet Litman, Amanda Dobbins, and K. Austin Collins)
Titanic (Juliet Litman, Amanda Dobbins, and K. Austin Collins)
You’ve Got Mail (Juliet Litman and Amanda Dobbins)
 

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Yes. Simmons can be annoying at times and we’ve litigated and re-litigated his strengths and weaknesses in the Simmons thread a million times, but with respect to this particular pod if he’s not driving or not in it at all it is just not as entertaining.

I’ve been listening and re-listening to some of the past episodes and there is one (can’t remember which movie) where it’s the regular crew but they let Ryan drive. It sucks. Part of that is because Bill can’t play the supporting role and ended up taking over at times, but IMO Ryan just wasn’t as good at keeping the flow going. I fucking love Chris Ryan, I think he’s a legitimately talented, insightful and hysterical guy, and a really, really good podcaster. But it didn’t work with him in the driver’s seat.
I don't know how old the one you referenced is, but Chris could improve as a host if given the chance. He used to be a spotty interviewer, but he's grown into being a much better one over the years.

Couple of notes on the current one: this might have been the worst Craig take on a movie since they let him do his end of pod reviews. And maybe it's me, but I felt old as none of them identified James Hampton as Trooper Dobbs from F-Troop.
 

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The Princess Bride ep is begging for a redo. That one was rough. Shoemaker clearly didn’t do any prep and said several times he felt bad for forgetting things. Time to try that one again with Joanna Robinson and some other nerds.
 

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I've never seen Breaking Away, I don't think I've even heard of it, but I'll listen to Simmons, Ryan, and Fennesey talk about anything.

I'd like them to review Tremors, War Games, and Office Space, but Simmons mentioned they're trying to find movies that fit the categories. I think comedies might be harder to review for the format. Tremors is sort of horror-comedy-campy. War Games might be too sci-fi and kiddie for Simmons' taste. That likely leaves out Goonies.

They must have reviewed Happy Gilmore, but I don't know if they've done any of the other Sandler or Farley 90's movies. They haven't even done Wayne's World.
 

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I saw Breaking Away in the theater as a kid. Loved it. I'm pretty sure I re-watched it at some point, but not in the last 20 or 25 years. I can't decide if I should listen to the pod first and then re-watch or re-watch first and then listen to the pod. Probably the latter.
 

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I saw Breaking Away in the theater as a kid. Loved it. I'm pretty sure I re-watched it at some point, but not in the last 20 or 25 years. I can't decide if I should listen to the pod first and then re-watch or re-watch first and then listen to the pod. Probably the latter.
I kind of lean the opposite way in similar situations. I like to look for some of the stuff they mention. This is different if I have never seen the movie .
 

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It’s wild the number of movies they do on the pod that aren’t readily available as part of a streaming service subscription.

I listened to the War of the Roses episode last weekend, and it’s not available anywhere other than to rent or buy. Thankfully Slap Shot and Fast Times were on Tubi. But I couldn’t find the Running Man anywhere.

Sounds like the Ringer has a new partnership with YouTube. YT should license all of the movies done on The Rewatchables and have Bill promote their availability. YT sells ads in them. It’s a win win.
 

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and Van Lathan take your apology and your trophy and shove 'em right up your ass after they rewatch the 1976 classic ‘The Bad News Bears,’ starring Walter Matthau, Tatum O’Neal, and Jackie Earle Haley.
 

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I've never seen Breaking Away, I don't think I've even heard of it, but I'll listen to Simmons, Ryan, and Fennesey talk about anything.

I'd like them to review Tremors, War Games, and Office Space, but Simmons mentioned they're trying to find movies that fit the categories. I think comedies might be harder to review for the format. Tremors is sort of horror-comedy-campy. War Games might be too sci-fi and kiddie for Simmons' taste. That likely leaves out Goonies.

They must have reviewed Happy Gilmore, but I don't know if they've done any of the other Sandler or Farley 90's movies. They haven't even done Wayne's World.
They've definitely done a few - Tommy Boy and Big Daddy come to mind, although I think the latter was on the Rewatchables 1999 feed.
 

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They've definitely done a few - Tommy Boy and Big Daddy come to mind, although I think the latter was on the Rewatchables 1999 feed.
Per the BNB pod, they're planning to dump all the episodes from Rewatchables 1999 on to the regular feed this summer (brand new ep Monday night, 1999 ep on Wednesday or Thursday night). So if they did it then and they haven't already put that episode out on the main feed, they will soon.
 

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It’s wild the number of movies they do on the pod that aren’t readily available as part of a streaming service subscription.

I listened to the War of the Roses episode last weekend, and it’s not available anywhere other than to rent or buy. Thankfully Slap Shot and Fast Times were on Tubi. But I couldn’t find the Running Man anywhere.

Sounds like the Ringer has a new partnership with YouTube. YT should license all of the movies done on The Rewatchables and have Bill promote their availability. YT sells ads in them. It’s a win win.
i think I saw The Running Man on PlutoTV when I was watching a DS9 repeat this morning. And a friend found Breaking Away on something. (Maybe Daily Motion?). But I didn’t watch Breaking Away because I have that movie memorized at this point.

Edit—I should add that I too find it odd whenever they choose a movie that’s not available on a streamer. And they’ve done that a lot recently it seems.
 

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Joe House, and Sean Fennessey join the Scuba Squad as they rewatch the 1999 hit comedy ‘Big Daddy’ starring Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, and Dylan and Cole Sprouse.
 

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Joe House, and Sean Fennessey join the Scuba Squad as they rewatch the 1999 hit comedy ‘Big Daddy’ starring Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, and Dylan and Cole Sprouse.
I assume anyone in this thread knows this, but just in case you're not up to date they're burning off the rest of the 99 feed, so they'll be going 2 a week this summer until they're through them.
 

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Van Lathan is fucking hysterical. In the Twister pod him talking about the one black guy who was there “just in case the cops came for them” and then the discussion of Twister being the whitest movie ever completely with “white” alternate titles is the hardest I’ve laughed in a long time.
 

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Bill had a couple of shots before recording the True Lies pod. Unhinged performance from him, and that is not a criticism.
Agreed. Fantastic episode.

I'm THRILLED they took time to address the "ass like a ten-year-old boy!" line. Because I was thirteen when that movie came out, and that line was... Yeah.