Just What is Apex Mountain: Rewatchables discussion thread

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Very funny episode on a great movie but there was a lot of the audience thinking they were the stars. Hey Philly shut up
 

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Bill points out that when Creed was being filmed, Stallone was the same age as Burgess Meredith in the original Rocky. Both were 69.
 

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You know what cheers Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Van Lathan up when they’re feeling down? Rolled-up kings over aces and rewatching the 1998 poker classic ‘Rounders,’ starring Matt Damon, Edward Norton, and John Malkovich.
 

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Simmons said he will be announcing the name of the next Rewatchables ahead of the pod release…probably on Thursday.
 

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You know what cheers Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, Sean Fennessey, and Van Lathan up when they’re feeling down? Rolled-up kings over aces and rewatching the 1998 poker classic ‘Rounders,’ starring Matt Damon, Edward Norton, and John Malkovich.
The poker analysis was terrible. “Isn’t it obvious he had the straight?” Yes, in heads up poker you should always fold to large bets because you are probably up against the nuts.
 

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Okay so I figured it out: Mallory is horny as hell and Van is just a pervert.

I respect the fuck out of both of them, btw. They're both great. When Van went into the "Rocky and Creed had sex" bit I was doubled over laughing. They're both awesome.
 

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Kyle Brandt be nice until it's time to not be nice after rewatching the 1989 classic ‘Road House,’ starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, and Sam Elliott.
 

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Kyle Brandt be nice until it's time to not be nice after rewatching the 1989 classic ‘Road House,’ starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, and Sam Elliott.
This entered the Pantheon; what an episode.

I need to do my top 10. I have loved so many but this is right up there at the top.
 

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Kyle Brandt be nice until it's time to not be nice after rewatching the 1989 classic ‘Road House,’ starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, and Sam Elliott.
Good lord, I just figured out that Marshall Teague, who played Jimmy, was in Armageddon, another film I've seen like 20 times.

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Good lord, I just figured out that Marshall Teague, who played Jimmy, was in Armageddon, another film I've seen like 20 times.

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I’m so pleased they mentioned that Teague was on Emergency!, which was a TV staple in the Carbohydrate house in the 1970s. My Pop was a firefighter, and he hate-watched it, sipping Ballantine Ales, and told us kids how inaccurate it was. But he never missed and episode.

Teague’s co-star? Randolph Mantooth.

Edit: It is spelled Tighe, not Teague.
 

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I’m so pleased they mentioned that Teague was on Emergency!, which was a TV staple in the Carbohydrate house in the 1970s. My Pop was a firefighter, and he hate-watched it, sipping Ballantine Ales, and told us kids how inaccurate it was. But he never missed and episode.

Teague’s co-star? Randolph Mantooth.

Edit: It is spelled Tighe, not Teague.
Two different people. Marshall Teague played Jimmy, the asshole who fucked guys like Dalton in prison. Kevin Tighe played the owner of the Double Deuce and also starred in Emergency!
 

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Van Lathan are too fucking macho after rewatching the 1990 crime-thriller ‘Internal Affairs,’ starring Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, and Nancy Travis.
 

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey revisit Kenneth Lonergan’s 2016 drama ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ starring Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, and Michelle Williams.
 

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey revisit Kenneth Lonergan’s 2016 drama ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ starring Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, and Michelle Williams.
I mean I found it impressive and all, but Manchester by the Seas is the antithesis of rewatchable.
 

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Ha, I actually like the conflict with the series’ premise; I will be listening to this episode. Oh, and up next, Bill, Van Lathan, and Kyle Brandt present ‘The Zone of Interest’!
 

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I hadn't seen Internal Affairs in a long time but watched it over the weekend so I could listen to the pod, and while I like the movie, it is not a "rewatchable" movie by any stretch. Manchester by the Sea isn't either.
 

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I believe he called it "Rock Bottom" month. So you'd expect a lot of the movies aren't really rewatchable. But they can still get some good ones in there. I think Manchester was a strong first choice.
 

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I have a weird relationship with MBTS. It came out right after one of my best friends died of liver failure at 35. After two nights of feeling all sorts of sad feelings alone I decided I’d really lean into it and go see the movie, alone. Well walking into the liberty tree mall in Danvers I ran into a coworker who was outside the buff wild wings on the phone with his wife. he knew what had happened and asked what I was doing, once I told him he laughed at me and was like “no chance I’m letting you do that.” We had wings and beer and watched the bruins lose 3-2
In a shootout that took forever to the flyers.
a week later I was in a better spot and went to see it, and loved it. Still cried pretty hard. I’ve seen it a few times since when I’m in one of those “I want to feel” moods. Love it each time. And loved the pod. There were quite a few highlights but inserting marky marks Dignam in the movie had me rolling.
All that said, I totally totally get why some (most?) would not consider this anything remotely rewatchable. And honestly I think not being a parent myself makes it easier? Who knows.
Edit: I’ll add, after reading the post below from @CantKeepmedown that I watch the scene with Lee and Randi on YouTube probably once a month or so. I’m weird.
 
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Just wait until they do United 93 (which should come right after Million Dollar Baby).
They actually mentioned MDB and Bill said something about never having the desire to watch it a second time. They all admitted to having watched MBTS at least 3 times. And if you take out the truly sad parts, it's actually a somewhat funny movie. Like jezza, I've revisited it a few times. Sometimes just a few parts here and there, or maybe the scene between Lee and Randi because it's so amazingly well acted.
 

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Ahh, it's actually Rock Bottom Month. That scans. So...Leaving Lost Vegas? The Wrestler? Shame?
 

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I listened to the pod and thought Bill has to let Sean and Chris start doing classic movies (like Casablanca, which I think Larry David suggested), because the founding premise of this pod is running into a problem, which is that the movies that standard cable (TBS, TNT, etc.) have played over and over for the past few years and will continue to play likely into the near future are the ones Bill hasn't watched nor has any interest in---the movies of the MCU, DCU, and their extensions (Deadpool, Fox's X-Men movies, all the Sony Spider-Man/Spider-verse films). Flip on any of these channels on any night they are not showing sports and what will you find---Captain Marvel, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Wonder Woman 1984, Suicide Squad, and on and on.

It's no wonder he's stretching the definition of a Rewatchable to essentially "movie Bill Simmons watched at some point and found interesting".
 

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That's a good call. Goes with Chris' comment that trying to take your own life with a policemen's gun after what happened may be the most rock bottom situation they have, "until you do hardcore".
They're definitely doing Hardcore at some point. Bill references it too much not to.

Also, it will be a good excuse for me to finally watch it, whenever it is happens.
 
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It's on Netflix. It was great.
Same. Never heard of it, didn't really want to listen to the pod either but i was stuck and traffic and it seemed pretty good. I'm halfway through it on Netflix and its a good movie. Lots of known actors that aren't stars. Looking forward to finishing it tomorrow.
 

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As they mentioned in the pod, it was like a Murderer's Row of Dion Waiters nominees, as there were a number of great secondary performances in this. And add me to the list of people who never heard of this movie before the Rewatchables episode was posted.

I don't drive and I don't drink so it doesn't touch me, but this movie might be the greatest anti-drunk driving PSA ever made.
 

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In the bad soccer segment they missed the biggest one--the keeper diving to save the shot had on the same uniform as everyone else. Unforgiveable.
 

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Mallory Rubin, and Amanda Dobbins definitely advise skipping the fish after rewatching the 1989 black comedy ‘The War of the Roses,’ starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito and directed by Danny DeVito.
 

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He did a Rewatchables on Shot Caller? I saw it on TV several years ago and it was so forgettable I didn't realize I'd seen it until I saw it described here. Honestly, standard fare prison drama that didn't stand out in any way.

Edit: Disregard. I think I'm thinking of a different film.
 
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There are a number of films I think Bill prefers to talk about once in a while, but "save" for some nebulous future. Aliens is one.
Agree. I was actually shocked L.A. Confidential wasn't done already. It hits all the Bill Buttons: big hit in the 90s, ran on cable a ton, huge stars and star making turns, and, candidly, eminently rewatchable. I would imagine Chris would go to town on something like this.

Maybe Bill's holding out for a Noir November or something?
 

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He did a Rewatchables on Shot Caller? I saw it on TV several years ago and it was so forgettable I didn't realize I'd seen it until I saw it described here. Honestly, standard fare prison drama that didn't stand out in any way.

Edit: Disregard. I think I'm thinking of a different film.
I think you are thinking of the same film? It's interesting because I completely agree that it's pretty standard...but at same time Im glad they did it because I dont think I wouldve bothered to watch (not sure id even heard of it) without knowing I could listen the pod after.