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    Every Charlize Theron Movie, RankedWith The Old Guard out on Netflix, we take a look back at Theron’s filmography.
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    Every Tom Hanks Movie, RankedHe might only play a certain number of notes, but he always manages to make them sound unique.
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    Trump Can’t Turn Bubba Wallace Into Colin KaepernickIn his attempt to demonize an innocent driver, the president finds that even NASCAR won’t listen to him anymore.
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    10 Tips on How to Bring Your Sport Back During a PandemicFake crowd noise is good. So is shaming players who break the rules.
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    Every Will Ferrell Movie, RankedWhich film best captures the Will Ferrell Experience?
  6. the replacements
    Wanted to Watch Top Gun: Maverick? Try These 5 Movies InsteadAmerican Made, Iron Eagle, and more.
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    The Only Thing That Would Stop Sports NowA player dying from the coronavirus is an unlikely but real possibility.
  8. the replacements
    Wanted to Watch Pixar’s Soul This Weekend? Try These 5 Movies Instead.I Lost My Body, Coco, and more.
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    Baseball’s Disastrous Spring Feels Like an Existential CrisisAt this point, does it even matter when the sport comes back?
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    Judd Apatow’s Best and Worst Movies, RankedFrom Year One to this week’s The King of Staten Island.
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    Every Spike Lee Film, RankedWith the release of Da 5 Bloods, we revisit each of the director’s major works.
  12. the replacements
    Wanted to See the New Candyman? Try These 5 Movies InsteadUs, Little Woods, and more.
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    Roger Goodell’s Black Lives Matter Moment Is a Sign of Trump’s WeaknessThe president never actually had that much power over the NFL. Now, he has none.
  14. the replacements
    Wanted to See Wonder Woman 1984? Try These 5 Movies InsteadAtomic Blonde, Unstoppable, and more.
  15. games
    Sports Have Never Felt More Meaningless Than Right NowTheir return won’t do anything to make our troubled moment feel any more normal.
  16. the replacements
    Wanted to See The Green Knight? Try These 5 Movies InsteadMacbeth, Legend, Monty Python, and more.
  17. games
    Outraged by Crowded Pool Parties? Just Wait Until Sports Come Back.Fans will show up in droves even if they’re not allowed inside stadiums.
  18. the replacements
    Wanted to See F9 This Weekend? Try These 5 Movies Instead.Death Proof, the original The Italian Job, and more.
  19. games
    It’s Probably Not Safe for Sports to Come Back. That May Not Matter.Both executives and fans have shown before that they’ll put entertainment over player safety.
  20. the replacements
    Wanted to See The Woman in the Window? Try These 5 Movies.Gone Girl, Rear Window, and more.
  21. games
    The Big Questions Sports Leagues Have to Answer Before They ReopenA big one: What happens if a player tests positive for coronavirus in the middle of the season?
  22. games
    Watching Old Sports in Quarantine Drives Home the Supremacy of Modern AthletesTake in a few hours of a classic baseball or basketball game and it’s clear that the stars of yesteryear could barely compete in today’s game.
  23. the replacements
    Wanted to See Black Widow? Try These 5 MoviesLucy, Haywire, and more.
  24. games
    When Your Favorite Sport Might Be Coming BackSlowly but surely, the big American leagues are planning their returns.
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    Every Christian Bale Movie, RankedFrom iconic superheroes to smiling psychopaths, a look at the famously intense actor’s career.
  26. games
    The NFL’s Pandemic Strategy Is to Ignore the PandemicSo far, timing has worked in the league’s favor. But its business-as-usual approach smacks of magical thinking.
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    ESPN’s Michael Jordan Documentary and the Enduring Power of 30 for 30The highly anticipated series could be the next step in the network’s filmmaking evolution.
  28. the replacements
    Wanted to See No Time to Die? Try These 5 Movies InsteadLayer Cake, North by Northwest, and more.
  29. joe biden
    5 Ways Joe Biden Can Make His Bad Podcast BetterFor one thing, the presumptive Democratic nominee shouldn’t be uttering the words “subscribe to us on iTunes.”
  30. the replacements
    Missing The New Mutants? Try These 5 MoviesChronicle, Firestarter, and more.
  31. games
    How Desperate Are Sports Leagues Right Now? This Desperate.You know it’s bad when we’ve reached the “playing in a biodome” phase of discussion.
  32. the replacements
    Missing the Live-Action Mulan? Try These 5 MoviesTangled, Wonder Woman, and more.
  33. now streaming
    20 Disney+ Movies Worth RevisitingDeep cuts and vintage gems from the kid-friendly streaming service.
  34. games
    How Screwed Is Your Favorite Sport’s Season?A survey of the damage coronavirus has wrought among the NFL (fine so far), NBA (up in the air), and other major leagues.
  35. the replacements
    Missing A Quiet Place 2? Try These 5 MoviesPanic Room, Don’t Breathe, and more.
  36. games
    The One Sports League Reckless Enough to (Maybe) Keep GoingIn the midst of a complete athletic blackout, it makes sense that the UFC would be taking its cues from President Trump.
  37. vulture lists
    The 50 Greatest Sports Movies of All TimeBoxing epics, baseball weepies, golf comedies, and beyond.
  38. games
    Sports Are Usually a Great Escape. Not This Time.Their meaninglessness — the reason they’re so important in moments of crisis — is precisely why they have to be shut down.
  39. games
    The American Sports World Is Dragging Its Feet on CoronavirusAs the rest of society reckons with sweeping changes brought on by the disease, the NBA and other leagues are doing very little.
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    All 22 Pixar Movies, Ranked From Worst to BestFrom Toy Story to Cars 3, and everything in between.
  41. games
    The Mascot Wars Will Never EndFights over Chief Wahoo and his derogatory brethren are just another front on the cultural battlefield.
  42. games
    What the Story of the Vermont Reds Tells Us About Bernie SandersThe way the minor-league baseball team came to Burlington is the candidate’s career in miniature. So is the way they left.
  43. vulture lists
    Every Harrison Ford Movie, RankedWe evaluate everything from American Graffiti to Indiana Jones.
  44. games
    The Astros Cheating Scandal Has Only Gotten NuttierEverything we’ve learned about the story that is consuming — and revitalizing — Major League Baseball.
  45. vulture lists
    Every Jim Carrey Movie, RankedA closer look at the actor’s fascinatingly diverse body of work.
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    Pete Rose’s Plea to Be Unbanned From Baseball Is Right From the Trump PlaybookThe legendary hitter (and gambler) admits no fault while harkening back to the sport’s bygone golden age. It just might work.
  47. vulture lists
    Every Oscar Best Picture Winner, Ranked92 years into the Academy Awards, which movies stand above the rest?
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    Every DC Comics Movie, RankedFrom the Christopher Reeve era to the new Birds of Prey, which films stand above the rest?
  49. super bowl
    The Super Bowl Showed That the NFL Is Back on TopOn a night when everything went right for the league, its recent turbulent history seemed like a long time ago.
  50. vulture lists
    The 25 Best Movies About GamblingFrom Uncut Gems to California Split, many of our favorite films revolve around big bets.
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