Listen: Big 'Star Wars' and Superhero-Movie News, Plus: All the Buzz on 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'

The new year gets off to a busy start this week with awards ceremonies (Golden Globes, Critics' Choice), awards nominations (Oscars) and the opening of the Sundance Film Festival, which is arguably the nation's most important and recognizable film festival. Not only that but we've got tons of news surrounding J.J. Abrams' Star Wars sequel, as well as all sorts of rumors and casting announcements in the superhero-movie world, most notably surrounding those feisty Marvel movies. And if you didn't think that was enough, well, this week finds four new releases arriving in theaters, including the return of Chris Pine in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and a very funny buddy-cop comedy in Ride Along.

Needless to say there's a lot to talk about on this week's episode of the FanCast movies podcast, hosted by our own Erik Davis and Sean O'Connell. You can listen to the episode using the player below, or feel free to slide on over to iTunes and subscribe for extra awesomeness.

As always, thanks for listening and let us know what you think about today's conversation in the comments below.

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