The Hollywood Read ep. 14

THR LogoThe 91st Academy Awards have come and gone, and all that’s left is to pick up the pieces and make sense of a very up and down, back and forth show. On the one hand, the no-host experiment paid off. On the other: Green Book won Best Picture, which will almost instantly age into a poorly remembered choice. This week, we dive into the Oscars, the good, the bad, the Bohemian Rhapsody of it all. The show was not a disaster, but some retrograde winners reveal a divided Academy pushing back against the recent membership inclusion effort. Join us as we break it all down and get into what worked, what didn’t, and just why it is that Green Book will soon be joining the ranks of worst Best Picture.

Here is Kayleigh on the ignominy of Green Book‘s win: https://screenrant.com/green-book-worst-best-picture-oscar-winner/

And here is Sarah on anonymous voter “Chet”: https://www.laineygossip.com/this-years-anonymous-oscar-voters-reveal-no-consensus-pick-for-best-picture/52030

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Winter Movie Preview: February 2018

I didn’t even bother pretending to make a resolution to always post these things on time, because, as you can see, it would already be broken.

February 2

Winchester

Helen Mirren stars in this classic example of a boneyard burial. You might luck into a decent horror movie on the indie circuit, but mainstream horror movies are sent to January and February to die. Don’t hold your breath for Winchester.

The real Winchester house is cool, though, totally worth visiting.

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A Dutiful Son: The Black Panther Brings Black Power and Authority to the Marvel Universe

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Avengers are the apex predators of the superhero world. We know there are other powered individuals out there thanks to television shows like Agents of SHIELD and the growing Defenders universe on Netflix. But the Avengers are the upper echelon of the costumed set—the most powerful, the best funded, most well-resourced superheroes in the world. They have Tony Stark, one of the richest people in the world and arguably the smartest person; Captain America, the gold standard of enhanced humans; and Thor, an alien space prince with almost unlimited power. Who could possibly compete with that?

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Him. He could.

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