This week we’re taking advantage of the extended awards season to do our best of 2020 two weeks late. We discuss our favorite movies of the year, including Promising Young Woman, Nomadland, Minari, and Wolfwalkers, and we continue to be mystified by the support for Mank. We also talk about how these films are faring in the strange Oscars sweepstakes of 2020, and what late-breaking films might upset the protacted Oscar race. Join us!
As we approach the end of the year, we do the normal thing and discuss the state of the 2020 Oscar race. Yes, that’s right, despite all of 2020’s shenanigans, there WILL be a 2020 Academy Awards ceremony…eventually. We take a look at the prospective field of nominees and all the historic possibilities this year, including women dominating the Best Director field and the odds of a Chadwick Boseman double-nomination in both acting categories. Join us!
This week, we start discussing Soul‘s shift to Disney+, but we get sidetracked by Jeffrey Dahmer and our fears about Ryan Murphy making a series about Dahmer’s killing spree. We then get back on track and discuss Alyssa Rosenberg’s op-ed about cancelling the Oscars and the challenges faced by the COVID Oscars and what it could mean for the film industry as a whole. Join us!
Alyssa Rosenberg on the COVID Oscars: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/09/its-time-face-reality-cancel-2021-oscars/
Four months into the pandemic, with Comic Con broadcasting remotely online and Disney pulling 90% of their slate from the release calendar, we take a look at how the industry is doing. Hint: Not well! We ponder the future of blockbusters, indies, Oscars, how on earth anyone will get celebrities to go back on press tours after this, and the fate of the upcoming fall film festivals. Join us as we return to the pit of despair!
This week we’re back on our bullshit, talking legendary cinematic flops and movies that killed whole genres. Join us for a conversation about terrible movies that failed horribly for our 69th episode (nice). Also, we update the latest in Oscar news as the Academy makes a probably, ultimately, pointless move to delay their ceremony in 2021.
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We might be stuck inside, but that doesn’t mean the world slows down. Despite the shutdown, Hollywood is busy, and this week we’re running down a number of late news stories, including the semi-cancellation of the Cannes Film Festival, the on demand success of Trolls World Tour, the fate of The Hollywood Reporter, and Bob Iger’s return to power at Disney.
The 92nd Academy Awards did the unbelievable–they gave Best Picture to the actual best picture. This week we’re celebrating Parasite’s Oscar triumph and Bong Joon-ho’s sweep at an overall uncontroversial and pretty solid Oscars. Then we discuss Birds of Prey’s unfortunate box office performance and what it means for the DC cinematic universe when even their good movies don’t do well. Is it just a problem with this movie? Or DC movies? Or is this superhero fatigue? Join us as we discuss all this and more!