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The annual Academy Awards were held last Sunday, and it was clearly a very different Oscars ceremony than usual ― leading to the worst ratings in the history of the broadcast. Here's what I think works and doesn't work about the annual proceedings.
'Parasite' was the big winner at this year's Oscars, and Bong Joon-ho's success could (and should) open doors for other traditionally overlooked filmmakers.
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Widely regarded as a nearly flawless film, 'Parasite' (2019) by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho has become an international cinematic sensation, but it wasn't an easy road for Bong Joon-ho to get here.
Stephen King, who nominates in 3 Oscar categories, faced backlash for considering only quality, not diversity. Apparently, the two are not separate things.
Social Impact Entertainment (SIE) has been the talk of the town lately, thanks in large part to industry leaders like Teri Schwartz and Jeff Skoll. And that's a very good thing.
We're back (Shannon, Dareece, and Dario) and we're ready to discuss our thoughts about the Oscars and most importantly see who won from our prior predictions. But first we open by getting Shannon and Dario's opinions about Black Panther and close with discussions about Lion King 2, Sandlot 2, and Disney's continued (lackluster) effort at making live-adaptations of their classic animated films - which spawned the meme worthy phrase, "You don't know about Kovu bro?!". As well, as Shannon's Top 5 Stephen King adaptations and new shows like Counterpart and Hap and Leonard that you should all check out.
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Farah Nabulsi, gave us an eye-opening and heartrending look into the lives of everyday citizens who are suffering the consequences of political isolation and unrest through her Bafta-nominated and Oscar-nominated short-film, 'The Present.'
In our first show of the new decade we discuss the tragic passing of Kobe, the growing debate about Oprah, the Supreme x Tupac controversy, Big Sean finally addressing Kendrick Lamar, and our thoughts about the Grammys and Oscars.
By any objective measure, Greta Gerwig's adaptation of 'Little Women' has been a huge success. However, ever since its release on Christmas, it's been seemingly endlessly mired in controversy, in a way that's not in any way deserved.
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What better way to cap off the most eventful time of the year in the entertainment capital of the world than to get a front row seat to a discussion with Martin Scorsese, Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig, Lulu Wang, Todd Phillips, and Fernando Meirelles.
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The 2020 Oscar nominations are in, and not everyone is thrilled by the results; personally, I was surprised by how much they got right but it's certainly not a flawless list.
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With 24 nominations, Netflix leads all production companies in this year's Academy Awards, dominating the most prominent categories.
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According to sources, Apple has begun financing six small-budget movies a year with an eye toward stories that could win Academy Awards.
This year’s usual Oscars reaction followed another, more old-school right-wing freakout over entertainment. When the Parkland high school massacre led to more of an anti-gun cultural groundswell than such tragedies typically have, those on the other side of the issue turned to a typical alternate scapegoat: Hollywood, and video games.
For this show we have Shannon Griffiths, frequent writer and collaborator, joining us as a co-host. We ask her what shows she's currently watching and her thoughts on Time's Up and this recent wave of change washing across Hollywood and how that may affect this year's Oscars. Then we give our annual predictions on the winners and react to the biggest snubs and surprises.