Every night in their dreams, Mita and Nadeem see the best picture winner from 1997, "Titanic". So, for this week, they decided to do a movie review and take down some film bros.
In the twenty-third episode of Season 9 (Keep It Musical!) Kyle is joined by screenwriter David Gutierrez and stand-up musician JJ Tyson to discuss one of the last grand studio musicals that is George Cukor's Best Picture winning musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion about the factions of class and gender in a battle of mentorship molding versus personal identity that is My Fair Lady (1964).
Awards Bait is Galaxy of Film's first foray into the awards season. Join Jake every other Tuesday as he has conversations with numerous co-hosts regarding the awards race. We've got festival coverage, reviews, and predictions to hold you over until Oscar Sunday! In this first episode, Jake and guest star David Rosen discuss the potential of further film delays due to the SAG strike and preview some best picture candidates! Huge thanks to David Rosen for joining in on our first episode. You can find his show Piecing it Together on all platforms. Give him a follow on X (Twitter) @PiecingPod. You can find his music ventures on his website https://www.bydavidrosen.com/. The man truly does it all! Find more of our podcasts as well as the rest of our content over on GalaxyOfFilm.com You can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok @GalaxyOfFilm and subscribe to our YouTube channel, Galaxy Of Film Productions! Music made by Dakari Holder Graphic design by MC Media --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/galaxyoffilm/support
Sage makes his triumphant return as we review 1999's Best Picture nominee, The Green Mile starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan. This movie was directed by Frank Darabont. GD4AM: 92/100 IMDb: 8.6/10 Metacritic: 61/100 RT: 79% A tale set on death row in a Southern jail, where gentle giant John possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the lead guard, Paul, recognizes John's gift, he tries to help stave off the condemned man's execution. This movie is currently available for rent on most VOD platforms. NEXT MOVIE REVIEW: Escape from New York (1981), which is currently streaming on Pluto TV, Roku, and Freevee.
Become a supporter of this podcast by going to www.patreon.com/howisthismovieWelcome back to another captivating episode of The Dana Buckler Show! In this special edition, we delve into the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's most prestigious event – the Oscars. Join your hosts, Dana and Jason, as we embark on a thrilling journey through the last three decades of cinema, from 1990 to 2023.In this episode, we tackle a question that has ignited passionate debates among cinephiles and casual moviegoers alike: Did the Oscars pick the right Best Picture winners during these iconic years? Each year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestows its highest honor upon a film, but do these choices stand the test of time?We'll revisit the films that captured our hearts, challenged our perceptions, and left indelible marks on cinematic history. From timeless classics to groundbreaking masterpieces and the occasional head-scratching choices, no stone will be left unturned as we scrutinize the Oscars' decision-making process.So, grab your popcorn and prepare for a cinematic rollercoaster ride as we examine the Best Picture winners that defined their respective eras. Did the Academy get it right, or will some choices leave us wondering what might have been?Join us in this thought-provoking discussion, and let's journey through the magic of movies and the intrigue of Oscar history together. It's The Dana Buckler Show – where film lovers unite to explore the art of storytelling through the lens of the Oscars. Don't miss this thrilling episode as we ask, "Did the Oscars pick the right Best Picture?" Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform by going to https://linktr.ee/DanaBucklerShowJoin our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/danabucklershowJoin Our Patreon for early access to all episodes, plus a new exclusive podcast, go to Patreon.com/howisthismovieEmail the show TheDanaBucklerShow@gmail.com For one time donations go to https://www.paypal.me/DanaBuckler11twitter.com/Danabucklershow
We finally made it. The movie that is arguably the reason we're doing this season of the podcast. Winner of 7 Oscars - including Best Picture and Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh - it's time for us to talk about the Daniels' epic multiverse extravaganza, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE!
We invite back our card-counting friend Zack Perry for a very normal conversation about Rain Man, winner of the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weboughtamic/message
The Worthy Boys are turning back the clock to become confidence men as we're celebrating 1973's "The Sting" – a timeless masterpiece that combines wit, charm, and irresistible twists! This 70s gem, starring the dynamic duo Paul Newman and Robert Redford, takes you on a thrilling ride through the world of high-stakes cons and clever schemes. With its wacky cast of characters, dazzling plot twists, and a soundtrack that'll have you humming along, "The Sting" is a cinematic experience that had a bigger effect on cinema than you might think. Set in the Prohibition era, this film not only captures the essence of the period but also leaves you guessing until the very last card is played. Grab your popcorn and get ready for our conversation about the 46th Academy Awards and the Oscar's first streaker! If you haven't seen "The Sting" yet, it's time to add it to your watchlist!
Rosie Wilby (The Breakup Monologues podcast) and Sasha Bates (Shrink the Box podcast) return to Flixwatcher to review Rosie's choice Marriage Story. Marriage Story (2019) is an American drama film written and directed by Noah Baumbach. It stars Scarlett Johansson as Nicole and Adam Driver as Charlie, a married couple brought together by their creative passions but presently experiencing martial difficulties. After their counselling breaks down their agreement for an amicable divorce also disintegrates when Nicole hires feisty divorce lawyer Nora (Laura Dean) and Charlie retaliates with his own lawyers Bert (Alan Alda) and later Jay (Ray Liotta). Baumbach is no stranger to divorce, his parents divorce was the inspiration for The Squid and the Whale, and he wrote Marriage Story after his divorce from actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. It earned six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and acting nominations for Driver, Johansson and Dern, who won for Best Supporting Actress. Scores for recommendability and small screen were very high, only slightly lower for repeat viewing gives Marriage Story an impressive overall rating of 4.14. [supsystic-tables id=329] Episode #317 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode #317 Crew of Sasha Bates @Sashbates and Rosie Wilby @rosiewilby from Break Up Monologues and Shrink The Box You can find their website here And at https://podfollow.com/breakupmonologues And at https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues And at https://listen.sonymusic-podcasts.link/ARAR73072 And at https://www.sashabates.co.uk/ and at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Languages-Loss-psychotherapists-journey-through/dp/1529312698/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1689798055&sr=8-1 Please make sure you give them some love More about Marriage Story For more info on Little Women you can visit Marriage Story IMDB page here or Marriage Story Rotten Tomatoes page here. Final Plug! Subscribe, Share and Review us on iTunes If you enjoyed this episode of Flixwatcher Podcast you probably know other people who will like it too! Please share it with your friends and family, review us, and join us across ALL of the Social Media links below. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Recorded - 9/17/2023 On Episode 238 of the Almost Sideways Movie Podcast, we review an art house indie Netflix release from acclaimed director Pablo Larrain called El Conde. Then we deep dive a favorite Best Picture winner celebrating 35 years: Rain Man. Here are the highlights: What We've Been Watching (13:20) Todd BDN Review: Mistress (19:30) Zach Review: The Crush (25:00) Terry Oscar Anniversary Review: Girl With a Pearl Earring & Recent Review: A Haunting in Venice (32:20) Featured Review: El Conde 35th Anniversary Deep Dive: Rain Man (47:30) Trivia (1:18:00) Mt. Rushmore of Tom Cruise Oscar Snubs (1:32:50) Recasting Rain Man (1:43:20) Highest WAR, Worst Performance, Minor Character (1:57:50) Stickman, Douchebag, Punchable Face, Best Scene, Regal Quote (2:11:50) Gripes and Conspiracies (2:18:20) LVP, MVP, Quote of the Day Find AlmostSideways everywhere! Website almostsideways.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AlmostSidewayscom-130953353614569/ AlmostSideways Twitter: @almostsideways Terry's Twitter: @almostsideterry Zach's Twitter: @pro_zach36 Todd: Too Cool for Twitter Adam's Twitter: @adamsideways Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/almostsideways-podcast/id1270959022 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/7oVcx7Y9U2Bj2dhTECzZ4m Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/almost-sideways-movie-podcast YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfEoLqGyjn9M5Mr8umWiktA/featured?view_as=subscriber
Oh hey, would you believe it, Awards Don't Matter is back. After almost a two year break, we're back with an episode from the vault where David Giannini and Andrew F Peirce discuss the 1946 Best Picture winner The Best Years of Our Lives. Winner of an impressive seven Academy Awards, including Best Director (William Wyler), Best Actor (Frederic March), and Best Supporting Actor (Harold Russell), The Best Years of Our Lives is widely considered one of the great Best Picture winners. But don't trust everyone else! Listen to two dudes who chat about whether it's good or not and ask whether The Best Years of Our Lives matters any more. We aim to bring more episodes in the future, including a promised discussion on It's a Wonderful Life very soon. And while we mention AwardsDontPod on Twitter, well, that place doesn't really exist anymore, so just make sure you're subscribed to The Curb podcast feed for updates. Clips presented in this episode: The Best Years of Our Lives trailer // Homer and Wilma scene // "And for what?" // PTSD Scene Listen to Dave and Mike discuss Brief Encounter on Off Screen Death here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's double the pleasure when Mita and Nadeem have a technical glitch and have to do two recordings for their movie review of the best picture winner from 1996, "The English Patient". Don't worry, you only have to listen to one recording.
Michael Sugar is the CEO and Founder of Sugar23 - a management, production and private equity company with a multi-year deal with Netflix – after a long stint at Anonymous Content where he was a partner for many years. He was awarded the Oscar® for Best Picture for “Spotlight,” starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams. Sugar's recent Executive Producer credits include MSNBC's docuseries “The Turning Point” and the Apple TV+ series “Dickinson,” starring Hailee Steinfeld and Jane Krakowski. Over the course of the latter's three seasons, the series garnered a Peabody Award, a Golden Tomato Award, and numerous nominations. Upcoming, Sugar produced “Knox Goes Away,” a feature film starring and directed by Michael Keaton. Sugar is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Producer's Guild of America, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and lectures regularly at USC, NYU, Columbia, and the American Film Institute. He has been nominated for multiple Emmys and Golden Globes, and has received two Television Academy Honors, two AFI awards, and two Peabody Awards.
This week on Peanuts and Popcorn… we start with the popcorn as we begin with Leo's selection, the 1996 Barry Levinson effort, Sleepers. Then we discuss the final film of Tom's pet project of Best Picture winners that he has not seen on the big screen, Ridley Scott's Gladiator. Then we chew down the peanuts as the Atlanta Braves win their sixth straight NL East title. The Boston Red Sox fire Chaim Bloom and the LA Dodgers move on from Jose Urias. Blake Snell or Justin Steele? Who deserves to win the NL Cy Young Award. Finally, the Chicago Cubs come back to earth, but are still in line for a playoff berth. Next Show: Leo's Pick: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) Tom's Pick: After Hours (1985)
In this episode, we tackle one of the cringiest best picture winners we've covered so far: American Beauty. We pick apart this dark look at the monotany of suburban America in the late 90s and talk about the few things that worked for us and the many that don't.
It's rare when a film comes along that strikes a chord with the critics while also becoming a massive commercial success. Such was the case with “The Fugitive.” The second highest grossing film of 1993 was universally acclaimed and also recognized with seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture (and a Supporting Actor win for Tommy Lee Jones). That doesn't happen often and it begs the question of whether it was cinema's last great thinking person's action film. So think yourself up a frosted donut with those little sprinkles on top, as Jim Camlek joins his younger brother to celebrate all the little things that make this film so treasured. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to It's A Wonderful Podcast!! What may be the definitive British wartime movie on this week's show as Morgan and Jeannine continue talking Best Picture winners with the deeply moving, spirit lifting and stunningly stoic MRS. MINIVER (1942) directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty & Henry Travers! A supremely captivating story of sudden struggle, love in the face of death, class divides and community bonding in a small English village at the outset of WWII, it is a top tier War movie! Our Youtube Channel for Monday Madness on video, Watchalongs, Live Discussions & more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvACMX8jX1qQ5ClrGW53vow The It's A Wonderful Podcast Theme by David B. Music. Donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ItsAWonderful1 Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ItsAWonderful1 IT'S A WONDERFUL PODCAST STORE: https://its-a-wonderful-podcast.creator-spring.com/ Sub to the feed and download now on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Amazon Music & more and be sure to rate, review and SHARE AROUND!! Keep up with us on Twitter: Podcast: https://twitter.com/ItsAWonderful1 Morgan: https://twitter.com/Th3PurpleDon Jeannine: https://twitter.com/JeannineDaBean Keep being wonderful!! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/itsawonderfulpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/itsawonderfulpodcast/support
Encore! Encore! - This month we're revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the last year. This week, a tribute to Humphrey Bogart. Born in New York City on December 25, 1899, Bogart would have his breakout Hollywood hit in 1936 with The Petrified Forest, in which he reprised his role as gangster Duke Mantee from the broadway success from only two years prior. Bogart embodied the most iconic role of his career just a year later as Rick Blaine in Casablanca (1942). Casablanca won Best Picture, which pushed WB to finally bill Bogart higher than James Cagney, WB's golden boy for over a decade at the time, and would lead to Bogart becoming the highest paid actor in the world. To find out more about this and past episodes' movies, including trivia and other fun facts, visit the official Cinema Sounds & Secrets website. And check out our Instagram, @cinemasoundspod.
Listen to a PREVIEW of the 13th episode of How Did They Win, a special bonus series you can hear on the And the Runner-Up Is Patreon exclusive feed! How Did They Win is a series in which Kevin is joined by special guests in breaking down a notable Oscar category outside of Best Picture. In this episode, Kevin speaks with Tom O'Brien and Amy Thomasson about "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" winning Best Costume Design at the 1994 Oscars. This episode includes a breakdown of each nominee, a discussion of why they were nominated, why four of them lost, why "The Adventures of Priscilla" won, and all the notable snubs. You can listen to the full episode of How Did They Win by going to patreon.com/andtherunnerupis and contributing at the $3 per month tier. Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter: @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Tom O'Brien on Twitter: @thomaseobrien Follow Amy Thomasson on Twitter: @athomasson11 Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter: @OscarRunnerUp Music included in this episode: "I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)" by Alicia Bridges
OH BOY SOME WILD STUFF HAPPENS IN THE EXORCIST FROM 1973! j: 7.5/10 m: 7/10 For daily horror movie content follow the podcast on Twitter / Instagram @grindhausmc Each week we choose a movie from one of the horror genre to discuss the following week. Follow along each week by keeping up with the movies we are watching to stay in the loop with the movie club! Check out other podcasts, coffee and pins at www.darkroastcult.com ! THANKS TO ANDREW FOR MAKING THE INTRO SONG. (soundcloud.com / andoryukesuta)@andoryukesuta The Exorcist (1973) A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. A frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy. The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin from a screenplay by William Peter Blatty, based on his 1971 novel of the same name. The film stars Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, and Linda Blair. The story follows the demonic possession of a young girl and her mother's attempt to rescue her through an exorcism by two Catholic priests. Blatty, who also produced, and Friedkin, his choice as director, had difficulty casting the film. Their choice of relative unknowns Burstyn, Blair, and Miller, instead of major stars, drew opposition from Warner Bros. Pictures executives. Principal photography was also difficult, taking place in both hot deserts and refrigerated sets. Many cast and crew were injured, some died, and unusual accidents delayed shooting. Production took twice as long as scheduled and cost almost three times the initial budget; the many mishaps have led to a belief that the film was cursed. The Exorcist was released in 24 theaters in the United States on December 26, 1973. Reviews were mixed, but audiences waited in long lines during cold weather; the sold-out shows were even more profitable for Warner, since they had booked it into those theaters under four wall distribution rental agreements, the first time a major studio had done that. Some viewers suffered adverse physical reactions, fainting or vomiting to shocking scenes such as a realistic cerebral angiography. Many children were allowed to see it, leading to charges that the MPAA ratings board had accommodated Warner by giving the film an R rating instead of the X rating to ensure the troubled production its commercial success. Several cities attempted to ban it outright or prevent children from attending. The cultural conversation around the film helped it become the first horror film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, as well as nine others. Blatty won Best Adapted Screenplay, while the sound engineers took Best Sound. It has had several sequels and was the highest-grossing R-rated horror film (unadjusted for inflation) until It. The Exorcist had a significant influence on pop culture and several publications regard it as one of the greatest horror films ever made. In 2010, the Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
Join us as we discuss making short films. Making your own work. Something our co-host Lauren has done with previous guest Ashley Maria. Harsh Wilderness! We discuss filmmaking on a budget and finding the right location. The time it takes to self produce something. Unfairly exiled from her home and marriage, Verna must find common ground with Beatrice, the woman she hates, to survive the Harsh Wilderness of the Old West.Starring:Lauren OlipraLiesel HlistaDirected By:Ashley MariaWritten By:Andy GreeneDirector Of Photography:Rodolphe PortierEdited By:Jonny TurcoHarsh Wildernesshttps://www.instagram.com/lauren_olipra/https://www.instagram.com/lieselhlista/https://www.instagram.com/itsashleymaria/https://www.instagram.com/wanderinggreenehttps://www.instagram.com/rod.portier/https://www.instagram.com/mrphoo
A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production. It's a superhero adjacent film that relaunched Michael Keaton's career and won Best Picture at the Oscars. Birdman is episode 75 of Superhero Century, the podcast where we watch every superhero movie of the 21st Century in chronological order.
It's Carter's (belated) birthday, and he wanted to have an Oscar themed party with his movie loving pals. Carter and Jackson are joined by the boys over at Kody and Korbin Have a Podcast, Kody Webb and Korbin Zvokel, to take place in a Oscar winner themed draft. Each competitor gets the opportunity to draft an Oscar winner from the former decade of the 2010's in several different categories such as Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Picture. The kicker? Once a movie is chosen by a competitor, it's off the board for everybody. Who will take 'Parasite'? Who will get stuck with 'Green Book'? Who will come out on top with the best roster? You decide! Vote in our Spotify poll, Twitter, and Instagram! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jackson-mahuron/support
Looking back at a year in which three of the five highest grossing films were also Best Picture nominees feels like a rare feat today. However, 1953 has it all, from the first CinemaScope film to an historical romance drama set during WWII, and Audrey Hepburn's big Hollywood break including her first Oscar nomination and win! Stay tuned as Nick and Sophia discuss the most nominated films of 1953, including the Best Picture winner, From Here to Eternity. Then, they debate if the other four nominees had a fair shot at winning the top prize at the Oscars, including: Julius Caesar (24:00), The Robe (35:31), Roman Holiday (46:18), and Shane (1:02:36). How would you vote with a preferential ballot?Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok @oscarwildpodFollow Sophia @sophia_cimFollow Nick @sauerkraut27Music: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
Welcome to It's A Wonderful Podcast!! Continuing with looking at another big name Best Picture winner on this week's main show as Morgan and Jeannine talk Billy Wilder's dark drama THE LOST WEEKEND (1945) starring Ray Milland, Jane Wyman & Phillip Terry! A hugely important, and phenomenally effective look at the struggles of alcoholism with just a glimmer of hope to lift the spirits! Our Youtube Channel for Monday Madness on video, Watchalongs, Live Discussions & more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvACMX8jX1qQ5ClrGW53vow The It's A Wonderful Podcast Theme by David B. Music. Donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ItsAWonderful1 Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ItsAWonderful1 IT'S A WONDERFUL PODCAST STORE: https://its-a-wonderful-podcast.creator-spring.com/ Sub to the feed and download now on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Amazon Music & more and be sure to rate, review and SHARE AROUND!! Keep up with us on Twitter: Podcast: https://twitter.com/ItsAWonderful1 Morgan: https://twitter.com/Th3PurpleDon Jeannine: https://twitter.com/JeannineDaBean Keep being wonderful!! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/itsawonderfulpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/itsawonderfulpodcast/support
It's time for another pour from our keg of the month. The Modern High School Movie rotation continues as we look at a recent Best Picture-nominee: Lady Bird. Greta Gerwig was just discussed on this podcast for her latest film (Barbie. Have you heard of it?), so now we get a chance to talk more about her and her career beginnings. One of our hosts uses the word “perfect” to describe this movie, and the other one isn't very far behind. Fair warning: It's going to be a love fest this week. Do you have thoughts on Lady Bird? Or, do you have a favorite high school movie? Let us know at email@example.com Modern High School Movies Continues!| 0:00 - 5:45, Weekly Taster: Eras Tour| 5:45 - 18:34, Tapping that Keg - What did Greta do?| 18:34 - 1:04:09, Next Week's Booksmart| 1:04:09 - 1:10:44
Stupid is as stupid does, so Mita and Nadeem do a movie review for best picture winner number 67, "Forrest Gump". In case your'e wondering, Jenny still sucks.
We're kicking off Season 4 of Failure to Adapt with bestselling romance novelist and FRIEND OF THE SHOW, Sarah MacLean!!! Sarah shows some leg and secures a ride with Red Scott and Maggie Tokuda-Hall as they discuss the August 1933 short story Night Bus published in Cosmopolitan magazine, and the 1934 winner of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay: It Happened One Night. Sarah MacLean is a New York Times, Washington Post, AND USA Today bestselling romance novelist and god of the MacLeaniverse. Her sexy historical novels have been translated into over 25 languages. She also co-hosts the Fated Mates Podcast with romance critic Jen Prokop. BUY SARAH MACLEAN'S KNOCKOUT, the 3rd Book in the Hell's Belles series Pre-order Maggie's newest book, The Siren, the Song, and the Spy If you like us, you'll also enjoy: Following the pod on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/failuretoadaptpodcast/ Supporting Failure to Adapt on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FailureToAdaptPodcast
It's an 8 time Academy Award Winning film including Best Picture, so this week we're no-nonsense, all class, and definitely totally focused the entire time. JT HOLTAWAY bursts into the room to listen to the boys recount their battles with a young composer who was sent to torture them by God, or something. Or would it be a young rival podcaster? Do any podcasts want to start Salieri/Mozart beef with us to up listenership? DM us to let us know. Anyway, this week's movie is the critically acclaimed director's cut of AMADEUS. Join them as they answer such questions as: What are the best parts of this movie? Would we have liked this movie as much if there were less boobies? What's the first name of Connor and JT's middle school band teacher? What director is the annoying laugh totally based on? and Can we name some of the hot new sports that are popping up on the sports betting scene? among many others... JT isn't active online right now but y'all should keep on rocking in the free world! SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS FOR THIS EPISODE: Superhuman Public Radio Season 2 (featuring Luke!) premieres on SEPTEMBER 13th! Check out their website for past episodes! The Family Guy Joke A Fifth of Beethoven NEXT WEEK: UNCHARTED with IAN C. WEBER Thank you for listening! Please review us on your podcast provider and share us with your friends, we really appreciate it! Follow our socials: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/TikTok: @NoHighwayPod YouTube: No Highway Option Theme Music composed by Ian C. Weber. Find more of Ian's projects here: https://www.iancweber.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/no-highway-option/support
This week on Peanuts and Popcorn… we start with a fresh batch of popcorn with Leo's selection, JJ Abrams' Super 8. Tom's choice for this episode is the third of four Best Picture winners that he has not seen on the big screen: Terms of Endearment. In Peanuts, Shohei Otani tore a ligament, but there are questions as to how serious it is. After shots are fired from within, or from outside their home ballpark, the Chicago White Sox fire their President of Baseball Operations AND their General Manager, and their owner is left to explain why he did not even look outside the organization to replace them. Meanwhile, the Cubs are in the playoff hunt and all is rainbows and unicorns on the North Side. Next Show: Leo's Pick: Sleepers (1996) Tom's Pick: Gladiator (2000)
POPEYE'S HERE!!!!! In celebration of the life and work of the recently departed William Friedkin, we dig into the movie that netted him a Best Director Oscar and also took home the grand prize of Best Picture: 1971's THE FRENCH CONNECTION! We discuss the character of Popeye Doyle, Friedkin's clever ways of subverting copaganda, and examine the impact that his filmmaking style has on modern day cinema. After our discussion we count down some of our favorite Best Picture winners (I left ROCKY and THE GODFATHER off my list because what more can be said??). Like, subscribe, share, and leave a review or you'll be picking your toes in Poughkeepsie! Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter at @moviemoviecast and stay tuned to ScullyVision.com for more updates! We have merch: tinyurl.com/hotpropshop --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/moviemoviecast/support
SEVENTY years ago this movie dominated Hollywood and the Academy Awards. It is a drama disguised as a war film. From Here to Eternity is a movie that took home a boatload of Oscars back in 1953. All the performances are incredible and the direction, editing, and cinematography is first rate. But it's the story that really pulls you in. The question is did it deserve to win best picture that year. Were the other four nominees as goo, or even better. Was there a film (including all the great foreign language movies) that came out in 1953 better than From Here to Eternity. Download and tune in to hear Jack Ferdman's take on it.SUBSCRIBE and FOLLOW Rewatching Oscar:Website: https://rewatchingoscar.buzzsprout.comApple Podcasts/iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsiHear RadioPodchaserPodcast AddictTuneInAlexaRSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1815964.rssWebsite: https://rewatchingoscar.buzzsprout.comSocial Media Links: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, InstagramShare your thoughts and suggestions with us through:Facebook Messanger or emailing us firstname.lastname@example.orgMusic by TurpacShow Producer: Jack FerdmanPodcast Logo Design: Jack FerdmanMovie (audio) trailer courtesy of MovieClips Classic TrailersMovie (audio) clip courtesy of YouTubeSupport us by downloading, sharing, and giving us a 5 Star Rating. It helps our podcast continue to reach many people and make it available to share more episodes with everyone.Tags: OscarsAcademy AwardsBest PicturewinnermoviesfilmreviewRewatching Oscarpodcast
On this episode of the Gold Derby Show, editors and experts Joyce Eng and Christopher Rosen take a look back at their extremely early 2024 Oscar nominations predictions and revised as needed as we head into the fall festivals and awards season. Our picks for: Best Picture (00:10) Best Director (21:53) Best Actor/Actress (35:19) Best Supporting Actor/Actress (57:36) Screenplay Picks and Final Thoughts (1:21:26) To make your 2024 Oscar predictions, head to https://www.goldderby.com. To email us, reach out to email@example.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Encore! Encore! - This month we're revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the last year. This week, a tribute to Chadwick Boseman. Raised in Anderson, South Carolina, Boseman graduated from Howard University after studying directing. His breakthrough role was Jackie Robinson in the 2013 film, 42. He also starred in Draft Day (2014) and Get on Up (2014). He appeared in the highest grossing franchise of all time: the Marvel Cinematic Universe - as superhero T'Challa, or Black Panther. Black Panther was the first big-budget movie with an almost all-Black cast. It became the first comic book and superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and the first film in the MCU to win an Academy Award. To find out more about this and past episodes' movies, including trivia and other fun facts, visit the official Cinema Sounds & Secrets website. And check out our Instagram, @cinemasoundspod.
This week on And the Runner-Up Is, Kevin welcomes Oscars Central editor-in-chief Kenzie Vanunu to talk about Edward Berger's "All Quiet on the Western Front," the presumed runner-up in the 2022 Best Picture race that lost to "Everything Everywhere All at Once." We also discuss all other Best Picture nominees and which film we think deserved to win the Oscar. 0:00 - 3:00 - Introduction 3:00 - 37:57 - "All Quiet on the Western Front" review 37:58 - 1:14:36 - Why "All Quiet on the Western Front" lost Best Picture / Why "Everything Everywhere All at Once" won 1:14:37 - 2:55:32 - Assessing the other eight Best Picture nominees 2:55:33 - 3:03:44 - Shoulda been a contender 3:03:14 - 3:08:36 - Did "All Quiet on the Western Front" deserve to win? Buy And the Runner-Up Is merch at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/and-the-runner-up-is?ref_id=24261! Support And the Runner-Up Is on Patreon at patreon.com/andtherunnerupis! Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter Follow Kenzie Vanunu on Twitter Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter and Instagram Theme/End Music is "The Virtue" by Jonathan Adamich Artwork: Brian O'Meara
This week, Mita and Nadeem settle in for the feel-good movie of the century when they do a movie review of the best picture winner from 1993, "Schindler's List". No (other) jokes were made in the making of this episode.
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley interviews Freida Pinto as today marks the 15th anniversary of "Slumdog Millionaire," which premiered on Aug. 30, 2008, beginning an underdog journey to win 8 Oscars, including Best Picture. They spoke when Pinto visited George Washington University in Washington D.C. in 2015 to discuss her Sundance documentary “Girl Rising” in partnership with the Global India Fund. (Theme Music: Scott Buckley's "Clarion") Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's our Oscars Playback Season 2 finale! On this special episode, editors and experts Joyce Eng and Christopher Rosen discuss the 2010 Oscars ceremony, the first in decades with 10 nominees and the first time a woman was awarded Best Director. It's our longest episode of Oscars Playback ever! Opening remarks (00:10) 2009 in Film (8:02) Ceremony notes and Best Picture (42:44) Best Director (1:01:15) Best Actor/Best Actress (1:05:36) Best Supporting Actor/Best Supporting Actress (1:15:18) Screenplays and some controversy (1:28:01) Music winners and some more controversy! (1:37:27) Ranking the 2000s Best Picture winners and a tease for Season 3 (1:42:57) Make your predictions at https://www.goldderby.com. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscribe to Oscars Playback at Apple and other podcast providers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Matt and Nicole watch another 2010 Best Picture nominee, Up In The Air. Links and stuff:Twitter: kidgoesdownPODInstagram: afterthekidgoesdownTik Tok: @kidgoesdownpodMerch: Click Here!!!Mixed Breed Brewing: check out their website Or follow them on instagram (mixedbreedbrewing) Mention us there for 5% off your bill!!!!
Welcome to our special episode honoring National Cinema Day! Join us as we revisit Episode 261, originally aired on March 3, 2023, where we dive deep into our Oscars 2023 review of all the nominated films. The 95th annual Oscars were a showcase of cinematic excellence. If you haven't checked them out, please do, if you have; check them out again. Keep in mind that today at select Theaters across the country, you can see a movie for as low as $4.00! so go out and enjoy the cinema!In this episode of Over TeaCup Sunday Diane and I just wanted to say to you thank you very much for joining us on our special series of exploring the 2023 Oscar nominated films and people they were nominated for, from the red carpet to the memorable speeches.From the Best Picture nominees to the Best Actor and Actress awards, there will be some incredible performances from some of the industry's leading actors and directors.The Best Picture category is a tightly contested one, with a number of stand-out films being nominated. The best Actors, Actress's Cinematographers, and more are also in a tight race to take home the golden statue. We're just going to remind you of the films and the amazing talent that is displayed in this year's Oscars. Find out more at https://beforeyougopodcast.comas a reminder we will be back the week of September 17, 2023 with brand new episodes, some new format is going to thrill you, and we can't wait to take you into the next chapter of One More Thing Before You Go !Licensed through an agreement between Shutterstock Canada, ULC, doing business as PremiumBeat(“PremiumBeat”) and Michael R Herst, One ore Thing Productions LLC, LICENSE #4086230 SUPPORT One More Thing Before You Go with unique Merch https://beforeyougopodcast.shopAll Thing One More Thing https://taplink.cc/beforeyougopodcastMusic:#NationalCinemaDay #Oscars2023 #CinemaDaySpecial #NominatedFilms #RedCarpetGlam #CinematicExcellence #OscarsRecap #CelebratingCinema #AwardWinningFilms #CinemaMagic #OscarsMemoriesThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy
"How much love, sex, fun and friendship can a person take? The story of eight old friends searching for something they lost, and finding that all they needed was each other." In this week's episode. we discuss the Oscar nominated movie for Best Picture, 'The Big Chill'. With a stellar cast, this movie was co-written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. The Big Chill - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085244/?ref_=ttawd_ovThe Big Chill - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/big_chillBill's Letterboxd Ratings: https://letterboxd.com/bill_b/list/bills-all-80s-movies-podcast-ratings/Jason's Letterboxd Ratings: https://letterboxd.com/jasonmasek/list/jasons-all-80s-movies-podcast-ratings/Website: http://www.all80smoviespodcast.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/podcastAll80sFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100030791216864TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@all80smoviespodcast
Our summer blockbuster month continues (sans Nick) with the discussion of the debut film from Neil Blomkamp and Best Picture nominee DISTRICT 9. Please send any and all feedback to email@example.com. Please follow us on Instagram @anotherlookpod, and check us out on Facebook. Rate/review/subscribe where ever you get your podcasts.
”No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me – now – standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.”My, My, My... Those Heights, They Are A-Wuthering...Adapting Emily Brontë's novel for the big screen isn't an easy task, but it's one that many people have taken on as “Wuthering Heights” has been adapted for the big or small screen over 30 times. And that doesn't even take into account the operas, plays, musicals, radio adaptations, and more. As popular as the novel is, it's a challenging one, and that's certainly on display with William Wyler's 1939 adaptation. It used less than half the chapters and hence modified many elements for the ending. Still, it works. In fact, we might even feel it works better than the novel. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we wrap up our 1940 Academy Award Best Picture Nominee series with a conversation about Wyler's 1939 film Wuthering Heights.Here's a hint at what we talk about.There's a lot left out, but the book is a challenging read and we feel that this adaptation captures the essence of the tragic romance, leaving out a lot of the more complex elements that work well on the page but not so much on the big screen. It's still not our favorite, but with director Wyler helming it, we find plenty to connect to.The performers are all delivering big but portrayals that work well with this big romance. Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon may not have gotten along on set but they work well as Heathcliff and Cathy. We also love David Niven and Geraldine Fitzgerald. In the scope of adaptation, the film leaves in some of the framing device that's quite important for the novel. Here, we're not so sure it's needed. In fact, it largely feels like an unnecessary appendage. The cinematography by Gregg Toland paired with Wyler's effective direction bring life to the film. The black-and-white cinematography is full of darks and lights. It certainly deserved its Oscar win. And Alfred Newman's beautiful score brings the tragic romance elements to the story right to the forefront. These elements all buoy the film for us, which otherwise may not be our cup of tea as much as some of the other Best Picture nominees. Speaking of, we do walk through the 10 nominees and debate which we'd pick to win. We have a great time talking about it, so check it out then tune in. The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins!Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel!Film SundriesLearn more about supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast through your own membership.Watch this on Apple or Amazon, or find other places at JustWatchTranscriptTheatrical trailerPoster artworkFlickchartLetterboxd(00:00) - Welcome to The Next Reel • Wuthering Heights(01:34) - Wuthering(02:38) - The Book(04:09) - Brontë Sisters(05:00) - Initial Thoughts(09:11) - Adapting It(11:56) - Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff(15:44) - Cathy and Isabella(18:21) - Framing Device(22:22) - William Wyler(28:52) - Scripting(32:45) - Who's Our Protagonist?(33:51) - Merle Oberon(35:11) - Geraldine Fitzgerald(36:11) - Flora Robson(36:48) - David Niven(39:24) - Gregg Toland(45:36) - Alfred Newman's Score(47:15) - 1940 Academy Awards(58:17) - Credits(59:13) - Other Adaptations(01:01:49) - Awards(01:03:33) - The Box Office(01:04:16) - Last Thoughts(01:04:38) - Coming Next Week • Anna and the King of Siam(01:07:38) - Letterboxd(01:09:09) - Wrap UpThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5640170/advertisement
ICYMI: Later, with Mo'Kelly Presents – An in-depth conversation with Bianca Belair regarding her life as a WWE Superstar, her upcoming Hulu reality series with her husband Montez Ford and her preparation for Wrestlemania 40…PLUS – Kevin Sorbo claims he can't get a job, and Jim Caviezel claims ‘Sound of Freedom' won't win Best Picture due to anti-Christian bias - on KFI AM 640 – Live everywhere on the iHeartRadio app
Max Chernin Broadway: Parade, Bright Star, Sunday In The Park with George. NYC: Brooklynite (Vineyard), Golden Apple (Encores!) Regional: Passing Through (Goodspeed), Daddy Long Legs (Theatre Raleigh), Elf (Pioneer). Television: “Dickinson,” “Blacklist.” CCM Alum. @maxcherns. Alfred Uhry (Book) is distinguished as the only American playwrights to have won a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, and two Tony Awards. A 1958 graduate of Brown University, he began his professional career as a lyric writer under contract to the late Frank Loesser. He made his Broadway debut in 1968 with Here's Where I Belong, which ran for one night. He had better luck with The Robber Bridegroom in 1976, which won him his first Tony nomination. He followed that with five recreated musicals at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. His first play was Driving Miss Daisy, which began life at the 74-seat upstairs theatre at Playwrights Horizons in 1987 and went on to run for three years and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. The film version, starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy, won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1989 and gained Uhry his own Oscar for Best Screenplay. His next two Broadway outings won him Tony Awards: The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Best Play of 1997) and Parade (Best Book of a Musical 1999). In 2014, he was inducted into both the Theatre Hall of Fame and the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Thursday, August 17th, 2023. Bohnet Music Academy Isn’t it about time to take action on how you're going to give your children and grandchildren a good music education? Moses, David, and all the Saints of the church have worshiped God with musical might, so let’s be confidently found doing the same. Bohnet Music Academy instructs children and adults in how to be musically literate. That’s everything you need to know and do as the musician God made you to be. Lessons are available locally in Moscow, ID and online. What’s great is that in addition to getting vocal training, you can also study the piano, guitar, violin, cello, drums, or the trumpet. Visit Bohnetma.com/crosspolitic for more information on how to equip your family to serve God’s musical commands. B-O-H-N-E-T MA.com/crosspolitic https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/aoc-owed-up-to-50k-student-loans-cancellation AOC owed up to $50,000 in student loans while leading calls for debt cancellation Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), one of Capitol Hill's leading voices on student loan forgiveness, owes the Department of Education up to $50,000 in student loans, according to the New Yorker's recent financial disclosure. The filing, which was reviewed by the Washington Examiner, documented that the congresswoman owed the department between $15,000 and $50,000 for her student loans as of 2022. That same year, Ocasio-Cortez led the call for the Biden administration to cancel thousands of dollars in loans for each student. "Now would be a great time to cancel student loan debt, take significant climate action, and pass voting rights," Ocasio-Cortez posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, in May 2022 in response to a Marist poll that showed President Joe Biden had a low approval rating among young adults. Ocasio-Cortez's student loan debt was already known, as the congresswoman's 2021 financial disclosure showed her holding up to $50,000 in liability. Biden revealed his student loan forgiveness plan in August 2022 to forgive up to $20,000 worth of student loan debt for borrowers who make under $125,000 a year individually or $250,000 for married couples. Members of Congress earn an annual salary of $174,000. Although Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the plan, she called for more forgiveness for people who owed even more debt. "It was YOUR pushing, YOUR pressure, YOUR organizing that got them to this point," Ocasio-Cortez posted on Instagram. "I am very grateful for this watershed moment of a first step — it is so encouraging, thrilling, and has already changed SO many people's lives. But I am also thinking about how this still leaves a question mark for those in the highest amounts of debt, who need the most amount of help. So let's celebrate and keep going." Fellow "Squad" member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is among those who owe money, with Tlaib owing more than $100,000 to the Department of Education for her law degree. Tlaib pushed for the Biden administration to forgive at least $50,000 in student loan debt for individual borrowers last year. More Trump news now… https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/15/morning-consult-poll-trump-boasts-41-point-lead-one-week-ahead-republican-debate/ Trump Boasts 41-Point Lead One Week Ahead of Republican Debate Former President Donald Trump is boasting a 41-point lead in the Republican primary roughly one week ahead of the first GOP debate, which will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 23. The survey found Trump maintaining majority support, with 57 percent of potential Republican primary viewers choosing him as their candidate, despite ongoing legal troubles which have not had a negative effect on him. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has attempted to revamp his campaign over the last few months — from laying off dozens of staffers to replacing his campaign manager — remains in a distant second place, 41 points behind Trump with 16 percent support. Anti-woke businessman Vivek Ramaswamy comes in third place, just seven percent behind DeSantis with nine percent support. Former Vice President Mike Pence came in fourth place with seven percent support, followed by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who all saw three percent support. All others listed saw one percent support or less. That portion of the survey was taken August 11-13, among 3,064 potential Republican primary voters and has a +/- 2 percent margin of error. Again, the survey shows choices for a second-choice candidate diversifying, as 36 percent of Trump supporters choose DeSantis as their second choice, followed by nearly one-quarter, 23 percent, who chose Ramaswamy. Another 11 percent said Pence, followed by five percent who said Haley and Scott, and 14 percent unsure. Similarly, 37 percent of DeSantis supporters chose Trump as their second-choice candidate, followed by 21 percent who said Ramaswamy, 14 percent who said Pence, 12 percent who said Haley, eight percent who chose Scott, and three percent who remain unsure. The survey coincides with the latest Kaplan Strategies poll, which shows Trump leading with 48 percent support, Ramaswamy moving to second place with 11 percent support, and DeSantis falling to third with ten percent. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/15/biden-promises-700-per-household-in-maui-less-than-what-is-spent-on-ukraine/ Biden Promises Maui Fire Survivors $700 Per Household — Less Than What Is Spent on Ukraine President Joe Biden announced Monday that survivors of the Maui fires would receive “a one-time $700 payment per household,” after he faced criticism for telling a reporter he had “no comment” on the rising death toll. His account posted: “We’re laser-focused on getting aid to survivors, including Critical Needs Assistance: a one-time $700 payment per household offering relief during an unimaginably difficult time.” The one-time payment of $700 per household is less than the estimated cost to each American household for the Ukraine War, according to a budget expert at the Heritage Foundation. Richard Stern, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget, calculated that the congressionally-approved aid to Ukraine of $113 billion amounts to roughly $900 per American household. “The formal aid packages alone amount to a staggering $113 billion — roughly $900 per American household and almost 12 times the spending cuts promised by House leadership in the annual spending bills,” Stern said in an email to The Daily Signal, Heritage’s news outlet. Furthermore, he said the $113 billion would cost more than $300 in interest costs per household over the decade. On Thursday, as the Maui fires continued burning, Biden asked Congress for an additional $20 billion more in aid for Ukraine. https://www.dailyfetched.com/us-homeless-population-balloons-as-biden-seeks-millions-to-house-illegal-migrants/ US Homeless Population Balloons as Biden Seeks Millions to House Illegal Migrants The homeless population in the US is rapidly increasing at a record pace as Joe Biden seeks hundreds of millions of American taxpayer money to house illegal migrants across the country. According to new data published by the Wall Street Journal, over 577,000 Americans are homeless today, representing an 11 percent increase compared to 2022. The increase “would represent by far the biggest recorded increase since the government started tracking comparable numbers in 2007,” the Journal notes/ “The next highest increase was a 2.7% jump in 2019, excluding an artificially high increase last year caused by pandemic counting interruptions,” the outlet adds. Out of the nearly 600,000 homeless Americans, 150,000 are considered chronically homeless because they have lived on the streets for over a year, with many suffering from mental illness. Despite the homeless problem, Biden is asking Congress to approve hundreds of millions in American taxpayer dollars for a housing development project for illegal migrants. As The Daily Fetched reported last week, Biden is asking for more funds as part of a $40 billion emergency funding request to Congress. The request includes a whopping $2.7 billion for the Department of Homeland Security’s various border efforts. There are 57,300 migrants in the city, with an estimated 100,000 that will need services by June 2025. Adams admitted that the massive increase in migrants could cost the city as much as $12 billion over the next three years. As Breitbart noted: “Much of the taxpayer money would end up in the hands of left-wing non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have profited immensely from illegal immigration in recent years via federal contracts with DHS. Border crossers and illegal aliens who would get to take advantage of the housing project would likely stay for an extended period of time, as a sample size of DHS data recently found that fewer than 2-in-10 are being placed into deportation proceedings after release into the U.S. interior.” Now in entertainment news… slash sports. https://www.boundingintosports.com/2023/08/all-lies-retired-nfl-player-michael-oher-says-biographical-film-the-blind-side-mostly-made-up-was-never-adopted-by-the-tuohys/ All Lies: Retired NFL Player Michael Oher Says Biographical Film ‘The Blind Side’ Mostly Made Up, Was Never ‘Adopted’ By The Tuohys Michael Oher, the retired NFL star depicted in the 2009 film The Blind Side, filed a petition Monday in Shelby County, Tennessee probate court challenging the portrayal of his “adoption” by the now-famous Tuohy family. According to the 14-page petition, the Tuohys never formally adopted Oher. Instead, they allegedly had him sign conservatorship documents shortly after he turned 18 in 2004, giving them the authority to make business decisions on his behalf. Oher claims he was unaware of the specifics, believing all along that he had been adopted by the family. Oher accuses the family of also profiting from the popular film about his story, which grossed over $300 million, while he received nothing. Oher stated that the Tuohy’s wealth and notoriety “would not have existed without him.” Since the film came out in 2009, the Tuohys have continued to profit off of Oher using the, as Oher claims, false story to enrich themselves. The Tuohy family did not immediately respond for comment when reached out to by ESPN. Oher’s petition seeks an end to the conservatorship, prohibits the Tuohys from using his name and likeness, and demands an accounting of the profits they derived using his story. In previous statements, the Tuohys claimed they shared their movie earnings with Oher. However, the NFL star’s trust in the family eroded over time, especially due to the film’s portrayal of him. “The lie of Michael’s adoption is one upon which Co-Conservators Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy have enriched themselves at the expense of their Ward, the undersigned Michael Oher,” says Oher’s official legal filing. “Michael Oher discovered this lie to his chagrin and embarrassment in February of 2023, when he learned that the Conservatorship to which he consented on the basis that doing so would make him a member of the Tuohy family, in fact provided him no familial relationship with the Tuohys. “Since at least August of 2004, Conservators have allowed Michael, specifically, and the public, generally, to believe that Conservators adopted Michael and have used that untruth to gain financial advantages for themselves and the foundations which they own or which they exercise control,” the petition continues. “All monies made in said manner should in all conscience and equity be disgorged and paid over to the said ward, Michael Oher.” Legally, adoption would have made Oher a Tuohy family member with financial autonomy. However, under the conservatorship, the Tuohys had financial control. The petition claims the Tuohys negotiated the movie deal after the 2006 book “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game,” and received $225,000 each and 2.5% of the film’s net proceeds. The Blind Side grossed over $300 million and earned significant home video sales. It was nominated for Best Picture, and Sandra Bullock won Best Actress. Oher went on to a very successful NFL career, which includes a Super Bowl victory with the Ravens in the “Harbaugh Bowl” of 2013, and later played in Super Bowl 50 for the Panthers, covering quarterback Cam Newton’s blind side.
In 2009, audiences flocked to the theater to see a heartwarming movie, ‘The Blind Side.' Based on a true story, the film depicts a young, Black man named Michael Oher who came from an unstable background, getting adopted by a wealthy white family, who then helped propel him to NFL stardom as an offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens. By the time its box office run ended, “The Blind Side” earned the moniker "highest-grossing sports movie of all time" and was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, where Sandra Bullock won Best Actress for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy. But now, in real life, the sentimental story has gone sideways. Its central character, Michael Oher, claims the Tuohy family never adopted him at all, and instead took advantage of him. The Tuohy family strongly denies these claims. So today, Michael Fletcher, who first broke this story, digs into these stunning allegations and explains how the truth of Michael Oher's story has become harder to find. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices