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Behind the Steel Curtain: for Pittsburgh Steelers fans
Steelers Retro Show Rebroadcast: Forget cat, Bradshaw spells win without being spotted the “w” and “i”

Behind the Steel Curtain: for Pittsburgh Steelers fans

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 30:16


Lets go back to a time when The Deer Hunter, two months away from winning Best Picture at the Academy Awards, was number one at the movies, Le Freak and Y.M.C.A. were burning up the radio air waves and gold was at an epic high. But just as big, the Steelers and Cowboys were vying for the Lombardi Trophy and to become the first team to earn three of them. Relive that awesome classic on the Steelers Retro Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Gold Derby
Oscars Playback 1994: Schindler's List Wins Big

Gold Derby

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 106:10


On this special episode of Oscars Playback, Gold Derby editors and experts Christopher Rosen and Joyce Eng discuss the 66th Academy Awards, aka the year that two Steven Spielberg films, "Schindler's List" and "Jurassic Park," won 10 Oscars between them. Plus: Should Denzel Washington have been nominated alongside his "Philadelphia" co-star Tom Hanks in Best Actor? Timestamps: Intro and our favorite 1993 films (0:00) Whoopi Goldberg's hosting debut (27:20) Best Picture (40:51) Best Director (45:35) Best Actor (57:52) Best Actress (1:11:45) Best Supporting Actor (1:16:47) Best Supporting Actress (1:23:45) Screenplay awards (1:31:49) Music awards (1:33:20) Other awards (1:36:52) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Movies to Watch Before the End of the World
Best Picture 1932: Grand Hotel - ”Such Is Life.”

Movies to Watch Before the End of the World

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 57:15


Finally, the day has come when Mita and Nadeem recognize the stars of one of the best picture winners. This week, they watched "Grand Hotel" for the next movie review. Everyone rejoice! 

Once Upon a Time at the Oscars
The Little Foxes (1941) – Once Upon a Time at the Oscars

Once Upon a Time at the Oscars

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 48:07


Bette Davis is back! Here at Once Upon a Time at the Oscars we are always thrilled to talk about the legend herself, and this week is no exception. With a wonderfully villainous performance from Davis and exceptional work from the rest of the cast, we get a dark story about greed above family. Not to mention one of our new favorite final lines in a film. Enjoy! Up Next: The Maltese Falcon (1941) directed by John Huston Special thanks to Sean C. for being generous supporter of Once Upon a Time at the Oscars! You can find more info on the show as well as the full film list and watch order on our website: www.outaopodcast.com Or use our Letterboxd list! Support for Once Upon a Time at the Oscars is provided by our Patreon backers. For as little as $2 a month you can help support our show as well as receive fun benefits, including the chance to vote for what film you think deserves to win Best Picture every year! Subscribe to the show – Apple, Google, Spotify, Feed (Copy the url into the podcast app of your choice) If you like the show, please consider leaving a rating or review on iTunes or your podcast player of choice! Help us reach more listeners! You can stay up to date with the show by following us at: facebook.com/outaopodcast twitter.com/outaopodcast instagram.com/onceuponatimeattheoscars Once Upon a Time at the Oscars is the weekly podcast where we take on the gauntlet of watching every single film that was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards! Starting with the films of 1927, Kyle and Marilee break down these movies every week. Each episode is part review, part trivia, and part critique. This podcast is intended for anybody that loves movies. We have zero background in the film industry, we're just a film-loving couple that thought it'd be fun to go on this odyssey together, with all of you! Let us know what you thought of the film! You can send your thoughts and we'll read them on an upcoming ceremony episode: outaopodcast@gmail.com Thanks for tuning in! See you at the movies, Kyle and Marilee

Higher Density Living Podcast
The Best Picture Ever of a UFO

Higher Density Living Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 7:45


For this short episode, we take a quick look at a very refined image of the infamous shot by Sergio Loaiza, the best  High Resolution Scan of an “extraordinary” UAP image. The photo, now obtained to the Costa Rican national archives, was shared by United Kingdom-based UAP Media which covers unidentified aerial phenomena. The photo was originally taken in 1971 in an aerial shot giving it an eagle eyes view above and the result.   It was only later when they pulled out the negatives for an analysis that they noticed a strange object in the air, UFO is approximately measured at between 120- 200 feet across in diameter, a juggernaut compared to Sergio's twin engine commander survey aircraft.   Sergio's astonishing detail mesmerizes viewers that even prompt challenges the authenticity against computer analogy. We come to a more sensible realization that by disclosing images like this, we become more accepting of the inevitable fact of Alien existence and their long history with mankind.   Let us join Alex and Jason as they revisit some discussion on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. www.higherdensityliving.com

1999: The Podcast
American Beauty: "Roses" with Aislinn and Tobin Addington

1999: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 88:30


American Beauty was 1999's Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards. And it was an unstoppable behemoth when it came to end of year accolades, cleaning up as well at the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, SAG, and more. Critics practically tripped over themselves digging deep into their vocabularies to properly articulate the film's genius. And yet, 23 year later, the consensus seems to be that the film is...bad. So what happened (beyond the dark revelations of Kevin Spacey's long history of terrible, abusive behavior and sexual assault)? And is there anything left to make American Beauty a film that can still be appreciated? Is anything about American Beauty still beautiful? This week, John and Joey are joined by the Addington siblings, Aislinn and Tobin, co-hosts of CageClub's very own The Contenders podcast. They discuss their journeys from loving and then really, really hating Sam Mendes and Alan Ball's strange, misguided, ambitious, and hopelessly outdated failure.

Worthy
31st Academy Awards 'Gigi'

Worthy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 152:11


Thank heaven, there's a new Worthy episode out! In this episode Ben and Jon are joined by Austin Gold to talk about the 1958 Best Picture winner "Gigi" and the 31st Academy Awards. The Vincente Minnelli directed musical starring Leslie Caron, Louise Jourdan and Maurice Chevalier, focuses on the budding relationship of a young French girl and a rich socialite.  At the 31st Academy Awards the film took home 9 Academy Awards, setting at record for the time. This episode focuses on the taboo nature of the film as well as how taboo films are treated today. The film's narrative focusing on an underage girl and older man creates controversy that was not discussed at the time of its release. Ben, Jon and Austin also go through the technical aspects of the film as well and how it is used overall.  Is Gigi Worthy for the Best Picture award of 1958? Tell us how we're wrong at worthysubmissions@gmail.com

Film at Fifty
Frenzy with Cody Dericks (Next Best Picture)

Film at Fifty

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 147:52


Cody Dericks from Next Best Picture joins Brian for a discussion of Frenzy, the R-rated British thriller directed by the one and only Alfred Hitchcock! They also talk about Hitchcock's iconic career and pick his three best films. FRENZY is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3xSKU5AFollow us at filmatfifty.com and @filmatfifty on social media, and please leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Screen Test of Time
Episode 198: The Rose Tattoo

Screen Test of Time

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 41:55


And we're back after a brief hiatus with the final nominee of 1955, the lesser known (for a reason) Tennessee Williams penned The Rose Tattoo, starring Anna Magnani and Burt Lancaster. Listen, there are more absurd romances out there, but somehow this one manages to be both less believable and less compelling. But in a year of nominees this bad, could this be the Best Picture among a field of duds? Find out!

Gold Derby
Oscars Playback 1993: Unforgiven Wins

Gold Derby

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 101:12


On this special episode of Oscars Playback, Gold Derby editors Joyce Eng and Christopher Rosen discuss the 1993 Oscars ceremony, when Unforgiven won Best Picture, Al Pacino finally took home an Academy Award, and host Billy Crystal was running on fumes. Plus: Why the Year of the Woman theme was not it and a dramatic reading of a scene from "My Cousin Vinny." Timestamps: Intro and general thoughts on ceremony and films (0:00) Our favorite 1992 films (4:58) Billy Crystal's reluctant return and a misbegotten theme (28:44) Best Picture (44:39) Best Director (53:33) Best Actor (56:56) Best Actress (1:09:02) Best Supporting Actor (1:14:53) Best Supporting Actress (1:20:09) Screenplay awards (1:26:26) Other awards (1:30:10) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oscar Wild
Our Very Early 2023 Oscar Predictions

Oscar Wild

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 54:15


Ok, so we haven't even reached the halfway point of 2022 yet, but it's never too early to think about next year's Oscars, right? From Martin Scorsese and Apple's 'Killers of the Flower Moon' to other returning Oscar champs like Viola Davis in 'The Woman King' and Olivia Colman in 'Empire of Light,' and other star-studded casts in Steven Spielberg's 'The Fabelmans' and Sarah Polley's 'Women Talking,' this awards season is looking mighty strong. Listen to Nick and Sophia's predicted nominees in the six big categories: Best Supporting Actor (2:55), Best Supporting Actress (12:33), Best Actor (19:46), Best Actress (29:06), Best Director (37:00), and Best Picture (42:08).Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodFollow Nick @sauerkraut27Follow Sophia @sophia_cimMusic: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich

Two Takes on Film
3.15 Oscars Throwbacks: Featuring Andrew Rineman

Two Takes on Film

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 108:18


The one where we have the winner of the 2nd Annual Two Takes on Film Oscar Ballot Competition on, Andrew Rineman! We spend some time getting to know Andrew, hearing about his love for movies, and quizzing him on his Oscar winning movie knowledge. After we grill him, we each review the Best Picture winning films from the years we were born: Dances with Wolves, The English Patient, and Titanic. What year were you born? Enjoy! Recorded on June 20, 2022. Episode Timeline: 0:00-19:40- Hot Seat with Andrew Rineman 19:40-41:04- Andrew and the Oscars 41:04-1:08:20- 1990: Dances with Wolves (Heather) 1:08:20-1:26:25- 1996: The English Patient (Andrew) 1:26:25-1:45:19- 1997: Titanic (Wyatt)

And the Runner-Up Is
On Second Thought: The Music Man (1962)

And the Runner-Up Is

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 23:44


Listen to this PREVIEW of the 56th episode of On Second Thought, a special bonus series you can hear on the And the Runner-Up Is Patreon exclusive feed! On Second Thought is a series in which Kevin is joined by a special guest in breaking down another Best Picture nominee not reviewed on the regular show that could have still been the runner-up. In this episode, Kevin speaks with Cody Dericks about Morton DaCosta's "The Music Man," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "Lawrence of Arabia" in 1962. This episode includes a review of the film itself and a discussion of its awards run! You can listen to the full episode of On Second Thought by going to patreon.com/andtherunnerupis and contributing at the $3 per month tier. Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter:     @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Cody Dericks on Twitter: @codymonster91 Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter:      @OscarRunnerUp Music featured in this episode: "Ya Got Trouble" - Meredith Willson

Movies to Watch Before the End of the World
Best Picture 1931: Cimarron - ”She Would Be The First In Town To Have Balloon Sleeves”

Movies to Watch Before the End of the World

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 57:41


Mita and Nadeem discuss the final episode of the HBO miniseries "The Staircase". Did Michael Peterson do it? Was it the pigeon? Oh, they also do a movie review for the 1931 Best Picture Winner, "Cimarron". 

Room 508 Podcast
MNL - CODA Spoiler Talk // ภาคต่อ Game of Thrones ของ Jon Snow, Joker 2 จะเป็น Musical !?

Room 508 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 126:09


EP นี้เปลี่ยนอารมณ์มาที่หนังฟีลกู๊ดกันบ้างกับ CODA เจ้าของ 3 รางวัลออสการ์ปีล่าสุดได้แก่ Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay และรางวัลใหญ่ Best Picture ไปครอง จะดีสมกับที่เรารอคอยหรือไม่ ตามไปรับฟังกันได้เลย . (32:03) News (55:10) Non-Spoiler (1:16:54) Spoiler . ข่าวซีรีส์ภาคต่อ Game of Thrones เล่าเรื่องราวหลังจากซีซันสุดท้าย, Lady Gaga เข้าร่วม Joker 2 แถมยังเป็นมิวสิคัล!?, One Punch Man Live action จาก Justin Lin . ติดตามพวกเราได้ที่ www.youtube.com/c/room508podcast https://soundcloud.com/room508podcast https://spoti.fi/3LDCQdx . ติชม เสนอแนะ หรือคุยกับพวกเราได้ที่ www.facebook.com/room508podcast www.facebook.com/ twitter.com/mnlpodcast หรือ #mnlpodcast

Once Upon a Time at the Oscars
Suspicion (1941) feat. Marg of TheOldMovieLady – Once Upon a Time at the Oscars

Once Upon a Time at the Oscars

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 67:20


We're thrilled to present a very special guest this week, creator of TheOldMovieLady and lover of classic Hollywood, Marg! We discuss yet another Hitchcock classic, and Marg comes to the show armed with a vast knowledge of it's stars and production. Topics covered in this episode include frequent "Sunday Swoon" candidate Cary Grant, the most expressive eyebrows in Hollywood, and villainous milk drinking! For more content from Marg, visit her at TheOldMovieLady on Instagram! Up Next: The Little Foxes (1941) directed by William Wyler Special thanks to Sean C. for being generous supporter of Once Upon a Time at the Oscars! You can find more info on the show as well as the full film list and watch order on our website: www.outaopodcast.com Or use our Letterboxd list! Support for Once Upon a Time at the Oscars is provided by our Patreon backers. For as little as $2 a month you can help support our show as well as receive fun benefits, including the chance to vote for what film you think deserves to win Best Picture every year! Subscribe to the show – Apple, Google, Spotify, Feed (Copy the url into the podcast app of your choice) If you like the show, please consider leaving a rating or review on iTunes or your podcast player of choice! Help us reach more listeners! You can stay up to date with the show by following us at: facebook.com/outaopodcast twitter.com/outaopodcast instagram.com/onceuponatimeattheoscars Once Upon a Time at the Oscars is the weekly podcast where we take on the gauntlet of watching every single film that was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards! Starting with the films of 1927, Kyle and Marilee break down these movies every week. Each episode is part review, part trivia, and part critique. This podcast is intended for anybody that loves movies. We have zero background in the film industry, we're just a film-loving couple that thought it'd be fun to go on this odyssey together, with all of you! Let us know what you thought of the film! You can send your thoughts and we'll read them on an upcoming ceremony episode: outaopodcast@gmail.com Thanks for tuning in! See you at the movies, Kyle and Marilee

Naming A Movie Podcast Is Hard
Argo, Ben Affleck, 2013 Oscars

Naming A Movie Podcast Is Hard

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 9:50


Abi and Matt figure out that movies change throughout the years. Should Argo have won Best Picture? Should Ben Affleck have been nominated for Best Director? Did I run out of questions to ask while I was writing this?

Living for the Cinema
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (2017)

Living for the Cinema

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 19:26


Luca Guadagnino directs this touching coming of age drama about a 17 year old aspiring musician named Elio (Timothee Chalamet) living with his parents in Italy who falls in love with Oliver (Armie Hammer) the archeological grad student who is staying with them for the summer.  The film is set during the Summer of 1983 and we are treated to sequences of dancing, swimming, bicycling, sumptuous meals, lovely people…..you'll almost want to be there vacationing alongside them.

Best Picture Cast
Ep 46: Lawrence of Arabia Part 1

Best Picture Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 147:07


Season 4 of Best Picture Cast is finally here and we are starting off with a two part doozy… LAWRENCE OF ARABIA! This episode is the first of a two part examination of David Lean's Best Picture winner for the year of 1962. This week's episode covers the beginning of the movie to the Intermission. Kieran B is joined by Artie B and Jay Dowski to dissect and marvel at all the technical aspects of this film that help it carry such a household name. We talk about why it is held on such a pedestal, and what about the movie may turn people off on their first watch. We also play a clip of Adam St John from Kieran B's appearence on 1001by1's examination of Lawrence of Arabia which can be found on the Below Freezing podcast feed wherever you get your pods! Next Monday, Part 2 will welcome back Artie B along with BPC regulars Grant Z and Joey R as we tackle the second part of the movie and all the deeper thematic elements behind the mysterious Lawrence of Arabia! Be sure to follow us on Social Media @bestpicturecast , and vote on twitter starting next week and all throughout March! Check out our Best Picture Merch: https://best-picture-cast.creator-spring.com/ Follow us on Social Media, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Letterboxd: @bestpicturecast Email us bestpicturepodcast@yahoo.com Follow The Co Hosts on Twitter: Artie B: @heyyyitssme Jay Dowski: @JayDowski Joey R: @joey0314 Grant Z: @Grant_Zep Adam St. John @1001by1

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Monday, June 20th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 16:31


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Monday, June 20th, 2022. Here’s what you may have missed, over the weekend! On Saturday, game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Colorado Avalanche, and the Tampa Bay Lightning took place. The Avalanche took game 1, so Tampa Bay really wanted to even up the series as it shifts back to Florida today… and well… here’s how it went. If you’re a Tampa Bay fan, cover your ears! Cup Final, Gm2: Lightning @ Avalanche 6/18 | NHL Playoffs 2022 Play 0:48-1:05 Play 2:11-2:27 Play 3:40-3:55 Play 5:15-5:27 Play 6:25-6:35 Play 7:43-7:55 Play 8:15-8:30 https://www.outkick.com/nichushkin-stays-hot-avalanche-take-commanding-2-0-series-lead-over-lightning-in-stanley-cup-final/ What you just heard was the absolute demolition of the Tampa Bay Lightning at the hands of the Colorado Avalanche. The Tampa Bay Lightning came into Game 2 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final with a plan. But like Mike Tyson once said, everybody’s got a plan until they get punched in the face. Or in this case, an avalanche of seismic proportions. Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said the key to evening up the series at two was weathering the storm in the first 10 minutes from the Colorado Avalanche. And yet, after those 10 crucial minutes of play inside Ball Arena, Colorado held a 2-0 advantage — just as they did in Game 1. The Avalanche’s onslaught started early and never let up, as Colorado defeated Tampa Bay, 7-0, to take an all-important 2-0 series lead. Why’s that so important, you ask? Teams leading 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Final are 47-5 all-time. The touchdown + extra point loss is Tampa Bay’s worst in its playoff history, topping the 5-0 defeat against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1 this year and the 6-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers back in 1996, the franchise’s first ever playoff appearance. The Avalanche have now scored 11 goals through two games in the series and are 14-2 overall during the playoffs. The seven-goal margin is the largest in a Stanley Cup Final game since 1991, when the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Minnesota North Stars, 8-0, in Game 6 of the series. The series will now shift back to Tampa Bay for Games 3 and 4, with the Lightning looking for any sort of jolt from the Amalie Arena crowd. Puck drop for Game 3 is scheduled for Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Lies, Propaganda, Story Telling, and the Serrated Edge: This year our national conference is in Knoxville, TN October 6th-8th. The theme of this year’s conference is Lies, Propaganda, Storytelling and the Serrated Edge. Satan is the father of lies, and the mother of those lies is a government who has rejected God. We have especially been lied to these last two years, and the COVIDpanic has been one of the central mechanisms that our government has used to lie to us and to grab more power. Because Christians have not been reading their bibles, we are susceptible to lies and weak in our ability to fight these lies. God has given us His word to fight Satan and his lies, and we need to recover all of God’s word, its serrated edge and all. Mark your calendars for October 6th-8th, as we fight, laugh and feast with fellowship, beer and Psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers, hanging with our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and more. Early bird tickets are available now, but will be gone before you know it! Sign up now at flfnetwork.com/knoxville2022 https://www.politico.com/news/2022/06/19/world-swimming-transgender-athletes-00040722 Speaking of lies & Propaganda… let’s talk about transgender athletes! World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday. FINA members widely adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” on Sunday that only permits swimmers who transitioned before age 12 to compete in women’s events. The organization also proposed an “open competition category.” “This is not saying that people are encouraged to transition by the age of 12. It’s what the scientists are saying, that if you transition after the start of puberty, you have an advantage, which is unfair,” James Pearce, who is the spokesperson for FINA president Husain Al-Musallam, told The Associated Press. “They’re not saying everyone should transition by age 11, that’s ridiculous. You can’t transition by that age in most countries and hopefully you wouldn’t be encouraged to. Basically, what they’re saying is that it is not feasible for people who have transitioned to compete without having an advantage.” Pearce confirmed there are currently no transgender women competing in elite levels of swimming. The World Professional Association for Transgender Health just lowered its recommended minimum age for starting gender transition hormone treatment to 14 and some surgeries to 15 or 17. FINA’s new 24-page policy also includes proposals for a new “open competition” category. The organization said it was setting up “a new working group that will spend the next six months looking at the most effective ways to set up this new category.” Pearce told the AP that the open competition would most likely mean more events, but those details still need to be worked out. The members voted 71.5% in favor at the organization’s extraordinary general congress after hearing presentations from three specialist groups — an athlete group, a science and medicine group and a legal and human rights group — that had been working together to form the policy following recommendations given by the International Olympic Committee last November. The IOC urged shifting the focus from individual testosterone levels and calling for evidence to prove when a performance advantage existed. FINA said it recognizes “that some individuals and groups may be uncomfortable with the use of medical and scientific terminology related to sex and sex-linked traits (but) some use of sensitive terminology is needed to be precise about the sex characteristics that justify separate competition categories.” In March, Lia Thomas a man, made history in the United States as the first man to win woman’s NCAA swimming championship, the 500-yard freestyle. The coward, Thomas said last month on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that he was aiming to become an Olympic swimmer. He also disputed those who say he has an unfair biological edge that ruins the integrity of women’s athletics, saying “trans women are not a threat to women’s sports.” The University of Pennsylvania didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from Thomas. Other sports have also been examining their rules around transgender athletes. On Thursday, cycling’s governing body updated its eligibility rules for transgender athletes with stricter limits that will force riders to wait longer before they can compete. The International Cycling Union (UCI) increased the transition period on low testosterone to two years, and lowered the maximum accepted level of testosterone. The previous transition period was 12 months but the UCI said recent scientific studies show that “the awaited adaptations in muscle mass and muscle strength/power” among athletes who have made a transition from male to female takes at least two years. From sports, let’s go to entertainment, to infinity and beyond!!! https://variety.com/2022/film/box-office/box-office-lightyear-disappoints-1235298248/ Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ Underwhelms With $51 Million Debut as ‘Jurassic World’ Stays No. 1 To infinity and beyond? Not exactly… “Lightyear,” a spinoff story set in Pixar’s “Toy Story” universe, fell short of that boundless milestone in its box office debut, collecting a lackluster $51 million from 4,255 North American theaters. Family audiences, the movie’s prime demographic, haven’t returned to theaters in full force since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, those ticket sales are disappointing for a brand as recognizable as Pixar, the home of “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and “Up.” It’s particularly problematic given that “Lightyear” cost $200 million to produce and tens of millions more to market. Heading into the weekend, the Disney film was expected to generate at least $70 million. But its ambitions were thwarted by heightened competition from Universal’s behemoth “Jurassic World Dominion” and Paramount’s high-flying “Top Gun: Maverick,” as well as little intrigue to watch a slightly esoteric origin story about Buzz Lightyear, one that had only a tenuous connection to the four films in the popular kid-friendly franchise. With its wobbly liftoff, “Lightyear” landed in second place, becoming one of the rare Pixar films to not take the top spot at the domestic box office. Internationally, “Lightyear” earned $34.6 million from 43 markets, taking its global total to $85.6 million. The movie was banned in smaller foreign markets, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, because it depicts a same-sex kiss. Notably, “Lightyear” is the first Pixar movie to play on the big screen in more than two years — since “Onward” in March 2020. During the pandemic, three of the animation studio’s titles — “Soul,” “Luca” and “Turning Red” — skipped theaters to land directly on Disney+, leaving some box office analyst to question if consumers have been trained to watch Pixar movies at home. Other industry experts question if Disney is relying too heavily on brand recognition and not enough on execution. It’s not that people disliked the movie, which landed an “A-” CinemaScore and 77% on Rotten Tomatoes. But Disney certainly hoped that more ticket buyers would feel compelled to see “Lightyear” in theaters over the weekend. Believe me, I would have loved to see this movie. I mean, Toy Story was a part of my child-hood growing up, so it really pained me to see the headlines that they were going to force a gay kiss into the movie… based on that, I, and many of the people I’ve spoken with, refused to see the movie, as I’m sure all of our audience would agree. Even with a colossal 60% decline, “Jurassic World Dominion” managed to capture the box office crown again in a surprise upset. Universal’s prehistoric sequel generated $58.6 million from 4,697 cinemas in its second weekend of release, bringing its domestic total to $259 million. In third place, “Top Gun: Maverick” keeps flying high with a mammoth $44 million from 4,035 venues in North America, marking a scant 15% drop from last weekend. You know what those two shows have in common? They just tried to entertain the audience… not educate, or force satanic themes upon us. Speaking of education… Classical Conversations Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We provide a classical Christ-centered curriculum, local like-minded communities across the United States and in several countries, and we train parents who are striving to be great classical educators in the home. For more information and to get connected, please visit our website at ClassicalConversations.com. Again that’s ClassicalConversations.com. Finally, let’s end today’s news brief, with a stroll down on this day in history! Jaws Theme Song - Play 1:07-1:18 Iconic! Anything directed by the great John Williams is just amazing… On June 20th, 1975, Jaws, a film directed by Steven Spielberg that made countless viewers afraid to go into the water, opens in theaters. The story of a great white shark that terrorizes a New England resort town became an instant blockbuster and the highest-grossing film in movie history until it was bested by 1977’s Star Wars. Jaws was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Picture category and took home three Oscars, for Best Film Editing, Best Original Score and Best Sound. The film, a breakthrough for director Spielberg, then 27 years old, spawned several sequels. The film starred Roy Scheider as principled police chief Martin Brody, Richard Dreyfuss as a marine biologist named Matt Hooper and Robert Shaw as a grizzled fisherman called Quint. It was set in the fictional beach town of Amity, and based on a best-selling novel, released in 1973, by Peter Benchley. Subsequent water-themed Benchley bestsellers also made it to the big screen, including The Deep (1977). With a budget of $12 million, Jaws was produced by the team of Richard Zanuck and David Brown, whose later credits include The Verdict (1982), Cocoon (1985) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989). Filming, which took place on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, was plagued by delays and technical difficulties, including malfunctioning mechanical sharks. Jaws put now-famed director Steven Spielberg on the Hollywood map. Spielberg, largely self-taught in filmmaking, made his major feature-length directorial debut with The Sugarland Express in 1974. The film was critically well-received but a box-office flop. Following the success of Jaws, Spielberg went on to become one of the most influential, iconic directors in the film world, with such epics as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), ET: the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Jurassic Park (1993), Schindler’s List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). E.T., Jaws and Jurassic Park rank among the highest-grossing movies of all time. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. If you liked the show, go ahead and hit that share button… or become a club member, as we’re starting to put out content only available to CLUB MEMBERS! Also check out our Fight Laugh Feast Magazine at flfnetwork.com/membership, and as always, if you want to talk corporate partnerships, let’s talk… email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitc News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Monday, June 20th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 16:31


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Monday, June 20th, 2022. Here’s what you may have missed, over the weekend! On Saturday, game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Colorado Avalanche, and the Tampa Bay Lightning took place. The Avalanche took game 1, so Tampa Bay really wanted to even up the series as it shifts back to Florida today… and well… here’s how it went. If you’re a Tampa Bay fan, cover your ears! Cup Final, Gm2: Lightning @ Avalanche 6/18 | NHL Playoffs 2022 Play 0:48-1:05 Play 2:11-2:27 Play 3:40-3:55 Play 5:15-5:27 Play 6:25-6:35 Play 7:43-7:55 Play 8:15-8:30 https://www.outkick.com/nichushkin-stays-hot-avalanche-take-commanding-2-0-series-lead-over-lightning-in-stanley-cup-final/ What you just heard was the absolute demolition of the Tampa Bay Lightning at the hands of the Colorado Avalanche. The Tampa Bay Lightning came into Game 2 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final with a plan. But like Mike Tyson once said, everybody’s got a plan until they get punched in the face. Or in this case, an avalanche of seismic proportions. Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said the key to evening up the series at two was weathering the storm in the first 10 minutes from the Colorado Avalanche. And yet, after those 10 crucial minutes of play inside Ball Arena, Colorado held a 2-0 advantage — just as they did in Game 1. The Avalanche’s onslaught started early and never let up, as Colorado defeated Tampa Bay, 7-0, to take an all-important 2-0 series lead. Why’s that so important, you ask? Teams leading 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Final are 47-5 all-time. The touchdown + extra point loss is Tampa Bay’s worst in its playoff history, topping the 5-0 defeat against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1 this year and the 6-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers back in 1996, the franchise’s first ever playoff appearance. The Avalanche have now scored 11 goals through two games in the series and are 14-2 overall during the playoffs. The seven-goal margin is the largest in a Stanley Cup Final game since 1991, when the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Minnesota North Stars, 8-0, in Game 6 of the series. The series will now shift back to Tampa Bay for Games 3 and 4, with the Lightning looking for any sort of jolt from the Amalie Arena crowd. Puck drop for Game 3 is scheduled for Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Lies, Propaganda, Story Telling, and the Serrated Edge: This year our national conference is in Knoxville, TN October 6th-8th. The theme of this year’s conference is Lies, Propaganda, Storytelling and the Serrated Edge. Satan is the father of lies, and the mother of those lies is a government who has rejected God. We have especially been lied to these last two years, and the COVIDpanic has been one of the central mechanisms that our government has used to lie to us and to grab more power. Because Christians have not been reading their bibles, we are susceptible to lies and weak in our ability to fight these lies. God has given us His word to fight Satan and his lies, and we need to recover all of God’s word, its serrated edge and all. Mark your calendars for October 6th-8th, as we fight, laugh and feast with fellowship, beer and Psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers, hanging with our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and more. Early bird tickets are available now, but will be gone before you know it! Sign up now at flfnetwork.com/knoxville2022 https://www.politico.com/news/2022/06/19/world-swimming-transgender-athletes-00040722 Speaking of lies & Propaganda… let’s talk about transgender athletes! World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday. FINA members widely adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” on Sunday that only permits swimmers who transitioned before age 12 to compete in women’s events. The organization also proposed an “open competition category.” “This is not saying that people are encouraged to transition by the age of 12. It’s what the scientists are saying, that if you transition after the start of puberty, you have an advantage, which is unfair,” James Pearce, who is the spokesperson for FINA president Husain Al-Musallam, told The Associated Press. “They’re not saying everyone should transition by age 11, that’s ridiculous. You can’t transition by that age in most countries and hopefully you wouldn’t be encouraged to. Basically, what they’re saying is that it is not feasible for people who have transitioned to compete without having an advantage.” Pearce confirmed there are currently no transgender women competing in elite levels of swimming. The World Professional Association for Transgender Health just lowered its recommended minimum age for starting gender transition hormone treatment to 14 and some surgeries to 15 or 17. FINA’s new 24-page policy also includes proposals for a new “open competition” category. The organization said it was setting up “a new working group that will spend the next six months looking at the most effective ways to set up this new category.” Pearce told the AP that the open competition would most likely mean more events, but those details still need to be worked out. The members voted 71.5% in favor at the organization’s extraordinary general congress after hearing presentations from three specialist groups — an athlete group, a science and medicine group and a legal and human rights group — that had been working together to form the policy following recommendations given by the International Olympic Committee last November. The IOC urged shifting the focus from individual testosterone levels and calling for evidence to prove when a performance advantage existed. FINA said it recognizes “that some individuals and groups may be uncomfortable with the use of medical and scientific terminology related to sex and sex-linked traits (but) some use of sensitive terminology is needed to be precise about the sex characteristics that justify separate competition categories.” In March, Lia Thomas a man, made history in the United States as the first man to win woman’s NCAA swimming championship, the 500-yard freestyle. The coward, Thomas said last month on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that he was aiming to become an Olympic swimmer. He also disputed those who say he has an unfair biological edge that ruins the integrity of women’s athletics, saying “trans women are not a threat to women’s sports.” The University of Pennsylvania didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from Thomas. Other sports have also been examining their rules around transgender athletes. On Thursday, cycling’s governing body updated its eligibility rules for transgender athletes with stricter limits that will force riders to wait longer before they can compete. The International Cycling Union (UCI) increased the transition period on low testosterone to two years, and lowered the maximum accepted level of testosterone. The previous transition period was 12 months but the UCI said recent scientific studies show that “the awaited adaptations in muscle mass and muscle strength/power” among athletes who have made a transition from male to female takes at least two years. From sports, let’s go to entertainment, to infinity and beyond!!! https://variety.com/2022/film/box-office/box-office-lightyear-disappoints-1235298248/ Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ Underwhelms With $51 Million Debut as ‘Jurassic World’ Stays No. 1 To infinity and beyond? Not exactly… “Lightyear,” a spinoff story set in Pixar’s “Toy Story” universe, fell short of that boundless milestone in its box office debut, collecting a lackluster $51 million from 4,255 North American theaters. Family audiences, the movie’s prime demographic, haven’t returned to theaters in full force since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, those ticket sales are disappointing for a brand as recognizable as Pixar, the home of “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and “Up.” It’s particularly problematic given that “Lightyear” cost $200 million to produce and tens of millions more to market. Heading into the weekend, the Disney film was expected to generate at least $70 million. But its ambitions were thwarted by heightened competition from Universal’s behemoth “Jurassic World Dominion” and Paramount’s high-flying “Top Gun: Maverick,” as well as little intrigue to watch a slightly esoteric origin story about Buzz Lightyear, one that had only a tenuous connection to the four films in the popular kid-friendly franchise. With its wobbly liftoff, “Lightyear” landed in second place, becoming one of the rare Pixar films to not take the top spot at the domestic box office. Internationally, “Lightyear” earned $34.6 million from 43 markets, taking its global total to $85.6 million. The movie was banned in smaller foreign markets, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, because it depicts a same-sex kiss. Notably, “Lightyear” is the first Pixar movie to play on the big screen in more than two years — since “Onward” in March 2020. During the pandemic, three of the animation studio’s titles — “Soul,” “Luca” and “Turning Red” — skipped theaters to land directly on Disney+, leaving some box office analyst to question if consumers have been trained to watch Pixar movies at home. Other industry experts question if Disney is relying too heavily on brand recognition and not enough on execution. It’s not that people disliked the movie, which landed an “A-” CinemaScore and 77% on Rotten Tomatoes. But Disney certainly hoped that more ticket buyers would feel compelled to see “Lightyear” in theaters over the weekend. Believe me, I would have loved to see this movie. I mean, Toy Story was a part of my child-hood growing up, so it really pained me to see the headlines that they were going to force a gay kiss into the movie… based on that, I, and many of the people I’ve spoken with, refused to see the movie, as I’m sure all of our audience would agree. Even with a colossal 60% decline, “Jurassic World Dominion” managed to capture the box office crown again in a surprise upset. Universal’s prehistoric sequel generated $58.6 million from 4,697 cinemas in its second weekend of release, bringing its domestic total to $259 million. In third place, “Top Gun: Maverick” keeps flying high with a mammoth $44 million from 4,035 venues in North America, marking a scant 15% drop from last weekend. You know what those two shows have in common? They just tried to entertain the audience… not educate, or force satanic themes upon us. Speaking of education… Classical Conversations Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We provide a classical Christ-centered curriculum, local like-minded communities across the United States and in several countries, and we train parents who are striving to be great classical educators in the home. For more information and to get connected, please visit our website at ClassicalConversations.com. Again that’s ClassicalConversations.com. Finally, let’s end today’s news brief, with a stroll down on this day in history! Jaws Theme Song - Play 1:07-1:18 Iconic! Anything directed by the great John Williams is just amazing… On June 20th, 1975, Jaws, a film directed by Steven Spielberg that made countless viewers afraid to go into the water, opens in theaters. The story of a great white shark that terrorizes a New England resort town became an instant blockbuster and the highest-grossing film in movie history until it was bested by 1977’s Star Wars. Jaws was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Picture category and took home three Oscars, for Best Film Editing, Best Original Score and Best Sound. The film, a breakthrough for director Spielberg, then 27 years old, spawned several sequels. The film starred Roy Scheider as principled police chief Martin Brody, Richard Dreyfuss as a marine biologist named Matt Hooper and Robert Shaw as a grizzled fisherman called Quint. It was set in the fictional beach town of Amity, and based on a best-selling novel, released in 1973, by Peter Benchley. Subsequent water-themed Benchley bestsellers also made it to the big screen, including The Deep (1977). With a budget of $12 million, Jaws was produced by the team of Richard Zanuck and David Brown, whose later credits include The Verdict (1982), Cocoon (1985) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989). Filming, which took place on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, was plagued by delays and technical difficulties, including malfunctioning mechanical sharks. Jaws put now-famed director Steven Spielberg on the Hollywood map. Spielberg, largely self-taught in filmmaking, made his major feature-length directorial debut with The Sugarland Express in 1974. The film was critically well-received but a box-office flop. Following the success of Jaws, Spielberg went on to become one of the most influential, iconic directors in the film world, with such epics as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), ET: the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Jurassic Park (1993), Schindler’s List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). E.T., Jaws and Jurassic Park rank among the highest-grossing movies of all time. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. If you liked the show, go ahead and hit that share button… or become a club member, as we’re starting to put out content only available to CLUB MEMBERS! Also check out our Fight Laugh Feast Magazine at flfnetwork.com/membership, and as always, if you want to talk corporate partnerships, let’s talk… email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitc News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

The Top 100 Project

It's hard to argue with the fact that CODA is a heartwarming and inclusive film about a family of fishers. Sian Heder's cast of legitimately deaf actors (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur and Daniel Durant) gel well with the only hearing member of their family (Emelia Jones). As for Heder's story, it's a well-worn one about strife between people who truly love each other, despite the disputes. You also can't argue with the fact that the critics liked CODA. It's nice and it's safe. But that's the problem. When a movie wins the Oscar for Best Picture, it really should be a lot more remarkable than this is. It's not even the best picture in recent years about this subject. Sound Of Metal and the short documentary Audible are just plain better. So while you can't hate CODA, we failed to see why so many loved it as much as they did. Anyway, fire up our 447th Ellises' Analysis to hear us grade a nice movie on a steep curve, but order a batch of Sparkplug Coffee too. They'll give you a 20% discount if you plug in our promo code ("top100project"). Oh, and tweet us (@moviefiend51 and @bevellisellis) while also taking a gander at Ryan's sports film podcast (Scoring At The Movies).

Quiz Quiz Bang Bang Trivia
Ep 160: General Trivia

Quiz Quiz Bang Bang Trivia

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 31:05


On Today's Trivia Podcast Episode Time for 20 new questions on this trivia podcast! Which month is named for the Roman god of war? How many triangles are on the Backgammon board? This German rye bread tastes like how you remind me of being a rockstar in a photograph. What is the most spoken uralic language? The rig veda is the oldest known Vedic Sanskrit text of which relgion? How many heroic labors did Hercules have to perform? Damascus is the capital of what country? On the TV show Friends, Rachel made a big deal about which type of flowers being her favorite? Which golfer has won the most US Master Tournaments? What was the first film in color to win Best Picture at the Oscars? If you liked this episode, check out our last trivia episode! Music Hot Swing, Fast Talkin, Bass Walker, Dances and Dames by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to follow us on social media for more trivia: Patreon - patreon.com/quizbang - Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Check out our fun extras for patrons and help us keep this podcast going. We appreciate any level of support! Website - quizbangpod.com Check out our website, it will have all the links for social media that you need and while you're there, why not go to the contact us page and submit a question! Facebook - @quizbangpodcast - we post episode links and silly lego pictures to go with our trivia questions. Enjoy the silly picture and give your best guess, we will respond to your answer the next day to give everyone a chance to guess. Instagram - Quiz Quiz Bang Bang (quizquizbangbang), we post silly lego pictures to go with our trivia questions. Enjoy the silly picture and give your best guess, we will respond to your answer the next day to give everyone a chance to guess. Twitter - @quizbangpod We want to start a fun community for our fellow trivia lovers. If you hear/think of a fun or challenging trivia question, post it to our twitter feed and we will repost it so everyone can take a stab it. Come for the trivia - stay for the trivia. Ko-Fi - ko-fi.com/quizbangpod - Keep that sweet caffeine running through our body with a Ko-Fi, power us through a late night of fact checking and editing!

Showdino
55: Star Wars (1977)

Showdino

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 94:35


Star Wars (retroactively titled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas, produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew. It is the first film in the Star Wars film series and fourth chronological chapter of the "Skywalker Saga". Lucas had the idea for a science-fiction film in the vein of Flash Gordon around the time he completed his first film, THX 1138 (1971), and began working on a treatment after the release of American Graffiti (1973). Star Wars takes place "a long time ago", in a fictional universe inhabited by both humans and various alien species; most of the known galaxy is ruled by the tyrannical Galactic Empire, which is only opposed by the Rebel Alliance, a group of freedom fighters. The narrative of the film focuses on the hero journey of Luke Skywalker (Hamill), an everyman who becomes caught in the galactic conflict between the Empire and the Rebellion after coming into possession of two droids, R2-D2 (Baker) and C-3PO (Daniels), the first of whom is carrying the schematics of the Empire's ultimate weapon, the Death Star. While attempting to deliver the droids to the Rebellion, Luke is joined by wizened Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Guinness), who teaches him about the metaphysical power known as "the Force", cynical smuggler Han Solo (Ford), his Wookiee companion Chewbacca (Mayhew), and Rebellion leader Princess Leia (Fisher). Meanwhile, Imperial officers Darth Vader (Prowse, voiced by Jones), a Sith Lord, and Grand Moff Tarkin (Cushing), the commander of the Death Star, seek to retrieve the stolen schematics and locate the Rebellion's secret base. After a turbulent production, Star Wars was released in a limited number of theaters in the United States on May 25, 1977, and quickly became a blockbuster hit, leading to it being expanded to a much wider release. The film opened to critical acclaim, most notably for its groundbreaking visual effects. It grossed a total of $775 million (over $550 million during its initial run), surpassing Jaws (1975) to become the highest-grossing film at the time until the release of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). When adjusted for inflation, Star Wars is the second-highest-grossing film in North America (behind Gone with the Wind) and the fourth-highest-grossing film in the world. It received ten Oscar nominations (including Best Picture), winning seven. In 1989, it became one of the first 25 films that was selected by the U.S. Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[5][6] At the time, it was the most recent film in the registry and the only one chosen from the 1970s. In 2004, its soundtrack was added to the U.S. National Recording Registry, and was additionally listed by the American Film Institute as the best movie score of all time a year later. Today, it is widely regarded by many in the motion picture industry as one of the greatest and most important films in cinema history. The film has been reissued multiple times with Lucas's support—most significantly with its 20th-anniversary theatrical "Special Edition"—incorporating many changes including modified computer-generated effects, altered dialogue, re-edited shots, remixed soundtracks and added scenes. The film became a pop-cultural phenomenon and launched an industry of tie-in products, including novels, comics, video games, amusement park attractions, and merchandise including toys, games, clothing, and many other spin-off works, including two anthology films and various television series. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983) followed Star Wars, rounding out the original Star Wars trilogy. Prequel and sequel trilogies that round out the "Skywalker saga" have since been released.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars

Second Cut
Ep. 42 Crash

Second Cut

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 52:48


Crash has always been a controversial Best Picture winner, so it's time to look at why. Jacob, Kieran, and Sam break down the film's problems, and discuss some of the good things, too! The Film Magazine: https://www.thefilmagazine.com/21st-century-best-picture-oscar-winners-ranked/ (21st Century Best Picture Oscar Winners Ranked by Joseph Wade) https://www.thefilmagazine.com/does-marvel-distrust-its-audience/ (Is Marvel's Insistence on Being So Firmly On-The-Nose Rooted in a Distrust of Its Audience? by Callum McGuigan) https://www.redbubble.com/people/thefilmmagazine/shop?irclickid=SNTypsx0RxyITjRw6MUTtS8CUkGwrQUBr0AMXQ0&irgwc=1&utm_group=RBC&utm_source=Impact&utm_medium=brand_awareness&PartnerType=pt.aff&PartnerCategory=&Region=&PartnerID=2444878 (TFM Redbubble) https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=06fbykUNvhigw79aPi28EBsdxzKu2iBtjkCAWqk6DSVhhE15zc8abzPXvWnPRmelXk0-CX-EFc5W5hoY&locale.x=en_GB (Donate to TFM) Music: Awakening (Instrumental) by Wataboi https://soundcloud.com/wataboi Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Music promoted by FDL Music https://youtu.be/X2oQNUOmk2k

The Best Pick movie podcast
BP222 Goodfellas

The Best Pick movie podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 153:07


Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky Episode 222: Goodfellas Released 15 June 2022 For this episode, we watched and talked over Martin Scorsese's crime classic Goodfellas, based on the book Wise Guys by Nicholas Pileggi, who wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. Thelma Schoonmaker handled the editing, the cinematography was by Michael Ballhaus and the cast includes Ray Liotta, Robert de Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino. It cost $25m and made about $47m at the box office. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director and Joe Pesci won Best Supporting Actor. It has a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. BEST PICK – the book is out now from all the usual places, including… From the publisher https://tinyurl.com/best-pick-book-rowman UK Amazon https://amzn.to/3zFNATI US Amazon https://www.amzn.com/1538163101 UK bookstore https://www.waterstones.com/book/9781538163108 US bookstore https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/best-pick-john-dorney/1139956434 Audio book https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Best-Pick-Audiobook/B09SBMX1V4 To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and ideas, you can join our Facebook group, Tweet us on @bestpickpod or email us on bestpickpod@gmail.com. You can also Tweet us individually, @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan or @TomSalinsky. You should also visit our website at https://bestpickpod.com and sign up to our mailing list to get notified as soon as a new episode is released. Just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/dbHO3n. If you enjoy this podcast and you'd like to help us to continue to make it, you can now support us on Patreon for as little as £2.50 per month. Thanks go to all of the following lovely people who have already done that. Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alison Sandy, Amanda Grey, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Cathal McGuire, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Charlotte M, Conrad Uno, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Fraser, David Gillespie, Della, Drew Milloy, Drogo Danderfluff, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katie Hammonds, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Pat O'Shea, Peter, Rebecca O'Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Middle Class Film Class
Road House (1989) review / dir. Rowdy Harrington

Middle Class Film Class

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 58:51


The gang is shorter than I expected this week, as they review the classic cheesy bar brawl movie, Road House (1989) starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, and Sam Elliott. While no one is going to argue that Road House should have won Best Picture in 1990, but its campy cheesy approach to Bar Rescue has been a favorite of general audiences since its release. How did the gang like this late 80's relic? Watch it first, then listen in to find out.http://www.MCFCpodcast.comEmail us at MCFCpodcast@gmail.com    Leave us a voicemail (209) 730-6010Get some merch:https://middle-class-film-class.creator-spring.com/Joseph Navarro    Pete Abeytaand Tyler Noe    

New Books in American Studies
Charles Elton, "Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, and the Price of a Vision" (Abrams Press, 2022)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 73:01


Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, and the Price of a Vision (Abrams Press, 2022) is the first biography of critically acclaimed then critically derided filmmaker Michael Cimino--and a reevaluation of the infamous film that destroyed his career The director Michael Cimino (1939-2016) is famous for two films: the intense, powerful, and enduring Vietnam movie The Deer Hunter, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1979 and also won Cimino Best Director, and Heaven's Gate, the most notorious bomb of all time. Originally budgeted at $11 million, Cimino's sprawling western went off the rails in Montana. The picture grew longer and longer, and the budget ballooned to over $40 million. When it was finally released, Heaven's Gate failed so completely with reviewers and at the box office that it put legendary studio United Artists out of business and marked the end of Hollywood's auteur era.  Or so the conventional wisdom goes. Charles Elton delves deeply into the making and aftermath of the movie and presents a surprisingly different view to that of Steven Bach, one of the executives responsible for Heaven's Gate, who wrote a scathing book about the film and solidified the widely held view that Cimino wounded the movie industry beyond repair. Elton's Cimino is a richly detailed biography that offers a revisionist history of a lightning rod filmmaker. Based on extensive interviews with Cimino's peers and collaborators and enemies and friends, most of whom have never spoken before, it unravels the enigmas and falsehoods, many perpetrated by the director himself, which surround his life, and sheds new light on his extraordinary career. This is a story of the making of art, the business of Hollywood, and the costs of ambition, both financial and personal. Joel Tscherne is an Adjunct History Professor at Southern New Hampshire University. His Twitter handle is @JoelTscherne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books in History
Charles Elton, "Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, and the Price of a Vision" (Abrams Press, 2022)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 73:01


Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, and the Price of a Vision (Abrams Press, 2022) is the first biography of critically acclaimed then critically derided filmmaker Michael Cimino--and a reevaluation of the infamous film that destroyed his career The director Michael Cimino (1939-2016) is famous for two films: the intense, powerful, and enduring Vietnam movie The Deer Hunter, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1979 and also won Cimino Best Director, and Heaven's Gate, the most notorious bomb of all time. Originally budgeted at $11 million, Cimino's sprawling western went off the rails in Montana. The picture grew longer and longer, and the budget ballooned to over $40 million. When it was finally released, Heaven's Gate failed so completely with reviewers and at the box office that it put legendary studio United Artists out of business and marked the end of Hollywood's auteur era.  Or so the conventional wisdom goes. Charles Elton delves deeply into the making and aftermath of the movie and presents a surprisingly different view to that of Steven Bach, one of the executives responsible for Heaven's Gate, who wrote a scathing book about the film and solidified the widely held view that Cimino wounded the movie industry beyond repair. Elton's Cimino is a richly detailed biography that offers a revisionist history of a lightning rod filmmaker. Based on extensive interviews with Cimino's peers and collaborators and enemies and friends, most of whom have never spoken before, it unravels the enigmas and falsehoods, many perpetrated by the director himself, which surround his life, and sheds new light on his extraordinary career. This is a story of the making of art, the business of Hollywood, and the costs of ambition, both financial and personal. Joel Tscherne is an Adjunct History Professor at Southern New Hampshire University. His Twitter handle is @JoelTscherne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Communications
Charles Elton, "Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, and the Price of a Vision" (Abrams Press, 2022)

New Books in Communications

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 73:01


Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, and the Price of a Vision (Abrams Press, 2022) is the first biography of critically acclaimed then critically derided filmmaker Michael Cimino--and a reevaluation of the infamous film that destroyed his career The director Michael Cimino (1939-2016) is famous for two films: the intense, powerful, and enduring Vietnam movie The Deer Hunter, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1979 and also won Cimino Best Director, and Heaven's Gate, the most notorious bomb of all time. Originally budgeted at $11 million, Cimino's sprawling western went off the rails in Montana. The picture grew longer and longer, and the budget ballooned to over $40 million. When it was finally released, Heaven's Gate failed so completely with reviewers and at the box office that it put legendary studio United Artists out of business and marked the end of Hollywood's auteur era.  Or so the conventional wisdom goes. Charles Elton delves deeply into the making and aftermath of the movie and presents a surprisingly different view to that of Steven Bach, one of the executives responsible for Heaven's Gate, who wrote a scathing book about the film and solidified the widely held view that Cimino wounded the movie industry beyond repair. Elton's Cimino is a richly detailed biography that offers a revisionist history of a lightning rod filmmaker. Based on extensive interviews with Cimino's peers and collaborators and enemies and friends, most of whom have never spoken before, it unravels the enigmas and falsehoods, many perpetrated by the director himself, which surround his life, and sheds new light on his extraordinary career. This is a story of the making of art, the business of Hollywood, and the costs of ambition, both financial and personal. Joel Tscherne is an Adjunct History Professor at Southern New Hampshire University. His Twitter handle is @JoelTscherne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/communications

New Books in Film
Charles Elton, "Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, and the Price of a Vision" (Abrams Press, 2022)

New Books in Film

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 73:01


Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, and the Price of a Vision (Abrams Press, 2022) is the first biography of critically acclaimed then critically derided filmmaker Michael Cimino--and a reevaluation of the infamous film that destroyed his career The director Michael Cimino (1939-2016) is famous for two films: the intense, powerful, and enduring Vietnam movie The Deer Hunter, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1979 and also won Cimino Best Director, and Heaven's Gate, the most notorious bomb of all time. Originally budgeted at $11 million, Cimino's sprawling western went off the rails in Montana. The picture grew longer and longer, and the budget ballooned to over $40 million. When it was finally released, Heaven's Gate failed so completely with reviewers and at the box office that it put legendary studio United Artists out of business and marked the end of Hollywood's auteur era.  Or so the conventional wisdom goes. Charles Elton delves deeply into the making and aftermath of the movie and presents a surprisingly different view to that of Steven Bach, one of the executives responsible for Heaven's Gate, who wrote a scathing book about the film and solidified the widely held view that Cimino wounded the movie industry beyond repair. Elton's Cimino is a richly detailed biography that offers a revisionist history of a lightning rod filmmaker. Based on extensive interviews with Cimino's peers and collaborators and enemies and friends, most of whom have never spoken before, it unravels the enigmas and falsehoods, many perpetrated by the director himself, which surround his life, and sheds new light on his extraordinary career. This is a story of the making of art, the business of Hollywood, and the costs of ambition, both financial and personal. Joel Tscherne is an Adjunct History Professor at Southern New Hampshire University. His Twitter handle is @JoelTscherne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/film

New Books Network
Charles Elton, "Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, and the Price of a Vision" (Abrams Press, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 73:01


Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, and the Price of a Vision (Abrams Press, 2022) is the first biography of critically acclaimed then critically derided filmmaker Michael Cimino--and a reevaluation of the infamous film that destroyed his career The director Michael Cimino (1939-2016) is famous for two films: the intense, powerful, and enduring Vietnam movie The Deer Hunter, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1979 and also won Cimino Best Director, and Heaven's Gate, the most notorious bomb of all time. Originally budgeted at $11 million, Cimino's sprawling western went off the rails in Montana. The picture grew longer and longer, and the budget ballooned to over $40 million. When it was finally released, Heaven's Gate failed so completely with reviewers and at the box office that it put legendary studio United Artists out of business and marked the end of Hollywood's auteur era.  Or so the conventional wisdom goes. Charles Elton delves deeply into the making and aftermath of the movie and presents a surprisingly different view to that of Steven Bach, one of the executives responsible for Heaven's Gate, who wrote a scathing book about the film and solidified the widely held view that Cimino wounded the movie industry beyond repair. Elton's Cimino is a richly detailed biography that offers a revisionist history of a lightning rod filmmaker. Based on extensive interviews with Cimino's peers and collaborators and enemies and friends, most of whom have never spoken before, it unravels the enigmas and falsehoods, many perpetrated by the director himself, which surround his life, and sheds new light on his extraordinary career. This is a story of the making of art, the business of Hollywood, and the costs of ambition, both financial and personal. Joel Tscherne is an Adjunct History Professor at Southern New Hampshire University. His Twitter handle is @JoelTscherne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Biography
Charles Elton, "Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, and the Price of a Vision" (Abrams Press, 2022)

New Books in Biography

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 73:01


Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, and the Price of a Vision (Abrams Press, 2022) is the first biography of critically acclaimed then critically derided filmmaker Michael Cimino--and a reevaluation of the infamous film that destroyed his career The director Michael Cimino (1939-2016) is famous for two films: the intense, powerful, and enduring Vietnam movie The Deer Hunter, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1979 and also won Cimino Best Director, and Heaven's Gate, the most notorious bomb of all time. Originally budgeted at $11 million, Cimino's sprawling western went off the rails in Montana. The picture grew longer and longer, and the budget ballooned to over $40 million. When it was finally released, Heaven's Gate failed so completely with reviewers and at the box office that it put legendary studio United Artists out of business and marked the end of Hollywood's auteur era.  Or so the conventional wisdom goes. Charles Elton delves deeply into the making and aftermath of the movie and presents a surprisingly different view to that of Steven Bach, one of the executives responsible for Heaven's Gate, who wrote a scathing book about the film and solidified the widely held view that Cimino wounded the movie industry beyond repair. Elton's Cimino is a richly detailed biography that offers a revisionist history of a lightning rod filmmaker. Based on extensive interviews with Cimino's peers and collaborators and enemies and friends, most of whom have never spoken before, it unravels the enigmas and falsehoods, many perpetrated by the director himself, which surround his life, and sheds new light on his extraordinary career. This is a story of the making of art, the business of Hollywood, and the costs of ambition, both financial and personal. Joel Tscherne is an Adjunct History Professor at Southern New Hampshire University. His Twitter handle is @JoelTscherne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/biography

New Books in Dance
Charles Elton, "Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, and the Price of a Vision" (Abrams Press, 2022)

New Books in Dance

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 73:01


Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, and the Price of a Vision (Abrams Press, 2022) is the first biography of critically acclaimed then critically derided filmmaker Michael Cimino--and a reevaluation of the infamous film that destroyed his career The director Michael Cimino (1939-2016) is famous for two films: the intense, powerful, and enduring Vietnam movie The Deer Hunter, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1979 and also won Cimino Best Director, and Heaven's Gate, the most notorious bomb of all time. Originally budgeted at $11 million, Cimino's sprawling western went off the rails in Montana. The picture grew longer and longer, and the budget ballooned to over $40 million. When it was finally released, Heaven's Gate failed so completely with reviewers and at the box office that it put legendary studio United Artists out of business and marked the end of Hollywood's auteur era.  Or so the conventional wisdom goes. Charles Elton delves deeply into the making and aftermath of the movie and presents a surprisingly different view to that of Steven Bach, one of the executives responsible for Heaven's Gate, who wrote a scathing book about the film and solidified the widely held view that Cimino wounded the movie industry beyond repair. Elton's Cimino is a richly detailed biography that offers a revisionist history of a lightning rod filmmaker. Based on extensive interviews with Cimino's peers and collaborators and enemies and friends, most of whom have never spoken before, it unravels the enigmas and falsehoods, many perpetrated by the director himself, which surround his life, and sheds new light on his extraordinary career. This is a story of the making of art, the business of Hollywood, and the costs of ambition, both financial and personal. Joel Tscherne is an Adjunct History Professor at Southern New Hampshire University. His Twitter handle is @JoelTscherne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/performing-arts

Movies to Watch Before the End of the World
Best Picture 1930: All Quiet On The Western Front - ”You Still Think It's Beautiful And Sweet To Die For Your Country?”

Movies to Watch Before the End of the World

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 60:08


All is not quiet when Mita and Nadeem watch the second Best Picture winner from 1930, "All Quiet On The Western Front" for the next movie review. In a shocking turn of events, Nadeem and Mita also talk about "The Staircase". 

Once Upon a Time at the Oscars
Sergeant York (1941) – Once Upon a Time at the Oscars

Once Upon a Time at the Oscars

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 58:01


In a time where heroes are seen as caped crusaders and colorful costumed fighters, it's rare that a real life figure gets an opportunity to shine on the big screen. Even harder still is it to take a man known for something as devastating and tragic as war, and praise him not for his merit on the battlefield but rather for his character. Hence the reason why Sergeant York continues to be such a moving and inspiring film over 80 years after it's release. Join us as we talk the charm of Gary Cooper, the perfect scoring of Max Steiner, and the story of a true American hero in Sergeant York. Up Next: Suspicion (1941) directed by Alfred Hitchcock Special thanks to Sean C. for being generous supporter of Once Upon a Time at the Oscars! You can find more info on the show as well as the full film list and watch order on our website: www.outaopodcast.com Or use our Letterboxd list! Support for Once Upon a Time at the Oscars is provided by our Patreon backers. For as little as $2 a month you can help support our show as well as receive fun benefits, including the chance to vote for what film you think deserves to win Best Picture every year! Subscribe to the show – Apple, Google, Spotify, Feed (Copy the url into the podcast app of your choice) If you like the show, please consider leaving a rating or review on iTunes or your podcast player of choice! Help us reach more listeners! You can stay up to date with the show by following us at: facebook.com/outaopodcast twitter.com/outaopodcast instagram.com/onceuponatimeattheoscars Once Upon a Time at the Oscars is the weekly podcast where we take on the gauntlet of watching every single film that was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards! Starting with the films of 1927, Kyle and Marilee break down these movies every week. Each episode is part review, part trivia, and part critique. This podcast is intended for anybody that loves movies. We have zero background in the film industry, we're just a film-loving couple that thought it'd be fun to go on this odyssey together, with all of you! Let us know what you thought of the film! You can send your thoughts and we'll read them on an upcoming ceremony episode: outaopodcast@gmail.com Thanks for tuning in! See you at the movies, Kyle and Marilee

The Envelope Please
75th Anniversary Episode

The Envelope Please

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 110:49


Buckle up everyone, we're ranking every Best Picture winner from the first 75 years of Oscar.

Cocktails & Classics
Moonlight (2016)

Cocktails & Classics

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 34:55


Happy Pride Month to our LGBTQ2+ followers and all who celebrate. In honor of Pride, we are taking a look at the 2016 Best Picture winner, Moonlight. Currently, at a 7.4/10 on IMDb, Moonlight tells the story of a young African-American man as he grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood. Sex on the Beach: 1 1/2 ounces vodka (Drizly / Caskers) 1/2 ounce peach schnapps (Drizly) 1 1/2 ounces orange juice, freshly squeezed 1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice Lemon wedge, to garnish Support those who sponsor us: Follow the affiliate links above to shop at Drizly, Your Online Liquor Store, and use code DRIZLYDEAL for $5 off your next order, or You can also use Caskers, to find the liquors that we use and have them shipped to your door. They each have different shipping restrictions by state, so check them out! Surfside Sips makes high-impact glass straws & more for your cocktail & bar needs. For 20% off, use the coupon "CocktailsandClassics" at checkout. If you would like to try out the leading name in audiobooks with a free 30-day trial, Audible. Our Instagram Our Letterboxd List

How Have You Not Seen
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

How Have You Not Seen

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 80:19


Our Pride Month special continues with Ang Lee's 2005 masterpiece ‘Brokeback Mountain.' Our discussion ranges from Heath Ledger's stunning performance, to the disbelief that this was beaten by Crash for Best Picture, and the STACKED SUPPORTING CAST that makes for the best 15 minute sequence of “They're in this??” on film maybe ever? David Harbour? Anna FARRIS?? LINDA CARDELLINI??? It's a real good time. Follow us on Social Media- Facebook- www.facebook.com/HHYNSPodcast Twitter- @hhynspod Instagram- @hhynspod TikTok- @hhynspod Letterboxd- HHYNSPod Patreon- Patreon.com/hhynspod Thank You to our Patrons- Caitlin Matthews, Stephen Woosley, Jack Smith, and Darrin Freeborn.

Skull Rock Podcast
The Ron W. Miller CEO Era of the Walt Disney Company with Don Hahn

Skull Rock Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 87:34


Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go discuss the era of the Walt Disney Company with Ron W, Miller, as CEO with special guest Don Hahn. Ronald W. Miller (April 17, 1933 – February 9, 2019) was the president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company from 1980 to 1984 and was president of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Family Museum. Miller was the son-in-law of Walt Disney as well as a professional football player.* Don Hahn is a film producer who is credited with working on some of the most successful animated films in recent history, including Disney's Beauty and the Beast (the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture) and The Lion King. He is currently the Executive Producer of Disneynature films and owns his own film production company, Stone Circle Pictures. Learn more about Don at Don Hahn – The Website of Don Hahn.* CONTEST - Win Dave's NEW Book Claude Coats: Walt Disney's Imagineer —The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond signed by Dave and Alan Coats by clicking this link and following our social media accounts! This contest is open to US residents only. Enter now at http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/03aa622d1/?. Order the book today - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com). Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. *Source Wikipedia. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/skullrockpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/skullrockpodcast/support

For Screen and Country

Apparently, the trend of biopics continues this week with the 2007 film Control, which focuses on the (short) life of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. The guys talk about the haunting origins of the band's name, Toby Kebbell's standout performance as the well-rounded (and often hilarious) band manager, the lack of blame for either of Curtis' romantic partners and much more. Plus: Jason pitches Copperhead 2 with Brendan reprising his role.   Next week: a huuuuuuuge Oscar winner for Best Picture! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? You can always shoot us an e-mail at forscreenandcountry@gmail.com   Full List: https://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/best-british-films/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forscreenandcountry Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/fsacpod Our logo was designed by the wonderful Mariah Lirette (https://instagram.com/its.mariah.xo) Control stars Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Alexandra Maria Lara, Joe Anderson, Craig Parkinson and Toby Kebbell; directed by Anton Corbijn. Is It Streaming? USA: Vudu, Tubi, Redbox, Pluto TV, Plex and available to rent Canada: available to rent UK: available to rent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Stereoactive Movie Club
Ep 19 // Singin' in the Rain

Stereoactive Movie Club

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 75:02


Singin' in the Rain was a product of MGM's so-called “Freed Unit,” named for the person who headed it -- Arthur Freed. Before this film, Freed worked on many of the best known musicals, both historically and of their respective days: The Wizard of Oz, Babes in Arms, Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies, Easter Parade, On the Town, Annie Get Your Gun, Show Boat, and An American In Paris. It was after working on An American in Paris -- which featured music by George Gershwin, and went on to win 7 Academy Awards (including Best Picture) while becoming one of the top 10 highest grossing films of 1951 -- that Freed decided to put together another musical featuring pre-existing music by a specific songwriter… namely, himself, along with collaborator Nacio Herb Brown. The resulting film features tunes the duo wrote for previous MGM musicals. Screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green worked on the initial draft of the screenplay with Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen jumping in to collaborate on adjustments to the story once they were done with American In Paris. Debbie Reynolds, who was not a dancer before the movie began production, had a particularly rough time making the picture -- with Kelly being rough on her throughout and one extremely long day of shooting a number resulting in bloody feet. In 2003, she told the Saturday Evening Post that "Singin' in the Rain and childbirth were the two hardest things I ever had to do in my life." And the famed “Make ‘Em Laugh” sequence reportedly left heavy smoking Donald O'Connor recovering in a hospital bed for several days. The film was considered only a modest hit at the time it was released, though it did receive strong reviews from many of the major critics of the day and it did rank as the 10th highest grossing film of 1952. It was nominated for 2 Oscars -- Best Supporting Actress (Jean Hagen) and Best Scoring of a Musical Picture -- but won neither. The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture that year went to Cecil B. DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth -- and that film was also the highest grossing of 1952. Over the nearly 70 years since its release, Singin' in the Rain has arguably become one of the best loved movies of all time, especially as far as Hollywood movies go. It wa among the first batch of 25 films considered "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" that the Library of Congress recognized in 1989 for its National Film Registry. And it was included in AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movies list in 1998, ranked at #10... then rose to the #5 spot when that list was updated in 2007. AFI also listed it as the #1 greatest movie musical of all time in 2006, beating out West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, and Cabaret... in that order. For our purposes, the film first ranked in the top 10 of Sight and Sound Magazine's critics' survey of the best films of all time in 1982.. At #3. It was then a runner up in 1992 and at #10 in 2002. And though it didn't make the top 10 in 2012, it was included on the full list at #20, right behind Andrei Tarkovsky's Mirror and just ahead of Michelangelo Antonioni's L'avventura -- both of which we've discussed in previous episodes of this podcast… Ben Gibson, Director of the London Film School, put it on his list, saying: “Through the faked-up DIY of Singin' in the Rain, seemingly a mad throwing together of stuff that somehow just gels, we're allowed to feel the joy of creativity and to glimpse the very human face of genius. It's the least improvised film providing the most thrillingly spontaneous feeling to be had in a cinema.” Singin' in the Rain also came in at #67 on the 2012 directors' poll. Among the directors who voted for it were Francis Ford Coppola and Marc Webb. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stereoactivemovieclub/message

Third Row from the Front

We review the Oscar winner for Best Picture starring Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, and Marlee Matlin

In Conclusion: A Movie Podcast!
Episode 103: The Hurt Locker!

In Conclusion: A Movie Podcast!

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 102:14


The first Best Picture winner we've ever covered! That's right, this week Dan, Anna, and special guest Austin Sackett travel to Iraq with Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie to watch The Hurt Locker! Is Ralph Fiennes in this? Tune in to find out! If you would like to support In Conclusion, you can do so at patreon.com/InConclusion

Gilded Films Podcast
029: 1983 Year in Review (feat. Zā Cooley)

Gilded Films Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 129:04


In this episode, Zā Cooley joins Brett and Christian to discuss six films from 1983 that were not nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd for more episodes and content! The theme music provided for this podcast was composed by Joshua Arnoldy. 4:04 - Born in Flames 16:21 - Fanny and Alexander 32:28 - Local Hero 40:48 - Scarface 58:02 - Silkwood 1:15:11 - Yentl 1:29:30 - Honorable/Dishonorable Mentions 1:53:26 - Personal Nominees and Winners

Cinemavino
Four Weddings and a Funeral (Brut Rosé)

Cinemavino

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 30:07


It's part four of our series on wedding movies!  This time, we screen a 90s classic, Four Weddings and a Funeral.  A low-budget British rom-com, this film launched the careers of Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell.  It was also nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Picture.  To pair with this great flick, we drink a […] The post Four Weddings and a Funeral (Brut Rosé) appeared first on Cinemavino.

And the Runner-Up Is
On Second Thought: Lilies of the Field (1963)

And the Runner-Up Is

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 24:24


Listen to this PREVIEW of the 55th episode of On Second Thought, a special bonus series you can hear on the And the Runner-Up Is Patreon exclusive feed! On Second Thought is a series in which Kevin is joined by a special guest in breaking down another Best Picture nominee not reviewed on the regular show that could have still been the runner-up. In this episode, Kevin speaks with Karen Peterson about Ralph Nelson's "Lilies of the Field," the possible runner-up that lost Best Picture to "Tom Jones" in 1963. This episode includes a review of the film itself and a discussion of its awards run! You can listen to the full episode of On Second Thought by going to patreon.com/andtherunnerupis and contributing at the $3 per month tier. Follow Kevin Jacobsen on Twitter:     @Kevin_Jacobsen Follow Karen Peterson on Twitter: @KarenMPeterson Follow And the Runner-Up Is on Twitter:      @OscarRunnerUp Music featured in this episode: "Amen" - Jester Hairston

Two Boys in a Balcony
Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Two Boys in a Balcony

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 65:39


Well, I'm packin up my game and I'ma head out west, where real women come equipped wit' scripts and fake breasts. Find a nest in the hills, chill like flynt. Buy an old drop-top, find a spot to pimp. Then I'ma Two Boys in a Balcony-it up and down ya' block, With a bottle of scotch and watch lotsa crotch. Buy a yacht with a flag sayin' "chillin' the most." Then rock that bitch up and down the coast. Yee-haw motherfathers! This week on the Balcony, we're talking scumbag classic Midnight Cowboy, the only X-rated film to ever win Best Picture and boy howdy is it scummy? I don't know about this one. You're telling me a cowboy is gonna midnight? Come on. Anywho grab a bus ticket to Florida and cuddle a corpse cause it's Two Boys in a Balcony.

Once Upon a Time at the Oscars
One Foot in Heaven (1941) – Once Upon a Time at the Oscars

Once Upon a Time at the Oscars

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 48:17


!941 is a great year for movies! But not every film nominated this year can be wonderful. Perhaps this story of preacher, William Spence is the example this year? In a year where Citizen Kane made it's way into the world, a movie like One Foot in Heaven that received just a single nomination (best picture) seems to be lacking what it takes to hold it's own. Listen more to find out if it at least holds up after over 80 years. Up Next: Sergeant York (1941) directed by Howard Hawks Special thanks to Sean C. for being generous supporter of Once Upon a Time at the Oscars! You can find more info on the show as well as the full film list and watch order on our website: www.outaopodcast.com Or use our Letterboxd list! Support for Once Upon a Time at the Oscars is provided by our Patreon backers. For as little as $2 a month you can help support our show as well as receive fun benefits, including the chance to vote for what film you think deserves to win Best Picture every year! Subscribe to the show – Apple, Google, Spotify, Feed (Copy the url into the podcast app of your choice) If you like the show, please consider leaving a rating or review on iTunes or your podcast player of choice! Help us reach more listeners! You can stay up to date with the show by following us at: facebook.com/outaopodcast twitter.com/outaopodcast instagram.com/onceuponatimeattheoscars Once Upon a Time at the Oscars is the weekly podcast where we take on the gauntlet of watching every single film that was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards! Starting with the films of 1927, Kyle and Marilee break down these movies every week. Each episode is part review, part trivia, and part critique. This podcast is intended for anybody that loves movies. We have zero background in the film industry, we're just a film-loving couple that thought it'd be fun to go on this odyssey together, with all of you! Let us know what you thought of the film! You can send your thoughts and we'll read them on an upcoming ceremony episode: outaopodcast@gmail.com Thanks for tuning in! See you at the movies, Kyle and Marilee

WorkLife with Adam Grant
Taken for Granted: Ava DuVernay is Triumphant

WorkLife with Adam Grant

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 34:57


Before Ava DuVernay became the first Black woman director to win Sundance and get nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, she was a publicist with a little hobby, a big dream, and a lot of patience. Adam talks to Ava about how she turned her side gig of filmmaking into a brilliant career, how her leadership style has evolved over the years, and what studying MLK while making the movie Selma can teach us about what it really takes to inspire. For the full text transcript, visit go.ted.com/T4G29