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Best Visual Effects - The Golden Compass vs Transformers

Best Visual Effects - The Golden Compass vs Transformers

May 19, 2019

Wow.  Just wow.  
Shay and Wendy are back with another Listener's Choice episode!  This time, we examined how Transformers LOST Best Visual Effects to The Golden Compass. Come for the 20 minute plot summary of The Golden Compass, stay for the extreme wine-drunkenness of Shay.  
This episode is a long, wild ride.  

Best Director - Barry Levinson (Rain Man) vs. Charles Crichton (A Fish Called Wanda)

Best Director - Barry Levinson (Rain Man) vs. Charles Crichton (A Fish Called Wanda)

May 12, 2019

On this week's episode, Shay and Wendy take a look at the 61st Academy Awards and best director winner Barry Levinson (Rain Man).  We put him up against Charles Crichton and the brilliant A Fish Called Wanda.  While we clearly think A Fish Called Wanda was a better film, we ponder whether either director should have been nominated.  

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Best Actor: Richard Dreyfuss vs. John Travolta

Best Actor: Richard Dreyfuss vs. John Travolta

May 5, 2019

After a two week hiatus, the ladies are back!

1977 may have been a bit of a lackluster year for cinema, but the Oscars must go on!  At the 50th Academy Awards, Richard Dreyfuss won best actor for The Goodbye Girl. Thank god he did, because Shay and Wendy DID NOT want to have to watch Annie Hall. We did watch Saturday Night Fever because John Travolta was nominated for his iconic role of Tony Manero.  Did the Academy make the right choice in Dick Dreyfuss?  Should the award have been given to the best chest hair instead? Who has the best chest hair out of the two of them?!

Listen, and be impressed with how little we talk about John Travolta's tiny black underwear.  

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Terms of Endearment vs The Right Stuff - Best Picture

Terms of Endearment vs The Right Stuff - Best Picture

April 14, 2019

Join us on this episode for our very first 'Listener's Choice' episode!

Back at the 56th Academy Awards, Terms of Endearment won Best Picture of The Right Stuff.  One of our listeners thinks this is an outrageous injustice.  Were they right?  Shay and Wendy dive into these two films and compare the winning 'woman's picture' versus the losing 'man picture'.  Hashtag space jizz.  

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Alicia Vikander vs Rooney Mara - Best Supporting Actress

Alicia Vikander vs Rooney Mara - Best Supporting Actress

April 7, 2019

Join us, as we travel back to just a couple of years ago, and take a look at the 88th Academy Awards.  This episode we'll be trying to figure out how Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl over Rooney Mara in Carol. Justice for Carol!

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Fredric March vs. Wallace Berry vs Alfred Lunt - Best Actor!

Fredric March vs. Wallace Berry vs Alfred Lunt - Best Actor!

March 31, 2019

On this episode, we travel way back to 1932 for the 5th Academy Awards!  At this awards ceremony, history was made when you had your first ever tie at the Academy Awards.  Fredric March (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde) and Wallace Berry (The Champ) both won over Alfred Lunt (The Guardsman).

After two unsuccessful attempts to record this episode, Shay and Wendy exhaustively talk for a third time about these three films.  Hilarity ensues.  

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8. Nashville vs. Funny Lady - Best Original Song.

8. Nashville vs. Funny Lady - Best Original Song.

March 24, 2019

What makes a song from a film THE best song from a film? Should it be one that works both with the movie and outside of the movie?  Or a song that just perfectly conveys what is happening in the film? Shay and Wendy tackle the topic of Best Original Song on this episode.  We take a look at the 48th Academy Awards, the year Nashville's "I'm Easy" won over Funny Lady's "How Lucky Can You Get".  

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7. Grand Budapest Hotel vs Into the Woods - Best Production Design

7. Grand Budapest Hotel vs Into the Woods - Best Production Design

March 17, 2019

On this episode, Shay and Wendy dive into the category of Best Production Design with Grand Budapest Hotel and Into the Woods.  Both films were nominated at the 87th Academy Awards, and Grand Budapest Hotel took the Oscar home.

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6. Journey of Hope vs Cyrano de Bergerac - Best Foreign Film

6. Journey of Hope vs Cyrano de Bergerac - Best Foreign Film

March 10, 2019

How can you determine what the best film from another country is? Are the Oscars good judges in this category?

Wendy and Shay look at the 63rd Academy Awards (1990), and pit two entries against each other.  The winner from this year was Switzerland's Journey of Hope, and the LOSER is Cyrano de Bergerac. But who should have really won?

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The 91st Academy Awards Recap!

The 91st Academy Awards Recap!

March 4, 2019

Did you watch the Oscars?  What were your thoughts?

Shay and Wendy spend TWO HOURS going over the entire ceremony, and what the Oscars got right and what they got wrong.

We laugh a lot, shout a lot, and thirst a lot in this episode.  Buckle in, because it's a long one!