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Lincoln, Sky Fall, Oscar Rumble... ♫ 

... we will stand tall... and face it all together ♩

Let Oscar season begin. In the latest tightest hottest edition of the podcast, Nick (Nick's Flick Picks), Joe (Low Resolution) and Katey (Cinema Blend) join me, Nathaniel, to talk four new movies: Steven Spielberg's Oscar buzzing Lincoln, box office devouring Skyfall, utterly baffling Holy Motors and the wildly uneven Flight

We also take a moment to pay homage to Jodie Foster and each of our favorite performances by her on the week of her 50th birthday and before the Golden Globes shower her with praise via the Cecil B DeMille award.

You can download the podcast on iTunes or listen right here at the bottom of the post. But, as always, the podcast isn't complete without your voice. Talk back to us in the comments!


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Reader Comments (16)

Thank you so much guys again! It was great.
I could have done with a little less Adele :p

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

I just want to say that, unlike "Flight" and "Hope Springs," I loved the music cues for the podcast. I don't know why they didn't just let you score those movies, Nathaniel :D

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBVR

I blow kisses to each one of you! Paul Scofield as Nell. Hilarious!

I don't like Nell very much. The only thing that sticks with me is the thought of how disappointing must be to be in the wild, get discovered and deflowered by Liam Neeson and then realize the rest of men are nothing like him.

That chain you start at the end of the podcast is so much fun, but also endless I'm afraid. I usually do it when I'm waiting for the tube.

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Can not WAIT to see M'Lynncoln!

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

As always, great podcast. A few thoughts:

--I had the same feeling about the end of Lincoln. I had been telling my friends that it should have ended with the walk down the hallway, but I may love Katey's suggestion that it end in the carriage even more.

--So glad to see that others had problems with the morals of Flight. My audience was so pro-Denzel that, in each of the moments where the pains of addiction were so strong and so depressing, the audience was more prone to giggle at how much this guy could put away.

--And finally, I always say that if we must continue with the movies-to-musicals trend currently ruling Broadway, the next one should be an adaptation of Nell. Imagine the spectacular modern dance number "Tay in da Wiiin"! Tonys all around!

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

fave oscar podcast... thanks guys

I'm surprised by the critical embrace of Lincoln. I liked it a lot but i wasn't bowled over by it. But for this subject they couldn't have made it better , in fact they took a history lesson made it an enthralling procedural and added lots of humour.

I thought it lacked adding the personal and emotional resonance to the history lesson. I may be contradicting Nathaniel in saying that Kushner bridges personal and political. usually but not this time. The Gloria Reuben / DDL scene was false and extraneous as was the whole JGL subplot.

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermurtada

Funniest podcast on the web.

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVictor S

I play Adele's "Skyfall" every day. Several times too. I guess i've been so Adele starved for something fresh since 21 hit the stratosphere and got massively overplayed.

Seeing "Skyfall" in the theaters didn't help either. Especially how it sounded even better during the gorgeous credit sequence.

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDerreck

I'm a diehard Bond fan, so I was happy to be fan serviced (shifty eyes) in the smart ways that it did in Skyfall. Really grown on me since I saw it.

Team Reggie Love/1994 Best Actress. That way you can give Elisabeth Shue the Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas the next year, and all will be right with the world.

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill h

will h -- i sometimes wonder if Shue would still be with us in a more major way if she had won that Oscar?

November 14, 2012 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I am thinking that if "Oscar" life was fair Sarah Silverman would get Sup. Actress Nom. for "Take this waltz"

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersteans

...also Helen Hunt would NOT be nominated for Sup. Actress (for "The Session") since her performance is so insignificant ...

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersteans

steans, maybe not so much insignificant as restrained

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermeli

As always, a hilarious, interesting podcast.

You're right, 1994 was a weird Oscar year, especially for Best Actress. I'm in the Winona Ryder camp, myself. I still ADORE that version of Little Women. Frankly, how Susan Sarandon missed out on a nomination in Supporting for that film is beyond me. How DID Jessica Lange win that one? Not enough consensus building around any of the performances?

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdenny

denny, I'm a steadfast supporter of Jessica's victory. I recently revisited her performance in Blue Sky. She maneuvered through a difficult role with characteristic emotional dexterity. Great stuff, and a true movie star performance that resonates still.

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Just wanted to say I love the podcasts :)

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentereurocheese

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