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Wednesday
Mar012017

Podcast: Oscar Afterglow... or is that Sleep Deprivation?

Katey phones in from Los Angeles to talk Oscar night with Nathaniel and Joe in New York and Nick in Chicago. What a crazy night that was, huh? Some of us didn't sleep much. We talk about that shocking messy finale, the history-making decision to name Moonlight Best Picture, debate which celebrity was having the most fun on the big night, judge the musical performances, name the craft wins we were confused by, and answer the age old question: junior mints or twizzlers?

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunes. Continue the conversations in the comments, won't you? 

P.S. The podcast will return at the end of the month for a new season. If we get a few more patron saints this week I'll buy a professional mic. 

89th Oscars, Reactions. Season Finale

Tuesday
Feb282017

So how did Jimmy Kimmel do? A conversation

EDITOR'S NOTE: Hello readers. My brain is always so scattered post Oscar. The hosting gig, which so occupies discussions of the show each year in real life and online, is curiously the part of the show that I always find least interesting. I'm there for the movies and the celebrities, not the jokes.

But recognizing that this is an uncommon blind spot, I asked three of our contributors, Sean Donovan, Chris Feil, and Eric Blume to weigh in on Jimmy Kimmel as host. They're joined by new team member Kim Rogers, who is a talented actress I saw in a play a couple of years ago, who also likes to blog. Naturally they didn't quite obey the Kimmel directive... but who can concentrate on one topic with Oscar's Envelope Gate and Trevante Rhodes running around in his undies. Here is their conversation. - Nathaniel R 

CHRIS: So how well has everyone studied the Oscar Zapruder film of the Moonlight team taking the stage?

SEAN: I feel like it could be the next season of SERIAL- unpacking who had what envelope when, and why, and how many duplicates? so many questions


CHRIS: First of which: has anyone checked on Trevante Rhodes? Is he ok?

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Tuesday
Dec062016

Jimmy Kimmel Is Your Oscar Host

Chris here with a long-awaited announcement. After months of waiting we finally have our Oscar host: comedian Jimmy Kimmel. The choice is somewhat expected considering The Oscars will be on ABC and he's their current flagship late-nighter. If Kimmel is either overly safe or uninspired, remember things could be even worse: Jimmy Fallon is hosting the Golden Globes and James Corden is hosting the Grammys. Maybe we should find hosting options beyond the James/Jimmys of the world?

The next concern is what a Kimmel-hosted Oscarcast will look and sound like. Oscar hosts typically have at least nine months to prepare, so might he just rely on his standard late-night schtick? One shudders to think what a Mean Tweets segment might look like with our favorites like Viola Davis being potential victims. However, wouldn't it be something to see Isabelle Huppert lead one of those "I ate all of your Halloween candy" pranks - like duping the eventual nominees into believing their nomination has been revoked?

Kimmel pulled off some good notices for hosting the Emmys, but he doesn't have much of a film background. We'll see if he does enough catch up on this year's films to make the smooth transition. What do you think of Kimmel as a host?