Friday, March 15, 2019

Podcast Episode 237: HBO’s The Case Against Adnan Syed and March Madness Bracket Updates


In this week's episode David and Kyle discuss Internet trolls leaving negative reviews for Captain Marvel and what Rotten Tomatoes is going to do to stop it (2:05). We also discuss why Steven Spielberg is against streaming movies being up for Oscars (13:30). Next we review the series premiere of HBO’s documentary series The Case Against Adnan Syed (22:25). Finally, we discuss the results of round one of our March Madness best picture nominee bracket (33:50).



You can also listen to past episodes of the podcast on iTunes or on our YouTube channel. Also be sure to subscribe to our new Twitch channel! Also be sure to vote in our March Madness bracket where we try and figure out what year the strongest best picture nominees!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Dual Redundancy's March Madness Bracket - Strongest Best Picture Nominees - Round 3



It is March and that only means one thing: March Madness! Inspired by a debate on the podcast we wanted to try and figure out which year had the strongest best picture nominees!

Every week we will have the best picture nominees of each year face up against each other until only one year remains! Some years have a stronger crop of nominees than others and it is time to finally decide which year The Academy had the “best” best picture contenders.

Voting for each round will close on Wednesday night and the next round of match-ups will begin on Thursdays. Keep an eye on the blog, our Twitter feed and each episode’s show notes for the voting link!

Speaking of voting ROUND THREE HAS BEGUN! Please only one vote per person.

How were seeds figured out? Check out our initial blog post or the below video:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Dual Redundancy's March Madness Bracket - Strongest Best Picture Nominees - Round 2


It is March and that only means one thing: March Madness! Inspired by a debate on the podcast we wanted to try and figure out which year had the strongest best picture nominees!

Every week we will have the best picture nominees of each year face up against each other until only one year remains! Some years have a stronger crop of nominees than others and it is time to finally decide which year The Academy had the “best” best picture contenders.

Voting for each round will close on Wednesday night and the next round of match-ups will begin on Thursdays. Keep an eye on the blog, our Twitter feed and each episode’s show notes for the voting link!

Speaking of voting ROUND TWO HAS BEGUN! Please only one vote per person.

How were seeds figured out? Check out our initial blog post or the below video:


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Podcast Episode 236: Recapping the 91st Academy Awards (Oscars 2019)


In this week's episode David, John and Kyle discuss everything from the 91st Academy Awards including how Green Book won best picture and how Spike Lee was not happy about it (1:40). We also hypothesize why Roma lost the big award (16:20) and discuss if the ceremony worked without a host (21:00). Finally, we discuss the results of our annual prediction bet against The Boyle & Rojas Podcast (34:25).



You can also listen to past episodes of the podcast on iTunes or on our YouTube and Twitch channels. Also be sure to vote in our just announced March Madness bracket where we try and figure out what year the strongest best picture nominees!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Dual Redundancy's March Madness Bracket - Strongest Best Picture Nominees - Round 1


It is March and that only means one thing: March Madness! Inspired by a debate on the podcast we wanted to try and figure out which year had the strongest best picture nominees!

Every week we will have the best picture nominees of each year face up against each other until only one year remains! Some years have a stronger crop of nominees than others and it is time to finally decide which year The Academy had the “best” best picture contenders.



How were the seeds figured out you ask? Math! We looked up the average rating of each best picture nominee on the online movie social network service Letterboxd. These ratings were than averaged together to get one rating for each year. For instance, 1994 received a 3.98 because that was the average between Forrest Gump (4.1), Four Weddings and a Funeral (3.3), Pulp Fiction (4.4), Quiz Show (3.7) and The Shawshank Redemption (4.4). If there was any ties in these yearly averages each film’s domestic box office was averaged together for the year. Whatever year had the higher total average between the two took the higher seed. (Box office totals could not be just added together because after 2009 there was more than five best picture nominees).

Voting for each round will close on Wednesday night and the next round of match-ups will begin on Thursdays. Keep an eye on the blog, our Twitter feed and each episode’s show notes for the voting link!

Speaking of voting ROUND ONE HAS BEGUN! Please only one vote per person.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Podcast Episode 235: PEN15, Miracle Workers and Narcos: Mexico


In this week's episode David, John and Kyle discuss the results from the Writers Guild Awards and how that will effect the Oscars (2:05). We also discuss The Academy’s decision to reveal four Oscar winners during the commercial breaks (and then the swift reversal of this decision) (9:10). Next we discuss the claim that the Golden Raspberry Awards are fake (20:40). Finally, we review the series premieres of Hulu’s PEN15 (25:05) and TBS’ Miracle Workers (32:10) before Kyle gives us a mini-review of the first season of Narcos: Mexico (39:45).


You can also listen to past episodes of the podcast on iTunes or on our YouTube channel. Also be sure to subscribe to our new Twitch channel!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Podcast Mini-Episode 234B: More 2019 Oscar Predictions with The Boyle and Rojas Podcast


After predicting the top eight awards for the 91st Academy Awards, David and Kyle are joined again by Nicholas Boyle & Nick Rojas of The Boyle and Rojas Podcast. In this special mini-episode they try and predict two other categories that could have some unique winners at the Academy Awards on Sunday.
 

This episode was originally recorded on February 12th before The Academy reversed their plans of not showing all the categories live. For even more Oscar predictions be sure to check out our main Oscar prediction special. You can also listen to past episodes of the podcast on iTunes, YouTube and our new Twitch channel!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Podcast Episode 234: Predicting the 91st Academy Awards vs. The Boyle and Rojas Podcast


In this week’s episode David and Kyle take on special guests Nicholas Boyle & Nick Rojas of The Boyle and Rojas Podcast in predicting the very unpredictable Oscars. In this special episode they try and forecast who will take home the Oscar in all the major categories for the 91st Academy Awards.



We discuss (in order) best adapted screenplay (7:00), best original screenplay (11:15), best supporting actress (16:55), best supporting actor (20:55), best actress (25:10), best actor (30:10), best director (37:15), and best picture (43:05).



Want even more Oscars? We discussed a few more Oscar categories and have a nomination reaction podcast! You can also listen to past episodes of the podcast on iTunesYouTube and our new Twitch channel!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Podcast Episode 233: Super Bowl LIII and Russian Doll Premiere


In this week's episode David, John and Kyle discuss the lawsuit from “Fiji Water Girl” against Fiji Water (2:00) and how the Fyre Festival documentaries may have led to a TV show for one of their stars (9:15). We also discuss everything from Super Bowl 53 including Maroon 5’s halftime show and the commercials (18:40). Finally, we review the series premiere of Russian Doll entitled “Nothing in This World is Easy” (41:00).



You can also listen to past episodes of the podcast on iTunes or on our YouTube channel. Also be sure to subscribe to our new Twitch channel!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Podcast Episode 232: The Good Place Season 3 and The Other Two Premiere


In this week's episode David, John and Kyle discuss the results of the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards and theorize what this means for the Oscars (2:20). We also discuss Netflix self-reporting huge ratings (12:30) and how a picture of an egg broke Instagram records (22:05). Finally, we review season three of The Good Place (29:00) and the series premiere of Comedy Central’s The Other Two (42:25).



You can also listen to past episodes of the podcast on iTunes or on our YouTube channel. Also be sure to subscribe to our new Twitch channel!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Podcast Episode 231: Celebrity Big Brother 2 and Valley of the Boom


In this week's episode David, John and Kyle discuss the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards including the surprises, the snubs, and how this race got a bit more complicated (2:05). We also discuss Netflix’s pricey awards campaign for Roma (23:45). Next we discuss the first three episodes of Celebrity Big Brother 2 including what we think of the cast (29:05). Finally, we review the series premiere of National Geographic’s docudrama series Valley of the Boom (44:30).



You can also listen to past episodes of the podcast on iTunes or on our YouTube channel. Also be sure to subscribe to our new Twitch channel!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Podcast Episode 230: True Detective and You’re the Worst


In this week's episode David, John and Kyle discuss how the Academy may be forcing presenters to choose between the Oscars and other award shows like the SAG Awards (2:20). We also discuss the competing Fyre Festival documentaries on Hulu and Netflix (10:20). Next we discuss some updates to Black Mirror’s interactive episode Bandersnatch and how Netflix is being sued over it (20:20). Finally we discuss the first two episodes of both True Detective season three (32:50) and You’re the Worst season five (47:00).



You can also listen to past episodes of the podcast on iTunes or on our YouTube channel. Also be sure to subscribe to our new Twitch channel!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Podcast Episode 229: Vice and 2019 Golden Globes


In this week's episode David, John and Kyle look at the Oscar race by discussing the film guild nominations (SAG, DGA, WGA and PGA) as well as the BAFTA nominations (2:30). Next we discuss everything from the 76th Golden Globes including the surprise winners (20:25), how the hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh did (30:30) and all the drama from the red carpet including Fiji Water Girl (37:35). Finally, we review the divisive film Vice starring Christian Bale (45:05).



You can also listen to past episodes of the podcast on iTunes or on our YouTube channel. Also be sure to subscribe to our new Twitch channel!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Podcast Episode 228: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and The Masked Singer


In this week's episode David, John and Kyle discuss the Bird Box challenge and why Netflix warns against it (2:30). We also discuss what were the most binged Netflix originals from 2018 and what are the most popular shows overall (8:30). We then react to the possibility of an “instant replay” feature on Netflix (15:50). Next we review the interactive Black Mirror film entitled “Bandersnatch” (20:25). Finally, we review the series premiere of the reality series The Masked Singer (37:50).



You can also listen to past episodes of the podcast on iTunes or on our YouTube channel. Also be sure to subscribe to our new Twitch channel!