The Best Picture Nominees: Green Book

The Best Picture Nominees: Green Book

The 91st Annual Academy Awards are just one week away and to celebrate I am taking a look at all eight of the year’s selections for Best Picture.  Are they any good?  Let’s take a look: When it comes to dealing with the history of race relations in America, Hollywood usually cranks it out in […]

| February 17, 2019
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The Best Picture Nominees: The Favourite

The Best Picture Nominees: The Favourite

The 91st Annual Academy Awards are just 9 days away and celebrate I am taking a look at all eight of the year’s selections in the Best Picture nominees.  Are they any good?  Let’s take a look: It is a safe bet that most ordinary people are not familiar with the work of Greek film […]

| February 15, 2019
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The Best Picture Nominees: Bohemian Rhapsody

The Best Picture Nominees: Bohemian Rhapsody

The 91st Annual Academy Awards are just 11 days away and to celebrate I am taking a look at all eight of the year’s selections in the Best Picture nominees.  Are they any good?  Let’s take a look. My musical tastes came of age in the early 1980s, arguably a difficult time for rock and […]

| February 13, 2019
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #84: To Be or Not To Be (1942)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #84: To Be or Not To Be (1942)

This episode, Doug and Jerry celebrate Valentine’s Day and a birthday with Ernst Lubitsch’s To Be or Not to Be from 1942. It’s a brilliant, multi-layered romantic comedy that skewers Nazis and brilliantly showcases stars Carol Lombard (in her final film role) and Jack Benny (whose birthday is February 14th). It’s a true masterpiece but […]

| February 11, 2019
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The Best Picture Nominees: Black Panther

The Best Picture Nominees: Black Panther

The 91st Annual Academy Awards are just 13 days away and celebrate I am taking a look at all eight of the year’s selections in the Best Picture nominees. For the rest of my life I will never understand the cynical hate-speak that surrounds success.  Public taste can be fickle, sure, but in the global […]

| February 11, 2019
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The Best Picture Nominees: BlacKkKlansman

The Best Picture Nominees: BlacKkKlansman

The 91st Annual Academy Awards are just 15 days away and celebrate I am taking a look at all eight of the year’s selections in the Best Picture nominees. Once upon a time the release of a new Spike Lee joint came with a set of expectations.  You knew that a new film by this […]

| February 9, 2019
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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

Four years ago, Chris Miller and Phil Lord’s The LEGO Movie arrived in multiplexes with a response of candy-colored shock and awe.  What might have been a soulless corporate shell of a movie (see: The Emoji Movie) turned out to be a brilliant bit of creative thinking that made nearly every other kid’s movie look like […]

| February 7, 2019
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Special Episode: The Day the Music Died (1959-2019)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Special Episode: The Day the Music Died (1959-2019)

This special episode of The Pod Bay Doors commemorates the 60th anniversary of The Day the Music Died, February 3rd, 1959, when rock ‘n’ roll luminaries Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper died in a plane crash outside Clear Lake, Iowa. Join Doug and Jerry as they discuss the impact of this tremendous […]

| February 3, 2019
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