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Friday, February 28, 2020

The 2020 Deucie Award Nominations

Here are the official nominations for the 7th Annual Deucie Awards;  awards to be presented on Episode 421, released on March 11th.

By the numbers:
Most nominations: Little Women (9)... Marriage Story (7)... Knives Out (5)... Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (5)... Parasite (5)... A Hidden Life (4)... Bombshell (4)

BEST PICTURE

  1. 1917
  2. A Hidden Life
  3. Knives Out
  4. Little Women
  5. Marriage Story
  6. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
  7. Parasite


AWARD FOR DIRECTING ACHIEVEMENT BY A DIRECTOR WHO DIRECTED

  1. Noah Baumbach, "Marriage Story"
  2. Greta Gerwig, "Little Women"
  3. Bong Joon Ho, "Parasite"
  4. Terrance Malick, "A Hidden Life"
  5. Sam Mendes, "1917"
  6. Quentin Tarantino, "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood"


BEST ACTOR

  1. Christian Bale, "Ford v Ferrari"
  2. Leonardo DiCaprio, "Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood"
  3. Adam Driver, "Marriage Story"
  4. Eddie Murphy, "Dolemite is My Name"
  5. Joaquin Phoenix, "Joker"
  6. Adam Sandler, "Uncut Gems"


BEST ACTRESS

  1. Akwafina, "The Farewell"
  2. Scarlett Johansson, "Marriage Story"
  3. Lupita Nyong'o, "US"
  4. Florence Pugh, "Midsommar"
  5. Saoirse Ronan, "Little Women"
  6. Charlize Theron, "Bombshell"


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  1. Alan Alda, "Marriage Story"
  2. Timothee Chalamet, "Little Women"
  3. Daniel Craig, "Knives Out"
  4. Al Pacino, "The Irishman"
  5. Joe Pesci, "The Irishman"
  6. Brad Pitt, "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood"


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  1. Laura Dern, "Little Women"
  2. Rebecca Ferguson, "Doctor Sleep"
  3. Scarlett Johansson, "JoJo Rabbit"
  4. Thomasin McKenzie, "JoJo Rabbit"
  5. Florence Pugh, "Little Women"
  6. Margot Robbie, "Bombshell"


THE JACOB PINKY AWARD FOR BEST BRAIN CANDY FILM

  1. Doctor Sleep
  2. Fast & Furious Present: Hobbs & Shaw
  3. Ford v Ferrari
  4. John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum
  5. Jumanji The Next Level


BEST ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  1. Noah Baumbach, "Marriage Story"
  2. Greta Gerwig, "Little Women"
  3. Rian Johnson, "Knives Out"
  4. Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won Han, "Parasite"
  5. Quentin Tarantino, "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood"


BEST ANIMATED FILM

  1. Frozen 2
  2. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  3. Missing Link
  4. Toy Story 4
  5. Wonder Park


BEST SONG OR SCORE

  1. Bombshell, music by Theodore Shapiro, featuring Caroline Shaw, Petra Haden, Susanna Hoffs
  2. A Hidden Life, music by James Newton Howard
  3. Joker, music by Hildur Guonadittior
  4. "I Punched Keanu Reeves" from "Always Be My Maybe", music and lyrics by Randall Park and Dan the Automator
  5. Little Women, music by Alexandre Desplat
  6. Uncut Gems, music by Daniel Lopatin


BEST CAST ENSEMBLE

  1. Avengers Endgame
  2. Bombshell
  3. Knives Out
  4. Little Women
  5. Parasite


BEST MOTION PICTURE DRAMA 

  1. Dark Waters
  2. A Hidden Life
  3. Marriage Story
  4. Parasite
  5. Uncut Gems


BEST MOTION PICTURE COMEDY

  1. Always Be My Maybe
  2. Dolemite is My Name
  3. JoJo Rabbit
  4. Knives Out
  5. Late Night


BEST MOTION PICTURE ACTION

  1. 1917
  2. 6 Underground
  3. Avengers Endgame
  4. Fast & Furious Present: Hobbs & Shaw
  5. John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum


BEST FANTASY / SCI FI

  1. Avengers Endgame
  2. Captain Marvel
  3. Doctor Sleep
  4. Spider-Man Far From Home
  5. Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker



Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Episode 419: The Decade by Genre Pt 2

What's better than almost two hours spent, discussing six genres of films in the 2010s?  Another 90 minutes more with the guys talking about six more genres!

Mikey, Dave, and #TwitterlessDrEarl are again joined by Friend of the Show, Miss Independent himself Jeremy Burgess, to tackle even more films in the years spanning 2010 to 2019.

First up, birthday movies, with classics like "Hot Tub Time Machine", "Major Payne", "Romeo Must Die", and even "Baby: Secret of a Lost Legend" all coming upon 10, 20, even 35 years from release.

Jeremy also gives a heads up about a few indie films to keep an eye on.

Then, the rest of the decade, with the guys giving their top three in genres like Comedy... Sci/Fi Fantasy... Documentaries... Action movies... even guilty pleasures... and wild card round of Potent Potables.

Expect lots of love for a Mission Impossible flick... Mad Max's glorious return... Sandler's gems... Mikey's love for the man behind the Winnebago... and of course, Dave's pick for the best bicycle messenger movie ever.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Episode 418: The Decade by Genre Pt 1

The first decade of The Deucecast Movie Show has ended -- as the show counts the commonlaw definition between 2010 and 2019 -- and the crew is ready to discuss the best films of the last ten years.

With an upcoming special featuring the Top Ten of the 2010s, it's important to discuss many of the other films that were loved and beloved by Mikey, Dave, #TwitterlessDrEarl, and Friend of the Show Burgess.

In this first of two parts, the show features six of twelve genres - drama, animated, family, comic book films, indie movies, and horror/thriller films -- and each of the team gives their top three, genre by genre.

You'll get a look at what makes Captain America Civil War so great... the joy of Paddington...  lots of Wes Anderson and Terrence Malick love... Burgess hates families... why The Social Network might be a perfect film... THEY KNEW from Spotlight... the horror of Black Swan... Dave's pick for the possible best script of the 2010s... and much, much more. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Episode 417: Burgentines Day Nomination ReFlicktions

Happy Heart Day, a mere few days away, and Mikey and Dave are in-studio to celebrate.  On the Binder & Binder Law Hotline, the #TwitterlessDrEarl calls in, taking a break from the kidney transplant he was performing.

Also calling in for Burgentine's Day III, Miss Independent himself Jeremy Burgess, to discuss the movies assigned to him to watch for this week of romance.  Which film will be his #1?  And which show contributor assigned him the worst of the bunch (the answer may shock you!)

Along the way, the nominations for the 7th annual Deucie Awards are announced... with Little Women receiving 9 nominations... Marriage Story getting 7... Knives Out, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Parasite getting 5 each... A Hidden Life and Bombshell with 4... 1917, JoJo Rabbit, Doctor Sleep, Avengers Endgame, and Uncut Gems getting 3 each... and another 22 films getting 1-2 each... (the full nomination list will be posted this week)


Movies discussed (and where you can find them at the time of episode posting)
  • 1917 (in theaters)
  • A Hidden Life (in theaters)
  • Southern Rites (HBO doc)
  • Parasite (in theaters)
  • One Day in September (Prime)
  • A Song For You: Austin City Limits (Prime)
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Hulu)
  • Little Women (in theaters)
  • JoJo Rabbit (in theaters)
  • Bad Boys for Life (in theaters)
  • The Gentlemen (in theaters)
  • Klaus (Netflix)
  • I Lost My Body (Netflix)
  • Blow Out (Prime)
  • A Vigilante (Prime)
  • Troop Zero (Hulu)
  • Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (in theaters)
  • Tell Me Who I Am (Netflix)






Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Episode 416: Oscar Travesties

The Oscars are coming in just a few days, and a few days later, the Oscar predictions made before the Oscars but released after the Oscars (get it? got it? good!) but until then Mikey and Dave are here to discuss snubs and travesties.

Up first, Birthday movies, find out which movies dropped 5, 10, 15, 20, even 45 years ago!  Taylor Swift hit the big screen in 2010, Dave had a date in 2000, you were asked to not forget about the Brat Pack in 1985, and much more.

Then, the guys look at recent Oscar history and talk about the biggest mistakes, the biggest snubs, and the biggest travesties of all time... why didnt Mr Rogers get a nod?  Why didnt Ford get a Witness?  How did Art Carney win an award? And so much more...