Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Episode 618: Bad Dates in Movies

It's once again the Day of Love at The Deucecast Movie Show, and that means d$, Mikey, and #XLessDrEarl are joined once again by The Burge himself, Jeremy "Miss Independent" Burgess -- and the Film Four are here to break down the "Coyote vs Acme" drama over at Warner Brothers, and to discuss Jeremy's thoughts on the Oscar nominations.

Then, the Top Five Bad Dates in Movies... whether it's weekends away that go horribly awry, nights that fall apart, or even awkward dinners and special events, it's all those times on screen when characters just can't make it click -- from news station anchor love to the Frank or the Beans to speed dating with Seth Rogan to unfortunate run ins at German restaurants and spicy foods.

Then, the 7th Annual Burgentine's Day, when the show crew, plus a selected few, assign Valentines themed films for Jeremy's viewing pleasure, including TiMER (Chef Melissa) and Charade (d$) and Say Anything... (Dr Earl) and Paperback Hero (Aussie Nate) to Gross Pointe Blank (Mikey)

Plus, stick around for the ending, with lots more random chatter about all of it.

Movies discussed tonight, and where to find them at the time of recording:

40 Year Old Virgin (Hulu)
Along Came Polly (Peacock Premium)
Back to the Future (for rental)
Basic Instinct (Amazon Prime; Paramount+; MGM+; Showtime)
Batman Forever (TubiTV; MAX)
Broadcast News (Starz)
Can't Hardly Wait (for rental)
Charade (Amazon Prime; TubiTV; FreeVee)
Clueless (Paramount+; Showtime)
Date Night (MAX)
Fargo (MAX)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (for rental)
Gross Pointe Blank (for rental)
The Fisher King (for rental)
Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (Disney+)
The Love Birds (Netflix)
Natural Born Killers (MAX)
Paperback Hero (unavailable)
Pulp Fiction (MAX)
Say Anything... (Showtime)
Taxi Driver (TubiTV)
There's Something About Mary (STARZ)
TiMER (unavailable)

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Episode 617: Oscars 10 to 5

While Mikey and d$ looked ahead to the movies to come for 2024 in last week's auction ep (thanks to Roth from Wyoming and Lil G, aka The Spawn of Ryfun, aka the Pride of Columbus, Garrizzle Ryfizzle for joining us), this week... we take a look at the past.

It's Hollywood Lore that the Best Picture nominee list went from 5 to anywhere from 7 to 10 after "The Dark Knight" was denied the honor in 2008's list (hence, 2009's list of 10 films!), but we wondered what would happen if they kept it at 5 films only... 

Meaning, in some years, the list needed to be culled by a couple of films... in others, as many as 5 had to be cut.  It's a great discussion on movies loved and not-so-loved, movies worthy and therefore argued over, and movies passed over quickly, lucky to have been mentioned at all. 

List of Best Picture nominees each year from 2009 to current - first nominee listed was the Best Picture winner from the year, aside from 2024's list.  Beginning in 2013, movies with an * denotes Deucie Winner for Best Picture in that year. 

2009

  • ·        The Hurt Locker
  • ·        Avatar
  • ·        The Blind Side
  • ·        District 9
  • ·        An Education
  • ·        Inglorious Basterds
  • ·        Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire
  • ·        A Serious Man
  • ·        Up
  • ·        Up in the Air

2010

  • ·        The King’s Speech
  • ·        Black Swan
  • ·        The Fighter
  • ·        Inception
  • ·        The Kids are All Right
  • ·        127 Hours
  • ·        The Social Network
  • ·        Toy Story 3
  • ·        True Grit
  • ·        Winter’s Bone

2011

  • ·        The Artist
  • ·        The Descendants
  • ·        Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • ·        The Help
  • ·        Hugo
  • ·        Midnight in Paris
  • ·        Moneyball
  • ·        The Tree of Life
  • ·        War Horse

 

2012

  • ·        Argo
  • ·        Amour
  • ·        Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • ·        Django Unchained
  • ·        Life of Pi
  • ·        Lincoln
  • ·        Les Miserables
  • ·        Silver Linings Playbook
  • ·        Zero Dark Thirty

2013

  • ·        12 Years a Slave
  • ·        American Hustle*
  • ·        Captain Phillips
  • ·        Dallas Buyers Club
  • ·        Gravity
  • ·        Her
  • ·        Nebraska
  • ·        Philomena
  • ·        The Wolf of Wall Street

2014

  • ·        Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • ·        American Sniper
  • ·        Boyhood
  • ·        The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • ·        The Imitation Game
  • ·        Selma
  • ·        The Theory of Everything
  • ·        Whiplash*

 

2015

  • ·        Spotlight
  • ·        The Big Short
  • ·        Bridge of Spies
  • ·        Brooklyn
  • ·        Mad Max: Fury Road*
  • ·        The Martian
  • ·        The Revenant
  • ·        Room

 2016

  • ·        Moonlight
  • ·        Arrival
  • ·        Fences
  • ·        Hacksaw Ridge
  • ·        Hell or High Water
  • ·        Hidden Figures
  • ·        La La Land
  • ·        Lion
  • ·        Manchester by the Sea*

2017

  • ·        The Shape of Water
  • ·        Call Me By Your Name
  • ·        Darkest Hour
  • ·        Dunkirk
  • ·        Get Out
  • ·        Lady Bird
  • ·        Phantom Thread
  • ·        The Post
  • ·        Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
(D(Deucie Best Picture winner was "BladeRunner 2049", not nominated in the Academy Awards)

2018

  • ·        Green Book
  • ·        Black Panther
  • ·        BlacKKKlansman
  • ·        Bohemian Rhapsody
  • ·        The Favourite*
  • ·        Roma
  • ·        A Star Is Born
  • ·        Vice

 2019

  • ·        Parasite
  • ·        Ford v Ferrari
  • ·        The Irishman
  • ·        Jojo Rabbit
  • ·        Joker
  • ·        Little Women
  • ·        Marriage Story
  • ·        1917
  • ·        Once Upon a Time in Hollywood*

2020

  • ·        Nomadland
  • ·        The Father
  • ·        Judas and the Black Messiah
  • ·        Mank
  • ·        Minari*
  • ·        Promising Young Woman
  • ·        Sound of Metal
  • ·        The Trial of the Chicago 7

 2021

  • ·        CODA*
  • ·        Belfast
  • ·        Don’t Look Up
  • ·        Drive My Car
  • ·        Dune
  • ·        King Richard
  • ·        Licorice Pizza
  • ·        Nightmare Alley
  • ·        The Power of the Dog
  • ·        West Side Story 

2022

  • ·        Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • ·        All Quiet on the Western Front
  • ·        Avatar: The Way of Water
  • ·        The Banshees of Inisherin
  • ·        Elvis
  • ·        The Fabelmans
  • ·        Tar
  • ·        Top Gun: Maverick*
  • ·        Triangle of Sadness
  • ·        Women Talking 

2023

  • ·        American Fiction
  • ·        Anatomy of a Fall
  • ·        Barbie
  • ·        The Holdovers
  • ·        Killers of the Flower Moon
  • ·        Maestro
  • ·        Oppenheimer
  • ·        Past Lives
  • ·        Poor Things
  • ·        The Zone of Interest