My Own 88th Annual Academy Awards – Part II (Their Nominees)

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by Brian Surber

Hello again! Here is Part II of My Own 88th Annual Academy Awards were I pick the winners of the actual nominees. I have ranked all the nominees in order of what I would vote for.

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My Own 88th Annual Academy Awards – Part I (My Nominees)

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by Brian Surber

It’s almost Oscar night and in honor of this year’s awards I have decided to split this year’s My Own 88th Annual Academy Awards post into two. This first part is all about if I had my way. It’s the same as the post last year, but different.

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[Episode 101] The Second Annual Podcademy Awards B-Sides: The Categories They Rejected

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“I’m a sneaky lil’ buster.”

Oh, It’s a Podcast presents…The Second Annual Podcademy Awards B-Sides: The Categories They Rejected. Brian and Noah are back from the 100th Episode festivities to school the Oscars on the awards they should be giving out.

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[Episode 97] The 2nd Annual Podcademy Award Nominations

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“We couldn’t be more adorable.” “Or more talented.” “Or more Oscar nominated!”

Oh, It’s a Podcast Presents…The 2nd Annual Podcademy Award Nominations. Brian and Noah got up bright and early to bring you all the hot takes on this year’s Academy Award nominations.

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[Episode 75] Podcast News 10/18/15

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Oh, It’s a Podcast present…Podcast News. Brian and Noah cover the new Mummy, a director for Black Panther, the future of the Mad Max franchise, and much more on this week’s Podcast News.

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Film Review – Bridge of Spies

by Brian Surber

It is a difficult and interesting task to critique a Steven Spielberg film. He is arguably our country’s greatest cinematic storyteller; whose wide-ranging and history-defining filmography is among the most impressive ever seen. It’s only natural at some point to judge his new film among his past works and therefore there tend to be a few challenges. First of which being that his best works (E.T.Raiders of the Lost ArkSchindler’s ListMunich, etc.) rank with the best films of all time. The second being that his weaker films (AmistadThe TerminalWar of the Worlds, etc.) are still pretty damn good. Putting a film lower on his list may seem like a mark against it, but it usually means it’s just really really good. And so we come to Bridge of Spies, Spielberg’s fourth film with Tom Hanks (and 3rd best, again not a bad thing), a film so good and so well made it merely counts a mid-level Spielberg. It’s really a shame more movies aren’t simply average Spielberg.

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