So… here we go again. Sort of.
I didn’t mention this before because I wasn’t entirely sure if this was going to turn into a regular thing. You may recall previous attempts by the same parties to do a podcast, but consistency never proved to be one of our strongest virtues. In the mean time, Sasha had been doing one regularly with Jeff Wells, but that has since run its course. Sasha asked her Awards Daily partner Ryan Adams and me to step in to keep the ball rolling and we agreed. I wasn’t sure if I was just a temp or if this was the start of something new, but we’ve talked quite a bit about it and are a lot more organized, energized and focused than we were last time. I think the first one went pretty well for a first one.
This time we’ll have a much more specific Oscar focus. I’ve never positioned myself as any kind of an Oscar expert and I’m not. I’ll leave that to Sasha and Ryan while also hopefully chiming in with my own note of skepticism and an outsider’s perspective.
The first episode went a little long (also a problem with the former 3-Way Moviegasm), but we covered the current shape of the Best Picture race, the three of us shared our enthusiasm for Rian Johnson’s Looper (an unlikely Oscar pick, but it has my vote over The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers if the Oscars find room for a “popular” film) and I give my thoughts on Tim Burton’s animated Frankenweenie which opens this Friday.
Ideally, these things are going to come out once a week on Mondays. I’ll let you know when they drop and I think you can also subscribe on iTunes.
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