Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 30: The Fighter, Winter’s Bone, The Kids Are All Right, and 127 Hours

The Fighter.  Both Christian Bale and Melissa Leo won Oscars for their supporting roles.  Although it isn’t exactly clear who they’re supporting, it doesn’t seem to be Mark Wahlberg.″

Winter’s Bone.  Hillbilly noir or one of last year’s better films?″

The Kids Are All Right.  Who are these people?  Is this just your standard issue Hollywood love triangle tricked out in lesbian drag to make it seem “new and edgy,” or is it actually some kind of science fiction film that takes place in an alternate universe populated by annoying, self-centered people who actually say things like “all right” and “groovy”?″

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Cinema Misfits Podcast: Bonus 83rd Academy Awards Episode (audio)″

For your listening pleasure, a special episode we hesitate to call “a bonus.”  But really, how bad can this year’s Academy Awards show be?   The 83rd time’s a charm, right?  If you missed the live telecast (or just happen to be a masochist), listen and decide for yourself.  Hey, our version has this going for it– it’s less than a third of the original running time.

Cinema Misfits Podcast: Bonus Academy Awards Episode (audio)

Join the Misfits for an evening at the Oscars — or anyway in front of a big screen TV, watching the Oscars.  All the predictability and tedium of the original three and a half hour show in less than a third of the time.  It’s a show Lou enthusiastically describes as “nice.”″

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Why, Oh Why?

Every now and then, the mad  geniuses at the Motion Picture Academy drop a little bombshell of an announcement:

The 82nd Academy Awards to feature TEN nominees!

That’s AMPAS president Sid Ganis in the picture, looking all pleased with himself after making this riveting announcement.  Notice he’s backed by two posters exhorting the anniversary of what many believe to be the greatest year in American Cinema, 1939.  Perhaps Sid is under the impression that 2009 will be the next 1939.  Sid, dream on.

This.  Is.  So.  Wrong.

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