It's the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony and Garvis 3 and Kayla weigh in with their predictions (Garvis 2 and Brett announced their picks during Episode 65 Wings). Then after the ceremony ends the Garvi and Kayla discuss the ceremony and how well their picks panned out (Brett will reveal his thoughts on Episode 66 Kung fu Hustle).
This week the Cinema Toast Crunch crew wraps up Oscar month with the first film ever to win Best Picture, 1927's Wings. Can a two hour and twenty four minute long silent film still hold up? Can our CTC crew hold up and stay awake for the entire running time? Garvis 2 and Brett are here this week to give you the answers.
In addition to new release news for theaters and home video, we also have some Oscar talk as we head into Sunday's ceremony. Brett and Garvis2 give you their picks in all 24 categories. Garvis 3 will have to phone his picks in later as car trouble prevented him from making it this week. Also if Garvis2 sounds a little odd this week, it's because he had the wrong mic. This is what happens when the normal tech guy/show runner plays hooky.
Oscar month rolls on with the Best Picture winner of 1976, Rocky. There's lots of differing opinions on this film going in to the podcast, but what will the crew think after watching (or re-watching) Rocky?
Also we talk about the BAFTAs and new release news for home video and in theaters.
Oscar month rolls on with Brett's choice of The Deer Hunter from 1978. We talk about the film, it's place in Oscar history, and it's place in the war film genre. It's another interesting and entertaining discussion with two hosts having grown up during the Viet Nam war, and one that only heard about it when he wasn't sleeping through history class.
The Cinema Toast Crunch crew also discusses the winners of the DGA and what this could mean for the Oscars. New release news covers lots of new DVDs and Blu-rays as well as new theatrical films (Lego Batman anyone?).
It's week one of our Oscar Month celebration as we watch and discuss Grand Hotel, the Best Picture winner from 1932. This was the first all star, multi-story film to fill the silver screen and Hollywood responded by bestowing it with the Best Picture trophy. But how well does it hold up? Was it truly the "Best Picture" of 1932? The Cinema Toast Crunch crew discusses all of these questions and more.
Also in the Oscar realm, Garvis 2 and Brett each watched an Oscar nominated film last week. Brett discusses La La Land nominated for 14 Oscars at this month's ceremony. Garvis talks about The Racket from 1928 which competed for Best Picture against Wings at the very first Oscars.
Plus the results of the SAGs throws the Oscar race a few curve balls which we discuss in our awards talk. All this and new release news in an extra long episode packed with the patented Cinema Toast Crunch mix of fun and information.