Category: Movies & TV

Reel Life Oscar Challenge Episode 16: 2000s Recap

Michael, Lars, and Kathleen discuss their favorites and least favorites of 9 years of Oscar nominations.

Reel Life Oscar Challenge Episode 15: 2008

Controversy ensues when it turns out Michael, Lars, and Kathleen actually have very different opinions on the Best Picture nominees of 2008. Will they be able to agree on how Benjamin Button should age? Listen to find out!

The films discussed are:

-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1:43)

-Frost/Nixon (15:59)

-Milk (28:16)

-The Reader (40:28)

-Slumdog Millionaire (1:00:30)

Reel Life Oscar Challenge Episode 14: 2007

2007 was a heck of a year for movies, and Michael, Kathleen, and Lars dive all the way in before making some tough choices at the end of the pod.

The films discussed are:

-Atonement (2:04)

-Juno (17:36)

-Michael Clayton (30:26)

-No Country for Old Men (43:35)

-There Will Be Blood (55:16)

Reel Life Oscar Challenge Episode 13: 2006

Michael. Lars, and Kathleen discuss bad Boston accents, the weirdness of monarchies, and beauty pageants as they dive into the Best Picture nominees of 2006. The films discussed are:

-Babel (1:20)

-The Departed (19:00)

-Letters from Iwo JIma (30:25)

-Little Miss Sunshine (41:11)

-The Queen (53:48)

A Thing Like That: The Wheel (S1, E13)

Michael and Kathleen discuss themes of family in “The Wheel.” Spoilers run from 21:00-24:40

A Thing Like That: Nixon vs. Kennedy (S1, E12)

Michael and Kathleen discuss themes of invasion of privacy, entitlement, and a the motif of rooms in “Nixon vs. Kennedy.” Spoilers run from 26:12-33:29.

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