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“Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” Win the #Oscars – Recap

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Welcome to The I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast – Special Oscar Edition. The Oscars just ended and we just finished recording our recap. Gravity wins all the technical awards, “Dallas Buyer’s Club” wins all the acting awards and “12 Years a Slave” wins Best Picture.

Why do we watch the Oscars? How do you define the best? My favorite movie was “American Hustle,” but is it better than “12 Years a Slave?” How do you answer that? Overall I was happy with the winners, but I would have been happy if the night went in a completely different direction most likely.

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We spend a lot of time talking about “12 Years a Slave” and it really affected all three of us. Slavery was the American Holocaust and we never refer to it that way. Sean points out that there are pictures of slave owners on our money…still. Hitler’s not on any money in Germany…think about that.

There were great moments on Sunday night. Lupita Nyong’o’s acceptance speech was amazing. Matthew McConaughey’s was a lot of fun. Jared Leto was great. Ellen was funny, but the show was too long. Too many pointless montages, too many pointless musical numbers. The big losers of the night were John Travolta and Bette Midler. Let’s not forget about Kim Novak’s Face.

All Right, All Right, All Right and the Nominees Are…

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Welcome to The I Hate Critics. The Golden Globes are over, as are the Critics Choice Awards, The Screen Actor’s Guild and the Oscars have made their nominations. We talk about it with excitement then unfortunately move onto “Devil’s Due,” “Ride Along,” “The Nut Job” and “Jake Ryan: The Shadow Recruit”

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Our undisputed classic is “The Tree of Life.” Josh absolutely loves this movie, as does Sean. I’m kind of an idiot and I hate it for the exact same reason Josh and Sean love it…although they’d probably say I don’t get it.

This week in 1984 “The Buddy System” and “Scandalous” came out and then went away.

Our trailers this week are:

“Adult World”
“Anita”
“Californian Schemer”
“Mr. Peabody and Sherman”

2013 Year in Review: The Wolf of Wall Street & Grudge Match

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Welcome to The I Hate Critics 2013 year in review. First we’re going to talk about Justin Bieber’s “Believe.” It was dumb so we moved on to the highly anticipated “Grudge Match.” Sean liked it!!!! “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” divides Sean and Josh. “The Wolf of Wall Street” pisses both Sean and Bob while Josh watched Keanu Reeve’s career flash before his eyes.

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Sean

1983

10) “Yentl”
9) “National Lampoon’s Vactaion”
8) “War Games”
7) “Mr. Mom”
6) “Cujo”
5) “Easy Money”
4) “Silkwood”
3) “Risky Business”
2) “The Right Stuff”
1) “Return of the Jedi”

2013

10) “12 Years a Slave”
9) “Tim’s Vermeer”
8) “American Hustle”
7) “The Way Way Back”
6) “Gravity”
5) “To the Wonder”
4) “Before Midnight”
3) “Blue Jasmine”
2) “Her”
1) “Inside Llewyn Davis”

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Bob

1983

10) “All the Right Moves”
9) “Private School”
8) “The Big Chill”
7) “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life”
6) “Christine”
5) “Cujo”
4) “Silkwood”
3) “National Lampoon’s Vacation”
2) “The Evil Dead”
1) “Trading Places”

2013

10) “Frozen”
9) “Through the Never”
8) “The Heat”
7) “This is the End”
6) “Don Jon”
5) “Out of the Furnace”
4) “The Way Way Back”
3) “The Dirties”
2) “Gravity”
1) “American Hustle”

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Josh

1983

10) “Cujo”
9) “Without a Trace”
8) “Something Wicked This Way Come”
7) “Terms of Endearment”
6) “Risky Business”
5) “The Outsiders”
4) “Trading Places”
3) “Mr. Mom”
2) “Return of the Jedi”
1) “The Right Stuff”

2013

6) “The Conjuring”
5) “Frozen”
4) “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”
3) “Out of the Furnace”
2) “Gravity”
1) “Before Midnight”

“Twelve Years a Slave” is 2013’s First Oscar Front Runner

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Welcome to “I Hate Critics” The World’s Greatest Movie Podcast. “12 Years a Slave” is this years first real Oscar contender and Sean predicts that Chiwetel Ejiofor is a sure win for Best Actor. I’m always hesitant when Hollywood takes on racism and based on Sean’s recommendation I’m excited that “12 Years a Slave” seems to have knocked it out of the park.

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“The Best Man Holiday” a sequel to “The Best Man” came out this weekend as well. Like it’s predecessor “The Best Man Holiday” is a very watchable, fun, enjoyable movie with really good acting and really good directing. It’s hard to say much more than that, but check this out instead of the next Katherine Heigl dud.

“The Dallas Buyer’s Club” came out and while it was good, the acting was distracting. When an actor is campaigning for an Oscar sometimes that can be distracting. Only Sean saw it, but he couldn’t stop staring at Matthew McConaughey. Maybe it was just Sean, but it took him out of the movie.

The ‘Undisputed Classic’ is “Badlands.” As a fan of messed up serial killer movies and not really digging on Terrence Malick’s abstract films I was curious how I would take “Badlands.” I love “Badlands.” It will go down as one of my favorite movies. It’s a serial killer movie told from a fairy tale perspective.

Sean sat down this week and watched “Yentl” beginning to end and he had the balls to say it was good, so there’s that.”Yentl” along with “Nate and Hayes” came out in 1983.

Our trailers this week are: “Divergent,” “Maleficent,” “Cuban Fury,” “Noah,” “Man of Steel: Honest Trailer,” “Tar.”

I Hate Critics Ep. 23 – Man of Steel, Need We Say More? Ok We Will, This is the End and Before Midnight. A Critics Dream Weekend

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Podcast, a movie podcast. When being a movie critic is your day job you have to see literally every movie that comes to your local theater. Some weekends critics dread, but not this weekend. This weekend saw three solid movies in Man of Steel, This is the End and Before Midnight. There was no sleep test, we didn’t have time to sleep.

This weeks podcast is jam packed full of three movies that are great in their own right.

 

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This weeks trailers.

Don Jon


Magic Magic

Elysium

300: Rise of an Empire

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