The M&M Report: Instant(-ish) Reaction to the 2018 Oscars

Fish.jpgDevin and I started recording an episode just after finishing the 2018 Oscars. This is not that episode, but it’s close enough.

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The M&M Report Predicts the 2018 Oscars

Shape.jpgHaving finally recovered from last year’s Best Picture snafu, Devin and I are back with our best guesses for this year’s Oscar winners. Here are our respective ballots, compiled separately.

(Devin and I discussed several of this year’s nominated films on our podcast. Do us a favor and check out our thoughts on Get OutBaby Driver and DunkirkThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriLady BirdMolly’s Game and Call Me By Your Name; and Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Post. Subscribe to The M&M Report on iTunes and Spotify, and check your feeds Monday morning for our fifth annual post-Oscars recap, to be recorded just minutes after the telecast ends.)

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The M&M Report: “The Good Place”


On our latest episode, Devin and I try very hard not to spoil The Good Place (0:00-4:50)…and then they just give up and spoil it, because life’s too short (4:50-End).

After you listen, check out TV critic Alison Herman’s interview about the show with her philosopher father.

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The M&M Report: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “The Post”


West Coast correspondent Erin Vail returns to nerd out with me and Devin over Star Wars: The Last Jedi (0:00-23:20). Then they poke gentle fun at The Post for being, well, not unsubtle (23:20-38:50). Before she leaves, Erin drops a few pop culture recommendations of her own (38:50-end).

For more Erin content, check out her podcast, writing for The Prompt and consistently delightful Twitter feed.

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The M&M Report: “Molly’s Game” and “Call Me By Your Name”


Devin and I review Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut and the most luscious romance of the year. (They’re not the same movie.) (And no, we didn’t plan for the titles of the two subjects of this episode to rhyme.)

Happy new year!

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Goodbye, 2017


I couldn’t let 2017 slip away without indulging one more look back at the year in pop culture. Here are a few things that brought me joy. (And here are a few more.)

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