The M&M Report: Catching Up with Erin

Devin and I called Erin Vail to get her thoughts on Get OutBig Little LiesThe Young PopeRogue One: A Star Wars Story and more. It was not always cordial.

0:00-18:00: Get Out

18:00-30:00: Big Little Lies

30:00-38:15: The Young Pope

38:15-End: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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The M&M Report: Instant Reaction to the 2017 Oscars

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Devin and I just finished watching the 2017 Oscars. Here are our instant reactions to the highs and lows. (Holy &!S(!(*&G&&!()!))!**!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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The M&M Report Predicts the 2017 Oscars

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Few things in life are predictable anymore…but Devin and I are trying anyway. Here are our respective ballots, compiled separately. (Two M&M Report episodes worth listening to before the show: our knock-down-drag-out fight over La La Land, and our Oscar preview with discussions of six other nominated films.)

And the winners on Sunday night’s show, starting at 8:30 p.m., will be:

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The M&M Report: Previewing the Oscars

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Devin and I discussed six Oscar-nominated movies and previewed this year’s telecast one week in advance of the 89th Annual Academy Awards on ABC. We’ll be back later this week with our competing ballots, and immediately after the show with an instant reaction to the show.

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Timecodes

Hacksaw Ridge: 0:00-6:50

Arrival: 6:50-12:00

Lion: 12:00-17:30

Fences: 17:30-23:15

Hidden Figures: 23:15-31:15

20th Century Women: 31:15-37:05

Thoughts on next week’s ceremony: 37:05-End

On President Obama’s First Day in Office…

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As of Jan. 20, 2009:

Jimmy Fallon was not the host of a late-night show on NBC.

Conan O’Brien hadn’t even hosted The Tonight Show yet.

Michael Jackson was still alive.

There was no such thing as Snapchat.

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The M&M Report: The Pop Culture President

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On the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, Devin and I look back on eight years of President Obama’s radical, unprecedented interactions with American popular culture. Topics include late-night talk shows, podcasts, stand-up comedy, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the NBA draft, Black-ishKey and PeeleHamilton and more.

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The M&M Report: “La La Land”

Devin loved La La Land. I…liked it, with some reservations. We talked it out on the latest M&M Report.

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PROGRAMMING NOTE: A couple months ago, we made a behind-the-scenes change. If you’re already subscribed to The M&M Report on iTunes or the podcast provider of your choice, and you haven’t done so already, you need to RE-SUBSCRIBE in order to receive new episodes in your feed. We know this extra step will be annoying, but we’re excited about what it means for the future of the podcast. Tell your friends!