The M&M Report Predicts the 2019 Oscars

Image result for mahershala ali green bookDevin and I are back with our best guesses for this year’s Oscar winners. Here are our respective ballots, compiled separately.

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The M&M Report: Oscars 2019 Preview

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Devin and I discuss some of the major storylines surrounding the upcoming 91st Academy Awards on February 24 and explore why they are so invested in the annual ceremony. In between, we fight about Vice, one of the films that received the most Oscar nominations.

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The M&M Report: Fall 2018 Movies, Reviewed

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Devin and I wrap up 2018 with reviews of some of their favo(u)rite movies of this year:¬†Roma (0:00 – 13:20),¬†Widows (13:20 – 23:20),¬†Can You Ever Forgive Me? (23:20 – 29:00) and¬†The Favourite (29:00 – 37:30). Plus: brief mentions of one movie that Devin saw but Mark didn’t (The Front Runner,¬†) and¬†one movie that Mark watched but Devin didn’t¬†(The Ballad of¬†Buster Scruggs).

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The M&M Report: “SNL” Therapy

Image result for PETE DAVIDSON SNL 44Devin walks me through a therapy session as we unpack the current state of Saturday Night Live.

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Topics:

  • Political satire (0:00 – 19:30)
  • Alec Baldwin (19:30 – 27:00)
  • Weekend Update (27:00 – 38:00)
  • Pete Davidson (38:00 – 46:00)
  • Mark’s theory on hosts (46:00 – 50:00)
  • Why we keep watching (50:00 – End)

Some sketches we discussed:

Other stuff:

The M&M Report: Five Years and Counting

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Mark and Devin celebrate the five-year anniversary of their podcast (!) by exploring their pop culture origin stories and uncovering a few embarrassing secrets along the way.

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Here are some things that were true on Sept. 15, 2013 — the day Mark and Devin released the first episode of The M&M Report:

The #1 song in America was “Roar” by Katy Perry.

The #1 movie in America was Insidious: Chapter Two.

The host of The Tonight Show was Jay Leno.

The host of The Late Show was David Letterman.

The most recent Beyoncé album was released following months of advance notice.

Cardi B was not yet of legal drinking age.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were not married.

Justin Timberlake was kinda cool — but only for a couple more weeks.

Drake’s music career consisted of one mixtape and two studio albums.

Jonas Brothers were still together.

Bill Cosby was months away from NBC announcing his comeback in a new sitcom.

Donald Trump’s most recent trip to Russia was in 1978.

The M&M Report: 2018 Fall Movie Preview

Mark and Devin look ahead to a busy movie season and preview their most anticipated releases: Widows (2:30-6:00), If Beale Street Could Talk (6:00-9:55), Backseat (9:55-18:05), Roma (18:05-23:15), Mary Queen of Scots (23:15-25:15), First Man (25:15-31:55) and The Land of Steady Habits (31:55).

Nicole Holofcener profile in the New Yorker.

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