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Silver Screeners

Episode 80: Oscars countdown with 2022's Blonde and 2011's My Week with Marilyn

Oscars countdown with Silver Screeners continues with a look at two current Best Leading Actress nominees (Ana de Armas in Blonde and Michelle Williams in The Fabelmans), both of whom earned nominations in their careers for their portrayals of Marilyn Monroe in 2022's Blonde and 2011's My Week with Marilyn, respectively. Two films 11 years apart that serve up different interpretations of the one of the most photographed women of the 20th century ... plus, the usual fun facts, poll results, interactive trivia, and listener shout-outs!
00:36:09 2/6/2023

Past Episodes

Silver Screeners
A hunk-hunka-burnin' love and a champion of the world - Oscars countdown with Silver Screeners begins with a look at a current Best Picture and Leading Actor nominee (Austin Butler in Elvis) and a previous Picture nominee and Leading Actor winner (Rami Malek as Freddy Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody)! A look at a pair of biopics of rock stars that brought these two fine actors together in solidarity ... plus, the usual fun facts, poll results, interactive trivia, and listener shout-outs!
00:36:14 1/29/2023
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The 95th annual Academy Awards season is about to descend upon the entertainment industry! So as we tune in to see which celebrity will be the next to prove that they are one chromosome away from being a potato, we'll be revisiting Oscars of the past while doing a deep dive into some of this year's nominees. It's all explained here, along with the usual interactive trivia segment and listener shout-outs! Plus, a new Oscar-focused feature on famous (and notorious) moments from the past.
00:10:36 1/21/2023
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Return guest Chris of The Movie Psycho Podcast and I engage in an Orson Welles two-fer as we discuss The Third Man and Touch of Evil with a side dish of film noir thrown in. Plus, the usual behind-the-scenes fun facts, poll results, interactive trivia, and listener shout-outs!
01:01:11 1/14/2023
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Ring in 2023 with one last Yuletide-themed episode of the season as Stu & Al of The Stu & Al Pod in England join me for a lively debate over which version of A Christmas Carol takes home the tinsel. We quiz each other, talk favorite scenes, and spread joy across the Atlantic. Plus, the usual behind-the-scenes fun facts, trivia segment, and listener shout-outs!
00:49:43 12/31/2022
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December 1940. Miss Shields wants Ralphie to write ... a theme. Randy becomes Mommy's little piggy. The 'Old Man' wins a major award. Schwartz gets his. Flick gets triple-dog-dared. And Ralphie gets to dress up as a pink bunny. Yeet some milk bones next door to keep the Bupkis's dogs at bay so that you can relax and enjoy 7Ceez from the No on 15! All-Cast make a return appearance for a conversation about 1983's cult classic A Christmas Story. Plus, the usual behind-the-scenes fun facts, poll results, interactive trivia segment, and listener shout-outs!
00:57:03 12/24/2022
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75 years ago, the Macy's Santa Claus got drunk at the Thanksgiving parade, paving the way for the real Kris Kringle to step in and replace him. A single divorced career mother didn't want her little girl to grow up believing in fairy tales and myths and legends. The executives at Macy's and the executives at Gimbel's engaged in a Christmas season retail smackdown. And that's just the tip of the tinsel for this endearing holiday classic with Edmund Gwynn in his Oscar-winning performance as Santa, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, and child star Natalie Wood. Plus, the usual behind-the-scenes fun facts, poll results, interactive trivia segment, and listener shout-outs!
00:28:54 12/19/2022
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Special guests Stephen J. Holloran, a UK-based actor and YouTuber, and DaveyA of the podcast I'd Give That 10 Minutes! both join me for a conversation about the first two - or as we say, the only two - Home Alone films. Fun facts, a trivia contest between them, plus the usual poll results, listener trivia segment, and shout-outs!
00:55:20 12/11/2022
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TV has brought us lots of holiday specials and shows, but in the 1980s, two television movies in particular take the tinsel. Two festive, guilty pleasures are embraced as we revisit two sets of 6 siblings: the Herdmans, "the worst kids in the whole history of the world," and the Bradys, the family that doesn't know how to give their beloved former maid Alice a seat at the table. Plus, the usual fun facts, poll results, listener trivia segment, and shout-outs! kmm
00:36:33 12/4/2022
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35 years ago, November 1987, writer-director John Hughes threw Steve Martin and John Candy into a race against time to get home for Thanksgiving. A fond look at this comedy classic filled with diverted flights, busted trains, melted speedometers, and one very memorable car rental agent. Plus, the usual behind-the-scenes fun facts, interactive trivia segment, and listener shout-outs!
00:22:05 11/23/2022
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40 years ago, an abandoned extraterrestrial missed his mothership and was stranded on Earth in fear and hopelessness. But nothing that a friendship with a lonely 9-year-old boy and some Reese's Pieces won't cure. 7Ceez from The No on 15! All Cast returns to the show for a nostalgic look back at the Steven Spielberg-directed film that defined a generation and had the Mars Company look at their stock of M&Ms and shake their heads in bitter regret. Plus, the usual fun facts, poll results, and listener trivia segment!
01:12:08 11/16/2022

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