After a victory at the Directors Guild of America Awards, Sam Mendes’s 1917 seems poised for dominance on Oscar night. How did the most exciting race in years become so predictable so quickly? And if there are surprises on February 9, what will they be? Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan debate whether a 1917 Best Picture win would signal a return to unimaginative Academy tradition (1:17). Then they break down the weekend’s box office winners and losers, including Guy Ritchie’s tasteless but entertaining crime romp The Gentlemen (22:32).
Has ‘1917’ Already Locked Up Best Picture? And Is That Bad for the Academy Awards?
After a victory at the Directors Guild of America Awards, Sam Mendes’s ‘1917’ seems poised for dominance on Oscar night
Mike and Jesse preview the MLB Playoffs’ effect on card values and react to Week 3 NFL performances
CC and Ryan discuss the AL wild-card race and analyze the Blue Jays’ beef with the Rays over a dropped cheat-sheet index card
Logan and Raja break down how vaccination status will affect the coming season
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