Margot Lee Shetterly is the author of “Hidden Figures,” the bestselling book that inspired the Oscar-nominated film. We discussed how she grew up in Virginia and knew the women portrayed in the film, How the movie went into production while she was still writing the book, and why she wanted to tell this story — and why so many of us had never heard it before.
Ryan Jay is a nationally syndicated radio film critic who joined us to talk all about last night’s ceremonies. We discussed the best picture announcement debacle, Oscar fashion, and Jimmy Kimmel’s performance.
James Berardinelli writes for reelviews.net and called in to chat about this year’s Oscars. We discussed the timing of the ceremonies, the broadcast, why the Best Picture category was expanded (and why they still don’t recognize the films they should), and what movie’s got the momentum to be a winner going into Oscar night.
The Movie Man called in exactly on time and not a second later to give us his thoughts on “Ride Along 2,” “13 Hours,” and why the Oscar nominations are “Straight Outta Diversity.”
This year, The Movie Man stayed home & watched the Oscars on TV and had a much better time. He gave us his thoughts on Will Smith’s new movie “Focus,” Olivia Wilde (not her new movie, just her) and what color that darned dress might be.
Glenn Kenny is a film critic for Roger Ebert’s website and also the author of “Anatomy of An Actor: Robert DeNiro.” Glenn called in to share his thought’s on last night’s ceremonies, and agreed with me that while Neil Patrick Harris generally did well, it’s not wise to mess with The Oprah.
Last year, The Movie Man correctly predicted ALL of the major Oscar categories. Listen to his picks for this year’s awards, and also learn why he’s staying home to watch this year and why Hot Tub Time Machine 2 needs a gallon of bleach.