Avengers: Infinity War comes out this week, and the excitement in the air is palpable here at PCF. Join Courtenay and Shannon as we have Andrew back to discuss the third and final phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. WARNING:this episode contains spoilers for the most recent Marvel movies, including Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther.
To celebrate the release of Isle of Dogs this week, we’re delivering everything you need to know about iconic director Wes Anderson. Join Courtenay, Shannon, and this week’s guest Mindy as we go over all Wes’ films and tell you what they’re all about, with a particular focus on The Royal Tennenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
P.S. Sorry about the late upload this week. Courtenay and her entire family have been wiped out by the plague (a.k.a. stomach flu) for the past few days, so editing was a bit difficult.
This week, Shannon has a particular set of skills; skills she has acquired over a very long period. Skills that make her a nightmare for office Oscar pools everywhere. And she’s putting her particular set of skills to good use this week, filling us in on which films are currently considered frontrunners for each category of the Academy Awards. Take a listen so you too can impress your friends and family with your knowledge of this year’s Oscar nominees!
BTW, did you know we’re currently running a CONTEST?!
To celebrate our first year covering the Academy Awards, Pop Culture Footnotes is holding an Oscar predictions competition. Make your picks for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the movie theatre of your choice!
It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air. Join Courtenay, Shannon, and Tana as we discuss the Queen of Romantic Comedy herself, Nora Ephron. We go over our three favorite Ephron movies (When Harry Met Sally Sleepless in Seattle, and You’ve Got Mail) and Ephron’s contribution to the genre as a whole.
We’re also sad to announce that this is Tana’s last episode as a regular contributor on Pop Culture Footnotes. Be sure to tune in to the last few minutes of the episode to hear more. We love you, Tana!
The nominees have been announced and the Oscars campaigning has begun—it’s Shannon’s favorite time of the year! So if you’re like most people and didn’t get the chance to see all nine of the films nominated for Best Picture this year, we’ve got you covered. Join Courtenay, Shannon, and Tana as we recap the 2018 Best Picture nominees, explaining what they’re about and why (we think) they’ve been nominated. And the Oscar goes to…
With The Disaster Artist coming out this week, we figured we’d take a little time to discuss the best worst movie ever made: Tommy Wiseau’s trainwreck, The Room. Shannon sums up the film’s overly complicated and often nonsensical plot, and we share our favorite lines and moments, play a little trivia game to test our knowledge, and generally have a rollicking good time.
Tune in as we discuss Steven Spielberg’s and his alien movies, specifically Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and War of the Worlds. We talk about the plot of each movie, their influence on pop culture and sci-fi, and the themes and characteristics they have in common.