With the Oscar nominations out terrorizing the community, we turn to IMDB Managing Editor Keith Simanton to discuss why the Academy Awards still matter, how the voting environment works, and why Harvey Weinstein always seems to control the conversation. Plus, Landon Palmer explores the death of the movie star and the rise of franchises. Could it help the revival in independent filmmaking?

As if that weren’t enough, Cinema Blend‘s Editor-in-Chief Katey Rich squares off with Hollywood.com Movies Editor Matt Patches in a Movie News Pop Quiz that will change everything.

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Movie News Pop Quiz: [Beginning – 20:00] It’s Rich vs Patches in an impressively fought Movie News Pop Quiz that leads us to discuss Sundance and whether anyone really cares or not. ‘Tis the season.

Take My Envelope, Please: [20:00 – 43:20] A different kind of Oscar discussion. Keith Simanton sits down to discuss what really goes on with voting and why we all still watch.

Rust Era Hollywood: [43:20 – End] The days of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant are long over. With movie stars no longer being manufactured, how will the industry change? Landon Palmer brings his Culture Warrior thoughts to a tough subject as we explore the shift and share a vision for the future.

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