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place your bets: oscar picks of 2011

I desperately wanted to do a special Oscar prediction video for you guys but believe it or not, it takes me longer to record and edit a video than it does for me to write what I was going to

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the inevitable oscar nod snub(s)

The Oscar nominations are in. (How cliché is that phrase today?) And closely followed is the “snubbed” list. Surely you can find the nomination list anywhere, and they probably have their own list of snubs and in a day or

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originality: an original origin story about an original originator

With a title like that, I really set myself up, didn’t I? Well I will spoil the ending now: there’s nothing new under the sun. Yet one can argue that there are no original stories left to tell, which might

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can m. night shyamalan redeem himself?

I’m writing this while still being caught up with Inception and its crucial last scene ending. I want to call it a “twist-ending” but I think it’d be more correct to call it an ambiguous ending, since so many people

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inception: film review

There was some hype built around this movie months before it was released. Very few people knew about it, and the few that did, had no real clue as to what it was about. And that’s exactly how Christopher Nolan

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  • 148. millenial checkmate June 11, 2021
    DISCLAIMER: This, unfortunately, is another episode with audio issues particularly in the latter half of the show. We apologize for the inconvenience if you have trouble hearing/understanding.  In this episode, Sterling learned that he's not as young as he used to be and the importance of stretching. Another Word Watch article about obscure punctuation […]
  • 147. bat-crap cray bray May 26, 2021
    Sterling and Kortney are here to buck the trend and end the cliches... or at least discuss them and if they truly are cliches that need to retire. Sterling also rehashes ideas for ice cream, and cereal, and why they need to join forces someday. And lastly a big thank you for your continued support in listening, donating, and sharing this podcast. More ways t […]
  • 146. felicia the sandwich May 14, 2021
    Sterling plays a new game with Kortney called "Florida or Floridon't" and attempts to freak her out with the legendary footballfish. A question about birthdays; and a cautionary tale and a PSA regarding Zoom calls that apparently still need to be heard in the year 2021.