Dorking Out Episode 35: The Oscar Predictions by Dorking Out Studios Edition

Hey there, dorks. We are really excited about this week’s episode, because we share our Oscar predictions for Sunday night’s Academy Awards. We have been big Oscar nerds our entire lives, so the Oscars are something we REALLY dork out about, which is why you got an Oscar nomination podcast, an Oscar predictions podcast, and next week you’ll get an Oscar winners podcast, in which we reveal how we did with our Oscar picks.

We don’t wanna brag, but we have a pretty good track record, so you might want to pay attention and win your office Oscar pool. We will be posting our official ballots on right here on the blog on Saturday. Until you then, you’ll need to listen to the podcast to get our predictions.

Oh, and one more thing about the Oscars, Chris and Sonia will actually be in the same room at the same time, so we will be doing a little Facebook Live on Sunday throughout the night to update on how accurate our predictions are and offer a few thoughts on the show.

The Academy Awards air Sunday on ABC.

In our second segment, we play another round of Dorking Out Studios with Raymond Scott Dagle, Coryon Redd and Smith giving me, the head of Dorking Out Studios, their best movie pitches. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week.

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube.

Dorking Out Episode 34: The Legion Of Love Edition

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s podcast, we talk about the latest installment in the Marvel Universe, FX’s new TV show “Legion,” which you may or may not know is an X-Men spin-off.

In our second segment, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re going to get all mushy on you and share our top 3 favorite love stories. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week.

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube.

Dorking Out About Trailers Episode 3: Power Rangers, Transformers, Colossal And More

Hey there, dorks. Welcome to the second episode of Dorking Out About Trailers, our monthly roundtable discussion about movie trailers, co-hosted by Chris, Sonia and Peter Brown, associate editor of Assignment X.

In this month’s podcast, we chat about “Power Rangers,” “The Belko Experiment,” “Wilson,” “Colossal,” “Aftermath,” “Snatched” and “Transformers: The Last Knight.”

“Colossal,” “Transformers: The Last Knight” and “Aftermath” are just a few of the trailers we discuss in this month’s Dorking Out About Trailers.

Below are the trailers we review in this podcast, and our prediction of each movie’s Rotten Tomatoes score. Watch along with us, won’t you?

Power Rangers

Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score for “Power Rangers”
Sonia: 50
Peter: 41
Chris: 59

The Belko Experiment

Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score for “Colossal”
Sonia: 75
Peter: 72
Chris: 81

Wilson

Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score for “Wilson”
Sonia: 88
Peter: 67
Chris: 80

Colossal

Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score for “Colossal”
Sonia: 80
Peter: 68
Chris: 55

Aftermath

Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score for “Aftermath”
Sonia: 65
Peter: 71
Chris: 68

Snatched

Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score for “Snatched”
Sonia: 45
Peter: 36
Chris: 31

Transformers 5: The Last Knight

Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score for “Transformers 5: The Last Knight”
Sonia: 20
Peter: 15
Chris: 25

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube.

Dorking Out Episode 33: The Musical Super Bowl Edition

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we talk about the Super Bowl, because it’s an important key word that will get us a lot of sweet, sweet downloads. We chat about the commercials, the halftime show with Lady Gaga, and what’s it’s like when everyone is into something in pop culture that you couldn’t care less about.

In our second segment, in honor of “La La Land,” we share our top 3 favorite musical moments in our recurring segment, “Why Should I Listen To You.”

All of that plus our favorite headlines of the week. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube.

Dorking Out Episode 32: The Anti-heroes of Riverdale Edition

In this week’s podcast, we talk about anti-heroes. Are there too many anti-heroes on TV? What started as a really exciting storytelling idea has become the yawn-inducing standard. We talk about what Chris has labeled “Toxic Heisenberg Syndrome” and share our favorite TV anti-heroes.

And speaking of anti-heroes, in our second segment, we review The CW’s radical reimagining of the wholesome Archie comics, “Riverdale,” and NBC’s grim take of “The Wizard Of Oz,” “Emerald City” with entertainment journalist Abbie Bernstein, author of “The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Art Of The Great Wall,” which is coming out in February.

In our Favorite Headlines segment, we talk about Sunday night’s Producers Guild and Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the impact those awards have on our Oscar picks.

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunesStitcher and YouTube.

Special Bulletin #6: Dorking Out About The Oscars

Hey there, dorks, Welcome to our special bulletin, Dorking Out About the Oscars.

“La La Land” is going to the dance with a record 14 nominations, tying 1950’s “All About Eve” and 1997’s “Titanic.” Other top nominees include “Arrival” and Moonlight (8 nominations), Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Lion” and “Manchester by the Sea” (six nominations) and “Fences” and “Hell or High Water” (four nominations).

Notice something about all the nominees? They are all dramas. Not one comedy, Academy Voters? Come on. #OscarsSoSerious

“La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Manchester By The Sea”

Best picture
“La La Land”
“Moonlight”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Lion”
“Hidden Figures”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”

Best actress in a leading role
Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Ruth Negga, “Loving”

Best actor in a leading role
Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”
Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Denzel Washington, “Fences”
Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”

Best director
Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”
Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Actress in a supporting role
Viola Davis, “Fences”
Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”
Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman, “Lion”

Actor in a supporting role
Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”
Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel, “Lion”
Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”

Best documentary
“O.J.: Made in America”
“13th”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“Fire at Sea”
“Life Animated”

Best foreign language film
“Toni Erdmann”
“The Salesman”
“Land of Mine”
“A Man Called Ove”
“Tanna”

Best animated feature film
“Zootopia”
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Moana”
“The Red Turtle”
“My Life as a Zucchini”

Best adapted screenplay
“Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins
“Arrival,” Eric Heisserer
“Lion,” Luke Davies
“Fences,” August Wilson
“Hidden Figures,” Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi

Best original screenplay
“La La Land,” Damien Chazelle
“Hell or High Water,” Taylor Sheridan
“Manchester by the Sea,” Kenneth Lonergan
“The Lobster,” Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou
“20th Century Women,” Mike Mills

Best original song
“How Far I’ll Go,” “Moana”
“City of Stars,” “La La Land”
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” “La La Land”
“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” “Trolls”
“The Empty Chair,” “Jim: The James Foley Story”

Best original score
“La La Land”
“Moonlight”
“Lion”
“Jackie”
“Passengers”

Best cinematography
“Moonlight”
“La La Land”
“Arrival”
“Silence”
“Lion”

Best production design
“La La Land”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Arrival”
“Hail Caesar”
“Passengers”

Best visual effects
“The Jungle Book”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“Doctor Strange”
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Kubo and the Two Strings”

Best costume design
“La La Land”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“Jackie”
“Allied”

Best makeup and hair styling
“Star Trek Beyond”
“Suicide Squad”
“A Man Called Ove”

Best animated short film
“Piper”
“Pearl”
“Borrowed Time”
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”
“Blind Vaysha”

Best live action short film
“Timecode”
“Sing (Mindenki)
“Silent Nights”
“Ennemis Interieurs”
“La Femme et le TGV”

Best documentary short subject
“The White Helmets”
“Extremis”
“Watani: My Homeland”
“4.1 Miles”
“Joe’s Violin”

Best film editing
“La La Land”
“Moonlight”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Arrival”
“Hell or High Water”

Best sound editing
“La La Land”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Arrival”
“Sully”
“Deepwater Horizon”

Best sound mixing
“La La Land”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“Arrival”
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

The Academy Awards are airing Sunday, Feb. 26 on ABC, and we will be recording a podcast after the show for your next-day listening pleasure.

Dorking Out Episode 31: The Unfortunate Series Of Sherlock Movies Edition

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review the new Netflix series, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” based on the books by Lemony Snicket aka Daniel Handler.

In our second segment, Sonia’s better half, David Tracy, the biggest Sherlock Holmes fan in the all the land, joins us to talk about the fourth season of BBC’s “Sherlock,” and solve the mystery of what to do when a show you love goes off the rails.

All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week. 

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunesStitcher and YouTube.

Dorking Out Episode 30: The Shotgun Of Reviews Episode

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode we introduce our new segment, “We Like To Watch,” in which we review a slew of movies and TV shows, including “Hidden Figures,” “Live By Night,” “Fences,” “Hunt For The Wilderpeople,” “Patriot’s Day,” “Taboo” on FX, the new HBO show “The Young Pope,” and “Hip-Hop Evolution” on Netflix.

In our second segment, “You’re Dead To Me,” we share the stories in pop culture we downright hate. Sonia explains why she can’t stand “Breakfast At Tiffany’s,” and Chris says he will never see another “Die Hard” movie.

All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week.

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunesStitcher and YouTube.

Dorking Out About Trailers Episode 2: ‘Rings,’ John Wick 2,’ ‘Cars 3’ And More

Hey there, dorks. Welcome to the second episode of Dorking Out About Trailers, our monthly roundtable discussion about movie trailers, co-hosted by Chris, Sonia and Peter Brown, associate editor of Assignment X.

In this month’s podcast, we chat about “Rings,” “All Nighter,” “The Space Between Us,” “John Wick: Chapter 2,” “Cars 3” and “CHiPs.”

“Rings,” “John Wick: Chapter 2” and “Cars 3.”

Below are the trailers we review in this podcast, and our prediction of each movie’s Rotten Tomatoes score. Watch along with us, won’t you?

Rings

Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score for “Rings”
Sonia: 13
Peter: 21
Chris: 20

All Nighter

Predicted Rotten Tomatoes for All Nighter
Sonia: 75
Peter: 65
Chris: 70

The Space Between Us

Predicted Rotten Tomatoes for The Space Between Us
Sonia: 30
Peter: 9
Chris: 28

John Wick: Chapter 2

Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score for John Wick: Chapter 2
Sonia: 70
Peter: 77
Chris: 78

Cars 3

Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score for Cars 3
Sonia: 50
Peter: 39
Chris: 45

CHiPs

Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score for CHiPs
Sonia: 25
Peter: 22
Chris: 43

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube.

Dorking Out Episode 29: The We Make the Golden Globes Good Edition

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s podcast, we talk about Sunday night’s Golden Globe nominations. “La La Land” won all the awards, but Meryl Streep won the night. We’re going to talk about our favorite and least favorite moments of the show, and share how the winners affect our Oscar picks, because we take our Oscar predictions VERY SERIOUSLY.

Then Smith talks about the ridiculous exercise of giving awards to artistic achievements as though they were trophies at the end of a baseball season. You can’t score La La Land or Manchester by the Sea like box scores. He’s got some interesting ideas on how to improve award shows. We also chat about the recent Writers Guild nominations.

All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week.

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunesStitcher and YouTube.