This is our preview show for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood! We discuss some of the non-spoiler casting, react to the critical reception & box office projections, and then, we each ask 5 questions we need answered in OUATIH.
Layout of This Episode - Top of Show
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD PREVIEW:
Production Profile - 2:33
Review Site Scores/Box Office Projections - 5:26
THE TOP 5 QUESTIONS WE NEED ANSWERED:
5s - 8:36
4s - 11:29
3s - 18:41
2s - 23:11
1s - 31:58
Why a Summer Release? - 38:24
Your Homework/Our Social Medias/TALK TO US! - 39:57
Coming Next From MMO/Words of Wisdom - 41:17
We have a unique perspective for this upcoming Oscar frontrunner as we’re completing our Tarantino Re-Watch series just in time for his 9th movie. So naturally, we break into many conversations based on all our research & based on our comprehensive study of Quentin’s work. But we also come at this episode from the angle of our role as Oscar pundits. Will this movie be the front runner we think it might be? Or will it be a disappointment? Is it more Inglourious Basterds or Jackie Brown, more Hateful Eight or Pulp Fiction in terms of its eventual nominations? There’s some serious discussion and plenty of speculation for you to get your movie talk fix before you head into the theater.
The format was simple. We begin with a look at the cast & crew, and we enjoy talking through some of the casting without clicking that full IMDB page so as to avoid the spoiler cameos. Then we break down some of the early critical reception numbers and box office projections. Please note: we recorded this episode on Tuesday and base our discussion on those numbers.
Then we have a blast posing 5 questions apiece that we think & hope & need Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to answer. Some are serious questions, where we talk about the pros & cons of Tarantino cinema leading up to this film. But some are fan questions, where we reveal our hopes & dreams for the work, and then we can’t help but speculate about the future of Tarantino’s career coming out of this 9th film.
Our reviews of Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight have been recorded, and we’ll release them tomorrow and Tuesday respectively. We’ll also be releasing part 3 of our Mid-Year Oscars Report next Thursday, which will again, include a bunch more analysis on the awards season to come for OUATIH. Then as a fourth episode next week, you’ll get our preview of the Netflix Oscar Films. We scoured the internet to find out every detail available to us about the 7 films the streaming giant is hoping should contend at this year’s Oscars. And yes, The Irishman is a major conversation in that episode.
As always, we want to know what you think. Tell us your burning questions heading into Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Then as we’ll likely review the film a few days later than we normally would (due to our vacation schedules), do tell us how you receive the film after you see it, and we’ll happily incorporate some of your reactions in our review. We’re @MMandOscar on Twitter, and we are on Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, and Gmail. You can subscribe / rate / review / like / share / & listen to us on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Google Play, Tune In, Spotify, and just about wherever you listen to podcasts. When reality sucks, keep watching movies with us. We’re Mike, Mike, & Oscar!