This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason are ready to take on the issues of today. They start with a look inside the twisted mind of Jeremy Morrison as he makes the transition from veteran chainsmoker to just another young guy with an oral fixation. That’s right, JMO kicks the butts and hilarity ensues. Jason brings us up to speed on the happenings over at Icon Vs. Icon, more specifically, an interview with the lovely and talented Agnes Olech of ’True Detective.’ Talk quickly turns to Josh Trank’s somehow controversial ‘Fantasic Four’ movie and the fanboys and critics who have been bashing it long before it even finished filming. The duo examine the latest developments from producer/director Adi Shankar. Shankar is the man behind the Marvel Bootleg Universe and shorts like, Venom: Truth in Journalism, and Power/Rangers. Most importantly, they believe he is the chosen one who can swoop in and turn the superhero genre on it’s head with his upcoming feature, ‘Gods and Secrets.’ There are two solid Pick’s of the Week for this week’s episode. Jeremy leads the charge with a look at Comedy Central’s ‘Another Period,’ a series created by Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome; starring Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Brett Gelman, Christina Hendricks and more. Jason takes us 20 years back in time with Shout! Factory’s release of the ‘Hackers: 20th Anniversary Edition.’ It’s a jam packed show that will make you want to smoke or hack the planet. Either way, the future is in your hands.
- The Show: 72nd Academy Awards (click the link for a full list of winners)
- The Host: Billy Crystal
- The Snub: Office Space (1999) with ZERO nominations!
The Scoop: American Beauty took 5 Oscars home this year which included beating out The Green Mile and The Sixth Sense for Best Picture. I’m not saying that Office Space is a better film. Hell, any film that features a nude Thora Birch (sure she was underage, but I was the same age…right?) is in good favor with me, but American Beauty also featured a floating bag and a masturbating Kevin Spacey. Kinda equals things out. Surely had American Beauty not won, The Green Mile would have, but it’s fun to bitch about things on the internet, so lets begin.
Comedy gets very little respect among the old stiffs that make up the Academy members. This will never change, because apparently as you get older in Hollywood you forget how to laugh. Office Space is a film that Hollywood hates, but secretly loves, passing bootlegs among co-worker to co-worker around the water cooler as the weekend box office grosses tank. Granted Office Space is a “cult” classic, but that only makes it that much more of a snub in this writer’s ever so humble opinion.
Best Original Screenplay? Mike Judge is a lot of things, one of which is a great fucking writer. How about a Best Supporting Actor Nomination for Gary Cole, Stephen Root, David Herman, or Diedrich Bader? Best Actress Hilary Swank deserved all the hype for her role in Boys Don’t Cry. And there probably isn’t any way Angelina Jolie doesn’t walk away with the Best Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted. How about just a nomination in either category for the fun performance given by Jennifer Aniston.
Here at APC we’ve learned not to expect much in the winners category, but some recognition would be nice.