Mike, Mike, and Oscar
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Mike & Mike talk movies year round with a "weirdly addictive" blend of film appreciation & criticism, production history & Hollywood news. From Oscars past & present to box office hits - when reality sucks, watch movies with us.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Halfisode #7 - '83/84 Original Song Category - Papa, What a Maniac
2 days ago
***This is a Spoiler Free Episode***
Though we have some fun analyzing these iconic scenes from the movies where available, and do spoil what happens in those scenes.
“Flashdance...What a Feeling” from Flashdance
Performed by Irene Cara - 3:40
“Maniac” from Flashdance
Performed by Michael Sembello - 12:35
“Over You” from Tender Mercies
Performed by Lane Brody and Betty Buckley - 18:35
“Papa, Can You Hear Me?” from Yentl
Performed by Barbara Streisand - 24:02
“The Way He Makes Me Feel” from Yentl
Performed by Barbara Streisand - 30:34
Re-Rank AKA Perfecting Perfection - 35:07
SUBSCRIBE AND COMMENT TO US ON ITUNES! - 38:39
And we’re back with another halfisode on a Best Original Song from the 1980s, and boy O’ boy named Mike, this is some 80’s brilliance on full display. It’s the 1983/84 Song category featuring three movies, Flashdance, Tender Mercies, and Yentl that we both want to watch and re-watch in the coming months after this review.
Iconic performances from Jennifer Beales and Barbara Streisand, an Oscar winning performance from Robert Duvall, these films and all the youtube watching black holes involved are chuck full of serious acting, terrific songs, and great 1980-ness. Of course, we review these songs one by one, how they were used in the movies, how some were performed at the Oscars and on TV like The Johnny Carson Show.
Again, we’re much more complimentary of these songs and performances than our typical heckling selves. Though we also pick our spots to troll like the bridge guardians we can be. We finish with another re-rank called Perfecting Perfection, and you’ll be surprised to see how different our lists are in this episode.
Check out our other Best Original Song Oscar halfisodes. We’ve reviewed Celine Dion’s little ditty in Titanic, Let It Go from Frozen, Dirty Dancing’s anthem, Nat King Cole vs Cinderella, Whitney Houston vs Aladdin & Stevie Wonder vs Ghostbusters vs Footloose. Stay tuned for another halfisode from 1964/65 where Mary Poppins won over Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams. These episodes are fast and fun, and we have a blast recording them.
Our Oscar Off-Season has kicked into high gear. We’re previewing all the theatrical releases and updating you on Hollywood news. We’re reviewing all of the big blockbusters and early Oscar contenders hitting theaters with Black Panther, A Quiet Place, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Hereditary, and Incredibles 2. Our DaTa episodes give you super short rants on Solo: A Star Wars Story and the new Halloween trailer, and we’ve continued our Oscar retrospectives with the 91/92 Best Actress and 89/90 Original Screenplay two parters. There’s a ton of audio entertainment available for you in our back catalog of episodes. Do please go back and enjoy.
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Rated 5 out of
Hilarious and Educational. A MUST For Movie Fans
Amazingly entertaining show that fans of any genre of movies have to hear. These guys are as entertaining as they are informative about the background of any and all movies they review. Great mix of current movies in theaters to prepare for awards season, as well as retrospectives to help the listener discover some forgotten classics. These guys deserve to be way bigger!
Date published: 2017-12-16