Mike, Mike, and Oscar
About This Show
Mike & Mike cover the world of cinema with a look at Oscar seasons past & present. It's "a weirdly addictive" blend of film appreciation & criticism, production history & Hollywood news. When reality sucks, watch movies with us.
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Halfisode 1 - 1997 Best Original Song Category - Aaliyah Makes Waves, Celine Makes History
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***A Few Spoilers for Titanic & Con Air***
Otherwise, we’re talking music, not movies.
1997 Best Original Song
Winner from Titanic
“My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion - 2:30
“Go the Distance” by Michael Bolton - 8:20
“Journey to the Past” by Aaliyah - 12:30
“How Do I Live” by Trisha Yearwood - 15:55
Good Will Hunting
“Miss Misery” by Elliott Smith - 20:04
Perfecting Musical Perfection (Top 5 Re-Rank) - 23:20
Both of us are big fans of music and for the music in movies. Our 2017 Superlatives Episode No 48 covered several musical categories, and we’ve enjoyed talking soundtracks from The Fully Monty to Baby Driver and scores from Chinatown to Dunkirk. So we figured we needed to dive into some Best Original Song categories. 1997 marks our first foray into this other art form, and we have lots of fun.
We’ll play you snippets from the songs, we’ll give you a few specs and production notes for the winners, and then we’ll discuss the songs from their use in the film, their reprisal in a music video, and then if available on Youtube, the Oscar performance. Our commentary is substantial, even if our knowledge of the art is not. We always say that our show is equal parts banter / nonsense along with a genuine attempt at film appreciation & criticism, but this may be much more of the latter of the former (Damn, I write good. My 10th English teacher is so proud of me right now: he doesn't even know it.)
We heckle the 90’s music videos that we all saw then & now, we gush where it’s warranted and bow down to these epic talents on full display, and then we kid around with all of the awesomely bad moments in the songs and the scenes where they were showcased. Of course, all of our banter builds to a top 5 re-rank of the nominees.
Stay tuned for another one of these episodes about the 2013 Best Original Song category, which we recorded in the same session. As a heads up, we’ll also be delaying the Isle of Dogs review in order to crank out these next three Marvel Cinematic Universe pods.
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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