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In 2018, the Oscars announced the launch of the new Best Popular Film award; a month later, it was dead as a doorknob, the result of backlash from pretty much everyone. Except for us! On Snubs, hosts Josh and Dan ask – what if Best Popular Film had been a category throughout Oscar history? Starting with 1996, we dive into our own picks for what would have been nominated – and what would have won – the Best Popular Film Oscar. Independence Day? First Wives Club? Scream? That Thing You Do!? Tune in to find out!

In 2018, the Oscars announced the launch of the new Best Popular Film award; a month later, it was dead as a doorknob, the result of backlash from pretty much everyone. Except for us! On Snubs, hosts Josh and Dan ask – what if Best Popular Film had been a category throughout Oscar history? Starting with 1996, we dive into our own picks for what would have been nominated – and what would have won – the Best Popular Film Oscar. Independence Day? First Wives Club? Scream? That Thing You Do!? Tune in to find out!
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In 2018, the Oscars announced the launch of the new Best Popular Film award; a month later, it was dead as a doorknob, the result of backlash from pretty much everyone. Except for us! On Snubs, hosts Josh and Dan ask – what if Best Popular Film had been a category throughout Oscar history? Starting with 1996, we dive into our own picks for what would have been nominated – and what would have won – the Best Popular Film Oscar. Independence Day? First Wives Club? Scream? That Thing You Do!? Tune in to find out!

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Episodes

8: The Frighteners v. Mars Attacks!

3/6/2019
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Josh and Dan close out 1996 with their first undercard bout – The Frighteners v. Mars Attacks! How did Peter Jackson parlay a mid-budget Michael J. Fox horror flop into a directing gig on Lord of the Rings? Is Mars Attacks! the turning point from good Burton to bad Burton, and why is it punctuated!? (Don’t tune in for that last question, we forgot to talk about it and also have no idea). Spoilers – aaack aaack aack, ack aaaaaaaaaack!

Duration:01:05:39

7: Oscars 2019 Recap

2/27/2019
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Josh and Dan recap the 91st Annual Academy Awards! We talk through our favorite moments, including 2 wins for Roma! A trophy for Regina King! Spike Lee’s first Oscar! Olivia Colman’s shocking upset! Also: Julia Roberts! Spidernerds! Shallow (LG+BC 4ever)! Barbara Streisand! Black Panther! And: we also talk about GREEN BOOK ⊙﹏⊙, because….we have to.

Duration:00:58:07

6: 2019 Oscars / 1996 Best Popular Film

2/19/2019
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That’s a wrap! Josh and Dan debate the final (imaginary) nominees for Best Popular Film 1996 - Independence Day; Mission: Impossible; Scream; The First Wives Club; The Birdcage – and crown a winner! We’re re-writing history over here! But first, we talk the most painful Oscar snubs of 2019; Avengers: Extremely Infinite-Seeming Wars; whether Roma could win Best Popular Film; and Josh’s pitch for a better English Patient!

Duration:01:03:21

5: The Birdcage v. That Thing You Do

2/12/2019
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Josh and Dan debate their two final picks for Best Popular Film of 1996 – The Birdcage and That Thing You Do! Why are ‘loyal houseboys’ like Agador so completely unable to manage wearing shoes? What exactly is ‘the thing’ that you ‘do!’ with such fervor, and who are ‘you’ anyway? Tune in to find out / listen to our informed speculation!

Duration:01:11:13

4: Scream v. The Rock

2/5/2019
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Josh and Dan talk 90s slasher and action flicks with special guest / college floor-mate Lucy! Does Josh draw a convincing parallel between Drew Barrymore and Steven Seagal? Why is the basement of Alcatraz a low-rent Temple of Doom instead of just, like, storage? Join us as two genre-defining movies of the 90s go head-to-head - Scream vs The Rock!

Duration:01:11:13

2: First Wives Club v. The Long Kiss Goodnight

1/21/2019
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Josh and Dan pair up two wonderful films about awesome women (Geena, Diane, Goldie, Bette) taking vengeance on their awful exes. Does either deserve the Best Popular Film award? Is Josh secretly an amnesiac assassin? Will Dan be a good first wife? Tune in to find out!

Duration:00:57:33