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Act 3 Podcast: The Oscars, The Godfather, and a Hillbilly Elegy

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Dec 07, 2020

The film industry landscape continues to change this week on the Act 3 Podcast, as the Academy insists on having an in-person, non-virtual Oscars ceremony. How might they plan to pull this off when the show is only about 4 months away? Plus, The Godfather is having a huge resurgence in pop culture for some reason? Following a huge week in the news, there are 2 different high-profile film/tv projects in development about the making of the 1972 classic mafia film. We'll break down all the details for you in Act One of the show! Then, in Act Three we'll discuss Hillbilly Elegy, Ron Howard's latest film that you might have seen heavily advertised on Netflix. Will this film finally earn Glenn Close her Oscar win after 7 nominations? Does it do a good job at adapting a bestselling memoir, or does it fall into some of the same tropes that have hurt other entries in the genre? We'll dive into all these questions and have a lot of laughs along the way when you join hosts Steven and Chandler on this episode of the Act 3 Podcast!

Time Codes:

Act One: News

-02:50- The Academy says that The Oscars won't be virtual this year

-07:20- Margot Robbie replaces Emma Stone in next movie from La La Land director Damien Chazelle

-11:25- Streaming update: Tom and Jerry, Wonder Woman, The King's Man

-17:00- The Godfather is having a huge resurgence in Hollywood

Act Two: What We're Watching

-23:05- Steven: The Fifth Element

-29:00- Chandler: The Lord of the Rings

Act Three: Featured Topic

-33:40- Discussing Hillbilly Elegy, Ron Howard's latest film on Netflix starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close