Rainbow Road to the Oscars, Part 4: 1917/Once Upon A Time In Hollywood/Dolemite Is My Name

Are we there yet? Almost! The Rainbow Road to the Oscars is nearing its end, as nominations release and betting begins. In this Mini Queek, we look at three buzz-generating movies: 1917, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and Dolemite Is My Name. As always, we will share a ballot on our website to guess the Oscar winners, and whomever is closest will receive a fabulous prize! We’ll also be live-gramming the Oscars on February 9, so be sure to follow us on Instagram @queekspodcast before then!

Chapters

  1. [00:00] Intro to Rainbow Road to the Oscars

  2. [01:09] 1917 Review

  3. [09:35] 1917’s Oscar Forecast

  4. [16:35] Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood Review

  5. [26:34] Once Upon a Time’s Oscar Forecast

  6. [31:07] Dolemite Is My Name

 

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Awards Season Calendar

  • Sunday, Jan. 12: Critics Choice Awards

  • Monday, Jan. 13: Oscar Nominations Announced

  • Saturday, Jan. 18: Producers Guild of America Awards

  • Sunday, Jan. 19: Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Saturday, Jan. 25: Directors Guild of America Awards

  • Thursday, Jan. 30: Oscar voting period opens

  • Saturday, Feb. 1: Writers Guild of America Awards

  • Sunday, Feb. 2: BAFTA Awards

  • Tuesday, Feb. 4: Oscar voting period closes

  • Wednesday, Feb. 5: Queeks Oscar Pre-Show

  • Saturday, Feb. 8: Film Independent Spirit Awards

  • Sunday, Feb. 9: The Oscars Ceremony (follow along @queekspodcast on Instagram)

  • Wednesday, Feb. 12: Queeks Oscar Wrap-Up

How I Felt When I Saw That Queek – The Witcher / Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

The Witcher is Netflix’s attempt at filling the Game of Thrones shaped void in the TV landscape, a Herculean feat it may not be up for. Based on the acclaimed fantasy novels and their video game adaptation, this show charts a dangerous course through the source material’s fandom and a more savvy TV audience. Also on Netflix is the completely unrelated Bollywood film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. It puts an unexpected LGBT spin on the romcom format familiar to Indian and American audiences alike, and was a treat to watch.

 

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Exit Stage Queeks: The Baby Yoda Chronicles – The Mandalorian / The Snagglepuss Chronicles

Chapters

  1. [00:00] Intro to The Mandalorian

  2. [07:29] The Mandalorian with No Name

  3. [11:23] Small Town Star Wars

  4. [14:44] The Clone Wars Connection

  5. [22:10] Why Everyone Likes The Mandalorian

  6. [23:35] The Mandalorian Season 2

  7. [29:10] Is There a Pacing Problem?

  8. [33:38] Intro to Exit, Stage Left!: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

  9. [38:34] Bringing Snagglepuss to Comic Books & Red Scare America

  10. [46:43] Gritty Reboots & Character Recycling

  11. [50:25] Snagglepuss in the Lavender Scare

  12. [59:08] Welcome to the 50s (Again)

 

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Golden Globes 2020 Ballot

The Queeks Golden Globes 2020 Ballot is here! Make sure you fill yours out, and share it around to prove your precognitive skills. Don’t forget to tune into the show at 8 PM EST (7 PM red carpet) on Sunday, January 5 to mark your progress, as well as the Queeks Instagram story for all of our live reactions! 

Click here to fill your ballot out now, and good luck!

Rainbow Road to the Oscars, Part 3: The Golden Globes

Every road trip involves at least one disgusting rest stop, and on the Rainbow Road to the Oscars, there is no more disgusting a rest stop than the Golden Globes. When we arent throwing shade at this half-assed booze fest, we make our predictions by trying to get in the mind of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the shadowy cabal that runs the show. As always, we’ll also be live-gramming the show (January 5 at 8pm EST) and we’ll release a ballot to see if you can out predict us. Good luck!

Chapters

  1. [00:00] Intro to the Golden Globes

  2. [04:46] Best Motion Picture – Drama

  3. [07:49] Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

  4. [10:03] Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  5. [10:57] Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

  6. [13:31] Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  7. [15:47] Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

  8. [16:54] Best TV Series – Drama

  9. [19:44] Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical

  10. [21:29] Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama

  11. [23:49] Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy/Musical

  12. [26:01] Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama

  13. [28:08] Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy/Musical

  14. [29:54] Our Golden Globes Coverage

 

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Star Wars Episode X: Jellicle Queeks – The Rise of Skywalker / Cats

Two epic films released on Friday, December 20th: Star Wars and Cats. This week we take on the herculean task of discussing both movies, and there is a LOT to say about both. Whether you loved it or hated it, odds are you have an opinion on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Or, if you havent seen it yet, maybe skip to after the break when we enter the horror-scape of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s New Nightmare.

 

If you loved or hated either movie, apologies for pissing you off. Regardless after you finish review bombing your least favorite, consider reviewing us on Apple Podcasts! Please be gentler with us than you were on Rian Johnson, though.

Chapters

  1. [00:00] Intro to Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

  2. [06:09] Regarding The Last Jedi

  3. [09:05] Meet the Palpatines

  4. [20:49] Set Pace to Ludicrous Speed

  5. [27:09] Babu, D-O, and the Iconic Richard E. Grant

  6. [32:09] “Be With Me”

  7. [36:14] Lightsaber Battles / Leia

  8. [40:32] Odds & Ends & That “Big” Gay Kiss

  9. [48:18] Intro to Cats

  10. [50:03] Jumping Right In: This Was Terrible

  11. [54:22] The Uncanny Valley

  12. [62:15] Idris Elba is Thanos Cat

  13. [67:20] Those Effects Were…Special

  14. [72:45] Who was the Hottest Cat?

  15. [73:18] Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

 

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Gaymen – Watchmen / Gay Future

Who watches the Watchmen? We do! Join us as we discuss HBO’s latest masterpiece Watchmen, based on the Alan Moore comic book of the same name. This time around there are more masks, more squids, and more songs from Oklahoma! as the superhero story continues in a dystopic present day. Then, in a much scarier and more distant dystopia, we explore the insanely hilarious world of Gay Future, a narrative podcast based on an unreleased YA novel by Mike Pence that dares to ask the question “what will the gays do when they finally take over?”

 

If you fear for your children and want to avoid a superhero/super gay dystopia, may we suggest leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts? It’s the best way to avoid incurring our wrath.

Chapters

  1. [00:00] Intro to Watchmen

  2. [05:59] Do I have to read the comics?

  3. [09:36] Can Everyone Enjoy This Show?

  4. [13:52] Race in Watchmen

  5. [19:53] Sister Night and Friends

  6. [24:27] Reznor & Ross / Jean Smart as Laurie Blake

  7. [27:40] Lube Man & Dr. Manhattan 2.0

  8. [34:15] Watchmen Season 2?

  9. [42:20] Intro to Gay Future

  10. [46:05] Intro to Mike Pence: Man Who Calls His Wife ‘Mother’

  11. [51:16] A+ Writing & Sound Design

  12. [60:25] Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard

  13. [65:05] This Episode is Brought to You by Toon Blast

 

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Mini Queek – Rainbow Road to the Oscars, Part 2: The Irishman/Marriage Story/Ford v Ferrari

Next stop on the Rainbow Road to the Oscars: three more contenders for the golden man himself. This time around we watched Martin Scorsese’s crime epic The Irishman, divorce dramedy Marriage Story, and car movie Ford v Ferrari. Listen in on our predictions for the fates of these films, and keep checking back here for more Oscar predictions before the big show, February 9th! And if you want to critique our critiques or predict our next predictions, please do so in the form of a review on Apple Podcasts, and tell your friends to yell at us too!

Chapters

  1. [00:00] Intro to Rainbow Road to the Oscars

  2. [01:02] The Irishman

  3. [13:12] Marriage Story

  4. [28:39] Ford v Ferrari

  5. [36:00] Down the Rainbow Road…

 

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All I Want for Christmas is Queeks – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service / Our Favorite Christmas Movies

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is often considered one of the best James Bond movies of the 24 that have been released. In honor of its 50th anniversary and in anticipation of a new Bond movie next year, we watched the classic spy film and discuss why it, and Bond, are so special. Then we get in the holiday spirit and watch each other’s favorite Christmas movies: The Muppet Christmas Carol from Cody, and The Holiday from Ben. 


If you like what you’re hearing, please spread some Christmas cheer by sharing our podcast with friends and family!

Chapters

  1. [00:00] Merry Queekmas!

  2. [00:54] Intro to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

  3. [09:27] The 007 Recipe

  4. [13:35] In Praise of Dame Diana Rigg’s Tracy

  5. [15:45] Alpine Road Racing and Bobsled Fights

  6. [20:16] Thoughts from a Bond Rookie

  7. [27:55] What’s in a Christmas Movie?/Honorable Mentions

  8. [34:35] Cody’s Favorite: The Muppet Christmas Carol

  9. [39:30] “When Love Is Gone”

  10. [50:01] Ben’s Favorite: The Holiday

  11. [56:01] Thoughts from a Nancy Meyers Rookie

  12. [64:38] Thoughts on Acid Reflux

 

Links

Queeks 2019 Gaylist: Now on Spotify

Here’s a playlist to add to all of those year-end 2019 Wrapped mixes on Spotify: The Queeks 2019 Gaylist! It’s 100 of our favorite songs over the past year: 50% Cody, 50% Ben, 100% gay. Quite the eclectic mix, but very uniquely us. And while you’re there, hop over to the Queeks Podcast page to follow and listen to all our past episodes!

 

Check out the 2019 Gaylist here!