92nd Queeks Academy Awards Wrap-Up – Oscars Post-Show

The Rainbow Road to the Oscars has come to an end! It was the biggest night in Hollywood! The stars were out! Join us to discuss the 92nd Academy Awards, where we’ll cover the night’s big winners, the snubs, the flubs, and the best/worst dressed. If you want some context, be sure to listen to our past episodes on the Rainbow Road to the Oscars, and check out our Instagram story (@queekspodcast) for the live reactions we had all night. And go ahead and follow us on Instagram while you’re at it!

92nd Queeks Academy Awards Pre-Show

It’s almost the biggest night in Hollywood! The stars are almost out! The oven is pre-heating at 375 and my pigs in a blanket are almost ready to cook! These are our official predictions for the 92nd Academy Awards, and we have a hard time being objective. Of course we love Parasite, but can it win Best Picture? Will Laura Dern win every award in addition to Supporting Actress? We’ll see!

 

If you think you can beat us, be sure to fill out our Oscar ballot here. And be sure to tune in next Wednesday for our results breakdown!

The L Word: Generation Queeks – Color Out of Space / The L Word: Generation Q

H. P. Lovecraft is notoriously difficult to adapt for the screen – how can you visually depict something that’s meant to be visually incomprehensible? We watched Color Out of Space, based on the short story of the same name, and film that gives the impossible notion a shot with the help of a bonkers performance by Nic Cage. Then, back in reality, we watched The L Word: Generational Q, the sequel series to the mid-2000s ground-breaking drama about a group of lesbian friends. The show is sexy, female-led, and critically acclaimed. In other words it is very different from us. Be sure to share this episode with your friends to spread the good news of Cthulhu! Sharing is caring!

Crisis on Infinite Queeks – Crisis on Infinite Earths / X-men House of X & Powers of X

Even though we’ve watched none of the CW Arrowverse shows, we knew we had to check out the Crisis on Infinite Earths. The massive crossover event saw Green Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Batwoman, and the Legends of Tomorrow team up to battle their greatest enemy: coherent storytelling! Needless to say our Marvel bias shows strongly this time around. But shortly thereafter we retreat to the safety of the familiar along with our two guests Brett and Coleman, who join us in reading the X-Men crossover series House of X and Powers of X, which follow the mutants as they try the one plan they’ve never tried before: statehood! If you want to yell at us for not following along with the Arrowverse or for getting our X-Men lore wrong, be sure to write a strongly-worded review on Apple Podcasts, and encourage your friends to do the same!

 
 

EnQueek! – Encore / Our First Musicals

Theater kids eventually have to grow up, but Encore! has given them a chance to relive their glory days. We watched the new Disney+ series that follows former casts of high school musicals as they remount their original productions. They have five days to rehearse before curtain, all while also navigating old flings, new hip injuries, and the eternal urge to start a massage train. We also decided to relive our OWN glory days and watch each other’s old school musicals. We reveled in the cracked voices and grapevining that made up “You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Werewolf” (2004) and “Aliens in Paradise” (2004), two shows that have aged just like their stars: with mixed results. If you want to give these former theater nerds (and current everything else nerds) your support, head over to Apple Podcasts and leave Queeks a review. And tell your old castmates to listen to this episode! You know your old Facebook group is still up.

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.

 

Want to share your thoughts on our thoughts on these pieces? Head over to Apple Podcasts and leave us a review, and tell all your friends about us!

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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