2018 Best Movie Moments and Entertainers of the Year – IP 142

If it’s the end of December, then it’s time for our last episode of the year- our round up of the best movie moments of 2018! This year, Action, Horror, Indie, Drama, Foreign and Documentary films make up our lists. From the blockbuster Black Panther to the silent thriller A Quiet Place to the indie darling, Eighth Grade, we break down which moments moved us to tears, made us laugh and kept us on the edge of our seats.

But wait, there’s more! For the first time ever- we are sharing our picks for Entertainer of the Year. We first discuss our runners up and why they made our list and then we announce who each of us chose as THE Entertainer of the Year!

Closing Quote – “Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.” – The Matrix

Films discussed:

A Quiet Place

Black Panther

Eighth Grade

Free Solo

If Beale Street Could Talk

Roma

Sorry To Bother You

The Favourite

Three Identical Strangers

Entertainer of The Year contenders:

Beyonce & Jay-Z

Cardi B

Donald Glover

Janelle Monae

Lin- Manuel Miranda

Sissy Spacek

Tessa Thompson

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Best Movie Performances of 2017 – IP 105

We have spent hours upon hours sitting in dark theaters watching some of the most talked about films of the year and are ready to share our final “Best of” list of 2017!

This year, we’re focusing on the performances that captivated us, made us laugh, cry and gave us all the feels. From Daniel Kaluuya’s portrayal as a boyfriend slowly awakening to the horrors of his girlfriend’s family in Get Out to Saoirse Ronan playing a emotional teenager in Lady Bird, to the complex relationship between Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in Logan, 2017 has gifted us with some incredible performances by some of our favorite actors and a few new faces as well.

Amita’s Favorite Performances:

  • Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri 
  • Michael Stuhlbarg in Call Me By Your Name
    • Read how Michael Stuhlbarg and Director Luca Guadagnino crafted this pivotal scene here
  • Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project
  • Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird
  • Kumail Nanjiani in The Big Sick
  • Denzel Washington in Roman J. Israel, Esq.
  • Betty Gabriel in Get Out
  • Allison Janney in I, Tonya
  • Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water

Sean’s Favorite Performances:

  • Patrick Stewart & Hugh Jackman in Logan
  • Samuel L. Jackson as the voice of James Baldwin in I Am Not Your Negro
  • Timothée Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name
  • Jason Mitchell in Mudbound
  • Laurie Metcalf in Lady Bird
  • Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out 
  • Octavia Spencer in The Shape of Water

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Movie Awards Season update, Amita returns from the Motherland – IP 59

After a brief one week break, Inside Pop is back with a brand new episode! We have a comprehensive breakdown of the major awards nominations thus far leading up to the Oscar Noms that will be announced next week. We’ll discuss the PGA, DGA and SAG nominees for Best Picture and Best Actor/Actress and give you our thoughts on how the awards race is shaking out thus far.
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AND Amita is finally back home from her 2 week vacation in India! She’s sharing all of the pop culture she experienced while overseas including a couple of shows she binge watched on her flights. Sean also shares his pop culture consumption over the last couple weeks and reveals how he really feels about the Sense 8 Christmas Special.

Plus, the Big Sell is back! Sean reviews and rates Amita’s last Big Sell, the Alicia Keys music video for “Blended Family” and then shares his next Big Sell.

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Official Nominations lists:

PGA

DGA

SAG