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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

HypeCast: Anomalisa, The Gift, and Oscar Nominations

        Hello, and welcome back to the HypeCast, a film-centric podcast hosted by Collin Sherwood Elwyn and Tyler Mitchell. In today's episode, Collin and Tyler discuss a pair of under-seen winners from 2015. First up is The Gift, Joel Edgerton's directorial debut that probably has more to do with Basic Instinct than Swimfan, though Collin wouldn't know. The violence-free adult thriller is available now at Redbox, but if you're looking to have your brain scrambled and your sense of individuality refuted by something on the big screen, Anomalisa has your name written all over it. Mind-bending screenwriter Charlie Kaufman directs the stop-motion animated feature, telling the story of a middle-aged man stumbling through the malaise of life, and pioneering the cinematic revelation that is puppetlingus along the way. Finally, they discuss the recently announced nominations for February's Academy Award, and how they stack up against the predictions the guys made on last week's episode. In the process, Tyler teaches Collin that research is for suckers, and Oscar predictions are most accurate when banged out in about 15 minutes on a piece of scratch paper. Warning: a few naughty words are contained within. Continue at your own risk. Here We Go!

Podcast Itinerary:
0:00-12:23---The Gift
51:35-1:12:40---The Oscar Nominations

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