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Pre-Oscars 2013 Movies Supershow! + Weekend Picks

The Oscars are this Sunday! And we’ve seen a lot of the movies released in 2013. I mean a lot of ’em. Bob unveils his final 2013 movies power rankings, and Logan follows up with a short indie movie spotlight, in case you’ve seen all the Oscar noms you care to and want something else. Why does Logan disagree with the top movie on Bob’s list? Which of Logan’s movies did Bob dislike? 

Oh, and we make a few Oscars predictions, too.

TV’s big this week, with The Americans, Portlandia, Vikings, and Hannibal all returning, so set your DVR! Movies, on the other hand, are rather slim pickin’s. 

Let’s rock!

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The LEGO Movie, House of Cards, Weekend Picks

We went back and caught up on maybe the most buzzed-about movie of the year so far(!): The LEGO Movie! Did it live up to the hype? How does it compare to Frozen, the other recent kids movie we saw?

House of Cards dropped last week. Logan’s already done, and Bob’s making his way through. We’ll review it soon, but in the meantime Logan takes the opportunity to unveil his DC-based TV shows Power Rankings.

What to watch this weekend? Check out the sneak preview of the new TV show About a Boy, and for movies, well, we guess it’s either 3 Days to Kill (what makes a better date movie than a Kevin Costner flick?) or Pompeii (at least it’s sure to have a cool volcano scene). That’s February at the movies, for ya. 

Let’s rock!

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The Monuments Men, Prisoners, Betas, Weekend Picks

While everyone else was watching The LEGO Movie, we scoped out The Monuments Men. How does the impressive cast come together? How does the Newsroom Principle factor in here?

Bob mini reviews Prisoners (and finds a lot more subtlety and nuance than you might think from the previews) and Betas (can Amazon Prime compete with Netflix in the quality of its non-broadcast original offerings?).

On the TV end of weekend picks, it’s House of Cards dropping the whole second season on Friday and Jimmy Fallon sitting in the big chair at The Tonight Show starting Monday. For movies, we’re leaning Robocop, but we’re intrigued by Adult World too.

Let’s rock!

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Nebraska, In a World, ACOD, Labor Day, Weekend Picks

Bob’s back! And we review Nebraska. How was Will Forte in a dramatic role? How does this fit in with Alexander Payne’s other work?

We break out three mini reviews this week: In a World, ACOD, and Labor Day. Which was delightful, which disappointing, and which . . . not what you might expect?

In weekend picks, The Walking Dead returns on TV, and we have a hard time deciding between The Monuments Men or The Lego Movie. Or maybe even The Pretty One?

Let’s rock!