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"Where it's always Oscar season."

Two cinephiles. One mission. Every Best Picture nominee of the 21st century.

Jul 26, 2021

Like most genre movies, comedies tend to get little love during award season, and the subject of this week's Patron's Choice bonus episode -- "Drowning Mona" (2000) -- is no different, boasting 0 nominations and a measly 29% on Rotten Tomatoes.

But what does that really mean for these movies, especially when a negative critical consensus clashes with a positive audience response?

Mike and Brian dive into the proverbial deep end in this one, recapping the biggest laughs in director Nick Gomez's whodunnit and discussing how our expectations impact our experiences in the cinema.

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