In this episode:
- We learn that it’s normal to feed cows skittles (WTF?).
- The Ultimate Beast Master is Netflix’ version of Ultimate Ninja Warrior.
- And Hunt for the Wilderpeople makes a familiar story standout.
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Question of the week: Who are your Oscar choices for best actor & actress?
Cows Eat Skittles?
Rainy conditions caused a spill of “hundreds of thousands” of Skittles on a rural Wisconsin road this week, according to CNN. The Skittles were destined for a cattle farm where they were going to be fed to cows. This begs a few questions. — Eater
The Academy ain’t slippin’ up again
Hollywood breathed a collective sigh of relief this week after a record number of black actors were nominated for Oscars, averting a repeat of last year’s diversity controversy. — Daily Nation
What We’re Streaming
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata
A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
Director: Sean Anders
Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini
Brad Whitaker is a radio host trying to get his step children to love him and call him Dad, but his plans turn upside down when their biological father, Dusty Mayron, returns.
The Latest in Streaming
You get a nomination! And you get a nomination!
Amazon’s “Manchester By the Sea” scored six Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture, a first for any streaming service. — Hollywood Reporter
The Ultimate Ninja, I mean Beastmaster
Netflix dropped the first trailer for “Ultimate Beastmaster,” a punishing obstacle course competition show produced by Sylvester Stallone. Sound like anything familiar?
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