PMS 2.0 050 – I Know Somebody In “The Academy,” Backdoor Convos, & NFL Law Man Mike Pereira

On today’s show, Pat and the guys do a deep dive into the Oscars as they recap the show, talk about Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, give some of their takes on the Academy Awards as a show and whether it suffered from having a host or not, and how Hollywood might as well be a different planet. The guys also discuss the Robert Kraft saga and try to make sense of what he was thinking, and whether or not they think there are actually bigger names attached. Pat also gives an outlook on combine week that is coming up as the NFL offseason is about to heat up again, and extends the St. Paddy’s Day t-shirt sale for a limited time. Later, one of the most electric humans on the planet, former Vice President of officiating for the NFL, and current rules analyst for FOX Sports, Mike Pereira, joins the show from Top Golf. They discuss his career as an official, some of the things he’d like to see changed in order to makes the lives of the officials easier, who he has beef with, and what some of his hobbies are in an absolutely hilarious interview (1:07:53-1:35:56). It’s a good one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

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Here Are 5 People That Should Be Considered To Host The Oscars

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Great call saying it’s more about the time than anything else, classic. I’m not a huge Kevin Hart guy but I think he would of done a pretty damn good job. With that being said, here are 5 people that would do an even better job.

Steve Carell

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I think Steve is the obvious and only choice for host of the Oscars. I see him as one of the only comedians who has been on both sides of the Oscar ‘crowd’. He’s been in movies like ‘The Big Short’ and now ‘Vice’ that is up for a whole bunch of Oscars but is still Michael Scott. Steve is a top tier guy who would be one of the best hosts in recent memory. Going to call my academy guy and put in a good word for the man. 

Shia LaBeouf 

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There’s nothing that Shia LaBeouf can’t do, and he would immediately capture the attention of the entire internet. He can do magic, he can do drugs, he can basically do anything and the Oscars are just sleeping on Shia. No longer will I let the Oscars snooze on Mr. Labeouf. Emails have been sent, pigeons have taken flight, and the plethora of notes I’ve drafted will be at the Academy’s door step very soon. 

Ron Swanson

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There are few people in the galaxy that have the amount of grit and prowess as Ron Swanson. He’s a weapon of mass destruction that conquers humor like few can. It would be hilarious to hear him dump on the prowess of Hollywood. I feel as though most hosts are half scared of the repercussions of being in the spotlight and saying the wrong thing but this couldn’t happen with Ron cause he only says the right things. Give the guy a mic and a whiskey and let the tape run.

Christopher McDonald 

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Formally known as Shooter McGavin, this pick is someone who doesn’t have any shot. With that being said, I don’t think anyone aside from Steve has a chance but this guy would put on an electric performance. The chances of him showing up absolutely cocked is 100%. This guy is a historian when it comes to being a perfect villain and I think he could play a great heel for the Oscar community. Someone cast him in the next Aquaman. 

Jordan Peele 

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Aside from Michael Scott, Jordan Peele is up there for serious considerations. Peele is someone creating crazy stuff on a regular basis, so why not put him up there. He’s funny, he’s smart, and more than anything, he wouldn’t give in to the bull shit they tell you to say. Peele would be a great host, not to mention the collaboration videos him and Keegan-Michael Key would throw together. 

There’s a winner on this list whether you like it or not. Maybe not Shooter, but at least a Shia or Swanson consideration. Steve and Peele are probably getting calls already but lets just hope it’s a good show.

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The First Reviews Are In.. True Detective is BACK

IndieWire“Let’s get this out of the way: “True Detective” Season 3 is good. Whether or not you believe the first season to be an untouchable classic or an overrated but well-acted cop show, Nic Pizzolatto’s new episodes are a big step up from a second season as muddled and meaningless as that water stain above Vince Vaughn’s bed. With strong performances all-around — and a flat-out remarkable turn from Mahershala Ali — HBO’s third season benefits from reliable genre elements, a compelling central story, and aesthetics as lush as they are eerie.”

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YES. “Engaging without being enraging, and solid if not spectacular.” Granted, this is only a single review, and I didn’t do much digging to see if any other critics received any screeners, but this is promising. The teaser trailer for season 3 was great, looking more in line with the aesthetics and story structure of season 1, and getting as far away from the muddled mess that many thought season 2 was. Nic Pizzolatto probably bit off more than he could chew with season 2; super convoluted, so many storylines, an odd “mystery,” and a reluctance to let anyone else into the writers room. For season 3, he/HBO brought in David Milch (the creator of Deadwood) to help pen the season and four different directors with other HBO credits under their belts will be helming two episodes each. But the best move, in my humble opinion, was using this season as a star vehicle for Mahershala Ali. He’s one of the hottest, most accomplished stars working in Hollywood right now, and outside of his Oscar winning turn in Moonlight, this looks like it’s going to give him the kind of exposure his career surely deserves. Multiple timelines with a story spanning over three decades, an unsolved murder, and years and years of deep seated guilt, True Detective appears to be getting back to the basics.

The best part about this, is it stands alone. You don’t need any previous viewing history to jump in. Every season is an anthology and stands alone on it’s own legs. No head nods to previous seasons, no loose threads that connects everything. Starting January 13th, everyone is going to be on the same page. We’re heading into the doldrums of January here, and there’s a lot of dogshit that’s going to be on your TV for the next few months until it starts to get warmer. Be thankful that we’re getting a bonafide prestige drama right out of the gates in 2019. 

The best part: If this sucks (highly unlikely), after eight weeks, we just move on and wait until Thrones returns for its final season. No matter which way you slice it, True Detective season 3 is going to be the best TV show available in January. It’ll blow every network TV show out of the water, and likely will be the best show on premium cable to start the new year. If these early critic reviews are any indication (I checked a couple more, glowing reviews from everyone that’s seen it so far), we’re in for one hell of a season that should restore the good name of True Detective and wipe out the bad taste that season 2 left in most people’s mouths, and I for one, couldn’t be more excited. Let me know if youse guys are as excited for this as I am. Buckle up, it’s gonna be a good’un.

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Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Might Win Best Picture

Sonic the Hedgehog is back and my mind was just thrown back to a basement in 2002 playing SEGA. 

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‘From the Producer of The Fast And Furious’ and that’s all I needed to see. First, yeah, I was playing SEGA in 2002, sue me, but this is an incredible start to this movie. If Fast and Furious is behind this then I can’t even imagine what type of high speed chases were gonna get from this movie. Surprisingly, I love the cast they rolled with. Ben Schwartz is going to be a perfect Sonic. Dude was wired up on every episode of Parks and Rec so I think he’ll be able to rock the speed talking Sonic. 

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This crazy son of a bitch to go with Jim Carrey, James Marsden, and Neal McDonough? Yeah, sign me up right now. This is exactly what Sonic needed because this movie is going to lead to a Spyro like revival and Sonic getting another video game gig. Actually, as I write this, I bet a Spyro movie is in the works too but the smart people know to wait and see if Sonic does well. The Sonic story is stored so far back in my brain that I can’t even imagine how incredible the CGI will make this movie. I mean, if the producer of Fast and Furious is on board then I’m taking the over of Sonic going 200 mph in every single scene. If he isn’t, then he’ll be talking at that speed. If not, then I will be incredibly disappointed in the writing of Sonic the Hedgehog. 

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No matter what, I’m all in for Jim Carrey. Him as Dr. Ivo is going to be incredible. There are a lot of things Jim Carrey can do, and this role feels like destiny. Producer of Fast and Furious and Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik sets this movie up as one of the premier films for the Oscars. Best Picture nom’s, Best Supporting Actor nom’s, who knows what planet this movie will land on. 

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