What do THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE KING AND I and GIANT all have in common? They're all classic films that lost the Best Picture Oscar to AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, a long, flimsy spectacle film starring David Niven as a British man who circumnavigates the globe and never learns anything about anyone.
Has AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS really earned its reputation as one of the worst Best Picture winners in history? And why is it the perfect double feature with Stanley Kramer's classic comedy IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD?
You'll find out in this week's episode, and you'll also get reviews of the new releases VELVET BUZZSAW, PIERCING, MISS BALA and ARCTIC!
Plus, we've got William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold's take on the Oscar nominations, and reviews of the new releases THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING, SERENITY, and the Sundance documentary MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN!
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Email us at letters(a)criticallyacclaimed.net, and follow your hosts on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold.
0:29 - Introductions
3:43 - Dick Miller
10:12 - Velvet Buzzsaw
26:41 - Piercing
32:13 - Miss Bala
36:14 - Arctic
41:20 - Around the World in 80 Days
1:01:15 - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World