Sometimes You Have to Let the Dogs Out – MMU 46

The Oscar Nominations are out, as of January 13. There were 9 films nominated for best picture.  And no women nominated for best director. Again. There were surprises and there were snubs. So it was just like any other year. And we are here to talk about it. 

We start the episode by discussing our apparel store, and we are going to remind you about it here. Please check it out, and pick yourself up an epic Movies That Make Us shirts or a nice sticker. Proceeds go to help us keep the lights on. So check it out here

We also recognize our fan, Holly, and share her wonderful feedback. We love you Holly, like we love all of our fans, you guys are why we do this show, and we love hearing from you.

And we talk about what it feels like to be 40 and fell like you are in high school again. And going to your friend’s house. And not leaving the gate open so the dogs can get out. Then we talk Oscar nominations.

We break down the major categories, like actor, actress, director, music, cinematography, and of course best picture. We pick our winners in each category, and talk about who we think should win.(They’re not always the same)

What are your thoughts on the Oscar nominations? Let us know by sending your feedback to We want to hear from you. Have an idea for a show we could do? Let us know. 

Next week, we will move away from awards nominations and year in review type shows, and start talking about a movie each episode. You know, like we used to do. So you won’t want to miss it. 

Jake Dietz

Chief Operations Officer Jake is a blogger, podcaster, and all-around geek/nerd. He enjoys all sorts of different “fandoms,” but more than anything he loves movies. Movies have always been a big part of his life. From escaping into them as a child and teenager to working in the business as a concessions worker at his local theater, movies have always been there for Jake. In addition to his extensive DVD/Blu-ray/iTunes movie collection, Jake is also a loving husband to one wonderful wife and father to six amazing children.

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