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Circuit Breaker Ep. 179: Coronavirus and Emmy Predictions

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Screen Shot 2020 03 03 at 2.30.44 PM 1Welcome to the podcast “Circuit Breaker! The Awards, & TV Podcast,” part of the CIRCUIT BREAKER MEDIA NETWORK. “Circuit Breaker” is a weekly podcast show with host and site editor and owner Clayton Davis. With a team of panelists including Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, Chris James, and Karen Peterson, along with other guests, we discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Podcasts produced by Drew Griffith.
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On the agenda:
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  • Cinephile Showdowns celebrating Mark’s Top 10s from 2019 and 2018
  • How will the coronavirus impact AwardsCircuit? Also, Chris James helps you overcome those coronavirus isolation blues.
  • AwardsCircuit contest alert! Find out how to enter and win a Blu-ray copy of Sam Mendes’ “1917” from Universal Pictures!
  • The team discusses possible new releases this year form Universal Pictures and 20th Century Studios, along with talking about upcoming musical movie adaptations and the “dream” ones.
  • With the Emmys on the horizon, what shows are in the running for Best Limited Series this year? We are breaking it all down. You can follow along at The Circuit Hub!




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Luke McGowan

Thanks for this podcast guys, amazing of you to ramp up the content for those stuck at home. Its important that everyone does their part and you’re in a great position to do something

Luke McGowan

Question: How has time validated the following wins from the 200s? Do they feel better, worse or do we need more time to feel?

– Sean Penn (Milk)
– Tilda Swinton
– Alan Arkin
– Rachel Weisz
– Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby)
– Nicole Kidman
– Reese Witherspoon (this one I’m particularly interested in, the general consensus seemed to have been that Huffman should have won, but the conversation has very much changed around that role and actress now)


Cinephile Showdowns (Manic Pixie Dream Boy Chris’ Top 10 from 2019 vs. 2018) – 1. Parasite OR The Favourite 2. Marriage Story OR BlacKkKlansman 3. The Farewell OR Can You Ever Forgive Me? 4. Little Women OR A Star is Born 5. Uncut Gems OR If Beale Street Could Talk 6. Her Smell OR Paddington 2 7. Hustlers OR Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 8. Pain and Glory OR Shoplifters 9. The Irishman OR Suspiria 10. Portrait of a Lady on Fire OR Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Also, for absolutely no reason whatsoever – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead… Read more »


What do you think is the most underrated and overrated Pixar movie?

Also considering the situation happening around the world, what is one movie you guys would recommend to lift everyone’s spirits?



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