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NIHF Weekly Email | February 7, 2022
Oscar Nominations, The February Guide, plus Pop Culture Recommendations!
Oscar Nominations Preview
Later this week, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the nominees for the 94th Academy Awards. But why wait until then? Deepak and Ryley are here to let you know who's likely to get recognized at this year’s Oscars.
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Pop Culture Recommendations
What I’ve Been Watching: Aquaman: King of Atlantis on HBO Max. The three-part animated miniseries is quirky, fascinating, and hilarious. Each episode plays like producer James Wan gave a 30-second pitch on a possible plot for a Jason Mamoa movie, then the animation team set out to make it as absurd as possible.
What I’ve Been Reading: Donny Cates’ Venom run. I’ve been reading the entire character arc of Knull, the God of the Symbiotes. Aside from just being a pretty chill dude with a rad sense of style, Knull had the titular role in the recent Marvel event The King in Black. So I figured I’d see what he was all about. Spoilers: Just a lot of murder.
What I’ve Been Eating: For reasons that should be obvious, I signed up for the Taco Bell Taco Lover’s Pass. So mostly, I’ve been eating a Doritos Locos Taco Supreme every day for free. It was a great decision, and I hope it sticks around forever.
What I’ve Been Playing: Forza Horizon 5. The racing game is a beautiful way to fill short bursts of time on Xbox. The map is littered with exciting driving challenges easy to hop in and out of. And the game’s rewind feature allows you un-do a wrong turn or missed opportunity to break.
What I’ve Been Listening To: The audio version of Will, Will Smith’s autobiography. Smith reads the intimate story of his own life himself, breathing an additional layer of insight and depth into every word. Plus, there are some tremendous impromptu musical performances throughout.
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