In this week’s podcast, Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond and host David Bloom get the latest from Pete’s annual Broadway pilgrimage to see as many awards contenders (beginning with that ultimate contender, Rocky) as possible ahead of the Tonys, before heading to France for the Cannes Film Festival. With Cannes just days away, we survey the summer Oscar contenders and ponder whether any of them can “reverse the curse” of poor awards-season showings in recent years.
Pete and David also take a look at the weekend’s notable movie debuts, a comedy-filled slate led by the Seth Rogen/Zac Efron raunch and revenge fest Neighbors; facing off against foodie labor of love, Chef, which was produced, directed, written by and starring that noted gourmand Jon Favreau; and the darkly humorous God’s Pocket, featuring one of the last performances of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, alongside a terrific cast that also includes John Turturro, Christina Hendricks and Richard Jenkins.
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