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ISSUE #269 (R.I.P Akira Toriyama, The Oscars, & More)

In this week's new issue of The Comic Section Podcast, the hosts begin by paying their condolences to Akira Toriyama, the revered creator of "Dragon Ball" and the artist behind "Dragon Quest," "Chrono Trigger," and numerous other works. Toriyama's passing at the age of 68 is acknowledged, and the hosts likely reflect on his significant contributions to the world of manga and video games.

The episode then transitions to a discussion about this year's Oscars Awards. "Oppenheimer" emerges as the dominant film, winning seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Director. The hosts likely discuss the significance of the film's success and highlight performances by Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr.

Emma Stone earns her second Best Actress Oscar for "Poor Things," while "Godzilla Minus One" makes franchise history with its first Oscars win for Best Visual Effects. Da’Vine Joy Randolph also secures an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "The Holdovers." The hosts likely share their thoughts on the winners and notable moments from the ceremony.

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse lead actor Shameik Moore expresses disappointment over the film's loss in the Best Animated Feature category. The hosts may discuss Moore's sentiments and the competitive nature of the category.

The announcement of a new Super Mario Bros. movie in development and the update on Sony's third Venom movie, now titled "Venom: The Last Dance," are also discussed. Additionally, the House passes a bill that could lead to a nationwide ban of the popular video app TikTok if its China-based owner doesn’t sell its stake. The hosts likely delve into the implications of these developments.

In the "coming soon/preview" segment of the show, the hosts preview trailers from "Sweet Dreams" starring Johnny Knoxville and the trailer for "The Crow" remake starring Bill Skarsgård. They may offer their initial reactions and expectations for these upcoming projects.

Lastly, in the review segment, Ant reviews "Five Nights At Freddy's," Jason reviews Netflix's "Avatar: The Last Airbender," and Rigel reviews Adam Sandler's "Spaceman," "Scavenger’s Reign," and "Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix." These reviews offer insights into the content and quality of each work.

Tune in to this week's episode of The Comic Section Podcast for discussions on recent news, trailer previews, and insightful reviews!

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