Movie fans look to the Academy Awards to honor the best that Hollywood had to offer over the past year, but true film buffs know that the only trusted source to properly celebrate Tinsel Town is “On Cinema at the Cinema.” The show's host, Tim Heidecker, has announced that the Adult Swim movie review show will once again be live streaming an Oscar Special to coincide with all of the Academy Awards fun on Super-film Sunday, Feb. 28.
Heidecker shared the “huge news” via Twitter along with a poster stating that the pre-show will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the big show kicking-off a half-hour later. Adult Swim will host the live stream and if previous Oscar Specials are any indication, fans won't want to be late. Last year, Heidecker started the show off with a bang, performing a rousing rendition of his hit, “Oscar Fever,” accompanied by a full marching band.
Although things have been tense between Heidecker and his frequent “On Cinema” guest, Gregg Turkington, it appears that the Victorville Film Archives owner will be joining in on the fun as his image is alongside Heidecker's on the poster for Oscar Special IV. Turkington also shared the details for the big show with all of his oscar and movie buff followers on Twitter.
Turkington infamously took over directorial duties of Heidecker's “Decker” series in 2015 and his vision did not quite align with the previous installments of the action saga. Facing what some have called his greatest adversary yet, “Decker vs. Dracula” had Special Agent Jack Decker forming an unlikely alliance to take down the dangerous movie monsters who threatened U.S. security. Behind the scenes, Heidecker and Turkington butted heads, forcing Heidecker to leave the project mid-shoot. Thankfully, he captured the entire conflict in the revealing documentary, “Decker Vs. Dracula: Behind the Truth.”
Heidecker also has a handful of live shows scheduled in the upcoming months. He will be performing with Neil Hamburger this March before heading out on a West Coast tour accompanied by a 10-piece band.
Heidecker and Turkington have butted heads in the past, but the annual Oscar Special is a chance to put their differences aside to celebrate movies in all their glory. Tune into AdultSwin.com on Feb. 28 to watch the “On Cinema at the Cinema” Oscar Special and click here to pick-up tickets to see Heidecker perform live in a city near you. Keep reading AXS for more comedy news, reviews and tour announcements.
Tim Heidecker Tour Dates
* with Neil Hamburger
+ with 10-piece band
March 3 Starlight Social Club – Waterloo, ON*
March 4 The Opera house – Toronto, ON*
May 30 Sasquatch Festival – George, WA+
May 31 Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR+
June 2 The Independent – San Francisco, CA+
June 3 Harlow's – Sacramento, CA+