Writer/Director Oliver Stone (U-Turn) won the Academy Award for Best Director and the award for Best Picture for his Vietnam nightmare Platoon. The films asks the audience to take Charlie Sheen seriously. Does it work? Does it hold up? Did the Academy get it right in 1986? Check out the episodes to hear what the guys thought.
Albert FInney (Scrooge) stars as Tom Jones in the film adaptation of the novel. This movie was nominated for ten Academy Awards and took home four including Best Picture in 1963. This may be one of the worst films to ever take home the Best Picture honor. Seriously, we take back what we said about Crash.
Gene Kelly dances his way across Paris, and through a couple of dames in 1951's Best Picture Oscar Winner An American in Paris. Come for the songs, stay for the costumes, and scratch your head through the nearly-20 minute final dance montage. This film beat out A Streetcar Named Desire (nominated for 12 Academy Awards that year) and The African Queen.
Listen to this episode to hear the guys discuss:
- What a hot mess this movie really was - and how overtly un-likeable the main characters are in the film.