Well, the poster for West Side Story, the Academy Award winner for Best Picture from 1961, says it "achieves one of the great entertainments in the history of motion pictures." So, you can see what they were going for. This film took home ten Oscars after receiving eleven nominations. Also, what's up with saying anything like that on a movie poster?!
Johnny Depp goes off the deep end and under a mountain of make up to play Jimmy "Whitey" Bulger, the infamous Boston crime lord, in Black Mass. Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Kevin Bacon are, supposedly, also in this movie.
1973's Oscar winner for Best Picture, The Sting, is one of the most enjoyable, popular, and light-hearted films to take the title. Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Robert Shaw, the film is packed with big stars and great character actors. Check out what the guys think of the movie and sound off below.
Benedict Cumberbatch stretches himself by playing a genius who is also an asshole in the World War II film The Imitation Game. Starring as Alan Turing, Cumberbatch (who also plays a bastard-genius Sherlock Holmes on the BBC show Sherlock) turns in an Academy Award nominated performance along with Keira Knightley (who also earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination), Mark Strong, and Matthew Goode. The film has been nominated for a total of 8 Academy Awards and 9 BAFTAs and is the subject of the podcast this week. Check out what the guys thought of the movie and leave your comments below.
So....you've never heard of this movie. And that's OK. There are probably loads of movies you have never heard of - it's nothing to feel bad about. Seriously, think of all of the movies that are produced each year. How many do you get the chance to see? Honestly. Not as many as you'd like? Sure. So, did you catch this one from 2013? No. But that's OK. We watched it. And we're frickin' pumped to have you listen to the podcast about it. The episode is a whopper - lots of fun.