RYAN: This is the kind of movie that makes me excited I get to vote for an awards show. It was snubbed at the Golden Globes but is nominated for Best Picture at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. I’m proud to be a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and this movie’s gonna get ..
RYAN: Thuis movie features my favorite acting performance of the year – Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turning who history books omit but he is singlehandedly responsible for 1) creating the world’s first computer and 2) shortening the duration of World War II by at least two years, in effect saving millions of lives. CHUCK: You’re right his ..
RYAN: I love Nicky Kidman and we haven’t seen her in a while – she wasn’t up for anything last awards season so it’s nice to see her again. War is the one genre I really struggle with but very rarely, there’s a war movie that surprises me and this is such a case. CAROLINE: ..
RYAN: This is the – what’s the word for it – part prequel, part sequel… MICHAEL: …it’s an interquel. RYAN: Oh nice! MICHAEL: It takes place before, during and after the first film, 300. RYAN: Gerard Butler starred in the first one and has just a brief appearance in this one. He is seen but not ..
RYAN: This is a horribly tragic Holocaust movie that exemplifies the reason why I hate Holocaust movies. It’s not the worst of them since it’s not as brutal and graphic with concentration camps, like Schindler’s List, but it’s still as terrifying and I have a very low threshold for tolerating the subject. It’s such a break ..
RYAN: Zero Dark Thirty is a bit of a late entry into the Oscar race. Not that it matters because it’s getting nominated for everything, and deservedly so. CAROLINE: This is the kind of movie that you feel like you should see, as opposed to one you really want to see; at least that’s how ..
RYAN: I’m almost too giddy to even talk about Les Misérables. Most anticipated movie of the year is an understatement. CAROLINE: I have been absolutely dying to see this too. As collective musical theater geeks, there couldn’t be a movie more tailor made for us, LBH. RYAN: We both loved the show on Broadway, and ..
RYAN: One of my most anticipated movies of the year, “Australia,” which re-teams Nicole Kidman with director Baz Luhrmann, is quite a masterpiece. CAROLINE: I’m not sure that’s the word I would use. RYAN: Didn’t you think it was an epic, gorgeous, sweeping tale? CAROLINE: Sure, but masterpiece implies that it’s his best movie ever ..