2018 Fall Movie Preview: Our Most Anticipated Films

2018 Fall Movie Preview: Our Most Anticipated Films

What are we excited about this fall movie season? A whole lot. We’ve got a pair of classic horror reboots, Barry Jenkins’s follow-up to Best Picture Winner Moonlight, a Bradley Cooper Oscar vessel (heyyy Lady Gaga), and so much more.

Read on to see why this is one of the most exciting fall movie seasons in years. Happy watching!

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2018 Emmy Awards Predictions

2018 Emmy Awards Predictions

The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are this evening, honoring the best in television from the 2017-2018 season.

Though there are a few sure bets (this is the Emmys, after all), many of the top categories offer some suspense as to what names the final envelope contains. Drama Series looks to be a race between “Game of Thrones” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”; while on the Comedy side it’s “Atlanta” versus “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” The only thing I’m rooting for is a win in any category for “The Americans”. “SNL”’s Michael Che and Colin Jost host tonight’s shenanigans, which will air live on NBC beginning at 8pm ET. My full predictions are below…

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CineMeal: 'Rope'

CineMeal: 'Rope'

There are movies with food moments and then there are movies where the moments revolve around food. Let’s give thanks Rope is in the latter category.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and released in 1948, Rope's action centers on a dinner party thrown by two men who have just committed a murder. The guests include the murdered man's father(!), and the dinner table is a chest containing his corpse(!!).

Killer party, man.

Here now, in the spirit of our annual Oscar Menus, is everything you need to plan your own Rope dinner and a movie party. Sip on the blood of the innocent, strangle a bird, and enjoy a sweet dessert while you still can.

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2018 Emmy Nominations Predictions

2018 Emmy Nominations Predictions

Nominations for the 70th Annual Emmy Awards, honoring the best of the best in television from the past year, are set to be unveiled the morning of July 12. HBO's juggernaut Game of Thrones took a year off from last year's awards (after not airing its seventh season in time for consideration), so it's hoping to roar back into contention this time, while reigning Best Comedy champ Veep will be the one to step aside as we wait for its final season. 2018 will be voters' last chance to award some unrewarded shows and performers like FX's The Americans (my fave) and The Crown's Claire Foy, but it will also be their first chance to award potential new favorites like BBC America's Killing Eve or Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. One never really knows which direction Emmy voters will swerve in - hell, this year they even have the option to dip back into old favorites thought once finished (hey, Will & Grace!) or long dormant (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - but read on for my last-minute, foolhardy predictions of which way they’ll go in 16 of the top categories.

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CineDrunk: Best of 2018's First Half

We pressed pause on 2018 to take stock, praise the praiseworthy, and relegate the rest to the dustbin of history. Pour yourself the Drink of the Summer (an Aperol Spritz) and press play to listen in. Also find out if tired movie formulas can find success simply by casting (gasp) humans other than straight white men! (Spoiler: they can. OH THEY CAN.)

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Aperol Spritz

3 parts sparkling wine
2 parts Aperol
1 part club soda

Pour over ice and serve. Stirring optional because it's summer.

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The 4th Annual CineMunchies: The Films & Scenes of the Year

The 4th Annual CineMunchies: The Films & Scenes of the Year

And now for the final envelope!

We dished about our favorite films of 2017 in our Top Ten podcast, and then we awarded the first batch of our 4th Annual CineMunchies to the performances of the year, so now it's time to throw the last bit of earth on the cinematic grave of 2017 with the CineMunchies honoring the best scenes of last year at the movies.

To determine our collective top ten films of 2017, we attributed points based on our personal rankings, and those with the most points became our honorees. For other categories, we used a combination of secret ballot, tea leaves, and martini-fueled caucusing.

Cheers to another year of cinematic superlatives!

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The 4th Annual CineMunchies: The Performances of the Year

The 4th Annual CineMunchies: The Performances of the Year

With the 90th Annual Oscars in the rear-view mirror, it's high time we put a cherry on top of the sh*t sundae that was 2017 with our 4th Annual CineMunchies! Honoring our favorite films and performances from the previous year, below you'll find the first half of our awards, crowning the best (and worst) performances the cinematic year had to offer.  Our individual Top Ten lists were revealed in the latest CineDrunk podcast, so read on and listen in to find out which lucky actors netted a coveted CineMunchie this year.

For our acting awards, we attributed points based on our personal rankings, and those with the most points became our honorees. For other categories, we used a combination of secret ballot, tea leaves, and martini-fueled caucusing.

Cheers to another year of cinematic superlatives!

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