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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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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CineDrunk: Best of 2017 - Top Ten Lists

While we're happy to have 2017 behind us, we did find some comfort and joy in movie theaters throughout the year. We managed to take in more than 100 films from 2017, so it's high time to rank and debate the best of them. Have a listen to the latest CineDrunk below to find out which movies made our personal top ten lists, and mix yourself up an accompanying cocktail!

Haddishdrinks

The Bittersweet Ruin

2 oz gin
1 oz pear nectar
0.75 oz Amaro Montenegro

Combine gin, Amaro, and pear nectar in cocktail shaker and stir. Serve in rocks glass with ice.

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2017 Fall Movie Preview: Most Anticipated Films

2017 Fall Movie Preview: Most Anticipated Films

The days of pumpkin spice and cinema for grown-ups are upon us! The year in film so far has been incredibly disappointing, but we've found some cautious optimism when looking ahead to the remainder of 2017. Below you'll find the twenty movies we're most eager to see - for better (Call Me By Your Name) or worse (Happy Death Day). Titles link to the film's trailer where available. To see what we were looking forward to in past years (as a basis for our judgment), click here, here, or here. The three most recent Best Picture winners were all featured on those lists, so perhaps one of the twenty below will join that esteemed group (looking at you, Geostorm!).

Now on with the lists, and happy movie-going!

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The 3rd Annual CineMunchies: Honoring the Best of 2016 in Cinema

The 3rd Annual CineMunchies: Honoring the Best of 2016 in Cinema

With the end of the year fast approaching (the film year doesn't end until the Oscars this Sunday, duh), it's high time to award the CineMunchies! We discussed our top ten films of 2016 in last week's CineDrunk, and now we're bestowing honors for the best food moments in film, the best feline performance, and more!

For our Best Picture and 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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CineDrunk: Best of 2016 - Top Ten Lists

Priorities. Choices. Top Tens. We'll follow Viola's lead and just get to it.

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Click below for the auditory feast, or listen and subscribe to CineDrunk via iTunes.

2016 Fall Movie Preview: Most Anticipated Films

2016 Fall Movie Preview: Most Anticipated Films

It's October!

Keep your pumpkin spices and knitwear, give us great cinema for adults. Yes, these are exciting times. We're looking to add to our favorites of the first half of 2016, make up for a mediocre summer season, and crown new frontrunners in the all-important Oscar race. Below you'll find the twenty films we're most anticipating between now and the end of the year. Clicking on a film's title will take you to the trailer. To see what we were looking forward to last year or the year before (as a basis for our judgment), click here or here.

Now bring us prestige or bring us death.

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CineDrunk: Emmys & the Best of Television 2016

With TV's glitterati set to honor themselves at the Emmy Awards this coming Sunday, we recently gathered the CineDrunk crew for another (indulgent) TeleDrunk extravaganza/eleganza. 

In an (unsuccessful) effort to avoid inane predictions and meandering discussion, we each crafted a trio of top five lists: our favorite nominations, our favorite performances, and our favorite shows from the 2015-2016 TV season.

Credit: Bee Raw

Our drink of choice this time 'round comes from the master mixologists at Bee Raw (a company to which we have no affiliation, we swear). Their guide to honey cocktails has made us regulars at the liquor store and given us a new favorite for everyday drinking: the Bee's Knees.

With ingredients this simple, we recommend buying the best quality you can afford. (At the very least squeeze your lemons fresh.) Your tastebuds will... buzz with approval.

Bee's Knees
recipe from Bee Raw

4 parts London Dry Gin
1½ parts lemon juice
1½ parts Bee Raw Honey simple syrup

1. Combine gin, lemon juice and honey simple syrup in a cocktail
mixing glass.
2. Fill halfway with ice and stir until well chilled, about 30
seconds.
3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
4. Garnish with lemon twist.
5. Get your buzz on.

The Creative Arts Emmys were held over the weekend (where Nathan's fifth favorite AND most favorite nomination from this year became a winner), while the main event airs this Sunday, September 18 on ABC. Matt's final predictions to come!

CineDrunk: Favorite Actors Without Oscar Nominations

 Credit: Elizabeth Perrin

Credit: Elizabeth Perrin

Another month, another random match-up to determine our favorite... something. This time, it's our favorite actors who have yet to receive an Oscar nomination.

Our criteria: actors must be alive and working, and have come close to an Oscar nomination in the past or at least been in the awards conversation at some point in their career. Many were considered, but to narrow the field we had to leave a great many talented folks off the list (sorry, Kevin Bacon, Lisa Kudrow, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw).

Our 32 finalists are listed below. Have a listen to discover who emerged victorious!

Modified Martinez
adapted from Saveur

2 oz gin
2 oz dry vermouth
3/4 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
a splash of Unicum

Measure all ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and enjoy.

Jamie Bell • Maria Bello • Gael Garcia Bernal • Paul Bettany • Emily Blunt • Jim Carrey •
Jeff Daniels • Julie Delpy • Cameron Diaz • Kirsten Dunst • Colin Farrell • Richard Gere •
Jeff Goldblum • John Goodman • Hugh Grant • Oscar Isaac • Allison Janney •
Scarlett Johansson • Michael B. Jordan • Steve Martin • James McAvoy • Ewan McGregor • Catherine O'Hara • David Oyelowo • Guy Pearce • Sam Rockwell • Meg Ryan • Andy Serkis • Martin Sheen • Donald Sutherland • Kristen Wiig • Shailene Woodley