February 26, 2016

Episode 48 - The 2nd Annual Dubbie Awards!

Last year, we introduced a new award to the heap of golden trinkets that accumulate like so many unwanted mugs in the proverbial kitchen cabinet of Hollywood: the Dubbies!

We present the 2nd Annual Dubbie Awards, looking into the recent past to name our favorite films and performances of 2015, and hand out some special nostalgia-tinted honors including:

  • Best Comeback
  • Most Unnecessary Throwback
  • Future WWWW Candidate
  • Most Nostalgic Moment

Straighten your bow tie and make sure your hair is camera-ready - it's time for the Dubbies!

February 12, 2016


Frothy literary adaptations for teen audiences were all the rage in the '90s (Clueless, She's All That10 Things I Hate About You), but the venomous Cruel Intentions operates on a different, nastier level. Transporting the sensual decadence and moral decay of 18th-century French aristocracy to the bourgeoisie of late 20th-century Manhattan, the film is refreshingly frank in its casual deception of seductive mind games and sexual expectations.

But is there any redeeming quality in the sleazy subject matter, or is titillation the only goal? We'll find out as we celebrate Valentine's Day with a tale of malice and manipulation in the name of love.

Cruel Intentions (1999)
Written and directed by Roger Kumble
Produced by Neal H. Moritz
Based on the novel Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Sean Patrick Thomas, Joshua Jackson, Swoozie Kurtz, and Christine Baranski