On a recent episode of What Do You Wanna Watch? Ashley, Dylan and Nick were joined by Buddy Watson (who we are legally required to say is from dashgamer.com) to give their predictions for this year’s Academy Awards. As has become custom for What Do You Wanna Watch? predictions, the wager was set that the winner would pick something for the losers to watch and discuss on an upcoming episode.

Were now a few weeks removed from the Academy Awards and the winners being announced, so here are the final results for this year’s Oscar predictions:

Ashley – 16
Buddy – 16
Dylan – 9
Nick – 7

Congratulations to Buddy and Ashley! Unfortunately their tie made organizing the punishment for Dylan and Nick a little more difficult. Buddy and Ashley came to the agreement that they would each put forward two films and then let a Twitter poll decide which film Nick and Dylan have to watch.

Please vote here:

If you are undecided, here’s a full breakdown of the four films Ashley and Buddy have put together for you to vote on:

A Ghost Story

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
IMDB: 6.8
Metacritic: 84

Year of Release: 2017
Directed by: David Lowery
Written by: David Lowery
Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Will Oldham, Sonia Acevedo, Rob Zabrecky, and Liz Franke

Recently deceased, a ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state, he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.

Some, no doubt, will find Lowery’s playfully surreal experiment (a ghost story told from the POV of the ghost) haunting, lyrical, and moving. Others (ahem, guilty as charged) will just find it maddening, inscrutable, and alienating. – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

A slow-paced story featuring someone wearing a white sheet, this really doesn’t seem like something Nick would like given his high bar for suspension of disbelief and the recent revelation that he hated Call Me By Your Name.

Jack And Jill

Rotten Tomatoes: 3%
IMDB: 3.3
Metacritic: 23

Year of Release: 2011
Directed by: Dennis Dugan
Written by: Steve Koren and Adam Sandler
Starring: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino and Eugenio Derbez

Jack hates Thanksgiving because of his twin sister Jill’s annual visit. He is forced to bear with her for longer after actor Al Pacino, whom he needs for an ad, develops a crush on Jill.

The pic’s general stupidity, careless direction and reliance on a single-joke premise that was never really funny to begin with are only the most obvious of its problems. – Andrew Barker, Variety

Both Nick and Dylan really liked Adam Sandler’s performance in Uncut Gems, possibly the best performance of his long career. But can they really appreciate this highest of highs without experiencing Sandler’s lowest of lows? Jack and Jill was one of the worst reviewed films of Sandler’s career and, if you believe some recent interviews with Academy members, one of the reasons he didn’t receive an Oscar nomination.


Rotten Tomatoes: 20%
IMDB: 5.3
Metacritic: 37

Year of Release: 2019
Directed by: Steven Knight
Written by: Steven Knight
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, and Jeremy Strong

Baker Dill enjoys his tranquil life in Plymouth Island. However, his life turns upside down when his ex-wife, Karen, tracks him down and offers him $10 million to get rid of her abusive new husband.

Serenity is a genuine headscratcher, baffling on almost every level. Badly scripted, strangely acted and poorly pitched, there is so much to pick over it’s hard to know where to begin. Sometimes the best of bold intentions are just not enough. – Ian Freer, Empire

Serenity was a film I saw referenced several times on Twitter and every time I did it was always described as bonkers. There is some sort of twist that has been described as both ingenious and stupid so why not let Dylan and Nick let us know which it is.


Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
IMDB: 7.9
Metacritic: 83

Year of Release: 1979
Directed by: Woody Allen
Written by: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep and Anne Byrne

Isaac Davis is a twice-divorced malcontent facing middle age alone after his wife, Jill, leaves him for a woman. Isaac is dating fresh-faced Tracy, a high school girl he knows is wrong for him, and begins to wonder if he and brainy writer Mary, the mistress of his best friend, Yale, might make a better couple.

Allen serves up a nostalgia that was utterly of its time; he incarnates an idea of the city that, even now, remains as strong as its reality and refracts his disappointed ideals into high existential crises. – Richard Brody, New Yorker

Just like Batman, Dylan lives by a code. While we don’t know Dylan’s stance on killing, we do know that he doesn’t watch the films of problematic directors with Woody Allen an example he has listed before. So it only makes sense to make him watch one of Woody’s most problematic films with the portrayal of a middle-aged man dating a teenager not playing the same now as it did when in first released.