Weems: Nick Nolte's Smoking Gun DUI mugshot from 2002 still haunts me, and I'm afraid that he'll show up to my house if I don't vote for him. Fear motivates me.

Moyer: Christopher Plummer, because he was great as Captain Picard and Magneto.


Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"

Michel Hazanavicis, "The Artist"

Terrence Malick, "The Tree of Life"

Alexander Payne, "The Descendants"

Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"

Wilson: Michel Hazanavicius! "The Artist" is such a perfect little gem and he cast his wife as the lead- extra points in my book.

Colonna: Scorsese wins. Why? One word: "Goodfellas." Technically that is two words, but that's how he decided to spell it and who wants to question Martin Scorsese? Not this girl.

Weems: Michel Hazanavicius. This guy's name would kill in Scrabble.

Moyer: Martin Scorsese. We need more undiscovered male talent in Hollywood to get the recognition they deserve.

Animated Feature

"A Cat in Paris"

"Chico & Rita"

"Kung Fu Panda 2"

"Puss in Boots"


Wilson: OK, so I haven't seen any of these but just going by their names I'm most intrigued by "Chip & Rita." Who is Chip? Who is Rita? And who are they together?

Colonna: I can't vote for any of the animated films. They freak me out more than any of the "Saw" movies ever could and I don't want an angry animated animal pissed off at me.

Vos: I choose "Kung Fu Panda 2" for entertaining my 4-year-old daughter for hours on end so I don't have to.

Weems: "Puss in Boots." I know this speaks directly to my maturity level, but every time I hear this title, I laugh silently in my soul. Anything that makes my soul chuckle trumps everything else.

Moyer: "Kung Fu Panda 2," an important film that really opened my eyes to the plight of wild animals trained in various martial arts.

Siple: "Puss in Boots" was vastly superior to "Pus in Boots," an animated medical adventure for the tween set.