Movie Robot Bracket Game: The Terminator Vs. The Gunslinger


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With Neill Blomkamp’s latest science fiction movie, Chappie, opening March 6, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the most memorable robot characters in movie history.  Some of them are good, some of them want to kill us.  Some of them look like humans and others are clearly machines.  Robots have been part of movies since the early silent picture days.  In this bracket game, we pick our favorites.

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Movie Robot Bracket Game: Maria Vs. Gort


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With Neill Blomkamp’s latest science fiction movie, Chappie, opening March 6, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the most memorable robot characters in movie history.  Some of them are good, some of them want to kill us.  Some of them look like humans and others are clearly machines.  Robots have been part of movies since the early silent picture days.  In this bracket game, we pick our favorites.

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Movie Robot Bracket Game: R2-D2 Vs. Robby the Robot


R2D2 Vs. Robbie the Robot

With Neill Blomkamp’s latest science fiction movie, Chappie, opening March 6, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the most memorable robot characters in movie history.  Some of them are good, some of them want to kill us.  Some of them look like humans and others are clearly machines.  Robots have been part of movies since the early silent picture days.  In this bracket game, we pick our favorites.

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Congratulations to the winner of our Best Actor Oscars Bracket Game: Robert DeNiro!


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Robert DeNiro edged Marlon Brando by just a single vote to become the champion of out Best Actor Oscar Bracket Game! According to our readers’ votes in this game, his performance in Raging Bull is the greatest one ever awarded with a Best Actor Oscar in the ceremony’s history.

As his reward, I will be posting a series of pictures from his career after the break. Enjoy!
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My Top Ten Drummers In Movies


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In celebration of the Oscar-winning drama, Whiplash, table9mutant has put together a fun top 10 list of drummers in movies. Check it out at Cinema Parrot Disco.

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Ever since watching Birdman with its love it or hate it drum score (I thought it fit the film well but it got annoying) then of course Whiplash with all of its drumming, I’ve been thinking that I really need to do a list of My Top Ten Drummers In Movies. So here you go! :-)

10. Miles Teller as Andrew in Whiplash

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Well, I have to include Miles Teller since Whiplash was the inspiration for this post. I’m still not a big fan of his (he’s got a smarmy look) but Whiplash was good. Maybe I’ll change my mind about him – he’s in like a million movies coming out this year.

9. Ringo Starr in Yellow Submarine

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Come on – it’s The Beatles! I had to include Ringo. I love Yellow Submarine.

8. The Wyld Stallyns “historical babe” in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

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The redhead! Not…

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Best Actor Oscars Bracket Game Final! : Vito Corleone vs Vito Corleone


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Well here we are! The final two competitors in our Best Actor Oscars Bracket Game, and it’s the only two individuals to win the golden statuette for playing the same character. Strangely enough, neither one of these legends is competing here based on playing the patriarch of the Corleone family in the films based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling Godfather series. Instead, Marlon Brando’s groundbreaking performance in Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront is facing off against Robert DeNiro’s amazing transformation in Martin Scorsese’s boxing biopic Raging Bull.
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Best Actor Oscars Bracket Game: Gregory Peck vs Robert DeNiro


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Welcome to the Final Four! According to our voters here at Le Blog, the cream of the crop of Best Actor Oscar winners include Marlon Brando, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert DeNiro, and Gregory Peck, with each man having outlasted two previous competitors. Join us beyond the jump in helping to decide on the greatest performance by any Best Actor winner in the history of the awards. We’ve got some greats still in the game!
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The Walking Dead: Distance


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So, what’d you think of the Oscars?  Too long, right?  And Birdman?  Whatever.  Overrated.  But hey, at least it’s over.  Unlike The Walking Dead which is still going.  I watched both shows last night more out of obligation that desire.  Of the two, The Walking Dead was easily the less onerous.

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Best Actor Oscars Bracket Game: Daniel Day-Lewis vs Marlon Brando


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Welcome to the Final Four! According to our voters here at Le Blog, the cream of the crop of Best Actor Oscar winners include Marlon Brando, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert DeNiro, and Gregory Peck, with each man having outlasted two previous competitors. Join us beyond the jump in helping to decide on the greatest performance by any Best Actor winner in the history of the awards. We’ve got some greats still in the game!
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Best Actor Oscars Bracket Game: Jack Nicholson vs Robert DeNiro


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We have now entered the second round of our celebration of the finest performances ever to be awarded with the Best Actor Oscar at the yearly Academy Awards ceremony. Eighty-six winning performances were whittled down to sixteen for our bracket game (two from each of the last eight decades), and over the last week we have knocked half of that field out, leaving us with a pretty exclusive group remaining. As always, there are those who bristle at the thought of pitting artists against one another in a competition that is, after all, not apples to apples. These actors are performing based on different roles in different scripts by different writers, led by different directors, and assisted by different co-stars. Well…yes, that’s kind of what goes on each year at the Oscars, doesn’t it? And that’s what we’re looking forward to this Sunday. Besides, it’s fun!
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Le Show: Best Picture


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Daffy and I are back with new episodes of our podcast, Le Show. As we did last year, we’re tackling the Academy Awards. Rather than ramble on for an hour about all the major categories, we decided to split things up. So instead of one long show, we’ve been putting out several shorter installments. In this fifth episode, we run through this year’s eight Best Picture nominees, who we think will win and who we think should win.

Best Actor Oscars Bracket Game: Gregory Peck vs Anthony Hopkins


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We have now entered the second round of our celebration of the finest performances ever to be awarded with the Best Actor Oscar at the yearly Academy Awards ceremony. Eighty-six winning performances were whittled down to sixteen for our bracket game (two from each of the last eight decades), and over the last week we have knocked half of that field out, leaving us with a pretty exclusive group remaining. As always, there are those who bristle at the thought of pitting artists against one another in a competition that is, after all, not apples to apples. These actors are performing based on different roles in different scripts by different writers, led by different directors, and assisted by different co-stars. Well…yes, that’s kind of what goes on each year at the Oscars, doesn’t it? And that’s what we’re looking forward to this Sunday. Besides, it’s fun!
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