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What Might Have Been: Kim Basinger


Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger was a model-turned actress who went on to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.  She’s been a Bond girl and Batman’s girlfriend.  Not to mention an iconic sex symbol of the 80’s thanks to movies like 9 1/2 Weeks.  But like any successful actress, Basinger had to pass on a lot of roles that could have taken her career in a different direction.

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Lebeau’s Le Show: Bonus Episode: Terminator Genisys Trailer


Terminator Trailer

When Daffy and I reviewed Interstellar last weekend, Stoil asked if we would share our thoughts on the Terminator Genisys trailer.  Neither of us had actually watched the trailer.  But since we aim to please, we checked it out.  And boy, it sure was something!  Daffy and I took about ten minutes to discuss the sequel that basically resets the Terminator series.

Review: Tusk


TUSK

Tusk is the latest movie from writer-director-raconteur Kevin Smith.  In the mid-90’s Smith came on the scene with the ultra-low-budget slacker comedy, Clerks.  He was hailed as a promising film-maker and possibly the voice of Generation X.  Since then, his career as a film-maker has taken a back seat to his role as a pod caster, public speaker and Hollywood personality.  One gets the sense that Smith only continues making movies so that he will have new material for his day job.

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Lebeau’s Le Show: Interstellar Review


interstellar

Daffy and I both caught Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic, Interstellar this morning.  So we decided to try something new.  We set out to do a 10-minute episode of Le Show to review the movie.  Instead, we ended up talking about Interstellar for 35 minutes.  The first fifteen minutes is spoiler-free, so feel free to listen even if you haven’t seen the movie.  We give you a warning before we start talking about the ending.

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What the Hell Happened to Emilio Estevez?


Emilio Estevez 2014

Emilio Estevez comes from Hollywood royalty.  His dad is actor Martin Sheen.  His brother is Charlie Sheen.  As a child, his best friends were the Penns (Sean and Chris) and the Lowes (Rob and Chad).  Estevez grew up immersed in show biz.  In the early 80’s Estevez became the de facto leader of the actors of his generation.  Collectively, they were known as the Brat Pack and for a short time, they reigned supreme.  As the decade ended, there was a backlash against the Pack.  Among his colleagues, Estevez held up better than others.  But these days, Estevez is rarely heard from.

What the hell happened?

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Review: St. Vincent


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They say that there are no new stories, just variations on the same old ones. Sometimes the measure of true talent is how a group of artists is capable of elevating relatively predictable material to make it emotionally impactful and revelatory. The newest Bill Murray vehicle St. Vincent falls into this category of achievement.

St. Vincent is a very familiar story of redemption through opening up to the people around us and really learning who they are. There are many examples of these kinds of stories, especially with a child being the catalyst for bringing down carefully constructed walls against the outside world. Nick Hornby’s novel About a Boy, which has been made into both a film and a TV show, comes to mind. These stories, especially in their movie forms, have a tendency to be a little treacly and simplistic, even in their best incarnations.
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