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What Might Have Been: Sean Young


Sean Young

Sean Young

Few actresses embody the concept of a “missed opportunity” as well as Sean Young.  For a time, she seemed to be the next big A-list star.  A leading lady for the 80s.  Young herself has compared herself more than once to Julia Roberts.  But somehow, she never became America’s Sweetheart.  We’ve already examined what happened to her.  So now, it’s time to look at what might have been.

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The A-List: Don’t Call It a Comeback


Dumb and Dumber To

This past weekend, Dumb and Dumber To exceeded even the most optimistic box office projections.  Critics were unkind to the sequel, but audiences who have been waiting twenty years for more Dumb and Dumber didn’t care.  Now there’s talk of a Dumb and Dumber trilogy!

The box office success of Dumb and Dumber To has some people talking about a comeback for Jim Carrey.  Carrey’s movie career has cooled over the last decade or so.  His last unqualified box office hit was arguably Bruce Almighty in 2003.  When a Dumb and Dumber sequel was announced, it seemed to some (myself included) like a desperation move.  But now, it seems like a “hail mary pass” that connected.

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Review: Nightcrawler


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What is a “movie” and what is a “film?” The two terms can be used as synonyms a great deal of the time. I do it myself just to break up the monotony of employing one of them repeatedly. Technically, there is nothing really wrong with this, but we’re all also aware that the word “film,” when not referring to the actual act of making a movie (“It is now time to film the naked zombie attack.”) is usually denoting when the medium approaches the quality of art. Will Ferrell makes movies. Ingmar Bergman made films.

What many of us are hoping for when we plop down in the local cinema is to be presented with something that straddles the line between the two. We want to be thrilled and entertained on a basic level, but we also want to be challenged and transformed without being pandered to. Nightcrawler comes very very close to being that type of experience. But it just can’t help itself, can it?
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Lebeau’s Le Show: Episode 009 – He’s Chevy Chase and We’re Not


Episode 009

We’re dedicating an entire show to the first breakout star of Saturday Night Live, Chevy Chase.  Why?  I really don’t know.  It seemed like a good idea at the time.  We cover all three of Chase’s good movies and at least a third of his terrible ones.  This episode has it all; cute dogs, little people and Princess Leia in her underwear.  Daffy and I discuss why Billy Murray and Chevy Chase aren’t friends and why Chase probably won’t be appearing in any Marvel movies any time soon.  Find out why Chase isn’t in Animal House and why Daffy believes the movie is over-rated anyway.  We also name at least a handful of the many, many people Chase has offended over the years.  It’s a podcast and a dessert topping!

The show is embedded after the jump.  Hope you like it.

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