Category Archives: Daffy and Lebeau
Join Lebeau and Daffy Stardust as they reboot LeBlog’s podcast in a new format! Each month the pair plans to look back at and look forward to some of the pop culture of the previous and coming months. This will typically include discussions of superheroes in a variety of media, Disney topics, the Oscars, and a “potpourri” section which allows them to talk about whatever the heck they want to! This time that means Star Wars in advance of this month’s release of The Last Jedi.
If you don’t want to sit through an hour plus of these numbskulls with faces for radio, you can use our handy-dandy time reference below and skip forward to the topics that most interest you! Hope you enjoy it!
Potpourri (Star Wars)- 33:35
This weekend has brought us the 17th installment in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe with the third movie starring the God of Thunder, Thor: Ragnarok. Join this spacey duck and your gracious host as we catch up on the big new release and what it means for what we can expect going forward.
*Spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok after the jump*
The big movie release of this past weekend, if I can believe the hype I’ve seen and the strong crowds I experienced, was the live action adaptation of the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast. The 1991 animated musical production is one of the most beloved in the Disney canon, winning Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Original Song, and becoming the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture. The affection and nostalgia still attached to the animated film have made this year’s adaptation perhaps the most hotly anticipated live action Disney film of the past decade.
Join Lebeau and me as we discuss our own histories with the story and our reactions to the new film. There are mild spoilers here, but if you’ve seen the previous Disney film, the general story shouldn’t be much of a surprise.
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Merry Festivus, elves of LeBlog!
Each year is made up of a series of movie “seasons,” with every production company vying for box office dominance during these peak portions of the cinema calendar. Although there are 12 months in every year, movie theater attendance is, of course, way up during those times of the year when kids of all ages are out of school. Because of this, you’ll see most of the big event movies released in time for extended holiday periods.
Earlier this year, Lebeau and I sat down for a chat about the important releases and trends of the summer movie season, and this time we’ll be covering the same topic as it applies to what we’ve seen in November and December. Come along as we discuss the relative value of this holiday’s offerings and what it might mean for audiences and filmmakers long-term.
The kids are back in school which is a sure sign that the Summer Movie Season has drawn to an end. Traditionally, this is when the Hollywood studios release their big budget crowd pleasers. It’s the season of popcorn movies. It’s also a make or break period for the studios who are betting big on their summer releases. As this summer movie season comes to an end, I thought I’d check in with Daffy Stardust for a recap.
Greetings LeBlog readers! The biggest movie release of the weekend has been the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) superhero throw down Captain America: Civil War, so Lebeau and I have decided to have a conversation about the film here. A warning right off the bat: There Will Be Spoilers. So if you haven’t seen the movie yet, go to your local multiplex (this obviously isn’t an art house flick, so you’ll have no trouble finding it) and enjoy a little hero-on-hero combat and then come back here to discuss what we all saw and what it means about the future of the Marvel films.
Spoilers begin after the break, so this is your last chance to avoid them.
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