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Isaac Mizrahi: Isaac Does the Oscars


Isaac Mizrahi

In 1996, fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi was a hot property.  He had been the subject of the documentary, Unzipped.  In their annual Young Hollywood issue, Movieline sat down with Mizrahi to discuss the state of fashion in general and at the Oscars in particular.  It’s a dishy look at what happens when the world of fashion and entertainment collide.

 

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Oscars: 2016 Nominations


Meet The Oscars Exhibit Opening

While we have been concentrating on the Golden Raspberries, Hollywood types are more interested in this year’s Academy Award nominees.  The 88th Annual Oscar nominations were announced this morning.  Here’s a complete list.  Discussion is encouraged.

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Le Show: Best Actor


Best Actor

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’ll be putting out several shorter installments.  In the fourth episode, we run through the five Best Actor nominees, who we think will win and who we think should win.

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Le Show: Best Supporting Actor


Best Supporting Actor

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’ll be putting out several shorter installments.  In the second episode, we run through the five Best Supporting Actor nominees, who we think will win and who we think should win.

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Le Show: Best Supporting Actress


2015 Best Supporting Actress Nominees

2015 Best Supporting Actress Nominees

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’ll be putting out several shorter installments.  In the first episode, we run through the five Best Supporting Actress nominees, who we think will win and who we think should win.

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Le Blog

 

Movies of 1985 Bracket Game: Back to the Future Vs. The Color Purple


Color Purple Vs Back to the Future

With the start of a new year, there’s a whole new slate of movies to look forward to.  Hollywood is hoping 2015 will be a better year at the movies than 2014 was.  But how will the movies of the new year stack up against the movies from 30 years ago?  1985 gave us some classic movies and its share of forgettable ones as well.  In this month’s bracket game we’re going back in time to 1985 to pick our favorites from 30 years ago!

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Oscar Nominations!


Meet The Oscars Exhibit Opening

This year’s Oscar nominations were announced this morning and this post will simply list the nominees, which may spark some conversation or may just provide another place to come if you need to remind yourself who the nominees are.

Click below to view the full list!
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Movies of 1985 Bracket Game: The Color Purple Vs. Out of Africa


Color Purple Out of Africa

With the start of a new year, there’s a whole new slate of movies to look forward to.  Hollywood is hoping 2015 will be a better year at the movies than 2014 was.  But how will the movies of the new year stack up against the movies from 30 years ago.  1985 gave us some classic movies and its share of forgettable ones.  In this month’s bracket game we’re going back in time to 1985 to pick our favorites from 30 years ago!

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10 Actors You Won’t Believe Have Never Been Nominated for an Oscar


leo dicaprio oscar gif

With the Oscars now (thankfully) behind us we can look back and criticize other Oscars. While the entire internet is up in arms over Leo DiCaprio having never won, I’m going to make the case that being nominated several times is plenty of honor (last years long overdue recognition of Gary Oldman robbed me of #1 most disrespected).

Yes, winning is better, but at least you’ve been recognized as one of the best. Unlike the unfortunate actors I’m about to cover. The majority of them you probably would assume they’ve won or at least been nominated, however, for some strange reason, despite an impressive performances, star power, and overall body of work, they’ve never gotten the recognition they deserve. Let’s get snubby, shall we?

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Lebeau’s Le Show: Episode 001 – Celluloid Heroes


Le Show Episode One

Daffy and I have been working for the last couple of weeks on putting together a podcast that hopefully takes what readers like about Le Blog and brings it to another format.  This is our first attempt at putting on a show which was quite an experiment.  I went in knowing very little about podcasting and absolutely nothing about the technical aspects of doing so.  But we muddled through.

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2014 Oscar Picks


 

Here are my 2014 Oscar Picks. I never win any contests. But that doesn’t stop me from being right. I have a love/hate relationship with the Academy Awards, but it’s my Super Bowl. Here’s my predictions with some analysis where I deemed necessary, hope you enjoy, and feel free to disagree!

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Juror #10: Ed Begley


What’re you so polite about?

Ed Begley plays the one truly unlikable character in 12 Angry Men as the bigoted “Juror #10.” The wonderful thing about Begley’s performance is that he gives us a guy who clearly thinks that he is perfectly reasonable, and that he’s just saying what the other guys are probably thinking. Juror #10 is brusk and irritable, nursing a very aggravating “Summer cold,” coughing, wheezing, sweating, and quickly losing his temper. Like many bullies of his type, when he meets his comeuppance (one of the signature moments of the film), he collapses in an uncomprehending heap, unable to reconcile the man he believes he is with the man he has shown himself to be. At that moment, I find myself musing that this guy is probably somebody’s favorite uncle. Hey, he does try to tell a joke at one point.

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Juror #8: Henry Fonda (Part 2)


In part 1 of this article, I detailed Henry Fonda’s early life and film career through the end of the 1950s. After six years away from film, Fonda had come back in a big way with “Mister Roberts,” which had opened the door for some high-profile projects, including “War and Peace,” Hitchcock’s “The Wrong Man,” and our personal favorite here, “12 Angry Men.” Unfortunately, a couple of box office disappointments and at least one unfathomable creative dud had left Fonda licking his wounds and retreating to the television western “The Deputy.” As he would prove, however, Fonda still had the prestige, popularity, and talent to hold a strong place in the industry.

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