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July 16: Happy Birthday Phoebe Cates and Will Ferrell

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She gave a generation of young boys impure thoughts that have lasted a lifetime.  He made frat boys laugh till liquid shot out their noses.  Celebrating birthdays today are Phoebe Cates and Will Ferrell among others.

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Franchise Killers: Gremlins 2: The New Batch

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More often than not, movie franchises end on a low note.  Sometimes one truly awful entry in a series can kill an audience’s appetite for any additional follow-ups.  Other times, a series will follow a long, slow decline that ends in apathy.  But every now and then, you come across a franchise killer that is actually worth watching.  That’s what we have here with Joe Dante’s zany sequel, Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

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Christmas Movie Bracket Game: The Muppet Christmas Carol Vs. Gremlins

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Somehow it seems it is already December!  Where did 2014 go?  But the tree is up and we’re counting down to Christmas again.  Last month, we had a lot of fun with a Saturday Night Live bracket game which tied into the Chevy Chase episode of our podcast.  So for December, we’re bringing the brackets back with a holiday spin which will also tie into a very special Christmas episode of Lebeau’s Le Show.

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What the Hell Happened to Phoebe Cates?

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Phoebe Cates

In the early 1980’s Phoebe Cates was one of the hottest rising stars in Hollywood.  After memorable roles in two Hollywood blockbusters, her career cooled off.  In the early 1990s, she went into retirement and has rarely been seen or heard from since.

What the hell happened?

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