I kicked things around this morning with Boxoffice.com’s Phil Contrino, a longtime Oscar Poker contributor until Sasha Stone suddenly dropped me last October after I wrote about our raging Silver Linings Playbook argument in the parking garage of the Aidikoff screening room (but without identifying her or even her gender), and in so doing threw Contrino out with the bathwater. Phil and I talked about (a) why and how The Lone Ranger has tanked, (b) Cate Blanchett‘s possible award-calibre performance in Woody Allen‘s Blue Jasmine, (c) the possibility that Armie Hammer might be the new Taylor Kitsch, (d) the Weinstein strategy behind their decision to open the Oscar-bound Fruitvale Station in July, (e) Pacific Rim and (f) Only God Forgives. Again, the mp3.