Monthly Archives: June 2008

the new classics (movies)

You thought  a list like this could be published without me tearing it apart? Pfffffff. Why don’t you just make a list about best Saved By the Bell episodes and ask me to stay away? I finally fully dissected Entertainment Weekly’s “New Classics” issue — its 1000th issue, congrats — and for the most part, [...]

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james spader must be stopped

I’ve been away for two days at a seminar in Harrisburg, so I’m still sifting through mounds of e-mails. But it was an interesting couple of days, so let’s get caught up: The 10 finalists for 2008 Emmy consideration for comedy and drama series were released today. It’s a pretty decent list and it’s tough [...]

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look ma! big announcements!

Three huge Sharp-related announcements: –Our latest Sharp party is officially scheduled, and it may be our biggest and best one yet. I can at least say I’m most excited about this one, because I love outdoor deck parties, and that’s what this one is. The Sharp Summer Bash 2008 will be at Pocono Brewing Company [...]

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the death of AFI

Looks like this whole AFI phenomenon is running out of gas. What was a water-cooler demon a couple years ago when American Film Institute released its 100 Greatest Movies of All Time has sunk to releasing lists like Top 10 Courtroom Dramas. So basically, they’re saying, “We’ll make up any list as long as we [...]

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on the local beat

I wasn’t lying when I said I was going to try and do more local blogging. This is the third one in like two weeks! I think that’s already double what I’ve done over the last year. Oops. But here at Sharp we’re starting finally starting to get more and more notifications of stuff going [...]

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summer tv: the beginning

Never judge a new TV show by its pilot. No matter how good that pilot is, it can go downhill in a hurry like the ABC bank-heist-gone-wrong disaster The Nine. Even if the pilot is a total monstrosity of suckitude, it can still pick up and blow you away a month or two later like [...]

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local tv dirty laundry

It’s a rarity out here in the Poconos, I know. But if you watch news from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and choose either channels WYOU 22 or WBRE 28, you may have noticed some changes. At the beginning of this week, 22 and 28 both launched new news broadcasts with new news teams designed to battle WNEP 16 [...]

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the great MILF debate

WARNING: We’ve got some adult themes and content here. Well, I don’t think so, not so much, but I do talk about the F-word a little bit. If that offends you, it’s probably best to just turn around now and go to poconorecord.com, where such talk isn’t tolerated. We’re a little different over here at [...]

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all Poconos baby

I really don’t do this enough, but there is some big local stuff to play catch-up on: –Penn’s Peak announced three more shows coming in August and September, two of them are pretty big. Puddle of Mudd — arguably the most recent, on the charts rock act ever to play Penn’s Peak — will be there [...]

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box office battles

Hollywood is going to be a pretty angry place this month. Has there ever been a solid month of intense — and career-threatening — box office battles every week? Every one of June’s four Fridays pits Hollywood heavyweights against each other, and in almost every case, it’s movies appealing to the same audience (or at least close). [...]

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