Monthly Archives: July 2008

look local

I’ve had a ton of local stuff filling up my inbox, so let’s sort through it: Had a blast out at Pocono Brewing Company on Tuesday for the first of the Sharp Original Music Series. Vic and Dave of Solace sounded absolutely FAN-FREAKIN’-TASTIC, and everyone seemed to be happy with the setting. We lost a [...]

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Mad Men vs. In Plain Sight

Some stuff from this weekend: Here’s the difference between In Plain Sight and Mad Men. After watching both shows Sunday night, my wife and I first talked about Mad Men, about the intricacies of it, about how the show writers can make it appear like nothing is happening, when in reality, everything is happening. It [...]

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burning up the dvd player

Been doing the DVD catch-up thing lately for movies released in 2008: CHARLIE BARTLETT: I’m not that excited for Tropic Thunder. I’m pretty tired of Ben Stiller, and apparently so is the rest of America after Heartbreak Kid. But if this Robert Downey Jr. comeback thing keeps its momentum, I may be forced t see [...]

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roger ebert should still lay off the fatty foods

Here comes another plug for the Sharp Original Music Series. You might wanna get used to those. It starts Tuesday at PBC, and we’ll be there every Tuesday through Sept. 2. It looks like it might even go longer, as I have nearly confirmed two more bands interested in playing. But if you like supporting [...]

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batman forever

We all should have seen it coming. A great movie with great reviews, some of which came out weeks before the movie opened. Huge pre-sale numbers. One of the most popular American literary characters of the 20th and 21st centuries as well as one of the most popular cinema and TV characters. And in case you [...]

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deadheads unite!

Guest blogger time! Pocono Record part-timer, Sharp contributor and resident Deadhead Cynthia Hoza headed up to Penn’s Peak on the company dime Friday night to review the Mickey Hart Band, the latest side project from former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. Here’s her review: ———————- If you thought the Grateful Dead was left in the 60′s [...]

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summer TV watch (burn notice)

I’m Michael Sadowski. I used to be a caddie. That doesn’t have quite the ring to it as “I’m Michael Westen. I used to be a spy.” The used-to-be-spy was back last night for the season premiere of USA’s spy action-comedy Burn Notice, bringing back the first of what will be a 13-episode run (six [...]

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Emmy schmemmy

Knock knock.   Who’s there?   The Emmys suck.   The Emmys suck who?   Who cares who? The Emmys just suck.   We’re accustomed to the Emmys blowing chunks, it’s just the way the world is. Every year, we get excited when we hear things like, “Friday Night Lights is a finalist for Best Drama!” [...]

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how do these people sleep at night?

I blame VH1. I don’t blame myself at all. It’s not my fault I found myself flipping through channels Sunday night with my OnDemand not working for some reason and not a thing to watch anywhere I turned. Instead of turning off the TV and reading, or doing the dishes or laundry, or God forbid [...]

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new classics (music)

I’ll cop to the fact that music is my weakest pop culture point. But let’s face it — my weakest pop culture point is like saying Justin Timberlake needs to work on his acting a bit. He’s a pretty good thesp, sure, but if he can bring it up to the level of his looks, [...]

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