Monthly Archives: December 2009

best tv of the decade

The third and final installment in the PopRox Best of the Decade Series: Best TV of the 00′s We’re in the golden age of TV. Anyone over 50 will argue for the 70s and the birth of the family sitcom. Some in their 30s will argue for the 80s because its the first generation that honestly and truly [...]

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best movies of the decade

The second in the PopRox Best of the Decade Series: Best movies of the 00′s You don’t quite realize how difficult it is to choose the five best movies of the decade until you sit down and really think about it. A couple of factors went into my decisions: –How did I feel when I first saw [...]

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best comedies of the decade

The first in the PopRox Best of the Decade Series: Comedy movies of the 00′s So here’s where we are in the State of Cinema, circa 2009. About 90 percent of the comedies being made are so bad and formulaic that a couple of things have happened in the past 10 years: –Only one group [...]

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sending out 2009 in style

Hope everyone had a great Christmas! We’re in rank-mania mode right now. Best of the year, best of the decade, best of the day, best of the last minute … where does it end? It’s dizzying. Conversely, it just so happens that best of lists are some of my favorite things int he world, so [...]

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the best tv of the year

Sorry about no post yesterday, my bad. I had to spend most of the day calling our semi-finalists for the Poconos Biggest Loser contest. It actually went better than I imagined it would, but it still took about six hours. Anyway, this will be the last PopRox post before Christmas, so have a great holiday [...]

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yet another way hollywood is trying to trick us

Around this time of year, we always want to reflect back. Take a look at some of the things we’ve done and said over the year, and evaluate what we did wrong and what went well. In that spirit, it’s time to resurrect a favorite gripe of PopRox — the antiquated notion of what constitutes [...]

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all avatar, all the time

Here’s the thing about Avatar. As much as it should be hated and despised for how the studio has spent the last six months trying to position it — as a movie you absolutely, positively, 100 percent need to see under the penalty of cultural bankruptcy — it’s actually working. They’re breaking me down. Could [...]

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comic book movie day

It’s a good day to be a Marvel comic book fan or a fan of the Marvel movies. The good ones. Not Fantastic Four or Punisher. First up is the Iron Man 2 trailer that’s going to be in front Sherlock Holmes. It’s a brilliant, if not formulaic, preview of the April 30 release, a weekend [...]

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golden globe fallout

Some PopRox scheduling: Looking to throw out some best of the decade stuff over New Year’s Week, Dec. 28-31. No best of the year yet, since that’s sooooooo 2008. Maybe in January sometime, but I know I haven’t seen enough movies to make a top 10 list yet. As for best of the decade, right [...]

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can we change the name to silver globes?

They got me again. Every year, I get excited for Golden Globe nominations. It’s the first indication we have of what Oscar voters may be favoring and a midseason TV report to find out what TV’s best shows are. But every year, I scroll through the nominees and get more bored as I make my [...]

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