Monthly Archives: March 2010

With all these sequels and remakes, Diggstown 2 can’t be far behind. We hope.

Looks like for the foreseeable future, I’ll only be blogging Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Or just three days a week. At some point, I may go back to an every day schedule, but for now we’re scaling back. But you’re not going to get any less news or insight. I normally wrote about 5,000 words a [...]

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Was 24 trying to get killed?

Preparing for life without “the island” already was hard enough for some people. But in the span of a week in May, viewers of good TV must prepare themselves to deal with life without Lost and without Jack Bauer. Kiefer Sutherland announced over the weekend that 24 will end after this year’s 8th season, a [...]

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The curious case of John Cusack

For some reason, John Cusack has never gotten the due he deserved. He’s been overlooked even though he’ll go over $1 billion in career box-office earnings with his latest movie, Hot Tub Time Machine.   No Oscar nominations, and only one (completely deserved) Golden Globe nomination. He’s only been in two movies that even made [...]

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The final proof Grey’s Anatomy people hate Katherin Heigl

Pretty quick today, it’s a crazy day with the Great Pocono Weight Race coming to a close tonight. Our final weigh-in is tonight at The Lounge at the Comfort Inn in Bartonsville, we’ll announce the winner out there. You mere mortals will have to wait for Sunday’s paper to find out who won. You can [...]

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An open letter to Ryan Reynolds

Dear Ryan Reynolds, Thanks a lot. You already started the potential Deadpool franchise when you played him in Wolverine last summer. And we knew there was some kind of plan there when you only received about 15 minutes of screen time. So don’t even try to tell us there wasn’t a future Deadpool plan in place. One [...]

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Catching your TV breath

We’re making this a TV catch-up day because I looked through my bookmarks yesterday and realized I had about 20 things piled up that needed some kind of mention. It’s a good time to catch up since shows are starting to return from their winter breaks in time for the next two months of season [...]

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Movie collectors are a dying breed

Movie collectors are a weird bunch. Most collectors of other items know the materials they’re collecting are pretty dorky, so they don’t tell anyone about it. Stamp collectors don’t walk up to you and say, “Guess what? I just found a 1937 2-cent Pony Express limited edition!” because they know you’ll look at them like [...]

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The good and the bad of the last few days

I’m directly stealing a gimmick from Pocono Record’s editorial writer Paula Heeschen, who does a weekly thumbs up and down feature. But I like to shake things up every now and then, and it’s a good gimmick:  THUMBS DOWN to Sean Kingston for his reported behavior Wednesday night at his Sherman Theater concert. A month ago, [...]

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Playing TV catch-up

Taking stock of some of the March TV that’s premiered the last couple weeks before we head into season finale for about two months: JUSTIFIED (FX, Tuesdays at 10 p.m. and likely rebroadcast about a billion times during the week): What a nice little career Timothy Olyphant has carved out. Sure, he’s never going to be the [...]

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Movie theaters take another shot in the chest

We predict a lot of things around here, most of them are pretty scatterbrained thoughts fueled by staying up too late the night before watching the FX rebroadcast of Justified (a perfect segue to announce we’ll be doing a review of some new midseason TV shows tomorrow). So it’s tough to remember if I predicted there [...]

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