Monthly Archives: April 2011

Assessing the Damage

One of my favorite things to do with summer movies is make box office predictions. The first magazine I ever saw do this was Premiere back in, I believe, 1993. After that, I got its summer movie preview every year for at least a decade. So this is a complete admission that I’ve been stealing straight [...]

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When Good Actors Leave Good TV Shows

It happens all the time. An actor or actress gets too big for the small screen, or just doesn’t want to work on their TV show anymore. So they announce far in advance that they’re leaving, most times as a contract ploy. Usually, when you hear, “I’m probably leaving the show after this year,” you [...]

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Be on the Lookout — There Are Contests Coming

We’re going to have a couple contests coming up in the next couple weeks. We’ve got some family-friendly tickets to give away, we’re got some concert tickets to give away, we’ll be all over the map. But you’ll definitely have a chance to win some stuff in the next couple weeks. Keep your eyes peeled, [...]

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My Love Letter to Michael Scott

Dear Michael Scott, I love you. Just to clarify, I’m not a stalker. Sure, I’ve actually looked for you around the streets of Scranton. And yes, I know you’re not real. But I looked anyway. You know, just in case. Also just to clarify, it’s not “I want to have your babies” love. It’s more [...]

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Future Currently Bright at Mountain Laurel (we hope)

There will be plenty of time to criticize the abridged lineup the Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center will be putting on this summer. Plenty of time. But for now, let’s all just sit back and be completely thankful and grateful that someone, anyone, has enough balls to take a chance on what I’m sure [...]

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Six New Shows for Your Consideration

We haven’t taken the pulse of new TV shows in a while, and there have been some decent ones lately. So here goes: THE KILLING (Sundays at 10 on AMC): Twin Peaks, but in reality. CSI, only … good. Make whatever kind of comparisons you want to whatever past show, just know that The Killing [...]

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Time to Start Thinking About How We’ll Say Good-Bye

Been pretty busy this week, sorry I missed the mid-week blog. Let’s see if I can make up for it: Thinking of doing something special for Michael Scott’s last episode on The Office, just like NBC is doing. So here’s my idea, and I need your help with it. In the April 24 Sunday PopRox [...]

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Superman, Russell Brand and Mike Tyson

Right to the links: Is anyone else a little surprised at how much press the new Superman movie is getting? Whoever is in charge of this publicity campaign is drawing up the blueprint for how anyone should release this kind of information. The three big cast announcements — Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as [...]

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X Factor Expanding — But You Already Knew That

Had a good stretch of music on the way in this morning — Everlong, Longview, Killing in the Name Of, Time Won’t Let Me Go — so I’m feeling pretty good. I’ll try to keep it positive, but who knows: We already knew X Factor was expanding its talent search since we announced earlier this [...]

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The Randomness of Being Randomly Random

Just thought I’d pop open my head and pick out a couple of thoughts that have been banging around there lately: It’s very disconcerting to wake up and realize, “Wow, my mind works exactly like Dexter Morgan’s. We think the exact same things!” Exactly how many comebacks is Britney Spears allowed to have before we can [...]

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