Monthly Archives: January 2012

I Suppose If I Had Suggested Liam Neeson Day, You’d All Be Patting Me on the Back!

Links today: Fascinating box office weekend because for me, Liam Neeson has had one of the most interesting movie careers of this generation of movie stars. Up until 1999, Neeson had about a 20-year career playing ordinary guys. Good actor, good parts, Oscar nominated for Schindler’s List in a role that could have defined his [...]

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Your Weekend Fun Guide, With Only Minimal Interruptions

When a famous person dies, the immediate reaction is to say good things about that person. That’s what we do. No one wants to stomp on anyone’s grave. So it wasn’t surprising to me when I called around yesterday to talk to some people that knew Doc Mattioli that they had nothing but good things [...]

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The Day the Movie Music Died

People spent Tuesday dissecting the snubs and surprises of the Oscar nominations, but only a few seemed to notice just two songs were nominated for best original song. You know when else that happened? Never. It was the first time only two original songs were nominated in a category that once was considered one of the most [...]

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Oscar Nominations Can Disappoint and Surprise at the Same Time

Happy Oscar Day everyone! I celebrated the same way I have for a couple years now, by making sure I was on the treadmill at the gym watching the broadcast. That way, I’d be too worried about embarrassing myself to scream out something like, “No Jonah Hill for Moneyball? Screw you Oscars!!!” It’s more peaceful [...]

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Underworld, Steven Tyler, Movie Monologues and More, More More

Pats only giving three is a gift. Take it now and tune the next two weeks out. That’s all I’ll say on the matter. Video-heavy links: If you went to a big high school, people who went to small high schools are always shocked to hear you say, “I graduated with her, but I’m pretty sure [...]

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Your Weekend Snow Fun Guide

Little light on weekend links, but that’s probably a good thing since we might wanna stay off the roads the next two nights. But bad news for barhoppers is good news for skiers, so let’s take a look around the ski areas to see what they have going this weekend: Camelback expects to be 100 [...]

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And Your Oscar Nominees Are …

This is a preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record. Have we all enjoyed the silly portion of Awards Season, reading all those really important stories about movies honored by such cherished and distinguished groups like the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards and the Online Film Critics Society Awards? Or the Golden Collar Awards? [...]

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Modern Family Swearing, LL Rising, Cougar Town Returning and More

Normally, I’d take any opportunity to stick it to the Hollywood studio machine. So under normal circumstances, this Internet blackout thing would be right up my alley. But a couple of things intervened: 1. Because of my schedule (took a four-day weekend for my nephew’s first birthday in Virginia Beach, I’m not apologizing for that), I haven’t put [...]

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Winter TV to Be Excited For

(This is a preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record.) Winter used to be a TV wasteland. Networks premiered their best shows in September and used midseason replacements as filler to get them through the year. Not anymore. The winter season now means more good TV shows starting up than ever before, so here [...]

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Coachella Lineup, the Return of Mad Men, and the Party Down and 24 Movies

Programming note: We might be a little light this week, sorry. Links today, Sunday column preview Thursday, and then I’ll try to fit one in another day, but can’t guarantee it. Hitting the links: PopRoxers know there isn’t too much in here about music, but I do get excited when Coachella and Bonnaroo announce their lineups [...]

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