Monthly Archives: May 2012

Your Summer TV Guide

(The following is the weekly extended preview of the PopRox column in Sunday’s Pocono Record. Enjoy.) Summer television peaked in about 2009 and the quality of the summer slate has slowly regressed since then. But it’s still a packed schedule, a chance for the cable networks to introduce you to some of their biggest shows [...]

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Let’s All Assess the Future Prospects of Will Smith

Post Memorial Day, get-back-to-work links. So if they’re a little off … whatever. Let’s all bury the potential profitability of the summer movie season because two troubled productions — Battleship and MIB3 — performed poorly over the last two weeks. Oh, really? A movie that was undergoing constant script revisions, took a planned or unplanned month-long hiatus [...]

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Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

The one thing you can say about the Poconos on a holiday weekend in the summer: If you can’t find something to do, it’s your fault. As always if you want me to promote your entertainment-type thing, shoot me an email or a Facebook invite. With that in mind … Three-day weekends are for suckas. [...]

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Predicting Some More Summer Bombs

 It used to be pretty easy to pick out a movie that bombs. You’d look at the box office figures over an opening weekend and say, Bomb. That’s not how it goes anymore. There is so much useless, red-herring rhetoric and spin that a Hollywood executive could convince you seven different ways that Howard the [...]

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Which Seinfeld Girlfriend(s) Had Bad Breath?

This is probably my most favoritest guessing game since someone asked me “Guess which Saved by the Bell chick is going to be in a Paul Verhoeven movie about strippers and Vegas dancers?” When Jerry Seinfeld was on Watch What Happens Live on Bravo this week, Andy Cohen asked which Seinfeld actor had the worst [...]

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Our First Summer Bomb

Let’s see if we can suck ourselves out of the TV vortex we’ve been stuck in for the past week. Remember in Reservoir Dogs when Joe says he knew it was Mr. Orange that was the undercover cop? And the only reason he knew was because he wasn’t 100 percent sure on him? Well, I should have [...]

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Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

All local today for your guide to what’s going on this weekend: So is VHS the new vinyl? Has it finally been gone long enough that it’s cool again? We’ll find out tomorrow when Severed Sinema — the horror film club at the Sherman Theater — hosts its first annual VHS Horror Convention at the theater [...]

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#RenaissanceoftheSitcom

(This is an extended preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record. It’s like finding a Blu-ray Easter egg right here. Also, I’m gonna start a hashtag with this, feel free to use it yourself and get to trending. #RenaissanceoftheSitcom, yo.) There was the reality era. The game show period. The vampire trend. Television networks [...]

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CBS Continues on its Quest to Kill Comedy

(NOTE: We’re sticking with upfronts this week. So if you wanna read about Battleship director Peter Berg going nuts on an Israeli journalist or all the pageantry of Cannes, looks like you’ll have to do that elsewhere. Up this afternoon is CBS …) You know in those war movies where some powerful guy is plotting out war [...]

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ABC, the Accommodating Broadcast Channel

If nothing else, you have to thank ABC for being so accommodating with its 2012-13 schedule. “Awwww, how sweet! You put that Tim Allen garbage and the new Reba McEntire retread all the way out there on Fridays so it won’t bother me. You shouldn’t have! And Last Resort, one of the few new dramas premiering [...]

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