Monthly Archives: August 2012

Your Poconos Labor Day Weekend Fun Guide

Has anyone noticed how Labor Day Weekend has become the biggest weekend of the year in the Poconos? Memorial Day gets the attention because it’s the start of summer, July 4 gets the love because of the fireworks, but poor old Labor Day just kinda hangs out and sneaks up on us, and we’re usually [...]

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What to Watch for in Fall TV: Veteran Edition

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column appearing in Sunday’s Pocono Record. It’s bigger. It’s longer. It’s cooler. You’re welcome.) Some people think September means the start of school, others think football. I think TV. This month starts another fall season of TV that (hopefully) will keep us interested all the way through [...]

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SNL, Avengers and Stern

Programming note: I think next week I’ll start some fall TV previews, night-by-night. That means for the next month, or maybe longer because there are a ton of premieres in October this year, we’re going to be really TV heavy. I try to watch and review as much as I can of the new shows, [...]

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Movie Review Time

Time to start my movie catch-ups for 2012, and I have to do them quickly because the new TV year starts two weeks from today when Sons of Anarchy starts its fifth season. Three reviews of movies I caught over vacation both at the theater and on DVD: RUBY SPARKS (playing right now at the [...]

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Adios, Office

The worst part about being on vacation is hearing news and saying, “I need to get that up on my blog, prontissimo!” but then realizing that it’s much more important to take a nap. I pretty much unplugged last week, so let’s try and catch up as best we can: The departure of The Office [...]

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Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

Programming note: I’m on vacation next week and I doubt I’ll get around to any blogging. I’ll try, but I can’t guarantee it. So let’s hit the Poconos Weekend Fun Guide, we’re pretty packed up this weekend with good-looking fundraisers: After about four months, we’ve come to the end of our mud-running days in the [...]

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The Era of the Coreys

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column that will appear in Sunday’s Pocono Record.) To grow up in the 80s, perhaps more than any other era, was to fall under the spell of some very questionable phenomena. Wearing clothes with soda brand names on them. Mr. T. Hair bands. But perhaps no other [...]

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Getting Ahead of the Fall TV Season

Just a reminder, I’ll be moderating a Q&A with actor Paul Dano over at the Pocono Community Theater on Friday night after a screening of his new movie Ruby Sparks. The movie starts at 7:30, the Q&A should start around 9 or 9:15, I believe. The last one actually went pretty well, hopefully no one [...]

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Bourne, Spice Girls, Comics, Trailers. It’s a Lot.

Let’s clean out the bookmarks today, so some of this might be a tad old, but it’s stuff I’ve been meaning to get to: There it is! It’s in there! Someone finally did it! Someone from Warner Bros. finally came out and blamed the Colorado movie theater shooting tragedy for less-than-expected box office results for Dark [...]

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Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

OK, this is gonna be really quick, b/c I’m getting out here come hell or high water by 4 so I can watch the basketball game at happy hour. I’ve planned most of my week around it. Let’s hit it: This isn’t happening this weekend, but got the word earlier this week that actor Paul [...]

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