Monthly Archives: October 2012

George Lucas Doesn’t Have Any Middle Fingers Left to Give Us

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column in Sunday’s Pocono Record. We usually do this on Thursdays, but hopefully when you read this, you’ll realize why I felt the need to get this out ASAP. Eff you, George Lucas.) I wanted to joke. I wanted to open this column with a somewhat witty joke [...]

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Your Spooktacular Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

I think I say this concerning just about every holiday these days, but Halloween has become one of the biggest drinking holidays there is. And let’s go a step further — I’ll be willing to bet more random people hook up on Halloween than any other. The reasons for this are threefold: –The alcohol. Apparently [...]

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Holiday Movie Preview, Part 2: Breaking Blockbusters

Blockbusters aren’t just for summer anymore. Now it’s the holiday season’s turn to unleash its biggest movies on us with Bond, Bilbo Baggins, bin Laden and Bella all making appearances: CLOUD ATLAS Release: Friday Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon Twitter premise: Trippy time-traveling yarn about living multiple, inter-connected lives. #itsathinker Why you want [...]

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Tuesday Nights Aren’t Big Enough for All of Those Sitcoms

Wednesday links, and tomorrow brings us the blockbuster edition of the holiday movie preview, fyi: One of the biggest ratings battles coming in to this year was destined to be Tuesday nights between 9 and 10, when Fox, ABC and NBC were all airing sitcoms that not only were good, but were all pretty much [...]

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It’s Now Iron Man’s World, We’re Just Living in It

Here we go on the seven-month Iron Man 3 publicity blitz with today’s trailer premiere, hold on tight! Quick observations: The balls on this other guy hitting on Pepper! The guy doing it is Guy Pearce, who’s playing Aldrich Killian, a guy who in the Marvel universe is a hotshot scientist. Gwyneth Paltrow is hot, [...]

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Ready or Not, Here Comes Iron Man 3

Monday links: This is just about the same time last year that the trailer for The Avengers premiered, so why screw with a good thing? Marvel debuts the Iron Man 3 trailer tomorrow, and don’t be surprised if there is some kind of Avengers reference in there somehow, some way. But this looks like it’s [...]

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Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

Taking my first trek around Bushkill Fall’s Red Trail tomorrow for the first time since I was like 8, and my first hike since I was like 10. I’m pretty sure I’ll be fine, I just don’t wanna end up like Steve Martin in Three Amigos: We’re a bit slow this weekend, apparently everyone is [...]

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Holiday Movie Preview, Part 1: Some Contenders

(This is a preview of the PopRox column in Sunday’s Pocono Record. But you get to find out about the release of The Sessions before all those suckers reading Sunday!) Argo is squarely in. So is The Master. Now we just have to find about 20 more movies to enter the Oscar race, and we’ll be [...]

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More of the Most Devoted Pop Culture Fanbases

I loved the idea behind this Vulture ranking of the 25 most devoted pop culture fan bases. It’s a really good read and very informative if you have the time to go through all 25. It’s actually a really good piece of what I define as Internet entertainment journalism these days. It helps that I [...]

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We’re Watching You, Romney. And So Is Riggins.

Links, along with some spoiler-ific Walking Dead talk I threw all the way down the bottom: Crowded box office weekend with a crowded outcome, but nothing this week was good enough to take town Taken 2, which repeated as the box office king. That means Argo will have to take its Oscar nomination and be [...]

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