Monthly Archives: December 2012

Your Weekend and New Year’s Eve Fun Guide

A couple quick ones for the weekend because there is a bunch going on: Sarah Street has a nice lineup for the next four days of all local guys: Christian Porter (with a full band) tonight, Dream of Fire tomorrow, Pocono Duo on Sunday and the New Year’s Eve party with the Who Knows Band [...]

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2013: Hopefully Not “The Year of Meh”

(This is an early preview of the PopRox column in Sunday’s paper.) Did you ever feel that a “Like” button on Facebook just isn’t good enough? Me too. We need more choices. How about “Like,” “Meh” and “Dislike”? That just about covers it, right? It works for my latest column gimmick, at least, going over [...]

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Your End of the World Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

If you read the paper over the weekend, you’ll see why I only have a couple minutes to bang out this holiday edition of the Fun Guide. But we’re getting back to a big one next Friday, a special edition for New Year’s Eve because no one really waits until NYE to finalize their plans. [...]

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Still Lingering Questions on A Christmas Story

(This is a preview of the PopRox column that will appear in Sunday’s Pocono Record.) When it comes to Christmas movies, nothing touches A Christmas Story. Not even Die Hard. But it’s not perfect, and I still have some questions after about a thousand viewings: Why is Ralphie so scared when Miss Shields is passive [...]

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Oh, the Cleverness of Titles like “Star Trek Into Darkness”

Links: To think The Hobbit wouldn’t have been the hit it already is or have the opening weekend it had would be nuts. For whatever reason, it’s not resonating with critics, with one even daring to mention the unthinkable of prequels, Star Wars. That’s like jinxing Picaso from ever painting again. Getting $84 million is [...]

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In Appreciation of Tom Cruise

When you look back on the career of Tom Cruise, how will you remember it? Maybe it’s a little early to broach that question. He turned 50 this year, but looks just as spry as he did 20 years ago. He’s obviously got something left in the action-star tank, as he decided to take over [...]

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Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

I didn’t do my normal preview of the Sunday column because of the overlap with the Golden Globes announcements and my sheer displeasure with the lack of a Mad Men nomination. If I get some time tomorrow, I may post it. It’s a Tom Cruise column, if you’re curious. You’re probably not. Also, anyone who [...]

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Or Maybe the Golden Globes Just Forgot About Mad Men???

No one should get this pissed off over a silly awards show that is considered more party than awards anyway. The Golden Globes are the only place in Hollywood, and maybe the only non-wedding reception situation, where it’s acceptable to go in front of tens of millions of people on live TV while you’re poopfaced [...]

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Bring on the Movies!

Catching up: These first two weekends of December have been brutal for the box office and boring for the rest of us to follow along. Suffice it to say that ends this week, when the Hobbit (my guess: $70 million this weekend) kicks off 11 days of pure box office bliss. It’s one of the [...]

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Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

As always, if you want your Poconos event posted here on Fridays, email me the info or send me a Facebook invite: I finally got some clarification on the whole “Venues” and “Whispers” debate. Whispers was the told name of the bar at the Quality Inn in Stroudsburg, it closed, and when it opened again [...]

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