Category Archives: Movies

Top 20 Movies of 2012

My favorite blog post of the year, my top 20 movies of 2012. Yeah, it’s late. But since I don’t actually review movies, I don’t get them sent to me by the studio. I gotta schlep around and wait for them to come to a local theater. That also means I haven’t seen everything that […]

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Your Oscar Winners, or “Can Ben Affleck Win Without Being Nominated?”

(This is a preview of the PopRox column in Sunday’s Pocono Record. One quick programming note: It looks like there won’t be a Weekend Fun Guide for the second straight week. Sorry. Friday is the only time I have that I can post my top 20 movies for 2012 before Sunday’s Oscars. I’ll try to […]

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Not the Best Day to Die Hard

Links, and a spoiler-heavy review for A Good Day to Die Hard down at the bottom if that interests you: When you do a sequel, you want to have certain nods to the former movie without making it a total copy off the first one (*cough* Hangover 2 *cough cough*). It’s a tough line to […]

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The Transformation of Disney, For Better or Worse

(This is a preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record.) One of my favorite random Simpsons gags came in the season six episode, The PTA Disbands. Principal Skinner takes the Springfield Elementary kids to a historic Civil War battlefield site, which offered free admission the previous year. When he’s told this year’s cost […]

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Random Links to Get You Through Your Day (If You’re Not at the Die Hard Marathon)

Nope, I’m not at the Die Hard marathon over at Cinemark today. Thanks so much for bringing it up! Links: Is anyone else starting to get the feeling the Justice League movie is freaking doomed? The starts and stops have been going on since the 80s, then the writers strike, and now? When it should […]

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What Exactly Constitutes a “Comeback”?

Just one more day to enter to win Ed Lover tickets for Saturday night, check out all the details and rules on how enter and win! Only caught a little bit of the Grammys last night in between getting the kids to bed and Walking Dead, but I did catch Justin Timberlake’s performance. It was […]

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No Loss of Power Here

Links that have nothing to do with power outages. OK, that will be the last “Super Bowl power outage” joke. I think. I’ll let the pros handle that. Marvel might be the smartest movie makers of my lifetime. How did they screw up their comic book movies for so long, but then turn into brilliant […]

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A Good Day to (Talk About) Die Hard

(This is a preview of the PopRox column in Sunday’s Pocono Record. Since it’s impossible to find a Die Hard video link without naughty language, be warned that some of these links aren’t appropriate if you’re at work with the sound turned up on your computer. You’ve officially been warned.) I don’t know anyone that […]

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Random Reviews, aka, What I Do at Night

I’ve been on my annual January movie kick, trying to watch as many as I can over the next couple weeks to do a competent top 20 list before the Oscars. And there have been some high-profile TV premieres. And I haven’t done any straight reviews in a while. And … that’s all I got. […]

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JJ Abrams: Right or Wrong?

Stay safe out on those roads everyone! UPDATE, 4 p.m.: The Pocono Beer Club has postponed its meeting at Pocono Brewing Company to next Monday. So yeah, it’s slick out there. The problem with this blog is that I’ve got a pretty good groove going, and the end of the week is taken up. Thursdays […]

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