Category Archives: TV

Kathryn Bigelow Agrees with Me. Or Me with Her. Or Something.

Wednesday links, because I haven’t done that in a while, sorry: I feel a good bit vindicated. After I left Zero Dark Thirty with my wife on Sunday, she was doing most of the talking because she LOVED it. After a while I said, “I think it was a pretty harsh commentary on women in […]

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Yet Another Chance to Dip in to the “Ben Whofleck” Well

Links, and a Zero Dark Thirty mini-review down the bottom so you can avoid it if you want to avoid spoilers, although “bin Laden dies” goes without saying, I hope: Confession — I watched about five minutes of the Golden Globes. With new episodes of Once Upon a Time, The Good Wife, Happy Endings (why […]

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Are You Team 2012 or Team 2013?

Really quickly: The start of the year is always a weird time, especially this year with Oscar nomination announcement date moved up (it’s on Thursday, about two weeks before usual). On one hand, we’re still catching up on and honoring the movies of 2012. At the same time, we want to be excited for the […]

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Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide and the Best of 2012 TV

Ho hum, I guess we’re all partied out heading into the weekend, huh? I’ve been looking for a place to squeeze in my top 10 TV shows of the year, and this seems like a good place to do it before we get swallowed into Oscar nominations next week (they’re on Thursday). A couple things […]

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Looking Forward in 2013

(This is a preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record. Feel free to hit the comments or the FB page to add what pop culture item you’re looking forward to in 2013.) Last week was for the look back. This week is reserved to peek ahead to a bunch of pop culture happenings […]

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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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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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Best Golden Globes Guesses

(This is a preview of Sunday’s PopRox column that will appear in the Pocono Record. Yes, it’s a little early right now to talk about Golden Globe nominations, but for Sunday’s column, when I try to look ahead to the most interesting thing of the upcoming week, it won’t be.) Predicting the Oscar nominations isn’t […]

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