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Calling Actors Out for Saying Egotistical Things

(This is a preview of the PopRox column in Sunday’s paper. It looks different because it is. I’m not allowed to be as free-wheeling in the paper. You don’t have to study the two versions to see where it’s different, but feel free to and come back every Thursday to see the REAL version, the [...]

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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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Breaking Down the Seth MacFarlane Choice

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column that will appear in Sunday’s Pocono Record. It’s already kinda old now, so you can only imagine how old it’s going to seem on Sunday. Better enjoy it now.) Say this for the people who run the Academy Awards, they’re certainly thinking out of the box. [...]

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Do Whatever It Takes, Dude

(This is an extended preview of PopRox column appearing in Sunday’s paper.) When you spend $1.2 billion on the Olympics, you better be ready to make some money off it. NBC thought it did that in 2008 when it it ran countless promotion commercials for the Christian Slater adventure series My Own Worst Enemy. The show [...]

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And Your Oscar Nominees Are …

This is a preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record. Have we all enjoyed the silly portion of Awards Season, reading all those really important stories about movies honored by such cherished and distinguished groups like the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards and the Online Film Critics Society Awards? Or the Golden Collar Awards? [...]

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Sorry Judd. No Oscar for You.

Remember when the WWF only had four pay-per-views a year, the ones that are still around and are still the major PPVs? Wrestlemania, Summer Slam, Royal Rumble and Survivor Series (in that order) — that’s the list. Everything else is gravy. Well with all the new days people find excuses to go out, drink and [...]

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Ratings the Awards Shows

When CBS airs the 53rd Grammy Awards on Sunday, it will be the show’s 53rd attempt at getting it right — because the show still doesn’t have the right formula. It’s not alone, since in the dearth of entertainment industry awards shows, there are very few that have gotten it right. Here’s a look at [...]

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Oscar picks not as hard as usual — 10 movies or not

Making Oscar picks is hard. Kind of like how hard it’s going to be for Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin to make a cohesive, thoughtful joke Sunday night. First, you have to see all the movies. Then you have to formulate your own opinions on those movies. Then you watch all the other awards shows to [...]

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