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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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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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Keeping Warm in the Winter with TV and Movies

(This is a preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record.) When you live in northeast Pennsylvania, you’re used to hunkering down in the winter, boarding up the windows and doors and hoping you don’t have to go outside for any other reason than a beer run. Luckily, TV and movies are around to [...]

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Predicting the Oscar Nominees

“Up to 10″ might be the dumbest rule in the world. What’s the big deal with just letting in 10 best picture nominees? Why is it only “up to 10″? I’m sure there is a pretentious, laughable notion of, “Well, we’re the stinkin’ Academy Awards, what if there aren’t 10 movies deserving of our praise [...]

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More Star Wars, a Great Time to Be a Movie Fan, and Our Local Model

Links for the day, back tomorrow with the Fun Guide: If I’m going to be sick of the Star Wars rumors for the next 2.5 years, then by golly, so are you. I wonder if I could manage to post some kind of Star Wars rumor every day until 2015? Hmmmm. That sounds like a [...]

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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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Let Oscar Season Begin. Wait, Not You, Resident Evil

Programming note: Gonna be doing some live Tweeting tonight from the @poconorecord account. We are starting a panel of local people who will help us comment on the presidential election for the next seven weeks, and tonight we’re hosting a round table discussion of some of the people who are on that panel. I’ll be [...]

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Going Beyond the Franchises of 2012

This is a preview of what’s coming in Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record. You already know about the big ones — Batman, James Bond, The Avengers, Spider-Man, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games. Yeah, 2012 is chock-full of your favorite heroes and mystical places, but that’s not all there is. The 2012 movie slate [...]

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