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Learning from the Spirit Awards

Wednesday links that I write while hoping I’ll never get stuck with a heroin needle by a crazy man: Let’s hope no one got ahead of themselves and made any signs that said, “Pocono Pines, Home of the Only 2-Time Dancing with the Stars Champion Kelly Monaco.” She lost last night. Maybe I won’t be [...]

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RIP, Michael Clarke Duncan

Meant to start the fall TV preview barrage, but I’ll start it tomorrow, promise. Links: When Michael Clarke Duncan died last night, I couldn’t have been the only one thinking that it was because his triglycerides were high and his bad cholesterol was shockingly high, and that he had to cut out all those pork rinds. [...]

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You Can’t Keep a Good Spider-Man Down

Don’t forget to enter the PopRox Dark Knight Rises contest to win two tickets to the midnight premiere at Pocono Community Theater on July 19! Enter electronically only, and the preferred method is by messaging the PopRox Facebook page (will is due for a makeover really, really soon). There was never a question that another [...]

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New Dark Knight Trailer, the Return of Daria and Another New Trailer That Might Interest You

Felt like posting a lot of video today, enjoy. Sorry if it takes a while to load on your phone. Dammit, MTV! That’s dirty pool! After bringing back new episodes of Beavis and Butthead last year, you shouldn’t put out press releases saying how you’re bringing back Daria. People immediately assume you’re making new episodes [...]

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Bane is Crazier Than the Joker! Promise! Really, We Mean It!

Some random thoughts on the latest (and maybe last) Dark Knight Rises trailer … • It’s pretty freakin’ good. It sticks to the tone of the first two movies while not completely abandoning the action, something Dark Knight did remarkably well. We’re getting a good look at how Catwoman is going to play into the story, [...]

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The Most Beautiful Movie in the Room

Quick links today. Planned to do a TV-season-so-far thing but got sick yesterday and couldn’t watch Walking Dead or Once Upon a Time, so we’ll put that off til Wednesday or Thursday: The Muppets live! Despite some early bad publicity from the old-timers, The Muppets proved profitable, already making back its $40 million budget and positioning [...]

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The Modern Era of Comic Book Movies

It’s been 11 years since X-Men forced the hand of Hollywood, compelling it to take a second look at the viability of our favorite comic book heroes on the big screen. Always thought to be too geeky or genre-specific, the release of the original X-Men movie in 2000 proved what most of us already knew: That comic books [...]

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How Long Does Jon Hamm Put up with This?

Wednesday links: It’s official — Mad Men isn’t coming back til next year. This should surprise exactly no one, it was the worst-kept secret of the last few weeks. The problem with this won’t have anything to do with the quality of the show next season or how the product is delivered overall. The problem [...]

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The British are Coming!

There’s a great line in Clue – one of my top 10 all-time comedies — where Howard Hessman is posing as a door-to-door religion peddler. Beatnik: “Armageddon is almost upon us!” Professor Plumb, deadpan: “I got news for ya, it’s already here.” That’s how I felt when I heard the news Sunday about the actor tapped [...]

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Paycheck. Big Paycheck.

Linkage: It was only a matter of time before it happened, but James Bond will be back, with Daniel Craig starring and Sam Mendes directing, in 2012. There was just too much easy money at stake for the movie not to happen. It’s not surprising that the movie is getting made, what is surprising is [...]

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