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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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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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Surprises and Snubs from the Oscar Nominations

(This is a preview of the PopRox column in the Sunday Pocono Record, but is pretty timely today.) The biggest surprises and the most frustrating snubs after Thursday’s Oscar nominations announcement, a day in which I predicted all of the nine best picture nominees, though I was overzealous and named one that didn’t make the [...]

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Adios, Office

The worst part about being on vacation is hearing news and saying, “I need to get that up on my blog, prontissimo!” but then realizing that it’s much more important to take a nap. I pretty much unplugged last week, so let’s try and catch up as best we can: The departure of The Office [...]

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Bourne, Spice Girls, Comics, Trailers. It’s a Lot.

Let’s clean out the bookmarks today, so some of this might be a tad old, but it’s stuff I’ve been meaning to get to: There it is! It’s in there! Someone finally did it! Someone from Warner Bros. finally came out and blamed the Colorado movie theater shooting tragedy for less-than-expected box office results for Dark [...]

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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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Show Renewals, How Kevin Smith is Being Wiped from Your Memory and New Pilot Reviews

Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win VIP passes to the grand opening event of the Cinemark Stroud Mall on Nov. 3! I’ve got five sets of four tickets each I’ll be giving away to five lucky winners. Go here for all the rules on how to enter. The deadline is Monday, so [...]

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The New Halloween Movie Champ

Monday links: There can’t be more than five or six fans of Saw left out there, but those who are will be disappointed to learn it now has been officially supplanted as the Halloween franchise of hollywood’s choice. That mantle now belongs solely to Paranormal Activity after it just set an October opening weekend record [...]

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Will Ferrell Will Run for President Before He’s the Next Office Boss

Some links and a Sunday column preview: Will Ferrell has been hovering around NBC’s Thursday comedy block for about a year now, most notably in 30 Rock’s quick-hitting, hysterical show-within-a-show Bitch Hunter: But now he’s getting an upgrade into a four-episode appearance on The Officethat helps show Steve Carell the door. There hasn’t been much speculation that [...]

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