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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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SNL, Avengers and Stern

Programming note: I think next week I’ll start some fall TV previews, night-by-night. That means for the next month, or maybe longer because there are a ton of premieres in October this year, we’re going to be really TV heavy. I try to watch and review as much as I can of the new shows, [...]

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Your Summer TV Guide

(The following is the weekly extended preview of the PopRox column in Sunday’s Pocono Record. Enjoy.) Summer television peaked in about 2009 and the quality of the summer slate has slowly regressed since then. But it’s still a packed schedule, a chance for the cable networks to introduce you to some of their biggest shows [...]

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Oscar Changes, Local Reality Stars, Avengers and the Fate of Some Famous TV Shows

That’s right, it’s all here today. But before we get into it, don’t forget about the KISS ticket contest! We’re taking 100-word essays on why you’re the biggest KISS fan until June 22, a week from today. Couple local notes: Be sure to check out a Pocono Mountain grad on TV tonight on the premiere of [...]

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Finale Recaps, Green Lantern and TV Changes

As per the usual, if you came around looking for thoughts on the American Idol, Dancing with the Stars or Oprah finales, you’re in the wrong place. Sorry, but it would take some kind of martial law situation to get me to watch any of those. Some spoiler-filled finale recaps are down yonder on the [...]

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Six New Shows for Your Consideration

We haven’t taken the pulse of new TV shows in a while, and there have been some decent ones lately. So here goes: THE KILLING (Sundays at 10 on AMC): Twin Peaks, but in reality. CSI, only … good. Make whatever kind of comparisons you want to whatever past show, just know that The Killing [...]

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The Weekend Awaits

First notice — we’re two weeks away from another PopRox chat. Just thought I’d throw that out there. Today’s links: This is always the most depressing box office week of the year, when studios trot out its trailer trash hoping to get some kind of return on the fact that it’s still summer, even though the movies [...]

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Pinch Me — the Emmys Got It (Close to) Right

Every year I loathe Emmy Nomination Day. Every year, I get my hopes up that the best work in this golden age of TV will be recognized. I wake up hopeful, charged-up and with my fingers crossed. Every year, those hopes are dashed when the likes of Boston Legal and Two and a Half Men get nominated [...]

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McClane and Bauer — together?

Life is good when you drive in to work and hear Get It Together by Beastie Boys with Q-Tip, Sublime’s What I Got, Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain, I Alone by Live and The Reflex by Duran Duran pretty much all in a row. So I’ll try and keep this happy today and give you some extra links [...]

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Sick of Sequels? Or Are You Just Sick of Bad Movies?

Perhaps calling the lagging box office so far this summer movie season “Sequelitis” is a little short-sighted. Yeah, every summer movie seems to be a sequel so far this summer. And yeah, all of them have underperformed the lofty expectations set upon them. Maybe the expectations weren’t terribly realistic — we’ve already covered the lunacy [...]

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