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The Transformation of Disney, For Better or Worse

(This is a preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record.) One of my favorite random Simpsons gags came in the season six episode, The PTA Disbands. Principal Skinner takes the Springfield Elementary kids to a historic Civil War battlefield site, which offered free admission the previous year. When he’s told this year’s cost [...]

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Kathryn Bigelow Agrees with Me. Or Me with Her. Or Something.

Wednesday links, because I haven’t done that in a while, sorry: I feel a good bit vindicated. After I left Zero Dark Thirty with my wife on Sunday, she was doing most of the talking because she LOVED it. After a while I said, “I think it was a pretty harsh commentary on women in [...]

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More Star Wars, USA Cancellations and a New Boy Meets World

Catch-up links: Sorry that I can’t stop writing about Star Wars. I think until 2015 rolls around, I’m just gonna hang out and be ridiculously skeptical about a new Star Wars movie. That’s just how I’m gonna play it, thanks. That gives us 2.5 years to come up with all kinds of different conspiracy theories [...]

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George Lucas Doesn’t Have Any Middle Fingers Left to Give Us

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column in Sunday’s Pocono Record. We usually do this on Thursdays, but hopefully when you read this, you’ll realize why I felt the need to get this out ASAP. Eff you, George Lucas.) I wanted to joke. I wanted to open this column with a somewhat witty joke [...]

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Avengers, Stern and Jennifer Love Hewitt

(For some unknown reason, this didn’t post on Monday. My bad. Hope this is still semi-enjoyable.) Linkage: Why stop now? I managed to post something about Avengers for, like, 20 straight posts, so how could I possibly resist when it just sets the record — excuse me, obliterates the record — for opening weekend box [...]

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Movie theaters take another shot in the chest

We predict a lot of things around here, most of them are pretty scatterbrained thoughts fueled by staying up too late the night before watching the FX rebroadcast of Justified (a perfect segue to announce we’ll be doing a review of some new midseason TV shows tomorrow). So it’s tough to remember if I predicted there [...]

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selling toys more important than selling movies

Things to thing of so you don’t have to think of a press conference the press isn’t invited to … We all thought it. We all figured this was how Hollywood worked. Now, we know for sure Hollywood doesn’t care about its movies, only its merchandising. Disney is putting anything that can’t sell a toy [...]

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