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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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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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Movie Observing

Time to hit some 2012 movie reviews. I say it all the time, but I consider myself more of a movie observer than a movie reviewer. Just a bit too unorthodox and untrained to actually say “reviewer.” Anyway … THE LONLIEST PLANET: It sounds a poop-ton better than the original working title, “A Couple’s Worst [...]

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Bring on the Movies!

Catching up: These first two weekends of December have been brutal for the box office and boring for the rest of us to follow along. Suffice it to say that ends this week, when the Hobbit (my guess: $70 million this weekend) kicks off 11 days of pure box office bliss. It’s one of the [...]

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Holiday Movie Preview, Part 2: Breaking Blockbusters

Blockbusters aren’t just for summer anymore. Now it’s the holiday season’s turn to unleash its biggest movies on us with Bond, Bilbo Baggins, bin Laden and Bella all making appearances: CLOUD ATLAS Release: Friday Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon Twitter premise: Trippy time-traveling yarn about living multiple, inter-connected lives. #itsathinker Why you want [...]

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More of the Most Devoted Pop Culture Fanbases

I loved the idea behind this Vulture ranking of the 25 most devoted pop culture fan bases. It’s a really good read and very informative if you have the time to go through all 25. It’s actually a really good piece of what I define as Internet entertainment journalism these days. It helps that I [...]

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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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