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How Movies and Moviemakers Can Change Your Life

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column running in Sunday’s Pocono Record. Why now write about this now, you ask? Because Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction will be playing in one-night revival shows at Cinemark Stroud Mall next week.) In 1993 I was 18 and barely had any serious experience with movies. I [...]

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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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The Bright Side of the Lucas-Disney Deal

Let’s try and catch up after a crazy week: Now that I’ve got yesterday’s rant about George Lucas’ sale of Lucasfilm to Disney out of my system, it’s time to start looking at the bright side and future possibilities. I’ve come up with five: 1. The Star Wars movies really don’t hold up well. They’re [...]

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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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The Death of the Action Star

Lost in the midst of everyone popping a boner for how awesome it is that Liam Neeson has turned himself into an action star (including me) is that no one has asked the question: Wait, how the hell did a 60-year-old thespian who looks like my dad at my college graduation just become one of [...]

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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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Don’t See Phantom Menace in the Theaters. Please.

The last thing anyone should ever do is tell someone how to spend their money. There are times when I’m compelled to inform people where their money is actually going, how it’s going to be used and why it’s being taken out of their pocket in the first place, but that’s for information purposes. You can [...]

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Time to Decide on the New Shows

Bonus big blog today, gotta clear some stuff out today I’ve been meaning to get to: My theory has always been that you need to give a new TV show at least four episodes before you can comfortably say, “This sucks.” My three proudest, most recent ”stick with it” shows – Mad Men, 30 Rock and Community. Mad [...]

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Revisiting the Summer Movie Slate and Looking to the Fall

Rain or no rain, we can still hit the links: It’s the Tuesday after Labor Day. Kids are back in school. It’s cold. The only thing that says it’s still summer is the date. That makes this as good a time as any to go back and assess my summer movie box office predictions from May. My predictions: 1. Tranny [...]

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Box Office Case Files: Hangover Part II

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend, whether there was a parade in town or not. Don’t forget I’ve got four Deep Purple tickets to give away for Sunday, June 12, at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Find out some extra details on how to enter. The links: When I think of the [...]

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