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Handy Dandy Summer 2012 Box Office Review Guide

(As is the Thursday policy, this is an extended preview of the Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record. The paper usually can’t hold what I wanna get out, and I’m allowed to be a little more free here. Just a little.) Going into a summer movie season, you always think you know what’s going […]

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It’s Not Hard — Sucky Movies Equal Sucky Returns

Time for our reminders of the week: The monthly PopRox chat is set for Friday at noon. Yesterday I asked for suggestions on a name for this monthly activity and got a great suggestion from ace Pocono Record designer Andrea Higgins: “The PopRox Nooner.” Good luck to anyone trying to beat that out. Friday at noon […]

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Wait, is American Idol Leaving Too?

I can’t believe how much news I let pile up. But let’s try to blow through it, there might not be a ton of commentary for every item. One note: There is a very spoiler-heavy review of the crazy Vampire Diaries season finale at the bottom of this, so if you haven’t seen it yet […]

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Iron Man 3, the Future of NBC and How Will Jack Bauer End?

Straight links today: Iron Man 2 is on my schedule for next week, so I wasn’t one of the people spending a collective $133 million on it this weekend. That’s almost $30 million off the opening weekend record of Dark Knight in 2008, proving the talk of it breaking it the opening weekend record was […]

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First Piece of the TV Pilot Puzzle Put Together

I keep meaning to alert people when I won’t be posting on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday, but I never get around to it. I have to work on Saturday, so I was off yesterday and didn’t post. Sorry. A couple days late on this, but just saw that the next Batman — I refuse to […]

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Is Conan Going a Little Too Far?

Team Coco gets to fire the first shot across Jay Leno’s bow. In his first post-Tonight Show debacle television interview, Conan O’Brien told 60 Minutes he wouldn’t have done what Jay Leno did. In Leno’s defense, the way O’Brien is framing it, Leno didn’t have much of a choice. It’s the one thing I agree […]

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No, Sandra, No!

I’m not going to lie to you. It’s a pretty boring news day out there. We might have to get some gimmick blog posts ready if it’s gonna stay this quiet: In the least shocking news since Land of the Lost became the biggest bomb of 2009, Sandra Bullock is divorcing Jesse James. One down, […]

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No Box Office Battles for More Than a Month

Yawn. Just because it’s a close race at the box office this weekend doesn’t mean it’s very interesting at all. My immediate reaction was, “Wow, How to Train Your Dragon came back to #1, that’s impressive!” but then I realized that $20 million is right about in line with what it should be doing this […]

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Joss Whedon to The Avengers? It could work, but …

Catching up with some links: The Avengers is the hottest property in Hollywood right now. It’s going to have the biggest opening weekend in movie history when it comes out in May 2012, it’s going to make stars of anyone who’s in it and whoever directs it will be able to direct and produce anything they […]

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Conan’s new home of the Braves

We’ve got a new home for Coney! Conan O’Brien has announced he’s going to TBS in a five-year deal at the network starting in November. He’ll start at 11 p.m. and George Lopez, the newest late-night show that started in November, will move to midnight. It’s the rarest of rare deals in Hollywood, where everyone […]

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