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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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Random Links to Get You Through Your Day (If You’re Not at the Die Hard Marathon)

Nope, I’m not at the Die Hard marathon over at Cinemark today. Thanks so much for bringing it up! Links: Is anyone else starting to get the feeling the Justice League movie is freaking doomed? The starts and stops have been going on since the 80s, then the writers strike, and now? When it should [...]

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No Loss of Power Here

Links that have nothing to do with power outages. OK, that will be the last “Super Bowl power outage” joke. I think. I’ll let the pros handle that. Marvel might be the smartest movie makers of my lifetime. How did they screw up their comic book movies for so long, but then turn into brilliant [...]

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Looking Forward in 2013

(This is a preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record. Feel free to hit the comments or the FB page to add what pop culture item you’re looking forward to in 2013.) Last week was for the look back. This week is reserved to peek ahead to a bunch of pop culture happenings [...]

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Oh, the Cleverness of Titles like “Star Trek Into Darkness”

Links: To think The Hobbit wouldn’t have been the hit it already is or have the opening weekend it had would be nuts. For whatever reason, it’s not resonating with critics, with one even daring to mention the unthinkable of prequels, Star Wars. That’s like jinxing Picaso from ever painting again. Getting $84 million is [...]

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Adios, Office

The worst part about being on vacation is hearing news and saying, “I need to get that up on my blog, prontissimo!” but then realizing that it’s much more important to take a nap. I pretty much unplugged last week, so let’s try and catch up as best we can: The departure of The Office [...]

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Courtney Love, Hunger Games, The Dude and More

Make sure you enter the contest to win tickets to the Marky Ramone concert! I’ve got two to give away. Also, I made a mistake Monday by saying the Stroudsburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Sunday. It’s not. It’s March 25. I endorsed that idea a couple years ago of just being the latest St. [...]

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Staying Positive Today, Promise

The other day I said I was gonna keep it positive, but that ended after about a minute. So I’m gonna try again today, and I’m gonna make it easier on myself by endorsing three things I’m very into right now: Vampire Diaries. I think I’m ready to admit I’m more into this show than [...]

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Friday links

Just hittin’ up some links, have a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend everyone! Has there ever been a more cautionary Hollywood story than Gary Coleman? His parents stole his child-actor money. He ended up working as a security guard. He’s constantly hounded by people asking him to say “Whatchu talkin’ bout, Willis.” He’s stuck in [...]

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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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