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The Genius of the Weinsteins

It’s one of those things looking back now that makes you say, “Duh.” In September, when The King’s Speech screened at the Toronto Film Festival, there was best picture buzz, but it was scant. That was about the same time that Social Network came out and stole every ounce of the Oscar talk — rightfully so. […]

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Oscar Picks, and Charlie Sheen is Untouchable

Before we get to Oscar picks: Apparently all it takes to get me interested in this Charlie Sheen thing is him standing over the CBS studios with an atomic bomb in his back pocket laughing manically while he thinks about dropping — and then does. For the last couple months, I couldn’t have cared less about […]

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Post-Oscar Thoughts and Kevin Smith the Trailblazer

Sorry it’s been so long without some straight links, so here we go: I’m not buying, at all, that King’s Speech is the new favorite for the best picture Oscar simply because it got the most nominations. It’s far inferior to Social Network and Inception and Social Network has all the momentum even though it […]

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Is The King’s Speech Really the Good Will Hunting Prequel?

Just so I can manage to get one more plug in, don’t forget about the PopRox live chat tomorrow morning starting at 11 a.m. We’re going to be talking all things Oscar since the nominations come out at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow. We’re not bounding ourselves to Oscar talk, but that’s probably where most of the […]

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Best Bets for Best Picture

Got some really good news. Well, I think it’s really good news. The PopRox live chat scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday to talk about Oscar nominations will NOT be behind the PoconoRecord.com paywall and will be FREE for all users. I’m pretty friggin’ happy about that. When the Pocono Record started the paywall a couple months ago, I made […]

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Golden Globe Winners and Losers

We wanted some questions answered at the Golden Golbes last night and we got them with some distinct winners and losers from a pretty tame (lame?) ceremony that was so exciting that I Redbox’d Dinner for Schmucks and watched it instead for most of the night: WINNERS THE SOCIAL NETWORK. Easily the hands-down favorite to win […]

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Turn of the Spider-Man

In the entertainment world, it’s always interesting to wonder why people take on impossible projects. Why did James Cameron want to go through pain-staking efforts, delays and budget upheavals to make Titanic? Why did Fox greenlight a single-minded serial show like 24 when just about every other serial show in TV history failed miserably? Why would […]

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