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Who Will Be on Hollywood’s Next A-list?

We’re starting to kick around ideas for a PopRox podcast — or what we’re going to call the “Popcast.” Get it? Great. Just a 15-20 minute audio or video file of me bitching about the latest Avengers rumor, extrapolating the reasons why Mad Men is the best show on TV or talking about the best […]

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Free Wurst Tickets!

Contest time! I just got five pairs of tickets to the Poconos’ Wurst Festival at Shawnee Mountain, good for EITHER July 17 or 18 (not a two-day pass). Let’s make this easy — just e-mail me with your name, age, residence and daytime contact info and you’re entered. You can get a good idea of the […]

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Pinch Me — the Emmys Got It (Close to) Right

Every year I loathe Emmy Nomination Day. Every year, I get my hopes up that the best work in this golden age of TV will be recognized. I wake up hopeful, charged-up and with my fingers crossed. Every year, those hopes are dashed when the likes of Boston Legal and Two and a Half Men get nominated […]

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TV Shows That Need to Be on DVD

Hope everyone had a wild — but safe — Fourth of July. I’m still having involuntary spasms in my neck, which I’m blaming on being traumatized from the constant boom of fireworks around my house Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. I’m shocked that so many people have access to highly illegal and dangerous fireworks, but hey, […]

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The Rise and Fall (and Rise?) of Craig Kilborn

Not to slam on local TV station Fox 56, but the actions it took last year — actions perfectly within its right and power — are now keeping most of us in the Poconos from seeing the new Craig Kilborn talk show, The Kilborn File. I’m just not whether to thank them or not. The […]

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McClane and Bauer — together?

Life is good when you drive in to work and hear Get It Together by Beastie Boys with Q-Tip, Sublime’s What I Got, Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain, I Alone by Live and The Reflex by Duran Duran pretty much all in a row. So I’ll try and keep this happy today and give you some extra links […]

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Does Glee Need Fixing Already?

(HEAVY SPOILER ALERTS FOR GLEE AND JUSTIFIED, BE WARNED!!!) Remember Stewie Griffin’s compliment sandwich on Family Guy? That’s what I’m going to do with Glee’s season finale last night. Here’s the first piece of bread: For the last year, I’ve done nothing but give you reasons to watch Glee, with good reason. The show followed up […]

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Sick of Sequels? Or Are You Just Sick of Bad Movies?

Perhaps calling the lagging box office so far this summer movie season “Sequelitis” is a little short-sighted. Yeah, every summer movie seems to be a sequel so far this summer. And yeah, all of them have underperformed the lofty expectations set upon them. Maybe the expectations weren’t terribly realistic — we’ve already covered the lunacy […]

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Thanks! I Needed More Reasons to Hate American Idol!

Mostly TV in the news today: You know, American Idol can suck it. Seriously. How many times is it going to run over and eff up the DVR population of not only its show, but the following show, and the following show? Sooner or later, Fox has to step in and do something about this. […]

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Clash of the 3-D theaters

A little giddy thinking about Opening Day today, so if I’m a little scatter-brained, please forgive. Score another win for 3-D — even if we here in Monroe County have to drive a half-hour or 45 minutes to see any movies in the new format. Clash of the Titans, which was converted to 3-D after […]

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