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Random Reviews, aka, What I Do at Night

I’ve been on my annual January movie kick, trying to watch as many as I can over the next couple weeks to do a competent top 20 list before the Oscars. And there have been some high-profile TV premieres. And I haven’t done any straight reviews in a while. And … that’s all I got. [...]

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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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Top 20 Movies for 2011 (and the Worst)

A quick note: Live chat! Live chat! We’re doing to live online chat thing Friday at 11 a.m., if you haven’t heard. If you’ve never hung out at one of the live chats, I take my cues directly from you guys. Whatever you want to talk about it what we’ll talk about. We’ve got Oscars on [...]

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Oscar Nominations Can Disappoint and Surprise at the Same Time

Happy Oscar Day everyone! I celebrated the same way I have for a couple years now, by making sure I was on the treadmill at the gym watching the broadcast. That way, I’d be too worried about embarrassing myself to scream out something like, “No Jonah Hill for Moneyball? Screw you Oscars!!!” It’s more peaceful [...]

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And Your Oscar Nominees Are …

This is a preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record. Have we all enjoyed the silly portion of Awards Season, reading all those really important stories about movies honored by such cherished and distinguished groups like the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards and the Online Film Critics Society Awards? Or the Golden Collar Awards? [...]

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Oh, Those Golden Globes, Oh, Those Golden Globes …

Happy Golden Globes Nominations Day everyone! What, I’m the only one that celebrates it? Anyway, Golden Globe nominees are out now, signaling the official beginning of Awards Season. Everything up until this point has been Memorial Day. It’s hot, we have it off, but it’s not really summer. Golden Globes Nominations Day is like June 21 — [...]

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American Horror Story, Moneyball and Your Holiday Weekend Fun Guide

Two quick reviews, some other quick links, then on to the local links because it’s a big weekend. AMERICAN HORROR STORY (10 p.m. Wednesdays, FX): Horror/slasher/torture porn movies do nothing for me. They don’t scare me, they don’t keep me up at night, they don’t give me bad dreams. You know what movies give me bad [...]

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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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Hollywood’s Recipe for the Perfect Dad

Sick of hearing about this KISS ticket contest we’re staging. Tough noogies. We’ve got about five days to let people know about the contest, and you’ll definitely be hearing about it if you keep reading. I’ll try to keep it short though. Like this. In that spirit — PopRox live chat July 1! Happy Father’s [...]

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more contest pimpage

Another pimp of our latest contest — we’ve got two pair of Star Wars: In Concert tickets to give away. The concert is Tuesday at the Wachovia Arena, 7 :30 p.m. Remember, Wachovia Arena, where this is at, is in Wilkes-Barre. Wachovia Center is Philly. All you have to do is send me an e-mail with [...]

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