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Smart Move, Seth

Some quick links for your Wednesday: Good for Seth MacFarlane to pretty much give the world the middle finger by saying he doesn’t want to host the Oscars again. What the frigg did anyone expect? The opening number basically looked and felt like a live-action Family Guy episode. The Lincoln assassination joke sounds exactly like [...]

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Top 20 Movies of 2012

My favorite blog post of the year, my top 20 movies of 2012. Yeah, it’s late. But since I don’t actually review movies, I don’t get them sent to me by the studio. I gotta schlep around and wait for them to come to a local theater. That also means I haven’t seen everything that [...]

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Your Oscar Winners, or “Can Ben Affleck Win Without Being Nominated?”

(This is a preview of the PopRox column in Sunday’s Pocono Record. One quick programming note: It looks like there won’t be a Weekend Fun Guide for the second straight week. Sorry. Friday is the only time I have that I can post my top 20 movies for 2012 before Sunday’s Oscars. I’ll try to [...]

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Surprises and Snubs from the Oscar Nominations

(This is a preview of the PopRox column in the Sunday Pocono Record, but is pretty timely today.) The biggest surprises and the most frustrating snubs after Thursday’s Oscar nominations announcement, a day in which I predicted all of the nine best picture nominees, though I was overzealous and named one that didn’t make the [...]

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Breaking Down the Seth MacFarlane Choice

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column that will appear in Sunday’s Pocono Record. It’s already kinda old now, so you can only imagine how old it’s going to seem on Sunday. Better enjoy it now.) Say this for the people who run the Academy Awards, they’re certainly thinking out of the box. [...]

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Taking Advantage of the Oscar Moment, by Borat

So maybe it wasn’t the most exciting Oscars. Or the funniest. Or the most satisfying. But at least the people involved knew that, and some of the biggest Hollywood news makers took advantage of the opportunity to draw undue attention to themselves so that we had something to talk about today. Sweet. Sacha Baron Cohen [...]

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The Day the Movie Music Died

People spent Tuesday dissecting the snubs and surprises of the Oscar nominations, but only a few seemed to notice just two songs were nominated for best original song. You know when else that happened? Never. It was the first time only two original songs were nominated in a category that once was considered one of the most [...]

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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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Oscar Changes, Local Reality Stars, Avengers and the Fate of Some Famous TV Shows

That’s right, it’s all here today. But before we get into it, don’t forget about the KISS ticket contest! We’re taking 100-word essays on why you’re the biggest KISS fan until June 22, a week from today. Couple local notes: Be sure to check out a Pocono Mountain grad on TV tonight on the premiere of [...]

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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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