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How Movies and Moviemakers Can Change Your Life

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column running in Sunday’s Pocono Record. Why now write about this now, you ask? Because Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction will be playing in one-night revival shows at Cinemark Stroud Mall next week.) In 1993 I was 18 and barely had any serious experience with movies. I [...]

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Tuesday Nights Aren’t Big Enough for All of Those Sitcoms

Wednesday links, and tomorrow brings us the blockbuster edition of the holiday movie preview, fyi: One of the biggest ratings battles coming in to this year was destined to be Tuesday nights between 9 and 10, when Fox, ABC and NBC were all airing sitcoms that not only were good, but were all pretty much [...]

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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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Awards Season Overload is On. Oh, It’s So On.

It’s gonna be tough to skip away from Awards Season at this point, especially with Golden Globes nominations on Thursday, (I’ll be blogging that morning with reactions, btw). I’ll make every effort to do it, sorry in advance if this blog gets too bogged down in silly awards that consider themselves a precursor to Oscar success, but [...]

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The Short Road to Obscurity

You can’t watch an episode of Dukes of Hazzard anymore. It’s impossible to enjoy an old Love Boat episode. It looks like NBC made Miami Vice in some kind of Miami-based time warp. At the time, we watched those TV shows like the networks were crack dealers and we needed our fix. They gave us whatever we [...]

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Talkin’ Oscar

Little short on time, but yesterday was probably the first time I was in the same room with two Oscar nominees. Or at least two Oscar nominees five days before the Oscars in which they’re nominated. That happened yesterday at Honesdale High School of all places, where Mark Ruffalo (best supporting actor for Kids Are [...]

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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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miramax dies too early, ugly betty is right on time

Missed the blog yesterday, sorry. You can blame the Great Pocono Weight Race since it caused me to not get into work until 11:30, and that’s too late to write this. That means we’re in full-catch-up mode: It’s a sad, sad day for independent cinema. Depending on who you believe, Miramax either did or didn’t [...]

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