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The Death of the Action Star

Lost in the midst of everyone popping a boner for how awesome it is that Liam Neeson has turned himself into an action star (including me) is that no one has asked the question: Wait, how the hell did a 60-year-old thespian who looks like my dad at my college graduation just become one of […]

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We Need to See ______ from Dark Knight Rises

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column that appears in the Pocono Record every Sunday. And since it’s a Dark Knight Rises-themed column, you should know that I’m giving away tickets to the midnight premiere of DRK on July 19 at the Pocono Community Theater in East Stroudsburg. Go check out how you […]

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Getting More Worried about Spider-Man …

Ziggy Marley, Ziggy Marley, Ziggy Marley. Ziggy. Marley. We’ve got Ziggy Marley tickets at The Mount to give away for the June 15 show, step up and get ’em while you can! If you don’t know yet, you can go here for all of the entry information and rules. Links: I’ve never seen the Critics […]

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Comic Book Movie News, TV Themes and the Daily Dose of a Famous Hot Lady in a Bikini

Links today: I’m sure no one remembers this other than me, but last year a reader emailed me to let me know a local woman was on Letterman the night before and Dave joked with her for the entire show. I put out a call for someone, anyone, to let me know who this was so that […]

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RIP Don Cornelius, Super Bowl Movie Trailers, Ferris Bueller Explains Himself and More

Looking to compile as many Pocono Super Bowl bar party specials as humanly possible for Friday’s blog, but I’m not going to be looking up every single bar’s Facebook/web pages. So if you’re a bar and you have something going, or you just want to let me know about what your favorite bar is doing […]

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Coachella Lineup, the Return of Mad Men, and the Party Down and 24 Movies

Programming note: We might be a little light this week, sorry. Links today, Sunday column preview Thursday, and then I’ll try to fit one in another day, but can’t guarantee it. Hitting the links: PopRoxers know there isn’t too much in here about music, but I do get excited when Coachella and Bonnaroo announce their lineups […]

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January is Cold, but at Least There is Stuff to Watch

For as cold and awful as January is around here, it’s at least a good time to be a pop culture fan. January has become the launch date for what amounts to almost a second TV season and awards season movies start trickling out for the masses (us) to see. And not just into theaters, […]

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Comic-Con, Captain America, Glee and the Emmys

Tons to get to playing catch-up from my vacation last week, let’s hit it: It’s a waste of time to get in to how geeks became the rulers of the Hollywood world, but this weekend is our Christmas — Comic-Con. I’ve never been and never will, not because I’ve got two kids and it’s 4,000 […]

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The Modern Era of Comic Book Movies

It’s been 11 years since X-Men forced the hand of Hollywood, compelling it to take a second look at the viability of our favorite comic book heroes on the big screen. Always thought to be too geeky or genre-specific, the release of the original X-Men movie in 2000 proved what most of us already knew: That comic books […]

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Grip on the First Weekend in May

It used to be the first summer movie weekend of the year was Memorial Day. There was some unwritten rule — or maybe it was written, who knows? — that if you made a big, expensive blockbuster movie that summer movie audiences salivate for, you couldn’t release it until the end of May. No discussions […]

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