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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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Predicting the Oscar Nominees

“Up to 10″ might be the dumbest rule in the world. What’s the big deal with just letting in 10 best picture nominees? Why is it only “up to 10″? I’m sure there is a pretentious, laughable notion of, “Well, we’re the stinkin’ Academy Awards, what if there aren’t 10 movies deserving of our praise [...]

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Bring on the Movies!

Catching up: These first two weekends of December have been brutal for the box office and boring for the rest of us to follow along. Suffice it to say that ends this week, when the Hobbit (my guess: $70 million this weekend) kicks off 11 days of pure box office bliss. It’s one of the [...]

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The Master of Its Own Domain

If you are one of the unlucky millions of people who have been seduced by and lured into a cult only to pull yourself out of it later, you spend years of your life pondering answers to the most basic questions. How the hell did this happen to me? What did I miss? How did [...]

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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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Our First Summer Bomb

Let’s see if we can suck ourselves out of the TV vortex we’ve been stuck in for the past week. Remember in Reservoir Dogs when Joe says he knew it was Mr. Orange that was the undercover cop? And the only reason he knew was because he wasn’t 100 percent sure on him? Well, I should have [...]

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