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Your Weekend Fun Guide and Jesse Pinkman as the New John McClane?

Local Friday is here: Back to back film festivals for the next two weekends. Starts this weekend with the Black Bear Film Festival in Milford, a nice little festival that admittedly, I don’t know any of the movies that are coming. However, there is a movie East Fifth Bliss where there will be a Q&A [...]

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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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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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Ticket Contest Time is Here Again

Seeing as I’ve been promising this for more than a week now, let’s get down to it and give something away for the first time in a while. I’ve got three sets of four tickets to the Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars that will be at Camelback on May 18 and 19 that I’m going [...]

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Marketing 101 and Green Lantern

It’s been a pretty crazy time in PopRox land, and that’s all I’m gonna say about it instead of boring everyone with the details. I didn’t keep, like, 10 of the promises I made last week. And that’s a lot of broken promises. So instead of making any more that I won’t keep, I can [...]

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Future Currently Bright at Mountain Laurel (we hope)

There will be plenty of time to criticize the abridged lineup the Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center will be putting on this summer. Plenty of time. But for now, let’s all just sit back and be completely thankful and grateful that someone, anyone, has enough balls to take a chance on what I’m sure [...]

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Tron, Caprica, Captain America, Zombies and More …

Have a happy and safe Halloween, everyone! I think I’m starting to come around on Tron Legacy. Even though I didn’t like the first one that much when I saw it when I was like 8, it’s impossible to say the trailers for the new one don’t look incredibly cool. While I don’t necessarily like [...]

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Is 3-D Over Already?

Second warning — the next PopRox live chat is coming next Friday at noon. That means next week I’ll be reminding you pretty much every day, so be ready for that. Another live blog warning: If you’re a live blog fan, or a NASCAR fan, or both, we’ve got a couple going this weekend for [...]

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Awards Are for Suckers

Best “Duh” headline of the week: “At MTV award shows, party matters more than prizes.” Thanks, professor! We all bag on Hallmark for making up holidays just to sell some cards. And we should. But what about networks that make up awards shows? MTV was on the cutting edge of this technology back in the [...]

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