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In Appreciation of Tom Cruise

When you look back on the career of Tom Cruise, how will you remember it? Maybe it’s a little early to broach that question. He turned 50 this year, but looks just as spry as he did 20 years ago. He’s obviously got something left in the action-star tank, as he decided to take over [...]

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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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More Star Wars, a Great Time to Be a Movie Fan, and Our Local Model

Links for the day, back tomorrow with the Fun Guide: If I’m going to be sick of the Star Wars rumors for the next 2.5 years, then by golly, so are you. I wonder if I could manage to post some kind of Star Wars rumor every day until 2015? Hmmmm. That sounds like a [...]

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Holiday Movie Preview, Part 2: Breaking Blockbusters

Blockbusters aren’t just for summer anymore. Now it’s the holiday season’s turn to unleash its biggest movies on us with Bond, Bilbo Baggins, bin Laden and Bella all making appearances: CLOUD ATLAS Release: Friday Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon Twitter premise: Trippy time-traveling yarn about living multiple, inter-connected lives. #itsathinker Why you want [...]

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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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Handy Dandy Summer 2012 Box Office Review Guide

(As is the Thursday policy, this is an extended preview of the Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record. The paper usually can’t hold what I wanna get out, and I’m allowed to be a little more free here. Just a little.) Going into a summer movie season, you always think you know what’s going [...]

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Some Good Box Office News For Once

Let’s hit it, post-vacation style: Finally! Some good box office news to talk about from two of the best-marketed movies of the summer so far: Good box office results come from a good movie with a built-in following. Seth MacFarlane has one of the most loyal followings in Hollywood. There’s just no other way to [...]

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Clicking Through Summer TV

Two reminders: First, PopRox live chat tomorrow at noon. PopRox live chat tomorrow at noon. PopRox live chat tomorrow at noon. PopRox live chat tomorrow at noon. Oh, I can keep going. Maybe you should just check it out tomorrow and then you won’t have to hear me say “PopRox live chat tomorrow at noon” [...]

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Where Does South Park Go from Here?

We say this because we love — South Park is at a crossroads. The animated sitcom that belongs in any discussion of “Best Show of the Last 20 Years,” may be running out of gas. The consistent issuance of classic-type episodes on a week-by-week basis hasn’t happened since 2004′s eighth year, and a season is [...]

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Who Will Be on Hollywood’s Next A-list?

We’re starting to kick around ideas for a PopRox podcast — or what we’re going to call the “Popcast.” Get it? Great. Just a 15-20 minute audio or video file of me bitching about the latest Avengers rumor, extrapolating the reasons why Mad Men is the best show on TV or talking about the best [...]

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