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Kathryn Bigelow Agrees with Me. Or Me with Her. Or Something.

Wednesday links, because I haven’t done that in a while, sorry: I feel a good bit vindicated. After I left Zero Dark Thirty with my wife on Sunday, she was doing most of the talking because she LOVED it. After a while I said, “I think it was a pretty harsh commentary on women in [...]

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Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide and the Best of 2012 TV

Ho hum, I guess we’re all partied out heading into the weekend, huh? I’ve been looking for a place to squeeze in my top 10 TV shows of the year, and this seems like a good place to do it before we get swallowed into Oscar nominations next week (they’re on Thursday). A couple things [...]

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You Can’t Keep a Good Spider-Man Down

Don’t forget to enter the PopRox Dark Knight Rises contest to win two tickets to the midnight premiere at Pocono Community Theater on July 19! Enter electronically only, and the preferred method is by messaging the PopRox Facebook page (will is due for a makeover really, really soon). There was never a question that another [...]

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Your Summer TV Guide

(The following is the weekly extended preview of the PopRox column in Sunday’s Pocono Record. Enjoy.) Summer television peaked in about 2009 and the quality of the summer slate has slowly regressed since then. But it’s still a packed schedule, a chance for the cable networks to introduce you to some of their biggest shows [...]

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Let’s All Assess the Future Prospects of Will Smith

Post Memorial Day, get-back-to-work links. So if they’re a little off … whatever. Let’s all bury the potential profitability of the summer movie season because two troubled productions — Battleship and MIB3 — performed poorly over the last two weeks. Oh, really? A movie that was undergoing constant script revisions, took a planned or unplanned month-long hiatus [...]

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The Best of 2011 TV

The title says it all, the 10 best shows of 2011. I didn’t rank them, for no other reason than I didn’t want to. Let’s hit it, with the knowledge that I don’t have any premium channels, so there won’t be any mentions of Dexter, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, etc.: JUSTIFIED: No show [...]

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Show Renewals, How Kevin Smith is Being Wiped from Your Memory and New Pilot Reviews

Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win VIP passes to the grand opening event of the Cinemark Stroud Mall on Nov. 3! I’ve got five sets of four tickets each I’ll be giving away to five lucky winners. Go here for all the rules on how to enter. The deadline is Monday, so [...]

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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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Six New Shows for Your Consideration

We haven’t taken the pulse of new TV shows in a while, and there have been some decent ones lately. So here goes: THE KILLING (Sundays at 10 on AMC): Twin Peaks, but in reality. CSI, only … good. Make whatever kind of comparisons you want to whatever past show, just know that The Killing [...]

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