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Not the Best Day to Die Hard

Links, and a spoiler-heavy review for A Good Day to Die Hard down at the bottom if that interests you: When you do a sequel, you want to have certain nods to the former movie without making it a total copy off the first one (*cough* Hangover 2 *cough cough*). It’s a tough line to [...]

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The Bright Side of the Lucas-Disney Deal

Let’s try and catch up after a crazy week: Now that I’ve got yesterday’s rant about George Lucas’ sale of Lucasfilm to Disney out of my system, it’s time to start looking at the bright side and future possibilities. I’ve come up with five: 1. The Star Wars movies really don’t hold up well. They’re [...]

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Sequels, Remakes and Books. Yeah, That’s Right. Books.

We’re low on local party links for the weekend. It’s Easter, whaddya expect? Although just so you’re aware, Warped Tour tickets for Montage go on sale today. So let’s just hit the links, there’s plenty there: How big is Hunger Games? X-Men is arranging its schedule around it. That big. Pretty weird since X-Men was the [...]

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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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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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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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How Long Does Jon Hamm Put up with This?

Wednesday links: It’s official — Mad Men isn’t coming back til next year. This should surprise exactly no one, it was the worst-kept secret of the last few weeks. The problem with this won’t have anything to do with the quality of the show next season or how the product is delivered overall. The problem [...]

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Free Wurst Tickets!

Contest time! I just got five pairs of tickets to the Poconos’ Wurst Festival at Shawnee Mountain, good for EITHER July 17 or 18 (not a two-day pass). Let’s make this easy — just e-mail me with your name, age, residence and daytime contact info and you’re entered. You can get a good idea of the [...]

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Memorial Day Blahs

I love the box office stories of every weekend, it’s the first thing I read when I come in at the start of the week. They’re so pathetically hilarious, and they never disappoint. No matter how poorly a movie performs, there are always studio types who spin it so that it looks like their movie [...]

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With all these sequels and remakes, Diggstown 2 can’t be far behind. We hope.

Looks like for the foreseeable future, I’ll only be blogging Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Or just three days a week. At some point, I may go back to an every day schedule, but for now we’re scaling back. But you’re not going to get any less news or insight. I normally wrote about 5,000 words a [...]

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