Billy Bob Thornton Gets on Base with Bad News Bears
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Billy Bob Thornton Gets on Base with Bad News Bears

Billy Bob Thornton Gets on Base with Bad News Bears By Brad Balfour Lately actor/director Billy Bob Thorton has been grabbing the spotlight for films that aren’t obviously styled as the mature dramatic hits he starred in before—films such as the hard-hitting and provocative (and award-winning) Monster’s Ball and Sling Blade (for which he won a screenwriting Oscar). Yet, … Continue reading

The Brady Bunch – The Complete Second Season (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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The Brady Bunch – The Complete Second Season (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

The Brady Bunch The Complete Second Season 1970-1971 (Paramount Home Video-2005) The second season of The Brady Bunch is a letdown only in that there are absolutely no commentaries or extras – not even from its tireless promoter and executive producer Sherwood Schwartz – nor from any of its cast members, most of whom are always game for … Continue reading

Scarlett Johansson – Escaping The Island
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Scarlett Johansson – Escaping The Island

SCARLETT JOHANSSON ESCAPING THE ISLAND By Brad Balfour When 20 year-old actress Scarlett Johansson joined director Michael Bay in making The Island, it didn’t seem the pairing would work Though Johansson has been known for starring in quirky small-scale character driven films (such as Ghost World, Lost In Translation and The Girl with the Pearl Earring), Bay had been … Continue reading

The Edukators (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Edukators (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE EDUKATORS (DIE FETTEN JAHRE SIND VORBEI) (2005) Starring Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stipe Erceg, Burghart Klaußner, Peer Martiny, Petra Zieser, Laura Schmidt, Sebastian Butz, Oliver Bröcker, Knut Berger, Hanns Zischler, Claudio Caiolo, Bernhard Betterman, Sylvia Haider, Claudia Jakobshagen and Reiner Heise. Screenplay by Katharina Held and Hans Weingartner. Directed by Hans Weingartner. Distributed by … Continue reading

Fat Actress (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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Fat Actress (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

Fat Actress The Complete First Season (2005) (Showtime-2005) “She’s not the same chick from Cheers, is it?” a cop asks in awesome wonder when spotting Kirstie Alley outside her lavish California home. Not too long after that, a parking valet asks her, “When is the baby due?” A black NBC executive observes, “she has an LA face … Continue reading

The Fantastic Four (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Fantastic Four (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE FANTASTIC FOUR (2005) Starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans,  Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon, Hamish Linklater, Kerry Washington, Laurie Holden, David Parker, Kevin McNulty, Maria Menounos, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie, Pascale Hutton and G. Michael Gray. Screenplay by Mark Frost and Michael France. Directed by Tim Story. Distributed by 20th Century Fox.  106 minutes.  … Continue reading

Dark Water (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Dark Water (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

DARK WATER (2005) Starring Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, Pete Postheltwaite, Dougray Scott, Tim Roth, Camryn Manheim, Ariel Gade, Perla Hainey-Jardine, Debra Monk, Linda Emond, Bill Buell, J.R. Horne, Elina Löwensohn, Warren Belle, Alison Sealy-Smith, Simon Reynolds, Kate Hewlett, Jennifer Baxter, Diego Fuentes, Zoe Heath, muMs, Matt Lemche and Edward Kennington. Screenplay by Rafael Yglesias. … Continue reading

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (2005) Starring Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle, James Fox, Deep Roy, Christopher Lee, Adam Godley, Franziska Troegner, Annasophia Robb, Julia Winter, Jordan Fry, Philip Wiegratz, Blair Dunlop, Liz Smith, Eileen Essell, David Morris, Nitin Ganata and Shelley Conn. Screenplay by John August. … Continue reading

Johnny Depp – In Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, The Master Actor Gets Deep Into the Role of Willie Wonka
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Johnny Depp – In Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, The Master Actor Gets Deep Into the Role of Willie Wonka

Johnny Depp – In Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, The Master Actor Gets Deep Into the Role of Willie Wonka by Brad Balfour Originally posted July 16, 2005. Though often nominated as one of the world’s best looking men as well as for various Oscars [Finding Neverland, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl], the … Continue reading

Dragnet 1967 – Season One (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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Dragnet 1967 – Season One (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

Dragnet 1967 Season 1 (1967-1968) (Universal-2005) It’s easy to be hard on Dragnet 1967, with its obvious squareness, its sexlessness, its lack of (intentional) humor and its blatant modesty. However, the only real weak link in its chain is its obsessive need to deliver an easy, uninspiring payoff. Each cop-n-criminal tale is a success story – no cold … Continue reading