Ken Watanabe – Cinematic Survivor
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Ken Watanabe – Cinematic Survivor

KEN WATANABE CINEMATIC SURVIVOR by Brad Balfour With Oscar-nominated Japanese actor Ken Watanabe playing General Tadamichi Kuribayashi in Letters from Iwo Jima, director Clint Eastwood assured audiences that he employed a actor equal in stature to the commander who held the island of Iwo Jima for several weeks against overwhelming odds. The Battle of Iwo Jima … Continue reading

Edward Norton – Lifting the Veil
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Edward Norton – Lifting the Veil

Edward Norton Lifting the Veil by Jay S. Jacobs When you think of actor Edward Norton, chances are you think of gritty modern urban dramas – like Fight Club, American History X, The 25th Hour, The Italian Job, The People vs. Larry Flynt or Primal Fear.  The always interesting actor has been looking backwards in 2006, though, doing two straight … Continue reading

Factotum (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Factotum (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

FACTOTUM (2006) Starring Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Dider Flamand, Fisher Stevens, Adrienne Shelley, Karen Young, Tom Lyons, Dean Brewington, James Cada, James Michael Detmar, Kurt Schweikhardt, James Noah, Michael Egan, Terry Hampleman, Emily ‘Sophia Simone’ Hynnek, Tony Papenfuss, Lana Schwab and Sally Wingert. Screenplay by Bent Hamer and Jim Stark. Directed by Bent … Continue reading

Spike Lee – Knows What It Means to Miss New Orleans
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Spike Lee – Knows What It Means to Miss New Orleans

Spike Lee Knows What It Means to Miss New Orleans by Jay S. Jacobs Spike Lee has experienced many things in the twenty years since he exploded out of NYU with She’s Gotta Have It and Do the Right Thing. His films have looked unflinchingly at some of the most polarizing subjects of modern life; race relations, drug abuse, … Continue reading

Candace Kroslak – American Beauty Goes the Extra Mile
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Candace Kroslak – American Beauty Goes the Extra Mile

Candace Kroslak American Beauty Goes the Extra Mile by Jay S. Jacobs If Candace Kroslak looks familiar, you may have seen her between the pages of your favorite magazine. As a model, she has done numerous shoots for magazines like Maxim. She was even in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. However, she no longer is content to just … Continue reading

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

The Brady Bunch The Complete Final Season 1973-1974 (Paramount Home Video-2006) In this, its final season, the kids of The Brady Bunch are trying their darndest to keep it perky, but are as weary as the tired plots that sputter out as the series crawls to a close. However, don’t stick a fork in it yet – the … Continue reading

John Stamos – New Kid in ER
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John Stamos – New Kid in ER

John Stamos – New Kid in ER by Deborah Wagner Originally posted on December 10, 2006. For John Stamos, a two-episode gig on ER last season has turned into somewhat of a re-birth for his career.  Now a full time cast member, Stamos has breathed some new life and enthusiasm into the award-winning hospital drama; … Continue reading

Wilmer Valderrama – Unaccompanied
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Wilmer Valderrama – Unaccompanied

WILMER VALDERRAMA UNACCOMPANIED by Brad Balfour Miami-born actor Wilmer Valderrama has come a long way since his days as Fez, the quirky foreign exchange student who was often the butt of jokes on the popular TV series That ‘70s Show. The 26-year-old jovial, handsome charmer – known for gallivanting around with some of Hollywood’s hardest-partying starlets … Continue reading

Josh Kelley – Life in the Pop Game
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Josh Kelley – Life in the Pop Game

Josh Kelley Life in the Pop Game by Jay S. Jacobs Back in its heyday, lots of musicians had a problem with the peer-to-peer file sharing program Napster. Josh Kelley was not one of them, though – it was through the site that he was discovered. Through Napster, Kelley was able to get his music to … Continue reading

The Rise of Kal Penn
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The Rise of Kal Penn

THE RISE OF KAL PENN by Brad Balfour For Kal Penn, doing Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj – the spin-off of National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (which starred Ryan Reynolds) — keeps him employed and laughing. But this wasn’t what the real Kalpen Suresh Modi was doing when he started out acting. At first he played secondary characters … Continue reading