Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Vera Farmiga & William Monahan – Meeting with Martin and The Departed
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Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Vera Farmiga & William Monahan – Meeting with Martin and The Departed

MARTIN SCORSESE, LEONARDO DiCAPRIO, MATT DAMON, VERA FARMIGA AND WILLIAM MONAHAN MEETING WITH MARTIN AND THE DEPARTED BY BRAD BALFOUR The following documents two 40-minute press conference sessions merged together that tell the tale about Martin Scorsese’s latest elaborate feature, The Departed, one that finally has garnered him the top Oscar awards – Best Director and … Continue reading

Forest Whitaker Becomes the First King of the Hour
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Forest Whitaker Becomes the First King of the Hour

Forest Whitaker Becomes the First King of the Hour by Brad Balfour Originally posted Feburary 25, 2007. For Forest Whitaker, it’s been a long strange ride from the start, creating the character of Idi Amin for his last film, The Last King of Scotland. With this year’s Best Actor nomination, he’s favored to win – … Continue reading

Meryl Streep Walks With the Devil
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Meryl Streep Walks With the Devil

Meryl Streep Walks With the Devil by Brad Balfour Originally posted February 23, 2007. If there was one film from last summer that carried weight beyond the season’s froth it was The Devil Wears Prada. A snarky but loving stab at the fashion world and Vogue‘s editor in specific, the real secret to the film’s success was Meryl Streep’s … Continue reading

Cate Blanchett – Rewrites the Book On Scandal
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Cate Blanchett – Rewrites the Book On Scandal

Cate Blanchett – Rewrites the Book On Scandal by Brad Balfour Originally posted on February 21, 2007. In Notes on a Scandal, a high-school teacher Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett) starts a affair with one of her students, Steven (Andrew Simpson), and is discovered and emotionally blackmailed by her colleague Barbara (Judi Dench, receiving a Best Actress … Continue reading

Close to Home (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Close to Home (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

CLOSE TO HOME (KAROV LA BAYIT)  (2007) Starring Smadar Sayar, Naama Schendar, Danny Geva, Sharon Reginiano, Sandra Schonwald, Irit Suki, Ami Weinberg, Katia Zinbris, Anna Stephan and Ilanit Ben Yaakov. Screenplay by Vidi Bilu and Dalia Hager. Directed by Vidi Bilu and Dalia Hager. Distributed by IFC First Take.  94 minutes.  Not Rated. The day-to-day … Continue reading

Kathy Najimy – Mother, Activist, Actress…
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Kathy Najimy – Mother, Activist, Actress…

Kathy Najimy – Mother, Activist, Actress… by Jay S. Jacobs You couldn’t have made up Kathy Najimy’s life story if you tried.  She was not rich, nor did she have formal theatrical training.  She was not a supermodel, nor did she have connections in show business.  Yet, through a combination of smarts, talent, quirky humor and tenaciousness, … Continue reading

Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson and Chris Noonan – Getting to Know Miss Potter
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Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson and Chris Noonan – Getting to Know Miss Potter

Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson and Chris Noonan Getting to Know Miss Potter by Brad Balfour Copyright ©2007 PopEntertainment.com.  All rights reserved.  Posted: February 9, 2007. Though Miss Potter doesn’t seem to be a film that would be interesting to anyone but say, a Zellweger or McGregor completist, this biopic about the creator of the world’s most … Continue reading