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

LOOK (2007) Starring Jamie McShane, Spencer Redford, Hayes MacArthur, Nichelle Hines, Ben Weber, Paul Schackman, Chris Williams, Jennifer Fontaine, Giuseppe Andrews, Miles Dougal, Rhys Coiro, Sebastian Feldman, Jackie Geary, Heather Hogan and Kimberly Quinn. Screenplay by Adam Rifkin. Directed by Adam Rifkin. Distributed by Liberated Artists. 102 minutes. Rated R. At the very beginning of Look, … Continue reading

Ray Winstone Becomes Incredibly Transformed Into Beowulf
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Ray Winstone Becomes Incredibly Transformed Into Beowulf

RAY WINSTONE BECOMES INCREDIBLY TRANSFORMED INTO BEOWULF by Brad Balfour With his gruff, hardened voice, and a face that shows the scars from his early years as a boxer, 50 year-old Londoner Ray Winstone hardly seemed like the perfect choice to play the Adonis-like, all-conquering Norse hero Beowulf. But thanks to Robert Zemeckis and his love … Continue reading

Stephen King and Frank Darabont Step Out of The Mist
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Stephen King and Frank Darabont Step Out of The Mist

Stephen King and Frank Darabont Step Out of The Mist by Brad Balfour What can one say about author Stephen King – one of the most successful writers of all time? King is the perfect name for the man, for he has conquered the world of weird fiction, horror and science fiction. And thanks to … Continue reading

Marisa Tomei – Makes Sure We Know She’s There In Sidney Lumet’s Latest
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Marisa Tomei – Makes Sure We Know She’s There In Sidney Lumet’s Latest

Marisa Tomei Makes Sure We Know She’s There In Sidney Lumet’s Latest by Brad Balfour In a film loaded up with some of the finest New York theater actors, Marisa Tomei made sure she stood out in Sidney Lumet’s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. Since its release, the film has stood out as well, garnering … Continue reading

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

MR. MAGORIUM’S WONDER EMPORIUM (2007) Starring Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman, Zach Mills, Rebecca Northan, Kiele Sanchez and Ted Ludzik. Screenplay by Zach Helms. Directed by Zach Helms. Distributed by Fox Walden. 94 minutes. Rated G. A lot of people have been trying to humbug this charming little confection. Yes, it is lighter than … Continue reading

Into the Wild (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Into the Wild (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

INTO THE WILD (2007) Starring Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Catherine Keener, Brian Dierker, Vince Vaughn, Zach Galiafinakis, Kristen Stewart and Hal Holbrook. Screenplay by Sean Penn. Directed by Sean Penn. Distributed by Paramount Vantage.  140 minutes.  Rated R. I suspect that there will be two very polar opposite kinds of reactions … Continue reading

Michael Apted – How Sweet the Sound
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Michael Apted – How Sweet the Sound

Michael Apted How Sweet the Sound by Jay S. Jacobs In 1963, when a twenty-two-year-old researcher for Granada Television in England was sent out to find a representative sampling of British children for a special program on how seven-year olds saw the world, he never realized that assignment would completely change his life.  Forty-four years … Continue reading

Dustin Hoffman Makes a Magical Turn
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Dustin Hoffman Makes a Magical Turn

Dustin Hoffman Makes a Magical Turn by Brad Balfour Originally posted on November 15, 2007. Dustin Hoffman’s work has been on the American cinematic landscape for so long that you could call him an icon without blinking. Perusing the list of benchmark films Hoffman has been in — from his early films such as The … Continue reading

Darfur Now (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Darfur Now (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

DARFUR NOW (2007) Featuring Don Cheadle, Hejewa Adam, Pablo Recalde, Ahmed Mohammed Abakar, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Adam Sterling, George Clooney, Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Written by Ted Braun. Directed by Ted Braun. Distributed by Warner Independent Pictures.  99 minutes.  Rated PG. It’s not easy to make an uplifting film about genocide, but Darfur Now does … Continue reading