In Bruges (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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In Bruges (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

IN BRUGES (2008) Starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clemence Poesy, Jeremie Renier, Thekla Reute, Jordan Prentice, Zeljko Ivanek, Eric Godon, Mark Donovan, Rudy Blomme, Theo Stevenson, Elizabeth Berrington and Cieran Hinds. Screenplay by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Martin McDonagh. Distributed by Focus Features.  107 minutes.  Rated R. Beauty and ugliness, grandeur and seediness, … Continue reading

Mike Papantonio – Progressively Speaking
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Mike Papantonio – Progressively Speaking

Mike Papantonio Progressively Speaking by Ronald Sklar Say what you want about lawyers – and you probably do – you can’t accuse attorney Mike Papantonio of selling his soul to the highest bidder. In fact, the only green he cares about is environment-friendly, safe for babies and other beings who will eventually inherit the earth. … Continue reading

Blue State (A PopEntertainment.com Video Review)
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Blue State (A PopEntertainment.com Video Review)

BLUE STATE  (2008) Starring Breckin Meyer, Anna Paquin, Adriana O’Neill, Joyce Krenz, Richard Blackburn, Seun Olangunju, Nicolas Oullette, Grace Lynn Kung, Cory Cassidy, Leigh Enns, Liz Sroka and George W. Bush. Screenplay by Marshall Lewy. Directed by Marshall Lewy. Distributed by 20th Century Fox.  90 minutes.  Rated PG-13. If you have a 1.20.09 bumper sticker … Continue reading

Julian Schnabel – Continues to Dive Into Filmmaking with The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
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Julian Schnabel – Continues to Dive Into Filmmaking with The Diving Bell and The Butterfly

Julian Schnabel Continues to Dive Into Filmmaking with The Diving Bell and The Butterfly by Brad Balfour Director Julian Schnabel comes to filmmaking under odd circumstances. Long before he made his first film, he was a world-class fine artist – the self-proclaimed lion of the New York art world – whose paintings and other works … Continue reading

Ron Livingston Rescues Holly and Finds Something of Himself
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Ron Livingston Rescues Holly and Finds Something of Himself

Ron Livingston Rescues Holly and Finds Something of Himself by Brad Balfour When I first met Ron Livingston, he was a featured personality at the New York Independent Television Fest kicking off his Fox TV show, Standoff (he starred as Matt Flannery, a senior FBI negotiator). He had come to my attention previously through the film The Cooler, but … Continue reading

The Bucket List (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Bucket List (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE BUCKET LIST (2008) Starring Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd, Rob Morrow, Alfonso Freeman, Rowena King, Noel Gugliemi and Jennifer Defrancisco. Screenplay by Justin Zackham. Directed by Rob Reiner. Distributed by Warner Brothers.  98 minutes.  Rated PG-13. Terminal cancer is usually not the catalyst for a buddy comedy.  Chemo and spitting up … Continue reading

The Manhattan Transfer – 35 Years and Still Swinging
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The Manhattan Transfer – 35 Years and Still Swinging

The Manhattan Transfer 35 Years and Still Swinging By Mark Mussari Where in the musical landscape hasn’t the Manhattan Transfer taken us?  From their inception in the mid-1970s as a cabaret act with doo-wop tendencies to their be-bop covers to their daring experiments in jazz and swing, Cheryl Bentyne, Janis Siegel, Alan Paul and founder … Continue reading