Frankie Valli – Romancing the 00s
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Frankie Valli – Romancing the 00s

Frankie Valli Romancing the 00s by Jay S. Jacobs Frankie Valli has been such an in-your-face presence in music and pop culture for so many decades that it is kind of shocking when you realize that his CD Romancing the 60s is his first album of new material in 28 years. After all, this is a guy … Continue reading

Mutlu – Livin’ On Philly Soul
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Mutlu – Livin’ On Philly Soul

mutlu LIVIN’ ON PHILLY SOUL by Jay S. Jacobs On a recent afternoon in the up-and-coming Philadelphia neighborhood of Northern Liberties, Mutlu Onoral and I are sitting in a little sandwich shop.  We’d originally planned on hitting a trendily seedy local Spanish joint called Bar Ferdinand, but it was too late for lunch and too … Continue reading

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

ELEGY (2008) Starring Ben Kingsley, Penélope Cruz, Dennis Hopper, Peter Sarsgaard, Patricia Clarkson, Sonja Bennett, Michelle Harrison, Deborah Harry, Antonio Cupo, Michelle Harrison, Chelah Horsdal, Laura Mennell, Kris Pope and Charlie Rose. Screenplay by Nicholas Meyer. Directed by Isabel Coixet. Distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films.  108 minutes.  Rated R. Philip Roth is arguably the most … Continue reading

Her Best Move (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Her Best Move (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

HER BEST MOVE (2007) Starring Leah Pipes, Scott Patterson, Lisa Darr, Drew Tyler Bell, Lalaine, Daryl Sabara, Jhoanna Flores, Fay Masterson, Denise Dowse, Dave Abrams, Louis Martin Braga III, Todd Brotze, Devon Graye, Christopher Meehan and Julio Oscar Mechoso. Screenplay by Norm Hunter and Tony Vidal. Directed by Norm Hunter. Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment.  … Continue reading

The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Best of Ricky and Dave (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Best of Ricky and Dave (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Best of Ricky and Dave (Shout! Factory-2008) Bafflingly, America has yet to have it up to here with reality programming. We can argue until the Survivors come home about “what is reality?” but the genre is entering its second decade, and there seems to be no happy ending in sight. … Continue reading

Burn After Reading (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Burn After Reading (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

BURN AFTER READING (2008) Starring George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, Brad Pitt, David Rasche, JK Simmons, Olek Krupa, Michael Countryman, Kevin Sussman  and Dermot Mulroney. Screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen. Directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen. Distributed by Focus Features.  96 minutes.  Rated R. You have to … Continue reading

Rainn Wilson – Steps Out of The Office to Put On a Rock Face in The Rocker
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Rainn Wilson – Steps Out of The Office to Put On a Rock Face in The Rocker

Rainn Wilson Steps Out of The Office to Put On a Rock Face in The Rocker by Brad Balfour It’s an old story, as old as the Beatles. A rock combo starts out playing the clubs, building the band’s repertoire and following, and then, on the verge of signing the big deal, fires the most … Continue reading