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

FOOTLOOSE (2011) Starring Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell, Dennis Quaid, Miles Teller, Ziah Colon, Kim Dickens, Ray McKinnon, Patrick John Flueger, Ser’Darius William Blain, Maggie Jones, Mary-Charles Jones, Jayson Warner Smith, Jason Ferguson, Benjamin Davis, Reece Thomas, Ivey Lowe and Anna Marie Dobbins. Screenplay by Dean Pitchford and Craig Brewer. Directed by Craig Brewer. … Continue reading

Fernando Trueba Illustrates the History of Jazz with the Oscar-nominated Chico & Rita
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Fernando Trueba Illustrates the History of Jazz with the Oscar-nominated Chico & Rita

Fernando Trueba Illustrates the History of Jazz with the Oscar-nominated Chico & Rita by Jay S. Jacobs Spanish film director Fernando Trueba has had a long, fascinating career which has branched out in many directions.  He started out as a movie critic in the 1970s for the newspaper El Pais.  He has since worked as an … Continue reading

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

HIPSTERS (2008) Starring Anton Shagin, Oksana Akinshina, Evgeniya Khirivskaya, Maksim Matveev, Igor Voynarovskiy, Ekaterina Vilkova, Konstantin Balakirev, Aleksandr Stefantsov, Georgiy Sivokhin and Olga Smirnova. Screenplay by Yuri Korotkov. Directed by Valeriy Todorovskiy. Distributed by Leisure Time Features.  127 minutes.  Not Rated. If you think it was hard to be a jazz-obsessed beatnik in 1955 America, … Continue reading

Rumer – A Change of Seasons
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Rumer – A Change of Seasons

Rumer A Change of Seasons by Jay S. Jacobs The crazy thing about overnight success is that it always takes a hell of a long time to achieve.  When retro-vibed and striking British singer Rumer released her debut album Seasons of My Soul in late 2010 in Europe, most of the stories pointed out that the singer … Continue reading

Adepero Oduye – Finds Acceptance as a Pariah
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Adepero Oduye – Finds Acceptance as a Pariah

Adepero Oduye Finds Acceptance as a Pariah by Brad Balfour Though Pariah is this little film telling a simple, classic tale seen and heard before, the charm of its actors and the need to have this coming-of-age story told again and again until it no longer needs to resonate makes the film a powerful and award-worthy statement. … Continue reading

Exit Strategy (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Exit Strategy (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

EXIT STRATEGY (2012) Starring Jameel Saleem, Kimelia Weathers, Quincy “QDeezy” Harris, Noelle Balfour, Big Boy, Kevin Hart, Liz Hernandez, William “Fuzzy” West, Matt Kawczynski, Sid Burston, Juhahn Jones and Nick Sinise. Screenplay by Jameel Saleem. Directed by Michael Whitton. Distributed by The Film Group.  76 minutes.  Not Rated. The world is full of low-budget comedies … Continue reading

Michelle Williams – Her Uncanny Performance in My Week With Marilyn Turns Heads and Wins Award Noms
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Michelle Williams – Her Uncanny Performance in My Week With Marilyn Turns Heads and Wins Award Noms

Michelle Williams Her Uncanny Performance in My Week With Marilyn Turns Heads and Wins Award Noms by Brad Balfour Who knew that when actress Michelle Williams first appeared as the bad girl in Dawson’s Creek, she would have the uncanny good sense to take on roles which offered her real challenges? From a supporting part in Brokeback Mountain to the lead in Wendy and … Continue reading