Melanie’s Brand New Key
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Melanie’s Brand New Key

Melanie’s Brand New Key by Ronald Sklar Look what they’ve done to her song, ma: they’ve made her a pop icon. During the early 1970s, the underground press misunderstood Melanie, but above ground, her fans and future generations did not. Brought up in New Jersey with the full, non-mainstream name of Melanie Safka, she wrote … Continue reading

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

Gravity There are certain films that you know are so well made that you feel that you should like them more than you do.  For me, Gravity is one of those films. The movie is spectacular, disorienting, overwhelming and amazingly well put together.  (It is particularly visually awe-inspiring in IMAX.) It’s also, I’m sorry, just … Continue reading

Selena Gomez and Emblem3 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA – October 18, 2013 – A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review
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Selena Gomez and Emblem3 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA – October 18, 2013 – A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review

Selena Gomez and Emblem3 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA – October 18, 2013 – A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review by Debbie Wagner Selena Gomez didn’t disappoint her fans when she rolled into Philly Friday night for the latest stop of her “Stars Dance” World Tour. Showing off her powerful singing voice and impressive dance moves, … Continue reading

Harry Lennix – Exposing The Blacklist and the Bard
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Harry Lennix – Exposing The Blacklist and the Bard

Harry Lennix Exposing The Blacklist and the Bard by Jay S. Jacobs Many actors wait around for years to land the perfect role. Harry Lennix has more radical thinking when it comes to his career.  He’s not going to wait around for fickle producers to contact him.  He’ll create his own perfect roles, thank you … Continue reading

The Coen Brothers, Oscar Isaac and John Goodman Step Out With Inside Llewyn Davis at NYFF 2013
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The Coen Brothers, Oscar Isaac and John Goodman Step Out With Inside Llewyn Davis at NYFF 2013

The Coen Brothers, Oscar Isaac and John Goodman Step Out With Inside Llewyn Davis at NYFF 2013 by Brad Balfour Copyright ©2013 PopEntertainment.com.  All rights reserved.  Originally Posted: October 17, 2013. http://popentertainment-interviews.tumblr.com/post/96749450544/the-coen-brothers-oscar-isaac-and-john-goodman Written and directed by Oscar-winning brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis offers a glimpse into the life of singer-songwriter Davis (Oscar Isaac), … Continue reading

Spike Jonze, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Olivia Wilde Give Life To Her
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Spike Jonze, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Olivia Wilde Give Life To Her

Spike Jonze, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Olivia Wilde Give Life To Her by Brad Balfour Copyright ©2013 PopEntertainment.com.  All rights reserved.  Originally Posted: October 17, 2013. http://popentertainment-interviews.tumblr.com/post/96395346849/spike-jonze-joaquin-phoenix-amy-adams-rooney Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) is tired of trying to meet girls sometimes in near-future Los Angeles (which looks a lot like modern day Shanghai). He’s a sensitive guy … Continue reading

James Spader – Fade to Blacklist
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James Spader – Fade to Blacklist

James Spader Fade to Blacklist by Jay S. Jacobs James Spader has made something of a specialty in playing suave, sophisticated, seductive and morally bankrupt men. As such, he may have found his alpha character in master-criminal Raymond “Red” Reddington in NBC’s new hit series The Blacklist. Red is a super-criminal, the top of the FBI’s … Continue reading