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

Divergent Y.A. (Young Adult) novels have been fertile ground for films, with many stand-alone hits as well as such huge franchises as Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games. Divergent is made with the express hope of being another one of these tent-pole series.  However, for every one of these which achieves lift-off, there are many others which become … Continue reading

Muppets Most Wanted (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Muppets Most Wanted (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

Muppets Most Wanted A few years ago, The Muppets underwent sort of a post-modern reboot for a new generation, but it was going on the somewhat faulty logic that they had ever really left, or for that matter that they had ever been hip to begin with.  The Muppets have always been unapologetically corny, that … Continue reading

Little Mix Give Us a Snappy Salute
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Little Mix Give Us a Snappy Salute

Little Mix Give Us a Snappy Salute by Shana Bergmann, Sami Speiss & Ali Speiss Upon the first time hearing Little Mix’s hit single “Wings,” one thing was blatantly obvious: they might just be the next best thing since Destiny’s Child. Their spunky personalities, cutting-edge song choices and fashion-forward looks make them so much more … Continue reading

Le Week-End (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Le Week-End (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

Le Week-End There is an old song that says “There’s a thin line between love and hate.”  As Le Week-End intriguingly points out, sometimes there is no line separating them at all. “You can’t not love and hate the same person, usually within the space of five minutes, in my experience.”  So says Nick Burrows, a sixty-something recently-fired … Continue reading

Billy Crudup and Guillaume Canet – Honoring Their Blood Ties
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Billy Crudup and Guillaume Canet – Honoring Their Blood Ties

Billy Crudup and Guillaume Canet – Honoring Their Blood Ties by Jay S. Jacobs Two brothers.  One is a cop.  The other is a gangster just getting out of an extended stay in jail and now sliding back into his old ways.  That’s going to make for some uncomfortable family holiday dinners. That dichotomy is … Continue reading

The Wolf of Wall Street (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Wolf of Wall Street (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

The Wolf of Wall Street In 1987, the year that The Wolf of Wall Street begins, Michael Douglas starred as Gordon Gekko, the ultimate symbol of Reagan-era self-indulgent avarice in Oliver Stone’s cautionary tale Wall Street.  Gekko became a symbol for materialism and coined a mantra for the ravenous, gluttonous, self-obsessed, win-at-all-cost quest for money.  … Continue reading

Nymphomaniac – Vol. I (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Nymphomaniac – Vol. I (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

Nymphomaniac – Volume I Leave it to controversial director Lars von Trier to make a film called Nymphomaniac which is not the least bit sensual and not even particularly sexual – though occasionally it is quite explicit. One brief scene, in fact, shows what appears to be full-on penetration between Shia LaBeouf and actress Stacy Martin, playing … Continue reading