We’re Off to See the Wizard World!
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We’re Off to See the Wizard World!

We’re Off to See the Wizard World! by Jay S. Jacobs Wizard World Comic-Con touched down in Philadelphia again as freaks, geeks, aliens, superheroes, gamers, mad slashers and B-actors all made their way to the Convention Center this past weekend. (June 1 to June 4.) It was where fantasy met commerce in an awe-inspiring, sense-pulsing … Continue reading

William Shatner & Terry Bradshaw – It’s Never Too Late
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William Shatner & Terry Bradshaw – It’s Never Too Late

William Shatner & Terry Bradshaw It’s Never Too Late by Jay S. Jacobs Better Late Than Never has one of the crazier television premises to come along in a while.  Take four pop culture living legends – two from television and two from athletics: William Shatner, a/k/a Captain Kirk of Star Trek, Henry Winkler better … Continue reading

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Director’s Cut) (A PopEntertainment.com Video Review)
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Director’s Cut) (A PopEntertainment.com Video Review)

STAR TREK II – THE WRATH OF KHAN (DIRECTOR’S CUT) (1982) Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Ricardo Montalban, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Kirstie Alley, Paul Winfield, Bibi Besch, Merritt Butrick, John Vargas, Nicholas Guest, James Horner and Ike Eisenmann. Screenplay by Jack B. Sowards. Directed by Nicholas Meyer. Distributed … Continue reading

Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd and Bob Gale – Gotta Get Back in Time to Back to the Future
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Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd and Bob Gale – Gotta Get Back in Time to Back to the Future

Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd and Bob Gale Gotta Get Back in Time to Back to the Future by Jay S. Jacobs As hard as it is to believe, the movie Back to the Future is now further in our collective rearview mirror than the Enchantment Under the Sea dance was to Marty … Continue reading

Dana Carvey and Freddie Prinze, Jr. – Making Good First Impressions
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Dana Carvey and Freddie Prinze, Jr. – Making Good First Impressions

Dana Carvey and Freddie Prinze, Jr. Making Good First Impressions by Jay S. Jacobs Everyone has one. An impression, that is. The ability to change your voice and mannerisms to portray another person – usually a celebrity – for a good-natured laugh. While impressions play a huge role in comedy television, it’s rather surprising that … Continue reading

Game of Thrones Releases the Dragons on Philadelphia
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Game of Thrones Releases the Dragons on Philadelphia

Game of Thrones Releases the Dragons on Philadelphia Dragons took flight over the skies of Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday. People showed up by the thousands, filling Dilworth Park and the streets surrounding City Hall to catch a glimpse at this spectacle. All of this to mark the release of Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth … Continue reading

James Burrows – Mr. Must See TV
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James Burrows – Mr. Must See TV

James Burrows Mr. Must See TV by Jay S. Jacobs James Burrows has arguably given America more belly laughs over the years than anyone else, and yet many people do not even know his name. As arguably the most prolific comedy director in television over the past five decades, Burrows has shaped such classic series … Continue reading

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

TRUTH (2015) Starring Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid,  Elisabeth Moss, Bruce Greenwood, Stacy Keach, John Benjamin Hickey, Dermot Mulroney,  Noni Hazlehurst, Philip Quast, David Lyons, Rachael Blake, Andrew McFarlane, Natalie Saleeba, Connor Burke and Chris Mulkey. Screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Directed by James Vanderbilt. Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.  121 minutes.  Rated … Continue reading

Jill Hennessy – A Little Bit of Comfort
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Jill Hennessy – A Little Bit of Comfort

Jill Hennessy A Little Bit of Comfort by Jay S. Jacobs There is sometimes a bit of mistrust of actors who suddenly decide to become musicians.  And while it is true that some of them are trying to exploit their name recognition, more and more often it is turning out that those actors really are … Continue reading

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION (2015) Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin, Jens Hulten, Simon McBurney, Zhang Jingchu and Tom Hollander. Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Distributed by Paramount Pictures.  131 minutes.  Rated R. The Mission: Impossible series is in something of an … Continue reading