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

Nebraska Bruce Dern was one of the finest actors of the 60s and 70s.  However, somehow he never quite received the notice of some of his contemporaries such as Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, Ryan O’Neal, Michael Caine and Warren Beatty.  That indignity has continued and intensified into old age – while Nicholson, Hoffman, … Continue reading

Blackfish Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite Searches For the Truth
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Blackfish Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite Searches For the Truth

Blackfish Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite Searches For the Truth by Brad Balfour When SeaWorld trainer/performer Dawn Brancheau was killed by Tilikum — an orca who was a star of the aquarium/entertainment complex — the dangers of holding this wild species in captivity was spotlighted. Little did most of the public know that this wasn’t the first … Continue reading

Saving Mr. Banks (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Saving Mr. Banks (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

Saving Mr. Banks It’s not often when a studio creates a drama about the making of one of their classic films.  However, it makes a certain amount of sense for the Walt Disney Company to recreate the genesis of one of their most classic films.  And they can get one of the most beloved actors … Continue reading

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

Philomena One of the most difficult parts of filmmaking is precisely judging the tone to use in what is essentially a tragic story.  If the movie turns on the emotional waterworks, the film will inevitably seem too mawkish.  If the film tries to take the story with a comic bent, it opens itself up to … Continue reading

Brandon T. Jackson Goes Mythical On Us in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
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Brandon T. Jackson Goes Mythical On Us in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Brandon T. Jackson Goes Mythical On Us in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters by Jay S. Jacobs One day you are a raw, upcoming stand-up comedian making a name for himself in the clubs.  A few years later, people think you may have goat legs. Show biz can be a crazy gig. Brandon T. Jackson … Continue reading

Idris Elba – Brit Actor Wins Global Recognition & Award Noms as Well
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Idris Elba – Brit Actor Wins Global Recognition & Award Noms as Well

Idris Elba Brit Actor Wins Global Recognition & Award Noms as Well by Brad Balfour For London-born actor Idris Elba it must have been a moment of incredibly mixed emotions. On Thursday December 5th, 2013, the London premiere of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom took place. Elba, who stars in this biopic as the great South Africa leader, was there in the company … Continue reading

Mary Poppins (A PopEntertainment.com Video Review)
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Mary Poppins (A PopEntertainment.com Video Review)

Mary Poppins As the story of the making of the film about the beloved Disney nanny is coming to theaters soon in the Tom Hanks film Saving Mr. Banks and the musical is still packing them in on Broadway, it’s time (yet again) to herald the return of Mary Poppins‘ best-known incarnation. Mary Poppins came out … Continue reading