Luke Davies – An Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Enters the Lion Den
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Luke Davies – An Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Enters the Lion Den

Luke Davies An Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Enters the Lion Den by Jay S. Jacobs When Luke Davies first heard the story of Saroo Brierley – an Indian man who lost his way home as a five year old boy, ended up getting adopted by a couple in Australia, and only found his birth family 25 years … Continue reading

Anna Deavere Smith – Notes from The Field Tackles Issues Through Many Voices
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Anna Deavere Smith – Notes from The Field Tackles Issues Through Many Voices

Anna Deavere Smith Notes from The Field Tackles Issues Through Many Voices  by Brad Balfour With a raft of accolades in her résumé, American actress/playwright/professor Anna Deavere Smith produces work that highlights the plight of the underclass, the unvoiced and those overlooked by entitled society. In her most recent one-woman production – Notes from The … Continue reading

Freddie Highmore and Kerry Ehrin – Closing In On Checkout Time at Bates Motel
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Freddie Highmore and Kerry Ehrin – Closing In On Checkout Time at Bates Motel

Freddie Highmore and Kerry Ehrin Closing In On Checkout Time at Bates Motel by Jay S. Jacobs Season four of the acclaimed drama Bates Motel has taken some turns for the strange and the dark. This should not surprise us too much – after all the main characters of the show are Norman and Norma … Continue reading

Adam F. Goldberg – Growing Up With The Goldbergs
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Adam F. Goldberg – Growing Up With The Goldbergs

Adam F. Goldberg Growing Up With The Goldbergs by Jay S. Jacobs As a website based in the suburban town of Jenkintown, PA, we here at PopEntertainment.com had gotten used to people outside of the area not knowing exactly where we were.  Sometimes we’d go the simple route and just explain that it is a … Continue reading

Ridley Scott – Legendary Director Launches The Martian
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Ridley Scott – Legendary Director Launches The Martian

Ridley Scott Legendary Director Launches The Martian by Brad Balfour When an established, serious, award-winning director like Ridley Scott makes a space movie – something associated with solemn drama – humor isn’t expected from its star. Yet in The Martian, where Matt Damon stars as American astronaut Mark Watney, who has been accidentally left behind on Mars after a mission disaster, the humor humanizes the situation. … Continue reading

Jake Marcionette – Surviving in the YA World
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Jake Marcionette – Surviving in the YA World

Jake Marcionette Surviving in the YA World by Jay S. Jacobs When you hear the term Young Adult books, you tend to think of these younger people as being the readers of the books, not the writers. Jake Marcionette is doing his part to change that conception. Marcionette was only 12 years old when he … Continue reading

Quentin Tarantino, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen – Holed Up With The Hateful Eight
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Quentin Tarantino, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen – Holed Up With The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen Holed Up With The Hateful Eight by Jay S. Jacobs It’s always a spectacular when a new Quentin Tarantino film rides into theaters. The writer and director has been well-known for his hyper-intelligent dialogue and rampant violence … Continue reading

Warren Zanes – Writing the Book on Tom Petty
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Warren Zanes – Writing the Book on Tom Petty

  Warren Zanes Writing the Book on Tom Petty by Jay S. Jacobs Thirty years ago, Warren Zanes and his brother Dan led a hip rock band called The Del Fuegos.  The Boston-based band released three albums on the cutting-edge Slash/WB label, gaining a cult following, but never quite making the breakthrough that was expected.  … Continue reading

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Delivering the Letters From the Labyrinth
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Delivering the Letters From the Labyrinth

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Delivering the Letters From the Labyrinth by Jay S. Jacobs Progressive rock and Christmas didn’t use to be bound together, but Paul O’Neill and his Trans-Siberian Orchestra have helped to change all that. O’Neill formed the Trans-Siberian Orchestra with Savatage members Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli, who he had previously worked with while … Continue reading

Love & Mercy (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Love & Mercy (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

LOVE & MERCY (2015) Starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Brett Davern, Kenny Wormald, Jake Abel, Graham Rogers, Bill Camp, Erin Darke, Diana Maria Riva, Joanna Going, Dee Wallace, Max Schneider, Jeff Meacham, Johnny Sneed and Brian Wilson. Screenplay by Oren Moverman and Michael A. Lerner. Directed by Bill Pohlad. Distributed by … Continue reading