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

Nestor Carbonell and Carlton Cuse – Watching Over Bates Motel
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Nestor Carbonell and Carlton Cuse – Watching Over Bates Motel

Nestor Carbonell and Carlton Cuse Watching Over Bates Motel by Jay S. Jacobs Things are really ramping up on Bates Motel, the best show you may be missing on TV. The fourth season has been had a whirlwind of actions and repercussions as the series sets up its penultimate season. The legendary mother and child … Continue reading

Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin – Dark Days at Bates Motel
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Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin – Dark Days at Bates Motel

Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin Dark Days at Bates Motel by Jay S. Jacobs It’s always dangerous trying to update a masterpiece, so people were understandably concerned when A&E announced a few years ago that they were creating a modern-day prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic Psycho.  Two years later, though, … Continue reading

Vera Farmiga and Kerry Ehrin – Checking In To Bates Motel
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Vera Farmiga and Kerry Ehrin – Checking In To Bates Motel

Vera Farmiga and Kerry Ehrin – Checking In To Bates Motel by Jay S. Jacobs It takes a certain amount of self-confidence to take on an iconic character and try to make it your own. Therefore, it must have given Vera Farmiga pause when she was offered the role of arguably the most infamous mom … Continue reading

Ben Lyons – Lyons’ Roar
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Ben Lyons – Lyons’ Roar

Ben Lyons Lyons’ Roar by Ronald Sklar The busy entertainment journalist applies old-fashioned family rules to excel in the digital age. Ben Lyons gives Jennifer Lawrence of The Hunger Games as a prime example of how he aims to be the best in the biz. “When a movie like that comes out,” he says, “Jennifer Lawrence will … Continue reading

Sara Paxton Confronts Her Ghosts in The Innkeepers
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Sara Paxton Confronts Her Ghosts in The Innkeepers

Sara Paxton Confronts Her Ghosts in The Innkeepers by Jay S. Jacobs When we last left Sara Paxton, she was taking a huge chance in her career. After working most of her young career in light, comic roles, Paxton had taken a film very unlike any she had ever tried before – a remake of … Continue reading

The Lodger (A PopEntertainment.com Video Review)
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The Lodger (A PopEntertainment.com Video Review)

THE LODGER (2009) Starring Alfred Molina, Hope Davis, Shane West, Simon West, Donal Logue, Rachael Leigh Cook, Mel Harris, Philip Baker Hall, Rebecca Pidgeon, Daphne Ashbrook, Kirk Fox, David Sullivan and Ernie Grunwald. Screenplay by David Ondaatje. Directed by David Ondaatje. Distributed by Sony Pictures. 95 minutes. Rated R. There is a lot of history … Continue reading

Ang Lee – Expresses Lust with Little Caution
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Ang Lee – Expresses Lust with Little Caution

Ang Lee Expresses Lust with Little Caution by Brad Balfour Sexually provocative and fraught with violence, Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution [Sie, Jie] powerfully explores the story of a young woman who uses her sexuality to gain the trust of a high-powered Chinese official – a high-ranking collaborator with the ruthless Japanese occupiers during the 1940s. Played by … Continue reading

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

DISTURBIA (2007) Starring Shia LaBeouf, Sarah Roehmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Morse, Aaron Yoo, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Matt Craven, Viola Davis, Brandon Caruso, Luciano Caruso and Daniel Caruso. Screenplay by Christopher Landon and Carl Ellsworth. Directed by D.J. Caruso. Distributed by Dreamworks SKG.  104 minutes.  Rated PG-13. Okay, yes, if you get technical, Disturbia is merely a modern … Continue reading

The Hitcher (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Hitcher (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE HITCHER  (2007) Starring Sophia Bush, Zachary Knighton, Sean Bean, Neal McDonough, Kyle Davis, Skip O’Brien, Travis Schuldt, Danny Bolero, Jeffrey Hutchinson, Yara Martinez, Lauren Cohn, Mike Fisher, Joseph Michael Self, Kurt Grossi and Kurt Bryant. Screenplay by Eric Red. Directed by Dave Meyers. Distributed by Rogue Pictures.  90 minutes.  Rated R. The original version … Continue reading