Viggo Mortensen – Acclaimed Actor Gets Oscar Nom Leading Captain Fantastic
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Viggo Mortensen – Acclaimed Actor Gets Oscar Nom Leading Captain Fantastic

Viggo Mortensen Acclaimed Actor Gets Oscar Nom Leading Captain Fantastic by Brad Balfour If anyone could relate to the character of Ben Cash – the focus of filmmaker Matt Ross’s feature Captain Fantastic – it’s Viggo Mortensen. The New York-born actor isn’t far removed, practically and philosophically, from his lead character’s situation as a bohemian … Continue reading

The Imitation Game (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Imitation Game (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE IMITATION GAME (2014) Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Allen Leech, Rory Kinnear, James Northcote, Tom Goodman-Hill, Steven Waddington, Ilan Goodman, Jack Tarlton, Alex Lawther, Tuppence Middleton and Jack Bannon. Screenplay by Graham Moore. Directed by Morten Tyldum. Distributed by The Weinstein Company.  113 minutes.  Rated PG-13. The world … Continue reading

Michael Keaton Soars To Heights of Award Season Through Birdman
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Michael Keaton Soars To Heights of Award Season Through Birdman

Michael Keaton Soars To Heights of Award Season Through Birdman by Brad Balfour Of all the Mexican new wave directors who emerged in the ’90s, Alejandro González Iñárritu always pushed the envelope further than cohorts Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo del Toro. He does so once again with Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), a dark … Continue reading

Bradley Cooper Transforms Himself into an American Sniper
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Bradley Cooper Transforms Himself into an American Sniper

Bradley Cooper Transforms Himself into an American Sniper by Brad Balfour Master director Clint Eastwood’s latest feature, American Sniper, offers a taut yet complex portrait of the late Iraqi war vet Chris Kyle. With over 160 kills, Kyle was the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. Uncannily portrayed by two-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper … Continue reading

Demián Bichir – Invitation to the Adventure of a Lifetime
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Demián Bichir – Invitation to the Adventure of a Lifetime

Demián Bichir Invitation to the Adventure of a Lifetime by Jay S. Jacobs You’ve been seeing a whole lot of Mexican actor Demián Bichir in the movies and on TV these days.  While Bichir has been a well-known actor in his native land for well over a decade, and even had some show-stopping turns in … Continue reading

Matthew McConaughey – Discusses Resurrecting His Career with Dallas Buyer’s Club and True Detective
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Matthew McConaughey – Discusses Resurrecting His Career with Dallas Buyer’s Club and True Detective

Matthew McConaughey – Discusses Resurrecting His Career with Dallas Buyer’s Club and True Detective by Brad Balfour Copyright ©2014 PopEntertainment.com. All rights reserved. Posted: February 28, 2014. What a year this has been for actor Matthew McConaughey. After a serious dry spell he’s enjoying a rebirth, finally getting his mojo back as noted in his award … Continue reading

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson, Lupita Nyong’o and Alfre Woodard – Looking Back on 12 Years a Slave
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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson, Lupita Nyong’o and Alfre Woodard – Looking Back on 12 Years a Slave

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson, Lupita Nyong’o and Alfre Woodard – Looking Back on 12 Years a Slave by Jay S. Jacobs Director Steve McQueen’s film version of former slave Solomon Northrop’s autobiography 12 Years a Slave takes an eye-opening look at one of the great shames of American history, the prevalence of the violent slave … Continue reading

Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks and Tom Hooper – Bringing a Broadway Classic to the Big Screen with Les Misérables
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Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks and Tom Hooper – Bringing a Broadway Classic to the Big Screen with Les Misérables

Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks and Tom Hooper – Bringing a Broadway Classic to the Big Screen with Les Misérables by Brad Balfour Based on the legendary Victor Hugo novel – by way of the operatic stage musical created around it – the recently released cinematic version of Les Misérables spans 17 … Continue reading

Chris Weitz – Helping Others to Find A Better Life
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Chris Weitz – Helping Others to Find A Better Life

Chris Weitz Helping Others to Find A Better Life by Jay S. Jacobs It is not often that people almost completely change course in Hollywood.  However, after making two straight huge blockbuster films, Chris Weitz has downshifted into the tiny independent drama A Better Life. However, smaller is not necessarily a bad thing.  Weitz started small … Continue reading

Forest Whitaker Becomes the First King of the Hour
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Forest Whitaker Becomes the First King of the Hour

Forest Whitaker Becomes the First King of the Hour by Brad Balfour Originally posted Feburary 25, 2007. For Forest Whitaker, it’s been a long strange ride from the start, creating the character of Idi Amin for his last film, The Last King of Scotland. With this year’s Best Actor nomination, he’s favored to win – … Continue reading