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

FENCES (2016) Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Mykelti Williamson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Mele, Leslie Boone, Jason Silvis, Toussaint Raphael Abessolo, John W. Iwanonkiw, Phil Nardozzi, Jeff Smith, Tra’Waan Coles, Benjamin Donlow, Mark Falvo and Malik Abdul Khaaliq. Screenplay by August Wilson. Directed by Denzel Washington. Distributed by Paramount Pictures.  … 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

Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane & Richard Linklater – Boyhood Is About Growing Up
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Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane & Richard Linklater – Boyhood Is About Growing Up

Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane & Richard Linklater Boyhood Is About Growing Up by Brad Balfour Far too much of the buzz and ballyhoo about this season’s indie awards darling Boyhood has focused on the fact that the film was made in real time – sort of. Director Richard Linklater took his core ensemble … 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

Cate Blanchett – Rewrites the Book On Scandal
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Cate Blanchett – Rewrites the Book On Scandal

Cate Blanchett – Rewrites the Book On Scandal by Brad Balfour Originally posted on February 21, 2007. In Notes on a Scandal, a high-school teacher Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett) starts a affair with one of her students, Steven (Andrew Simpson), and is discovered and emotionally blackmailed by her colleague Barbara (Judi Dench, receiving a Best Actress … Continue reading

Rachel Weisz Steps Through the Garden
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Rachel Weisz Steps Through the Garden

RACHEL WEISZ STEPS THROUGH THE GARDEN By Brad Balfour Though Rachel Weisz has received accolades before, none are more appreciated than an Academy Award nomination. And given that she dies a few minutes in the film The Constant Gardener, it’s even more appreciated she got this attention. But the film is a powerful statement – about … Continue reading