Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Dhanush, Julia Butters, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page, Jessica Henwick, Joe Russo and Anthony Russo – An Incredible Cast Is Assembled for The Russo Brothers’ Action Thriller The Gray Man
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Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Dhanush, Julia Butters, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page, Jessica Henwick, Joe Russo and Anthony Russo – An Incredible Cast Is Assembled for The Russo Brothers’ Action Thriller The Gray Man

Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Dhanush, Julia Butters, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page, Jessica Henwick, Joe Russo and Anthony Russo  An Incredible Cast Is Assembled for The Russo Brothers’ Action Thriller The Gray Man by Brad Balfour So far this summer, I’ve put in my time superhero-fied watching Taika Waititi’s Thor: … Continue reading

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song (Another PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song (Another PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

HALLELUJAH: LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG (2022) Featuring Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Judy Collins, Sharon Robinson, Regina Spektor, Rufus Wainwright, Nancy Bacal, Steve Berkowitz, Adrienne Clarkson, Clive Davis, Shayne Doyle, Susan Feldman, Rabbi Mordecai Finley, Glen Hansard, Dominique Issermann, Vicky Jenson, Myles Kennedy, John Lissauer, Janine Dreyer Nichols, Amanda Palmer, Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman, Joan … Continue reading

Clarissa Riddles/Purcell – Transformed by Irish Sean Nos Singing, Musician Redefines Her Style For All Her Audiences
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Clarissa Riddles/Purcell – Transformed by Irish Sean Nos Singing, Musician Redefines Her Style For All Her Audiences

Clarissa Riddles/Purcell Transformed by Irish Sean Nos Singing, Musician Redefines Her Style For All Her Audiences by Brad Balfour Sometimes, a musician comes across the computer screen which produces a profile not just because of the music but the backstory, too. That was certainly the case for singer/songwriter Clarissa Riddles (née Purcell) who not only … Continue reading

Macbeth (A PopEntertainment.com Theater Review)
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Macbeth (A PopEntertainment.com Theater Review)

MACBETH Starring Ruth Negga, Daniel Craig, Maria Dizzia, Amber Gray, Danny Wolohan, Michael Patrick Thornton, Asia Kate Dillon, Che Ayende, Danny Wolohan, Amber Gray, Emeka Guindo, Paul Lazar, Maria Dizzia, Grantham Coleman, Bobbi MacKenzie and Phillip James Brannon.  Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Sam Gold. Playing at Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., New York, NY, … Continue reading

Ciro Dapagio – From the Web To Cinemas, MobKing is a Name to Reckon With
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Ciro Dapagio – From the Web To Cinemas, MobKing is a Name to Reckon With

Ciro Dapagio From the Web To Cinemas, MobKing is a Name to Reckon With by Brad Balfour With a name like Mike White one might assume he’s a pretty bland character — one who might blend into the background. But like so many things that seem to be background-able, there’s much more to the story.  … Continue reading

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

THE NORTHMAN (2022) Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, Willem Dafoe, Gustav Lindh, Elliott Rose, Eldar Skar, Phill Martin, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Olwen Fouéré, Kate Dickie, Ian Whyte, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Magne Osnes, Ralph Ineson, Tadhg Murphy, Ian Gerard Whyte, Doa Barney, Katie Pattinson and Murray McArthur. Screenplay by … Continue reading

Chris Keaton – Nashville-based Song Promoter Transforms Careers as The Connector While He Lives and Breathes Music 
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Chris Keaton – Nashville-based Song Promoter Transforms Careers as The Connector While He Lives and Breathes Music 

Chris Keaton Nashville-based Song Promoter Transforms Careers as The Connector While He Lives and Breathes Music  by Brad Balfour With the Grammy Awards freshly in mind, the state of the music world in general is also worth considering. The show presented that recent Sunday was quite the entertaining event – especially if you like the very … Continue reading

MoCCA Arts Festival 2022 Returns – Now In The Metropolitan Pavilion 
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MoCCA Arts Festival 2022 Returns – Now In The Metropolitan Pavilion 

MoCCA Arts Festival 2022 Returns – Now In The Metropolitan Pavilion  by Brad Balfour The Society of Illustrators welcomes back audiences to the 2022 MoCCA Arts Festival in celebration of top comic, cartoon and illustration artists from around the world. Featuring work by over 500 creators the weekend will also include live lectures, panels, and … Continue reading

Kim’s Video Returns To NYC at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema In Lower Manhattan
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Kim’s Video Returns To NYC at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema In Lower Manhattan

Kim’s Video Returns To NYC at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema In Lower Manhattan More than a decade ago, a trip to Austin, Texas, for the now-defunct Film Festival yielded a visit to a local Alamo Drafthouse. Impressed with its true film fan ambience, the theater seemed like a cinephile’s dream. Another place that was a dream … Continue reading

This Year’s Oscars Were About Much More Than Will Smith’s Face Punch
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This Year’s Oscars Were About Much More Than Will Smith’s Face Punch

This Year’s Oscars Were About Much More Than Will Smith’s Face Punch by Brad Balfour All the brouhaha about actor Will Smith slapping presenter Chris Rock at the 94th annual Academy Awards ceremony has overshadowed other aspects and wins from that evening. Yes, Smith’s actions loom large in the public’s mind. It was one thing … Continue reading