Jamel Anderson – Fanmire is Creator’s Dream of a Fan Engagement Experience
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Jamel Anderson – Fanmire is Creator’s Dream of a Fan Engagement Experience

Jamel Anderson Fanmire is Creator’s Dream of a Fan Engagement Experience by Brad Balfour For celebrities, stars, or what have you, social media has been a godsend – a way to connect directly with fans. No gatekeepers, publicists or go-betweens necessary. It has its risks without all the vetting but it’s a way to nurture … Continue reading

Connor Trinneer – Star Trek Fan Favorite Hits the Creation Convention Circuit
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Connor Trinneer – Star Trek Fan Favorite Hits the Creation Convention Circuit

Connor Trinneer Star Trek Fan Favorite Hits the Creation Convention Circuit By Brad Balfour When Connor Trinneer discovered his love of acting while attending Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma – not far from his hometown of Kelso, Washington – he made a life-changing decision. Sports no longer was his focus. Graduating with a Bachelor of … Continue reading

Gary Lucas – Incredible Guitarist Offers a 40th Anniversary Show on 9/11 at (le) poisson rouge
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Gary Lucas – Incredible Guitarist Offers a 40th Anniversary Show on 9/11 at (le) poisson rouge

Gary Lucas Incredible Guitarist Offers a 40th Anniversary Show on 9/11 at (le) poisson rouge by Brad Balfour I’m always happy to exploit a chance to tout the virtues of the late musical game-changer Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet). Being in his Magic Band was a feather in the cap for any musician. Not only … Continue reading

Sean Penn and Dylan Penn – Father and Daughter Explore a Toxic Relationship In Flag Day
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Sean Penn and Dylan Penn – Father and Daughter Explore a Toxic Relationship In Flag Day

Sean Penn and Dylan Penn Father and Daughter Explore a Toxic Relationship In Flag Day by Brad Balfour Actor/director/producer/progressive activist Sean Penn has always been a mixed bag to the public, critics and the film industry. Ever since he made his early appearances in such films as Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Bad Boys, … Continue reading

The Suicide Squad (Another PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Suicide Squad (Another PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE SUICIDE SQUAD (2021) Starring Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, Flula Borg, Mayling Ng, Steve Agee, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Lloyd Kauffman, Pom Klementieff and Taika Waititi. Screenplay by … Continue reading

The Forever Purge (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Forever Purge (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE FOREVER PURGE (2021) Starring Ana de la Reguera, Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman, Veronica Falcón, Leven Rambin, Will Patton, Susie Abromeit, Tenoch Huerta, Alejandro Edda, Will Brittain, Anthony Molinari, Antwan Eilish, Brett Edwards, Edward Gelhaus, Gregory Zaragoza, Sammi Rotibi, Gary Nohealii, Joshua Dov, Jeffrey Doornbos and Keenan Henson. Screenplay by James DeMonaco. Directed by Everardo … Continue reading

F9: The Fast Saga (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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F9: The Fast Saga (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

F9: THE FAST SAGA (2021) Starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron, Finn Cole, Sung Kang, Anna Sawai, Jim Parrack, Lucas Black, Bow Wow, Jason Tobin, Cardi B, Gal Gadot and Jason Statham. Screenplay by Daniel … Continue reading

Jackie’s Boy – From Being a Street Performer, Carlos Battey Transforms and Becomes a Record Mogul and World-Class Artist
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Jackie’s Boy – From Being a Street Performer, Carlos Battey Transforms and Becomes a Record Mogul and World-Class Artist

Jackie’s Boy From Being a Street Performer, Carlos Battey Transforms and Becomes a Record Mogul and World-Class Artist by Brad Balfour When the pandemic hit, musicians were blessed and cursed at the same time. On the one hand, it shut down opportunities for live performance before paying audiences. On the other hand, it freed up … Continue reading

Celebrate Halloween With A Night for Horror Masked by Cinema
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Celebrate Halloween With A Night for Horror Masked by Cinema

Celebrate Halloween With A Night for Horror Masked by Cinema by Brad Balfour When I recently found a new edition of Irish author Bram Stoker’s Dracula, it led me back into one of the greatest stories ever told. It’s a classic tome about a legendary character who’s the quintessential embodiment of horror.  I love horror, … Continue reading

Late British Deejay John Peel’s Legendary Radio Sessions Are Findable Again
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Late British Deejay John Peel’s Legendary Radio Sessions Are Findable Again

Late British Deejay John Peel’s Legendary Radio Sessions Are Findable Again by Brad Balfour Back when I was a rebel-rock whippersnapper, the British/UK scene – and by association, that meant Ireland and Scotland as well – were considered pop culture highlands that one wanted to visit and climb. Going to England was the idea; to … Continue reading