The Little Things (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Little Things (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE LITTLE THINGS (2021) Starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto, Natalie Morales, Terry Kinney, Chris Bauer, Joris Jarsky, Isabel Arraiza, Michael Hyatt, Sofia Vassilieva, Jason James Richter, Kerry O’Malley, Sheila Houlahan, John Harlan Kim, Glenn Morshower, Maya Kazan, Tiffany Gonzalez, Judith Scott, Lee Garlington, Charlie Saxton and Olivia Washington. Screenplay by John Lee Hancock. … Continue reading

Assessing Last Year’s Movies Through the Lens of This Year’s Golden Globe Nominees
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Assessing Last Year’s Movies Through the Lens of This Year’s Golden Globe Nominees

Assessing Last Year’s Movies Through the Lens of This Year’s Golden Globe Nominees by Brad Balfour Just as the Waterford ball drops, so does the anticipation for the 75th annual Golden Globes — the first major awards show of 2018. Being broadcast live, the show can be seen on NBC, Sunday, January 6th, starting at … Continue reading

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

Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals and Alex Cary Exercise Their Special Set of Skills in Taken
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Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals and Alex Cary Exercise Their Special Set of Skills in Taken

Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals and Alex Cary Exercise Their Special Set of Skills in Taken by Jay S. Jacobs “I don’t know who you are.  I don’t know what you want.  If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money.  But what I do have are a very particular set … Continue reading

André Holland and Carra Patterson Drive August Wilson’s Jitney onto The Broadway Stage
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André Holland and Carra Patterson Drive August Wilson’s Jitney onto The Broadway Stage

André Holland and Carra Patterson Drive August Wilson’s Jitney onto The Broadway Stage by Brad Balfour Before he died in 2005, playwright August Wilson had created the 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle (or Century Cycle) chronicling black American life which spanned over 10 decades. This work is not only Wilson’s benchmark but is a touchstone for fans … Continue reading

David Morse and Ryan Hurst Step Into WGN’s Outsiders Season Two
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David Morse and Ryan Hurst Step Into WGN’s Outsiders Season Two

David Morse and Ryan Hurst Step Into WGN’s Outsiders Season Two by Brad Balfour Just like its name suggests, the WGN’s series Outsiders is definitely something that engenders risk; it, so to speak, sits “outside” of expectations. Think about it: a weird community in the hollers of Kentucky resists efforts to corral an extended family … Continue reading

2 Guns (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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2 Guns (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

2 Guns Remember when action film plots had to make some sense?  It seems a long time ago, I know, but once upon a time little things like story coherence and plot believability mattered.  Writers and directors knew when things would not pass the smell test and tried to limit the unlikely or ridiculous story … Continue reading

Elias Koteas – Lets Us In … On His Acting Technique
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Elias Koteas – Lets Us In … On His Acting Technique

Elias Koteas Lets Us In … On His Acting Technique by Brad Balfour What makes Canadian-born actor Elias Koteas so fascinating is that he doesn’t like to play it safe. In his latest film, the vampiric Let Me In, he plays the policeman who discovers the true nature of the mysterious 12-year-old killer Abby (Chloë Grace … Continue reading

Derek Luke – Finds That Working on Television Doesn’t Have to Be Traumatic
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Derek Luke – Finds That Working on Television Doesn’t Have to Be Traumatic

Derek Luke Finds That Working on Television Doesn’t Have to Be Traumatic by Jay S. Jacobs   In recent years, more and more actors are making the leap from feature films to television. What once had been a bit of a taboo has exploded, with many name movie actors finding stimulating work on series television – … Continue reading

Tony Scott – A Master Director Offers One Helluva Ride with The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
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Tony Scott – A Master Director Offers One Helluva Ride with The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Tony Scott A Master Director Offers One Helluva Ride with The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 by Brad Balfour It seems everyday, some controversy about the subway makes it in the papers, whether it’s about good new leadership or bad old leadership; whether it’s about the list of best trains or worst trains or … Continue reading