Roots (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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Roots (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

Roots (Lionsgate Home Video-2016) In 1976, the original Roots miniseries was a defining cultural event.  It was not the first of the miniseries – or “novels for television,” as they dubbed the form at the time.  A 1974 version of Leon Uris’ QB VII was the first miniseries to be filmed by the American networks. … Continue reading

Baggage Claim (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Baggage Claim (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

Baggage Claim It is so rare to find a really good romantic comedy these days that you want to forgive Baggage Claim’s faults.  And maybe the movie is just catching me in a good mood, but I think I will.  It is hardly trailblazing, trolling in rom-com clichés and some shallow characters and a rather unlikely storyline.  We … Continue reading

Captain America – The First Avenger (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Captain America – The First Avenger (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

  CAPTAIN AMERICA – THE FIRST AVENGER (2011) Starring Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, Stanley Tucci, Richard Armitage, JJ Field, Kenneth Choi, Bruno Ricci, Natalie Dormer, Amanda Righetti and Samuel L. Jackson. Screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Directed by … 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

Definitely, Maybe (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Definitely, Maybe (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

DEFINITELY, MAYBE (2008) Starring Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, Kevin Kline, Adam Ferrara, Lianne Balaban, Annie Parisse, Nestor Serrano and Robert Klein. Screenplay by Adam Brooks. Directed by Adam Brooks. Distributed by Universal Pictures.  112 minutes.  Rated PG-13. A man who is just about to get a divorce … Continue reading

Tim Robbins and Derek Luke – The Two Sides of Catch a Fire
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Tim Robbins and Derek Luke – The Two Sides of Catch a Fire

TIM ROBBINS AND DEREK LUKE THE TWO SIDES OF CATCH A FIRE BY JAY S. JACOBS In any revolution, there are many foot soldiers – normal people who are pushed too far and play a vital role in the changing world values.  The people like Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Tutu may have played a larger role, … Continue reading

Catch a Fire (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Catch a Fire (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

CATCH A FIRE (2006) Starring Tim Robbins, Derek Luke, Bonnie Henna, Robert Hobbs, Mncedisi Shabangu, Tumisho K. Masha, Sithembiso Khumalo, Terry Pheto, Michele Burgers, Mpho Lovinga, Mxo, Jessica Anstey, Charlotte Savage and Nomhle Nkonyeni. Screenplay by Shawn Slovo. Directed by Phillip Noyce. Distributed by Focus Features.  98 minutes.  Rated PG-13. With the world at war … Continue reading