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

KEANU (2016) Starring Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, Method Man, Jason Mitchell, Luis Guzman, Nia Long, Will Forte, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Jamar Malachi Neighbors, Rob Huebel, Madison Wolfe, Jordyn A. Davis, Brittany Seymour, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anna Faris and the voice of Keanu Reeves. Screenplay by Jordan Peele & Alex Rubens. Directed by Peter Atencio. Distributed … Continue reading

Gethin Anthony Channels a Legendary Mad Man in Aquarius
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Gethin Anthony Channels a Legendary Mad Man in Aquarius

Gethin Anthony  Channels a Legendary Mad Man in Aquarius by Jay S. Jacobs It takes a certain amount of fearlessness to portray one of the great sociopaths of the past century.  Charles Manson, a magnetic cult leader, instructed his followers to commit a series of brutal murders which included actress Sharon Tate, coffee heiress Abigail … Continue reading

Dom Hemingway (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Dom Hemingway (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

Dom Hemingway Antiheroes definitely have a place in movies.  Let’s face it, sometimes screwed-up losers are much more interesting than happy, settled, evolved characters. However, it can be something of a balancing act.  How far can you go into the dark side without totally losing your audience?  How far into the muck will the film … Continue reading

Billy Crudup and Guillaume Canet – Honoring Their Blood Ties
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Billy Crudup and Guillaume Canet – Honoring Their Blood Ties

Billy Crudup and Guillaume Canet – Honoring Their Blood Ties by Jay S. Jacobs Two brothers.  One is a cop.  The other is a gangster just getting out of an extended stay in jail and now sliding back into his old ways.  That’s going to make for some uncomfortable family holiday dinners. That dichotomy is … Continue reading

The Wolf of Wall Street (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Wolf of Wall Street (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

The Wolf of Wall Street In 1987, the year that The Wolf of Wall Street begins, Michael Douglas starred as Gordon Gekko, the ultimate symbol of Reagan-era self-indulgent avarice in Oliver Stone’s cautionary tale Wall Street.  Gekko became a symbol for materialism and coined a mantra for the ravenous, gluttonous, self-obsessed, win-at-all-cost quest for money.  … Continue reading

Bottled Up (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Bottled Up (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

BOTTLED UP (2014) Starring Melissa Leo, Marin Ireland, Josh Hamilton, Jamie Harrold, Fredric Lehne, Nelson Landrieu, Tibor Feldman, Lynn Cohen, Karen Shallo, Twinkle Burke, Brendan Boyce and Christine Wright. Screenplay by Enid Zentelis. Directed by Enid Zentelis. Distributed by Osiris Entertainment.  84 minutes.  Rated R. Melissa Leo is such an endlessly fascinating actress that she … Continue reading

The Hangover Part III (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Hangover Part III (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE HANGOVER PART III (2013) Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, John Goodman, Melissa McCarthy, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Epps, Sasha Barrese, Jamie Chung, Sondra Currie, Gillian Vigman, Oliver Cooper and Mike Vallely. Screenplay by Todd Phillips and Craig Mazin. Directed by Todd Phillips. Distributed by Warner Bros. 100 … Continue reading

The Hangover Part II (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Hangover Part II (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

The Hangover Part II  Originally posted May 25, 2011 Two years ago, the surprise critical and popular success of The Hangover led you to believe that Todd Phillips – a journeyman comic writer/director who was best known for mediocre fare like Old School, School For Scoundrels and Starsky & Hutch – had significantly raised his … Continue reading

Gold: Before Woodstock. Beyond Reality (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Gold: Before Woodstock. Beyond Reality (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

GOLD: BEFORE WOODSTOCK. BEYOND REALITY (1968) Starring Del Close, Garry Goodrow, Caroline Parr, Sam Ridge, Orville Schell and Dorothy Schmidt. Directed by Bob Levis and Bill Desloge. Distributed by MVD Visual.  90 minutes.  Not Rated. This is an odd little curio from the late 60s.  Even the coming attractions trailer does not seem to know … Continue reading

Belinda Carlisle – Loosens Her Lips
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Belinda Carlisle – Loosens Her Lips

Belinda Carlisle – Loosens Her Lips by Jay S. Jacobs Originally posted on July 17, 2010. “It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, actually,” Belinda Carlisle admits, chuckling. That’s a pretty impressive statement coming from a woman who has regularly defied the odds to make her dreams come true.  When she was … Continue reading