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

HAL (2018) Featuring Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Jon Voight, Rosanna Arquette, Beau Bridges, Robert Towne, Dustin Hoffman, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Norman Jewison, Haskell Wexler, Louis Gossett Jr., Judd Apatow, Alexander Payne, David O. Russell, Allison Anders, Pablo Ferro, Chuck Mulvehill, Lee Grant, Nick Dawson, Judd Apatow, Buddy Joe Hooker, Robert C. Jones, Diana Schroeder, … Continue reading

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

Chef http://www.popentertainment.com/movie_revs/chef.htm Writer, director and actor Jon Favreau has spent most of the last decade as part of the Hollywood hit-making factory.  As a director he has toiled on blockbusters like Iron Man (which granted, was terrific),Iron Man 2 (which was not so much) and Cowboys & Aliens (which was pretty damned awful).  As an actor, he was a supporting … Continue reading

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

Nebraska Bruce Dern was one of the finest actors of the 60s and 70s.  However, somehow he never quite received the notice of some of his contemporaries such as Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, Ryan O’Neal, Michael Caine and Warren Beatty.  That indignity has continued and intensified into old age – while Nicholson, Hoffman, … Continue reading

Benjamin Bratt – Blessed Are the Believers
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Benjamin Bratt – Blessed Are the Believers

Benjamin Bratt – Blessed Are the Believers by Jay S. Jacobs Ever since Benjamin Bratt exploded into the public consciousness in the 1990s as a detective on the long-running series Law & Order, he has been surprising us with his career choices. Despite his leading man looks, Bratt was always drawn to grittier fare.  Therefore, … Continue reading

Rosamund Pike – Made in England
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Rosamund Pike – Made in England

Rosamund Pike Made in England by Jay S. Jacobs Rosamund Pike is one actress who defies categorization.  The London-born beauty has spent over a decade on screen and stage.  The one constant in her career is that you never know quite what she will do next. She is probably best known for her work on art house films.  … Continue reading

Paul Giamatti – Paul’s Version
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Paul Giamatti – Paul’s Version

Paul Giamatti – Paul’s Version by Jay S. Jacobs Originally posted January 14, 2011. Paul Giamatti cuts an unusual figure in image-conscious Hollywood – however that is one of the reasons that his career has been so fascinatingly diverse.  He’ll readily admit he was not blessed with leading man looks, therefore he had to work … Continue reading

Barney’s Version (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Barney’s Version (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

BARNEY’S VERSION (2011) Starring Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Bruce Greenwood, Scott Speedman, Mark Addy, Saul Rubinek, Rachelle Lefevre, Jake Hoffman, Anna Hopkins, Cle Bennett, Harvey Atkin and Maury Chaykin. Screenplay by Michael Konyves. Directed by Michael Konyves. Distributed by  Sony Pictures Classics.  132 minutes.  Rated R. The novels of Mordecai Richler … Continue reading

Everybody’s Fine (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Everybody’s Fine (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

EVERYBODY’S FINE (2009) Starring Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Lucian Maisel, Melissa Leo, James Frain, Katherine Moennig, Brendan Sexton III, Chandler Frantz, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Mackenzie Milone and Lily Mo Sheen. Screenplay by Kirk Jones. Directed by Kirk Jones. Distributed by Mirimax Pictures.  100 minutes.  Rated PG-13. Everybody’s Fine is based on a … Continue reading

Kung Fu Panda (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Kung Fu Panda (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

KUNG FU PANDA (2008) Featuring the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, James Hong, Dan Fogler, Michael Clarke Duncan and Kyle Gass. Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger. Directed by Mark Osborn & John Stevenson. Distributed by Dreamworks SKG. … Continue reading

Dustin Hoffman Makes a Magical Turn
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Dustin Hoffman Makes a Magical Turn

Dustin Hoffman Makes a Magical Turn by Brad Balfour Originally posted on November 15, 2007. Dustin Hoffman’s work has been on the American cinematic landscape for so long that you could call him an icon without blinking. Perusing the list of benchmark films Hoffman has been in — from his early films such as The … Continue reading