Dexter Fletcher – Director Taps into Elton John’s Life to Make Rocketman a Real-Life Musical Fantasy and Garner the Master Musician An Oscar Nom
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Dexter Fletcher – Director Taps into Elton John’s Life to Make Rocketman a Real-Life Musical Fantasy and Garner the Master Musician An Oscar Nom

by Brad Balfour Thanks to director Dexter Fletcher, Elton John’s successes and travails are transformed into the mega-pop star’s redemption song through the film Rocketman. Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25th, 1947, Elton went from being a shy child prodigy to outrageous stardom and survived. This English singer / songwriter / pianist / composer … Continue reading

Ocean’s 8 (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Ocean’s 8 (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

OCEAN’S EIGHT (2018) Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Armitage, James Corden, Dakota Fanning, Damian Lewis, Elliott Gould, Griffin Dunne, Marlo Thomas, Dana Ivey, Mary Louise Wilson, Elizabeth Ashley, Hailey Baldwin, Katie Holmes, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Jaime King, Olivia Munn, Alexander … Continue reading

Listen To Me Marlon (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Listen To Me Marlon (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

LISTEN TO ME, MARLON (2015) Featuring footage of Marlon Brando, Christian Brando, Cheyenne Brando, Anna Kashfi, Tarita Teriipia, Vivienne Leigh, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Francis Ford Coppola, Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Lee J. Cobb, Bernardo Bertolucci, Maria Schneider, David Niven, Susanna York, Stella Adler and Bob Crane. Written by Stevan Riley. Directed by … Continue reading

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER (2015) Starring Barbara Walters, Tony Bennett, Carol Channing, Michael Feinstein, Shecky Greene, Bruce Vilanch, Lloyd Ecker, Susan Ecker, Paul Anka, Kay Ballard, Chubby Checker, Don Dellair, Joe Franklin, Brenda Lee, Tony Martin, Mickey Rooney, Connie Stevens, Mamie Van Doren and archival footage of Sophie Tucker, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, John F. … Continue reading

Denny Tedesco, Hal Blaine and Don Randi – Building Up the Wrecking Crew
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Denny Tedesco, Hal Blaine and Don Randi – Building Up the Wrecking Crew

Denny Tedesco, Hal Blaine and Don Randi Building Up the Wrecking Crew by Jay S. Jacobs The Wrecking Crew was the house band for an entire generation.  But chances are, you’ve never heard of them. The Wrecking Crew was a loose collective of studio musicians who played on many of the biggest hits of the … Continue reading

The Wrecking Crew (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Wrecking Crew (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE WRECKING CREW (2015) Featuring Brian Wilson, Cher, Nancy Sinatra, Tommy Tedesco, Hal Blaine, Don Randi, Carol Kaye, Joe Osborn, Earl Palmer, Glen Campbell, Leon Russell, Herb Alpert, Roger McGuinn, Dick Clark, Jimmy Webb, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Bones Howe, Lou Adler, H.B. Barnum, Al Casey, Snuff Garrett, Larry Knechtel, Larry Levine, Lew McCreary, Bill … Continue reading

The Frank Sinatra Show – High Hopes (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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The Frank Sinatra Show – High Hopes (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

The Frank Sinatra Show High Hopes (MVD-2005) The old and true adage that “it’s Frank Sinatra’s world – we just live in it” is best illustrated during his Rat Pack years, from the very late fifties until the early sixties. Here you see the Chairman of the Board in his glorious, power-pipe action, during one … Continue reading

The Manchurian Candidate (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Manchurian Candidate (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (2004) Starring Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise, Jon Voight, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Sakina Jaffrey, Simon McBurney, Paul Lazar, Alyson Renaldo, Adam LeFevre, Robin Hitchcock, Pablo Schreiber, Tom Stechstulte, Anthony Mackie, Dorian Missick, Miguel Ferrer, Ted Levine, Bruno Ganz, Jude Ciccolella, Dean Stockwell, BeBe Winans, Zeljko Ivanek, Charles Napier, … Continue reading