Dominic Keating – Star Trek Veteran Remains an Unbelievable Actor Even with the Pandemic
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Dominic Keating – Star Trek Veteran Remains an Unbelievable Actor Even with the Pandemic

Dominic Keating Star Trek Veteran Remains an Unbelievable Actor Even with the Pandemic by Brad Balfour In the Star Trek universe, British actor Dominic Keating established himself as a significant player once he joined the Star Trek: Enterprise cast as Lieutenant Malcolm Reed, one of its core members. As the Enterprise’s armory officer, he was … Continue reading

Gilbert O’Sullivan – It Wasn’t Out of the Question
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Gilbert O’Sullivan – It Wasn’t Out of the Question

Gilbert O’Sullivan It Wasn’t Out of the Question by Jay S. Jacobs For years, if American fans wanted to see 1970s sensation Gilbert O’Sullivan in concert, they would have to fly to Europe or Asia or something. You see, O’Sullivan, who was the best selling solo artist of 1972 – beating out the likes of … Continue reading

James Frecheville Plays Hardened Fighter Feeney Getting Revenge in Black 47
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James Frecheville Plays Hardened Fighter Feeney Getting Revenge in Black 47

James Frecheville Plays Hardened Fighter Feeney Getting Revenge in Black 47 by Brad Balfour In the Irish film Black 47, times are not good. Thanks to Draconian laws imposed on the Irish people by their genocidal British occupiers, the potato famine that had hit Ireland in the mid-1840s depleted the starving populace of their main … Continue reading

Altan – Irish Ensemble Makes for Thoroughly Modern Traditionalists 
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Altan – Irish Ensemble Makes for Thoroughly Modern Traditionalists 

Altan Irish Ensemble Makes for Thoroughly Modern Traditionalists  by Brad Balfour When the Irish group Altan visited New York during St. Patrick’s week, it transformed the City Winery in lower Manhattan into a pastoral scene. It was rich with lilting melodies, harmonious voices and the engaging sonics of various traditional instruments such as violin, accordion, … Continue reading

The Cured (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Cured (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE CURED (2017) Starring Sam Keely, Ellen Page, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Paula Malcomson, Stuart Graham, Oscar Nolan, David Herlihy, Peter Campion, Hilda Fay, Lesley Conroy, Natalia Kosfrzewa, Barry McGovern, Amy De Bhrún, Chelsea Debo, Tadhg Devery, Judy Donovan, Sandy Kennedy, Sarah Kinlen, Natalia Kostrzewa, Niamh McCann, Dez McMahon, Alan Moriarty, Patrick Murphy, Amy Naves and Frank … Continue reading

A Great and Emotional Loss in The Death of Singer Dolores O’Riordan
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A Great and Emotional Loss in The Death of Singer Dolores O’Riordan

A Great and Emotional Loss in The Death of Singer Dolores O’Riordan   by Brad Balfour The late singer Dolores Mary Eileen O’Riordan was the kind of rock ‘n’ roll babe that we all were inspired by: one who was sensitive and yet powerful, compelling and compassionate, sexy but not frail. In the song “Zombie,” … Continue reading

Markéta Irglová Can Have Whatever She Dreams Of
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Markéta Irglová Can Have Whatever She Dreams Of

Markéta Irglová Can Have Whatever She Dreams Of by Jay S. Jacobs http://popentertainment-interviews.tumblr.com/post/101171568054/marketa-irglova-can-have-whatever-she-dreams-of-by Music has led Markéta Irglová down many roads.  She was born under the communist regime in the old Czechoslovakia.  Though not a musician himself, her father was very involved in the local arts scene and helped to set up performances by many … Continue reading

Heathers – Sending Some Forget Me Knots
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Heathers – Sending Some Forget Me Knots

Heathers – Sending Some Forget Me Knots by Jay S. Jacobs Irish twin sisters Ellie and Louise Macnamara have been creative waves in their homeland with their intense blend of traditional folk and more current dance rhythms.  Their band Heathers has been turning a lot of heads – remixer David Guetta wanted to work with … Continue reading

In Fear (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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In Fear (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

In Fear If you ever wondered what it would be like to have an Irish approximation of one of the early Wes Craven films (Last House on the Right, The Hills Have Eyes) with a whole heck of a lot less blood, In Fear is probably as close as you are going to get. Writer/director Jeremy Lovering … Continue reading

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

Philomena One of the most difficult parts of filmmaking is precisely judging the tone to use in what is essentially a tragic story.  If the movie turns on the emotional waterworks, the film will inevitably seem too mawkish.  If the film tries to take the story with a comic bent, it opens itself up to … Continue reading