We’re Off to See the Wizard World!
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We’re Off to See the Wizard World!

We’re Off to See the Wizard World! by Jay S. Jacobs Wizard World Comic-Con touched down in Philadelphia again as freaks, geeks, aliens, superheroes, gamers, mad slashers and B-actors all made their way to the Convention Center this past weekend. (June 1 to June 4.) It was where fantasy met commerce in an awe-inspiring, sense-pulsing … Continue reading

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

CELL (2016) Starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Stacy Keach, Clark Sarullo, Owen Teague, Ethan Andrew Casto, Anthony Reynolds, Erin Elizabeth Burns, Joshua Mikel, Jeffrey Hallman, Mark Ashworth, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Catherine Dyer, E. Roger Mitchell and Alex ter Avest. Screenplay by Stephen King and Adam Alleca. Directed by Tod Williams. Distributed by Saban … Continue reading

Love & Mercy (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Love & Mercy (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

LOVE & MERCY (2015) Starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Brett Davern, Kenny Wormald, Jake Abel, Graham Rogers, Bill Camp, Erin Darke, Diana Maria Riva, Joanna Going, Dee Wallace, Max Schneider, Jeff Meacham, Johnny Sneed and Brian Wilson. Screenplay by Oren Moverman and Michael A. Lerner. Directed by Bill Pohlad. Distributed by … Continue reading

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 (2015) Starring Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Gillian Jacobs, Kumail Nanjiani, Collette Wolfe, Bianca Haase, Kellee Stewart, Jason Jones, Jessica Williams, Christian Slater, Chevy Chase and Lisa Loeb. Screenplay by Josh Heald. Directed by Steve Pink. Distributed by Paramount Pictures.  93 minutes.  Rated R. You may be … Continue reading

The Bag Man (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Bag Man (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

The Bag Man The slow-but-inescapable erosion of John Cusack’s movie career has been steadily progressing for well over a decade now, but still it is disheartening to see one of the most interesting actors of the 80s and 90s mired in garbage like The Bag Man. Of course Cusack isn’t the only one slumming here.  Once … Continue reading

Joelle Carter – The Ends Justify The Means
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Joelle Carter – The Ends Justify The Means

Joelle Carter – The Ends Justify The Means by Jay S. Jacobs Joelle Carter has certainly had a wild ride in the five seasons that she has been playing southern belle Ava Crowder on FX’s acclaimed modern western Justified. When you meet a character right as she is killing her abusive husband, you wouldn’t think there … Continue reading

John Cusack Channels Poe in The Raven
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John Cusack Channels Poe in The Raven

John Cusack Channels Poe in The Raven by Jay S. Jacobs Originally posted April 26, 2012. John Cusack has spent decades now playing a stunningly diverse group of characters — everything from romantic comedy to serious drama to the occasional action film.  In the process, he has appeared in some of the most iconic films … Continue reading

Hot Tub Time Machine (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Hot Tub Time Machine (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

HOT TUB TIME MACHINE (2010) Starring John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan, Chevy Chase, Sebastian Stan, Lyndsy Fonseca, Collette Wolfe, Charlie McDermott and Kellee Stewart. Screenplay by Josh Heald, Sean Anders and John Morris. Directed by Steve Pink. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  93 minutes.  Rated R. Anyone who would give … Continue reading

Mary McCormack – Hiding In Plain Sight
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Mary McCormack – Hiding In Plain Sight

Mary McCormack Hiding In Plain Sight by Jay S. Jacobs Mary McCormack has spent most of the past decade circling stardom and with the new USA Network series In Plain Sight; she may finally touch down as a full-blown star.  In the new series – created by first-time producer David Maples – McCormack plays Mary Shannon, … Continue reading

Grace is Gone (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Grace is Gone (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

GRACE IS GONE (2007) Starring John Cusack, Shélan O’Keefe, Gracie Bednarczyk, Alessandro Nivola, Dana Lynne Gilhooley, Emily Churchill, Rebecca Spence, Jennifer Tyler, Susan Messing, Doug Dearth, Doug James, Zachary Gray, Marisa Tomei and Mary Kay Place. Screenplay by James C. Strouse. Directed by James C. Strouse. Distributed by The Weinstein Company.  85 minutes.  Rated PG-13. … Continue reading