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

CATS (2019) Starring Francesca Hayward, Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, Ray Winstone, Jennifer Hudson, Laurie Davidson, Robbie Fairchild, Jason Derulo, Laurent Bourgeois, Naoimh Morgan, Larry Bourgeois, Mette Towley, Steven Mcrae, Bluey Robinson, Daniela Norman, Zizi Strallen and Melissa Madden-Gray. Screenplay by Lee Hall & Tom Hooper. Directed by … Continue reading

Assessing Last Year’s Movies Through the Lens of This Year’s Golden Globe Nominees
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Assessing Last Year’s Movies Through the Lens of This Year’s Golden Globe Nominees

Assessing Last Year’s Movies Through the Lens of This Year’s Golden Globe Nominees by Brad Balfour Just as the Waterford ball drops, so does the anticipation for the 75th annual Golden Globes — the first major awards show of 2018. Being broadcast live, the show can be seen on NBC, Sunday, January 6th, starting at … Continue reading

Murder on the Orient Express (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Murder on the Orient Express (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (2017) Starring Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Daisy Ridley, Marwan Kenzari, Olivia Colman, Lucy Boynton, Manuel Garcia-Fulfo, Sergei Polunin, Tom Bateman and Miranda Raison. Screenplay by Michael Green. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Distributed by 20th Century … Continue reading

Victoria & Abdul (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Victoria & Abdul (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

VICTORIA & ABDUL (2017) Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Olivia Williams, Eddie Izzard, Simon Callow, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar, Fenella Woolgar, Julian Wadham and Deano Bugatti. Screenplay by Lee Hall. Directed by Stephen Frears. Distributed by Focus Features. 112 minutes. Rated PG-13. Have you ever seen those cute YouTube videos where two very … Continue reading

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (2016) Starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Allison Janney, Chris O’Dowd, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Finlay MacMillan, Lauren McCrostie, Hayden Keeler-Stone, Georgia Pemberton, Milo Parker, Raffiella Chapman and Pixie Davies. Screenplay by Jane Goldman. Directed by Tim Burton. Distributed by 20th Century Fox … Continue reading

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2015) Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, David Strathairn, Richard Gere, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tena Desae, Lillete Dubey and Subhrajyoti Barat. Screenplay by Ol Parker. Directed by John Madden. Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures.  122 minutes.  Rated PG-13. I … 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

Jane Eyre (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Jane Eyre (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

JANE EYRE (2011) Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins, Imogen Poots, Holliday Grainger, Tamzin Merchant, Freya Wilson, Jayne Wisener, Craig Roberts, Sophie Ward, Valentina Cervi, Simon McBurney and Harry Lloyd. Screenplay by Moira Buffini. Directed by Cary Fukunaga. Distributed by Focus Features. 115 minutes. Rated PG-13. It’s taking on quite … Continue reading

Helen Mirren Presents a Queenly Performance
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Helen Mirren Presents a Queenly Performance

Helen Mirren Presents a Queenly Performance by Brad Balfour For Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Mirren, playing Her Majesty Elizabeth II in The Queen wasn’t such a stretch since she had already given a masterful rendition of another monarch with her uncanny portrayal of Elizabeth I in the 2005 British mini-series. The 61-year old Mirren’s experience in preparing … Continue reading

Keira Knightley – Dual Identities
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Keira Knightley – Dual Identities

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY DUAL IDENTITIES by Brad Balfour Though she could easily coast on her adorable smile and refined good looks, twenty-year-old British actress Keira Knightley likes challenges. Within the space of a few days she had to shift from playing the brainy yet biting heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, in the 18th century period drama Pride and Prejudice to … Continue reading