The Irish Repertory Theatre Thrives on a String of Hits as it Approaches Another Gala Year
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The Irish Repertory Theatre Thrives on a String of Hits as it Approaches Another Gala Year

The Irish Repertory Theatre Thrives on a String of Hits as it Approaches Another Gala Year by Brad Balfour When Ciaran O’Reilly and Charlotte Moore founded the Irish Repertory Theatre, they opened in September 1988 with Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars. From that point on, it became a nexus for great play craft … Continue reading

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

TRAINWRECK (2015) Starring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, John Cena, Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Bayer, Mike Birbiglia, Ezra Miller, LeBron James, Brie Larson, Randall Park, Amar’e Stoudemire, Norman Lloyd, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Dave Attell, Bridget Everett, Nikki Glaser, Matthew Broderick, Chris Evert, Marv Albert, Tony Romo, Kyle Dunnigan, Kevin Kane, Tim Meadows, … Continue reading

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

MARGARET (2011) Starring Anna Paquin, J. Smith-Cameron, Mark Ruffalo, Jeannie Berlin, Jean Reno, Sarah Steele, John Gallagher Jr., Cyrus Hernstadt, Allison Janney, Kieran Culkin, Matt Damon, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Betsy Aidem, Adam Rose, Nick Grodin, Rosemarie DeWitt, Matthew Broderick, Olivia Thirlby, Michael Ealy, Matt Bush and Krysten Ritter. Screenplay by Kenneth Lonergan. Directed by Kenneth … Continue reading

Deck the Halls (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Deck the Halls (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

DECK THE HALLS (2006) Starring Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Davis, Kristin Chenoweth, Alia Shawkat, Dylan Blue, Kelly Aldridge, Sabrina Aldridge, Jorge Garcia, Fred Armisen, Gillian Vigman and Kal Penn. Screenplay by Matt Corman, Chris Ord and Don Rhymer. Directed by John Whitesell. Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox.  95 minutes.  Rated PG. I have an … Continue reading

Alexander Payne – Staying Straight While Making Sideways
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Alexander Payne – Staying Straight While Making Sideways

ALEXANDER PAYNE STAYING STRAIGHT WHILE MAKING SIDEWAYS by Brad Balfour With Sideways, Alexander Payne really proves he’s a true contender, not just the creator of smart, snarky idiosyncratic comedies but solid filmmaker who tackled humanity with aplomb. In this humorous on-the-road buddy flick, leads Paul Giamatti (failed writer Miles Raymond) and Thomas Haden Church (former hot actor Jack) grapple with Jack’s … Continue reading

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

ELECTION  (1999) Starring Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Loren Nelson, Phil Reeves, Emily Martin, Molly Hagan and Colleen Camp. Screenplay by Alexander Payne. Directed by Alexander Payne. Distributed by MTV Pictures.  103 minutes.   Rated R. It’s always nice surprise when a film comes out that actually has some intelligent ideas.  So much so that … Continue reading