Alice Through the Looking Glass (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (2016) Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Lindsay Duncan, Leo Bill, Geraldine James, Andrew Scott, Richard Armitage, Ed Speleers, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Paul Whitehouse, Stephen Fry, Barbara Windsor, Michael Sheen and Matt Vogel. Screenplay by Linda Woolverton. Directed … Continue reading

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

Admission The first, and perhaps most important question answered by Admission is that yes, there is still lots to look forward to for Tina Fey fans after 30 Rock. After all, how do you follow up one of the seminal TV series of your era?  As the casts of Seinfeld, Friends and Frasier have shown, … Continue reading

Beautiful Boy (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Beautiful Boy (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

BEAUTIFUL BOY (2011) Starring Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, Alan Tudyk, Moon Bloodgood, Kyle Gallner, Meat Loaf Aday, Darren O’Hare, Deidrie Henry, Cody Wai-Ho Lee, Austin Nichols, Nigel Gibbs, Bruce French, Kelli Kirkland Powers and Logan South. Screenplay by Michael Armbruster and Shawn Ku. Directed by Shawn Ku. Distributed by Anchor Bay Films.  100 minutes.  Rated … Continue reading

Alice in Wonderland (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Alice in Wonderland (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2010) Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Marton Csokas, Tim Pigott-Smith, Lindsay Duncan, Geraldine James, Leo Bill, Frances de la Tour, John Hopkins, Jemma Powell, Eleanor Gecks, Eleanor Tomlinson, Mairi Ella Challen and the voices of Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Alan Rickman, Barbara Windsor, … Continue reading

Michael Sheen – British Actor Fights for The Damned United
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Michael Sheen – British Actor Fights for The Damned United

Michael Sheen British Actor Fights for The Damned United by Brad Balfour Whether playing everyone’s best known Brit – be it former Prime Minister Tony Blair (The Queen) or talk show host David Frost (Frost/Nixon) – veteran actor Michael Sheen has become known to American audiences for playing an incredibly versatile range of characters from werewolves to … Continue reading

Frost/Nixon (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Frost/Nixon (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

FROST/NIXON (2008) Starring Michael Sheen, Frank Langella, Sam Rockwell, Oliver Platt, Matthew Macfayden, Kevin Bacon, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones, Andy Milder, Kate Jennings Grant, Gabriel Jarret, Jim Meskimen, Geoffrey Blake, Clint Howard and Patty McCormack. Screenplay by Peter Morgan. Directed by Ron Howard. Distributed by Universal Pictures.  122 minutes.  Rated R. The lessons that the … Continue reading

Frank Langella Transforms in Frost/Nixon
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Frank Langella Transforms in Frost/Nixon

Frank Langella Transforms in Frost/Nixon by Brad Balfour Few performances can rival veteran actor Frank Langella’s portrait of the late President Richard Nixon in the Ron Howard film, Frost/Nixon. Originally a stage play — based on the actual interviews conducted by British TV talk show host David Frost in 1977 — the cinematic version fleshes out … Continue reading

Ron Livingston Rescues Holly and Finds Something of Himself
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Ron Livingston Rescues Holly and Finds Something of Himself

Ron Livingston Rescues Holly and Finds Something of Himself by Brad Balfour When I first met Ron Livingston, he was a featured personality at the New York Independent Television Fest kicking off his Fox TV show, Standoff (he starred as Matt Flannery, a senior FBI negotiator). He had come to my attention previously through the film The Cooler, but … 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

Laws of Attraction (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Laws of Attraction (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

LAWS OF ATTRACTION (2004) Starring Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore, Michael Sheen, Parker Posey, Frances Fisher, Nora Dunn, Heather Ann Nurnberg, Johnny Myers, Mike Doyle, Allan Houston, Annie Ryan, Vincent Marzello, Sara James, John Discepolo, Annika Pergament, Marc Turtletaub, Gordon Sterne, Brette Taylor, Brendan Morrissey and Elva Crowley. Screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna and Robert Harling. … Continue reading