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

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Two films into the series, it is pretty much official: Despite the addition of the word Amazing to the series title, Mark Webb’s filmed take on the webbed wall-crawler is lagging well behind Sam Raimi’s greatly superior Spider-Man series of the last decade. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is not so much bad – in fact, it … Continue reading

Romeo & Juliet (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Romeo & Juliet (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

Romeo & Juliet William Shakespeare’s classic love tragedy Romeo & Juliet has been filmed so many times over the years (and that’s not even taking into consideration the thousands of stagings) that there is very little left to add to the mix. It was made as a silent film (in fact, it was made as a silent … Continue reading

Saving Mr. Banks (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Saving Mr. Banks (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

Saving Mr. Banks It’s not often when a studio creates a drama about the making of one of their classic films.  However, it makes a certain amount of sense for the Walt Disney Company to recreate the genesis of one of their most classic films.  And they can get one of the most beloved actors … Continue reading

The Ides of March (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Ides of March (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE IDES OF MARCH (2011) Starring Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, Max Minghella, Jennifer Ehle, Gregory Itzin, Michael Mantell, Yuriy Sardarov, Bella Ivory, Hayley Meyers, Maya Sayre, Charlie Rose, Robert Braun, Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow. Screenplay by George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau … Continue reading

Rosamund Pike – Made in England
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Rosamund Pike – Made in England

Rosamund Pike Made in England by Jay S. Jacobs Rosamund Pike is one actress who defies categorization.  The London-born beauty has spent over a decade on screen and stage.  The one constant in her career is that you never know quite what she will do next. She is probably best known for her work on art house films.  … Continue reading

Paul Giamatti – Paul’s Version
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Paul Giamatti – Paul’s Version

Paul Giamatti – Paul’s Version by Jay S. Jacobs Originally posted January 14, 2011. Paul Giamatti cuts an unusual figure in image-conscious Hollywood – however that is one of the reasons that his career has been so fascinatingly diverse.  He’ll readily admit he was not blessed with leading man looks, therefore he had to work … Continue reading

Barney’s Version (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Barney’s Version (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

BARNEY’S VERSION (2011) Starring Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Bruce Greenwood, Scott Speedman, Mark Addy, Saul Rubinek, Rachelle Lefevre, Jake Hoffman, Anna Hopkins, Cle Bennett, Harvey Atkin and Maury Chaykin. Screenplay by Michael Konyves. Directed by Michael Konyves. Distributed by  Sony Pictures Classics.  132 minutes.  Rated R. The novels of Mordecai Richler … Continue reading

Cinderella Man (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Cinderella Man (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

CINDERELLA MAN (2005) Starring Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Paddy Considine, Bruce McGill, David Huband, Connor Price, Ariel Waller, Patrick Louis, Rosemarie DeWitt, Linda Kash, Nicholas Campbell, Gene Pyrz, Chuck Shamata, Ron Canada, Alicia Johnston, Troy Amos-Ross, Angelo Dundee and Clint Howard. Screenplay by Chris Hollingsworth and Akiva Goldsman. Directed by Ron … 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