Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal – Shining a Light on Our Blindspots
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Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal – Shining a Light on Our Blindspots

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal Shining a Light on Our Blindspots by Jay S. Jacobs For Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, it all goes back to Oakland. That was where they grew up, where they first met as kids and became life-long friends. Now, all these years later, long after both of them have moved … Continue reading

Gethin Anthony Channels a Legendary Mad Man in Aquarius
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Gethin Anthony Channels a Legendary Mad Man in Aquarius

Gethin Anthony  Channels a Legendary Mad Man in Aquarius by Jay S. Jacobs It takes a certain amount of fearlessness to portray one of the great sociopaths of the past century.  Charles Manson, a magnetic cult leader, instructed his followers to commit a series of brutal murders which included actress Sharon Tate, coffee heiress Abigail … Continue reading

Jason Lee – Walking in Memphis
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Jason Lee – Walking in Memphis

Jason Lee Walking in Memphis by Jay S. Jacobs After a few years of playing the title character in the popular sitcom My Name Is Earl and starring in such kid-friendly comedies as Alvin and the Chipmunks and Underdog, Jason Lee is taking a totally different tack for his return to series television. Memphis Beat is a moody and slightly downbeat, yet … Continue reading

Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe Oppose Each Other in American Gangster
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Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe Oppose Each Other in American Gangster

Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe Oppose Each Other in American Gangster by Brad Balfour What a pairing. Actors Denzel Washington (Training Day) and Russell Crowe (Gladiator) play two opposing forces in the struggle between an upwardly mobile black guy and upwardly mobile, distinctly Jewish guy during the ’70s in American Gangster. The black man starts out … Continue reading

The Job – The Complete Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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The Job – The Complete Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

The Job The Complete Series (2001-2002) (Shout! Factory-2005) It is a mystery why Denis Leary has never become huge. He’s one of the funniest guys in show business, and yet none of his films or TV ventures seems to catch on. He is a brilliant stand-up comedian (just track down his old CD No Cure for … Continue reading

Dragnet 1967 – Season One (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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Dragnet 1967 – Season One (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

Dragnet 1967 Season 1 (1967-1968) (Universal-2005) It’s easy to be hard on Dragnet 1967, with its obvious squareness, its sexlessness, its lack of (intentional) humor and its blatant modesty. However, the only real weak link in its chain is its obsessive need to deliver an easy, uninspiring payoff. Each cop-n-criminal tale is a success story – no cold … Continue reading