Dana Carvey and Freddie Prinze, Jr. – Making Good First Impressions
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Dana Carvey and Freddie Prinze, Jr. – Making Good First Impressions

Dana Carvey and Freddie Prinze, Jr. Making Good First Impressions by Jay S. Jacobs Everyone has one. An impression, that is. The ability to change your voice and mannerisms to portray another person – usually a celebrity – for a good-natured laugh. While impressions play a huge role in comedy television, it’s rather surprising that … Continue reading

Gina Strachan – Jesse Owens’ Granddaughter Talks Race
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Gina Strachan – Jesse Owens’ Granddaughter Talks Race

Gina Strachan Jesse Owens’ Granddaughter Talks Race by Jay S. Jacobs Jesse Owens is an iconic athlete – and his athletic prowess is only a part of his legend.  A young, poor African-American runner in a time when black athletes were barely accepted in sports, Owens won four Gold Medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, … Continue reading

The Last Man on Earth – The Complete First Season (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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The Last Man on Earth – The Complete First Season (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

The Last Man on Earth The Complete First Season – 2015 (20th Century Fox Home Video-2015) Apocalypse is not considered to be a subject which elicits yuks, so the idea of surviving in a post-apocalyptic world would seem an odd subject for a sitcom.  Well Will Forte (Saturday Night Live, Nebraska) has created a sitcom … Continue reading

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

VACATION (2015) Starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Charlie Day, Catherine Missal, Charlie Day, Ron Livingston, Norman Reedus, Keegan-Michael Key, Regina Hall, Emyri Crutchfield, Alkoya Brunson, Nick Kroll, Tim Heidecker, Kaitlin Olson, Michael Peña, Colin Hanks, Kirstin Ford, Ethan Maher, Hannah Davis, Elizabeth Gillies, … 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

Live From New York! (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Live From New York! (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

LIVE FROM NEW YORK! (2015) Featuring Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, John Belushi, Candice Bergen, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Billy Crystal, Jane Curtin, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Al Franken, Bill Hader, Darrell Hammond, Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Fred Armisen, Al Gore, Rudolph Giuliani, Ralph … Continue reading

Gold: Before Woodstock. Beyond Reality (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Gold: Before Woodstock. Beyond Reality (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

GOLD: BEFORE WOODSTOCK. BEYOND REALITY (1968) Starring Del Close, Garry Goodrow, Caroline Parr, Sam Ridge, Orville Schell and Dorothy Schmidt. Directed by Bob Levis and Bill Desloge. Distributed by MVD Visual.  90 minutes.  Not Rated. This is an odd little curio from the late 60s.  Even the coming attractions trailer does not seem to know … Continue reading

Baby Mama (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Baby Mama (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

BABY MAMA (2008) Starring Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear, Romany Malco, Dax Shepard, Maura Tierney, Steve Martin, Holland Taylor, Dennis Albanese, Curt Carlson, Will Forte, Tom McCarthy and Fred Armisen. Screenplay by Michael McCullers. Directed by Michael McCullers. Distributed by Universal Pictures.  96 minutes.  Rated PG-13. I guess it was just a … Continue reading

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Team Up to Make a Baby Mama
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Team Up to Make a Baby Mama

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Team Up to Make a Baby Mama by Brad Balfour Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — Saturday Night Live veterans and sketch comedy masters — are poised to challenge producer/writer/director Judd Apatow’s hegemony on R-rated comedy. They are the stars of Baby Mama, the opening night film for the 2008 Annual Tribeca Film Festival … Continue reading

Chris Rock is a Busy Man
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Chris Rock is a Busy Man

CHRIS ROCK IS A BUSY MAN By Brad Balfour However busy actor-comedian Chris Rock is, he never gets so worn out that he can’t crack a joke. And he has enough excuses to be exhausted, having both summer blockbusters, The Longest Yard and Madagascar, coming out on the same Memorial Day weekend. Yet Rock, one of the most … Continue reading