Peter Macdissi – Hitting the Road with Uncle Frank
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Peter Macdissi – Hitting the Road with Uncle Frank

Peter Macdissi Hitting the Road with Uncle Frank By Jay S. Jacobs The more things change, the more things stay the same. Take Uncle Frank, the new movie by writer/director Alan Ball of Six Feet Under and True Blood fame. Uncle Frank looks back to 1973 – right in the middle of the Nixon years … Continue reading

Gregg Daniel – The Gospel According to True Blood’s Reverend Daniels
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Gregg Daniel – The Gospel According to True Blood’s Reverend Daniels

Gregg Daniel The Gospel According to True Blood’s Reverend Daniels by Jay S. Jacobs Whether he is treading the boards of the Great White Way (or it’s Los Angeles equivalent) or saving souls in the fictional Louisiana town of Bon Temps, Gregg Daniel demands attention. Not in some harsh and insistent way.  No, Daniel is … Continue reading

Marisol Nichols Is Having One Hell of a Day
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Marisol Nichols Is Having One Hell of a Day

Marisol Nichols Is Having One Hell of a Day by Jay S. Jacobs It takes a rather special person to run CTU – the fictional super-secret counter-terrorism agency that is the focus of the popular Kiefer Sutherland adventure series 24. Which brings us to Marisol Nichols, the actress and philanthropist that spent season six of the show as Nadia Yassir, … Continue reading

Civic Duty (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Civic Duty (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

CIVIC DUTY (2007) Starring Peter Krause, Khaled Abol Naga, Richard Schiff, Kari Matchett, Ian Tracey, Mark Brandon, Val Cole, Brenda Crichlow, Agam Darshi, Mark Docherty, Allan Duncan, Benita Ha, P. Lynn Johnson, Laurie Murdoch, Michael Roberds, Michael St. John Smith, Vanessa Tomasino, Bruno Verdoni and Jessica Wachsman. Screenplay by Andrew Joiner. Directed by Jeff Renfroe. … Continue reading

Harsh Times (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Harsh Times (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

HARSH TIMES (2007) Starring Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria, Chaka Forman, J.K. Simmons, Tammy Trull, Michael Monks, Samantha Esteban and Tania Verafield. Screenplay by David Ayer. Directed by David Ayer. Distributed by Crave Films.  120 minutes.  Rated R. As the screenwriter of Training Day, Dark Blue, SWAT and now his directorial debut Harsh Times, David Ayer has become … Continue reading

Rainn Wilson – Trying Harder in The Office
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Rainn Wilson – Trying Harder in The Office

Rainn Wilson Trying Harder in The Office by Ken Sharp Whoever said it doesn’t rain in Southern California is an idiot. It’s an atypically dismal day in Los Angeles; overcast, chilly and raining just enough to make driving a miserable experience. But it all makes perfect sense, because today I’m driving to the set of The … Continue reading

Mark Ruffalo, Peter Krause, Laura Dern and John Curran – Adultery Education
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Mark Ruffalo, Peter Krause, Laura Dern and John Curran – Adultery Education

Mark Ruffalo, Peter Krause, Laura Dern and John Curran Adultery Education by Jay S. Jacobs We Don’t Live Here Anymore is a haunting, sometimes even devastating, look at modern marriage.  Based on two short stories by Andre Dubus (“We Don’t Live Here Anymore” and “Adultery”), the movie focuses on two couples.  The film chronicles the casually cruel … Continue reading

James Pickens, Jr. – Into The Lyon’s Den
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James Pickens, Jr. – Into The Lyon’s Den

James Pickens, Jr. Into The Lyon’s Den by  Jay S. Jacobs Every year, TV Guide does a special issue called “The Best Show You’re Not Watching.”  In it, they champion a TV series that has fine acting, excellent writing and good production values, but somehow has not seemed to attract a huge audience.  Sometimes the honor has … Continue reading

Joshua Malina – Hail to the Chief
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Joshua Malina – Hail to the Chief

Joshua Malina Hail to the Chief by Jay S. Jacobs There are lots of ways that people go about trying to get their first big break in acting.  Some people kill themselves working a minimum wage job while floating from audition to audition.  Some try other arts, like music or modeling, as an entrance. Some people sit on a stool in … Continue reading