James Burrows – Mr. Must See TV
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James Burrows – Mr. Must See TV

James Burrows Mr. Must See TV by Jay S. Jacobs James Burrows has arguably given America more belly laughs over the years than anyone else, and yet many people do not even know his name. As arguably the most prolific comedy director in television over the past five decades, Burrows has shaped such classic series … Continue reading

Hot in Cleveland – Season One (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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Hot in Cleveland – Season One (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

Hot in Cleveland Season One (Paramount Home Video-2010) TV Land as a cable network was created as a home for classic television series from the past.  Spawned from the surprising success of Nick at Nite, TV Land became a full-time haven for shows like All in the Family, I Love Lucy, The Ed Sullivan Show, M*A*S*H, … Continue reading

How Do You Know (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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How Do You Know (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

HOW DO YOU KNOW (2010) Starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson, Kathryn Hahn, Mark Linn-Baker, Lenny Venito, Molly Price, Ron McLarty, Shelley Conn, Domenick Lombardozzi, John Tormey, Teyonah Parris, Dean Norris, Jim Bouton, Tara Subkoff and Tony Shalhoub. Screenplay by James L. Brooks. Directed by James L. Brooks. Distributed by Columbia Pictures.  … Continue reading

Robbie Rist Beats the Child Star Jinx
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Robbie Rist Beats the Child Star Jinx

Robbie Rist Beats the Child Star Jinx By Ronald Sklar “If I met Peter Fonda tomorrow, a part of me would say, that’s the dude from Easy Rider,” observes actor/musician/voiceover vet Robbie Rist. Peter Fonda/Easy Rider; Cousin Oliver/The Brady Bunch: same difference. Rist played the iconic first cousin of the Bunch in the very last six … Continue reading

Golda’s Balcony (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Golda’s Balcony (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

GOLDA’S BALCONY (2006) Starring Valerie Harper. Screenplay by William Gibson. Directed by Jeremy Cagan. Distributed by East-West Ventures.  95 minutes.  Not Rated. Golda’s Balcony was a one-woman show in the theater.  A single person standing on stage, doing a huge monologue for the entire running time. This makes it inherently hard to translate cinematically.  Little things … Continue reading

Here’s Lucy – Best Loved Episodes from the TV Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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Here’s Lucy – Best Loved Episodes from the TV Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

Here’s Lucy Best Loved Episodes from the TV Series (Shout! Factory-2004) Apparently, there were enough gay men and grandmas to keep Here’s Lucy firmly planted on CBS’ prime-time schedule during the most unlikely years of 1968-1974.  For those of you who can’t keep your Lucy series straight, this one opened each episode with a winking, … Continue reading