Designated Survivor – The Complete First Season (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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Designated Survivor – The Complete First Season (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

Designated Survivor The Complete First Season (2016-2017) (ABC Studios) It is sort of ironic that Designated Survivor is becoming so popular running during the Trump administration. In many ways, President Tom Kirkman (played by Kiefer Sutherland) is many things that Trump promised he would be on the campaign trail (and then he promptly broke all … Continue reading

The Witches of East End – The Complete First Season (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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The Witches of East End – The Complete First Season (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

The Witches of East End – The Complete First Season (Fox Home Video – 2014) http://popentertainment-moviereviews.tumblr.com/post/90452721851/the-witches-of-east-end-the-complete-first Lifetime cable network has had a bit of trouble getting their dramatic series to catch on.  It will occasionally get a brief buzz in a long-running series like Drop Dead Diva or Army Wives, but more often have series … Continue reading

Yaniv Rokah – Earning His Big Coffee Break
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Yaniv Rokah – Earning His Big Coffee Break

Yaniv Rokah Earning His Big Coffee Break by Ronald Sklar A coffee break lands our favorite Israeli actor on a groundbreaking web series. “I’ve been making [filmmaker] Jon Avnet espresso for the last five years,” says actor Yaniv Rokah, who spends part of his time as manager of Santa Monica’s Caffe Luxxe coffee shop. “You … Continue reading

The Magic of Belle Isle (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Magic of Belle Isle (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE (2012) Starring Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll, Emma Fuhrmann, Nicolette Pierini, Kenan Thompson, Fred Willard, Ash Christian, Kevin Pollak, Jessica Hecht, Boyd Holbrook, Rosemary Howard, Michael Morana, Debargo Sanyal and Jean-Pierre Serret. Screenplay by Guy Thomas. Directed by Rob Reiner. Distributed by Magnolia Pictures. 149 minutes. Rated PG. In … Continue reading

Elias Koteas – Lets Us In … On His Acting Technique
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Elias Koteas – Lets Us In … On His Acting Technique

Elias Koteas Lets Us In … On His Acting Technique by Brad Balfour What makes Canadian-born actor Elias Koteas so fascinating is that he doesn’t like to play it safe. In his latest film, the vampiric Let Me In, he plays the policeman who discovers the true nature of the mysterious 12-year-old killer Abby (Chloë Grace … 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

The Haunting (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Haunting (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE HAUNTING  (1999) Starring Lili Taylor, Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Bruce Dern, Marian Seldes, Alex Koremzay, Todd Field, Virginia Madsen and Michael Cavanaugh. Screenplay by David Self. Directed by Jan DeBont. Distributed by Dreamworks Pictures.  113 minutes.   Rated PG-13. It probably isn’t fair to compare this film to the Shirley Jackson’s great 60s … Continue reading