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Keeping Her Head in THE CRAZIES

February 26, 2010 – 12:16 am | 17 Comments
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It’s Friday—has your week driven you mad? Well, a friend of mine, actress Christie Lynn Smith, knows all about crazy. She’s here to discuss her latest movie, The Crazies, which opens today.
In the remake of …

Boys Town—AMERICAN IDOL: Season 9 Top 12 Guys

February 25, 2010 – 9:56 am | 5 Comments

by Jason Matthews
If a person had never seen or heard of American Idol before (I’m sure there’s a handful of them somewhere, like in Maine or something), and read a description of the show, they …

Ladies First—AMERICAN IDOL: Season 9 Top 12 Girls Perform

February 24, 2010 – 5:12 pm | 5 Comments

This post was written by new contributing writer Jason Matthews, who will be covering American Idol all season. No bad outfit, note, or attitude will be safe from his insightful commentary.—PCN
American Idol is finally in America’s …

Susan Jane Gilman’s Hell in HEAVEN

February 23, 2010 – 11:28 pm | 8 Comments

It’s with pleasure that I welcome author Susan Jane Gilman to Pop Culture Nerd today to discuss her memoir, Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, recently released in paperback. It’s the tale of Susan’s adventures …

One Cool DRINK

February 23, 2010 – 2:01 am | 12 Comments
drink the tea

Reading a good book is always a pleasure, but there’s something extra exciting about discovering a new author and his smashing debut, a PWA winner for Best First Private Eye Novel. Thomas Kaufman‘s Drink the …

Events I’d Like to See in the Olympics

February 21, 2010 – 3:43 pm | 13 Comments
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Like the rest of the world, I’ve been watching and enjoying the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I must admit, though, that I don’t get some of the sports. Curling? The Biathlon, which involves shooting & …


February 20, 2010 – 1:03 am | 9 Comments

Saying this might make me seem insane, but Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island bored me silly. Having loved Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same name (read my review here), I thought I’d at least enjoy the …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 9: Meet the Top 24 (Spoilers)

February 18, 2010 – 1:30 am | 16 Comments

FOX unveiled their other 24 tonight (the kind without Jack Bauer) and there were few surprises. Starting next week, when American Idol goes live, the following will be vying for your votes:

Didi Benami
Katelyn Epperly
Janelle Wheeler
Ashley …

LOST: No “Substitute” for Locke

February 17, 2010 – 12:00 pm | 9 Comments

by Sarah Carbiener
I was first inspired to watch Lost by hearing someone recount a Locke (Terry O’Quinn) episode from the first season. After getting the play-by-play of the first Locke-centric episode, where he tries to go on …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 9: 7 of Top 24 Revealed

February 17, 2010 – 1:31 am | 14 Comments
AP/FOX, Michael Becker

I watched this two-hour show in about 40 minutes because it was so annoyingly full of filler. Yes, I know that’s how they always do it, but this ep seemed more padded than usual. A …


February 13, 2010 – 9:50 am | 21 Comments

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the new version to raise money for Haiti. Love the little kid waving his hand in the air in the beginning. Babs still got it. So moving to …


February 12, 2010 – 11:54 am | 20 Comments

The marketing for Valentine’s Day makes the movie look like a shiny, pretty gift for those looking for a little romance come February 14. In reality, it’s like a box of candy that’s already been …

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