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THE POP EXPOSE – Remembering Angela Lansbury!

Story by Mitchell Smith Hello everyone. Today I’m taking a look at Angela Lansbury. Lansbury was born in London in 1925 and passed away last week in her sleep days before her 97th birthday on Oct 16th. Lansbury is best known for her long running show Murder, She Wrote but, had a number of other rolls spread over 8 decades. Lansbury started out in the forties taking on rolls in movies such as “National Velvet” and “Tenth Avenue Angel.” Lansbury would find many other rolls throughout the coming decades and…

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THE POP EXPOSE – The New MLB 3 Game Wild Card Format!

Story By Mitchell Smith Hello everyone. Today I’m taking a look at the fall classic MLB. Baseball ain’t what it used to be. Now the playoff’s are extended which means more games, more green, and a chance for a team to squeak in and make some noise. Of course the past few weeks have been all about Arron Judge and his home run race against Roger Maris and the Babe’s single season record. Now it’s a whole new season. Many professional sports have long been set up so an unlikely…

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“Blonde” on Netflix a Marilyn Monroe Movie!

Hello everyone, Today I’m taking a look at the Netflix movie about Marilyn Monroe, “Blonde”. I have always been a fan of Marilyn Monroe and knew there was a darker side to the beautiful, glamorous, American icon that many still adore today. “Blonde” based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates. The movie starts off in her troubled childhood where she ends up in an orphanage. Although she always looked glamorous on screen backstage was a different story. Monroe struggled with her past. It put a strain on many of…

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The Pop Expose – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Review!

Story By Mitchell Smith It is Sunday, and that means it is time for the Pop Expose! Over the weekend I started watching the Netflix series “Monster : The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” I was in high school and remember this story when he was caught. I haven’t finished the series yet but this is an interesting series so far. First off we get to time travel through the the seventies and eighties and see a different side of the track then some of the recent series that we have seen…

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THE POP EXPOSE – The Mighty Thor!

Story by Mitchell Smith Welcome everyone. In 1962 the late great Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the superhero Thor Odinson. Thor the God of Thunder has had a strong run. There have been countless comics, cartoon, and movies made around the character. As a kid I never got into the comics as there were no places close to me that sold them. There were animated Marvel series in the eighties and nineties but I never got into them either. Then in 2011 Thor was brought alive on the big…

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Rick Moranis Set to Return to the Big Screen in ‘Shrunk’!

Story By Mitchell Smith Welcome everyone, today I’m checking out one of my favorite actors from the eighties and nineties, Rick Moranis. Rick was born in 1953 in Toronto Canada. According to Wikipedia he went to grad school with Geddy Lee, frontman for the band Rush. Rick Married Ann Belsky and had 2 children. In 1991 Ann sadly lost a battle with cancer and Rick opted to take a break from acting and focus on raising his children. He is set to make his big comeback on the big screen…

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THE POP EXPOSE – CHIP ‘N’ DALE RESCUE RANGERS 2022!

Welcome everyone. My son and I had a chance to sit down and watch “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers”, the 2022 movie playing on Disney+. This is a live action film with animation incorporated into it. I’m not sure if there is a name for that yet, but there should be as this type of movie seems to be growing in today’s world . Does anyone know if there is a name for this type of movie? Any hoot the film briefly follows the Rescue Rangers after there 1989 animated…

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THE POP EXPOSE – Blue Jeans an American Cultural Tradition!

Story by Mitchell Smith Created in 1873 by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis, Blue Jeans were created for cowboys and miners for there rugged wear. Jeans later became worn by kids for their durability as play cloths, they became a rebellion, a revolution, and something to wear to any occasion. In the 50’s the teenage and young adults started wearing jeans as a rebellious act mainly do to James Dean who wore them in Rebel Without a Cause and a fashion trend took off and made jeans what they are…

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THE POP EXPOSE – The Storied Career of Clint Eastwood!

Clint Eastwood was born in 1930 in San Francisco. He was nicknamed Samson when he was born because he weighed 11 lbs 6 ounces. Eastwood had a number of jobs in his youth such as a lifeguard, caddy, and a forest firefighter. Eastwood applied to Seattle University but ended up drafted by the Army during the Korean War. Eastwood got into acting in the 50s and exploded in the 70s and 80s with hot movies like “Dirty Harry”, Every Which Way but Loose, and “ Bronco Billy” which he starred…

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THE POP EXPOSE – “The Bear” playing on Hulu!

Hello everyone, today I’m checking out the “ The Bear” playing on Hulu. The main character Carmen played by Jeremy Allen White comes back to Chicago to run the family restaurant after his brother passes away suddenly. Heads clash as he tries to turn the business around for this staple dive restaurant to the area. This show has a brilliant cast and Molly Ringwald makes an appearance in it as well. I working in a kitchen from the time I was 12 years old right up into my twenties. I…

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Remembering NBA Legend Bill Russell!

Story by Mitchell Smith Bill Russell was born in 1934 in Monroe Louisiana. Russell who often gets overlooked in the goat conversation lead San Francisco to 2 NCAA titles, won Olympic gold, and won 11 NBA championships with the Boston Celtics. Russell struggled as a young kid growing up in the racist south and his father moved the family to Oakville, CA to get out of the south but still struggled as they lived in poor neighborhoods. Russel lost his mother when he was 12 and that was devastating for…

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THE POP EXPOSE – Remembering Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols!

Nichelle Nichols was born in 1932 in the suburbs of Chicago. Nichols was first discovered by Hugh Hefner during a play she performed in Kicks and Co. Nichols would spend her early life singing, acting, and modeling from New York to LA. Nichols landed her groundbreaking roll as lieutenant Uhura on the TV series Star Trek. Uncommon for the times Nichols was a black woman with a major roll in a major TV series. Although Nichols almost left the show to go back to stage acting no other then Dr.…

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THE POP EXPOSE – Remembering Tony Dow!

Hello everyone, today we remember Tony Dow. Dow played Wally Cleaver in the classic TV show Leave it to Beaver. A show I grew up with but most younger kids have probably never watched a full episode of the show. The first episode aired in 1957 and ran through 1963. Wally was the level headed teen who tried to keep The Beaver, his younger brother played by Jerry Mathers, out of trouble. Dow was born in 1945 in LA. Dow was actually a diver in his youth and was a…

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Lord Of The Rings New Live Action Series!

Story by Mitchell Smith When The Lord of the Rings hit theaters back in 2001 I was not a fan yet. I remember seeing the trailer for the movie and I had know Idea about the books or the story at the time. I remember thinking to myself that looks good. In 2003 when The Return of the King hit theaters I was a fan. I had watched the first 2 movies on DVD, and ROTK was the only one I saw at theaters. I’m not sure how I had…

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THE POP EXPOSE – Rachel Robinson!

Story By Mitchell Smith Hello everyone, today I’m checking out a remarkable woman who has flown under the radar for years. Rachel Robinson has been 50 years without her love Jackie Robinson, the legendary Brooklyn Dodger who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Jackie passed away in 1972 at the age of 53. Although the man died way too young the legend still lives today. Rachel who turns 100 on July 19th has lived and helped keep his legacy going forward. I wise person once said behind every…

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