Pop Culture in Hudson Valley

Movie Reviews: Best and Worst Halloween Movies of 2012

Poptional Reading ranks the best Halloween movies of 2012: House at the End of the Street, Hotel Transylvania, Frankenweenie, V/H/S, Sinister, and Paranormal Activity 4

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New Movies 2012: House of Dark Shadows and Night of Dark Shadows Filmed at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown

Filmed at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, two spooky flicks — House of Dark Shadows and Night of Dark Shadows — are now available on Blu-Ray

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Local Singers Advance in Reality TV Singing Competitions: Carly Rose Sonenclar and Collin McLoughlin

See Mamaroneck’s Carly Rose Sonenclar perform on The X Factor and Bedford’s Collin McLoughlin on The Voice

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Pitch Perfect Movie: Local Composer Tom Kitt Talks About His A Cappella Work

We chat with composer Tom Kitt about his a cappella work on new movie Pitch Perfect, starring Anna Kendrick

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Emmy Awards 2012 Recap: Modern Family, Homeland, and Game Change Win Big; Hudson Valley Actors Lose

Mad Men and New Girl lose as Modern Family cleans house at the 2012 Emmys

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Bobby Moynihan: Saturday Night Live’s Most Valuable Player

Bobby Moynihan of SNL (and Eastchester) just might be the TV show’s best actor — and here’s why. (Hint: it has something to do with Gangnam Style)

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Parks and Recreation Actor (and Westchester Resident) Ben Schwartz Debuts New Disney Series, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja

We chat with actor Ben Schwartz, who plays Jean-Ralphio on Parks and Recreation about his new animated series, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja

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Hudson Valley and Westchester Celebrities Starring in Fall 2012 TV Shows

Local actors and actresses represent their hometowns in fall 2012’s television season

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Hurricanes Katrina, Irene, and Isaac: Award-Winning Movies, TV Shows, and Books Inspired by Stormy Weather

As the Valley keeps an eye on Hurricane Isaac — seven years after Katrina and one year after Irene — we think about the films, television, and novels inspired by these storms

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New Movies 2012: Robot & Frank, Filmed in Cold Spring (Supposedly)

In Robot & Frank, a retired thief gets back into the game with the help of his healthcare-aid robot

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New TV Series: Two New Shows About Sleepy Hollow

Hollywood notices Sleepy Hollow. Maybe they should start calling it ”Hollowood”

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NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity Lands on the Red Planet; Sends First Images

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory — the Curiosity rover — makes its grand entrance. Here are the four ways you can follow Curiosity’s journey

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#NBCfail: You Hate NBC’s Olympic Coverage — and NBC Doesn’t Care

Not a fan of the way NBC is covering the London Games? Welcome to the club

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TV Series Review: The Newsroom on HBO

Scarsdale’s Aaron Sorkin gets mixed reactions for his new series, The Newsroom

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Where to See The Dark Knight Rises on IMAX in the Hudson Valley

Batmania takes hold! Where to see the latest Batman movie on IMAX — and at 3:30 a.m.

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Update: Alamo Drafthouse is Totally Coming to Yonkers!

It’s been confirmed: The popular cinema chain arrives in Yonkers later this year

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Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY


Associate Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come back and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.

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