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In beta testing, right now, is a new site where you can share all of your favorite movies, televisions shows, books and music with your friends and discover things you haven't seen yet. That site is PopCircle.

What sets PopCircle apart from other entertainment siteslike Letterbox and Get Glueis that while many sites give you recommendations based on complete strangers, PopCircle allows you to get recommendations from friends, families and experts you choose, people that you listen to when they talk about entertainment. The reason Ebert and Siskel became so popular was that they understood very well that idea of how valuable a recommendation is.

Have a favorite critic who shares your taste on film? Add him/her to your movies circle. Find music fans who share your love of Beck? Add them. Better yet, if you don't share their tastes on everything, you can create separate circles for each medium.

PopCircle allows you to walk out of the theatre (let's say you just watched Mud and had to share your thoughts) and with just one click, you can forward your review of it to friends on Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter. Sharing has never been this easy.

You can sign-up for PopCircle and start reviewing films, songs, TV, and books, build collections, share those collections with others. You can start following people (LAMBers like Kai, Dylan and me for example) and maybe you’ll discover new music, movies, and books you’ve never heard of before.

I was invited this past winter to join PopCircle as a movie expert and I can tell you firsthand that I've had a blast creating collections like Hitman Movies to Kill For and The Cinephile Essentials, but the fun is in sharing, so join today! The site is still in Beta, so if you’ve signed up just contact me, one of the benefits of being an expert is I can get you through the velvet rope.

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