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Posts By Christian Toto

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How Adam Sandler Broke Up with America
3 years ago

How Adam Sandler Broke Up with America

Movies like “Seven Pounds” and “Larry Crowne” crashed at the box office. Ticket buyers didn’t care that Smith and Hanks were front and center in them, respectively. The decline of …
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Joe Lo Truglio: Comic Chameleon Ready for His Close Ups
3 years ago

Joe Lo Truglio: Comic Chameleon Ready for His Close Ups

He is a veteran of The State, the improv troupe which hit MTV a few years back, and he’s been making us laugh on screens big and small ever since.

“Superbad.” …
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HiT Rewind: ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008)
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3 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008)

That the victim is one of his own henchman says plenty of what’s to come. Director Christopher Nolan quickly puts us on edge, and we stay there for two and …
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Hit Rewind: ‘An American Werewolf in London’ (1981)
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3 years ago

Hit Rewind: ‘An American Werewolf in London’ (1981)

And it’s safe to say the film’s irresistible mix has yet to be matched nearly 33 years later.

“London” revolutionized special effects for that era.

But the film works best …
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Hit Rewind: ‘Moonstruck’ (1987)
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3 years ago

Hit Rewind: ‘Moonstruck’ (1987)

The 1987 romance, which earned a Best Actress Oscar for Cher as well as a Supporting statuette for Olympia Dukakis, is like a ballad where the lyrics don’t make sense, …
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HiT Rewind:  ‘Grand Canyon’ (1991)
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3 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘Grand Canyon’ (1991)

The biggest question left by the ambitious film remains unanswered. Where did the great Kasdan go?

The man who directed “Body Heat,” “The Big Chill” and “The Accidental Tourist” and …
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HiT Rewind:  ‘The Sure Thing’ (1985)
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3 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘The Sure Thing’ (1985)

They got to watch John Cusack go through those same awkward paces in “Better Off Dead,” “Say Anything” and “The Sure Thing.”

The latter gets less attention than the other …
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HiT Review:  ‘They Came Together’
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3 years ago

HiT Review: ‘They Came Together’

“They Came Together,” available on Blu-ray Sept. 2, will leave a scar, the kind even the steadiest surgeon’s hand can’t remove. So why does it feel like the film lets …
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Is TV Killing the Movie Industry at Long Last?
3 years ago

Is TV Killing the Movie Industry at Long Last?

Too many sequels, prequels and reboots? Not enough “Iron Man?” Audiences are too distracted by the latest “Star Wars” rumor to make it to the theater? The true culprits may …
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Matt Nehmer
3 years ago

Matt Nehmer

As others spent their adolescent years dashing about in sports and finding dates for dances, Matt spent mine inside watching movies. He set a goal at 15 to see every …
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