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DVD Autopsy: ‘The Emoji Movie’
5 days ago

DVD Autopsy: ‘The Emoji Movie’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The common refrain about Hollywood having no more original ideas has an adjunct reality: many of their “new” ideas are better unrealized.

As an example, I give you “The Emoji …
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Why ‘Geostorm’ Is So Bad You Simply Must See It
4 weeks ago

Why ‘Geostorm’ Is So Bad You Simply Must See It

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Before we go anywhere, let’s untruck a harsh reality:

This is not a standard film review. The advance word on “Geostorm” has been negative for some time. For months bad …
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Mediocre ‘Goon’ Sequel Won’t Make us Forget ‘Slap Shot’
3 months ago

Mediocre ‘Goon’ Sequel Won’t Make us Forget ‘Slap Shot’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The 2012 film “Goon” became a modest indie hit with its story of a bouncer who punches his way into a minor league hockey career.

Seann William Scott of “American …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘CHIPS’
5 months ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘CHIPS’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

There is a formula lately when it comes to translating a television show to the movie screens.

(Here’s a secret: Hollywood loves a formula.)This involves altering the original tone to …
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Musicians Rally to ‘Hug’ Convicted Leaker Manning
5 months ago

Musicians Rally to ‘Hug’ Convicted Leaker Manning

Some of the biggest names in music are giving newly released prisoner Chelsea Manning a hero’s welcome.

The former military intelligence analyst once known as Bradley Manning became a free woman …
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‘Orient Express’ Gaffe Reveals Media’s PC Obsession
7 months ago

‘Orient Express’ Gaffe Reveals Media’s PC Obsession

Ready for some breaking news?

An overwhelming majority of the entertainment press tends to be liberal. I know, I know. The notion that a faction of a leftist industry covering …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Monster Trucks’
7 months ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Monster Trucks’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The term “misbegotten” is not employed with proper frequency in Hollywood.

It’s a treat when a cinematic disaster occurs with a definable malignant gestation. Four years back Paramount Pictures was …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Officer Downe’
8 months ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Officer Downe’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

It’s not always a Hollywood blockbuster worthy of going under the celluloid medical examiner’s knife.

Occasionally an obscure title comes through that just begs for a forensic examination.

Case in …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: Tom Hanks’ ‘Inferno’
10 months ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: Tom Hanks’ ‘Inferno’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Author Dan Brown has become an international sensation with his series of puzzling adventure novels.

Adapted for the screen, with Brian Glazer producing and Ron Howard directing, Tom Hanks took …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Deck the Halls’ (2006)
11 months ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Deck the Halls’ (2006)

By  •  Reviews, Movies

There is a blizzard of holiday films wherever you turn this time of year.

Networks, theaters, cable outlets and streaming services each belch out a flurry of titles, most of …
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