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‘I Don’t Feel at Home’ Is a Genre-Tripping Treat
2 days ago

‘I Don’t Feel at Home’ Is a Genre-Tripping Treat

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Who’s ready for a comic, socially aware thriller with a nougat center of grindhouse insanity?

Sound impossible, no to mention awful? Somehow, first time writer/director Macon Blair pulls off all …
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‘Drifter’ Makes B-Movie Mayhem Look Dull
3 days ago

‘Drifter’ Makes B-Movie Mayhem Look Dull

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There’s a harrowing scene in “Drifter” where a character is forced to watch an unspeakable act.

We know how he feels.

The indie thriller is a 90-minute punishment. It’s pure …
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Why ‘Girl With All the Gifts’ Is Zombie Catnip
5 days ago

Why ‘Girl With All the Gifts’ Is Zombie Catnip

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Remember the first time you saw “28 Days Later?”

Wait … zombies can run?

Since then, zombie films have essentially been stuck in neutral, save for the visceral thrills of …
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HiT Reviews: ‘Fist Fight,’ ‘The Great Wall’
1 week ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Fist Fight,’ ‘The Great Wall’

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The “Fast & Furious” films have a quaint connection to reality.

Only a few of the franchise’s incredible car stunts could actually happen. Most tip their hats to the FX …
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HiT Reviews: ‘Lego Batman,’ ‘Fifty Shades Darker’
2 weeks ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Lego Batman,’ ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

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How dedicated are “The LEGO Batman Movie” writers to all things related to the Dark Knight?

Tiny Spoiler Alert: They include a reference to shark repellent spray Adam West used …
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Why ‘John Wick 2’ Is Like a New ’80s Action Movie
2 weeks ago

Why ‘John Wick 2’ Is Like a New ’80s Action Movie

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Keanu Reeves, at the risk of being unkind, is not a world-class actor.

He’s a superlative action star all the same. He proved it with the “Matrix” trilogy. The 2014 …
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Why ‘Gold’ Is a 24 Karat Vanity Project
1 month ago

Why ‘Gold’ Is a 24 Karat Vanity Project

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Hollywood has a long tradition of making its most beautiful stars downright ugly.

It worked for Charlize Theron. Her transformation into a killer for 2003’s “Monster” earned her an Academy …
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‘Patch of Fog’ Shreds Celebrity Entitlement
1 month ago

‘Patch of Fog’ Shreds Celebrity Entitlement

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Sandy Duffy isn’t as famous as Tom Hanks or Denzel Washington. He’s a household name all the same.

The main character in “A Patch of Fog” wields that privilege after …
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‘Split’ Cements Shyamalan’s Shocking Comeback
1 month ago

‘Split’ Cements Shyamalan’s Shocking Comeback

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It’s hard to come back from being a national punchline.

Just ask Ben “Don’t Mention Gigli” Affleck.

Director M. Night Shyamalan charted a similar course. He didn’t boast Affleck’s good …
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‘Xander Cage’ Faded Xerox of ‘Furious’ Franchise
1 month ago

‘Xander Cage’ Faded Xerox of ‘Furious’ Franchise

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Plagiarism can sink a political career. In Hollywood, it’s called smart thinking.

The wizards behind behind “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” didn’t just rip off the “Fast and Furious” …
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