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HiT Reviews: ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle,’ ‘Brad’s Status’
2 days ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle,’ ‘Brad’s Status’

“Bruv, what number sequel is this again?”

The “Kingsman” franchise, a superficial spin on the spy genre, is but two films old. So why does “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” have …
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The Unusual Way ‘Happy Hunting’ Avoids Lefty Lectures
4 days ago

The Unusual Way ‘Happy Hunting’ Avoids Lefty Lectures

The premise behind “Happy Hunting” feels stripped out of the MSNBC playbook.

A drunk stumbles into a tiny Texas town where the locals hunt humans once a year. Cue the …
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HiT Reviews: ‘American Assassin,’ ‘mother!’
1 week ago

HiT Reviews: ‘American Assassin,’ ‘mother!’

Four years after Vince Flynn’s death his iconic hero has a movie to call his own.

The author’s Mitch Rapp character fought terrorists without hand-wringing, endearing him to a legion …
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Here’s How ‘It’ Fulfills TV Version’s Untapped Potential
2 weeks ago

Here’s How ‘It’ Fulfills TV Version’s Untapped Potential

Tim Curry’s terrifying turn in the 1990 miniseries “Stephen King’s It” distracted us from one simple truth.

There’s no way a TV production from that era could nail the author’s …
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‘California Typewriter’ The Perfect Doc for Our Digital Age
2 weeks ago

‘California Typewriter’ The Perfect Doc for Our Digital Age

Documentaries can be a window into the human soul when they’re done right. 

Truth can be far more powerful and insightful than anything a screenwriter could imagine.

For most of …
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‘I Do … Until I Don’t’ Hearts Marriage, Rom-Com Cliches
3 weeks ago

‘I Do … Until I Don’t’ Hearts Marriage, Rom-Com Cliches

It’s amazing how quickly potential can fizzle.

Four years ago, actress Lake Bell earned raves for her directorial debut, “In a World…” Had Bell segued seamlessly to a behind-the-camera career? …
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Mediocre ‘Goon’ Sequel Won’t Make us Forget ‘Slap Shot’
3 weeks 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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You’ll Never See ‘RPatz’ Same Way After ‘Good Time’
4 weeks ago

You’ll Never See ‘RPatz’ Same Way After ‘Good Time’

We already know Robert Pattinson is no Taylor Lautner.

The “Twilight” mainstays are enjoying wildly different careers following the YA franchise’s finale. Lautner has been all but invisible on the …
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Why ‘Trip to Spain’ Caps a Perfectly Droll Trilogy
1 month ago

Why ‘Trip to Spain’ Caps a Perfectly Droll Trilogy

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Michael Winterbottom’s “The Trip to Spain” offers a rare thing – a sequel that honors and enriches what came before it.

Once again, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, playing slightly …
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‘England Is Mine’ Shows Morrissey at His Very Worst
1 month ago

‘England Is Mine’ Shows Morrissey at His Very Worst

Many fans of Morrissey have a love/hate relationship with the legendary singer.

The man’s old songs with The Smiths still sound fresh today, and his solo catalog is full of …
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