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Why 3 Woke Comedy Flops Won’t Stop Hollywood
11 hours ago

Why 3 Woke Comedy Flops Won’t Stop Hollywood

The year 2007 proved a watershed moment for anti-war films.

Audiences saw “In the Valley of Elah,” “Grace Is Gone,” “Redacted,” “Rendition” and “Lions for Lambs.” Or, rather, audiences had …
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DiCaprio, Madonna Collared by Woke Police. Who’s Next?
2 days ago

DiCaprio, Madonna Collared by Woke Police. Who’s Next?

Once upon a time being a liberal entertainer meant something.

For starters, your voice got amplified and cheered on via various media outlets. Consider the praise Jon Stewart receives whenever …
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HiT Episode No. 122 – Joseph Granda (‘Healing Garden’)
3 days ago

HiT Episode No. 122 – Joseph Granda (‘Healing Garden’)

Joseph Granda turned his back on Hollywood, not storytelling.

The erstwhile actor left the West Coast for Colorado, realizing the Hollywood community proved an awkward fit for his values. He …
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Woke ‘Late Night’ Grabs Gold In Victimhood Olympics
4 days ago

Woke ‘Late Night’ Grabs Gold In Victimhood Olympics

Emma Thompson’s character in “Late Night,” Katherine Newbury, has held sway over the TV landscape for ages.

Think Johnny Carson, Jay Leno or David Letterman. She’s still a victim, though, …
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Critics Slam ‘Shaft’ as Racist, Sexist AND Homophobic
5 days ago

Critics Slam ‘Shaft’ as Racist, Sexist AND Homophobic

The 1971 Blaxploitation classic “Shaft” made people uncomfortable – on purpose.

Richard Roundtree’s signature role showcased a strong, sexy black man as its hero. That just wasn’t done back in …
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Sci-Fi Scribe Rejects PC Groupthink Via New Anthology
6 days ago

Sci-Fi Scribe Rejects PC Groupthink Via New Anthology

“The X-Files” taught us “the truth is out there.”

Modern Social Justice Warriors updated that catchphrase – only our truths matter.

It’s why author Andrew Fox decided to take action. …
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Humor, Scares Scarce in Anti-Trump ‘Dead Don’t Die’
7 days ago

Humor, Scares Scarce in Anti-Trump ‘Dead Don’t Die’

If deadpan comic Steven Wright appeared in “The Dead Don’t Die” he’d be the most energetic character on screen.

Director Jim Jarmusch’s attempt at a zombie comedy is that droll. …
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Rob Schneider: The Free Speech Hero We Need
1 week ago

Rob Schneider: The Free Speech Hero We Need

Rob Schneider’s career would be the envy of most comic actors.

He rose to fame on “Saturday Night Live,” creating several recurring characters in the process. He moved on to …
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Is Netflix Taking ’13 Reasons Why’ Suicide Link Seriously?
1 week ago

Is Netflix Taking ’13 Reasons Why’ Suicide Link Seriously?

TV shows can impact the culture in countless ways.

Remember “The Rachel?” Jennifer Aniston’s cute ‘do on NBC’s “Friends” became the go-to style for a spell. Or consider the countless …
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HiT Episode No. 121 – Ben Henderson (Cautionary Comics)
1 week ago

HiT Episode No. 121 – Ben Henderson (Cautionary Comics)

Ben Henderson longs for the day when comic books packed more Pow! Bam! Zoom! than Lecture! Finger Wag! Lesson!

He recoiled at the Social Justice trend overtaking mainstream titles in …
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