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Critics Weaponize Whiteness Against McKay, ‘Vice’
9 hours ago

Critics Weaponize Whiteness Against McKay, ‘Vice’

“Vice” is one of the most nominated films of 2018. That hardly tells the whole story.

Far-left director Adam McKay’s film chronicles the rise of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) through …
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HiT’s Worst Movies of 2018 (Refund Time!)
21 hours ago

HiT’s Worst Movies of 2018 (Refund Time!)

This critic once declared “Transformers: The Last Knight” was more than just a terrible, awful movie. The sequel represented the most painful movie-going experience of my professional life.

This year …
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Critics Slam Clint Eastwood’s ‘Mule’ as Racist
1 day ago

Critics Slam Clint Eastwood’s ‘Mule’ as Racist

Hollywood routinely creates characters you’d lock up in jail if you could.

Think Walter White, Jack Sparrow and countless other antiheroes who break the law (and much worse) while creating …
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HiT’s Best Movies of 2018
2 days ago

HiT’s Best Movies of 2018

Another year, another 12 months when TV stole film’s thunder.

We didn’t get an original episode of “Game of Thrones” in 2018. Otherwise, TV continued to dominate the pop culture …
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Author: Disney Princesses Under Feminist Attack
4 days ago

Author: Disney Princesses Under Feminist Attack

There’s no shame in pop culture obsessions.

We live in a Comic-Con age where grown men and women dress up, AKA cosplay, at packed gatherings each year.

For …
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HiT Episode No. 98 – Roger L. Simon (PJMedia.com)
4 days ago

HiT Episode No. 98 – Roger L. Simon (PJMedia.com)

Roger L. Simon has something too many in Hollywood lack: Self awareness.

The Oscar-nominated screenwriter admits his waning appetite for modern movies may be age related. He’s in his 70s, …
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‘Mortal Engines’ (Mostly) Delivers What We Need
5 days ago

‘Mortal Engines’ (Mostly) Delivers What We Need

Well, you wanted something original, right?

Only the latest dystopian yarn, “Mortal Engines,” can’t help but pilfer in the third act. Let’s give the filmmakers points for good taste. The …
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‘Monster Party’ Won’t Leave Gore Enough Alone
1 week ago

‘Monster Party’ Won’t Leave Gore Enough Alone

Writer/director Chris von Hoffmann breaks out the yellow highlighter early and often in “Monster Party.”

The score is ominous (squeak!), goosed with audio NOS. The reaction shots are routinely wide …
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Cannon: H’wood Must Apologize for Its Racist Past
1 week ago

Cannon: H’wood Must Apologize for Its Racist Past

Two can play this “Apology Game,” says rapper/actor Nick Cannon.

Cannon scored plenty of headlines by defending his friend, Kevin Hart, following his ouster as Oscar host due to homophobic …
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Tough Guy Kilpatrick Laughs at Industry’s Politics
1 week ago

Tough Guy Kilpatrick Laughs at Industry’s Politics

You know bald, burly Patrick Kilpatrick from dozens of tough guy roles, but he started his career as a writer.

The man who later stood toe to toe with the …
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