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Who Will Carry Joan Rivers’ No Apologies Torch?
3 years ago

Who Will Carry Joan Rivers’ No Apologies Torch?

That peculiar tribute speaks to our apology-obsessed culture. It doesn’t show, alas, that said culture will be changing with the comedienne’s passing. The next time a comic tells a tasteless …
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Director: Crew Feared Backlash Over Ties to ‘2016’
3 years ago

Director: Crew Feared Backlash Over Ties to ‘2016’

Modern Hollywood routinely recalls the period’s assault on free speech, notably in the 2007 documentary “Trumbo.”

Such industry intolerance couldn’t rise up again. Could it?

John Sullivan, the co-director of …
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Netflix Delivers Fair, Balanced Doc Lineup
3 years ago

Netflix Delivers Fair, Balanced Doc Lineup

The streaming giant showcases “Gas Land,” a documentary assailing the use of fracking as a energy source as well as “FrackNation,” which does just the opposite.

 

Look further, and you’ll …
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Michael Douglas, Orlando Bloom to Headline Terrorist Thriller
3 years ago

Michael Douglas, Orlando Bloom to Headline Terrorist Thriller

Look no further than “The November Man,” the latest film following some CIA agents who operate under less than ethical guidelines.

Now, a new thriller promises to take a fresh …
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HiT Blu-ray Review: ‘Willow Creek’
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3 years ago

HiT Blu-ray Review: ‘Willow Creek’

The standup turned auteur makes the characters carrying those cameras three dimensional.

That’s nearly as groundbreaking as the film that unofficially started the found footage craze, 1999’s “The Blair Witch …
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Report: Sarandon, Redford Cover for Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper on Death Penalty
3 years ago

Report: Sarandon, Redford Cover for Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper on Death Penalty

When “Death Row Stories,” the CNN docu-series powered by Hollywood liberal Robert Redford and Susan Sarandon, got a major politician to say too much they left the material on the …
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Would Hillary Clinton Approve of ‘Madam Secretary?’
3 years ago

Would Hillary Clinton Approve of ‘Madam Secretary?’

By  •  TV

The same may not hold true for the title character in “Madam Secretary.” Is that by design?

The new CBS drama, set to debut at 8:30 p.m. EST Sept. 21, casts Tea Leoni …
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HiT Rewind: ‘Avatar’ (2009)
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3 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘Avatar’ (2009)

  • Does the film still captivate in one less dimension?
  • Are those clunky lectures still obnoxious on a second viewing?
  • Did James Cameron get robbed of a Best Director Oscar?

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Why We Shouldn’t Fear a ‘Walking Dead’ Spin-off
3 years ago

Why We Shouldn’t Fear a ‘Walking Dead’ Spin-off

The moment the AMC horror series began attracting huge audiences it seemed like a copycat series was inevitable.

Now, one is heading our way, but the notion of yet another …
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‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ Promises Political Firepower
3 years ago

‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ Promises Political Firepower

By  •  Movies

Will the “Monsters” sequel pick up that baton and dash with it?

“Monsters: Dark Continent” doesn’t have a U.S. theatrical release date yet, but the trailer and official synopsis suggest …
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