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Fall Movie Preview: Politics Powers Awards Season Hopefuls
4 years ago

Fall Movie Preview: Politics Powers Awards Season Hopefuls

Academy Award voters often favors politically charged theatrics, witness winners like “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Argo,” “Lincoln” and “Milk.”

This Fall, some of the most intriguing movies heading our way pack …
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Will ‘Hating Obama’ Declare His Critics Racist?
4 years ago

Will ‘Hating Obama’ Declare His Critics Racist?

By  •  Movies

Those years featured an all-out assault on President George W. Bush from all sides – media outlets, Hollywood and academia.

Perhaps the most illustrative example came with 2007’s “Death of the …
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HiT Movie Guide: ‘Maze Runner’ Recharges Dystopian Scene
4 years ago

HiT Movie Guide: ‘Maze Runner’ Recharges Dystopian Scene

“The Giver” and “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” both underwhelmed at the box office, the latter in spectacular fashion. Neither matched the financial muscle flexed by “The Hunger Games” and …
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Film Programmer: Death of Indie Movies Exaggerated
4 years ago

Film Programmer: Death of Indie Movies Exaggerated

Nuxoll, the New York group’s program director, acknowledges it’s harder for some independent filmmakers to financially stay afloat today. The film niche thrives all the same, superheroes and FX-heavy franchises …
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‘Black Jesus’ Loses Another Sponsor, Keeps Ratings High
4 years ago

‘Black Jesus’ Loses Another Sponsor, Keeps Ratings High

The outrageous tale of a blunt-smoking, alcohol-guzzling Savior won’t help sell Airheads candy anymore. The company dropped its ties to the show, in part, thanks to pressure from the American …
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‘Maze Runner’ Latest Y.A. Movie to Smash Statism
4 years ago

‘Maze Runner’ Latest Y.A. Movie to Smash Statism

It’s the basic storyline behind “The Hunger Games” franchise and “The Giver,” and shadings of it can be seen in the recent hit “Divergent.”

“The Maze Runner,” based on the …
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Jim Lakely
4 years ago

Jim Lakely

Jim Lakely is director of communications at The Heartland Institute, a libertarian think tank. An expert on technology policy, Lakely is also co-director of Heartland’s Center on the Digital …
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Bill W. Alleye
4 years ago

Bill W. Alleye

Bill W. Alleye is a freelance writer, intermittent journalist and professional contrarian currently residing at 5,280 feet. His work has appeared in a multitude of serious publications, which are too …
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E! Celebrates Joan Rivers, Indiewire Trashes Late Comic
4 years ago

E! Celebrates Joan Rivers, Indiewire Trashes Late Comic

By  •  TV

E! announced a Rivers marathon today set to air Friday Sept. 19.

Melissa Rivers, the comic’s daughter and a regular E! contributor, will join Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic, and George …
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‘Molly Brown’ Writer: ‘Unsinkable’ Heroine Remains Uniquely American
4 years ago

‘Molly Brown’ Writer: ‘Unsinkable’ Heroine Remains Uniquely American

The man who wrote the book and additional lyrics for the new version of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” tells HollywoodInToto he suspected some songs Willson wrote but never widely released …
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