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Critic vs. Critic: ‘Gone Girl’
5 years ago

Critic vs. Critic: ‘Gone Girl’

Its release marks the start of the 2014 Oscar season, and anything associated with director David Fincher is a must see. Add the presence of Rosamund Pike, the best actress …
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‘Housebound’ Brings Laughs, Chills in Equal Measure
5 years ago

‘Housebound’ Brings Laughs, Chills in Equal Measure

Comedy is hard. Horror isn’t much easier.

Combining the two is asking for trouble. There’s a reason “An American Werewolf in London” still matters 30-odd years later while most horror-comedies …
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2014 MHHFF Review: ‘Exists’
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5 years ago

2014 MHHFF Review: ‘Exists’

“Willow Creek,” Bobcat Goldthwait’s take on the mythical creature, captured the spirit of the town where Bigfoot’s legend lives.

“Exists,” which played Oct. 11 at the Mile High Horror Film …
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‘Ivory Tower’ Hits Reagan, Hearts Occupy-Style Tactics
5 years ago

‘Ivory Tower’ Hits Reagan, Hearts Occupy-Style Tactics

By  •  Movies

So why does the film spend so much time on Cooper Union students battling to retain the school’s free tuition structure?

The state of higher education doesn’t seem prime fodder …
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2014 MHHFF Review: ‘XMoor’
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5 years ago

2014 MHHFF Review: ‘XMoor’

The film, which enjoyed its U.S. premiere Oct. 10 at the Mile High Horror Film Festival, follows a pair of videographers hoping to track down the beast capable of shredding sheep …
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New Filmmakers Forum Hopes to Bring Equality to Hollywood
5 years ago

New Filmmakers Forum Hopes to Bring Equality to Hollywood

Melissa McCarthy can carry a comedy as well as any male actor, perhaps even better. Cate Blanchett’s Oscar-winning turn in “Blue Jasmine” scored big for director Woody Allen. That long-delayed “Ghostbusters” …
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Top 4 OMG Lines from Her Obama Fundraiser
5 years ago

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Top 4 OMG Lines from Her Obama Fundraiser

By  •  Movies

Here are four statements she made while hosting a $15K a plate fundraiser for President Barack Obama Thursday in her Los Angeles home:

  • Paltrow spoke about Obama’s efforts on …
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HiT Movie Review: ‘Kill the Messenger’
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5 years ago

HiT Movie Review: ‘Kill the Messenger’

Journalist Gary Webb’s “Dark Alliance” expose, alleging the CIA played a role in the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s, is vigorously debunked in some conservative circles and celebrated by hand-wringing …
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HiT Movie Review: ‘The Judge’
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5 years ago

HiT Movie Review: ‘The Judge’

Hollywood’s most dramatic comeback story leaves the Marvel universe behind in “The Judge,” an Oscar-season film catering to crowds, not critics.

It’s hokey, overstuffed and far too long, but “The Judge” …
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5 Reasons Why Jon Stewart Deserved ‘Meet the Press’ Perch
5 years ago

5 Reasons Why Jon Stewart Deserved ‘Meet the Press’ Perch

By  •  TV, Lists

The liberal “Daily Show” host turned down the gig, even though the Peacock Network thought it could keep throwing money at him until he said yes.

What a shame it …
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