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HiT Broadway Tour Review: ‘Pippin’
5 years ago

HiT Broadway Tour Review: ‘Pippin’

By  •  Reviews

“Pippin,” playing through Sept. 20 at The Buell Theater in Denver before its first road trip, deposits the classic story under the big top. That changeup works beautifully … for …
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‘Coffee Shop’ Director Decries Crass Rom-Coms
5 years ago

‘Coffee Shop’ Director Decries Crass Rom-Coms

Only no one labeled Capra’s films in that manner at the time.

“’It’s a Wonderful Life’ is a Christian movie at its core,” Johnson tells Hollywood in Toto. “In today’s …
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Michael Moore’s Voice Silent in Current Doc Scene
5 years ago

Michael Moore’s Voice Silent in Current Doc Scene

The far-left filmmaker once owned the documentary genre with hits like “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Bowling for Columbine.” Back then, the documentary genre lacked populist appeal and struggled to get the …
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Benedict Cumberbatch Blasts Western Culture, Excuses Radical Islam
5 years ago

Benedict Cumberbatch Blasts Western Culture, Excuses Radical Islam

By  •  TV, Movies

The star of “Sherlock,” “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “The Imitation Game” is sharing his views on the hottest button issues of the day. He’s not holding back, but he’s …
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HiT Review: Amazon’s ‘The Cosmopolitans’
5 years ago

HiT Review: Amazon’s ‘The Cosmopolitans’

By  •  Reviews, TV

The urbane wit behind “Metropolitan,” one of the most rewarding indies of the early 1990s, hasn’t been himself in recent years.

Follow-up films like “Barcelona,” “The Last Days of Disco” …
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Grandma Mary Schools Competition on Comedy, Business Fusion
5 years ago

Grandma Mary Schools Competition on Comedy, Business Fusion

It’s just part of her business model, one that mixes entertainment with her day gig.

Vahl, the Denver-based co-author of “Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies,” helps people make the most …
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Will ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Cement Place in TV Lore with Final Ride?
5 years ago

Will ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Cement Place in TV Lore with Final Ride?

By  •  TV

The show’s outspoken creator already delivered a saga for the ages, one teeming with violence, karma and one momma you never want to double cross – Katey Sagal’s inimitable Gemma.


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Top 5 Reasons Why ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Soared
5 years ago

Top 5 Reasons Why ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Soared

The 2011 starter kit, also known as “Captain America: The First Avenger,” added little to the superhero canon beyond a protracted set up for “The Avengers.”

Instead, the franchise’s first …
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Who Will Carry Joan Rivers’ No Apologies Torch?
5 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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FLASHBACK: ‘Obama’ Crew Feared Liberal Backlash
5 years ago

FLASHBACK: ‘Obama’ Crew Feared Liberal Backlash

Some Hollywood talent, eager to make ends meet, worked under pseudonyms during the infamous Blacklist era.

Americans who shared an unpopular political philosophy were hounded, questioned and even jailed for …
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