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Critic Slams ‘Secret Life 2’ for Praising Marriage, Masculinity
2 weeks ago

Critic Slams ‘Secret Life 2’ for Praising Marriage, Masculinity

Movie criticism ain’t what it used to be.

Film critics once served audiences by telling them if a movie was worth their hard-earned cash. Some critics still cling to that …
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Theaters Silent on ‘FBI Lovebirds’ Threat, Cancellation
2 weeks ago

Theaters Silent on ‘FBI Lovebirds’ Threat, Cancellation

The folks behind a new stage production took a page out of Phelim McAleer’s playbook.

Two theater groups, along with “arts and media company” DMNDR, hosted a 24-hour reading of the …
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‘Chernobyl’ Producer Recoils at Conservative Praise
2 weeks ago

‘Chernobyl’ Producer Recoils at Conservative Praise

There’s a reason Hollywood players promote their projects on social media.

Show business is brutal. The competition for our eyeballs has never been tougher. That’s especially true in our golden …
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‘The Perfection’ Shows Folly of Modern Film Hype
2 weeks ago

‘The Perfection’ Shows Folly of Modern Film Hype

It’s rare for a movie to hit theaters, or streaming services, these days with a healthy sense of surprise.

For blockbuster movies, that means we’ve already seen multiple trailers, production …
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HiT Episode No. 120 – Comedian Reno Collier
2 weeks ago

HiT Episode No. 120 – Comedian Reno Collier

Being a touring stand-up comic has its privileges.

For Reno Collier, that means an established network of media contacts that help promote future gigs. Or, at least that’s how it …
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Why Netflix Can’t Afford Its Hardline Abortion Stance
2 weeks ago

Why Netflix Can’t Afford Its Hardline Abortion Stance

Netflix boasts far more than just buzz-worthy content.

The streaming giant enjoys enormous public goodwill. Offer a crush of high quality programming along with classic fare for a modest fee …
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Agreeable ‘Rocketman’ Misses John’s Signature Spark
2 weeks ago

Agreeable ‘Rocketman’ Misses John’s Signature Spark

It’s impossible to watch “Rocketman” without comparing it to last year’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Both films cover rock gods who came of age in the 1970s. Each showcases their main character’s …
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‘King of the Monsters?’ Try 2019’s Sorriest Sequel
2 weeks ago

‘King of the Monsters?’ Try 2019’s Sorriest Sequel

It seems churlish to beat up on a Godzilla movie.

This isn’t the James Bond or Harry Potter franchise. Heck, Toho’s signature find is only slightly more respectable than the …
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Theater Cancels ‘FBI Lovebirds,’ Citing ‘Violent Threats’
3 weeks ago

Theater Cancels ‘FBI Lovebirds,’ Citing ‘Violent Threats’

The Mead Theatre in D.C. opened its creative arms for Phelim McAleer’s latest project.

Those arms abruptly closed today.

The play, “FBI Lovebirds: UnderCovers,” casts Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson …
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BuzzFeed: ‘Booksmart’ Isn’t Woke Enough (Updated)
3 weeks ago

BuzzFeed: ‘Booksmart’ Isn’t Woke Enough (Updated)

There’s two unwritten rules when it comes to today’s Woke Police.

“Booksmart,”  the new “Superbad”-style comedy, breaks both of them.

  • You can never be woke enough
  • Get woke, go …
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