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Posts By Christian Toto

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Confessions of an Outspoken Film Producer
5 years ago

Confessions of an Outspoken Film Producer

The executive who helped bring “Dirty Dancing” and “Shine” to the public points to several women, like Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal, whose work challenge those assumptions.

“It’s not like you can’t get there,” …
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‘Rolling Papers’ Doc Uses Denver to Tell National Pot Saga
5 years ago

‘Rolling Papers’ Doc Uses Denver to Tell National Pot Saga

When Colorado filmmaker Mitch Dickman drives out of state people immediately ask about his state’s marijuana laws.

They see those Colorado plates and can’t help themselves. Some questions get right …
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‘Almost Sunrise’ Embraces Healing, Not Partisan Red Meat
5 years ago

‘Almost Sunrise’ Embraces Healing, Not Partisan Red Meat

The Emmy-nominated director’s next film, “Almost Sunrise,” focuses on two veterans and their quest to heal from their war-time experiences. The documentary touches on military suicide rates, post-traumatic stress disorder and …
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Chase Squires
5 years ago

Chase Squires

Chase Squires spent 19 years writing for print and wire news outlets before moving into public relations. He covered natural disasters, government and courts before a stint as television …
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How Adam Sandler Broke Up with America
5 years ago

How Adam Sandler Broke Up with America

Movies like “Seven Pounds” and “Larry Crowne” crashed at the box office. Ticket buyers didn’t care that Smith and Hanks were front and center in them, respectively. The decline of …
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Joe Lo Truglio: Comic Chameleon Ready for His Close Ups
5 years ago

Joe Lo Truglio: Comic Chameleon Ready for His Close Ups

He is a veteran of The State, the improv troupe which hit MTV a few years back, and he’s been making us laugh on screens big and small ever since.

“Superbad.” …
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HiT Rewind: ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008)
5 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008)

It’s a blessing to settle into your favorite recliner and watch “The Dark Knight.”

All the hype fades when the Joker drops his first victim. That the victim is one …
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Hit Rewind: ‘An American Werewolf in London’ (1981)
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5 years ago

Hit Rewind: ‘An American Werewolf in London’ (1981)

And it’s safe to say the film’s irresistible mix has yet to be matched nearly 33 years later.

“London” revolutionized special effects for that era.

But the film works best …
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Hit Rewind: ‘Moonstruck’ (1987)
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5 years ago

Hit Rewind: ‘Moonstruck’ (1987)

The 1987 romance, which earned a Best Actress Oscar for Cher as well as a Supporting statuette for Olympia Dukakis, is like a ballad where the lyrics don’t make sense, …
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HiT Rewind:  ‘Grand Canyon’ (1991)
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5 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘Grand Canyon’ (1991)

The biggest question left by the ambitious film remains unanswered. Where did the great Kasdan go?

The man who directed “Body Heat,” “The Big Chill” and “The Accidental Tourist” and …
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