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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)
5 years ago

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

Few movies blend horror and comedy as masterfully as “An American Werewolf in London” did in 1981.

And it’s safe to say the film’s irresistible mix has yet to be …
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HiT Rewind:  ‘Grand Canyon’ (1991)
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6 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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HiT Rewind:  ‘The Sure Thing’ (1985)
6 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘The Sure Thing’ (1985)

Today’s teens have Michael Cera as their on-screen surrogate, the man-child cast to trip and stumble into love in movies like “Juno” and “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist.”

Teens of …
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HiT Review:  ‘They Came Together’
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6 years ago

HiT Review: ‘They Came Together’

“They Came Together,” available on Blu-ray Sept. 2, will leave a scar, the kind even the steadiest surgeon’s hand can’t remove. So why does it feel like the film lets …
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Matt Nehmer
6 years ago

Matt Nehmer

As others spent their adolescent years dashing about in sports and finding dates for dances, Matt spent mine inside watching movies. He set a goal at 15 to see every …
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