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Found Footage Is Murdering the Horror Genre
5 years ago

Found Footage Is Murdering the Horror Genre

The late comic milked that for laughs, tugging on his tie in mock desperation. The horror genre, by embracing found footage storytelling, is only making matters worse.

The found footage …
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HiT Blu-ray Review: ‘Cabin Fever: Patient Zero’
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5 years ago

HiT Blu-ray Review: ‘Cabin Fever: Patient Zero’

Instead, we’re left with “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero,” an equally apt name for a movie that can’t justify the franchise’s purpose. It even fails to stoke our fears in the wake …
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Film Reviewer Kyle Smith Smites Critical Groupthink
5 years ago

Film Reviewer Kyle Smith Smites Critical Groupthink

Kyle Smith doesn’t mind if you hate his movie reviews.

The veteran NY Post critic shares his “best” hate mail via his blog, but he’s hardly one to gleefully feed …
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HiT DVD Review: ‘Blood Glacier’
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5 years ago

HiT DVD Review: ‘Blood Glacier’

The new DVD shows what happens when climate change shrinks the earth’s glaciers. Audiences are lulled to sleep by a preachy movie brimming with bargain basement effects.

The trouble starts with …
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‘Who You Gonna Call?’ EconPop Tackles ‘Ghostbusters’
5 years ago

‘Who You Gonna Call?’ EconPop Tackles ‘Ghostbusters’

By  •  Movies

“Ghostbusters” returns to theaters for its 30th anniversary today, and the folks at EconPop won’t let a reissue go to waste.

EconPop host Andrew Heaton describes how the classic comedy does …
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Top 5 Signs Pierce Brosnan Is the Next Liam Neeson
5 years ago

Top 5 Signs Pierce Brosnan Is the Next Liam Neeson

The erstwhile James Bond stars in “The November Man,” a spy thriller asking the 61-year-old to crack wise, kill bad people and present himself as an older, wiser action hero.


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HiT Review: ‘The Calling’
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5 years ago

HiT Review: ‘The Calling’

“The Calling,” opening in select cities today as well as on VOD services, offers more than yet another swipe at organized religion. It refuses cartoonish portraits in favor of an …
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HiT Review: ‘The Trip to Italy’
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5 years ago

HiT Review: ‘The Trip to Italy’

The film continues the conversation between British cutups Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, mimics eager to share their neuroses in a quasi-fictional setting.

How could a movie featuring two middle-aged …
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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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