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Audiences Cheer Racial Harmony, Reject ‘Vice’
3 weeks ago

Audiences Cheer Racial Harmony, Reject ‘Vice’

That so-called Oscar bounce isn’t what it used to be.

Each year, movies enjoy a boost in ticket sales from the annual Academy Award nominations. The films’ marketing teams slap …
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HiT Episode No. 103 – Mike Lindell (‘Unplanned’)
3 weeks ago

HiT Episode No. 103 – Mike Lindell (‘Unplanned’)

Many Hollywood denizens knew from an early age they wanted to make movies for a living.

Not Mike Lindell.

The entrepreneur behind MyPillow didn’t set out to conquer Hollywood, or …
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‘Kid Who Would Be King’ Packs Conservative Punch
3 weeks ago

‘Kid Who Would Be King’ Packs Conservative Punch

Today’s filmmakers routinely inject progressive messages into their product.

Sometimes it’s as overt as “Vice,” a movie dedicated to destroying the GOP.

It also can be infinitely more subtle. Look …
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‘Serenity’ Kicks of Worst of 2019 Race
3 weeks ago

‘Serenity’ Kicks of Worst of 2019 Race

If you’ve seen the trailer for “Serenity” you might think you know what to expect.

Not even close.

The term “bait and switch” rushes to mind. Then again, put yourself …
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‘Drunk History’ Pushes Gun Control Propaganda
4 weeks ago

‘Drunk History’ Pushes Gun Control Propaganda

Comedy Central is the DNC’s best friend.

That’s been true for some time, unofficially starting with the rise of Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show.” The channel offers plenty of programming …
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The Blinding Whiteness of Judd Apatow, Inc.
4 weeks ago

The Blinding Whiteness of Judd Apatow, Inc.

Judd Apatow wants to do his part for racial healing.

The comic maestro behind “Knocked Up,” “Crashing” and other projects will take part in a livestreaming Q&A Jan. 22. The …
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‘Doc Strange’ Director: Trump Fans ‘Straight-Up Racist’
4 weeks ago

‘Doc Strange’ Director: Trump Fans ‘Straight-Up Racist’

The director of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise lost the gig after his old pedophilia jokes surfaced.

Disney reluctantly fired James Gunn, and the studio is now searching for …
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Is This Why Judd Apatow Bows to the PC Police?
4 weeks ago

Is This Why Judd Apatow Bows to the PC Police?

Judd Apatow went from middling stand-up to Hollywood’s unofficial king of comedy.

Films like “Knocked Up,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Superbad” cemented his status as the industry’s comedy powerhouse. His …
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HiT Episode No. 102 – Ted Balaker (‘Little Pink House’)
4 weeks ago

HiT Episode No. 102 – Ted Balaker (‘Little Pink House’)

Ted Balaker’s most recent film could be described as a “message” movie.

That’s not the way he envisioned it.

Yes, frustration over Susette Kelo’s story sparked “Little Pink House,” a …
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That Shocking ‘Glass’ Reveal Is a Big, Fat Nothing
4 weeks ago

That Shocking ‘Glass’ Reveal Is a Big, Fat Nothing

M. Night Shyamalan hit a pop culture nerve with “Unbreakable.”

Few filmmakers took comic book movies seriously back in 2000. An even smaller group dropped these figures into the real …
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