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Why So Many Stars Wanted in on ‘Sharknado 4’
3 years ago

Why So Many Stars Wanted in on ‘Sharknado 4’

With scenery chewing that rivals the titular predators, a tidal wave of cameos and rising risible scenarios, the “Sharknado” films have created deep passions.

While stars Ian Ziering …
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How Fandom Can Drive You To the Poor House
3 years ago

How Fandom Can Drive You To the Poor House

It’s not only the time invested in watching the shows/movies, but also the costs associated with buying T-shirts, pins, autographs or other memorabilia.

However, fans can run into some unexpectedly …
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Comic Con Previews: Hollywood’s Conservative Side
3 years ago

Comic Con Previews: Hollywood’s Conservative Side

And, as was the case this week, another case of Hollywood deja vu.

Three of the shows in Wednesday’s Comic Con previews — “Time After Time,” “Lethal Weapon” and “Frequency” — …
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How Garry Marshall Made Movie PR Magical
3 years ago

How Garry Marshall Made Movie PR Magical

It was 2001, and I was a publicist working for a PR firm in Washington, D.C. My firm specialized in “entertainment promotions.” Movie studios and stars like Marshall, who died …
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Hollywood Rejects Wisdom at Its Own Peril
3 years ago

Hollywood Rejects Wisdom at Its Own Peril

Dann helped create such NBC hits as “Meet the Press,” “Today” and “Tonight” and later, at CBS, successfully shepherded “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “The Carol Burnett Show,” …
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How Hating ‘Preacher’ Inspired ‘Mortal’ Response
3 years ago

How Hating ‘Preacher’ Inspired ‘Mortal’ Response

I look at “Preacher” in a different light.

It inspired me to write “MORTAL GODS: IGNITION,” a book about the exploits of superhuman individuals in a real-world setting.


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Why Silent Film Is Equal to Sound Movies
4 years ago

Why Silent Film Is Equal to Sound Movies

Silent film is art. At its best – which is as good as any art – silent film awakens and stirs people intellectually and emotionally.

Director D.W. Griffith supposedly said …
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‘High Strung’ Trips Over Its Own Feet
4 years ago

‘High Strung’ Trips Over Its Own Feet

I can get swept away by the choreography and put up with a lot of silliness for a good dance film. After all, some of the best ones are fundamentally …
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‘Nexus’ Author: Comic Books’ Conservative Roots
4 years ago

‘Nexus’ Author: Comic Books’ Conservative Roots

If men were benign there would be no need for superheroes.

Life was simpler in 1939 when Bob Kane and Bill Finger created Batman. Batman’s motivation, like that of so …
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Flanery’s ‘Jane Two’ Will Make Grown Men Cry
4 years ago

Flanery’s ‘Jane Two’ Will Make Grown Men Cry

You can tell a lot about a man when he thinks no one is watching him.

I was there on the set of “The Boondock Saints” years ago, watching Flanery work, …
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