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HiT Autopsy: Matthew Broderick’s ‘Godzilla’ (1998)
2 months ago

HiT Autopsy: Matthew Broderick’s ‘Godzilla’ (1998)

By  •  Reviews, Movies

With a new “Godzilla” in theaters we delve into a past iteration, the misbegotten 1998 version directed by Roland Emmerich.

Sony went through a number of prospective directors before Rollie-E …
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DVD Autopsy – ‘Serenity’
3 months ago

DVD Autopsy – ‘Serenity’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

One of the common complaints about Hollywood is the lack of original stories.

So when bold and original ideas come along they’re usually celebrated. That didn’t happen with “Serenity” and for …
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‘Green Book’ Exposes Hollywood’s Race Relations Rift
6 months ago

‘Green Book’ Exposes Hollywood’s Race Relations Rift

Sunday’s announcement of “Green Book” as 2018’s Best Picture winner at the Oscars led to some drama.

Director Spike Lee – who had won previously that night for “BlacKkKlansman’s” screenplay …
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DVD Autopsy: ‘Speed Kills’
6 months ago

DVD Autopsy: ‘Speed Kills’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

John Travolta as a speed boat racer mixed up in the drug trade? You have my attention.

Make it based on the life of South Florida boating titan Don Aronow, …
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Christmas DVD Autopsy: ‘Jingle All The Way’
8 months ago

Christmas DVD Autopsy: ‘Jingle All The Way’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The commercialization of the holidays is a common theme in movies.

A less common theme? Inadvertently celebrating that commercialization. “Jingle All the Way,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad, tried to …
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DVD Autopsy: ‘Hotel Artemis’
9 months ago

DVD Autopsy: ‘Hotel Artemis’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

It’s not always with eager anticipation that I carve into a film’s corpse.

On occasion it can be a title I had either anticipated, or at least hoped, would be …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’
12 months ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The arcade game “Rampage” proved a guilty pleasure for the quarter-poppers of its era.

The ’80s game let you be one of three mutated creatures who destroyed buildings, blew up …
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‘Hell and Back’ Shows the Man Behind the Mask
1 year ago

‘Hell and Back’ Shows the Man Behind the Mask

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The man known as the embodiment of Jason Voorhees makes for an interesting subject.

Appropriately released on Friday the 13th, “To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story” follows the …
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DVD Autopsy: ‘The Hurricane Heist’
1 year ago

DVD Autopsy: ‘The Hurricane Heist’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Action movies demand a certain level of forgiveness.

Sometimes you can overlook violations of physical law or engineering anomalies as long as they service the story. But what to do …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Deep Blue Sea 2’
1 year ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Deep Blue Sea 2’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

In 1999 a bloated action piece of shark frenzy was released on our shores.

Despite a number of factors stacked against it (high-concept premise, tired genre, Renny Harlin directing) “Deep …
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