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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘HalloweeNight’
2 weeks ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘HalloweeNight’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Selecting an appropriately poor title for the Night Of The Pumpkin can be a daunting task.

On Halloween night this year our “Disasters In The Making” show will feature a …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘The Banana Splits Movie’
1 month ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘The Banana Splits Movie’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

I’m sure there was a reason for transforming a 50-year-old kid’s show into an R-rated horror film.

I say this as a matter of faith, as I have yet …
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‘Running With The Devil’ (Sadly) Keeps Cage in Check
2 months ago

‘Running With The Devil’ (Sadly) Keeps Cage in Check

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Plenty of pieces appear in place for Nicolas Cage’s “Running With the Devil.”

The plot centers on drug cartels, always a timely topic. Plus, a cast of “name” stars support Cage, …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘The Vanishing’ (2019)
3 months ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘The Vanishing’ (2019)

By  •  Reviews, Movies

A number of entertainment writers banded together this month to celebrate the career of Scottish thespian Gerard Butler.

(Check out the hashtag #ButlerFest for some of the fun.)

His latest …
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‘Tone-Deaf’ Offers a Rare Break from Horror Tropes
3 months ago

‘Tone-Deaf’ Offers a Rare Break from Horror Tropes

By  •  Reviews, Movies

One of the bigger challenges facing most horror films is finding a departure from convention.

Even when coming up with an original concept most horror producers/directors lapse into the tropes …
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HiT Autopsy: Matthew Broderick’s ‘Godzilla’ (1998)
5 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’
6 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
9 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’
9 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’
11 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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