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Industry News

Were living through seismic shifts in the entertainment industry. And while many readers may not care about Producer X and Executive Y, tracking the latest industry shifts could very well impact the content entering your home in the near future.

Duranty Awards Slam ‘Trumbo’ for Stalin Whitewash
4 years ago

Duranty Awards Slam ‘Trumbo’ for Stalin Whitewash

Not only did the film fail to win an Oscar, but it picked up a dubious honor for its interpretation of the facts.

The first annual Duranty Awards singled out the Bryan …
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HiT’s 2016 Live Oscar Blog
4 years ago

HiT’s 2016 Live Oscar Blog

The 2016 Oscars ceremony is about to start, and HiT will be there every agonizing step of the way. The jokes. The surprises. And, most likely, the guilt-ridden nods to …
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Trump Effect? ‘Civil War’ Star Slams ‘Batman v. Stupidman’
4 years ago

Trump Effect? ‘Civil War’ Star Slams ‘Batman v. Stupidman’

Call it the Donald Trump effect?

With tentpole projects coming out this year – in DC’s case launching a new “Justice League” franchise, in Marvel’s continuing the Captain America and …
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Ferris Fest To Toast 30 Years of ‘Bueller’
4 years ago

Ferris Fest To Toast 30 Years of ‘Bueller’

John Hughes created some of that decade’s most memorable roles. We loved Duckie, Bender and Long Duk Dong. Does anyone stand taller, though, than Matthew Broderick’s rule-snapping Ferris Bueller?

We’ll …
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Wilmore’s ‘Nightly Show’ Is a Disaster. Here’s Why
4 years ago

Wilmore’s ‘Nightly Show’ Is a Disaster. Here’s Why

Wilmore took over Colbert’s Comedy Central time slot last year when Colbert assumed David Letterman’s “Late Show” throne.

Now, Wilmore’s “The Nightly Show” has lost 55 percent of Colbert’s audience …
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Forbes Frets ‘Deadpool’ Means More Movies for White Teens
4 years ago

Forbes Frets ‘Deadpool’ Means More Movies for White Teens

The R-rated superhero smash features circus-like sex, limb-splitting action and jokes so raw they’d make Lisa Lampanelli blush.

None of that bothers Forbes.com film industry contributor Scott Mendelson. He fears Hollywood …
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Did Twitter Silence Adam Baldwin? **Updated**
4 years ago

Did Twitter Silence Adam Baldwin? **Updated**

That is, he shared his views on Twitter.

The “Last Ship” and “Firefly” veteran’s Twitter account appears to be locked today. Visit his Twitter page and users can see just one …
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How Smitty’s Cinema Beats the Odds
4 years ago

How Smitty’s Cinema Beats the Odds

Some smaller theater chains are showing just how valuable a night out at the movies can be. Alamo Drafthouse’s success proves audiences hunger for unique, big-screen events.

Alamo fosters loyalty in …
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Director: Today’s PC Police Would Cuff Lenny Bruce
4 years ago

Director: Today’s PC Police Would Cuff Lenny Bruce

“It’s a sign of a being a grown up to laugh at something you don’t agree with,” Balaker says.

By his definition, we’re running dangerously low on grown ups.

Balaker’s …
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Hollywood Celebrities Ignore History, Slam Cruz and Rubio
4 years ago

Hollywood Celebrities Ignore History, Slam Cruz and Rubio

That history-making fact doesn’t matter to many in Hollywood. They want citizens to vote against the GOP, no matter the candidate’s ethnicity. That goes even for Latino celebrities.

Much was …
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