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Interviews

Your average celebrity is bombarded by the same inane questions on the promotional circuit. Hollywood in Toto won’t settle for cookie cutter questions. The result: Engaging interviews you won’t find anywhere else.

‘They’re Watching’ Team Makes Us Wait for the Horror
2 years ago

‘They’re Watching’ Team Makes Us Wait for the Horror

It’s why Wright is glad he was in his mid-40s when he directed his first live action film, the horror romp “They’re Watching,” with frequent collaborator Jay Lender.

“Earlier in …
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Jo Koy: My Inspirations Couldn’t Exist Today
2 years ago

Jo Koy: My Inspirations Couldn’t Exist Today

Jo Koy could have taken what he calls the “Asian comedy route.”

The half-Filipino stand-up knew Asian audiences would lap up tales of his Filipino mother. Instead, Koy embraced black-themed …
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How to Make the Most of Your Kids’ Screen Time
2 years ago

How to Make the Most of Your Kids’ Screen Time

A catch phrase. A hummable tune. An expletive.

Young viewers also come away with a sense of the choices characters make that set them apart. It’s why Common Sense Media …
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‘Persona Non Grata’ Tells Story Hollywood Couldn’t
2 years ago

‘Persona Non Grata’ Tells Story Hollywood Couldn’t

The man dubbed the “Japanese Schindler” for saving 6,000 Jewish lives during World War II seems like Hollywood catnip.

“It faced the same kind of problem people had with ‘Memoirs …
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‘Miracles’ Author Learns Hard Hollywood Truth
2 years ago

‘Miracles’ Author Learns Hard Hollywood Truth

“I didn’t appreciate how rare that is until someone said, ‘you know, it’s not normally like this. It’s different in Hollywood,’” Beam recalls.

“Miracles” is based on Beam’s …
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How Disney Channels Its Inner Three Stooges
2 years ago

How Disney Channels Its Inner Three Stooges

Lehtomaki, an animation supervisor with Disney, says her colleagues analyze every gesture their characters make. If that means studying Buster Keaton or The Three Stooges, so be it. Sometimes Lehtomaki …
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Pianist Puts Spotlight on Traveling Bosendorfer
2 years ago

Pianist Puts Spotlight on Traveling Bosendorfer

Does Yo-Yo Ma lend out his cello? Did B.B. King ever send Lucille on dates with other guitarists?

Twin Cities multi-platinum recording artist Steven C Anderson is celebrating the 20th …
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‘Eagle’ Director: I Won’t Mock Last-Place Olympian
2 years ago

‘Eagle’ Director: I Won’t Mock Last-Place Olympian

Yes, the man known as Eddie the Eagle wasn’t elegant or even accomplished during the 1988 Olympic Games. He posed no threat to his fellow athletes, most of whom could …
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‘Paxton Murray’ Mocks D.C. Liberals
2 years ago

‘Paxton Murray’ Mocks D.C. Liberals

The new online comic follows the D.C. adventures of two right-leaning consultants facing the current political headwinds. HiT reached out to “Paxton Murray” creator Brannon Nelson to learn what inspired the …
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Program Helps Hollywood Fuse Old, New FX
2 years ago

Program Helps Hollywood Fuse Old, New FX

No, not the digitally-created Jedi from the “Star Wars” prequels. The felt and foam version introduced in 1980’s “The Empire Strikes Back.”

Scott’s friend watched the “Star Wars” saga in chronological …
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