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‘Saturday Night Live’ on Obama: Too Little, Too Late
3 years ago

‘Saturday Night Live’ on Obama: Too Little, Too Late

By  •  TV, Opinion

For nearly six years the venerable sketch show failed to comedically vet President Barack Obama as it has presidents starting with Gerald Ford.

Perhaps Obama’s sinking poll numbers provided the …
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Is Russell Brand the New Michael Moore?
3 years ago

Is Russell Brand the New Michael Moore?

The filmmaker hasn’t made a movie since 2009’s “Capitalism: A Love Story.” That’s a long five years for the left’s most conspicuous storyteller.

These days, Moore appears content to dole out …
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The HiT List: The Diversity Edition
3 years ago

The HiT List: The Diversity Edition

The “Birdman” star says being green meant missing out on the finer things in an actor’s life.

“I wanted more diversity. I sort of chose to continue on …
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Is ‘Interstellar’ Hollywood’s Biggest Global Warming Movie?
3 years ago

Is ‘Interstellar’ Hollywood’s Biggest Global Warming Movie?

Any film by the “The Dark Knight” auteur is an event. He’s also cagey about the details of his work, keeping stories secret until close to the release date. In an …
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Is America Ready for ‘Dear White People?’
3 years ago

Is America Ready for ‘Dear White People?’

Lee’s 1989 classic made us confront race in ways that couldn’t be avoided.

“Dear White People” should repeat that film’s repercussions… and then some. But is the nation ready to …
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Director Jason Reitman’s Fall as Fast as His Rise
3 years ago

Director Jason Reitman’s Fall as Fast as His Rise

Director Jason Reitman, son of comic mastermind Ivan Reitman (“Ghostbusters”), delivered a triple play of features few directors could equal out of the gate.

Then Hollywood’s law of physics kicked in. “Young Adult.” “Labor …
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In Praise of Harvey Weinstein’s Bipartisan Turn
3 years ago

In Praise of Harvey Weinstein’s Bipartisan Turn

He recently vowed to crush the NRA with a feature film to star Meryl Streep, and he opened his wallet repeatedly to support President Barack Obama’s two presidential runs.

That …
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How ‘Mr. Smith’s’ Beltway Battle Mirrored Christ’s Crucifixion
3 years ago

How ‘Mr. Smith’s’ Beltway Battle Mirrored Christ’s Crucifixion

Mr. Jefferson Smith (Jimmy Stewart, classic Hollywood Everyman) is small-town hero chosen to fill a vacated senate seat for a couple of months before elections.

The corrupt political machine that …
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Four Reasons Why Fact Checkers Spare Celebrities
3 years ago

Four Reasons Why Fact Checkers Spare Celebrities

It’s false.

Not only does the National Institutes of Health have enough money to study origami-themed condoms, the sexual patterns of fruit flies and whether chimpanzees are right or left handed, …
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5 Reasons ‘Saturday Night Live’ No Longer Matters
3 years ago

5 Reasons ‘Saturday Night Live’ No Longer Matters

The media routinely pounced on the NBC program whenever a new cast failed to ignite our interest, or the ratings suffered a temporary dip.

“SNL” always rose from the dead, …
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