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What Really Makes a Hero (Hint: It’s Not the Tights)
4 years ago

What Really Makes a Hero (Hint: It’s Not the Tights)

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What if Superman didn’t want to be a hero?

He didn’t have to be, you know. He could’ve been a doctor (and saved ever so much money on X-ray machines) …
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Why Nicholas Sparks Movies Matter in 2015
5 years ago

Why Nicholas Sparks Movies Matter in 2015

The former rom-com star feasted on wildly improbably plot lines, witness the title alone of 2003’s “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.”

Sparks’ stories are different. They’re sweet, …
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Five Lessons from ‘Furious 7’s’ Box Office Bonanza
5 years ago

Five Lessons from ‘Furious 7’s’ Box Office Bonanza

Yet the sequel’s gargantuan haul – $147.2 million domestically – still took some by surprise.

After all, a franchise that started as a Velveeta cheese-worthy romp is suddenly more dominant …
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Why Trevor Noah’s Twitter Troubles Matter
5 years ago

Why Trevor Noah’s Twitter Troubles Matter

And most often, when a comedy routine features controversial jokes, it doesn’t make international news. But this week, Trevor Noah’s tweets were heard around the world, raising concern about “The Daily …
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Why Bill Maher, Jason Biggs Avoided Trevor Noah’s Vetting
5 years ago

Why Bill Maher, Jason Biggs Avoided Trevor Noah’s Vetting

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The South African comic took some heat immediately after getting the gig earlier this week. Social media users scoured his past tweets, finding a number of jokes targeting women and …
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Why Fantasy Films Matter More than Ever
5 years ago

Why Fantasy Films Matter More than Ever

The short answer for me would be “yes.” I would be perfectly happy to give that simple answer and stroll off into the sunset, whistling “The Greatest Adventure” from the …
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’80s Redux: Why New Wave Music Mattered
5 years ago

’80s Redux: Why New Wave Music Mattered

If you live long enough, I guess it’s something you have to face: at some point the music of your youth will be considered “cool” again and people will walk, …
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Why ‘Bates Motel’ Enhances, Expands on ‘Psycho’ Legend
5 years ago

Why ‘Bates Motel’ Enhances, Expands on ‘Psycho’ Legend

Annual viewings in either my film classes or on my own only solidified my deep infatuation with it. The story of the American Dream, gone horribly wrong, as embodied by …
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Sean Penn Shoots Mouth Off, Latest Film Tanks
5 years ago

Sean Penn Shoots Mouth Off, Latest Film Tanks

Penn’s new film, “The Gunman,” is expected to pull in less than $6 million in its opening frame, a far cry from what a typical Neeson movie hauls in. It’s also …
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Should Stars Apologize for ‘Hands Up’ Ferguson Lie?
5 years ago

Should Stars Apologize for ‘Hands Up’ Ferguson Lie?

Nelly. The cast of “Selma.” Pharrell. Beyonce. Jay Z. They all protested Brown’s death after an altercation with police officer Darren Wilson by striking the now famous “hands up” pose. …
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