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HiT ‘cast 135: Artist John Rivoli (Rivoli Design Group)
2 weeks ago

HiT ‘cast 135: Artist John Rivoli (Rivoli Design Group)

Your humble host had a very different career path in mind during the early 1990s.

I studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, hoping to leverage my Marvel Comics addiction …
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‘Joker’ Director: Woke Culture Killed Movie Comedies
3 weeks ago

‘Joker’ Director: Woke Culture Killed Movie Comedies

Director Todd Phillips hasn’t said as much, but you can imagine him thinking it.

His “Hangover” trilogy wouldn’t fly in 2019.

A dude bro comedy featuring four straight white males? …
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Columbia Journalism Review Targets White Male Critics
2 months ago

Columbia Journalism Review Targets White Male Critics

Did you know Rotten Tomatoes is both biased and broken?

This reader sure didn’t. In fact, HiT reviews regularly appear on the aggregator site, a destination which earns north of …
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Why Ripley in ‘Aliens’ Is the Ultimate Anti-Mary Sue
2 months ago

Why Ripley in ‘Aliens’ Is the Ultimate Anti-Mary Sue

Few science fiction films have aged as gracefully as 1979’s “Alien.”

The special effects, the monster makeup and even the anti-corporate jabs seem as fresh today as they  were back …
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Why Celebrities’ Boycott Fever Might Haunt Hollywood
2 months ago

Why Celebrities’ Boycott Fever Might Haunt Hollywood

The man who gives Olaf the snowman his voice has the sads.

Josh Gad is a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan, but he’s having second thoughts about his gridiron passion.

Did …
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7 Huge Questions Remain Following ‘The Hunt’s’ Demise
2 months ago

7 Huge Questions Remain Following ‘The Hunt’s’ Demise

We may never know how inflammatory “The Hunt” truly is.

Or was.

Universal just yanked “The Hunt” from its Sept. 27 release date without a syllable about its future. The …
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Why Baldwin’s ‘The Shadow’ Was Decades Ahead of Its Time
3 months ago

Why Baldwin’s ‘The Shadow’ Was Decades Ahead of Its Time

The Shadow, a superhero with the ability to “cloud men’s minds,” was an odd sell for the summer of 1994.

Opening after the likes of “The Flintstones,” “Speed,” “The Lion …
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How Carr’s ‘True Believer’ Connects to Real Military Veterans
3 months ago

How Carr’s ‘True Believer’ Connects to Real Military Veterans

To say Jack Carr is a unique novelist might be the understatement of the year.

A former Navy SEAL, the author could be the subject of his own series of …
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Watch These Kevin Smith Films Before ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’
3 months ago

Watch These Kevin Smith Films Before ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’

If only Hollywood was filled with a hundred more Kevin Smiths.

The “Clerks” director has his haters, but he never seems to take that seriously. He’s too busy talking up …
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HiT ‘cast Episode No. 125 – Mike Baron (Nexus, The Badger)
3 months ago

HiT ‘cast Episode No. 125 – Mike Baron (Nexus, The Badger)

Mike Baron started writing comic books decades ago, and he has the fan following to prove it.

Devoted readers have followed the adventures of both Nexus and The Badger, just …
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