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Disney Wrecks Its Brand with ‘Ralph’ Sequel
22 hours ago

Disney Wrecks Its Brand with ‘Ralph’ Sequel

Disney’s “Wreck-It-Ralph” told us the “bad guy” was not really “bad” just because he did bad things in his video game.

That’s similar to how the Mouse House reframed the …
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‘Instant Family’ Connects with Foster Care World
3 weeks ago

‘Instant Family’ Connects with Foster Care World

Foster care professionals proved the essential critics for director Sean Anders’ “Instant Family.”

Anders’ new film stars Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as a couple adopting three siblings from the …
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How ‘Tourist Trap’ Got Even Creepier Over Time
4 weeks ago

How ‘Tourist Trap’ Got Even Creepier Over Time

If you love horror classics that strike a balance between familiar formulas and fresh scares, then “Tourist Trap” deserves a spot on your must-see list.

Originally released in 1979, there’s …
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‘Hood 2’ Ties Trumpian Figure to Emmitt Till
2 months ago

‘Hood 2’ Ties Trumpian Figure to Emmitt Till

The villainous pol at the heart of “Tales from the Hood 2” looks nothing like President Donald Trump.

His white hair and generous mustache evoke Colonel Sanders more than the …
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How Silence Helps Air Supply Pen Love Songs
2 months ago

How Silence Helps Air Supply Pen Love Songs

Graham Russell was an Australian singer trying to break into music in 1975 when he joined the Sydney-based chorus of a “Jesus Christ Superstar” production.

Knowing no one else in …
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Roseanne Banned, Nasty Tom Arnold Thrives
2 months ago

Roseanne Banned, Nasty Tom Arnold Thrives

Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold made a curious couple back in the 1980s. 

She rocketed to fame with her self-titled show, “Roseanne.” The then-unknown Arnold worked on the series, fell …
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Kanye West Taught ‘SNL,’ Hollywood a Huge Lesson
2 months ago

Kanye West Taught ‘SNL,’ Hollywood a Huge Lesson

Kanye West took over “Saturday Night Live” in more ways than one.

The celebrated rapper performed three songs during the Sept 29 telecast, one more than most musical guests sing. …
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Austin’s Fantastic Fest Cannot Be Contained
3 months ago

Austin’s Fantastic Fest Cannot Be Contained

For 13 years Fantastic Fest has been bringing chaos and insane cinema to Austin as the largest genre film festival in the world.

Last year, the festival invaded Brooklyn, San …
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HiT Episode No. 78 – Joe Bob Briggs (‘Last Drive-In’)
5 months ago

HiT Episode No. 78 – Joe Bob Briggs (‘Last Drive-In’)

Joe Bob Briggs understood the beauty of binge watching long before Netflix made the term hip.

The long, tall Texan with a taste for B-movies has hosted movie marathons over …
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Does Canon Still Count in Our Franchise-Obsessed Age?
6 months ago

Does Canon Still Count in Our Franchise-Obsessed Age?

Michael Myers is back, and he’s wielding more than a big knife this time around.

He’s using a huge eraser to wipe out his own cinematic history.

Our first look …
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