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Is Atwood’s ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ a Trumpian Prophecy?
2 years ago

Is Atwood’s ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ a Trumpian Prophecy?

In 2012, I had the great privilege of meeting author Margaret Atwood.

She was visiting Colorado College, giving a speech and promoting her novel, “The Year of the Flood.” She …
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Hollywood Goes Zapruder with Best Picture Snafu
2 years ago

Hollywood Goes Zapruder with Best Picture Snafu

A disaster of epic proportions happened at the 89th Academy Awards.

The production team behind “La La Land” took the stage, collected trophies and starting thanking people for “winning” the …
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How ‘Founder’ Antihero Differs from President Trump
2 years ago

How ‘Founder’ Antihero Differs from President Trump

Nearly everyone in America has eaten at a McDonald’s restaurant at least once.

The world’s largest restaurant chain has well over 14,000 locations in the United States alone, and nearly …
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Far Left ‘Captain Fantastic’ Packs Universal Punch
3 years ago

Far Left ‘Captain Fantastic’ Packs Universal Punch

The brainchild of writer/director Matt Ross (antagonist Gavin Belson on HBO’s “Silicon Valley”), “Captain Fantastic (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD)” tells the story of Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) who …
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‘Cool as Ice’ at 25: So Awful It’s Perfect
3 years ago

‘Cool as Ice’ at 25: So Awful It’s Perfect

In the fall of 1991, the film debut of rap superstar Vanilla Ice sported a flashy audio spot. The ad showcased the film’s music and a few choice sound bites …
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The HiT List: Superhero Safe Spaces?
3 years ago

The HiT List: Superhero Safe Spaces?

Billboards for the new “X-Men: Apocalypse” film featured Mystique, played by box office superstar Jennifer Lawrence, being choked by the title villain. It’s an image that evokes danger, excitement and …
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HiT Radio: Like This Movie … Or You’re Sexist
3 years ago

HiT Radio: Like This Movie … Or You’re Sexist

The trailer in question? “Ghostbusters,” the all-female reboot of the beloved 1984 comedy. That gender switch means disliking a bland, poorly assembled trailer is no longer a spot observation. It’s …
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Film Programmer: Death of Indie Movies Exaggerated
5 years ago

Film Programmer: Death of Indie Movies Exaggerated

Nuxoll, the New York group’s program director, acknowledges it’s harder for some independent filmmakers to financially stay afloat today. The film niche thrives all the same, superheroes and FX-heavy franchises …
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EconPop Goes ‘Back to School’ for College vs. Reality Battle
5 years ago

EconPop Goes ‘Back to School’ for College vs. Reality Battle

Ah, Rodney Dangerfield in “Back to School.” is there anything that 1986 comedy classic didn’t teach us?

It’s why Professor Andrew Heaton of EconPop U chose Dangerfield’s film for his …
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