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HiT Rewind: ‘Pontypool’ (2008)
5 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘Pontypool’ (2008)

The movie requires nothing more than a radio station set and a gravelly voiced star who sets the mood long before the zombies strike.

 

Stephen McHattie stars as Grant …
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HiT Rewind: ‘Cape Fear’ (1991)
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HiT Rewind: ‘Cape Fear’ (1991)

For every disaster (“Psycho”) and disappointment (“Fright Night”) there’s a “Cape Fear,” a wholly refreshing reboot of the original blueprint.

It helps to have Robert De Niro as the peak …
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HiT Rewind: ‘Team America: World Police’ (2004)
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HiT Rewind: ‘Team America: World Police’ (2004)

“Team America: World Police” still stands as the only comedy to mock jingoistic country crooners AND self-important actors. And Trey Parker and Matt Stone do it all via marionettes, a …
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HiT Rewind: ‘Last Chance Harvey’ (2008)
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HiT Rewind: ‘Last Chance Harvey’ (2008)

Hollywood doesn’t do many favors for actors north of 60, let alone 70.

The 2008 film “Last Chance Harvey” is a minor miracle for two reasons. It lets Hoffman shine …
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HiT Rewind: ‘Harry Brown’ (2009)
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HiT Rewind: ‘Harry Brown’ (2009)

Everything else is just a bonus, which is why casting Michael Caine in “Harry Brown” instantly elevates the material beyond mere pulp.

Caine, hovering in his late 70s, is an …
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HiT Rewind: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ (1984)
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HiT Rewind: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ (1984)

Writer/director Wes Craven knows a little something about what makes us squirm – suspense being at the top of a long list of qualities M.I.A. in that ill-rated remake.

Craven’s …
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HiT Rewind: ‘Jennifer’s Body’ (2009)
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HiT Rewind: ‘Jennifer’s Body’ (2009)

The same can’t be said for the horror comedy “Jennifer’s Body,” penned by Oscar winner Diablo Cody.

The celebrated screenwriter wisely deflates much of the pressure associated with her first …
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HiT Rewind: ‘Contagion’ (2011)
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HiT Rewind: ‘Contagion’ (2011)

So where are the thrills, the chases and the heart-stopping revelations that usually accompany this doomsday scenario? And why can’t Soderbergh, an Oscar winner himself for the 2000 film “Traffic,” …
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HiT Rewind: ‘Fletch’ (1985)
5 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘Fletch’ (1985)

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The ’80s boasted some of the better comic actors in modern times, from an in-his-prime Eddie Murphy to rising star Robin Williams.

Films from the era often asked too much …
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Hit Rewind: ‘The War of the Roses’ (1989)
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Hit Rewind: ‘The War of the Roses’ (1989)

His debut feature, “Throw Momma From the Train,” showed his peculiar bent for bleak comedy.

But that was merely the appetizer for the main course, a spicy dish dubbed “The …
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