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‘Front Runner’ Savages Media, Hart’s Hefty Ego
3 weeks ago

‘Front Runner’ Savages Media, Hart’s Hefty Ego

“The Front Runner” makes its closing argument early and spends the rest of the movie embellishing it.

Journalists shouldn’t dig through a politician’s trash to uncover the worst elements of …
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How ‘Greatest Showman’ Is Crushing Conventional Wisdom
11 months ago

How ‘Greatest Showman’ Is Crushing Conventional Wisdom

Movies live or die by their opening weekend grosses. Or so the not-so-old saw goes.

If a blockbuster wannabe doesn’t connect with audiences right away its chances of doing so …
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‘Greatest Showman’ Caters to Red and Blue State Whims
12 months ago

‘Greatest Showman’ Caters to Red and Blue State Whims

Hugh Jackman makes a living playing a rage mutant with nasty claws. At heart, he’s a showman from the Mickey Rooney school of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

He couldn’t find a …
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HiT Reviews: ‘Logan,’ ‘Before I Fall’
2 years ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Logan,’ ‘Before I Fall’

For years Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine had an A-Team problem.

Remember that ’80s TV “classic?” Our antiheroes would fire a dozen rounds at the bad guys but few actually got hurt. …
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Revealed: The Comic Book Source Behind ‘Logan’
2 years ago

Revealed: The Comic Book Source Behind ‘Logan’

One more “snikt” for old times.

When Hugh Jackman agreed to his final X-Men movie before sheathing his adamantium claws forever, the actor chose a story based on one of …
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‘Eagle’ Director: I Won’t Mock Last-Place Olympian
3 years ago

‘Eagle’ Director: I Won’t Mock Last-Place Olympian

Yes, the man known as Eddie the Eagle wasn’t elegant or even accomplished during the 1988 Olympic Games. He posed no threat to his fellow athletes, most of whom could …
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‘Eagle’ Gives Perfect Excuse for Following Formula
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3 years ago

‘Eagle’ Gives Perfect Excuse for Following Formula

So what? It’s endlessly charming, much like the real Eddie himself. It’s inspired by a story too wacky not to be true. And, when the filmmakers kept stacking the odds against …
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