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‘Parasite’ Has a Huge Optics Problem on Oscar Night
1 month ago

‘Parasite’ Has a Huge Optics Problem on Oscar Night

South Korean director Bong Joon Ho wields an ideological sledgehammer in “Parasite.” Again.

The director’s 2006 film “The Host” film warned about the fallout from environmental pollution. “Snowpiercer” suggested a …
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HiT’s 2019 Live Oscar Blog
11 months ago

HiT’s 2019 Live Oscar Blog

No host. No problem?

The 91th Academy Awards gala couldn’t find a star to guide the way. That’s part of a larger industry problem, one sure to make itself known …
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Golden Globes Hosts Vow No Trump Jokes (Right…)
1 year ago

Golden Globes Hosts Vow No Trump Jokes (Right…)

There are few things more grating than celebrities interviewing each other.

Media outlets often choose this approach. They cede their reportorial ground so that Star A and Star B can …
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Cannon: H’wood Must Apologize for Its Racist Past
1 year ago

Cannon: H’wood Must Apologize for Its Racist Past

Two can play this “Apology Game,” says rapper/actor Nick Cannon.

Cannon scored plenty of headlines by defending his friend, Kevin Hart, following his ouster as Oscar host due to homophobic …
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Cannon Shames H’Wood, Media on Hart’s Ouster
1 year ago

Cannon Shames H’Wood, Media on Hart’s Ouster

Kevin Hart didn’t jump. He was pushed.

The “Night School” star lived out his dream of hosting the Academy Awards for all of a day before the PC Police pulled …
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New Oscar Host Hart Attacked in Record Time
1 year ago

New Oscar Host Hart Attacked in Record Time

Kevin Hart had all of about five minutes to soak in the honor of being named the next Oscar host.

The fast-talking comic, whose film career remains red hot following …
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The Ugly Truth About Yet Another Oscar Ratings Debacle
2 years ago

The Ugly Truth About Yet Another Oscar Ratings Debacle

The “dog bites man” part of the annual Oscars telecast has arrived.

The Oscar ratings for Sunday’s show, in which “The Shape of Water” won Best Picture, sunk yet again. …
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HiT’s 2018 Live Oscar Blog
2 years ago

HiT’s 2018 Live Oscar Blog

The question at this year’s Academy Awards telecast isn’t, “will the evening take a political turn?”

Try, “just how far-left will the night go before the Best Picture statuette finds …
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5 Reasons Kimmel’s Oscars Will Go Hard Left (Again)
2 years ago

5 Reasons Kimmel’s Oscars Will Go Hard Left (Again)

Some stories you should regard with the proverbial grain of salt.

Case in point: News that “Red Sparrow” star Jennifer Lawrence will take a year off from acting to concentrate …
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Reminder: Politics Looms Large in Who Wins an Oscar
2 years ago

Reminder: Politics Looms Large in Who Wins an Oscar

The biggest snub from this year’s Academy Award nominations?

Al Gore’s climate change film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” failed to score a Best Documentary nomination. The 2006 original, …
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