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Meet the Other Side of Movie Star Dennis Quaid
1 year ago

Meet the Other Side of Movie Star Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid has brought a lovably roguish charm to the big and small screen for the past 40 years.

Think “The Right Stuff,” “Innerspace” and “Great Balls of Fire” to …
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Reagan Honors Hollywood’s Bravest with ‘Walkway’ Memorial
1 year ago

Reagan Honors Hollywood’s Bravest with ‘Walkway’ Memorial

Hollywood rose up during the Iraq War to criticize America’s involvement in the region, savaging President George W. Bush in the process.

Think movies like “In the Valley of Elah,” …
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The 1 Way ‘Laugh-In’ Crushes Today’s Political Humor
2 years ago

The 1 Way ‘Laugh-In’ Crushes Today’s Political Humor

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Suffice to say “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” would be problematic today.

The kitchen sink comedy never held back on a joke. Politics. Religion. Sex. The merry pranksters summoned as many …
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How ‘Red Dawn’ Perfectly Captures ’80s-Era Fear
3 years ago

How ‘Red Dawn’ Perfectly Captures ’80s-Era Fear

By  •  Reviews, Movies

When young people ask me what I remember about the ’80s, my stock answer is that it was a lot fun but kind of scary.

The latter part comes from …
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Is ‘Graves’ Hollywood’s Nastiest GOP Attack Yet?
3 years ago

Is ‘Graves’ Hollywood’s Nastiest GOP Attack Yet?

HBO repeatedly torches its national figures. Remember how “Game Change” and “Confirmation” tarnished Sarah Palin and Clarence Thomas, respectively?

A-listers gather every four years to smite GOP candidates and swoon over …
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Producer: Why Faith Movies Must Go Mainstream
3 years ago

Producer: Why Faith Movies Must Go Mainstream

“He lived so many lives, had so many careers. Each one could be its own movie,” says Joseph, the producer on the upcoming Ronald Reagan biopic.

It’s why the project’s …
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Mag Whitewashes Reagan Alzheimer’s Comedy
4 years ago

Mag Whitewashes Reagan Alzheimer’s Comedy

Will Ferrell recently signed on to star and produce “Reagan,” a political satire featuring the 40th president.

The comic conceit? Reagan is suffering from dementia during his second term. It’s …
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That ‘Reagan’ Script? 100 Percent Offensive
4 years ago

That ‘Reagan’ Script? 100 Percent Offensive

Just ask Mel Brooks, the man who gave us “Springtime for Hitler” in the 1967 comedy “The Producers.”

What about a comedy about a U.S. president’s battle with dementia? Based …
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Alzheimer’s Groups MIA on Ferrell’s Reagan Comedy
4 years ago

Alzheimer’s Groups MIA on Ferrell’s Reagan Comedy

Mainstream press outlets can’t, either.

But what about groups that deal directly with Alzheimer’s disease? Who better understands its heartbreaking fallout, the grief it leaves with the families?

Organizations like …
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