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How Cultural Appropriation Crushes Hollywood
3 days ago

How Cultural Appropriation Crushes Hollywood

When leaked audio revealed Los Angeles acting coach Lesly Kahn urging an out of work Jewish actress to change her name to “Rosa Ramirez,” social justice piranhas went into a …
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Survey: Apolitical Stars Are Biggest Draws
4 months ago

Survey: Apolitical Stars Are Biggest Draws

What do Dwayne Johnson, Will Smith, Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts have in common – besides enviable DNA?

A new Morning Consult survey says audiences are more than happy to …
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7 Ugly Truths About Apu’s ‘Simpsons’ Exit
5 months ago

7 Ugly Truths About Apu’s ‘Simpsons’ Exit

“Simpsons” creator Matt Groening stood tall before he buckled.

Earlier this year Groening appeared defiant in the face of a documentary slamming Apu, the show’s Indian character, as a hurtful …
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How ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Slays MCU Hype
11 months ago

How ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Slays MCU Hype

It’s all been building to this.

By “it,” we mean a decade of Marvel Cinematic Universe adventures that made superhero films the coin of Hollywood’s realm.

“This” means “Avengers: Infinity War.” …
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Autopsy: Why ‘Rough Night’ Bombed at Box Office
2 years ago

Autopsy: Why ‘Rough Night’ Bombed at Box Office

Suffice to say the weekend didn’t deliver “Hangover 2.0.”

The new, R-rated comedy “Rough Night” tanked with audiences, generating an anemic $8 million. That’s a dud, plain and simple.

So …
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HiT Reviews: ‘Rough Night,’ ‘Cars 3’
2 years ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Rough Night,’ ‘Cars 3’

Hollywood can’t shake the “Hangover” from that 2009’s film’s shocking success.

Since then we’ve had two mediocre sequels plus a gaggle of films straining to duplicate the original’s bawdy tone. The …
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Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail’ Hollywood with Half Measures
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3 years ago

Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail’ Hollywood with Half Measures

The brothers behind classics like “Raising Arizona,” “No Country for Old Men” and “Fargo” can’t be bothered to assemble a plot for their latest products.

The Coens cheered their last film, …
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