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‘Planet Negro!’ Slams Republican Uncle Toms
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3 years ago

‘Planet Negro!’ Slams Republican Uncle Toms

“Destination: Planet Negro!” isn’t simply a race satire built atop a wink-wink spoof of sci-fi movies. It’s a full-throated attack against conservative thinking.

Need proof? The filmmakers play the “Hitler …
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J.J. Abrams Steers ‘Star Wars’ Back to the Future
5 years ago

J.J. Abrams Steers ‘Star Wars’ Back to the Future

Han Solo’s words ended the newest “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer (and brought tears to the eyes of more than one of the thousands packed into the convention center …
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HiT Blu-ray Review: ‘Interstellar’
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5 years ago

HiT Blu-ray Review: ‘Interstellar’

Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) has just returned to his spaceship after visiting another planet in the hopes of finding a new home for people currently living on a dying Earth. The …
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Why Fantasy Films Matter More than Ever
5 years ago

Why Fantasy Films Matter More than Ever

The short answer for me would be “yes.” I would be perfectly happy to give that simple answer and stroll off into the sunset, whistling “The Greatest Adventure” from the …
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HiT Movie Review: ‘Chappie’
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5 years ago

HiT Movie Review: ‘Chappie’

Shyamalan dazzled audiences with both “The Sixth Sense” and “Unbreakable” before devolving into the hack responsible for “Lady in the Water,” “The Happening” and “After Earth.”

Blomkamp drew huzzahs for …
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HiT Rewind: ‘Jurassic Park’ (1993)
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5 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘Jurassic Park’ (1993)

Beloved brands sell at the cineplex. Tentpole movies are the new coin of the realm. And it’s been long enough for many to forget the franchise’s last two mediocre installments, …
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Celebrities Mourn Passing of Leonard Nimoy
5 years ago

Celebrities Mourn Passing of Leonard Nimoy

His death marks a rare moment in the culture where partisan differences give way to unabashed mourning.

Fans didn’t know Mr. Nimoy, but it’s a tribute to his body of …
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A Peek Into the Mind of George Lucas
5 years ago

A Peek Into the Mind of George Lucas

The 30- and 40-something men took selfies with life-sized replicas of Boba Fett, Darth Vader and a remote-controlled R2D2. They elbowed each other, giggled a bit and otherwise shed their adult …
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Top 5 Love/Hate Pop Culture Couples
5 years ago

Top 5 Love/Hate Pop Culture Couples

By  •  TV, Movies, Lists

And audiences wouldn’t have it any other way.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, let’s look back at five fictional couples who fought, fell in love and fought some more for …
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HiT DVD Review: ‘In Your Eyes’
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5 years ago

HiT DVD Review: ‘In Your Eyes’

They feel each other’s pain, but it’s the emotional baggage they lug through the film that proves the most punishing.

“In Your Eyes,” a romance with a kiss of sci-fi, follows two …
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