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Yes, We Needed ‘Toy Story 4’ After All. Really
5 months ago

Yes, We Needed ‘Toy Story 4’ After All. Really

Can’t all sequels be like “Toy Story” installments?

This summer already delivered three lackluster sequels – “Dark Phoenix,” “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and “MiB: International.” Each clearly had “franchise …
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Gary Sinise Makes It an Even 100 USO Tours
7 months ago

Gary Sinise Makes It an Even 100 USO Tours

Many connect Gary Sinise’s work on behalf of U.S. veterans to his role as Lt. Dan Taylor in “Forrest Gump.”

It’s understandable given the power of that performance and how …
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Why ‘The ‘Burbs’ Cult Endures … 30 Years Later
9 months ago

Why ‘The ‘Burbs’ Cult Endures … 30 Years Later

I’ve been a fan of Tom Hanks’ “The ‘Burbs” ever since I first saw it as a 10-year-old on VHS in 1989.

Certainly, I’m not alone in my affection.

The …
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27 (Mostly) Delicious Food-Related Movie Lines
12 months ago

27 (Mostly) Delicious Food-Related Movie Lines

By  •  Lists

There’s nothing like a mouth-watering closeup of a perfectly prepared meal.

Think “Big Night,” “Chef” and a dozen other movies dedicated to our love of fabulous food. We watch them …
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The Hanks-Aykroyd ‘Dragnet’ Deserved Better
1 year ago

The Hanks-Aykroyd ‘Dragnet’ Deserved Better

By  •  Reviews, Movies

“Dragnet” may not be the ultimate ’80s comedy, but it screams 1987 in ways that were unintended and quite intriguing.

Here are the facts.

Dan Aykroyd stars as Joe Friday, …
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How ‘The ‘Burbs’ Trumps ‘Suburbicon’ In Every Way Possible
2 years ago

How ‘The ‘Burbs’ Trumps ‘Suburbicon’ In Every Way Possible

By  •  Reviews, Movies

A couple of years ago, I took my dog on a walk and caught one of my neighbors digging a hole in their back yard.

I wouldn’t have thought much …
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HiT Reviews: ‘The Post, ‘Paddington 2’
2 years ago

HiT Reviews: ‘The Post, ‘Paddington 2’

Steven Spielberg can do almost anything on screen … except duck the zeitgeist.

The Oscar winner began making “The Post” just as liberals pleaded with reporters to hold President-Elect Donald …
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‘Post’ Nightmare: Spielberg, Streep Dodge Killer Obama Question
2 years ago

‘Post’ Nightmare: Spielberg, Streep Dodge Killer Obama Question

Some media observers say overseas reporters cover U.S. politics better than stateside scribes.

It’s a case-by-case situation, of course. It’s not far from the truth, though. We saw a great …
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7 Questions Press Must Ask Tom Hanks (‘The Post’)
2 years ago

7 Questions Press Must Ask Tom Hanks (‘The Post’)

Oscar winner Tom Hanks tried to heal the nation in wake of Donald Trump’s stunning presidential victory.

Most celebrities predicted the end of the world, or similar calamities, after Nov. …
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‘California Typewriter’ The Perfect Doc for Our Digital Age
2 years ago

‘California Typewriter’ The Perfect Doc for Our Digital Age

Documentaries can be a window into the human soul when they’re done right. 

Truth can be far more powerful and insightful than anything a screenwriter could imagine.

For most of …
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