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‘Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ – Pure Spiritual Balm
3 months ago

‘Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ – Pure Spiritual Balm

Do we really need another Mr. Rogers movie?

The 2018 documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” reminded us what’s missing in our culture today, or at least the social media …
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Journalist: Mr. Rogers Worked Tirelessly on Being Kind
3 months ago

Journalist: Mr. Rogers Worked Tirelessly on Being Kind

Journalist Tom Junod met Fred Rogers roughly 20 years ago with plenty of questions in mind.

Junod needn’t have bothered.

“He didn’t answer a single one of my questions over …
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Yes, We Needed ‘Toy Story 4’ After All. Really
8 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
11 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
12 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
1 year 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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