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Dennis Hopper, RIP: Update

America lost one of Hollywood’s few proud conservatives today. Dennis Hopper died of com...

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TCM Thrillers (May 31 – June 6)

This week: * Monday—Spend the day with Clint Eastwood. * Tuesday—Harry gets dirty and ...

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‘Airbender’, ‘Persia’ Casting Attacked

Ethnic activists are protesting The Last Airbender and Prince of Persia. Amusingly predict...

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British Filmmakers Mock Islamic Radicals

There are some brave souls in the film industry. They just aren’t getting huge budgets a...

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TCM Thrillers (May 24 – 30)

* Monday—Victor Hugo gets the deluxe treatment. * Tuesday—Audie Murphy or Bogie—who'...

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Bronte Films on the Rise

Filmmakers are moving on from Jane Austen to the more romantic and emotionally explicit no...

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TCM Thrillers (May 17 – 23)

This week: * Monday—A very strange comedy. * Tuesday—Gold diggers ascendant. * Wednesd...

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Rodriguez Race War Film Supported by Taxpayer Money

While countless households struggle to make ends meet, Texas taxpayers have been forced to...

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‘Robin Hood’ No Tea Party Movie, Screenwriter Says

The new Robin Hood movie isn't intended to express Tea Party ideas, says its screenwriter....

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Selleck TV Movie Wins Night’s Ratings Race

Tom Selleck still draws a crowd. His mystery-detective movie Jesse Stone: No Remorse was ...

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‘Dawn Treader’ Preview Receives Praise

A preview of the third film of the C. S. Lewis Narnia series, The Voyage of The Dawn Tread...

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TCM Thrillers (May 10-16)

This week: * Monday—Take a heavy dose of Southern Gothic courtesy of William Faulkner. ...

genres
‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Fails to Reinvent

H.P. Lovecraft—perhaps even more than Edgar Allen Poe—has been the guiding light of ...

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TCM Thrillers (May 3 – 9)

This week: * Monday—Cherchez la femme. * Tuesday—John Ford defines the Old West. *...

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‘Dragon’ Returns to Top U.S. Movie Spot, ‘Losers’ Stumbles

Kids' stuff and romantic comedies are still gold with U.S. audiences. After a week at num...

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TCM Thrillers (April 26 – May 2)

This week: * Monday—The bicycle thief falls into the snake pit on the road to Zanzibar. ...

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A Convenient Deceit

In commemoration of Earth Day, here is my analysis of the Academy Award-winning Al Gore mo...

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Slow Start for ‘Kick-Ass’ Shows Perils of Pandering

Producers of popular culture tend to evince  the belief that the public strongly desires ...

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TCM Thrillers (April 19 – 25)

This week: * Monday—Edward G. has a nice deal on luggage. * Tuesday—Enjoy Harold Lloyd...

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Barbara Nicolosi Challenges Hollywood Bound Christians

In a compelling interview with Patheos.com, a website designed “to engage in the global ...

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TCM Thrillers (April 12 – 18)

This week: * Monday and Tuesday—Can you sing and dance? Evidently Hollywood was once fil...

journalism
‘Story of Stuff’ Is Outrageous Classroom Propaganda

The brilliant documentary filmmaker Ann McElhinney (Mine Your Own Business; Not Evil, Ju...

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Attend a Tea Party, Support the Arts

Bill Whittle is a clever, erudite and indefatigable proponent ofliberty and limited govern...

genres
Cultural Kommisar Attacks Filmmaker Reitman

One indicator of how far statism has progressed in American society and culture is the t...

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John Forsythe, Class Actor

Actor John Forsythe died on Friday at the age of 92. Story here. He had real screen charm,...

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TCM Thrillers (April 5 – 11)

This week: * Monday—A noir Western ... who knew? * Tuesday—Four pre-Code crime dramas....

books
Klavan’s Teen Series to Hit the Big Screen

Some great news for our friend Andrew Klavan and his many fans, from Just So You Know: Kla...

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Seminar: Acting for the Camera

Do you know an aspiring actor or actress? Heartland Truly Moving Pictures is holding a sem...

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DVD Review: ‘Gone Baby Gone’ Perhaps Too Faithful to a Good Book

Gone Baby Gone is my favorite of Dennis Lehane's novels, which is saying a great deal. F...

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‘Dragon’ Crushes ‘Time Machine’, Shortage of 3D Theaters Notable

Fantasy still dominates the U.S. movie box office. Leading in ticket revenue during its o...

culture101
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, doing his acclaimed step dance in 1932, back when dancing was s...

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Jack Bauer Is Dead. . . .

... at least on Fox come May after the conclusion of it's eighth "day," otherwise known ...

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TCM Thrillers (March 29th – April 4th)

This week: * Monday—Buster Keaton becomes a ... detective? * Tuesday—A rare example of...