elizabeth-banks’-‘charlie’s-angels’-flopped,-but-not-because-of-sexism

It looks like the latest “Charlie’s Angels” movie will mark another big-brand box office flop. The Hollywood Reporter puts it bluntly: “Sony’s Charlie’s Angels crashed and burned in its domestic opening with an estimated $8.6 million, becoming the third high-profile reboot or sequel in a row to bomb after ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ two weeks ago…

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john-cena-leans-into-hollywood-trope-of-action-stars-becoming-nannies

Hollywood is nothing if not a great recycler. Although studios are not saving the planet in practice, they are adept at reusing intellectual properties. The industry is so full of tropes and clichés that audiences ignore much of them and just want to be pandered to. It is a symbiotic relationship: studios do not try,…

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10-books-every-conservative-should-read-to-combat-leftist-misinformation

At its best, conservatism is about learning the lessons of the past and applying them to today. Conservatives cannot expect for one second to get an accurate representation of this past from the corporate press, let alone an entertainment industry where matters have to be simplified and edited simply as a function of the medium.…

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first-ever-biopic-on-harriet-tubman-elevates-christian-faith-of-freedom-fighter

Frederick Douglass, the 19th-century statesman and adviser to President Lincoln, wrote a letter of endorsement when he learned the biography of his friend Harriet Tubman was near completion. “[Only] the midnight sky and the silent stars have been the witnesses of your devotion to freedom and of your heroism,” he stated with his trademark eloquence.…

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alyssa-milano-ignores-jon-ossoff’s-texts,-calls

Actress Alyssa Milano dodged calls and texts from Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff while interviewing for a New York Times profile about her liberal activism. For a Times piece about Milano’s status as an “it-girl activist,” a reporter followed the actress through a flurry of activity in Washington. Milano’s phone buzzed repeatedly as she met with…

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there’s-a-lesson-in-disney-ceo-bob-iger’s-cowardly-silence-on-china

Disney CEO Bob Iger is willing to weigh in on all sorts of political issues — just so long as none of them might get China’s feathers ruffled. For Disney CEO Bob Iger, “caution is imperative” when it comes to public criticism of China. When weighing in on climate change, immigration, Donald Trump, gun control,…

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shia-labeouf’s-‘peanut-butter-falcon’-is-a-hit-in-the-heartland

After an August release, “The Peanut Butter Falcon” finally grossed $20 million at U.S. box offices last weekend, a sum The Hollywood Reporter rightfully characterized as a “surprise” success. THR further reported that “Peanut Butter Falcon” was “buoyed by America’s heartland.” That’s according to Dan Fellman, who was hired by Armoy Films to help the film…

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breaking:-miley-cyrus-imperfect-cultural-commentator

Allow me a moment to address the critical matter of Miley Cyrus’s controversial Instagram Live broadcast on Sunday. There’s a point to this exercise, I promise. Also please let it be noted that I have no idea who Cody Simpson is and refuse to Google the answer. This Buzzfeed explainer on the dust-up is helpful…

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americans-could-learn-from-ellen-degeneres-and-george-w.-bush

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres and former President George W. Bush were spotted enjoying a Sunday afternoon together watching the NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers in the Dallas stadium. After the cameras televising the game put the two on screen, the moment immediately went viral with many Twitter users quick to…

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watch-the-episode-that-got-‘south-park’-banned-in-china

The Chinese government deleted all traces of the Comedy Central show “South Park” from the Internet in China, after the show mocked Hollywood’s willingness to please the country’s authoritarian regime. The most recent episode, aptly named “Band in China,” critiqued Hollywood studios that steer clear of producing any content that would offend the Chinese government,…

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