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Michael Medved: 2017: A Breakthrough Year for Hollywood Heroines?

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Hollywood’s so desperate to get past harassment scandals that industry insiders have proclaimed 2017 “the year of the strong woman.” Box office returns show that the three top moneymakers in America all featured female protagonists : “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Wonder Woman.” “Women truly emerged as...

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Hugh Hewitt: Our Culture And The Sexual Misconduct Crisis

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Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of the good thing that can come when a bad thing happens. The recent wave of sexual misconduct is very disturbing. We can probably call this “the Great Purge,” how American society woke up and rid itself of bad and boorish behavior—sometimes worse than...

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Michael Medved: Wonder Sets A Wonderful Example

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Among holiday season releases, the splendid new film “Wonder” has earned spectacular success—finishing second in pre-Thanksgiving box office, with enthusiastic reviews and an impressive $27 million in ticket sales. The story follows a 10-year-old with facial birth defects, braving his first year of school with support of his loving parents,...

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Michael Medved: No Market For Mauling The Middle Class

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“Suburbicon”—the prestigious new movie release from director George Clooney—features Matt Damon and Juliane Moore with a screenplay co-written by the Oscar-winning Coen brothers. The film opened with high hopes on more than 2,000 screens, but proved to be a commercial disaster with just $2.8 million on opening weekend. Even more...

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Michael Medved: When Political Correctness Tops Personal Decency

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The New York Times recently reported on allegations of shameless sexual harassment by Oscar-winning movie mogul Harvey Weinstein from dozens of young women. In his bizarre response, Weinstein acknowledged that he “caused a lot of pain” and planned to temporarily step back from corporate power in order to concentrate on therapy....

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Michael Medved: No Rational Explanation for “It”

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After a miserable summer for movies, with box-office down some 15 percent across the board, September brought a big surprise: a modestly budgeted fright-fest with no big names smashed all records for horror films or for September releases in general. “It,” based on a 1986 Stephen King novel and a...

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