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Mr. Rogers Was a Total Revolutionary - Here's Why

The woman next to me in the movie theater is crying. Not the kind of delicate, dab your tears away and sniffle crying like I did at "Blockers." No, this woman is in full best friend's funeral heaving mode. We are watching a man tie his sneakers.

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Whistleblowers in the Entertainment Industry Help Expose Animal Abuse on Film Sets: PETA

The following is an op-ed from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals president Ingrid Newkirk.

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Is 'A Quiet Place' Actually a Window Into a Growing Cultural Problem?

The new film “A Quiet Place” is an edge-of-your-seat tale about a family struggling to avoid being heard by monsters with hypersensitive ears. Conditioned by fear, they know the slightest noise will provoke a violent response – and almost certain death.

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Homophobia: Old problem, new disguise in ‘Love, Simon’

Are gays and lesbians generally accepted by North American society? The answer you are most likely to hear is, most decidedly, yes. Looking at the advances in civil rights, it would seem that the lives of gays and lesbians have much improved.

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Why It's So Important for Kids to See Diverse TV and Movie Characters

The hype surrounding “Black Panther” has been as hyperbolic as any feat its characters might perform, with the film being praised for its layered story and what’s been described as its “Afrofuturist” cast. And “Black Panther” will be joined by “A Wrinkle in Time,” another film with blockbuster potential and an interracial cast.

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Cinema Got Woke in 2017, but It's Only the Beginning

How will the rise of Donald Trump affect cinema? Or the decline of Harvey Weinstein? Or any of the other momentous events of 2017? Movies typically take a year or two to produce, so most of this year’s output harks back to the time when such events were inconceivable. But 2017 gave us a taste of what to expect. Jordan Peele’s hugely acclaimed Get Out, for example. The smash-hit horror movie encapsulated our racially charged Black Lives Matter/Colin Kaepernick/Charlottesville moment, but it also sent out a signal to movie studios that “political” and “profitable” were no longer mutually exclusive. It could be the wake-up call for a new era of Hollywood wokeness.

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26 Films Rotten Tomatoes Got 100 Percent Wrong

Rotten Tomatoes has been catching a lot of heat lately. As Hollywood tries to make sense of its current box office slump, producers, actors and directors have been pointing at the critical aggregator, which quantifies movie reviews and deems Tinseltown’s beloved properties as either “fresh” or (gasp!) “rotten.”

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Wonder Woman Is an Excellent Film, but Will It Inspire Viewers to Take Action?

Wonder Woman is an extraordinarily powerful movie. I saw it twice I liked it so much, the second time taking my 27-year-old daughter and her boyfriend. If you haven’t seen it yet, here are—spoiler alert—the morals of the story expressed as the movie crests:

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AlterNet Comics: Keith Knight on Men Demanding Entry to Women-Only 'Wonder Woman' Screenings

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Worst of 2016: 10 Movies That Failed Spectacularly to Deliver on Their Promise

The worst films of 2016 go beyond just disappointing, but extend to films that truly waste talent and ideas. Not to dance on Garry Marshall’s grave, but having endured his “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve,” one didn’t need to see his holiday film “Mother’s Day” to know it would be as bad. It was clear just from seeing Julia Roberts’ wig.

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Our Basket of Deplorables: The 10 Film Villains We Loved to Hate in 2016

2016 may have seen the release of “The Purge: Election Year,” but as one wag on Twitter put it, the poster child for 2016 is Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) from “Game of Thrones.” Yes, films this year had their fair share of alt-right villains, perhaps anticipating the direction America is moving. Here are 10 films featuring the nastiest bad guys to appear on screen in this, the year of Trump.

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