Posts Tagged “films”

Cloverfield “franchise” destroys a great original theme

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Cloverfield “franchise” destroys a great original theme

Cloverfield “franchise” destroys a great original theme Some one should explain to J.J. Abrams that it isn’t enough to just put a word in a movie title to create a franchise that will excite the public. I loved the 2008 movie “Cloverfield.” But the two films int he so-called “Cloverfield franchise” don’t even come close…

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Archive: A very special Oscar Night

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Archive: A very special Oscar Night

Archive: A very special Oscar Night One of my personal favorite topics is the movie industry and the racism and bias that the industry allows based on politics. This incident involving Vanessa Redgrave back in 1978 impacted my life and characterized the injustices of the American media on so many levels By Ray Hanania (Originally…

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Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar

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Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar

Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar This year’s Academy Awards Oscar presentation of Hollywood Film Oscars includes only two submissions addressing Arab World issues, one on the plight of Syrian refugees and the terrorist war in Aleppo, Syria, and the other a historical drama set during the Algerian civil war of the 1990s.  By Ray Hanania Once again…

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Hollywood: One front we haven’t conquered yet

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Good to see two films on Palestinian struggle for freedom against Israeli brutality make it to the Oscars. But the push to break the glass ceiling in Hollywood films is still wanting. 5 Broken Cameras and The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards in the Documentary Category. We need so much more to tell our story

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COMIC: Bias in Hollywood keeps great movie on Arabs from Americans, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Jan. 26, 2009

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COMIC: Bias in Hollywood keeps great movie on Arabs from Americans, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Jan. 26, 2009

Click Comic Strip to view larger image Ray Hanania’s World Comic Strips http://www.ProfessiveComicStrips.blogspot.com American East, a great movie on the Arab American experience, never made it to theatrical release, but is now available on DVD. Buy it if you care about correcting the reality of Sept. 11, 2001 and the stereotypes of Arab Americans.

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HANANIA: Bonus Column: Iraq war movies slam moral stomach. For Release Tues. Sep. 4, 2007

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New films will bring horror of Iraq murders to American screens By Ray Hanania — Well, we all knew from the beginning that a president who dodged active military service during the Vietnam War had gotten us entangled in a new Vietnam War. Instead of lying about Iraq, all President Bush had to do was…

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