Hit & Run

Weekend Box Office: “2016” beats openers; “Sleepwalk with Me” sizzles on specialty circuit

No, it’s not a sequel to the Roland Emmerich disaster movie, but the conservative doc “2016: Obama’s America” forecasts a future that’s nearly as bleak. Even without big explosions, the film, which was advertised nonstop on talk radio and cable news,  grossed a stunning $6.2 million in its first weekend of wide release. That was …

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Review: “Hit & Run”

Since its inception in the early 1990s with Robert Rodriguez’ “El Mariachi,” the do-it-yourself filmmaking movement has been roundly celebrated by the entertainment media. Indeed, micro-budget films that have blossomed into full-fledged Hollywood hits, from “The Blair Witch Project” to “Napoleon Dynamite,” offer compelling narratives of the little guy seizing upon the promise of capitalism, …

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