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Today’s consumers have more entertainment options than ever before thanks to technology and the explosion of new media outlets. That’s why Hollywood in Toto will help readers suss out the very best content across media. We all lead busy lives. Let’s consume only the highest quality movies, television shows and music with our limited leisure time.

The One Element ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Needs ASAP
9 hours ago

The One Element ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Needs ASAP

“Star Trek: Discovery” is boldly going where virtually all of its predecessors have gone before.

The new series, available on the CBS All Access streaming service, just completed its fall …
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‘Justice League’ – The Frankenstein’s Monster of Super Films
2 days ago

‘Justice League’ – The Frankenstein’s Monster of Super Films

Want a sneak peek at the critic quotes coming soon for “Justice League?”

  • It’s not the disaster you fear!
  • Erase all memories of “The Avengers” and you’ll have a …
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Jeff Ross’ Comedy Central ‘Roast’ Demands Open Borders
4 days ago

Jeff Ross’ Comedy Central ‘Roast’ Demands Open Borders

By  •  Reviews, TV

Jeff Ross has a hard time keeping his immigration policies straight.

Compare these two comments made within a week of each other on Comedy Central.

Here’s Ross talking to Trevor …
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‘The Star’ May Be Your Next Christmas Tradition
4 days ago

‘The Star’ May Be Your Next Christmas Tradition

The minds behind “The Star” must know the animation template by heart at this point.

The clunky Top 40 music montages. The wink-wink sight gags aimed at the adults in …
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DVD Autopsy: ‘The Emoji Movie’
5 days ago

DVD Autopsy: ‘The Emoji Movie’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The common refrain about Hollywood having no more original ideas has an adjunct reality: many of their “new” ideas are better unrealized.

As an example, I give you “The Emoji …
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‘Orient Express’ Remake’s Big Gamble (Mostly) Works
1 week ago

‘Orient Express’ Remake’s Big Gamble (Mostly) Works

Hercule Poirot finds himself in uncharted waters in 2017.

Agatha Christie’s super sleuth can crack any case. But can he handle a marketplace with little appetite for dense dialogue or …
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Why ‘The Misogynists’ Is a Minor Hollywood Miracle
2 weeks ago

Why ‘The Misogynists’ Is a Minor Hollywood Miracle

It’s hard not to expect the mother of all anti-Trump diatribes from “The Misogynists.”

The film, which recently screened at the Denver Film Festival, follows two Donald Trump acolytes in …
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Why ‘Jane’ Is as Miraculous as Its Singular Subject
2 weeks ago

Why ‘Jane’ Is as Miraculous as Its Singular Subject

By  •  Reviews, Movies

There are names that automatically bring to mind a lifetime of research and empathy towards simians.

  • Dian Fossey’s extensive time with mountain gorillas
  • Birute Galdikus’ study of orangutans

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Yes, ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Remains Snyder’s Best Film
2 weeks ago

Yes, ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Remains Snyder’s Best Film

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The early years of the 20th century were haunted by horror movie remakes.

One landmark genre film after another was polished off and reconfigured for a new generation. The alarming …
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’11/8/16′ Reveals Ugly Side of Hillary Clinton Voters
2 weeks ago

’11/8/16′ Reveals Ugly Side of Hillary Clinton Voters

Watching “11/8/16” is like scanning Facebook over the past 12 months.

It isn’t pretty.

The documentary, available now via iTunes, select theaters and Netflix, is a revealing look at our …
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