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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.

‘Here Alone’ Will Lull Zombie Fans to Sleep
20 hours ago

‘Here Alone’ Will Lull Zombie Fans to Sleep

By  •  Reviews, Movies

It’s hard to knock a well acted, ambitious zombie film trying to add new layers to the genre.

But here we go all the same.

“Here Alone” is like one …
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Paxton’s Dark Turn Makes ‘Mean Dreams’ Matter
2 days ago

Paxton’s Dark Turn Makes ‘Mean Dreams’ Matter

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The untimely passing of Bill Paxton sent a shock wave through Hollywood and beyond.

Well liked and prolific, audiences and insiders alike appreciated Paxton for a wide array of roles. …
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HiT Reviews: ‘T2 Trainspotting,’ ‘Raw’
5 days ago

HiT Reviews: ‘T2 Trainspotting,’ ‘Raw’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Some sequels all but demand to be watched with your arms folded against your chest.

Take “Zoolander 2,” one of 2016’s biggest duds. What was the purpose, beyond reminding us …
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‘Wolf Creek’ Stumbles in Switch to Small Screen
5 days ago

‘Wolf Creek’ Stumbles in Switch to Small Screen

By  •  Reviews, TV

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the “Wolf Creek” franchise inspired a TV series.

Consider the success of horror shows like “Stan Against Evil,” Eli Roth’s “Hemlock Grove” and the …
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‘Life’ Packs Chills Between Those Eye Rolls
5 days ago

‘Life’ Packs Chills Between Those Eye Rolls

By  •  Reviews, Movies

In space, no one can hear you say, “C’mon, you can’t be that stupid!”

“Life,” the cinematic methadone until Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” hits theaters, delivers scares that rival that …
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‘Bokeh’ Makes Society’s Collapse a Chore
7 days ago

‘Bokeh’ Makes Society’s Collapse a Chore

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Imagine that disaster porn auteur Roland Emmerich took a few philosophy classes before his next project and was given a limited budget.

That movie might look and feel very much …
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Why ‘Blue Jay’ Isn’t Like Most Outdoor Thrillers
1 week ago

Why ‘Blue Jay’ Isn’t Like Most Outdoor Thrillers

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Very little happens in the first half of the indie thriller “Blue Jay.” And boy, is that a beautiful thing.

The tale of two hikers who meet some unsavory types …
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Why ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Is Too Big to Fail
2 weeks ago

Why ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Is Too Big to Fail

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Disney understands the value of a brand better than any other film studio. And, by extension, the resources required to do one justice.

So we have a note-perfect live version of …
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How ‘Red Dawn’ Perfectly Captures ’80s-Era Fear
2 weeks ago

How ‘Red Dawn’ Perfectly Captures ’80s-Era Fear

By  •  Reviews, Movies

When young people ask me what I remember about the ’80s, my stock answer is that it was a lot fun but kind of scary.

The latter part comes from …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Officer Downe’
2 weeks ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Officer Downe’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

It’s not always a Hollywood blockbuster worthy of going under the celluloid medical examiner’s knife.

Occasionally an obscure title comes through that just begs for a forensic examination.

Case in …
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