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Reviews

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.

HiT Reviews: ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle,’ ‘Brad’s Status’
2 days ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle,’ ‘Brad’s Status’

“Bruv, what number sequel is this again?”

The “Kingsman” franchise, a superficial spin on the spy genre, is but two films old. So why does “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” have …
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The Unusual Way ‘Happy Hunting’ Avoids Lefty Lectures
4 days ago

The Unusual Way ‘Happy Hunting’ Avoids Lefty Lectures

The premise behind “Happy Hunting” feels stripped out of the MSNBC playbook.

A drunk stumbles into a tiny Texas town where the locals hunt humans once a year. Cue the …
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‘Big Sick’ Schools Hollywood on RomCom 101
5 days ago

‘Big Sick’ Schools Hollywood on RomCom 101

Maybe the best way to revive the modern rom-com is to go straight to the source.

In the case of this year’s surprise hit “The Big Sick” that meant retelling …
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Costello Rocks Colo. Crowd Before Bashing Trump
6 days ago

Costello Rocks Colo. Crowd Before Bashing Trump

Give Elvis Costello some credit. He waited until the encore at the premiere Hike to the Mic before lacing into President Donald Trump.

And Costello did so without uttering a …
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How Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Reinvented Television (Again)
6 days ago

How Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Reinvented Television (Again)

By  •  Reviews, TV

David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: The Return” capped an extraordinary experiment.

A mystery that began decades ago, in which Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) ascended to the town of Twin …
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HiT Reviews: ‘American Assassin,’ ‘mother!’
1 week ago

HiT Reviews: ‘American Assassin,’ ‘mother!’

Four years after Vince Flynn’s death his iconic hero has a movie to call his own.

The author’s Mitch Rapp character fought terrorists without hand-wringing, endearing him to a legion …
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Why ‘The Resurrected’s’ Blu-ray Closeup Is Long Overdue
2 weeks ago

Why ‘The Resurrected’s’ Blu-ray Closeup Is Long Overdue

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The loss of most video rental stores has robbed filmgoers of the joy of discovery.

Sure, we can still scroll through titles on streaming devices and choose options that look …
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Here’s How ‘It’ Fulfills TV Version’s Untapped Potential
2 weeks ago

Here’s How ‘It’ Fulfills TV Version’s Untapped Potential

Tim Curry’s terrifying turn in the 1990 miniseries “Stephen King’s It” distracted us from one simple truth.

There’s no way a TV production from that era could nail the author’s …
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‘California Typewriter’ The Perfect Doc for Our Digital Age
2 weeks ago

‘California Typewriter’ The Perfect Doc for Our Digital Age

Documentaries can be a window into the human soul when they’re done right. 

Truth can be far more powerful and insightful than anything a screenwriter could imagine.

For most of …
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Why ‘Blade Runner: Final Cut’ Hasn’t Aged a Minute
3 weeks ago

Why ‘Blade Runner: Final Cut’ Hasn’t Aged a Minute

There’s always a moment when you spot a film classic’s age spots.

It could be a dated reference, a character who would never be written that way now or a …
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