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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.

‘I Don’t Feel at Home’ Is a Genre-Tripping Treat
2 days ago

‘I Don’t Feel at Home’ Is a Genre-Tripping Treat

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Who’s ready for a comic, socially aware thriller with a nougat center of grindhouse insanity?

Sound impossible, no to mention awful? Somehow, first time writer/director Macon Blair pulls off all …
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‘Drifter’ Makes B-Movie Mayhem Look Dull
3 days ago

‘Drifter’ Makes B-Movie Mayhem Look Dull

By  •  Reviews, Movies

There’s a harrowing scene in “Drifter” where a character is forced to watch an unspeakable act.

We know how he feels.

The indie thriller is a 90-minute punishment. It’s pure …
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‘Circus 1903’ Dazzles with Populist Whimsy
4 days ago

‘Circus 1903’ Dazzles with Populist Whimsy

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There’s something hopelessly retro about the circus.

Kids today would rather stare at their tablets than see acrobats soaring through space. Circus clowns are often the stuff of media memes, not …
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Why ‘Girl With All the Gifts’ Is Zombie Catnip
5 days ago

Why ‘Girl With All the Gifts’ Is Zombie Catnip

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Remember the first time you saw “28 Days Later?”

Wait … zombies can run?

Since then, zombie films have essentially been stuck in neutral, save for the visceral thrills of …
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HiT Reviews: ‘Fist Fight,’ ‘The Great Wall’
1 week ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Fist Fight,’ ‘The Great Wall’

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The “Fast & Furious” films have a quaint connection to reality.

Only a few of the franchise’s incredible car stunts could actually happen. Most tip their hats to the FX …
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How ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Crushed Rock Posers
2 weeks ago

How ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Crushed Rock Posers

By  •  Reviews, TV

The book “Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America’s Finest News Source“ nailed the “Beavis and Butt-head” phenomenon with a single headline.

“New MTV …
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HiT Reviews: ‘Lego Batman,’ ‘Fifty Shades Darker’
2 weeks ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Lego Batman,’ ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

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How dedicated are “The LEGO Batman Movie” writers to all things related to the Dark Knight?

Tiny Spoiler Alert: They include a reference to shark repellent spray Adam West used …
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Why ‘John Wick 2’ Is Like a New ’80s Action Movie
2 weeks ago

Why ‘John Wick 2’ Is Like a New ’80s Action Movie

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Keanu Reeves, at the risk of being unkind, is not a world-class actor.

He’s a superlative action star all the same. He proved it with the “Matrix” trilogy. The 2014 …
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Why Idris Elba’s ‘Take’ Isn’t His Breakout Role
3 weeks ago

Why Idris Elba’s ‘Take’ Isn’t His Breakout Role

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Idris Elba is a bit of an acting curiosity.

He earns laudatory remarks from reviewers in any film he appears in. Yet he hasn’t found his true breakout role. He …
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Why Ambitious ‘Monster’ Fails Horror 101
3 weeks ago

Why Ambitious ‘Monster’ Fails Horror 101

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Today’s horror movies aren’t satisfied with high body counts and buckets of fake blood.

No, they often dig deeper into the lives of their potential victims. It’s an encouraging trend …
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