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Today’s audiences don’t just watch movies at the local cineplex. They screen them on their laptops, tablets and smart phones as well. The genres may be different, but Hollywood in Toto looks at entertainment value first and foremost when helping you pick the best movie for your favorite media player.

Why ‘Monster Trucks’ Isn’t as Bad as You Fear
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Why ‘Monster Trucks’ Isn’t as Bad as You Fear

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From the unrefined imagination of a toddler, and the unchecked bank account of a studio in upheaval, the family adventure “Monster Trucks” coasts into theaters.

If you’re wondering how this …
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5 Reasons Conservatives Must Support ‘Patriots Day’
4 days ago

5 Reasons Conservatives Must Support ‘Patriots Day’

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Peter Berg is a conservative movie goer’s best friend.

Berg, the director of “Lone Survivor,” “Deepwater Horizon” and now “Patriots Day,” understands what makes America tick. He appreciates the blue …
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‘Autopsy’ Leaves More Than Gore on the Table
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‘Autopsy’ Leaves More Than Gore on the Table

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If you thought Jason Vorhees was a stiff, wait ’til you meet Jane Doe.

The “star” of “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” is a cadaver with a mind of her …
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‘Live By Night’ Stops Affleck’s Career in Its Tracks
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‘Live By Night’ Stops Affleck’s Career in Its Tracks

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Ben Affleck’s career couldn’t sink much lower after he starred in the ill-fated “Gigli.”

The 2003 flop forced the Oscar winner to scurry behind the camera to revive his fortunes.


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‘Bug’ Movie Shows Why We Love an Ugly Lemon
5 days ago

‘Bug’ Movie Shows Why We Love an Ugly Lemon

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You know a documentary is firing on all cylinders when it shares a detail you never expected.

“The Bug: The Life and Times of the People’s Car” does that by …
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Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Tests Our Faith in the Maestro
2 weeks ago

Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Tests Our Faith in the Maestro

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Passion projects come with more pitfalls than your standard Hollywood film.

Nurse a story long enough and you become blind to its limitations. It’s one way to process “Silence,” a …
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‘Jackie’ Is Camelot Torture Porn
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‘Jackie’ Is Camelot Torture Porn

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Who wants to watch a movie showcasing the very worst impulses of history’s most famous widow?

That’s some movie pitch, right? It’s probably not how “Jackie” came to be, but …
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‘American Honey’ Offers Wake-Up Call to Stoners
2 weeks ago

‘American Honey’ Offers Wake-Up Call to Stoners

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Did anyone ask for a 162 minute version of Carpool Karaoke?

“American Honey [Blu-ray + Digital HD]” isn’t a nonstop crush of tunes like you see on James Corden’s “The …
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How Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Trumps Partisan Politics
2 weeks ago

How Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Trumps Partisan Politics

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Love him or hate him, Oliver Stone unquestionably marches to the beat of his own drum.

He’s had positive words for politicians as varied as Ron Paul and Fidel Castro. …
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How ‘Miss Sloane’ Shreds Truth to Push Gun Control
3 weeks ago

How ‘Miss Sloane’ Shreds Truth to Push Gun Control

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Celebrities did all they could to make Hillary Clinton “Madam President.”

Smug, pro-Clinton PSAs. Testy DNC testimonials. Lavish Democratic fundraisers.

Madonna’s get out the vote effort for Clinton can’t be …
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