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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.

‘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

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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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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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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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HiT Reviews: ‘Space Between Us,’ ‘The Comedian’
3 weeks ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Space Between Us,’ ‘The Comedian’

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It’s your typical Mars boy meets girl story.

A lad who has never left the red planet suddenly come to earth to meet a beautiful girl. “The Space Between Us” …
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How Katee Sackhoff Nearly Saves ‘Don’t Knock Twice’
3 weeks ago

How Katee Sackhoff Nearly Saves ‘Don’t Knock Twice’

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“Don’t Knock Twice” breaks the cardinal rule of threes.

To summon the film’s creature, you simply knock twice on her door. That goes against the settled science from both “Candyman” and …
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