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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.

HiT Reviews: ‘Free Fire,’ ‘The Promise’
1 week ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Free Fire,’ ‘The Promise’

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If Quentin Tarantino made “Free Fire” the running time it would be three hours. At least.

Thankfully, British director Ben Wheatley understands a lean, mean premise demands efficiency above all …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Monster Trucks’
1 week ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Monster Trucks’

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The term “misbegotten” is not employed with proper frequency in Hollywood.

It’s a treat when a cinematic disaster occurs with a definable malignant gestation. Four years back Paramount Pictures was …
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‘Fate of the Furious’ Pushes Family to Its Breaking Point
2 weeks ago

‘Fate of the Furious’ Pushes Family to Its Breaking Point

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This “family” business is getting out of hand.

We’ve thrilled to the non-traditional clan at the heart of the “Fast and Furious” franchise. Black, white, Hispanic and Asian. It doesn’t …
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Why This Awful ‘Assignment’ Doesn’t Deserve Its Fate
2 weeks ago

Why This Awful ‘Assignment’ Doesn’t Deserve Its Fate

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It’s not easy defending a rigorously bad movie like “The Assignment.”

The film’s director, Walter Hill, is the cagey veteran behind “The Warriors” and “48 Hours.” Co-writer Denis Hamill is …
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Blind Drama ‘The Ticket’ Can’t See the Big Picture
3 weeks ago

Blind Drama ‘The Ticket’ Can’t See the Big Picture

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Things aren’t quite what they appear in “The Ticket.”

Dan Stevens (“Legion,” Beauty and the Beast”) stars as a blind man whose vision miraculously returns. Only the gift of sight …
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Is Herzog’s ‘Fire’ Awful or Just a Cinematic Hoax?
3 weeks ago

Is Herzog’s ‘Fire’ Awful or Just a Cinematic Hoax?

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Is Werner Herzog putting us on?

It wouldn’t be the first time the great German filmmaker played a prank on his audience. “Salt and Fire,” Herzog’s latest film, is one …
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HiT Reviews: ‘Zookeeper’s Wife,’ ‘The Boss Baby’
4 weeks ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Zookeeper’s Wife,’ ‘The Boss Baby’

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The best moments of the Holocaust drama “The Zookeeper’s Wife” have little to do with its Oscar-nominated star.

Yes, Jessica Chastain is technically perfect playing the real-life woman who helped …
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‘Here Alone’ Will Lull Zombie Fans to Sleep
1 month ago

‘Here Alone’ Will Lull Zombie Fans to Sleep

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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
1 month ago

Paxton’s Dark Turn Makes ‘Mean Dreams’ Matter

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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’
1 month ago

HiT Reviews: ‘T2 Trainspotting,’ ‘Raw’

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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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