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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.

‘Bushwick’ Trashes Texas, Right-Leaning Americans
9 hours ago

‘Bushwick’ Trashes Texas, Right-Leaning Americans

How did a B-movie bust like “Bushwick” get into the Sundance Film Festival?

The prestigious event allegedly accepts the best of the best from the indie world. Filmmakers’ careers can …
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Just Try to Hate ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ – We Dare You
5 days ago

Just Try to Hate ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ – We Dare You

If you think about any one element in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” long enough your head might hurt.

Here’s a pro tip: Don’t. You’re welcome.

This is pure summertime entertainment, sparked …
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Animated ‘Corner’ Reveals Stunning Look at War, Hope
6 days ago

Animated ‘Corner’ Reveals Stunning Look at War, Hope

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Sunao Katabuchi’s “In This Corner of the World” centers on Suzo Urano, a teenage girl growing up in the small Japanese town of Kure in 1933.

When Suzo is married …
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‘What Happened to Monday’ – Weapons Grade Dumb
1 week ago

‘What Happened to Monday’ – Weapons Grade Dumb

You know you’ve done something remarkable when you make a Nazi zombie film and your follow-up is less believable.

Director Tommy Wirkola is the culprit behind two “Dead Snow” romps. …
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HiT Reviews: ‘The Glass Castle,’ ‘Annabelle: Creation’
2 weeks ago

HiT Reviews: ‘The Glass Castle,’ ‘Annabelle: Creation’

Hollywood loves reboots, remakes and dysfunctional families. And not necessarily in that order.

The more combative, the better, for clans that just can’t get along.

That means Jeannette Walls’ “The …
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‘Pilgrimage’ Takes Bloody Swipe at Church, Crusades
2 weeks ago

‘Pilgrimage’ Takes Bloody Swipe at Church, Crusades

You don’t need a director’s statement to tell you what “Pilgrimage” thinks of organized religion.

Or one faith in particular.

The film, set in 1209 AD, takes a withering look …
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HiT Reviews: ‘The Dark Tower,’ ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’
3 weeks ago

HiT Reviews: ‘The Dark Tower,’ ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

This may be the worst advertisement for an eight-novel series ever made.

“The Dark Tower” is a sequel of sorts to Stephen King’s sprawling saga of the same name. That …
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‘King of the Underdogs’ Shames Modern Hollywood
3 weeks ago

‘King of the Underdogs’ Shames Modern Hollywood

Who directed “Rocky?” It’s a harder question than it should be.

The 1977 Best Picture winner remains one of the most beloved films of the past 50 years. We all …
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Theron’s ‘Atomic Blonde’ Schools Modern Action Flicks
4 weeks ago

Theron’s ‘Atomic Blonde’ Schools Modern Action Flicks

There’s one critical element missing from today’s action films.

A hero who takes as many punches as he throws. Or as she throws, to be more inclusive.

Charlize Theron single …
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‘Dunkirk’ Is Bold, Original and Muddled to the Core
1 month ago

‘Dunkirk’ Is Bold, Original and Muddled to the Core

Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” is nothing like the countless war movies that precede it.

Every frame feels like a masterstroke from the auteur, from the delirious sound design to storytelling angles …
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