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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.

‘Professor Marston’ Peddles Propaganda Over Nostalgia
1 month ago

‘Professor Marston’ Peddles Propaganda Over Nostalgia

Remember how “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” explained the mysteries behind Kris Kringle?

One quick example? The same magic corn that helped Santa’s reindeer bust him out of jail …
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‘Goodbye’ to Those Warm Fuzzies Over Winnie and Co.
1 month ago

‘Goodbye’ to Those Warm Fuzzies Over Winnie and Co.

Just try finding someone who hasn’t “met” Winnie the Pooh at some point in their lives.

Feature films. TV cartoons. Stuffed Animals. Bed sheets.

And books, of course, including the …
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Why Altman’s Scathing ‘Player’ Hasn’t Aged a Minute
1 month ago

Why Altman’s Scathing ‘Player’ Hasn’t Aged a Minute

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Robert Altman’s “The Player” may be 25 years old, but it’s lost none of its bite as an essential Hollywood satire.

In fact, despite being released in 1992 and depicting …
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How Hollywood Whiffed on Christopher Columbus (Twice)
1 month ago

How Hollywood Whiffed on Christopher Columbus (Twice)

By  •  Reviews, Movies

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus’ first voyage concluded with his arrival on the Caribbean island of Guanahani (which he dubbed “San Salvador”).

His legendary expedition, one of the four …
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How ‘Generational Sins’ Smashes Faith-Based Formula
2 months ago

How ‘Generational Sins’ Smashes Faith-Based Formula

Get ready for the third wave of faith-based filmmaking.

For years Christians supported micro-indie films that spread the message of God but cut some cinematic corners.

Think “Facing the Giants” …
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Caution: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is Exactly What You Wanted
2 months ago

Caution: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is Exactly What You Wanted

“Blade Runner 2049” might just be a perfect sequel. There’s a catch, of course.

By perfect we mean the film doesn’t just continue the story started in the 1982 original. …
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Why ‘Gerald’s Game’ Lacks Stephen King Worthy Scares
2 months ago

Why ‘Gerald’s Game’ Lacks Stephen King Worthy Scares

By  •  Reviews, Movies

One of the year’s biggest curiosity items is Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 1992 novel, “Gerald’s Game.”

For horror fans, this Netflix project promised big things. Flanagan, director of …
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HiT Reviews: ‘American Made,’ ‘Battle of the Sexes’
2 months ago

HiT Reviews: ‘American Made,’ ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Every few years we’re reminded Tom Cruise is more than just a movie star. He’s a darn good actor, too.

Think “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Magnolia” and “Rain …
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HiT Reviews: ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle,’ ‘Brad’s Status’
2 months ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Kingsman: Golden Circle,’ ‘Brad’s Status’

“Bruv, what number sequel is this again?”

The “Kingsman” franchise, a superficial spin on the spy genre, is but two films old. So why does “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” have …
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The Unusual Way ‘Happy Hunting’ Avoids Lefty Lectures
2 months ago

The Unusual Way ‘Happy Hunting’ Avoids Lefty Lectures

The premise behind “Happy Hunting” feels stripped out of the MSNBC playbook.

A drunk stumbles into a tiny Texas town where the locals hunt humans once a year. Cue the …
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