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Today’s consumers have more entertainment options than ever before thanks to technology and the explosion of new media outlets. That’s why Hollywood in Toto will help readers suss out the very best content across media. We all lead busy lives. Let’s consume only the highest quality movies, television shows and music with our limited leisure time.

Yes, ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Remains Snyder’s Best Film
2 weeks ago

Yes, ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Remains Snyder’s Best Film

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The early years of the 20th century were haunted by horror movie remakes.

One landmark genre film after another was polished off and reconfigured for a new generation. The alarming …
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’11/8/16′ Reveals Ugly Side of Hillary Clinton Voters
2 weeks ago

’11/8/16′ Reveals Ugly Side of Hillary Clinton Voters

Watching “11/8/16” is like scanning Facebook over the past 12 months.

It isn’t pretty.

The documentary, available now via iTunes, select theaters and Netflix, is a revealing look at our …
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‘Humor Me’ Is Warm, Witty Response to Dark Times
2 weeks ago

‘Humor Me’ Is Warm, Witty Response to Dark Times

Light family comedies seem to have completely faded from the mainstream cineplex.

On the rare occasions they are released, they’re made by a committee to offend the fewest people. The …
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Why Romero’s ‘Dead’ Films Still Speak to Us
2 weeks ago

Why Romero’s ‘Dead’ Films Still Speak to Us

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The recent passing of George A. Romero, one of the most creative and influential filmmakers to grace the horror film genre, was devastating news to his generation-spanning fans.

Romero died …
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Why ‘Gnaw’ Is a Cut Above Most Modern Horror Films
3 weeks ago

Why ‘Gnaw’ Is a Cut Above Most Modern Horror Films

What draws me to the horror genre isn’t the combination of blood, guts and nudity that attracts other fans. 

I’m interested in horror’s ability to serve as a raw allegory …
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Why ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Is the Year’s Funniest Comedy
3 weeks ago

Why ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Is the Year’s Funniest Comedy

Resistance remains futile in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

What else can you say about the Marvel juggernaut after witnessing “Thor: Ragnarok?” The MCU is simply too good at what they do by now. …
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Here’s How ‘Let There Be Light’ Shames Studio Dramas
3 weeks ago

Here’s How ‘Let There Be Light’ Shames Studio Dramas

Faith based indie films may have noble intentions, but they can be stiff in places where it matters most.

A clunky laugh line here. An ill-advised supporting turn there.

Not …
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Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Rages Against ’50s America
4 weeks ago

Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Rages Against ’50s America

The Coen brothers love dumb criminals. George Clooney apparently loathes the suburbs.

Those two philosophies collide in “Suburbicon,” the second oddest movie of the year. (Top prize goes to “Goodbye …
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Here’s How ‘Crash Pad’ Squanders Its Killer Cast
4 weeks ago

Here’s How ‘Crash Pad’ Squanders Its Killer Cast

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The first thing you’ll notice about “Crash Pad” is the talent involved.

Christina Applegate, Thomas Haden Church, Domhnall Gleeson and Nina Bobrev.

Applegate is such a spectacularly underutilized actress that …
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Why ‘Geostorm’ Is So Bad You Simply Must See It
4 weeks ago

Why ‘Geostorm’ Is So Bad You Simply Must See It

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Before we go anywhere, let’s untruck a harsh reality:

This is not a standard film review. The advance word on “Geostorm” has been negative for some time. For months bad …
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