Image

Reviews

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.

‘Only the Brave’ Is the Movie Firefighters Deserve
1 month ago

‘Only the Brave’ Is the Movie Firefighters Deserve

Hollywood can’t get enough of cop movies. Firefighter films? That’s a different story.

Ron Howard gave us “Backdraft” in 1991, a sturdy if conventional tale honoring those who rush toward …
Read More

‘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 …
Read More

‘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 …
Read More

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 …
Read More

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 …
Read More

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” …
Read More

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. …
Read More

Midland’s ‘On the Rocks’ Is Just What Country Needed
2 months ago

Midland’s ‘On the Rocks’ Is Just What Country Needed

It’s one of those songs you don’t get tired of.

Every time Midland’s “Drinkin’ Problem” comes on the radio—which is so often that it might be annoying in another song—I …
Read More

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 …
Read More

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 …
Read More