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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.

Top 10 Schools from Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fare
3 years ago

Top 10 Schools from Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fare

By  •  TV, Movies

These tales also introduce us to schools which help our heroes navigate the moral issues in play. Here are 10 prime examples of places of learning we wish we could audit.

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Pot Doc Captures Denver’s Drug Experiment
3 years ago

Pot Doc Captures Denver’s Drug Experiment

They see those Colorado plates and can’t help themselves. Some questions get right to the point.

“Are you high?” a person asked him while he visited his grandmother’s retirement home …
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‘Almost Sunrise’ Embraces Healing, Not Partisan Red Meat
3 years ago

‘Almost Sunrise’ Embraces Healing, Not Partisan Red Meat

The Emmy-nominated director’s next film, “Almost Sunrise,” focuses on two veterans and their quest to heal from their war-time experiences. The documentary touches on military suicide rates, post-traumatic stress disorder and …
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‘The Giver’ – Freedom Is a Gift … No Matter the Mess
3 years ago

‘The Giver’ – Freedom Is a Gift … No Matter the Mess

By  •  Movies

There’s truth in that. When I look at kids’ and YA books, they’re often loaded with big, ticklish issues that adult novels rarely seem to touch. While we grown-ups thumb …
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FX’s ‘Fargo’ Fails to Nail Minnesota, Don’tcha Know
3 years ago

FX’s ‘Fargo’ Fails to Nail Minnesota, Don’tcha Know

By  •  TV

Let’s start with the accents. No one in northern Minnesota has an accent like the one used by the show’s actors. If this acrid, nasal, unhuman brogue were heard anywhere …
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How Adam Sandler Broke Up with America
3 years ago

How Adam Sandler Broke Up with America

Movies like “Seven Pounds” and “Larry Crowne” crashed at the box office. Ticket buyers didn’t care that Smith and Hanks were front and center in them, respectively. The decline of …
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HiT Rewind: ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008)
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3 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008)

That the victim is one of his own henchman says plenty of what’s to come. Director Christopher Nolan quickly puts us on edge, and we stay there for two and …
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Hit Rewind: ‘An American Werewolf in London’ (1981)
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3 years ago

Hit Rewind: ‘An American Werewolf in London’ (1981)

And it’s safe to say the film’s irresistible mix has yet to be matched nearly 33 years later.

“London” revolutionized special effects for that era.

But the film works best …
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Hit Rewind: ‘Moonstruck’ (1987)
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3 years ago

Hit Rewind: ‘Moonstruck’ (1987)

The 1987 romance, which earned a Best Actress Oscar for Cher as well as a Supporting statuette for Olympia Dukakis, is like a ballad where the lyrics don’t make sense, …
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HiT Rewind:  ‘Grand Canyon’ (1991)
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3 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘Grand Canyon’ (1991)

The biggest question left by the ambitious film remains unanswered. Where did the great Kasdan go?

The man who directed “Body Heat,” “The Big Chill” and “The Accidental Tourist” and …
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