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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.

Woke ‘Late Night’ Grabs Gold In Victimhood Olympics
3 days ago

Woke ‘Late Night’ Grabs Gold In Victimhood Olympics

Emma Thompson’s character in “Late Night,” Katherine Newbury, has held sway over the TV landscape for ages.

Think Johnny Carson, Jay Leno or David Letterman. She’s still a victim, though, …
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Humor, Scares Scarce in Anti-Trump ‘Dead Don’t Die’
6 days ago

Humor, Scares Scarce in Anti-Trump ‘Dead Don’t Die’

If deadpan comic Steven Wright appeared in “The Dead Don’t Die” he’d be the most energetic character on screen.

Director Jim Jarmusch’s attempt at a zombie comedy is that droll. …
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HiT Autopsy: Matthew Broderick’s ‘Godzilla’ (1998)
1 week ago

HiT Autopsy: Matthew Broderick’s ‘Godzilla’ (1998)

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With a new “Godzilla” in theaters we delve into a past iteration, the misbegotten 1998 version directed by Roland Emmerich.

Sony went through a number of prospective directors before Rollie-E …
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‘Star Trek V: The Final Frontier’ Isn’t The Dud You Remember
1 week ago

‘Star Trek V: The Final Frontier’ Isn’t The Dud You Remember

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Most Trekkies worth their weight in Tribbles can name off the important Stardates that define “Star Trek” history.

Take September 8, 1966: the first time “Star Trek” ever aired on …
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‘Dark Phoenix’ Offers Modest Superhero Rewards
1 week ago

‘Dark Phoenix’ Offers Modest Superhero Rewards

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is like the most expensive Netflix series ever made.

We’re not supposed to binge watch the franchise, but the films are part of a larger, surprisingly …
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Murray’s ‘Loopers’ Gives Caddies an Overdue Salute
2 weeks ago

Murray’s ‘Loopers’ Gives Caddies an Overdue Salute

“Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk” is a documentary about golf caddies.

Wait! Keep reading. I swear, this movie is a lot of fun, even if you couldn’t tell a bogie …
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‘The Perfection’ Shows Folly of Modern Film Hype
2 weeks ago

‘The Perfection’ Shows Folly of Modern Film Hype

It’s rare for a movie to hit theaters, or streaming services, these days with a healthy sense of surprise.

For blockbuster movies, that means we’ve already seen multiple trailers, production …
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Why ‘Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Was Worth the Wait
2 weeks ago

Why ‘Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Was Worth the Wait

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As the lights dimmed and Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” began, it hit me that I was seeing a movie that I never imagined would be made …
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Agreeable ‘Rocketman’ Misses John’s Signature Spark
2 weeks ago

Agreeable ‘Rocketman’ Misses John’s Signature Spark

It’s impossible to watch “Rocketman” without comparing it to last year’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Both films cover rock gods who came of age in the 1970s. Each showcases their main character’s …
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‘King of the Monsters?’ Try 2019’s Sorriest Sequel
3 weeks ago

‘King of the Monsters?’ Try 2019’s Sorriest Sequel

It seems churlish to beat up on a Godzilla movie.

This isn’t the James Bond or Harry Potter franchise. Heck, Toho’s signature find is only slightly more respectable than the …
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