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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.

One Element Makes ‘The Catcher Was a Spy’ Suspect
2 days ago

One Element Makes ‘The Catcher Was a Spy’ Suspect

Paul Rudd sure has range, and that has nothing to do with him shrinking to the size of an ant.

The comic actor sheds his wisecracking ways (mostly) for “The …
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7 Instant Takeaways from a ‘Warriors’ Viewer Virgin
4 days ago

7 Instant Takeaways from a ‘Warriors’ Viewer Virgin

“Warriors … come out to play-ay!”

Director Walter Hill’s 1979 gang epic is a curiosity in 2018. The film ruled its opening weekend with a $3 million haul, en route …
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HiT Movie Reviews: ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘Tag
7 days ago

HiT Movie Reviews: ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘Tag

Slowly but surely Disney is getting woke.

That doesn’t mean the mega studio is going the full Social Justice route. Still, little by little woke elements are creeping into its …
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HiT Movie Reviews: ‘Ocean’s 8,’ ‘Hereditary’
2 weeks ago

HiT Movie Reviews: ‘Ocean’s 8,’ ‘Hereditary’

Heist movies demand a very specific list of ingredients.

Attractive stars. A complicated plan. A big ol’ twist (the more, the better, though). And antiheroes so good at their gig …
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‘Filmworker’ Shows Why Perfection Was Kubrick’s Only Goal
2 weeks ago

‘Filmworker’ Shows Why Perfection Was Kubrick’s Only Goal

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The first thing you hear in Tony Zierra’s documentary “Filmworker” is Leon Vitali’s voice.

It’s striking how familiar, gravelly but soothing, friendly yet authoritative his voice is. For fans of …
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Ceaseless Fun Takes Immersive Theater Out for a Poetic Spin
2 weeks ago

Ceaseless Fun Takes Immersive Theater Out for a Poetic Spin

Immersive theater takes many different forms.

The Los Angeles–based production company Ceaseless Fun has put together a trilogy that takes its cues more from poetry than linear narrative structure. The …
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How ‘Adrift’ Delicately Balances Love, Tension and Mother Nature
3 weeks ago

How ‘Adrift’ Delicately Balances Love, Tension and Mother Nature

Love is rarely in the air at your local cineplex.

The rom-com is all but dead, buried by Kate Hudson and Tinsel Town’s increasingly tin ear. Tear jerker romances come …
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‘Human Error’ Mocks Liberals, Conservatives in Equal Doses
4 weeks ago

‘Human Error’ Mocks Liberals, Conservatives in Equal Doses

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The “Can’t We All Just Get Along” genre just grew by one.

The fact that “Human Error” stands virtually alone in this category is sad. It’s also a start. A …
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Why ‘Solo’ Is Paint-By-Numbers ‘Star Wars’ Fan Fiction
4 weeks ago

Why ‘Solo’ Is Paint-By-Numbers ‘Star Wars’ Fan Fiction

The cogs behind Disney’s massive “Star Wars” investment have never been so … obvious.

It’s foolish to ignore the marketing might behind the space saga. Every step of the franchise …
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Why ‘Wild at Heart’ Is a Love Letter to America, Warts and All
1 month ago

Why ‘Wild at Heart’ Is a Love Letter to America, Warts and All

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David Lynch’s “Wild At Heart” is about two lovers, Sailor Ripley (Nicolas Cage) and Lulu Fortune (Laura Dern).

Their tender, youthful and sex-crazed romance is constantly hindered by the presence …
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