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Today’s audiences don’t just watch movies at the local cineplex. They screen them on their laptops, tablets and smart phones as well. The genres may be different, but Hollywood in Toto looks at entertainment value first and foremost when helping you pick the best movie for your favorite media player.

‘Ready or Not’ Spins Silver from Absurd Premise
4 days ago

‘Ready or Not’ Spins Silver from Absurd Premise

The trailer for “Ready or Not” gives away almost everything.

A beautiful bride (Samara Weaving) realizes her in-laws’ wedding gift is a deadly one: Her murder. Now, it’s time to …
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Why ‘Hot Air’ Is a Chilling Assault on Free Speech
5 days ago

Why ‘Hot Air’ Is a Chilling Assault on Free Speech

“Hot Air” is more grinded ax than feature film.

Steve Coogan stars as a Rush Limbaugh type whose world is overturned when his mixed-race niece enters his life.

What follows …
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Critic Confessions: 7 Movies Dads Should Stream ASAP
7 days ago

Critic Confessions: 7 Movies Dads Should Stream ASAP

Streaming technology has been a bonanza for this dad. Sometimes I even have time to watch an entire movie by myself.

It’s not often. Put it in the “blue moon” …
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‘The Nightingale’ Blends Genres for Maximum Impact
1 week ago

‘The Nightingale’ Blends Genres for Maximum Impact

By  •  Reviews, Movies

In “The Nightingale,” from “The Babadook” writer/director Jennifer Kent, Clare (Aisling Franciosi) is a woman living in a brutal, predominantly male environment of 19th century Australia.

Clare is Irish, enraged …
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‘Good Boys’ Makes the Most of Pre-Teen Virtue
1 week ago

‘Good Boys’ Makes the Most of Pre-Teen Virtue

There’s an undeniable tension at the heart of “Good Boys,” Hollywood’s latest raunch-fest.

Here are three boys … boys, mind you, and they just want to act their age. In …
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‘Gwen’ Offers Slow Burn Scares with a Sly Surprise
1 week ago

‘Gwen’ Offers Slow Burn Scares with a Sly Surprise

In “Gwen,” first-time director William McGregor’s turns the scenic countryside of North Wales into something unsettling in its lush desolation.

An omnipresent fog encloses the land around the film’s eponymous …
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Here’s Why the Live-Action ‘Dora’ Destroys the Doubters
2 weeks ago

Here’s Why the Live-Action ‘Dora’ Destroys the Doubters

Turning animated shows into live-action movies is a terrible idea on paper.

Could any kid actor truly play Bart Simpson or Gene Belcher? Imagine the poor soul attempting to bring …
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‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ Is the Lovable Romp We Needed
2 weeks ago

‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ Is the Lovable Romp We Needed

There’s a reason Hollywood can’t quit Shia LaBeouf.

Sure, he played a part in that dispiriting “Indiana Jones” sequel and can’t keep himself out of embarrassing headlines. The 33-year-old star …
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‘Them That Follow’ Arrives with One Two Many Subplots
2 weeks ago

‘Them That Follow’ Arrives with One Two Many Subplots

By  •  Reviews, Movies

In the disturbing drama, “Them That Follow,” Walton Goggins plays Lemuel, a preacher who uses snakes as a pivotal part of his worship service.

An isolated community has formed around …
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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ – Loud, Dumb, Silly and Spectacular
3 weeks ago

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ – Loud, Dumb, Silly and Spectacular

Each new “Fast & Furious” entry should come with a warning label.

For maximum pleasure, please disconnect your frontal lobe. Thank you, and make sure you pick up a cool, …
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