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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.

Why ‘Down a Dark Hall’ Is a Certified Dud
2 days ago

Why ‘Down a Dark Hall’ Is a Certified Dud

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Everyone in “Down A Dark Hall” is in need of redemption, and I’m not talking about the characters.

This Young Adult novel adaptation has a collection of great performers in …
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HiT Reviews: ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Mile 22’
2 days ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Mile 22’

Could an all-Asian cast bring the rom-com back from the grave? It won’t be for lack of trying.

“Crazy Rich Asians” clings to rom-com formulas like Kathy Griffin embracing her …
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‘Animal House’ Is Even More Offensive in Our PC Age
4 days ago

‘Animal House’ Is Even More Offensive in Our PC Age

Forty years ago a filthy little film was unleashed upon the world.

This movie would go on to make back its meager $3 million budget 47 times. That made it …
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‘Return of Living Dead II’ – ’80s Horror at Its Worst
5 days ago

‘Return of Living Dead II’ – ’80s Horror at Its Worst

Scream Factory’s love for aging horror fare can’t be denied.

Some movies, sadly, don’t deserve that affection. “Return of the Living Dead Part II” should be Exhibits A, B and …
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‘Keepers of the Magic’ Offers Long Overdue Praise
1 week ago

‘Keepers of the Magic’ Offers Long Overdue Praise

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Vic Sarin’s “Keepers of the Magic” interviews some of the greatest cinematographers who ever lived.

These artists’ contributions to cinema can, indeed, be described as magical.

While Sarin, a gifted …
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HiT Reviews: ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘The Meg’
1 week ago

HiT Reviews: ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘The Meg’

At his best, Spike Lee jams the screen with images that make the frame shimmer.

He hasn’t been “at his best” in some time. Ages, really.

For every “Do the …
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‘Dog Days’ Is a Slobbering Kiss of a Comedy
2 weeks ago

‘Dog Days’ Is a Slobbering Kiss of a Comedy

Your patience with “Dog Days” may be directly proportional to one simple fact.

Are you a dog person?

Check that box and you’ll put up with plenty, from a bloated …
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‘Dark Money’ Only Tells Half the Story
2 weeks ago

‘Dark Money’ Only Tells Half the Story

“Dark Money” bills itself as an exploration of the effects of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United campaign finance decision.

The documentary uncovers a world of dark money buying legislatures, state …
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‘The Fugitive’ at 25: Why It’s Better Than Ever
2 weeks ago

‘The Fugitive’ at 25: Why It’s Better Than Ever

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Arriving at the tail end of the summer of 1993, “The Fugitive” seemed like a late-in-the-game long shot … until Warner Bros. unveiled that trailer.

Despite a busy summer of …
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HiT Rewind: ‘Jaws 2’ (1978)
2 weeks ago

HiT Rewind: ‘Jaws 2’ (1978)

Try finding a more prototypical sequel than “Jaws 2.”

The second in the four-film franchise hit theaters in 1978 minus much of what made the original so special. No epic …
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