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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.

Critics Weaponize Whiteness Against McKay, ‘Vice’
9 hours ago

Critics Weaponize Whiteness Against McKay, ‘Vice’

“Vice” is one of the most nominated films of 2018. That hardly tells the whole story.

Far-left director Adam McKay’s film chronicles the rise of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) through …
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HiT’s Worst Movies of 2018 (Refund Time!)
20 hours ago

HiT’s Worst Movies of 2018 (Refund Time!)

This critic once declared “Transformers: The Last Knight” was more than just a terrible, awful movie. The sequel represented the most painful movie-going experience of my professional life.

This year …
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HiT’s Best Movies of 2018
2 days ago

HiT’s Best Movies of 2018

Another year, another 12 months when TV stole film’s thunder.

We didn’t get an original episode of “Game of Thrones” in 2018. Otherwise, TV continued to dominate the pop culture …
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‘John Dies at the End’ Deserves Cult Classic Status
2 days ago

‘John Dies at the End’ Deserves Cult Classic Status

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Don Coscarelli’s “John Dies At The End” begins with a fantastic opening shot.

The camera glides across a snow-crested lawn to reveal, just in the distance, a horrible murder is …
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‘Mortal Engines’ (Mostly) Delivers What We Need
5 days ago

‘Mortal Engines’ (Mostly) Delivers What We Need

Well, you wanted something original, right?

Only the latest dystopian yarn, “Mortal Engines,” can’t help but pilfer in the third act. Let’s give the filmmakers points for good taste. The …
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‘Monster Party’ Won’t Leave Gore Enough Alone
1 week ago

‘Monster Party’ Won’t Leave Gore Enough Alone

Writer/director Chris von Hoffmann breaks out the yellow highlighter early and often in “Monster Party.”

The score is ominous (squeak!), goosed with audio NOS. The reaction shots are routinely wide …
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Why Van Sant’s ‘Psycho’ Remake Matters (Really)
1 week ago

Why Van Sant’s ‘Psycho’ Remake Matters (Really)

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The news that Gus Van Sant planned a “shot-by-shot remake” of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” was, for most film buffs, akin to finding out a dear friend had popped up in …
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DVD Autopsy: ‘Hotel Artemis’
3 weeks ago

DVD Autopsy: ‘Hotel Artemis’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

It’s not always with eager anticipation that I carve into a film’s corpse.

On occasion it can be a title I had either anticipated, or at least hoped, would be …
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Doc Reveals What Makes ‘Meow Wolf’ Magical
3 weeks ago

Doc Reveals What Makes ‘Meow Wolf’ Magical

The answer is in the film. What is Meow Wolf?

“Meow Wolf: The Origin Story” takes you on the journey to what it is today. It started as a collective …
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The Movie H’Wood Must Remake (But Won’t)
3 weeks ago

The Movie H’Wood Must Remake (But Won’t)

Name a classic, or even not-so-classic, movie. Chances are it’ll be remade sooner than later.

The options are endless, and the list is growing:

  • “Ace Ventura”
  • “Alien Nation”
  • “Child’s Play”

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