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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.

Peele’s Left-Leaning ‘Us’ Earns Its Woke Status
4 days ago

Peele’s Left-Leaning ‘Us’ Earns Its Woke Status

No, “Get Out” wasn’t a fluke.

Jordan Peele, the funny sketch comic and Obama apologist from “Key & Peele,” stunned virtually everyone with his 2017 directorial debut.

Peele isn’t ready …
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‘Highwaymen’ – Overdue Return of the Good Guys
5 days ago

‘Highwaymen’ – Overdue Return of the Good Guys

“Bonnie and Clyde” delivered rousing entertainment … but with a curious aftertaste.

The 1967 film’s artistic bona fides are beyond significant debate. The way stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway …
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‘Five Feet Apart’ Is Two-Thirds a True Teen Charmer
2 weeks ago

‘Five Feet Apart’ Is Two-Thirds a True Teen Charmer

You just know the end of “Five Feet Apart” would wrestle the tears out of your eyes, by force if necessary.

The movie’s premise – two dying teens make an …
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‘Captain Marvel’ Drowns in Victimhood, Dull Action
3 weeks ago

‘Captain Marvel’ Drowns in Victimhood, Dull Action

Brie Larson’s promotional push for “Captain Marvel” couldn’t be more woke.

The Oscar winner railed against too many white male reporters, trumpeted the film’s feminist agenda and dictated which under-represented …
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Why ‘The ‘Burbs’ Cult Endures … 30 Years Later
3 weeks ago

Why ‘The ‘Burbs’ Cult Endures … 30 Years Later

I’ve been a fan of Tom Hanks’ “The ‘Burbs” ever since I first saw it as a 10-year-old on VHS in 1989.

Certainly, I’m not alone in my affection.

The …
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‘Greta’ Flirts with Camp Before Self-Destructing
4 weeks ago

‘Greta’ Flirts with Camp Before Self-Destructing

Freddy. Jason. Michael. Greta?

There’s something sneaky about positing an older French woman as an unstoppable force in director Neil Jordan’s thriller.

That’s where the ingenuity grinds to a halt.


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‘Office Space’ at 20: Why It’s as Relevant as Ever
4 weeks ago

‘Office Space’ at 20: Why It’s as Relevant as Ever

By  •  Reviews, Movies

There is a unifying quality to all of writer/director Mike Judge’s work – his ability to find humanity in a dehumanizing environment.

It may seem odd but there is a …
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‘Dragon: The Hidden World’ Spits Smoke, Not Fire
1 month ago

‘Dragon: The Hidden World’ Spits Smoke, Not Fire

All good things come to an end, even an underrated franchise like “How to Train Your Dragon.”

It’s not Pixar, nor has any “Dragon” film spawned endless merch. The series …
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‘Life After Flash’ Is Catnip for Cult Film Fanatics
1 month ago

‘Life After Flash’ Is Catnip for Cult Film Fanatics

When Sam J. Jones landed the title role in producer Dino De Laurentiis’s “Flash Gordon” he was on top of world — or perhaps the universe his character would famously …
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‘Happy Death Day 2U’ – Make It Stop!
1 month ago

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ – Make It Stop!

It helps if horror comedies don’t completely skip the whole “horror” part of the equation.

“Happy Death Day 2U” does just that, giving us the least inspired serial killer in …
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