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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.

‘1941’- Steven Spielberg’s Worst Film Turns 40
3 weeks ago

‘1941’- Steven Spielberg’s Worst Film Turns 40

By  •  Reviews, Movies

World War films are an oddity as a Christmas time attraction, but many have opened around the holidays and found an appreciative crowd.

This year, Sam Mendes’ highly lauded “1917,” …
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‘Cats’ – Believe Every Ounce of the Awful Buzz
3 weeks ago

‘Cats’ – Believe Every Ounce of the Awful Buzz

By  •  Reviews, Movies

When I was 7 my father took me to see my first Broadway musical, which was “Cats.”

It was 1985, I was living in Riverdale, N.J. at the time and, …
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‘Rambo: Last Blood’ – Not Racist, Just Rushed and Raw
4 weeks ago

‘Rambo: Last Blood’ – Not Racist, Just Rushed and Raw

This hasn’t been a good year for iconic film franchises.

Just ask the minds behind high-profile duds like “Charlie’s Angels,” “Men in Black,” “Terminator” or “Dark Phoenix.” Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo: …
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‘Killer Tomatoes’ Is Worse Than You Remember
4 weeks ago

‘Killer Tomatoes’ Is Worse Than You Remember

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Some of my favorite movie memories are of finding B-movie VHS treasures with my Dad, cackling over the box art and renting the videocassette in search of cheap thrills.

While …
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The Force Fails, Big Time, in ‘Rise of Skywalker’
1 month ago

The Force Fails, Big Time, in ‘Rise of Skywalker’

“I got a bad feeling about this …”

Yes, that fan service line reappears in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The ninth and final film in the space saga …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Christmas with the Kranks’
1 month ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Christmas with the Kranks’

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If I had a bad-film choice on my Christmas wish list  it’s a major effort with big names leading to a disaster.

Enter “Christmas with the Kranks.”

This yuletide lump …
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The Best Films of 2019: And a Joker Shall Lead Them
1 month ago

The Best Films of 2019: And a Joker Shall Lead Them

Martin Scorsese picked a terrible time to trash comic book movies.

The Oscar winner mocked Marvel films earlier this year, proclaiming they weren’t “cinema.” The comments sparked a weeks-long outcry. …
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Why Rude, Crude ‘Bad Santa’ Nails That Christmas Spirit
1 month ago

Why Rude, Crude ‘Bad Santa’ Nails That Christmas Spirit

Confession: I’m a devout Christian and my favorite Christmas movie is “Bad Santa.”

This profane, wickedly and wincingly funny dark comedy captures the essence of the Christmas message better than …
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‘Bombshell’ Shreds Ailes, Trump and Storytelling 101
1 month ago

‘Bombshell’ Shreds Ailes, Trump and Storytelling 101

It take a full hour for “Bombshell” to resemble an actual movie.

Until that point, it’s a screeching op-ed against all things Fox News, real and imagined.

The “real” part …
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‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Shrewdly Stays the Course
1 month ago

‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Shrewdly Stays the Course

More of the same can be the best compliment to pay a sequel.

“Jumanji: The Next Level delivers just that, along with a double blast from the past.

The addition …
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