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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.

‘One Cut of the Dead’ Is Too Cute by Half
1 month ago

‘One Cut of the Dead’ Is Too Cute by Half

Something strange is afoot in the first few minutes of “One Cut of the Dead.”

An uber-low budget crew is shooting a zombie picture. The lead actress can’t muster the …
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Why ‘Haunt’ May Become a Halloween Tradition
1 month ago

Why ‘Haunt’ May Become a Halloween Tradition

The premise behind “Haunt,” from the writers of “A Quiet Place,” won’t quicken anyone’s pulse.

It might have the opposite effect.

A group of college-age kids stumble across a haunted …
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‘Sound of My Voice’ Nails Ronstadt’s Voice, Grit
1 month ago

‘Sound of My Voice’ Nails Ronstadt’s Voice, Grit

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The stunning and wildly unpredictable life and career of recording artist Linda Ronstadt is presented in a gripping new documentary.

“Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” packs the expected concert …
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‘It Chapter Two’ Has Just One True Highlight
1 month ago

‘It Chapter Two’ Has Just One True Highlight

The second half of the “It” saga boasts the same director, screenwriter, source material and even the King himself.

Stephen, that is, via a cutesy cameo.

So what happened between …
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‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’ Piles on the Adoration
1 month ago

‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’ Piles on the Adoration

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The creation of “Fiddler on the Roof,” and its legacy as an enduring and important work, is explored in full in “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.”

If anything, in order …
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‘Itsy Bitsy’ Spins Impressive Web of Horror, Dysfunction
2 months ago

‘Itsy Bitsy’ Spins Impressive Web of Horror, Dysfunction

The spider thriller “Itsy Bitsy” has an identity problem.

Look no further than the film’s poster, which teases a romp you might find in the ’80s bargain bin. Even that …
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‘Don’t Let Go’ Offers One Thing Audiences Crave
2 months ago

‘Don’t Let Go’ Offers One Thing Audiences Crave

Tell us if you’ve heard this story before.

A man mourning the murder of his niece receives a phone call from her placed days before her death.

Huh?

“Don’t Let …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘The Vanishing’ (2019)
2 months ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘The Vanishing’ (2019)

By  •  Reviews, Movies

A number of entertainment writers banded together this month to celebrate the career of Scottish thespian Gerard Butler.

(Check out the hashtag #ButlerFest for some of the fun.)

His latest …
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‘Tone-Deaf’ Offers a Rare Break from Horror Tropes
2 months ago

‘Tone-Deaf’ Offers a Rare Break from Horror Tropes

By  •  Reviews, Movies

One of the bigger challenges facing most horror films is finding a departure from convention.

Even when coming up with an original concept most horror producers/directors lapse into the tropes …
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Forget ‘The Hunt’ … Remember 1996’s ‘The Last Supper?’
2 months ago

Forget ‘The Hunt’ … Remember 1996’s ‘The Last Supper?’

Bill Maher must have loved “The Last Supper.”

The HBO host loathes religion, so the title alone would make him smile. More importantly, the 1996 satire follows Leftists who murder …
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