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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.

PC Slams, Epic Length Weaken ‘The Last Jedi’
2 months ago

PC Slams, Epic Length Weaken ‘The Last Jedi’

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” serves up moments you’ll like, maybe even love, throughout its 151-minute running time.

And then there’s the rest of it.

The latest “Star Wars” entry …
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Why ‘Disaster Artist’ Might One Day Trump ‘The Room’
3 months ago

Why ‘Disaster Artist’ Might One Day Trump ‘The Room’

A year before Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room” hit theaters another pop culture phenomenon paved its path to cult status.

FOX’s “American Idol” showcased more than just unheralded singers competing for …
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Not Even Denzel Washington Can Save ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’
3 months ago

Not Even Denzel Washington Can Save ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

Denzel Washington can do almost anything on screen.

He rocked his role as a cowboy in “The Magnificent Seven,” scared us silly in “Training Day” and made us weep for …
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‘Man Who Invented Christmas’ Comes at a Perfect Time
3 months ago

‘Man Who Invented Christmas’ Comes at a Perfect Time

Do we really need another spin on Scrooge?

Yes, it’s a beloved story that demands to be told each Christmas. But when everyone from Mr. Magoo to the Muppets has …
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‘Justice League’ – The Frankenstein’s Monster of Super Films
3 months ago

‘Justice League’ – The Frankenstein’s Monster of Super Films

Want a sneak peek at the critic quotes coming soon for “Justice League?”

  • It’s not the disaster you fear!
  • Erase all memories of “The Avengers” and you’ll have a …
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‘The Star’ May Be Your Next Christmas Tradition
3 months ago

‘The Star’ May Be Your Next Christmas Tradition

The minds behind “The Star” must know the animation template by heart at this point.

The clunky Top 40 music montages. The wink-wink sight gags aimed at the adults in …
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DVD Autopsy: ‘The Emoji Movie’
3 months ago

DVD Autopsy: ‘The Emoji Movie’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The common refrain about Hollywood having no more original ideas has an adjunct reality: many of their “new” ideas are better unrealized.

As an example, I give you “The Emoji …
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‘Orient Express’ Remake’s Big Gamble (Mostly) Works
3 months ago

‘Orient Express’ Remake’s Big Gamble (Mostly) Works

Hercule Poirot finds himself in uncharted waters in 2017.

Agatha Christie’s super sleuth can crack any case. But can he handle a marketplace with little appetite for dense dialogue or …
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Why ‘The Misogynists’ Is a Minor Hollywood Miracle
4 months ago

Why ‘The Misogynists’ Is a Minor Hollywood Miracle

It’s hard not to expect the mother of all anti-Trump diatribes from “The Misogynists.”

The film, which recently screened at the Denver Film Festival, follows two Donald Trump acolytes in …
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Why ‘Jane’ Is as Miraculous as Its Singular Subject
4 months ago

Why ‘Jane’ Is as Miraculous as Its Singular Subject

By  •  Reviews, Movies

There are names that automatically bring to mind a lifetime of research and empathy towards simians.

  • Dian Fossey’s extensive time with mountain gorillas
  • Birute Galdikus’ study of orangutans

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