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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.

HiT Rewind: ‘Avatar’ (2009)
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3 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘Avatar’ (2009)

  • Does the film still captivate in one less dimension?
  • Are those clunky lectures still obnoxious on a second viewing?
  • Did James Cameron get robbed of a Best Director Oscar?

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‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ Promises Political Firepower
3 years ago

‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ Promises Political Firepower

By  •  Movies

Will the “Monsters” sequel pick up that baton and dash with it?

“Monsters: Dark Continent” doesn’t have a U.S. theatrical release date yet, but the trailer and official synopsis suggest …
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Show Business? Hollywood Picks Ideology Over Box Office
3 years ago

Show Business? Hollywood Picks Ideology Over Box Office

Hard to imagine that conversation happening any time soon. Yet some major Hollywood players are banking on audiences clamoring to choose between those two subjects.

Robert Redford will star in …
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HiT Review: ‘The Last of Robin Hood’
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3 years ago

HiT Review: ‘The Last of Robin Hood’

“The Last of Robin Hood” shows Flynn’s influence on a directorial team determined to bring Beverly’s affair with Flynn to the big screen.

Directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (“Quinceañera”) …
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Streaming Central: What’s New on Netflix?
3 years ago

Streaming Central: What’s New on Netflix?

By  •  TV, Movies

The streaming service routinely mixes both fresh films and TV shows into its repertoire. Occasionally, a lapsed license means some content disappears from the service.

For now, consider the following …
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Harvey Weinstein Breaks Promise, Will Produce More Violent Fare
3 years ago

Harvey Weinstein Breaks Promise, Will Produce More Violent Fare

Hollywood’s highest profile producer promised, in the wake of the shootings at an Aurora, Colo. movie theater in 2012, that he would reassess his role in bringing violent content to …
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The Sad, Unpredictable Fall of Russell Brand
3 years ago

The Sad, Unpredictable Fall of Russell Brand

The British comic put his complicated past aside for 2008’s “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” a comedy that showcased his professional quirks. He played a rock star who stole our hero’s girl without …
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HiT DVD Review: ‘Whitewash’
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3 years ago

HiT DVD Review: ‘Whitewash’

The “Wings” star showed a saltier side in the wine dramedy, a far cry from his sitcom persona. That led to a career reboot – steady gigs in high-profile projects …
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Found Footage Is Murdering the Horror Genre
3 years ago

Found Footage Is Murdering the Horror Genre

The late comic milked that for laughs, tugging on his tie in mock desperation. The horror genre, by embracing found footage storytelling, is only making matters worse.

The found footage …
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HiT Blu-ray Review: ‘Cabin Fever: Patient Zero’
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3 years ago

HiT Blu-ray Review: ‘Cabin Fever: Patient Zero’

Instead, we’re left with “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero,” an equally apt name for a movie that can’t justify the franchise’s purpose. It even fails to stoke our fears in the wake …
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