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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: ‘Contagion’ (2011)
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5 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘Contagion’ (2011)

So where are the thrills, the chases and the heart-stopping revelations that usually accompany this doomsday scenario? And why can’t Soderbergh, an Oscar winner himself for the 2000 film “Traffic,” …
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Why Adam Sandler Is Half Right with Netflix Movie Deal
5 years ago

Why Adam Sandler Is Half Right with Netflix Movie Deal

The two-time Oscar winner didn’t just roll the dice by starring in the first major Netflix original series “House of Cards.” Spacey aligned himself with quality source material (“Cards” is …
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Summer’s Box Office Doldrums Extend Through September
5 years ago

Summer’s Box Office Doldrums Extend Through September

The just-wrapped month served up the lowest tally since 2006, according to Box Office Mojo, down 11 percent from last year alone.

Solid performances from “No Good Deed,” “The Maze …
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Fall Movie Preview: My Date with Oscar
5 years ago

Fall Movie Preview: My Date with Oscar

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The Ben Affleck/Rosamund PIke thriller might dominate the box office, but it’s meant to vacuum up awards, nominations and critical huzzahs.

This is Oscar movie season, a time when every …
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‘Chef’ Serves Up Primer on American Dream
5 years ago

‘Chef’ Serves Up Primer on American Dream

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“Chef,” on home video Sept. 30, captures the American dream better than most recent films. And, in a case of life imitating art, this little indie ended up as one …
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Would You Pay $1 to See This Movie?
5 years ago

Would You Pay $1 to See This Movie?

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Yesterday we learned Netflix and The Weinstein Company are teaming up to bring a “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” sequel to both IMAX theaters and the streaming service on the same …
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Top 5 Disturbing Horror Movie Dolls
5 years ago

Top 5 Disturbing Horror Movie Dolls

The horror film “Annabelle” found its inspiration from a doll first seen in the 2013 hit “The Conjuring.”

The film was based on the exploits of a real husband and …
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EconPop’s Andrew Heaton Uses Humor to Promote Free Markets
5 years ago

EconPop’s Andrew Heaton Uses Humor to Promote Free Markets

That same man whips out his smart phone and shares an EconPop video extolling the free market via “Ghostbusters” clips … well, that’s a different story, says Andrew Heaton.

The …
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‘Chef’ Cooks Up Authentic Tale of Food Truck Life
5 years ago

‘Chef’ Cooks Up Authentic Tale of Food Truck Life

Much like Favreau’s character Carl Casper I rose through the restaurant ranks to eventually own my own food truck and then a brick and mortar spot, all under the same name …
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HiT Movie Review: ‘Believe Me’
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5 years ago

HiT Movie Review: ‘Believe Me’

It’s a spiritual second cousin to “The Book of Mormon” which similarly mocks the faithful but with a sweetness that undercuts the humor.

“Believe Me” isn’t nearly as funny – …
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