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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.

Top 10 Schools from Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fare
4 years ago

Top 10 Schools from Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fare

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These tales also introduce us to schools which help our heroes navigate the moral issues in play. Here are 10 prime examples of places of learning we wish we could audit.

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‘Rolling Papers’ Doc Uses Denver to Tell National Pot Saga
4 years ago

‘Rolling Papers’ Doc Uses Denver to Tell National Pot Saga

When Colorado filmmaker Mitch Dickman drives out of state people immediately ask about his state’s marijuana laws.

They see those Colorado plates and can’t help themselves. Some questions get right …
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‘Almost Sunrise’ Embraces Healing, Not Partisan Red Meat
4 years ago

‘Almost Sunrise’ Embraces Healing, Not Partisan Red Meat

The Emmy-nominated director’s next film, “Almost Sunrise,” focuses on two veterans and their quest to heal from their war-time experiences. The documentary touches on military suicide rates, post-traumatic stress disorder and …
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‘The Giver’ Reveals Utopia’s Steep Price Tag
4 years ago

‘The Giver’ Reveals Utopia’s Steep Price Tag

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There’s truth in that. When I look at kids’ and YA books, they’re often loaded with big, ticklish issues that adult novels rarely seem to touch. While we grown-ups thumb …
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How Adam Sandler Broke Up with America
4 years ago

How Adam Sandler Broke Up with America

Movies like “Seven Pounds” and “Larry Crowne” crashed at the box office. Ticket buyers didn’t care that Smith and Hanks were front and center in them, respectively. The decline of …
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HiT Rewind: ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008)
4 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008)

It’s a blessing to settle into your favorite recliner and watch “The Dark Knight.”

All the hype fades when the Joker drops his first victim. That the victim is one …
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Hit Rewind: ‘An American Werewolf in London’ (1981)
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4 years ago

Hit Rewind: ‘An American Werewolf in London’ (1981)

And it’s safe to say the film’s irresistible mix has yet to be matched nearly 33 years later.

“London” revolutionized special effects for that era.

But the film works best …
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Hit Rewind: ‘Moonstruck’ (1987)
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5 years ago

Hit Rewind: ‘Moonstruck’ (1987)

The 1987 romance, which earned a Best Actress Oscar for Cher as well as a Supporting statuette for Olympia Dukakis, is like a ballad where the lyrics don’t make sense, …
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HiT Rewind:  ‘Grand Canyon’ (1991)
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5 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘Grand Canyon’ (1991)

The biggest question left by the ambitious film remains unanswered. Where did the great Kasdan go?

The man who directed “Body Heat,” “The Big Chill” and “The Accidental Tourist” and …
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HiT Rewind:  ‘The Sure Thing’ (1985)
5 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘The Sure Thing’ (1985)

Today’s teens have Michael Cera as their on-screen surrogate, the man-child cast to trip and stumble into love in movies like “Juno” and “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist.”

Teens of …
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