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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: ‘The War of the Roses’ (1989)
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5 years ago

Hit Rewind: ‘The War of the Roses’ (1989)

His debut feature, “Throw Momma From the Train,” showed his peculiar bent for bleak comedy.

But that was merely the appetizer for the main course, a spicy dish dubbed “The …
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Will ‘Hating Obama’ Declare His Critics Racist?
5 years ago

Will ‘Hating Obama’ Declare His Critics Racist?

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Those years featured an all-out assault on President George W. Bush from all sides – media outlets, Hollywood and academia.

Perhaps the most illustrative example came with 2007’s “Death of the …
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HiT Movie Guide: ‘Maze Runner’ Recharges Dystopian Scene
5 years ago

HiT Movie Guide: ‘Maze Runner’ Recharges Dystopian Scene

“The Giver” and “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” both underwhelmed at the box office, the latter in spectacular fashion. Neither matched the financial muscle flexed by “The Hunger Games” and …
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‘Maze Runner’ Latest Y.A. Movie to Smash Statism
5 years ago

‘Maze Runner’ Latest Y.A. Movie to Smash Statism

It’s the basic storyline behind “The Hunger Games” franchise and “The Giver,” and shadings of it can be seen in the recent hit “Divergent.”

“The Maze Runner,” based on the …
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‘The Remaining’ Director Gives Apocalypse Genre Spiritual Spin
5 years ago

‘The Remaining’ Director Gives Apocalypse Genre Spiritual Spin

It wouldn’t be the first time those genres collided. Remember “The Passion of the Christ,” he argued.

La Scala eventually convinced studio executives to back a horror film based on Revelation. …
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HiT Review: ‘Frontera’
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5 years ago

HiT Review: ‘Frontera’

The events leading up to that moment avoid those hackneyed sentiments.

The drama, now playing in select cities and available via Video on Demand services, cast Ed Harris as a …
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Will Press Ask Michael Moore About His Fake News Stories?
5 years ago

Will Press Ask Michael Moore About His Fake News Stories?

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The most famous documentary director of the modern age just admitted he plants false stories in the press about his wealth.

Now, is that worth a follow-up question or two?


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HiT Rewind: ‘History of the World Part I’ (1981)
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5 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘History of the World Part I’ (1981)

Mel Brooks’ 1981 film “The History of the World Part I” remains a not-so-subtle reminder of the comedy legend’s chops. “History” is Brooks at his bipolar best, delivering classic bits one moment …
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Guerrilla Guide to Crashing Telluride Film Festival
5 years ago

Guerrilla Guide to Crashing Telluride Film Festival

The Saturday morning sun radiated down into the valley, illuminating every tree and rooftop with a glow that could only strengthen our conviction that it was going to be an …
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HiT Review: ‘The Drop’
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5 years ago

HiT Review: ‘The Drop’

“The Drop,” the actor’s final screen credit, doesn’t come close.

It’s intimate and brooding, unwilling to shed blood just for old time’s sake. In a way that’s why we’ll miss …
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