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Today’s consumers have more entertainment options than ever before thanks to technology and the explosion of new media outlets. That’s why Hollywood in Toto will help readers suss out the very best content across media. We all lead busy lives. Let’s consume only the highest quality movies, television shows and music with our limited leisure time.

Streaming Central: What’s New on Netflix?
5 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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Weinstein Breaks Promise, Will Produce Violent Films
5 years ago

Weinstein Breaks Promise, Will Produce Violent Films

Harvey Weinstein vowed to get out of the violent movie business, an oath that had a rather short shelf life.

Hollywood’s highest profile producer promised, in the wake of the …
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The Sad, Unpredictable Fall of Russell Brand
5 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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Found Footage Festival Brings VHS Follies to Your Town
5 years ago

Found Footage Festival Brings VHS Follies to Your Town

By  •  TV

The Found Footage Festival refuses to let those VHS memories disappear, even if our better judgment says they should remain “unfound” forever.

The annual event, celebrating its 10th anniversary of mocking these pop …
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HiT DVD Review: ‘Whitewash’
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5 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
5 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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5 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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HiT Interview: Film Reviewer Kyle Smith Smites Critical Groupthink
5 years ago

HiT Interview: Film Reviewer Kyle Smith Smites Critical Groupthink

The veteran NY Post critic shares his “best” hate mail via his blog, but he’s impossible to write off as a journalist who gleefully feeds his trolls. Smith’s critical takedowns …
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HiT DVD Review: ‘Blood Glacier’
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5 years ago

HiT DVD Review: ‘Blood Glacier’

The new DVD shows what happens when climate change shrinks the earth’s glaciers. Audiences are lulled to sleep by a preachy movie brimming with bargain basement effects.

The trouble starts with …
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‘Who You Gonna Call?’ EconPop Tackles ‘Ghostbusters’
5 years ago

‘Who You Gonna Call?’ EconPop Tackles ‘Ghostbusters’

By  •  Movies

“Ghostbusters” returns to theaters for its 30th anniversary today, and the folks at EconPop won’t let a reissue go to waste.

EconPop host Andrew Heaton describes how the classic comedy does …
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