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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.

‘Last Night’ Dazzles in Its Denver Debut
3 weeks ago

‘Last Night’ Dazzles in Its Denver Debut

By  •  Reviews

You don’t have to pay exorbitant New York City prices to witness the birth of a stunning new play.

“Last Night and the Night Before,” running through Feb. 24 at …
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‘Kid Who Would Be King’ Packs Conservative Punch
3 weeks ago

‘Kid Who Would Be King’ Packs Conservative Punch

Today’s filmmakers routinely inject progressive messages into their product.

Sometimes it’s as overt as “Vice,” a movie dedicated to destroying the GOP.

It also can be infinitely more subtle. Look …
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‘Serenity’ Kicks of Worst of 2019 Race
3 weeks ago

‘Serenity’ Kicks of Worst of 2019 Race

If you’ve seen the trailer for “Serenity” you might think you know what to expect.

Not even close.

The term “bait and switch” rushes to mind. Then again, put yourself …
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Caine’s Sparkle Ignites Generic ‘King of Thieves’
3 weeks ago

Caine’s Sparkle Ignites Generic ‘King of Thieves’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

What can be said about Michael Caine that hasn’t been said before?

The man is a treasure. One of the last true personality or je ne sais quoi actors. These …
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That Shocking ‘Glass’ Reveal Is a Big, Fat Nothing
4 weeks ago

That Shocking ‘Glass’ Reveal Is a Big, Fat Nothing

M. Night Shyamalan hit a pop culture nerve with “Unbreakable.”

Few filmmakers took comic book movies seriously back in 2000. An even smaller group dropped these figures into the real …
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‘Punisher’ Falls Back on Hollywood’s Go-To Villain
1 month ago

‘Punisher’ Falls Back on Hollywood’s Go-To Villain

By  •  Reviews, TV

Here we go again.

It’s easy to watch “The Punisher” season two and see more Christianity bashing out of Hollywood. The major villain is a man of faith, a monster …
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Is ‘Acceptable Loss’ More Cheney Obsessed than ‘Vice?’
1 month ago

Is ‘Acceptable Loss’ More Cheney Obsessed than ‘Vice?’

Hollywood raged against both President George W. Bush and the Iraq War for years until studios realized no one wanted to see more movies on the subject.

Think commercial duds …
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Why ‘The Shrine’ Rises Above Cult Film Cliches
1 month ago

Why ‘The Shrine’ Rises Above Cult Film Cliches

There are a lot of horror films about cults, and with good reason.

We’re afraid of what we don’t understand, and it’s hard to understand why a group of otherwise …
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Why ‘Upside’ May Change Kevin Hart’s Career
1 month ago

Why ‘Upside’ May Change Kevin Hart’s Career

American remakes of foreign films get a bad rap, often for good reason.

Some Hollywood versions strip away what made the source material sparkle. “The Upside” does something similar to the …
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‘Struggle’ Netflix Doc Reveals Forgotten Genius
1 month ago

‘Struggle’ Netflix Doc Reveals Forgotten Genius

Could the modern age ever become so dark, so medieval, that mankind might forget say Copernicus, the Renaissance-era Pole who bravely put the Sun and not the Earth at the …
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