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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.

Agreeable ‘Rocketman’ Misses John’s Signature Spark
3 weeks ago

Agreeable ‘Rocketman’ Misses John’s Signature Spark

It’s impossible to watch “Rocketman” without comparing it to last year’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Both films cover rock gods who came of age in the 1970s. Each showcases their main character’s …
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‘King of the Monsters?’ Try 2019’s Sorriest Sequel
4 weeks ago

‘King of the Monsters?’ Try 2019’s Sorriest Sequel

It seems churlish to beat up on a Godzilla movie.

This isn’t the James Bond or Harry Potter franchise. Heck, Toho’s signature find is only slightly more respectable than the …
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De Palma’s ‘Domino’ Could Be His Worst … Ever
4 weeks ago

De Palma’s ‘Domino’ Could Be His Worst … Ever

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Brian De Palma’s “Domino” begins in Copenhagen, and for no apparent reason, in the barely-distant future of “June 10, 2020.”

An investigation between two cops, Christian (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Lars …
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4 Awkward, PC Updates That Hurt Disney’s ‘Aladdin’
4 weeks ago

4 Awkward, PC Updates That Hurt Disney’s ‘Aladdin’

The “Aladdin” live-action remake is fun for kids. Just don’t expect it to live up to the original.

Disney’s “Star Wars” advertising says, “every generation has a legend,” and when …
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Why ‘Aladdin’ Is a Paint-By-Numbers Good Time
1 month ago

Why ‘Aladdin’ Is a Paint-By-Numbers Good Time

Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” is neither a train wreck nor a “Beauty and the Beast” level treat.

That’s not for lack of trying, though. Everyone involved, from the CGI artists to …
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Why the Uber-Woke ‘Booksmart’ Will Shock You
1 month ago

Why the Uber-Woke ‘Booksmart’ Will Shock You

The teen comedy “Booksmart” is nothing short of a miracle.

It’s not “walk on water” material, mind you. Still, it could be the wokest film in modern screen history. And …
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‘Trial by Fire’ Can’t Rally Behind Dern’s Performance
1 month ago

‘Trial by Fire’ Can’t Rally Behind Dern’s Performance

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“Trial By Fire” opens in Corsicana, Texas of 1991, where Cameron Todd Willingham (Jack O’Connell) is viewed by neighbors to be acting suspiciously while fleeing his home as it burns …
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You’ll Wince, Laugh and Cheer at ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’
1 month ago

You’ll Wince, Laugh and Cheer at ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’

There are three kinds of people in the world.

Dog people. Cat people. And people who like watching dog people shoot, stab and slaughter hundreds on the big screen.

The …
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‘The Crow’ at 25: How It Paved Way for Nolan’s Bat Trilogy
1 month ago

‘The Crow’ at 25: How It Paved Way for Nolan’s Bat Trilogy

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In March of 1993, while filming a scene for “The Crow,” a “blank” gun backfired and Brandon Lee, the charming son of Bruce Lee, died on set.

The film opened …
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Meet ‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu’s’ Not So Secret Weapon
2 months ago

Meet ‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu’s’ Not So Secret Weapon

Few actors are as “on brand, all the time” as Ryan Reynolds.

He’s snarky in the “Deadpool” franchise, on social media and in countless commercials. So it’s not a shock …
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