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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.

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ – Make It Stop!
2 months ago

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ – Make It Stop!

It helps if horror comedies don’t completely skip the whole “horror” part of the equation.

“Happy Death Day 2U” does just that, giving us the least inspired serial killer in …
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‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Barely Scratches Rom-Com Target
2 months ago

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Barely Scratches Rom-Com Target

It’s hard to parody a genre already given its last rites.

Hollywood unofficially gave up on rom-coms a while ago, having failed to find a formula to satisfy our cravings. …
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‘Boy Called Sailboat’ Hints at a Greater Truth
2 months ago

‘Boy Called Sailboat’ Hints at a Greater Truth

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Once at a family gathering several relatives tried their best to convince me that Orson Welles had directed “The Third Man.”

I knew it wasn’t true but couldn’t for the …
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‘Possum’ Burrows Under Your Skin, Won’t Leave
2 months ago

‘Possum’ Burrows Under Your Skin, Won’t Leave

The indie thriller “Possum” won’t spark a new horror franchise.

Nor will the movie, on home video Feb. 12, be embraced by the masses. It’s too quirky, slow moving and …
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‘Lego Movie 2’ Revels in Meta Gags (Between Woke Nods)
2 months ago

‘Lego Movie 2’ Revels in Meta Gags (Between Woke Nods)

No film franchise epitomizes our ADHD film culture better than the “Lego” series.

Rapid fire jokes. Blazingly fast pop culture references. Blink and you miss a half dozen winks and/or …
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‘Deplorables Tour’ Comics Punished for Trump Support
2 months ago

‘Deplorables Tour’ Comics Punished for Trump Support

It took only one night with The Deplorables Tour for Brian Haner to learn what happens when you publicly support President Donald Trump.

Haner, a sessions musician turned comic performer, …
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‘America the Beautiful’ Drowns in Trump Hatred
2 months ago

‘America the Beautiful’ Drowns in Trump Hatred

“America the Beautiful” combines the most annoying tics from found footage films with full on Trump Derangement Syndrome.

And it’s even worse than it sounds.

The film, which debuted last …
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DVD Autopsy: ‘Speed Kills’
2 months ago

DVD Autopsy: ‘Speed Kills’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

John Travolta as a speed boat racer mixed up in the drug trade? You have my attention.

Make it based on the life of South Florida boating titan Don Aronow, …
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Why Ambitious ‘Miss Bala’ Comes Up So Short
3 months ago

Why Ambitious ‘Miss Bala’ Comes Up So Short

“Miss Bala” is an action movie without much action, and a character study with a blank slate at its core.

What’s left? A lead actress who deserves better and, should …
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Hulu’s ‘Down’ Delivers Thrills for Valentine’s Day
3 months ago

Hulu’s ‘Down’ Delivers Thrills for Valentine’s Day

By  •  Reviews, TV

Did you ever step onto the elevator, see an attractive stranger and think, “well, this isn’t so bad…”

The new Hulu horror entry “Down” starts at that ambiguous moment. Two …
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