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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.

Why ‘Detroit’ Deserves a Second Chance on Blu-ray
2 months ago

Why ‘Detroit’ Deserves a Second Chance on Blu-ray

It’s not hard to imagine a world where “Detroit” stood in the thick of the Oscar race.

And why not? The film covers a devastating riot which left 43 people …
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The 5 Worst Movies of 2017 (No. 1 May Be Worst Ever!)
2 months ago

The 5 Worst Movies of 2017 (No. 1 May Be Worst Ever!)

Here’s betting industry insiders pray the 2018 year in film is nothing like the last 12 months.

It’s hard to pick the very worst revelation from 2017, even with welcome …
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Holiday DVD Autopsy: ‘Surviving Christmas’
2 months ago

Holiday DVD Autopsy: ‘Surviving Christmas’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Hollywood would have us believe Christmas is full of dark, dysfunctional families we must endure each December.

While some agree with that grim outlook, the numbers don’t support the melodrama.


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PC Slams, Epic Length Weaken ‘The Last Jedi’
3 months ago

PC Slams, Epic Length Weaken ‘The Last Jedi’

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” serves up moments you’ll like, maybe even love, throughout its 151-minute running time.

And then there’s the rest of it.

The latest “Star Wars” entry …
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Helms’ Apolitical ‘Fake News’ Can’t Help Bashing Guns
3 months ago

Helms’ Apolitical ‘Fake News’ Can’t Help Bashing Guns

By  •  Reviews, TV

The timing for Comedy Central’s newest faux news special couldn’t be better.

The past few days saw ABC News serve up a megaton retraction, followed closely by Reuters and CNN. It’s …
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‘C(ovell)’ Takes Immersive Theater in Giddy New Direction
3 months ago

‘C(ovell)’ Takes Immersive Theater in Giddy New Direction

One of the beautiful things about immersive theater is that the location itself can play an integral part of the piece.

Other times it can just be location bounded only …
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Why ‘Disaster Artist’ Might One Day Trump ‘The Room’
3 months ago

Why ‘Disaster Artist’ Might One Day Trump ‘The Room’

A year before Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room” hit theaters another pop culture phenomenon paved its path to cult status.

FOX’s “American Idol” showcased more than just unheralded singers competing for …
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The Very Best TV Shows of 2017 (With One Stipulation)
3 months ago

The Very Best TV Shows of 2017 (With One Stipulation)

By  •  Reviews, TV, Lists

Peak TV just keeps rolling along, and this year was no exception.

One begins to wonder how long this run of amazing television can last. For now, we’re golden. I’ll …
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Not Even Denzel Washington Can Save ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’
3 months ago

Not Even Denzel Washington Can Save ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

Denzel Washington can do almost anything on screen.

He rocked his role as a cowboy in “The Magnificent Seven,” scared us silly in “Training Day” and made us weep for …
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‘Man Who Invented Christmas’ Comes at a Perfect Time
3 months ago

‘Man Who Invented Christmas’ Comes at a Perfect Time

Do we really need another spin on Scrooge?

Yes, it’s a beloved story that demands to be told each Christmas. But when everyone from Mr. Magoo to the Muppets has …
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