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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.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Saves Best for Last
1 month ago

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Saves Best for Last

Queen might be the most unlikely group in music history.

Its sound veered from opera to gospel, rockabilly to flat out rock. Queen’s signature hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” defies description.

Try …
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The Hanks-Aykroyd ‘Dragnet’ Deserved Better
1 month ago

The Hanks-Aykroyd ‘Dragnet’ Deserved Better

By  •  Reviews, Movies

“Dragnet” may not be the ultimate ’80s comedy, but it screams 1987 in ways that were unintended and quite intriguing.

Here are the facts.

Dan Aykroyd stars as Joe Friday, …
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HiT Reviews: ‘Mid90s,’ ‘Indivisible’
1 month ago

HiT Reviews: ‘Mid90s,’ ‘Indivisible’

The best nostalgia fests reel us in with period references but offer something more substantial … and timeless.

Take “Mid90s,” Jonah Hill’s directorial debut. The film’s title wants us to move …
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‘Hunter Killer’ – Pro Military, Anti Brain Cells
1 month ago

‘Hunter Killer’ – Pro Military, Anti Brain Cells

When Gerard Butler sets his jaw it stays set, Mister.

It happens the first time he addresses his crew in “Hunter Killer,” a submarine adventure with more testosterone than a …
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7 Reasons Sandler’s ‘Fresh’ Is a Minor Miracle
2 months ago

7 Reasons Sandler’s ‘Fresh’ Is a Minor Miracle

By  •  Reviews, TV

Adam Sandler is back. No, really.

The “Saturday Night Live” alum never went away, mind you. He’s been a presence in our lives since those “SNL” days, cranking out films …
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‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Will Leave You Raw
2 months ago

‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Will Leave You Raw

Call it Cop Privilege. 

Arrest enough thugs, and society owes you much more than your cop salary. It’s what Mel Gibson’s character swears by in “Dragged Across Concrete.”

Yes, we’re back in …
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7 Amazing [But True] Facts About The Monkees
2 months ago

7 Amazing [But True] Facts About The Monkees

By  •  Music

Fifty two years ago four “pre-fab” actors launched the most misunderstood band in rock history.

“The Monkees” debuted on NBC Sept. 12, 1966, building the prototypical “boy band” template in …
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‘Big Kill’ – All Western Cliches, No Cattle
2 months ago

‘Big Kill’ – All Western Cliches, No Cattle

By  •  Reviews, Movies

I want to go easy on writer/director Scott Martin’s “Big Kill.”

It’s an earnest western that is clearly in love with the genre and its cinematic lineage. Unfortunately, evoking the …
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Trump Derangement Crushes Fun from Comic ‘Oath’
2 months ago

Trump Derangement Crushes Fun from Comic ‘Oath’

Here’s one of the Trump era’s lamest bromides:

[Insert Movie or TV Title] is what we need now more than ever.

In the case of “The Oath,” there’s a kernel …
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This ‘Halloween’ Makes Michael Myers Mortal
2 months ago

This ‘Halloween’ Makes Michael Myers Mortal

For five glorious minutes, the thinking behind a new “Halloween” saga makes perfect sense.

That elation fades the moment Michael Myers puts his signature mask back on. The newest chapter …
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