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Hollywood has done a tremendous job of merging comics and movies of late. Gone are the days of flat capes, visible wires, and cheesy slogans. Both Marvel and DC have upped their games significantly and we, the movie going nerd public are the winners.

While the space hot-rodding, Falcon flying, Lando smirking trailer looked absolutely incredible, I’m just a teensy bit apprehensive. Okay, I'm scared to pieces. Movie makers today have this need to make everything as appealing as possible for every segment of society, lest they miss out on box off sales from one demographic or other.


Christian Toto covers the full-spectrum of entertainment at Hollywood in Toto. The HiT website and podcast cover the big things coming out of Hollywood just like other entertainment sites do. But they also cover the smaller things you haven’t yet discovered. That’s one unique thing about HiT. What’s another one? Hollywood in Toto covers the world of entertainment without pushing the latest progressive narratives and causes.


“Women are badassess!” Did you know that? Of course you did, because you can’t get away from media and activists telling you it.

12 Days of Christmas On A Budget by The Odd1sOut. Really, who can afford all that stuff? The Odd1sOut presents cute, geeky and more affordable options. Lovingly compiled by Lisa Kay Tate
It’s on every party playlist, bombards us on the radio several times a year, and is often a fixture at school and church Christmas programs.

The Loftus Party is big in to supporting folks we like. So take a look at Joe DeVito telling some truth about on-line dating. You can hear more from Joe on this week's podcast. Take a listen!


I finished binging Marvel’s The Punisher series on Netflix, and as heartbreakingly tragic a character as Frank Castle has always been, it is really hard not to love this bad boy.


Just like in real life, you got to work for that good stuff! Star Wars Battlefront II is great. Micro transactions? Suck.
I’ll make this easy. You want this game. Boom. Done. That was easy!


Oh December 1st, you can not come fast enough. By then I will be finished binging on The Punisher and looking forward to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Now in between I will be able to enjoy Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on Netflix, so awesome. And the best news of all my hero is back!


According to my Twitter profile, I’ve been wasting valuable life that I will never get back since 2012. I reckon that makes me an expert on Twitter the same way Matt Yglesias is an expert because he knows Ezra Klein.


Millie Bobby Brown, known to fans of Stranger Things as Eleven, sat with Variety to talk about the new season starting tomorrow. While she was very circumspect about the "No Spoliers" rule, she did promise that Season 2 will give us more of Eleven's backstory. 


As someone who grew up on comic books, the day and age in which we live always makes me smile. To see everyone from Captain America to Wonder Woman recreated, and recreated well, on the big screen is fantastic! I love it! As a kid, the television adaptation of Wonder Woman was only good because Lynda Carter had the God-given ability to pull boys through puberty just by showing up. I watched her faithfully. As a result, I’m no longer in puberty.


First of all, let me say something right outta the gate:  I’ve never reviewed a Video game before.  I’ve never reviewed anything!  I am new.  I’m a TV writer and comedian.  That’s what I do for a living.  But I love video games so… here I go.  Write about what you love, as they say.



Frank Castle is getting his own Netflix series in November and this trailer indicates it will not disappoint.


Up until today, the movie that will reveal the young Han Solo, before he ran into the Skywalkers, did not have a name. Now we can all refer to it as Solo: A Star Wars Story. Am I the only one not impressed?


Marvel Studios just released the full length trailer for Black Panther. Fast paced with a thumping soundtrack, the premiere implies a visual thrill ride of a film, typical of the studio in recent offerings.


When we look around at the tragedy, terror, and evil found in the world today, we all need something soft to hold. At least for right now, we need Porgs.


During ESPN’s NFL game on Monday night the new trailer for Star Wars – The Last Jedi was unveiled.


The movie trailer for The Death of Stalin, had us crying with laughter. It is a comedy, albeit a dark one, that envisions the political machinations following the death of the Communist dictator of Russia.


If there is one thing 21st century politically-minded people from all across the spectrum have in common, is that they love their boycotts. As a capitalist, I understand this reaction, but I’ve never been good at these things.


I binge watched Season 1 and am dying to see what Season 2 brings. Still full of kitschy 80”s references and a good old fashioned doses of psychological terror according to the trailers, Season 2 lands just in time for Halloween 2017.

The Marvel Universe has a large expanse of Dork Matter. That is, an amorphous blob of good think which is choking out a good percentage of their potential readership. Daddy Warpig lays out the contro...
This weekend, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales had the honor (if you want to call it that) of being in the top slot of one of the worst Memorial Day box office weekends in several year...
Remember the hit television show The West Wing? It ran from 1999 to 2006 and was highly rated, winning three Golden Globe Awards and 26 Emmys. Even with its overt left-wing bias, Sorkin’s storylines g...
Well, I can knock another concert off my bucket list, but not for the reason I wanted. This time, it's Todd Rundgren, whose Bang On The Drum All Day and Hello, It’s Me were constant mix tape choices ...
Stephen Colbert’s disgusting, homophobic rant about President Trump; special snowflake safe spaces on college campuses; and news media pretenses about press rights being eviscerated under our new fasc...

About a month ago I went on a Groucho Marx YouTube binge, watching the videos then moving on to the recommended links. I ended up on the Friar's Club roasts of the early Seventies. Although I was a ki...

Please keep in mind that whenever I say “you” in this piece, I don’t mean you. I mean somebody else who isn’t you. This also goes for “we” and “our.” When I say we, I mean other people including me, b...
In "A Lesson for Today," first shared by Robert Frost in 1941, was his reflection on the purpose of writing poetry. Frost explained it as his personal "lover's quarrel with the world." Poetry as an ar...

Tom Brady has found a bit of success as a professional football player. Yet despite this, he still has a chip on his shoulder from being drafted late by the New England Patriots. People inevitably fin...