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Christian Toto is an award-winning journalist, film critic and founder of HollywoodInToto.com. His movie reviews can be heard on multiple radio stations each week. He previously contributed to The Denver Post, The Washington Times, People magazine and The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and co-director of the Denver Film Critics Society.


Why Trump Shouldn’t Ask Celebrities to Perform at His Inauguration

Donald Trump is having a hard time lining up stars to perform at his inauguration. Is anyone shocked? Hollywood threw all its support to then-Sen. Barack Obama eight years ago. This time around, they supported Hillary. It became commonplace to hear celebrities name-drop Hitler when referring to the president-elect. TheWrap.com recently suggested Team Trump is … Continued

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When Entertainment Reporters Get Political

If you think liberal media bias is strictly an issue for The New York Times and the Washington Post, you haven’t looked at your average entertainment site lately. Nearly every major Hollywood news site leans left. It has been that way for some time, but in recent years it has gotten worse. The improbable rise … Continued

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Finally, a Movie that Gets Romance Right: “La La Land”

The new movie La La Land is hoovering up nominations this awards season. Critics are cheering its stars, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, and it’s an event whenever Hollywood makes another movie musical. But that’s not why people should rush out to see it. Director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) delivers the most unabashedly romantic movie in … Continued

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Why the Left Declared Open Season on Trump’s Children

No clear-thinking conservative attacked Barack and Michelle Obama’s children over the last eight years. Sasha and (until recently) Malia Obama are just teens, and no matter how nasty politics gets, for the most part decent people (and the media) go out of their way not to make the children of politicians the story. Or at … Continued

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We Miss “Elf” – and Other Decent Christmas Movies

It’s been thirteen very long years since Will Ferrell donned green tights for Elf. The 2003 comedy quickly became a holiday institution. And for very good reason. It’s funny, endearing, and timeless. Remember Buddy’s four food groups? How he took on one very stewed Santa? What about that angry elf, played by a pre-Game of … Continued

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When Hollywood Goes Liberal, It Goes Bankrupt

Not surprisingly, Hollywood has gone all in for Hillary Clinton during this election season. The Democratic Party’s nominee has stood by smiling as celebrities such as Jay Z and Beyoncé offered expletive-laced performances and raised money for her campaign. Yes, celebrities worshiped Barack Obama. They still do. But the combination of Hollywood’s Clinton campaign support … Continued

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The Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Heard Of

You don’t need to visit RottenTomatoes.com to find scary horror movies to watch this time of year. The list is obvious: The Shining. Halloween. Night of the Living Dead. The Exorcist. And, if you like to be scared without a drop of fake blood being shed, perhaps The Blair Witch Project. What if you’ve seen … Continued

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Tim Burton is Right About Hollywood Media Bias

Think mainstream media bias is bad? Have you read the entertainment news today? Oh, boy. The latest batch of WikiLeaks revelations show the cozy nature between some reporters and the Democratic party. You don’t need a leak to see something similar in entertainment coverage. Of course, Hollywood reporters have leaned left for some time. The … Continued

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Advice for Comedians from the Man Behind Leno’s Success

Dave Berg knows a thing or two about late night television. The veteran TV producer was a key force behind The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Not only did Leno successfully snatch the baton from the legendary Johnny Carson, he ruled over late night for more than two decades. Both Berg and Leno understood a … Continued

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