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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.


Stop Apologizing to Social Justice Warriors. It Just Feeds their Sanctimony.

Laurie Forest’s first YA novel earned the kind of reviews most authors dream about. Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) swiftly transformed those raves into a woke nightmare. Yet Forest persisted, and overcame the mob. And other artists should, too, if they have any hope of surviving the next wave of unseemly politically correct attacks on their … Continued

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Michael Jackson and the Dead Celebrity Problem

The dead celebrity business is alive, well—and deeply disturbing. It’s not new, of course. Elvis Presley’s death didn’t stop his estate from making money for decades. Rapper Tupac Shakur cranked out albums years after his still-unsolved murder in 1996. More recently, Hologram USA, a company that broadcasts hologram concerts by dead performers, is suing the … Continued

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Al Gore’s Environmental Messiah Complex

Al Gore says preaching to the choir just isn’t enough in 2017. His new film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, aims to reach the “deniers” who cling to their conservative talking points about global warming- or rather, climate change. The former Vice President has spent more than a decade warning the world about the … Continued

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Is Common Sense (Finally) Making a Comeback?

You know American culture is on the decline when we look back on the old Baywatch television show and mourn its “innocence.” At a time when conservative speakers on campus are regularly shouted down and physically attacked, and when even reliably staid news outlets sound like The National Enquirer, it’s difficult to be optimistic about … Continued

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Why ‘Baywatch’ Bombed at the Box Office: It’s Vulgar

The original “Baywatch” TV series was dumb, hokey and arguably sexist. It was also one of television’s more enjoyable guilty pleasures. The same cannot be said of the recently-released Baywatch movie, whose uber-fit stars (and cameos from original Baywatch cast members David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson) couldn’t save it from a poor showing at the … Continued

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Why Those ‘Woke’ Feminist Movies and TV Shows Are So Bad

When does a television show cross the line from entertainment into propaganda? Consider the upcoming Netflix show, GLOW. The setup is promising. The series is a fictionalized look at the female wrestling franchise (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) from the 1980s. Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin play dueling wrestlers fighting more than just each other. Spoiler … Continued

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Director Joss Whedon is a Jerk on Twitter. Should We Care?

Twitter often lets us share more than we should about ourselves. Or, in the case of Hollywood director Joss Whedon, it reveals private thoughts he’d be better off keeping private. Whedon, who successfully brought Marvel’s “The Avengers” to the big screen, can’t quit Twitter despite threatening to do so every few weeks. And boy, should … Continued

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