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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 Hollywood Loves to Take Cheap Shots at Conservatives

There’s a remarkable scene in the otherwise unremarkable 2012 movie, The Three Stooges, that speaks volumes about Hollywood. The sequence features the story’s villains, played by Kirby Heyborne and Sofia Vergara, together in bed. Can you guess the magazine Vergara’s character is reading? It’s The Weekly Standard, a reliably conservative publication. That’s a tell that … Continued

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Bono and Other Celebrity Hypocrites

Bono spoke out on politics long before it became the popular pose for elite celebrities. The U2 rocker’s songs did some of the talking for him. Recall U2 tracks that referenced international events, such as “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (the “Bloody Sunday” massacre in Northern Ireland) and “Bullet the Blue Sky” (America’s involvement in El Salvador’s … Continued

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Flipping Off the President Doesn’t Make You a Hero

Meet the newest member of The Resistance, a now-unemployed Virginia woman who paid the price for making a profane gesture that went viral on social media. Juli Briskman flipped President Donald Trump’s motorcade the bird repeatedly last month while riding by on her bicycle. The Commander-in-Chief was returning to the White House after a round … Continued

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The Art of the Celebrity Apology

The same sentence we drill into our children can be the toughest for some adults to master. “I’m sorry.” Two words. Three syllables. So how did it become a thorn in so many celebrities’ sides? Take Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. The former, a Hollywood titan, released an apology (of sorts) after the New York … Continued

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Can the Left and the Right Ever Be Civil Again?

I learned long ago the folly of engaging in political debates on Facebook. Hurt feelings are the best case scenario. But I couldn’t avoid this debate. A long-time liberal friend sent me a private Facebook message in response to a critical column I wrote about the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kimmel recently dropped his … Continued

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Can O.J. Simpson Turn His Life Around?

We’ve read every variation on the same headline this week—“The Juice is loose.” Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson is free after spending nine years in jail for kidnapping and armed robbery. Of course, we know O.J. Simpson far better for his dubious acquittal on the charges of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend … Continued

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Mel Brooks is Right About Everything, Including Political Correctness

Mel Brooks, the comic genius behind The Producers, Young Frankenstein and High Anxiety, shared what should be an obvious thought in a recent interview. He said Hollywood wouldn’t dare make his 1974 comedy, Blazing Saddles, today. Why? Political correctness would stop it dead in its tracks. The film traffics in racist characters, uses the “N-word” … Continued

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