Hollywood in Toto is a terrific site. It’s really well written, it’s really exciting and it’s from the right point of view…
— Andrew Klavan, bestselling author and host of The Daily Wire’s “The Andrew Klavan Show”
What’s found in abundance at Hollywood in Toto is a lot of what’s missing in Hollywood itself; originality, honesty and actual insight. Even though I don’t watch a ton of movies, Hollywood in Toto has become a daily must-read for me.
— Cam Edwards, host, NRA TV’s “Cam & Co.”
Sharp, funny, unpredictable, smart -- Christian Toto covers Hollywood with a unique, thought-provoking perspective. Is he conservative? Sure, but this isn’t just axe-grinding or rote talking points. This is a film buff and lover of the movies who just wants to see entertainment that stirs, enlightens, inspires us and bring us joy. I just wish the film world had a hundred more like him.
— Jim Geraghty, Senior Political Correspondent, National Review
Christian Toto truly loves Hollywood. He appreciates great art and great performances. He’s not in a war to silence speech or change anyone’s politics. He’s trying to reverse Hollywood’s trend of reducing itself to clownish, political activism. The country needs entertainment to distract from politics, not embrace it. That’s why Hollywood In Toto is so important.
— Chris Stigall, Host at 990 AM The Answer in Philadelphia and ‘The Chris Stigall Show‘
Christian’s redesigned site is fun and easier than ever to navigate, but the best thing about it has been true all along. Hollywood in Toto is indispensable for its independent reporting on the entertainment industry and its conservative point of view on the latest releases from Hollywood. For those looking to get past the hype, Hollywood in Toto should be their first stop.
— Ed Morrissey, HotAir.com
What sets HiT apart from the rest of entertainment journalism is how unafraid it is to tell it like it is. So many entertainment journalists are willing to trade their integrity for access and press junkets, the journalists at HiT aren’t willing to trade their independence for anything.
If you want the latest publicist’s press release reprinted without question, or the big studio’s spin on a story repeated without thought, then HiT isn’t for you. But if you’re looking for honest reviews, truthful news and unafraid analysis of the pop culture world, you’ve come to the right place.
— Derek Hunter, host of “The Daily Daily Caller Podcast” and talker on WCBM in Baltimore, Md.
HiT is the only dedicated entertainment news site for conservatives that offers a hearty defense of pro-freedom values.
I’m Christian Toto, an award-winning journalist, film critic and podcaster with more than 20 years experience covering Hollywood. I’m a Rotten Tomatoes certified reviewer and belong to both the Critics’ Choice Association and the Denver Film Critics Society.
Most importantly? I love movies. What I don’t love is how both Hollywood and the media can’t stop trashing people just like me (and you):
I’ve worked in media long enough to know the vast majority of entertainment coverage leans to the left. And it’s getting even more imbalanced.
That’s why I created Hollywood in Toto -- to provide balance and give fellow conservatives a place where they can discover the latest news and reviews without insults.
In short, this site has your back.
HiT also cheers when Hollywood gets it right, no pun intended (this time). Stars giving ’til it hurts. Movies celebrating freedom and liberty. Actors using their platforms for unabashedly good causes.
HiT contributors, including Barry Wurst, Carl Kozlowski, Brad Slager, John A. Daly and author C.S. Johnson, offer even more value and expertise for readers.
Hollywood Made Me Do It
I didn’t start out this way.
My father, with an assist from Abbott & Costello, made me love movies. So when my art career fizzled (after acquiring three degrees!) I segued to movie criticism.
Except there weren’t any critic gigs open at the time.
So I played the long game. I wrote local news and feature stories at The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review while scrounging for any available arts assignments. A few came my way, and slowly I invaded the Trib’s entertainment section.
When I later landed at The Washington Times, I pulled the same stunt. It worked. Again.
I finally emerged as one of the newspaper’s regular film critics, reviewing movies and interviewing A-list talent like Tom Hanks, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Spacey.
All the while, Hollywood began to change -- both in its soapbox sermons and the content it cranked out.
So I started to shift my entertainment coverage, capturing this new Hollywood in a way most of my peers either ignored or applauded.
Today, when Hollywood takes a lazy swipe at paying customers who happened to hold views outside the left-of-center consensus, HiT isn’t afraid to step up.
This site offers news, reviews and commentary from a right-of-center perspective. We also respect people of faith, something many other sites can’t claim.
Liberals -- you’re welcome, too. This site doesn’t traffic in Fake News or disparage people in cruel ways. You might expand your horizons with every click.
Here are some essential HiT stories that reflect the site’s core mission:
- Have You Seen These Essential Libertarian Movies?
- The One Sketch That Could Save ‘SNL’s’ Soul
- Why Hollywood’s Silence on the Clintons Is Killing #MeToo Movement
- How Those Lady Ghostbusters Exposed Blatant Media Bias
- Leftists Try to Crush Trump-Friendly Comic’s Career
You May Know Me From Such Films As …
Today, I can be read, and heard, on a crush of media outlets.
My reviews appear on WTOP-FM in Washington D.C. as well as “Big Country Morning” at Topeka’s The Big 94.5 Country. I can be heard each week on “Mike Rosen at the Movies” and “The Michael Brown Show.” I regularly appear on NRA TV as well as WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall” program in Washington, D.C.
For years comic legend Dennis Miller allowed me to opine on movies for his syndicated radio show. More recently, he invited me back for his PodcastOne show “The Dennis Miller Option.”
The weekly Hollywood in Toto Podcast offers compelling interviews with leading voices in the conservative arts movement. Think John Nolte, Sabo, Andrew Klavan, Nick Di Paolo and more. The podcast is currently on hiatus but is tentatively set to return in mid-2021.
I’ve also contributed to a number of TV programs including the Fox Business Channel’s “Stossel” and the “Devil’s Advocate” program on Colorado’s PBS station.
Major media outlets like The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, The New York Daily News and The Washington Times have shared my views on the latest entertainment news.
My work is regularly featured at a number of sites, including PowerlineBlog, Instapundit and WhatFinger.com. I also appear on a number of popular podcasts, including “The Adam Carolla Show” and “The Federalist Hour.”
I confess covering the rise of political correctness has left me depressed. There is hope, though, from the rise of projects like “No Safe Spaces” to entertainers standing up for free expression.
It’s why I wrote “Rage Against the PC Machine,” a look at those rare performers willing to fight back against politically correct thought.
Not every star is willing to cede creative control to the Social Justice crowd. A few are happy to fight back.
On a personal note, I’m a happily married father of two great sons. When I’m not in a dark movie theater I’m rooting for the New York Yankees and sampling the best mid-priced restaurants Denver has to offer.
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HiT also publishes occasional sponsored posts, but each will be specifically labeled for full transparency.
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