Most Hollywood news sites either ignore, or malign, readers who crave more freedom, less regulation and a smaller government footprint.
You won’t find that at Hollywood in Toto.
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.
I’ve worked in media long enough to know the vast majority of entertainment coverage leans to the left.
That’s why I created Hollywood in Toto in 2014 – to give fellow conservatives a place where they can discover the latest news and reviews without insults.
HiT makes sure you won’t waste your hard-earned dollars on movies that are either too woke or insult your values.
Parents need to know about the content coming into their homes, and HiT once again has your back.
The Culture Wars have never been hotter, and HiT is here to let readers know the messaging flowing from La La Land. The site is updated seven days a week to make sure you’re up-to-date on the latest news, reviews and commentary.
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.
Hollywood Made Me Do It
I didn’t start out as an accidental culture warrior.
My father, with an assist from Abbott & Costello, made me love movies. So when my art career fizzled (after ponying up for 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. And, if you want HiT-inspired merch, you can find it here at Rush Order Tees.
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Liberals – you’re welcome here, too. This site doesn’t traffic in Fake News or disparage people in cruel ways. You might expand your horizons with every click. We might even agree on more issues than you think.
Here are some essential HiT stories that reflect the site’s core mission:
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Today, I can be read, and heard, on a crush of media outlets.
My reviews appear weekly on WTOP-FM in Washington D.C.
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, The New York Times, 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 RealClearPolitics. 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 “Virtue Bombs: How Hollywood Got Woke and Lost Its Soul.”
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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