Tony Toscano

Tony Toscano

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Biography:
Tony Toscano is a nationally recognized movie critic and film historian who has been reviewing films for over 25 years. Tony grew up in West Covina, just outside Los Angeles. Always interested in broadcasting and television, its no surprise Tony's first job was a disc jockey at his hometown radio station. It's there he started to review films as a regular feature of his show. Directly because of his show Tony was asked to write a newspaper column for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Toscano attended Film and Television classes at San Bernardino Valley College in San Bernardino, California were he worked at the college radio station and PBS TV station on campus. Tony also attended classes at the prestigious United States International University (U.S.I.U) in San Diego and finally USC in Los Angeles. In the 80's he moved from L.A to Provo, Utah to host a morning radio show where his film reviews were heard once a week and became a staple of the program. Toscano began taking live calls from listeners and discussing current movies. Tony made the jump from radio and newspapers to television 1995. Beginning as a film critic on KUTV (the CBS affiliate in Salt Lake City) then to KJZZ TV in Salt Lake where he hosted the popular "Movie Review Show." Tony has successfully syndicated his own TV program "Talking Pictures" and is seen on 200+ stations accross the country. His reviews have been published in The New York Times and other respected journals. His fellow interviewing critics regard Tony as one of the country’s best celebrity interviewers. His in-depth conversations with such notable stars as Ben Affleck, Mel Gibson, Steven Speilberg, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow and Denzel Washington show a different, more relaxed side of celebrities. In 2002 "Talking Pictures" was awarded an EMMY for "Outstanding Achievement in Interview Programming." When not previewing, reviewing or interviewing Tony can be found somewhere in the mountains of Utah stream fishing.
Publications:
Citadel Broadcasting , KUTV-TV , Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Critics' Group:
Broadcast Film Critics Association, Las Vegas Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
796
Total QuickRatings:
243
Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 796
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B- 36% Shark Tale (2004) " I didn't mind it but it should have been much better." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Oct 24, 2004
C 62% I Heart Huckabees (2004) " I can't reccomend it wholeheartedly" — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Oct 24, 2004
D+ 8% First Daughter (2004) " ...didn't Mandy Moore do this film back in January?" — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Oct 24, 2004
C+ 31% The Forgotten (2004) " The film never grabs the audience..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Oct 24, 2004
B 91% Shaun of the Dead (2004) " surprisingly endearing..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Oct 24, 2004
A 72% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) " Unique and just plain fun" — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Oct 24, 2004
B 54% Mr. 3000 (2004) " A film with some real heart..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Oct 24, 2004
C- 60% Wimbledon (2004) " Wimbledon ends up playing on wet clay..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Oct 24, 2004
C- 55% Cellular (2004) " The film bogs down too much and too often to be entertaining..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Oct 24, 2004
B 69% Criminal (2004) " Well acted and intriguing..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Oct 24, 2004
D 21% Resident Evil - Apocalypse (2004) " shocks the audience rather than entertain." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Oct 24, 2004
C 18% Paparazzi (2004) " Even with the best scripts, these films always telegraph the outcome and are always predictable." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Sep 4, 2004
C- 25% Wicker Park (2004) " What could have been a high-art thriller ends up to be a low-brow movie of the week." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Sep 4, 2004
C- 51% Vanity Fair (2004) " ...overly pretentious..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Sep 4, 2004
.5/4 33% Benji - Off the Leash (2004) " ...nothing in this boring and inept movie is salvageable." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Sep 4, 2004
2.5/4 26% Anacondas - The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) " ...a real popcorn film..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Sep 4, 2004
1/4 11% Exorcist - The Beginning (2004) " ...atrocious..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Sep 4, 2004
2.5/4 14% Without A Paddle (2004) " ...one of the few surprises this summer." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Sep 4, 2004
2/4 18% Suspect Zero (2004) " ...bogged down by stereotypical characters and haphazard direction." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Sep 4, 2004
1.5/4 25% The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement (2004) " Sadly, the film leaves you with the feeling this was done just for the money this sequel would possibly bring." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Sep 4, 2004
3/4 86% Collateral (2004) " ...Collateral" is very much an adult thriller - and this one is at the top of its form." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Aug 7, 2004
3/4 65% Saints and Soldiers (2004) " ...it's the story that matters and "Saints & Soldiers" is a good one." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Aug 7, 2004
2.5/4 21% Little Black Book (2004) " I liked "Little Black Book" for its simple and sweet good nature." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Aug 7, 2004
3/4 81% The Manchurian Candidate (2004) " If you're a fan of literate suspense, then "The Manchurian Candidate" is the film to see." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Aug 7, 2004
1.5/4 19% Thunderbirds (2004) " Thunderbirds is just plain bad." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Aug 7, 2004
2.5/4 43% The Village (2004) " ...the film is saved by its acting - most notably Bryce Dallas Howard's outstanding performance..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Aug 7, 2004
2.5/4 81% The Bourne Supremacy (2004) " If you enjoyed the "Bourne Identity" you'll enjoy the "Bourne Supremacy" as much - just don't expect much more than that." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Aug 7, 2004
.5/4 9% Catwoman (2004) " ...a monumental waste of your time to see." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Aug 7, 2004
1.5/4 11% A Cinderella Story (2004) " I look at "Cinderella Story" as I would look at early Elvis films - this is a teen movie made for the sheer enjoyment of her fans." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Aug 7, 2004
3/4 58% I, Robot (2004) " ...The key to what makes "I, Robot" work is a well thought out script..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Aug 7, 2004
1/4 15% Sleepover (2004) " ...Sleepover" will have you snoring in no time." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Aug 7, 2004
2.5/4 32% King Arthur (2004) " ...the cast is mired down iin too much dialogue..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Aug 7, 2004
3/4 66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004) " The good news is - the film is fresh, imaginative and full of laughs." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Aug 7, 2004
4/4 50% America's Heart and Soul (2004) " ...take your family to this celebration of the American Spirit..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Jun 30, 2004
3/4 43% The Clearing (2004) " ...three engaging and rewarding performances. " — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Jun 30, 2004
3.5/4 94% Spider-Man 2 (2004) " ...worthy of the title "Blockbuster." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Jun 30, 2004
2/4 15% White Chicks (2004) " ...the film's biggest problem is it relies too heavily on its one-dimensional characters and never gets beyond the one-joke premise." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Jun 30, 2004
3.5/4 78% Two Brothers (2004) " Please take your family to see this rare and marvelous movie." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Jun 30, 2004
3/4 61% The Terminal (2004) " ... truly heartwarming, humorous and touching film..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Jun 30, 2004
2/4 31% Around the World in 80 Days (2004) " Jackie Chan ... is undermined by the film's lack of direction." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Jun 30, 2004
3/4 26% The Stepford Wives (2004) " ...wily and engaging..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Jun 9, 2004
3.5/4 91% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) " ...no matter what I say you're still probably going to see it anyway." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Jun 9, 2004
3/4 45% The Day After Tomorrow (2004) " ...the film's stars seem to be slightly out of phase with the action." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Jun 9, 2004
2.5/4 23% Raising Helen (2004) " ...a warm fuzzy..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted Jun 9, 2004
4/4 89% Shrek 2 (2004) " Shrek 2" proves a sequel not only can be good - but can be great. " — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted May 20, 2004
2/4 31% Breakin' All the Rules (2004) " ...the comedy never tried to stretch beyond being common." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted May 20, 2004
2.5/4 54% Troy (2004) " For all its hype, "Troy" is just another war movie wrapped in a bigger, prettier box." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted May 20, 2004
2/4 23% Van Helsing (2004) " ...never defines itself to the confused audience." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted May 20, 2004
0/4 11% New York Minute (2004) " ...too much eye-liner and not enough talent..." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted May 20, 2004
3/4 83% Mean Girls (2004) " Mean Girls" is a rich and raunchy laugh riot." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted May 5, 2004
1.5/4 17% Laws of Attraction (2004) " The mix is almost unwatchable." — Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Posted May 5, 2004
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