Tony Toscano

Tony Toscano
Tomatometer-approved critic
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.
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 60% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) I'm sure not everyone will be happy with this interpretation, but in all honestly, you can't please everyone. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2005
D 38% Sahara (2005) I can't figure out just what I didn't like about this film, but I know I didn't really enjoy it. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2005
B- 65% Fever Pitch (2005) ...a film that is determined to make YOU like it. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2005
A 77% Sin City (2005) Technically the film is a masterpiece. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2005
B- 42% Guess Who (2005) Although fighting, at times, a rather bland and predictable script, Kutcher and Mac actually managed some good on-screen chemistry... - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2005
C- 15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous (2005) In the end consider this - the only really watchable performance in this movie belongs to William Shatner. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2005
D 20% The Ring Two (2005) A sloppy, poorly executed mess of a film confusing horror with child endangerment. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2005
B- 51% Ice Princess (2005) The Ice Princess is exactly the kind of film Disney made its reputation on... - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2005
A 64% Robots (2005) ...a fun little film with some good moments... - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2005
C+ 35% Hostage (2005) Typical Bruce Willis fare. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2005
C- 44% The Jacket (2005) ...It's simply not enticing enough... - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2005
C 20% The Pacifier (2005) ...as an adult I really need more than a few "poopie diaper" jokes to keep me in my theater seat and generate big laughs. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2005
C 30% Be Cool (2005) ...joyless. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2005
D 16% Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) The film strains to be funny just as hard as the audience strains to stay awake. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2005
D- 17% Cursed (2005) The Bush Presidential Spot "Wolves at the Door" was done much better... - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2005
F 6% Son of the Mask (2005) Yeech! - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2005
C 46% Constantine (2005) ...entirely miscast... - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2005
B- 55% Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) One of the bright spots in last few weeks. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2005
B 80% Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005) Nicely done! - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2005
B- 68% Hitch (2005) ...good date film... - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2005
C- 11% The Wedding Date (2005) confuses sex with romance - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2005
C 59% Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) ...a well-acted arcade game. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2005
F 12% Are We There Yet? (2005) Insultingly bad! - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2005
B- 64% Coach Carter (2005) ...manages the difficult task of balancing an intriguing story without being too sappy or preachy. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2005
B- 7% White Noise (2005) A movie that goes "bump" in the night - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2005
D 35% Racing Stripes (2005) A horse of a different color! - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2005
B 56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) I guess I was just in the mood for (Wes Anderson's) latest offering, "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou." - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2005
A 53% Spanglish (2004) ...simply one of the best pictures of the year. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
B 72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) Ummmmm - Lemony! - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
B- 55% Ocean's Twelve (2004) George Clooney takes another dip into his Ocean - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
B 68% Closer (2004) Almost too close! - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
B- 30% Flight of the Phoenix (2004) Plane and simple! - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
C- 5% Christmas With the Kranks (2004) Rotten Eggnog - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
D 16% Alexander (2004) It's all Greek to me - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
B 69% The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004) Not too many films this year are truly "sponge-worthy!" - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
B 45% National Treasure (2004) Stealing the Declaration of Indepenence is easy - making an interesting film is tough! - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
A 82% Finding Neverland (2004) Clap your hands if you believe in good writing! - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
C+ 18% After the Sunset (2004) They forgot the "r" in "caper" - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
A 56% The Polar Express (2004) A warm fuzzy for the holidays - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
C 48% Alfie (2004) Doesn't quite live up to the original. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
C- 39% The Grudge (2004) ...never goes beyond the "schlocky." - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2004
D 7% Surviving Christmas (2004) ...much like a poorly wrapped gift, the film's plot just came apart. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2004
B 77% The Machinist (2004) Christian Bale delivers an expert performance... - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2004
B 77% Team America: World Police (2004) I was laughing my butt off in the first 35 minutes of the film... - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2004
B+ 46% Shall We Dance (2004) ...one of the most romantic films of the year. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2004
B+ 81% Friday Night Lights (2004) Billy Bob Thornton delivers one of the best acting jobs of his career. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2004
C+ 15% Raise Your Voice (2004) ...very predictable... - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2004
C 9% Taxi (2004) The film offers some laughs - but not big ones. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2004
B 41% Ladder 49 (2004) (Phoenix and Travolta) rescue the film from its own over-extended plot and soap opera style. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2004
B- 36% Shark Tale (2004) I didn't mind it but it should have been much better. - Talking Pictures (U.S.) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2004