Scott Weinberg

"The movies are so rarely great art, that if we can't appreciate great trash, there is little reason for us to go. - - Pauline Kael"

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Biography:
Editor / Film Critic -- Movies.com, FEARnet.com, and Twitch.com
Formerly managing editor of Cinematical and writer for more websites than you care to read about.
Twitter: @scottEweinberg
Favorites:
(In no particular order):Fight Club, The Blues Brothers, Young Frankenstein, Dark City, Se7en, Airplane!, The Princess Bride, Miller's Crossing, The Lord of the Rings, Moulin Rouge, Alien
Publications:
Apollo Guide , Cinematical , Daily-Reviews , DVD Clinic , DVDTalk.com , eFilmCritic.com , FEARnet , GeekNation , Hollywood Bitchslap , Horror Squad , Horror.com , Monsters At Play , Movie Insider , Movies.com , Rotten Tomatoes , Twitch
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
5086
Total QuickRatings:
2128
Location:
Philadelphia, as seen in several wonderful movies

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 50 of 5086
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
21% Let's Be Cops (2014) " A feature-length sitcom, plus profanity, minus commercials. Several chuckles throughout, but almost painfully conventional." — GeekNation
Posted Aug 13, 2014
97% Life Itself (2014) " An excellent documentary about a great man, certainly, but it's also a reminder of why we all love movies. Thumbs eternally up." — GeekNation
Posted Jul 3, 2014
28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " "The filmmakers admire what they're emulating here, and it's hard to not play along with the grim, gritty fun."" — GeekNation
Posted Jul 2, 2014
86% Cold in July (2014) " Not just a solid indie flick or a strong adaptation of a well-regarded novel. It's one of the most impressive films of the year." — GeekNation
Posted Jun 2, 2014
80% Delivery: The Beast Within (2014) " A smart, calm horror flick that borrows from a few classics but also marks some territory of its own." — FEARnet
Posted May 30, 2014
95% Snowpiercer (2014) " A fantastic achievement: a novel, passionate, and energized sci-fi with wild action and strange humor." — GeekNation
Posted May 22, 2014
85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " "Before Sunset with Vampires" may be simplistic, but it's meant as high praise." — FEARnet
Posted May 17, 2014
73% Godzilla (2014) " Takes a little while to warm up, but this is a cool and classy piece of epic monster movie-making." — FEARnet
Posted May 15, 2014
36% Haunt (2014) " A respectably old-school chiller that feels sort of refreshing, even if it doesn't leave much of an impression." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
87% A Field in England (2014) " Do you have to fully "understand" a film to enjoy it? No. Case in point: this movie." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
—— Separation (2013) " No gimmicks, no gore, just a nice feature-length Twilight Zone episode with a few cool ideas and some strong payoffs." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
30% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014) " Compared to Cabin Fever 2 or simply taken on its own merits, Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero is a surprisingly amusing piece of sci-fi splatter cinema." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
86% In Fear (2014) " If you've ever been lost at night on a road you've never seen before, you'll probably get a kick out of In Fear." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
9% Dark House (2014) " Doesn't always work as a cohesive whole, but it does have more than a few good moments." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
—— Children of Sorrow (2014) " Earns points for mood, restraint, simplicity, and some well-earned shocks when all is said and done." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
42% Oldboy (2013) " For a "pointless" and "unnecessary" remake, there's actually some really solid stuff in this one." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
—— Exists (2014) " Takes a little while to get cooking, but once you-know-who pops up, there's some solid fun to be had." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
86% Doc Of The Dead " A fast-paced and very informative primer on all things cinematic and zombified." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
—— Among the Living " Manages to work as its own distinct film, even if certain portions will remind you of everything from Steven Spielberg to Clive Barker." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
93% What We Do In The Shadows " More deadpan, clever, and silly than it is simple, "schticky," or mean-spirited. " — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
49% Wolf Creek 2 (2014) " Starts out strong and unpredictable -- and then slowly (very slowly) runs out of steam." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
55% Knights of Badassdom (2014) " Frequently sloppy and pretty piecemeal, but also rather funny and oddly likable. Strange flick." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
11% Jinn (2014) " Some of Bob Kurtzman's third act make-up effects are a small silver lining, but unfortunately Jinn is a pretty laughable affair." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
25% Alien Abduction (2014) " Today's lesson is "How not to make a found footage film."" — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
13% Locker 13 (2014) " As a die-hard fan of the horror anthology film, I take no pleasure in stating that Locker 13's few stray glimmers of quality are not worth the slog it takes to find them." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " Well-shot, well-acted and, well, kinda boring." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
—— Fractured (2014) " A clever indie noir/horror that feels like someone really loves Angel Heart. So at least they have good taste." — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
45% All Cheerleaders Die (2014) " A funny, smart, and subversive satire about the way women are often objectified in horror films. (Also gory / sexy.)" — FEARnet
Posted May 8, 2014
100% Honeymoon (2014) " Honeymoon covers a lot of emotional and intellectual terrain for such an unassuming and modest indie horror film, and that's only part of what makes it so impressive." — FEARnet
Posted May 2, 2014
46% The Comeback: Season 1 (TV, 2005) " The set, crew and cast members of 'Room and Bored' feel like a spoof of a hundred mindless sitcoms, and the backstage double-dealings provide some of The Comeback's best moments. " — DVDTalk.com
Posted Apr 29, 2014
—— The Last Days (2014) " The Last Days may not represent the flashiest apocalypse story you'll ever see, but there's always something to be said for clever storytelling, good acting, and novel apocalypse tales." — FEARnet
Posted Apr 15, 2014
84% Coherence (2014) " The result is a low-key mind-bender that feels half-scripted, half improvised, and -- for the most part -- rather surprisingly compelling." — FEARnet
Posted Apr 2, 2014
100% Starry Eyes " A rough, gritty indie combo of Faust and Black Swan -- set in the cutthroat world of young Hollywood" — FEARnet
Posted Mar 16, 2014
74% Oculus (2014) " Good script, strong cast, several quality scares... yeah, it's actually a decent haunted mirror movie!" — FEARnet
Posted Mar 16, 2014
34% Stage Fright (2014) " Clear evidence of filmmakers who love musical theater and slasher flicks in equal measure." — FEARnet
Posted Mar 16, 2014
100% The Guest (2014) " A dark, slick, and appealing thriller that pulls suspense from some very cool places." — FEARnet
Posted Mar 16, 2014
79% The Raid 2 (2014) " Wow!" — FEARnet
Posted Mar 16, 2014
59% 13 Sins (2014) " A nasty demeanor, an excellent lead performance, plenty of strong support work, and a thoroughly expeditious pace. Dark fun." — FEARnet
Posted Mar 14, 2014
80% The Den (2014) " The Den has some pretty compelling things to say about the alleged safety of the internet. Also it's creepy." — FEARnet
Posted Feb 26, 2014
58% The Returned (2014) " This is a smart, intense, and frequently tragic horror story." — FEARnet
Posted Feb 12, 2014
—— Lord of Tears " All I know is one or two moments really creeped me out, and I never get creeped out. If that's not a compliment, I don't know any." — FEARnet
Posted Feb 11, 2014
63% Nurse 3-D (2014) " Moves really quick, offers a generous amount of shocks, and displays a slyly dark sense of humor." — FEARnet
Posted Feb 6, 2014
52% Lucky Bastard (2014) " Lucky Bastard is a frank, fascinating, and decidedly "adult" piece of horror filmmaking." — FEARnet
Posted Jan 31, 2014
4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " The kind of awful movie that gives awful movies a bad name." — FEARnet
Posted Jan 24, 2014
18% Devil's Due (2014) " Virtually a found footage remake of Rosemary's Baby, but it's a pretty fun version of that." — FEARnet
Posted Jan 16, 2014
94% Her (2013) " Endlessly fascinating and frequently sublime. Smart, insightful, funny, etc. " — GeekNation
Posted Jan 13, 2014
17% Open Grave (2014) " Decent payoffs for those who are interested in playing along -- and willing to contend with a few slow spots in the mid-section." — FEARnet
Posted Jan 10, 2014
38% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " The scary stuff works, the characters are actually pretty likable, and the franchise mythology is given its fair due ...without overdoing it." — FEARnet
Posted Jan 3, 2014
93% American Hustle (2013) " Credit the script and the editing as well, but American Hustle is quite simply an actor's movie, and the entire ensemble is just fun to watch." — GeekNation
Posted Dec 13, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Expands on the best stuff from movie #1 and fixes some things that didn't work so well. That's a good way to make a sequel." — GeekNation
Posted Nov 22, 2013
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