David Cornelius

David Cornelius

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Biography:
David Cornelius is a writer, critic, and member on the Online Film Critics Society, currently writing for eFilmCritic, Hollywood Bitchslap, and DVD Talk. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife, daughter, cats, dog, and DVD collection. Cincinnati-area TV audiences may recognize him as the host of "Friday Night Fu", the local classic martial arts cinema showcase airing weekly on WKRP-TV. He apologizes in advance for loving "Superman III".
Publications:
DVDTalk.com , eFilmCritic.com , Hollywood Bitchslap , Popcornworld
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
1224
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio, home of Johnny Fever.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
—— Ski Party " There are moments in the middle of all of this lamebrainery that we get the true Beach Party spirit, and things perk up." — Popcornworld
Posted May 9, 2013
78% Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) " Bingo never slows down, never misses a beat, never stops being anything but great, great fun." — Popcornworld
Posted May 5, 2013
33% Pajama Party (1964) " It's cheaper, it's dumber, it's obnoxious, it's boring. It's the Tommy Kirk one." — Popcornworld
Posted Apr 10, 2013
—— Bikini Beach (1964) " If the first two Beach Party movies were anything goes, Bikini Beach is everything goes." — Popcornworld
Posted Apr 3, 2013
—— Muscle Beach Party (1964) " A good film stuck between a couple great entries in the series." — Popcornworld
Posted Apr 3, 2013
50% Beach Party (1963) " a barrage of live-action cartoon madness aimed at the in-the-moment entertainment atmosphere of, well, a party." — Popcornworld
Posted Mar 25, 2013
69% You've Got Mail (1998) " A great big hug of a film." — Popcornworld
Posted Jul 2, 2012
75% Head (1968) " In which The Monkees get stoned, commit career suicide, and end up accidentally making one of the best movies of the 1960s." — Popcornworld
Posted Mar 14, 2012
2/5 —— Monsters from the Id " There's so little focus to any of it that the end of the movie forgets what the beginning of the movie set out to say." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 4, 2011
2/5 —— Mansquito (Mosquitoman) (2005) " Any movie with a plot this insane must, by all accounts, be either outrageously stupid or deliciously, self-consciously entertaining. Mansquito is neither." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 4, 2011
4/5 61% The Blob (1988) " An old story retold with a fresh voice, eager to make improvements where they're needed and unwilling to tamper with scenes that don't." — Popcornworld
Posted Oct 30, 2010
5/5 69% The Blob (1958) " Rebel Without a Cause for the matinee monster crowd." — Popcornworld
Posted Oct 30, 2010
2/5 —— Bingo! The Documentary (1999) " At a mere fifty-nine minutes, Jeffcoat doesn't give himself time to get his movie rolling." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 8, 2010
2/5 —— Mahiha ashegh mishavand (The Fish Fall in Love) (2009) " There's clearly some not-so-between-the-lines commentary being made here, yet Rafii must bury this under the formulaic confusions of a standard romantic drama." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Oct 7, 2010
3/5 66% The American (2010) " Corbijn allows the film to crawl, preferring the stillness over a more rushed Bourne-esque action travelogue." — Popcornworld
Posted Sep 8, 2010
4/5 72% Machete (2010) " A surprisingly fun action-comedy mash-up... if you saw Grindhouse, it's more of the same here." — Popcornworld
Posted Sep 8, 2010
3/5 93% Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009) " Berg's professional story is worthy enough to be retold, although one wishes for something a little more emotionally compelling." — Popcornworld
Posted Aug 25, 2010
1/5 —— Rock Slyde (2010) " Sofer's character is named Sara Lee, and that's one of the film's more complicated jokes." — Popcornworld
Posted Aug 25, 2010
2/5 62% Salt (2010) " Attempts to cram in a handful of ill-advised surprises while ignoring various plot points it no longer finds convenient to bother with." — Popcornworld
Posted Aug 4, 2010
1/5 14% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) " Why wait so long for a sequel? It's not like the writers spent nine years polishing the script to perfection. (Instead, they filled it with punchlines about butt-sniffing.)" — Popcornworld
Posted Aug 4, 2010
2/5 41% The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) " Younger viewers will thrill to the fun bits. Grown-ups will linger on all the ideas and scenes that play off as weaker versions of better stories." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 13, 2010
1/5 6% The Last Airbender (2010) " I can accurately and completely review The Last Airbender by quoting my ten-year-old daughter's own thoughts on the movie: "They messed up everything."" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 13, 2010
2/5 74% Splice (2010) " It's nice to see a genre film try to be smarter than it needs to be, but all we really get is a genre film that's duller than it should have been." — Popcornworld
Posted Jul 10, 2010
2/5 47% The A-Team (2010) " One big jumble that's about one-third fun and two-thirds far from it." — Popcornworld
Posted Jul 10, 2010
1/5 61% The Nature of Existence (2010) " It's overly, apologetically polite in its efforts to cover all the bases." — Popcornworld
Posted Jul 10, 2010
5/5 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) " Like an overdue reunion with an old friend... it's a trilogy that's grown up without losing its soul." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 9, 2010
2/5 53% Knight & Day (2010) " Knight and Day ends up chasing itself around in circles, going nowhere, doing nothing, hoping to coast on charm and goodwill." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 9, 2010
3/5 33% Beyond the Ocean, (Tam za okeanom) (2000) " Haunting, beautiful, and all too frustrating." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Jul 7, 2010
2/5 73% Iron Man 2 (2010) " Take all twelve plots, set your iPod on shuffle, and watch as the franchise deteriorates into a shallow pool of half-baked ideas and detached snark." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 19, 2010
1/5 41% Death at a Funeral (2010) " Of all movies, why remake this one, which wasn't very good in the first place?" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 16, 2010
2/5 70% Phyllis and Harold (2010) " An engaging, earnest tale bungled through the intrusions of the filmmaker." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 8, 2010
4/5 98% Dr. No (1962) " It's terrific entertainment, to be sure, but its unevenness keeps up from being a great film." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 7, 2010
1/5 28% Clash of the Titans (2010) " Forget the kraken, how 'bout releasing a plot?" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 2, 2010
1/5 20% The Last Song (2010) " Yes, it's Hannah Montana as a cynical brooder, and no, the movie does not pull it off." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 31, 2010
3.5/5 90% Now, Voyager (1942) " It's all far more complicated than it needs to be, but then again, what would you cut?" — DVDTalk.com
Posted Mar 27, 2010
2/5 82% Mogambo (1953) " Too long and too ridiculous." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Mar 27, 2010
3/5 87% Love in the Afternoon (1957) " It's not a great film, but it is an endearing one." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Mar 27, 2010
2.5/5 85% Splendor in the Grass (1961) " A smug sneer toward all the squares." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Mar 27, 2010
1/5 —— Alice in Wonderland (1933) " An eerie collection of irritating, semi-paralyzed caricatures screaming at you for 77 minutes." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Mar 27, 2010
3.5/5 —— Ballad in Blue (1964) " Charles is essentially a supporting character in his own movie." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Mar 27, 2010
2/5 13% The Bounty Hunter (2010) " This week's entry in the neverending circle of watered-down, mid-range, completely unmemorable Hollywood comedies." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 19, 2010
2/5 —— Doctor Who - The Twin Dilemma (1993) " One of the very worst classic Who adventures, a flimsy production that doesn't have solid writing to back it up." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Mar 3, 2010
4/5 —— Acting Shakespeare (2010) " C'mon: it's Ian McKellan performing Shakespeare for an hour and a half. How could it not be great?" — DVDTalk.com
Posted Mar 3, 2010
2/5 31% St. Trinian's (2007) " The actors are left grasping for laughs as the script tries to figure out just what it wants to be." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Mar 3, 2010
4/5 43% Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2010) " Displays both sharp literary intelligence and tongue-in-cheek pop silliness." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 12, 2010
2/5 —— The Gambler, The Girl, & the Gunslinger (2009) " This is a good B-movie cast in search of better material." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 24, 2010
1/5 —— See You After School (2009) " I'd call it a rip-off, but that would be insulting to rip-offs." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 21, 2010
3.5/5 —— Bonekickers (2010) " It's a nice chunk of cheese, wrapped up in an Indiana Jones fedora." — DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 21, 2010
1/5 12% The Spy Next Door (2010) " The movie is, understandably, an incompetence pile." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 20, 2010
3.5/5 —— Casino Royale (1998) " What begins as a lightweight piece of low budget glamour quickly melts into a rougher, more dangerous tale." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 19, 2010
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