David Medsker

David Medsker

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Bullz-Eye.com
Total Reviews:
251

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 62% Draft Day (2014) " Holy cow, is this movie safe. That it manages to still be entertaining is to its great credit." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Apr 10, 2014
4/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " Hats off to the sequel that begins with poking fun at its inherent shortcomings - in a musical number, no less - then proceeds to surpass its predecessor in nearly every way." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2.5/5 41% Divergent (2014) " This movie could use some teeth, and it's surprising that they didn't use the ones that the book provided them." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " You will learn virtually nothing from this movie, except that Eva Green has very nice breasts." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3.5/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) " The beats and twists may be familiar, but it's well executed, and director Jaume Collet-Serra wisely resists the urge to go turbo, as it were." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 33% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " The acting performances elevate the material from 'predictable' to 'predictable but fun.'" — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " It's a LEGO movie for people who despise the very idea of a LEGO movie, which is pretty punk rock for a CGI movie made by one of the largest media conglomerates in the world." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3.5/5 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " My wife's take: "This is the first Jack Ryan movie that didn't put me to sleep." She's hoping the studio will use that for the Blu-ray cover." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jan 16, 2014
3/5 30% Grudge Match (2013) " Grudge Match is funny, at times explosively so, but also uneven and flawed." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 23, 2013
4/5 94% Her (2014) " Her is smart, thought provoking, and one of the year's best films. Now please shut down your laptop and go talk to someone face to face for a while." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 17, 2013
3.5/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " The trailer for Saving Mr. Banks resembles the film only slightly more than The Shining resembles that fake trailer for the film that made the rounds 10 or so years ago." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 12, 2013
3.5/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " The Desolation of Smaug is a lot of fun, but for the love of God, just end it already." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 12, 2013
4/5 89% Frozen (2013) " It is encouraging to see Disney crafting women who are focused on something other than the affections of a boy." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Nov 26, 2013
2.5/5 38% Delivery Man (2013) " Had they kept Vince Vaughn properly restrained, he may have delivered exactly what the role required. As it is, they gave him too much rope, and the movie suffers because of it." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " While they absolutely stick the landing in the third act, getting to it is a bit of a chore." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Nov 7, 2013
3/5 47% Last Vegas (2013) " Where action movies are equated with popcorn, Last Vegas is comfort food. It's not terribly good for you, but it sure tastes good." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 31, 2013
2.5/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " You will be hard pressed to find a movie this year as overly directed as this one." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3.5/5 86% The Conjuring (2013) " With any luck, The Conjuring will lead potential future horror filmmakers raised on a diet of torture porn and slasher films to rethink their approach. One can hope, at least." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 7, 2013
5/5 97% Gravity (2013) " Gravity is magical, the kind of movie that will inspire a generation of kids to grab cameras and let their imaginations run wild, the proverbial face that launches a thousand ships." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3.5/5 81% Don Jon (2013) " The fact that one can think of a movie about a guy hooked on porn as charming is high praise." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Sep 30, 2013
3/5 68% Elysium (2013) " In order to make his point, Neill Blomkamp resorts to painting with an awfully broad brush, and the complex issues... Elysium seeks to tackle are marginalized by half." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3/5 64% 2 Guns (2013) " It may not have an original thought in its head, but it has Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, and they sell the hell out of it." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Aug 1, 2013
3/5 52% The To Do List (2013) " There are lots of individual things to like about The To-Do List... but there always seems to be something that derails its momentum." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jul 25, 2013
3/5 67% Turbo (2013) " Turbo rises above its familiarity and makes for a charming, if predictable, experience." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jul 16, 2013
2.5/5 74% Despicable Me 2 (2013) " It feels as it Hal from marketing had some input in the creative process. This is never a good thing." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jul 2, 2013
2.5/5 51% White House Down (2013) " White House Down should not be as enjoyable as it is. And yet, it finds a way. Pass the popcorn." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jun 27, 2013
3.5/5 78% Monsters University (2013) " It's no Up or WALL∙E, but it's better than Pixar's last two films combined, and for that alone, we should be thankful." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jun 20, 2013
3.5/5 83% This Is the End (2013) " This Is the End is to Rogen and his crew what Grown-Ups is to Adam Sandler and his buddies: an excuse to get paid to play with his friends, only this one is actually funny." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jun 11, 2013
3/5 50% Now You See Me (2013) " The characters themselves tell you that you're too close to see the big picture. As it turns out, the movie is the same way." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted May 30, 2013
3/5 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " A bunch of clueless people ruining their lives by making bad decision after bad decision; it's like a Mike Leigh movie, with money." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted May 14, 2013
3/5 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " For anyone familiar with Shane Black's work, it's not long before a strong case of deja vu sets in." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted May 14, 2013
3.5/5 54% Oblivion (2013) " It's nice to see a science fiction film that doesn't patronize its audience." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Apr 18, 2013
2/5 62% Evil Dead (2013) " A 2013 Evil Dead should have a healthy dose of self-awareness and adrenaline. This movie lacks both." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Apr 4, 2013
2.5/5 70% The Croods (2013) " Insert your own joke here about the caveman movie suffering from a lack of development." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Mar 21, 2013
3.5/5 36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) " Something predictable will work if it's well executed, and Burt Wonderstone benefits from three things: a top-notch cast, a damned funny script, and a healthy respect for its subject matter." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Mar 14, 2013
2/5 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " Bryan Singer's name carries quite a bit of clout in Hollywood, this despite the fact that the man's last good movie turns 10 years old this summer." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Feb 28, 2013
1/5 19% Identity Thief (2013) " If you think about it long enough, you'll realize that the movie is asking you to root for a disturbed sociopath who ruins people's lives for sport. Are we having fun yet?" — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Feb 7, 2013
3/5 61% Jack Reacher (2012) " Think of this as Tom Cruise's chance to play a Jason Statham character, and that alone should tell you what to expect." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 20, 2012
4/5 70% Les Misérables (2012) " Hathaway is a lock to win the Supporting Actress Oscar. Bank on it." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 18, 2012
1/5 51% This is 40 (2012) " For those coming up on the big 4-0, relax: the events in this movie only happen at 40 if you've spent the previous few years making terrible, terrible decisions involving your money and your partner." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 18, 2012
3/5 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " There are lots of things to admire about Zero Dark Thirty, but there is little to love, and even less to connect with on an emotional level." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 18, 2012
2.5/5 48% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " The series as a whole has steadily lowered the level of expectations to the point where 'less bad' has become 'good.'" — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Nov 15, 2012
4/5 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) " If ever a movie deserved the tag line 'Get ready to root for the bad guy,' it's this." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Nov 1, 2012
2/5 78% Flight (2012) " John Gatins' script certainly has good intentions, but as we all know, that is what they used to pave the road to hell." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Nov 1, 2012
1.5/5 12% Alex Cross (2012) " The entire film is a walking, talking checklist of '90s serial killer movie clichés." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 18, 2012
2.5/5 87% Frankenweenie (2012) " Burton apparently worked on this at night while directing Dark Shadows during the day. Both movies would have benefited greatly from his undivided attention." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 4, 2012
3/5 45% Hotel Transylvania (2012) " Hotel Transylvania has plenty of good visual gags and a couple of side-splitting one-liners, but rarely have a story's idea and its execution been at such great odds." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Sep 27, 2012
2.5/5 87% Arbitrage (2012) " For this story to work, writer/director Nicholas Jarecki had to include enough back doors to fill the scare floor at Monsters Inc. for a week." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Sep 12, 2012
3.5/5 76% Premium Rush (2012) " There is virtually nothing original about the premise of Premium Rush, but its execution is immensely entertaining." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Aug 25, 2012
3.5/5 55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) " Never tell a studio that their golden goose is finished laying eggs." — Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Aug 9, 2012
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