Gareth J. Von Kallenbach

"Do Unto Others as you would have done unto you."

Agrees with the Tomatometer 63% of the time.

Biography:
Syndicated film reviewer and creater of Skiewed and Reviewed. I also write for several Gaming publications as well as setup Lan events and software sales. I have been known to speak at Sci Fi cons as well aabout upcoming films. I have a Masters Degree, and enjoy music, sports, movies, shopping, and so much more.
Favorites:
Too many to list. Star Wars series Terminator Series The Classics. And so on...
Publications:
Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews , CineScene.com , Film Threat , Lee's Movie Info , Mediasharx , Movie Eye , Movie Insider , Movie-Vault.com , MovieFreak.com , Moviehole , MovieWeb , RopeofSilicon , Rotten Tomatoes , Skewed and Reviewed
Total Reviews:
617
Total QuickRatings:
186
Location:
Seattle, WA

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 50 of 617
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 71% Oculus (2014) " Oculus definitely is a must see for those into psychological thrillers, the ending will leave you wanting more. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/5 80% The Raid 2 (2014) " Brutal, relentless, and intense. The sequel takes the best elements of the original and takes them to a new level. This is one not to miss." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3/5 62% Draft Day (2014) " . The movie does drags here and there but if you need a hit of the NFL drug while waiting for the next season, this might tide you over. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/5 53% Cuban Fury (2014) " This movie is really charming without trying too hard. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3/5 47% Rio 2 (2014) " While it may not be a timeless classic, "Rio 2" still has enough charm and enjoyment to make it an enjoyable film for younger viewers and fans of the first film, just as long as you temper your expectations." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4.5/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is a spectacular summer event film, as an it is a non-stop thrill ride and a textbook example of how to bring the best elements of a comic book to life. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3/5 22% Sabotage (2014) " Director David Ayer keeps things moving along and is to be praised for not letting the action overshadow the characters but sadly the final act of the film comes up short and undermines what could have been a classic mix of action and drama. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3.5/5 63% Bad Words (2014) " While not the side-splitter comedy that one might expect, it does walk the line between dark comedy and drama well enough." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/5 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " The animation was excellent and the 3D added some depth but was not overly done. I was amazed at how much Mr. Peabody's and Sherman's voices sounded so much like the original." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3.5/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " The cast was engaging and entertaining despite being largely unknown and Stapleton does a nice job with the lead as he does not try to recreate the performance of Butler and instead focuses on his own character. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3.5/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) " While the film at times stretches credibility, it is for the most part a very tight and suspenseful and enjoyable film. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3.5/5 33% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " While parts of the film may drag out and some of the plot points stretch credibility, the winning cast makes the film worth seeing and I for one was pleasantly surprised." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 48% RoboCop (2014) " Fans of the original may be critical of this remake in not wanting a movie they love to be remade, however, they will be satisfied with the action, special effects, story, acting, and humor put into this film. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Feb 12, 2014
4.5/5 76% Lone Survivor (2014) " Lone Survivor helps to redefine the action Biopic, as well as, redefine what it means to serve one's nation. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Jan 10, 2014
2/5 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " With a weak story, weak acting, and no real star power to carry the film, do not expect much from The Legend of Hercules. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Despite Jackson filling the movie with countless scenes and characters not based upon the book, the movie works as an effective adventure tale." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Dec 12, 2013
4/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Hanks and Thompson are fantastic as is the incredible story of what it took to bring this classic film to life." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Dec 12, 2013
4.5/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Despite reading the book and knowing the story, I was drawn in and was caught up in the action from the start and was one of the more enjoyable experience at the movies for me in 2013." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Nov 19, 2013
4/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " With another Avengers movie on the horizon and a promise that Thor will return, fans can definitely enjoy this latest offering and look forward to the future for this promising series. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Nov 8, 2013
2.5/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " This movie works hard to jam in all the questions, but fails to shed any light on the answers. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3.5/5 49% Escape Plan (2013) " While action fans may be disappointed with having to wait for the big guns to come out, the film is a very good drama than gets good performances from its stars and supporting cast and is a very enjoyable outing." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Oct 18, 2013
4/5 29% Machete Kills (2013) " With its campy banter and intense action scenes; it could turn anyone into a fan of this genre of film." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Oct 11, 2013
2.5/5 9% Runner Runner (2013) " Timberlake does a good job as the ambitious Richie and Affleck is very good as the charismatic Block. Sadly they can only do so much with their thinly written characters and scenarios that we have seen many times before." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Oct 4, 2013
4/5 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " The expanded roster of heroes and villains certainly propels the series forward and the exceptional amounts of violence was toned down from the previous film." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Aug 16, 2013
3.5/5 47% We're The Millers (2013) " If you set your expectations accordingly you may find yourself not only laughing along at the outrageous antics. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Aug 7, 2013
3/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " While it is not a bad film by any stretch the imagination, it could have been so much more because as it stands now it is basically in the vein of the Toho Godzilla movies just with a bigger budget and better effects. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Jul 11, 2013
3.5/5 30% The Lone Ranger (2013) " The action in the film is solid and The Lone Ranger" was the most pleasant surprise of the summer to date and the only summer film so far that I would pay to see again. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Jul 2, 2013
3/5 67% World War Z (2013) " The film has a very good concept, good cast, and potential to be a fantastic series but suffers from a real lack of scares. It's a sanitized look at a zombie invasion that greatly undermines the subject and the source material. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Jun 21, 2013
3.5/5 68% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) " The movie requires you to take great leaps of logic and faith even for a film of this type and while it does not work as well as the previous two entries, Director Justin Lin knows his audience and delivers what they want. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted May 24, 2013
3/5 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) " The cast works well with the material but it does seem like they have run out of ideas and are going through the motions. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted May 24, 2013
4/5 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " The film takes a bit of time to get up to speed, but thanks to Downey's performance you maintain your interest as you are always waiting for what he will do next. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted May 3, 2013
4/5 54% Oblivion (2013) " Not only is "Oblivion" filled with incredible imagery but it is also a intriguing and at times thought-provoking story that proves you can do action driven science fiction and still have interesting characters with complexity and a branching story." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Apr 19, 2013
3/5 93% Jurassic Park (1993) " For die hard fans of the series and those who want younger viewers to experience the film on the big screen, then this is exactly what you have been looking for. If you are looking for a significant change to the film, then you may be disappointed. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Apr 5, 2013
3.5/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " While it is not likely to be considered a classic like the original film, it is still a worthy chapter in the series which will provide good nostalgic entertainment for fans new and old alike. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Mar 7, 2013
3.5/5 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " A nostalgic, yet highly enjoyable, interpretation of the beloved classic. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Feb 28, 2013
2.5/5 19% Identity Thief (2013) " McCarthy has some great lines and moments and Bateman does a solid job as the straight main foil. The problem is, the laughs are to few and far between to justify the nearly two hour run time." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Feb 8, 2013
3.5/5 46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " While I enjoyed Schwarzenegger's "The Last Stand" a bit more, I was very surprised at how enjoyable the film was after being underwhelmed by the trailer." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Feb 1, 2013
4.5/5 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " A Dark and captivating look at the world in which we live." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Jan 4, 2013
3/5 18% Parental Guidance (2012) " Bottom line, renter, unless you love Bily Crystal. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Dec 25, 2012
4.5/5 88% Django Unchained (2012) " It's hard not to be impressed with the way Tarantino is able to paint a picture, fill it with interesting and quirky characters, and quickly tear it all apart as things descend into utter chaos and destruction. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Dec 25, 2012
3/5 47% Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012) " If you have never seen a Cirque du Soleil performance by all means I definitely recommend seeing this film but for those hard-core fans who are regular attendees of Cirque du Soleil, one might want to wait to catch this on DVD." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Dec 20, 2012
3.5/5 61% Jack Reacher (2012) " The film cleverly mixes humor, action, and drama with a very credible plot that rarely strains plausibility." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Dec 20, 2012
4/5 65% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " Despite its issues, it's a visually spectacular masterpiece that, if you can endure the long periods of inaction, pays off especially well during the film's battle sequences. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Dec 14, 2012
2.5/5 12% Red Dawn (2012) " The best thing I can say about the film said if you are willing to overlook the abundance of plot holes and logic gaps, as well as some at times stiff acting and dialogue, there are some enjoyable action seems to be found. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Nov 20, 2012
4/5 92% Skyfall (2012) " I'm extremely happy with the film and especially love the movie's dénouement which, for me, promises a very good and eagerly anticipated direction for future films." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Nov 8, 2012
4/5 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) " Pure Disney magic and gaming nostalgia blended to perfection." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Nov 2, 2012
4.5/5 83% Seven Psychopaths (2012) " Seven Psychopaths turned out to be an enjoyable experience and thrill ride from start to finish. The ensemble cast breathes life into the crazy characters that help move along the action." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Oct 12, 2012
4/5 96% Argo (2012) " Argo", was an extremely pleasant surprise in one of the most enjoyable films I have seen this year.I would not be surprised to see the film get a few Oscar nods come awards season as they would be in my opinion well deserved." — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Oct 12, 2012
4/5 87% Frankenweenie (2012) " While it will not break any new ground in visuals and story, "Frankenweenie" is a pleasantly fun film that the family will enjoy and is well worth checking out. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Oct 5, 2012
2.5/5 93% Looper (2012) " Willis, Bridges, and Gordon-Levitt do solid work but seem to be going through the motions as they never really earn any sympathy from the audience. "Looper" has a great premise that starts well and then fails to live up to its potential. " — Skewed and Reviewed
Posted Sep 28, 2012
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