John Gholson

John Gholson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 86% of the time.

Publications:
Badass Digest , Cinematical , Movies.com
Total Reviews:
85

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
—— Kelly & Cal (2014) " The presence of [Juliette] Lewis makes it feel like a bigger, more important movie than it would've without her" — Badass Digest
Posted Aug 18, 2014
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " These Ninja Turtles are the ones you love, but trapped in a film that's hard to like." — Movies.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " 100% sugar rush Saturday matinee sci-fi junk food." — Movies.com
Posted Aug 3, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Though it climaxes about a half hour too early, it's a superior sequel." — Movies.com
Posted Jul 11, 2014
—— Housebound (2014) " It's a remarkably assured first feature, one that balances tonal shifts and just keeps things moving at all times. There's no fat on Housebound, and nothing is tried that doesn't flat-out work." — Badass Digest
Posted Jun 13, 2014
—— Arlo and Julie " The pay-off is logical (if convoluted), and has real consequences to the relationship between the two, which deserves its own special recognition, seeing as how so many tiny indies think that the journey is its own reward." — Badass Digest
Posted Jun 13, 2014
—— Beyond Clueless " It's a little like Room 237 for Freddie Prinze Jr. flicks. There's not much upside in presenting the surface qualities of She's All That as deeper profound truths about adolescence, but [director] Lyne goes there anyway." — Movies.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
86% Doc Of The Dead " There's some real food for thought in the film from a topic we'd assume had been bled dry." — Movies.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
100% Honeymoon (2014) " [Honeymoon] delivers real unease despite a well-tread plot." — Movies.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Edge of Tomorrow will get the easy comparisons to Groundhog Day but it's also exactly the kind of punchy sci-fi adventure that goes best with salty popcorn and a willing audience." — Movies.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " It's a solid installment. But it would've been a killer curtain call." — Movies.com
Posted May 23, 2014
73% Godzilla (2014) " It's the rare brand name cash-in that manages to feel like artists actually cared." — Movies.com
Posted May 19, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " It feels like somebody's dopey idea of what comic books are, without actually reading them." — Movies.com
Posted Apr 30, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " It's a spectacularly violent move into Bourne territory, with enhanced super-soldiers kicking the ever-livin' daylights out of each other over what freedom really means." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 26, 2014
85% Shivers (They Came from Within) (The Parasite Murders) (1975) " I'm shocked no one else has tried 'sex zombies' as a horror film device since this one -- they're terrifying." — Cinematical
Posted Mar 26, 2014
86% Kaze no tani no Naushika (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind) (Warriors of the Wind) (1984) " It's not only an amazing piece of animation, but an incredible work of science-fiction as well." — Cinematical
Posted Mar 26, 2014
29% Revenge of the Creature (1955) " There's nothing particularly remarkable about it, and it plays out almost exactly how you expect it to, but as a monster matinee, you could do a lot worse." — Cinematical
Posted Mar 26, 2014
91% Dracula (1931) " It's a case of lightning-in-a-bottle casting and there's no way of telling if anyone else as Dracula would've become the model for every single Dracula that followed." — Cinematical
Posted Mar 26, 2014
100% The Heart Machine " The Heart Machine frustrated me in the best possible way." — Badass Digest
Posted Mar 18, 2014
—— Wicker Kittens " By being about a competition, even an unusual one, Wicker Kittens gets a big injection of sports movie vigor. " — Badass Digest
Posted Mar 17, 2014
86% Joe (2014) " This is how Cage became a movie star in the first damned place -- by being a remarkable actor. " — Movies.com
Posted Mar 12, 2014
100% Wetlands (2014) " This movie might not have worked at all without the performance of Juri, who is just a magnetic, impish powerhouse of an actress." — Badass Digest
Posted Mar 11, 2014
—— Born To Fly (2014) " Really exemplary documentary filmmaking...I went from completely ignorant of Streb and her 'action heroes' (the name she applies to her dancers) to becoming a big fan. Born to Fly is a must." — Badass Digest
Posted Mar 11, 2014
65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " For all the good Alan Taylor does in making sure that the sequel stays sure-footed, there's still a nagging feeling left behind that we haven't really seen a Thor film from a director who truly loves the world he's being paid to bring to life." — Movies.com
Posted Nov 6, 2013
79% Afflicted (2014) " An authentic approach to outrageous material doesn't just sell the film as actual found footage, it also shows remarkable intuition by first-timers Lee and Prouse." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 27, 2013
85% We Are What We Are (2013) " We're starved for adult horror that's this mature and sure-footed, and when it does come along, we have to sing its praises out loud. This is a wonderful, riveting, unsettling film." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 27, 2013
67% The Green Inferno " A generally bad time at the movies, and the only significant payoff is a reinforced feeling that Eli Roth is terrified of anyone who isn't an upper-middle-class millennial." — Cinematical
Posted Sep 27, 2013
83% Patrick: Evil Awakens (2014) " Patrick's attempts at terror are more noisy than chilling, but its story is unique and engaging, even if the hairs on your neck never raise to full-mast." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 27, 2013
74% You're Next (2013) " It's often funny, exciting and harrowing, and has some better-than-average character work supporting its familiar premise (masked thugs terrorize a well-to-do family in a remote mansion)." — Movies.com
Posted Aug 12, 2013
—— Iron Man: Rise Of Technovore (2013) " There's nothing less interesting in an animated feature than slow pans over blinking eyes, and, boy, does Rise of the Technovore have a lot of those. " — Movies.com
Posted Aug 12, 2013
78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " Marvel Studios lets director Black off the leash for this third installment, and while the result is edgier, sexier, and more dangerous than what has come before, you may not recognize Tony Stark as the man from the long-running comic." — Movies.com
Posted Aug 12, 2013
65% Antiviral (2013) " Antiviral is the best sick body horror freak-out in a long while. Its bleeding edge social satire feels entirely too close for comfort, but we'll take uncomfortable; uncomfortable is a good thing." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 26, 2012
87% Frankenweenie (2012) " It works well enough as a left-of-center family movie." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 21, 2012
92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " Feels like actual Marvel Comics are being injected directly into your bloodstream. It's simply jaw-dropping. " — Movies.com
Posted Jul 3, 2012
73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " The Amazing Spider-Man defies the odds, keeping the series very much alive under Sony's watch, without being buried under its own baggage." — Movies.com
Posted Jul 3, 2012
—— Beast " The film is often beautiful and always well-acted, but the subtext is murky at best." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 23, 2012
64% The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2013) " Jeff is one of the greatest serial killer movies ever made - an intimate, sobering look at the ripple effect that someone's aberrant behavior can have on the lives of those they come into contact with." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 23, 2012
48% The Tall Man (2012) " Laugier's toiling with the seed of a good idea and interesting moral questions, but his own commitment to constructing the first half like a horror film (despite it not really being a horror film) leads to pacing issues as the film progresses." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 23, 2012
89% Compliance (2012) " Almost every frame of the film is squirmy, alerting every part of your brain that what you are seeing is just plain wrong." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 23, 2012
41% Lovely Molly (2012) " This is easily Sanchez's best work as a director since The Blair Witch Project." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 15, 2012
55% V/H/S (2012) " The shorts taken on their own might be perfectly acceptable found-footage episodes, but digested as a whole film, packaged together, it becomes a difficult thing to watch." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 15, 2012
63% Sinister (2012) " A hair-raising descent into terror that evokes the spirit of horror classics like Changeling or The Amityville Horror." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 12, 2012
18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) " There's no reason in 2012 for a high-profile studio film under the Marvel banner to feel like a low-rent direct-to-video sequel." — Movies.com
Posted Feb 20, 2012
0% Transylmania (2009) " This is dinosaur stuff. A rubber chicken and a squirting flower would've really capped things off." — Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
69% Shutter Island (2010) " Story quibbling aside, Shutter Island is high on atmosphere, in large part due to the visuals, and the collaboration between Scorsese and (Cinematographer) Robert Richardson actually feels like the two men having a blast with their craft." — Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
21% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) " Were they always this boring?" — Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
12% The Spy Next Door (2010) " If the lazy filmmakers don't care enough about their movie to offer at least one single original idea, then you shouldn't care enough to go see it." — Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
40% 44 Inch Chest (2010) " A deliberately stagy rumination on the price of revenge." — Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
34% The Wolfman (2010) " It truly is a modern spin on a classic, in almost all of the worst ways." — Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
71% The Crazies (2010) " Don't be afraid of the horror remake stigma here; be afraid of The Crazies' constant, electric hum of dread." — Cinematical
Posted Feb 10, 2012
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