Matt Donato

Matt Donato

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

Publications:
We Got This Covered
Total Reviews:
242

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/10 —— Death Do Us Part (2014) " Once Death Do Us Part starts making the same horror mistakes that so many have made before, this wedding party comes to a screeching, violent halt." — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 24, 2014
8/10 92% Blue Ruin (2014) " Blue Ruin is a raw portrayal of revenge that refuses to glorify violence, as Macon Blair teams with Jeremy Saulnier for another punchy indie success." — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 21, 2014
3/10 9% A Haunted House 2 (2014) " I mean, if you were writing a script for a movie starring yourself, wouldn't you also write yourself a bunch of sex scenes too?" — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 18, 2014
4/10 18% Transcendence (2014) " Transcendence can only muster a sloppy, dull, inept watch that refuses to present a single exciting idea about man's inevitable technological self-destruction - despite Wally Pfister's eye for visual beauty." — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 17, 2014
7/10 80% All Cheerleaders Die " All Cheerleaders Die mixes a dash of Mean Girls, a pinch of Bring It On, and a heaping helping of witchy horror to conjure one fun-filled dark comedy." — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 15, 2014
6/10 55% Fading Gigolo (2014) " What could have been a shallow, salacious romp ends up being a much more heartfelt endeavor about old friends, new love, and the need for human compassion." — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 14, 2014
6/10 —— Camp Dread (2014) " Being a low-budget rendition of 80s campfire slashers isn't necessarily a bad thing as long as you have enough of your own creative ideas, like Camp Dread does." — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 9, 2014
7/10 47% Rio 2 (2014) " Rio 2 is a bird of a different feather, beefing up a story full of heart and soul for this better than average sequel." — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 7, 2014
5/10 10% Dark House (2014) " Dark House could really benefit from an Extreme Home Makeover, because as it stands, this is one architectural mess of a horror film." — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 7, 2014
6/10 56% Knights of Badassdom (2014) " I've been given a palatable taste of Joe Lynch's Knights Of Badassdom, but I'm now ready for the main course - Lynch's fabled Director's Cut." — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 2, 2014
4/10 29% Alien Abduction (2014) " Alien Abduction is the same found footage movie we've seen time and time again, just this time with aliens substituted in as the main antagonistic force." — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 2, 2014
5/10 —— Outpost 3: Rise Of The Spetsnaz (2014) " Despite the addition of Russian special forces soldiers, the Outpost franchise is beginning to lose steam by falling into a dull state of Nazi zombie filled redundancy." — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 2, 2014
8/10 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " As far as sequels besting original titles go, Captain America: The Winter Soldier makes The First Avenger look like that silly Cap adaptation from 1990." — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 2, 2014
5/10 23% Sabotage (2014) " Sabotage doesn't know whether it wants to be a cheesy 80s action throwback or a gritty, raw assault on reality - a bi-polar watch that creates tonal confusion instead of exciting entertainment." — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 27, 2014
8/10 58% Wolf Creek 2 (2014) " Wolf Creek 2 is the ferocious kick in the ass that the slasher genre needs right now - bloody, brutal, and lead by a slasher icon in Mick Taylor that rivals the most memorable horror villains produced in the last decade." — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 26, 2014
6/10 58% 13 Sins (2014) " 13 Sins may not be the most dangerous game, but Daniel Stamm's Jigsaw-inspired contest presents plenty of moral conundrums worth experiencing - because you're not the one answering them." — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 25, 2014
9/10 80% The Raid 2 (2014) " The Raid 2 is a beautifully brutal ballet, a symphony of destruction if you will, masterfully choreographed with the grace of Swan Lake - just with a tad more blood, broken bodies, and blown open skulls." — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 23, 2014
7/10 —— Starry Eyes " Starry Eyes balances Hollywood satire and splattery gore in a way that's both fresh and inviting, taking a typical struggling actress and exploiting her story with everything the horror genre has to offer." — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 23, 2014
9/10 82% Afflicted (2014) " Afflicted is an unconventional horror movie with the guts to successfully reinvent not only one stale horror subgenre - but two." — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 20, 2014
4/10 —— Happy Camp " Happy Camp is yet another hopeful "found footage" darling, joining the ranks of like-minded dreamers that have attempted the same overnight success - yet only found the bargain bin. " — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 19, 2014
6/10 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " Much like sequels do, Muppets Most Wanted feels like a downgraded watch compared to Bobin's original, but enough puppet-fueled comedy guides us safely from start to finish." — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 19, 2014
8/10 50% Stage Fright (2014) " Stage Fright rocks hard, sings proud, and leaves audiences begging for a wild, bloody encore." — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 11, 2014
5/10 —— Open Windows " Open Windows spams viewers with an overload of information, creating a technological nightmare that gets lost in its own web of lies." — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 11, 2014
6/10 72% Oculus (2014) " Oculus is a slow-burner that requires patience, but those willing to give Mike Flanagan a chance will be rewarded with white-knuckle terror." — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 10, 2014
7/10 100% Neighbors (2014) " Come for the beer pong, stay for the blacklight dance party, and enjoy every minute of this ridiculous fraternity comedy featuring hilariously "broish" performances that embrace every enjoyable stereotype." — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 9, 2014
9/10 91% Chef (2014) " Chef's delicious nature has left me starving for more - more of Favreau's beautiful, heartfelt storytelling and free creative reign. A true, gourmet treat." — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 8, 2014
5/10 —— Sorority Party Massacre (2013) " Sorority Party Massacre is a perfectly apt watch if it's 2AM, your remote is broken, you're too drunk to move, and you occasionally like a microbudget horror flick filled with hot sorority chicks." — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 6, 2014
5/10 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " 300: Rise Of An Empire is a brainless, gore obsessed sequel to Zack Snyder's already brutish original, lacking the honor and heroism that our Spartan warriors previously displayed." — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 4, 2014
7/10 92% Journey To The West (2014) " Stephen Chow playfully blends feverish martial arts, cartoonish visuals and a wonderfully vibrant story that's more or less a Saturday morning cartoon for adults who love fantastical demon hunting adventures." — We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 3, 2014
6/10 48% Stalingrad (2014) " Stalingrad wages a hard-fought battle to win over viewers, and while success is achieved, it could have done without some of the heavier romantic overtones." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 27, 2014
6/10 59% Non-Stop (2014) " Non-Stop certainly wastes no time, establishing a cool little "Who done it?" story for the modern, tech savvy world." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 26, 2014
7/10 75% The Den (2014) " The Den is a pulse-pounding bit of techno horror that somehow makes the internet even more horrifying than it already is." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 24, 2014
7/10 44% Almost Human (2014) " Almost Human is a hybrid alien abduction/slasher film that embodies everything awesome about horror in the 1980s - gooey practical effects and all." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 23, 2014
4/10 34% Odd Thomas (2014) " Odd Thomas is a visual head-scratcher about a paranormal investigator who loves interrupting Willem Dafoe during, um, "date night" - or at least that's what I took away from this lame Scooby Doo episode." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 23, 2014
6/10 25% Pompeii (2014) " Did we absolutely need a movie like Pompeii? Of course not. Am I mad it exists? Not in the least." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 20, 2014
8/10 84% Cheap Thrills (2014) " Cheap Thrills is a darkly comedic cult winner blending Troma-inspired wackiness with pure, devious genre entertainment - just don't try any of these dares at home." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 19, 2014
6/10 58% The Returned (2014) " The Returned is a zombie movie without the zombies, generating scares through social commentary and human nature, which actually makes for a welcome change of pace." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 17, 2014
3/10 —— The Reverend (2014) " The Reverend takes what should be a uniquely engaging story and turns it into what could pass as a bloody "Afterschool Special."" — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 16, 2014
6/10 53% Easy Money: Hard to Kill (2014) " Easy Money: Hard To Kill is a safe follow-up for fans of the original, bringing back familiar characters while mirroring the same thrilling tone." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 13, 2014
3/10 15% Endless Love (2014) " I'm surprised my ticket to Endless Love didn't come with a complimentary pint of Häagen-Dazs and a bottle of red wine - usual supplements to such gratuitous emotional pornography." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 13, 2014
7/10 33% Haunt (2014) " Just like waking up in bed with a ghostly grannie, Haunt is a horrifying jolt of energy that executes on all fronts - and has a blast doing so." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 10, 2014
7/10 63% Nurse 3-D (2014) " Nurse 3D shouldn't work as well as it does, but Paz De La Huerta's enchanting insanity makes for some memorably debaucherous midnight movie moments." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 9, 2014
3/10 —— Scorned (2014) " Hell hath no fury like an audience scorned by a flat, unimaginative thriller - even if it stars the lovely AnnaLynne McCord." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 5, 2014
4/10 25% Welcome to the Jungle (2014) " Welcome To The Jungle strands audiences on a deserted island without food, shelter, or any real form of entertainment - a fate not even action-star-turned-comedian Jean-Claude Van Damme can save us from." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 5, 2014
5/10 45% The Pretty One (2014) " The wonderful chemistry between Zoe Kazan and Jake Johnson in The Pretty One becomes lost amidst a story that struggles to balance driving emotions and charming comedy, falling into a confused and awkward classification." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 4, 2014
6/10 77% After the Dark (2014) " After The Dark is a smart, witty, and thoughtful thriller that offers a fresh take on the apocalypse genre." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 4, 2014
7/10 81% Grand Piano (2014) " Grand Piano carries style and grace that gives the upper crust of society their own Speed-like adventure." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 3, 2014
4/10 55% Lucky Bastard (2014) " Lucky Bastard will regrettably leave most horror fans with a serious case of blue balls after a whimpering climax goes disappointingly soft. Think I can cram any more sexual puns in there? That's what she said." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 3, 2014
9/10 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " Get ready to laugh your blocks off, because this is one fantastic Lego adventure not even your wildest playtime fantasies could have imagined - bringing a smile to the wide-eyed child in all of us." — We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 2, 2014
3/10 —— Voodoo Possession (2014) " Voodoo Possession does not do, that voodoo, it was supposed to do so well." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 27, 2014
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