Matt Donato

Matt Donato

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

Publications:
We Got This Covered
Total Reviews:
279

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/10 41% Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) " I can sit here and tell you the million and one ways Sharknado 2: The Second One is a pitiful failure, but that doesn't really matter since we'll be in the same situation next year discussing yet another Sharknado." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 30, 2014
6/10 77% Noah (2014) " Noah isn't exactly the epic that bible-thumpers wished for, but Aronofsky's vision is masterful enough to create truly mesmerizing moments without being swept away by the murky waters of blockbuster boredom." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 30, 2014
10/10 89% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Iron What? Captain Who? The Guardians of the Galaxy are here to stay thanks to a Troma-bred filmmaker crazy enough to make the movie that such a fantastical comic deserves." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 30, 2014
5/10 —— The Damned (2014) " The Damned does all it can to make witches scary once again, but flashes of inept acting and tonal fumbles spoil what could have been a horrifying feast of riches." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 23, 2014
8/10 78% Happy Christmas (2014) " When a filmmaker is able to successfully translate reality to screen, something special happens. Happy Christmas is that uniquely special "something," as Swanberg's grounded style of filmmaking has never been sharper." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 21, 2014
6/10 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " While The Purge: Anarchy feels like an introduction to something greater, Grillo's old-school action lead kicks ass and takes names - just how we like it." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 16, 2014
6 18% Sex Tape (2014) " On a scale of "Kim Kardashian" to "Fred Durst," Sex Tape clocks in at a "Tila Tequila" - meaning, despite being a trashy mess, we still can't peel our eyes away for some reason." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 16, 2014
6/10 40% Aftermath (2014) " Aftermath cleverly finds horror in the most obvious of places, hidden plainly on the faces of every American with an existing paranoia of nuclear warfare." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 15, 2014
7/10 40% Wish I Was Here (2014) " Wish I Was Here is an honest second feature from the mind of Zach Braff, and while some may deem it crudely self-indulgent, I believe there's enough beauty in Aidan's journey to rattle an older culture of dreamers." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 14, 2014
9/10 97% Life Itself (2014) " Every young film critic needs to see Life Itself to become a better professional. I know this because I am one of those young critics, and my eyes are now open wider than they've ever been." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 7, 2014
5/10 75% Land Ho! (2014) " Land Ho! works wonders as a pro-tourism ad for Iceland's gorgeous landscape, but in terms of story, feels forced and unnatural during raunchier moments." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 6, 2014
7/10 49% Earth to Echo (2014) " Sure, Echo is no Wall-E or Number 5, but Green's latest childhood sci-fi piece holds a much more heartfelt story than it lets on - found footage and all." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 2, 2014
6/10 30% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " The sins of Deliver Us From Evil are somewhat forgiven once Derrickson hits full stride and finds a proper demonic story waiting to break free." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jul 1, 2014
5/10 17% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " The worst part is, with a semi-capable script and a more focused delivery, Michael Bay could have had a pretty stellar Transformers movie, instead of yet another Bay-splosion filled bit of clunky chaos." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 27, 2014
8/10 96% CODE BLACK (2014) " While officials sit around discussing the state of modern medicine, Code Black boils these debates down to nothing but raw, human emotion - with lives hanging in the balance." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 25, 2014
6/10 —— Joy Ride 3 (Unrated) (2014) " If you like watching people being splattered against the grill of a death-dealing 18 wheeler, Joy Ride 3 is the perfect movie for you! No, really, it's a hell of a lot of fun at times, with the right mindset." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 19, 2014
8/10 83% Witching and Bitching (2014) " Witching & Bitching is a perfect example of how Video On Demand horror movies are making Hollywood's mainstream titles look like bargain bin garbage in comparison." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 14, 2014
5/10 —— Torment (2014) " Despite Katharine Isabelle's best efforts, Torment becomes a tiresome genre affair that never hides its obvious influences." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 5, 2014
6/10 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " While 22 Jump Street becomes a little too self-aware for its own good, Tatum and Hill's bromantic chemistry delivers an acceptable amount of laughs for your typical summer blockbuster." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 3, 2014
7/10 85% Borgman (2014) " Borgman is a suburban fever dream along the lines of a much more horrifying Quentin Dupieux film, permitting audiences to determine where they believe the true evil hides." — We Got This Covered
Posted Jun 2, 2014
4/10 49% Maleficent (2014) " Maleficent is an uncharacteristically shallow Disney release, conjuring an inconsequential story and flat, meaningless characters - despite Angelina Jolie's best efforts." — We Got This Covered
Posted May 29, 2014
7/10 55% The Signal (2014) " The Signal is a welcome "agitation" that makes some of Hollywood's latest sci-fi blunders nothing but a distant memory." — We Got This Covered
Posted May 28, 2014
3/10 29% SX_Tape (2014) " Do you like your horrid "found footage" ripoffs riddled with amateur pornography? If so, SX_Tape is just the movie you've been looking for!" — We Got This Covered
Posted May 26, 2014
7/10 54% EDC 2013: Under the Electric Sky (2014) " Under The Electric Sky is a fun backstage pass for EDC fans, but for DJ haters it'll just be a loud, obnoxious headache - so they should just stay away and let everyone else eat, sleep, rave, and repeat." — We Got This Covered
Posted May 26, 2014
5/10 63% The Grand Seduction (2014) " Don McKellar seduces audiences with visual beauty and small town charm, but the distractions quickly lead to a formulaic feel-good story without much depth or intrigue." — We Got This Covered
Posted May 26, 2014
2/10 84% Night Moves (2014) " Night Moves is a pointless, dry tale that attempts to speak volumes through minimal effort - a rare case where "less is more" fails on a devastating scale." — We Got This Covered
Posted May 26, 2014
8/10 86% Cold in July (2014) " Cold In July is Jim Mickle's best work yet, as this Southern-fried thrill ride leads audiences on an ever-changing journey with a tasty, make-you-wanna-slap-yo-mama twist." — We Got This Covered
Posted May 21, 2014
6/10 38% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014) " Cabin Fever: Patient Zero certainly lives up to Eli Roth's gory standards, but individual enjoyment will hinge on one's love of schlocky B-Movie antics." — We Got This Covered
Posted May 14, 2014
6/10 —— Discopathe " As the blood spills and disco blares, it's hard not to become hypnotized by this glittery, cheesy 70s slasher throwback - blemishes and all." — We Got This Covered
Posted May 13, 2014
5/10 31% Rosemary's Baby: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Rosemary's Baby is off to an unfavorable start - one that will require some serious departing from telegraphed story material if success is to be found. " — We Got This Covered
Posted May 11, 2014
9/10 74% Godzilla (2014) " Gareth Edwards' Godzilla made me feel like a wide-eyed, mesmerized child discovering big-budget filmmaking for the first time - a nostalgic blast of magic of iconic sorts." — We Got This Covered
Posted May 10, 2014
5/10 57% Proxy (2014) " Proxy is too many conflicting movies crammed into a daunting 2 hour run time. Zack Parker juggles too many plates at once, and they all come crashing down simultaneously." — We Got This Covered
Posted May 7, 2014
4/10 47% Blood Glacier (2014) " Blood Glacier is exactly why English dubbing should be abolished for foreign movies. It destroys what could have been a fun creature flick with emotionless, bland voice work that does nothing but distract." — We Got This Covered
Posted May 6, 2014
5/10 8% Don Peyote (2014) " Don Peyote is a delusional, hallucinogenic journey into the mind of an apocalypse obsessed lunatic - a jumbled puzzle of ideas missing a few crucial connections." — We Got This Covered
Posted May 5, 2014
6/10 63% The Sacrament (2014) " The Sacrament opens with a whimper, building Eden Parish's dull allure, but goes out with a sadistically horrific bang - rewarding the most patient of viewers." — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 27, 2014
3/10 21% The Protector 2 (2014) " The Protector 2 is a sadly misguided action abomination filled with ugly visuals and confused characters, failing to showcase any genre competency in the least bit." — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 27, 2014
6/10 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " What The Quiet Ones lacks in originality is made up in style points, mixing period-piece found footage with an eerie atmosphere that refuses to let audiences catch their breath." — We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 25, 2014
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 96% 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 8% 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 19% 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 50% All Cheerleaders Die (2014) " 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 54% 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 9% 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 55% 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 27% 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
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