Matt Donato

Matt Donato

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/10 73% Reality (2015) " I can finally say that the guy who made a movie about a murderous tire may have taken cinematic absurdity one step too far. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/10 No Score Yet Hooked Up " Hooked Up is the first movie to be filmed on an iPhone, but it's certainly not the first horror flick to waste a decent story on two wholly unlikable lead characters. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 29, 2015
5/10 67% Kung Fu Killer (2015) " Kung Fu Killer is all brawn and no brains, making for a furiously frenzied action watch without an ounce of interest outside of punches and kicks. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 26, 2015
7/10 77% Alex of Venice (2015) " Chris Messina's directorial debut is a strong one, mainly because of a beautifully wounded leading performance by Marty Elizabeth Winstead that's full of strength, growth, and heartwarming soul. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 23, 2015
5/10 33% Beyond The Reach (2015) " For a film that deals with a desolate, scorching unknown, there sure are a lot of obvious plot notes along the way. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 17, 2015
5/10 67% The Dead Lands (2015) " This bloody quest for vengeance becomes burdened by too much of a good thing, as brutal fight sequences become repetitive over The Dead Lands' all-too-long running time. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 17, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet Echoes (2015) " Echoes is a perfectly good-enough ghost story that shines a noteworthy spotlight on the inherent horrors of sleep paralysis. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 14, 2015
7/10 50% True Story (2015) " The chemistry between Jonah Hill and James Franco banks on their friendly comfortability, but this immediate bond makes for a tense, jarring tension that emerges from two tragically destined characters. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/10 69% The Harvest (2015) " The Harvest is a thriller that's plagued by tonal miscues, weak leading performances, and a complete lack of tension despite the film's dark, seedy nature. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/10 17% Nightlight (2015) " Like a flashlight that's running low on juice, you can feel the life oozing out of Nightlight with every faint flicker. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 7, 2015
4/5 100% Night Owls " There's so much to love about Night Owls, and it all boils down to genuine, honest interactions between two people who aren't afraid to hold back -- much like Hood and Goldsmith's script. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 6, 2015
5/10 30% Lost River (2015) " Lost River is a daring film that wears its influences with pride, but there's something missing as Gosling leads us into a dark abyss of Gothic clubs, dancing Aussies, and underwater mysteries. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Apr 6, 2015
5/10 0% Muck (2015) " Muck isn't a horror movie - it's a wannabe skinflick that would ignore an on-screen kill if the actress' breasts were jiggling in the slightest. Because bewbz! " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 30, 2015
7/10 67% WolfCop (2015) " This is another funky midnight movie that probably shouldn't work, but thanks to Lowell Dean's commitment to horror punnery, WolfCop is a perfect cult classic full of bloody transformations, throat-rips, and werewolf law enforcers. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 30, 2015
8/10 100% Turbo Kid " Turbo Kid is a magical can't-miss experience that's like a Saturday morning cartoon turned into an apocalyptic 80s fever-dream. A stunning visual masterpiece that redefines the phrase "low-budget filmmaking." " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 21, 2015
3.5/5 66% Zombeavers (2015) " If you sat through the Zombeavers trailer and chuckled at the concept, let me assure you that Jordan Rubin delivers bucktoothed carnage exactly as advertised. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 19, 2015
7/10 100% Spy (2015) " Paul Feig once again shows that he understands how to draw only the best out of Melissa McCarthy, which ensures that Spy is a hilarious espionage thriller that doesn't skimp on the action. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 18, 2015
5/10 29% Get Hard (2015) " Unfortunately, Hart and Ferrell just couldn't get hard enough for me. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 18, 2015
8/10 No Score Yet Deathgasm " Deathgasm is the ultimate midnight movie (for metalheads especially), hitting on notes of horror insanity that blend face-melting riffage with equally outstanding practical effects. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 16, 2015
8/10 82% Furious 7 (2015) " Furious 7 is an in-your-face assault of awesomeness under the guidance of James Wan, who saves a more lax story by orchestrating a metallic ballet of kick-ass proportions. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 16, 2015
6/10 45% Adult Beginners (2015) " Adult Beginners benefits from a strong cast that showcases Nick Kroll's ability to blend cynicism and drama, despite working with a story that only offers a few new insights. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 15, 2015
8/10 No Score Yet The Final Girls " The Finals Girls is a hilarious treat that pays proper respect to an era of horror that's beloved for its goofy cheesiness, yet Todd Strauss-Schulson's film never feels cheap, shoddy or weak. Quite the opposite, in fact. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 15, 2015
7/10 No Score Yet Nina Forever " The Blaine brothers' first feature is twisted, bloody, cheeky fun, but engaging performances from Hardingham and O'Shaughnessy create a combative fireworks show that impresses the most. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 15, 2015
5/10 No Score Yet Something Wicked (2014) " Something Wicked is just another romantic thriller that's derailed by obvious plot turns and a crazy notion that murder and love go hand in hand. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 15, 2015
7/10 62% Unfriended (2015) " Unfriended is a terrifying cyber nightmare for today's generation of laptop-loving teenagers who think trolls are the worst thing the internet has to offer. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 13, 2015
7/10 No Score Yet Avenged (2015) " Playing out like The Crow meets I Spit On Your Grave with a Native American twist, Avenged is frenzied, ferocious, and a bloody good revenge story. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 3, 2015
6/10 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) " In the world of beers, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is a frothy, average lager that doesn't quite overpower your senses. Sometimes, though, that's exactly what you're looking for. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 1, 2015
4/10 38% Ejecta (2015) " Ejecta is just another sci-fi flick without a true identity, playing off extraterrestrial stereotypes that have been used time and time again. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 1, 2015
5/10 14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) " If you slammed the heads of Lucy and Carrie together, The Lazarus Effect would be the messy aftermath left on the ground. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 27, 2015
4/10 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) " Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is the kid in class who makes fart noises for a quick laugh, only he doesn't stop for an hour and a half - and he never gets funnier. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/10 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) " Calling Dumb And Dumber To a comedy is a monumental stretch, because I typically laugh during comedies. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 17, 2015
4/10 No Score Yet Misogynist " Misogynist is far too slight to say anything monumental, which makes its sick view towards woman weightless and hateful in the face of redundant victimization. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 17, 2015
6/10 67% Girl House (2015) " Girlhouse is just another nudie horror flick at first glance, but a strong finale finishes things off with a bloody, satisfying moneyshot. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 16, 2015
7/10 53% Digging Up the Marrow (2015) " Digging Up The Marrow is a tense, confident, and gorgeously terrifying monster movie that turns Alex Pardee's artistry into vibrant, eye-catching horrors. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 16, 2015
7/10 56% Suburban Gothic (2015) " Suburban Gothic is a hipster's Poltergeist that boasts more of Richard Bates Jr.'s darkly comedic wit, but more importantly, it's a strong second feature that showcases one of the more vibrant up-and-coming horror filmmakers the genre has to offer. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 15, 2015
7/10 80% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) " Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead leaves the competition choking on its dust (and a few zombie guts), as the Roache-Turner brothers do their Aussie-influences proud in this full-throttle horror debut. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 12, 2015
7/10 95% Nightcrawler (2014) " Jake Gyllenhaal is better than the sum of Nightcrawler's parts, but the film is still a riveting, horrific exploitation that blurs the lines between American greed and the American dream. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 10, 2015
8/10 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) " What We Do In The Shadows boasts the subtle wit of a Christopher Guest mockumentary without disregarding a vampire film's bloody nature, scoring memorable laughs through satire and gore alike. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 9, 2015
4/10 No Score Yet Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard (2015) " CGI zombie deer, CGI zombie fish, and CGI zombie bears - Oh, no! " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 8, 2015
5/10 13% Seventh Son (2015) " Seventh Son is a fantastical adventure we've seen time and time again, filled with animated monsters, vapid characters and a female villain that barely rises above being a crazy ex-girlfriend. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 4, 2015
5/10 78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) " Eight-year-old me probably would have found SpongeBob's antics vastly more entertaining, but alas, I now need my seagull poop jokes coupled with something more substantial. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 3, 2015
5/10 37% Black or White (2015) " Black Or White asks the right questions, but never gets around to answering them, instead finding itself caught up in stereotypes and cutesy storytelling that often feels like a Hallmark message. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 30, 2015
5/10 74% Amira & Sam (2015) " Martin Starr and Dina Shihabi build a wonderful chemistry between their characters, but a heartwarming nature is struck down by an unbalanced script that struggles to speak volumes about the unfortunate state of American social norms. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 29, 2015
6/10 18% Alien Outpost (2015) " Alien Outpost delivers aliens, outposts, and a surprisingly more in-tune action watch than expected. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 26, 2015
4/10 No Score Yet Gnome Alone (Legend) (2015) " Gnome Alone attempts to channel the "success" of previous Leprechaun movies, but Troyer simply doesn't exude the same sinister charm that Warwick Davis once found. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 25, 2015
5/10 No Score Yet The Atticus Institute (2015) " The Atticus Institute is a blast from the past, but it's not a very scary one. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 24, 2015
6/10 11% The Boy Next Door (2015) " When we're all sitting in a midnight screening of The Boy Next Door someday, throwing home-baked cookies at the screen, I'll be the one shouting "I told you so!" " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 23, 2015
7/10 82% Black Sea (2015) " Black Sea presents a unique twist on heist movies, and while the human drama may feel a bit clunky, the sum of all parts moves nicely from start to finish. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 19, 2015
8/10 86% Killers (2015) " Killers is born from the nightmares of evening news stories and the YouTube-obsessed generation we live in, dissecting the psyche of a murderer from a multitude of revealing angles. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 19, 2015
5/10 49% Cake (2015) " Jennifer Aniston's performance might be worth biting into, but Cake lacks an emotional depth that much more appealing treats tend to showcase. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 19, 2015
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