Matt Donato

Matt Donato

Agrees with the Tomatometer 65% of the time.

Publications:
We Got This Covered
Total Reviews:
294

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
7/10 44% The Possession of Michael King (2014) " The Possession Of Michael King is a surprisingly enjoyable "Possession Movies With People's Names In The Title" genre entry that has me super excited to see what writer/director David Jung will do next. " — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 17, 2014
4/10 —— Cam2Cam (2014) " If Cam2Cam was a Chatroulette user, you'd pass by this cyber snoozer without hesitation. Next!" — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 17, 2014
5/10 4% Are You Here (2014) " Are You Here isn't the debut we hoped Matthew Weiner would deliver, as it struggles to tell a full, meaty story in the smaller confines on a Hollywood movie." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 17, 2014
5/10 —— Varsity Blood (2014) " Varsity Blood is the student who coasted through high school, achieving the bare minimum just to pass through without drawing any attention." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 17, 2014
2/10 14% Jersey Shore Massacre (2014) " Imagine the cast of MTV's Jersey Shore stuck in a slasher movie - but then remove any bits of entertainment, intelligence or respectful execution you might assume would be present. Who pulled the pin on this grenade?" — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 17, 2014
8/10 95% Love Is Strange (2014) " John Lithgow and Alfred Molina create a genuinely tender chemistry that turns Love Is Strange into a sweet love story about how a strong relationship can bring out the brightest moments of life." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 17, 2014
7/10 67% Ragnarok (2014) " While Ragnarok may lack a gruesome bite, there's a tense, thrilling, throwback adventure here akin to a second-tier Indiana Jones - with a monstrous, Nordic twist." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 13, 2014
6/10 35% The Expendables 3 (2014) " The Expendables 3 runs entirely on this action supergroup's infectious energy, because without the likes of Gibson and Arnie, the hollow core of Stallone's story would be a lot harder to swallow." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 13, 2014
6/10 43% Life After Beth (2014) " Aubrey Plaza brings undeniable life to an her undead title character, and her shining talents are reason enough to watch Life After Beth." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 10, 2014
9/10 86% The Trip To Italy (2014) " The Trip To Italy is a near-perfect sequel once again filled with delectable treats, non-stop laughter, and a slew of impressions that almost outshine the gorgeous plates of 5-Star Italian delicacies." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 10, 2014
5/10 7% Septic Man (2014) " Despite glimpses of ambitious genre greatness and a strong turn from Jason David Brown, Septic Man gets caught up in being a gross-out challenge that can't shake such an off-putting stench." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 10, 2014
4/10 20% Into The Storm (2014) " Into The Storm wastes moments of catastrophic tension by under-developing every single aspect of this found-footage disasterpiece, as if we're watching a SyFy movie made with a bit bigger of a budget." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 7, 2014
5/10 65% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " The Hundred-Foot Journey feels like a 500 mile walk, traveling down the same "uplifting" road so many heartwarming tales have previously explored." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 6, 2014
3/10 9% After (2014) " I've never had a movie try to guilt me into acceptance right before the credits rolled, but I guess there's a first time for everything?" — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 4, 2014
5/10 60% Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) " Unfortunately for Cameron, his deepsea challenge feels like an hour-long special that's been unnecessarily elongated just to cash in on 3D ticket prices." — We Got This Covered
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3/10 54% 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 92% 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 58% 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 19% 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 41% 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 77% 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 28% 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 18% 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 97% 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 84% 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 48% 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 54% 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 64% 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 26% 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 73% 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
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