Steve Biodrowski

Steve Biodrowski

""The man's a genius! The man's a genius!""

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Favorites:
2001, The Exorcist, Blade Runner, Ju-on: The Grudge, Bride of Frankenstein, I Walked with a Zombie, Re-Animator, Dawn of the Dead (1979), The Brood, The Devil's Backbone, Horror of Dracula, Masque of the Red Death, Day the Earth Stood Still, Haxen, Discrete Charm of the Bourgoisie.
Publications:
Cinefantastique , ESplatter
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
473
Total QuickRatings:
1
Location:
Hollywood

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 40% Life After Beth (2014) " Like its titular zombie, this film makes a good first impression, but before long you can tell the neurons are not quite firing correctly." — Cinefantastique
Posted Aug 21, 2014
3/5 —— Black Torment (1965) " If you are a fan of classic British horror, and you are looking for something in the same line as Hammer Films (if not as good), then THE BLACK TORMENT is worth checking out." — Cinefantastique
Posted Aug 1, 2014
2/5 20% Devil Doll (1964) " Although deliberately created to replicate the dummy episode from DEAD OF NIGHT, this black-and-white English production works tolerably well as a crude rip-off, thanks to a creepy dummy and creepier performance from Haliday as The Great Vorelli." — Cinefantastique
Posted Jul 26, 2014
3/5 71% H.G. Wells' First Men in the Moon (1964) " Despite its flaws, FIRST MEN IN THE MOON remains a charming entertainment that stirs our Sense of Wonder with its fantastic imagery..." — Cinefantastique
Posted Jul 26, 2014
4/5 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " Everything is awesome! Well, not quite everything - but more than enough to make THE LEGO MOVIE the biggest and best surprise this year. " — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 30, 2014
2/5 —— The Living Skeleton (1969) " This early example of a Japanese kaidan (ghost story) with a contemporary setting begins strong but gradually devolves into stupidity, as the scenario figuratively rips itself to shreds with a series of increasingly ridiculous plot twists. " — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 30, 2014
2/5 40% Incubo sulla città contaminata (Nightmare City) (Invasion by the Atomic Zombies) (1980) " This profound subversion of our critical and aesthetic assumptions confronts us - like a logical paradox that seems both true and false - with a film that seems both awful and entertaining." — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 24, 2014
1/5 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " Unable to settle on any one story idea in particular, writer-director Dean DeBlois throws in three or four, which intersect at odd moments, like cars at a busy intersection, refusing to give the right of way, so that no one ends up going anywhere fast. " — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " The financial failure of EDGE OF TOMORROW represents the greatest inverse relationship between quality and ticket sales since TWILIGHT sent breathless teen girls storming into theatres." — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/5 —— Samson Vs. The Vampire Women (Santo Vs. Las Mujeres Vampiro) (2002) " Half masked wrestler movie, half vampire movie, this Mexican import is such a jumble of conflicting elements that the absurdity becomes quite entertaining. " — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2/5 54% Salem: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " ...an unholy hybrid of THE CRUCIBLE and THE SCARLET LETTER, lacking the sophistication of either, but with just enough dramatic interest to hold attention. " — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 9, 2014
1/5 48% Maleficent (2014) " The goofiest filmed version of classic literature since THE SCARLET LETTER was "freely adapted" from Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1995" — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 7, 2014
3/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " The most astoundingly okay movie so far this year - which is apparently all it takes to earn high praise these days." — Cinefantastique
Posted May 31, 2014
4/5 73% Godzilla (2014) " ... invests its titular character with a Sense of Wonder that outweighs his mere bulk, lingering in the mind after that last building has toppled and the last roar has faded from the soundtrack." — Cinefantastique
Posted May 17, 2014
0/5 9% Vampire Academy (2014) " Makes TWILIGHT look good - something I never thought I would say about any movie ever - now please excuse me while I go wash my mouth out with soap." — Cinefantastique
Posted Feb 8, 2014
2/5 41% Here Comes the Devil (2013) " Fuses the grindhouse with the arthouse into an interesting but unsatisfying hybrid." — Cinefantastique
Posted Jan 30, 2014
1/5 11% Argento's Dracula 3D (2013) " ...the film should be retitled "Dario Argento's Whatever Popped into My Head."" — Cinefantastique
Posted Jan 29, 2014
1/5 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " Like watching someone else play a bad videogame." — Cinefantastique
Posted Jan 25, 2014
3/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Thought it never truly catches fire, this two-and-a-half-hour sequel includes enough virtues to fill an entertaining ninety minutes." — Cinefantastique
Posted Nov 24, 2013
2/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " At least the Thor-Loki narrative thread is worth unwinding. Too bad it's twisted up with all the overblown blockbuster nonsense." — Cinefantastique
Posted Nov 8, 2013
2/5 49% Carrie (2013) " ...almost a textbook case study in the pitfalls of remakes." — Cinefantastique
Posted Oct 21, 2013
1/5 38% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) " INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 feels like a guided tour through a haunted house you have visited once too often: the scares come too seldom, and the guide keeps boring you with background details you don't really need to know." — Cinefantastique
Posted Sep 13, 2013
2/5 89% The World's End (2013) " Far from the crowning conclusion, the third serving of the Cornetto Trilogy melts slowly for 109 minutes, resolving into a gooey, sticky mess." — Cinefantastique
Posted Aug 23, 2013
1/5 12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) " To watch this film is to gain a new level of identification with HAL 9000: as MORTAL INSTRUMENTS unspools before your eyes, you can feel your mind going...going...gone - until you find yourself humming a verse of "Daisy Bell."" — Cinefantastique
Posted Aug 22, 2013
3/5 78% Monsters University (2013) " It's a great message for children and a poignant reminder for adults: everyone has something to offer; the "cool" kids aren't always cool; and sometimes the underdog has his day." — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 22, 2013
2/5 68% World War Z (2013) " The familiar zombie routine has never been realized on such an epic scale, but that is the film's only claim to novelty." — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 21, 2013
3/5 55% Hatchet III (2013) " HATCHET III is almost as much gleefully gory fun as the original - a comedy-horror hybrid that elicits screams of laughter and disgust in equal measure..." — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 20, 2013
3/5 70% V/H/S/2 (2013) " Hardcore horror junkies will get their fix; non-addicts will enjoy a hit or two but lament not getting a sustained high." — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 19, 2013
3/5 55% V/H/S (2012) " Consistently intense but inconsistently satisfying ... in its attempt to pack relentlessly downbeat horror into 20-minute packages." — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 18, 2013
3/5 83% This Is the End (2013) " If you think that being trapped with a bunch of guys telling dick jokes would the equivalent of Hell on Earth - well, according to THIS IS THE END, you are more right than you think." — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 14, 2013
3/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Nolan, Snyder, Goyer, and company ground the Man of Steel in reality. But when something is grounded, can you expect it to soar?" — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 14, 2013
3/5 38% The Purge (2013) " By reconfiguring its old formula, Blumhouse Productions has crafted its best film in years, erasing memories of the terminally declining PARANORMAL ACTIVITY sequels and spin-offs. " — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 7, 2013
3/5 —— La noche de Walpurgis (The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman) (1971) " It's the kind of film you enjoy late at night, especially after a few drinks, but you don't really respect it in the morning." — Cinefantastique
Posted Jun 6, 2013
1/5 11% After Earth (2013) " Jaden Smith (who was actually good in THE KARATE KID) winds up looking like a nervous child who, forced to play baseball by his father, strikes out with the bases loaded." — Cinefantastique
Posted May 31, 2013
1/5 —— King of the Lost World (2005) " If you have never heard of KING OF THE LOST WORLD, you're lucky - or at least you were, until you started reading this review." — Cinefantastique
Posted May 30, 2013
1/5 —— Contaminated Man (Contagion) (2001) " You have to give Contaminated Man credit for laying its cards on the table: as you might have guessed from the title, it is indeed about a contaminated man." — Cinefantastique
Posted May 29, 2013
2/5 64% Epic (2013) " ...the most beautiful boring movie ever made." — Cinefantastique
Posted May 24, 2013
4/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " Though purists may disagree, Abrams' two Star Trek features rank atop their predecessors, eclipsing ... all but the best of the classic Star Trek films." — Cinefantastique
Posted May 17, 2013
2/5 16% The Last Exorcism Part II (2013) " You may not have paid for a ticket yet, but believe me, you have seen it all - in other, earlier - though not necessarily better - movies. " — Cinefantastique
Posted Mar 1, 2013
2/5 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " There's no magic in this beanstalk, and viewers foolish enough to spend money on tickets are likely to feel as cheated as Jack when told he's been swindled out of a horse and cart for a few worthless beans. " — Cinefantastique
Posted Mar 1, 2013
2/5 39% Dark Skies (2013) " Blumhouse Productions has codified its horror template to the point that their films are the cinematic equivalent of blues ... you will hear the same 12-bar chord progression, hitting the same beats..." — Cinefantastique
Posted Feb 24, 2013
2/5 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " Instead of simply adapting Tolkien's novel, Jackson has opted to use the story as a jumping off point for a convoluted prequel that threatens to do for Middle Earth what George Lucas's Star Wars prequels did for a galaxy far, far away." — Cinefantastique
Posted Dec 15, 2012
3/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 won't win any converts to either Team Edward or Team Jacob, but it has enough appeal to extend beyond the hardcore fans who attend ritualistically as a form of tribal identifier..." — Cinefantastique
Posted Nov 17, 2012
3/5 92% Skyfall (2012) " Skyfall may not be another Casino Royale, but it ranks higher than almost anything else the franchise has had to offer for over a decade. " — Cinefantastique
Posted Nov 9, 2012
1/5 13% Jack and Diane (2012) " ...teasing glimpses of horror merely pose as manifestations of an inner psychological turmoil that is nowhere else evident" — Cinefantastique
Posted Nov 8, 2012
2/5 50% Vamps (2012) " In Amy Herckerling's film, being a vampire is ordinary rather than remarkable - which pretty much describes VAMPS. " — Cinefantastique
Posted Nov 5, 2012
2/5 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) " The story pushes a heartfelt message, but the humorous antics are pitched at a strictly juvenile level that will have parents yawning while their children roar in approval." — Cinefantastique
Posted Nov 2, 2012
4/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " So good that it can make you forgive Speed Racer, and that is really saying something." — Cinefantastique
Posted Oct 26, 2012
1/5 24% Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) " [A] daring formal experiment ... that seeks to answer the question: How far can we run this franchise into the ground before the rubes stop paying to be disappointed?" — Cinefantastique
Posted Oct 20, 2012
63% Sinister (2012) " If we define ["sinister"] as meaning, "ominous, forbidding, portending of doom," the film starts well enough, with suggestions of dark and sinister events to come; but soon other words creep into mind: stolid, sluggish, tedious." — Cinefantastique
Posted Oct 17, 2012
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