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:
459
Total QuickRatings:
1
Location:
Hollywood

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
0/5 10% 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 67% 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 65% 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 48% 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
5/5 97% The Innocents (1961) " ...sends shivers down the backbone, playing the vertebrae like a skeletal hand tapping on a xylophone." — Cinefantastique
Posted Feb 16, 2011
15% Skyline (2010) " ...a special effects-filled mash-up of alien invasion films, one that again poses the age-old genre question that has been on the minds of characters since "Night of the Living Dead": "Should I stay, or should I go?"" — Cinefantastique
Posted Nov 15, 2010
36% Hatchet II (2010) " "Hatchet II" falls prey to a problem that typically plagues sequels: it's not just more of the same; it's WAY more of the same." — Cinefantastique
Posted Oct 1, 2010
52% Devil (2010) " DEVIL is actually superior to any of Shyamalan's recent directorial outings even as it recycles themes and ideas from his earlier works." — Cinefantastique
Posted Sep 21, 2010
23% Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) " It's seldom scary, and it's never very exciting, but it does achieves its goal of delivering a little mindless entertainment." — Cinefantastique
Posted Sep 11, 2010
—— Avatar: Special Edition " Despite the new scenes, "Avatar" remains much the film it was before: a blockbuster of magnificent proportions, lacking subtlety while proudly wearing its heart on its sleeve - when it's not blasting bad guys with all the enthusiasm of "The Expendables."" — Cinefantastique
Posted Sep 6, 2010
—— Silent Star (1960) " [I]t is tempting to dismiss "The Silent Star" as an ambitious failure...however, a glimmer of noble intent shines through..." — Cinefantastique
Posted Aug 30, 2010
72% The Last Exorcism (2010) " Is "The Last Exorcism" this generation's version of "The Exorcist"? No, it comes across more like an unholy hybrid of "The Blair Witch Project" and "The Exorcism of Emily Rose."" — Cinefantastique
Posted Aug 27, 2010
88% The Exorcist (1973) " From the day of its first release in 1973, "The Exorcist: was the greatest horror film ever made, and it remains so to this day. " — Cinefantastique
Posted Aug 27, 2010
—— Wallace and Gromit in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death' (2008) " Even if the results do not quite live up to [Wallce and Gromit's] best work, "A Matter of Loaf and Death" is nevertheless another fine mess, loaded with droll dialogue and amusing sight gags." — Cinefantastique
Posted Aug 27, 2010
45% The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) " "The film finds a way to justify its existence despite the inevitable comparisons to ["The Exorcist"], in whose shadow it will inevtiably stand..."" — Cinefantastique
Posted Aug 25, 2010
64% Predators (2010) " This film deserves more praise than I ever expected to lavish on a "Predator" movie." — Cinefantastique
Posted Aug 25, 2010
72% Piranha (1978) " [T]hat rarest of rarities: a rip-off that surpasses its inspiration." — Cinefantastique
Posted Aug 23, 2010
73% Piranha 3-D (2010) " ...because "Piranha 3D" unabashedly embraces exploitation, I would like to cut it some slack... The problem is that it isn't even good exploitation." — Cinefantastique
Posted Aug 20, 2010
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