Catalina Combs

Catalina Combs
Catalina Combs's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Black Girl Nerds
Publications: Black Girl Nerds

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 66% Jungle Cruise (2021) What is great about 'Jungle Cruise' is that it doesn't take itself too seriously. It knows it's a movie based on a beloved ride. The action is good, the acting is good. It won't win awards, but it will win the hearts of many from young to old. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
4/5 81% Black Widow (2021) Black Widow brings Natasha's life full circle, filling in the gaps, and giving us more of a look at the real Natasha. Given the storyline and themes, what I like most about Black Widow is that it doesn't take itself too seriously. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2021
4.5/5 91% Luca (2021) From the bright colors, the landscape, the food, the little Italian phrases nestled in the dialogue, the cultural identity of the Italian people was acknowledged and actualized. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
4.5/5 74% Cruella (2021) The visuals were stunning, the dialogue was on point, and the costume design was ridiculously charming and edgy. This film and these characters were made for this cast. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
2.5/5 45% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) 'Without Remorse' fails to achieve a plot that isn't predictable and, at times, cliche. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2021
4/5 66% Sound of Violence (2021) Packed with bloody scenes and gory images, at its core 'Sound of Violence' gives us an unforgettable back story that leads to hints of mental illness. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
5/5 99% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) There is so much love, respect, and admiration for the music, the community, and the culture in this documentary. In his directorial debut, Thompson has created the best Black history presentation I have seen in a while. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
3/5 80% Safety (2020) 'Safety' is your quintessential Disney film - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
3.5/5 26% Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) While the accents may be slightly off, it's a lovely film that embraces what Ireland has to offer. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
4/5 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Ma Rainey's Black Bottom gives a different outlook on the roaring '20s, away from the gin, guns, and glamour that made Chicago the historical epicenter of "all that jazz." It is the Black experience. It is the other side of the bright lights. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
4/5 70% Godmothered (2020) 'Godmothered' thrives at its attempt to add twists and character changes to make it more modern. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2020
3/5 80% I'm Your Woman (2020) Brosnahan portrays a character we have not seen from her before. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
98% The Boy Behind the Door (2020) While this film will remind most horror fans of some of their other favorites, it is not a bad start from filmmakers Powell and Charbonier. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
4.5/5 69% Ammonite (2020) Amid your typical storyline of upper-class meets working-class, Ammonite is an ode to the era of romanticism. It's a film that is full of passion, intrigue, and unexpected excitement - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
4.5/5 100% His House (2020) 'His House' is one of those horror films that will stick with you. It gets under your skin and nestles there for a while. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
4/5 48% The Craft: Legacy (2020) ' The Craft: Legacy' isn't as mean in its portrayal of high school as 'The Craft', but still holds a place for representing those four awkward years of your life. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
3.5/5 83% Nine Days (2021) 'Nine Days' is a rich representation of cinematic voyeurism. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
3.5/5 67% The Glorias (2020) There is a lot to digest in 'The Glorias', but the overall themes and subject matter make it an interesting film. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
4/5 88% Violation (2021) Everything about this film is creative and mesmerizing and it stems from actor, writer, director, and producer, Madeleine Sims-Fewer. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 73% Mulan (2020) Don't expect to sing along with catchy songs but expect to fall in love with Mulan all over again. The film is emotional, beautifully shot, and all-around enjoyable. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
2.5/5 35% The New Mutants (2020) It's tough to sit through a film you've been excited to see for so long and just feel this sense of being letdown scene after scene. So many things go wrong in this film and you wonder how the filmmakers didn't notice. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
4/5 67% The Secret Garden (2020) The Secret Garden is a beautifully shot film full of heart and spirit. Pushed to the 40s, away from the Edwardian bonnets, this film is for the new generation of children who have missed out on the magic, comfort, and friendship this story embodies. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
3/5 71% 7500 (2020) '7500' is an innovative debut from Director/Writer Vollrath. It's simple yet suspenseful but doesn't quite stick the landing. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
3.5/5 83% The Way Back (2020) Sports movies are always emotional, and this does make you feel good. They got it right in the end, so stick with it all the way through, and you'll be fine. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
4/5 88% Onward (2020) 'Onward' is nearly perfect. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
3.5/5 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) The Call of the Wild is a hybrid of live-action and animated filmmaking done in incredible style. Needless to say, the CGI is fantastic. The cinematography is well executed. It is a true cinematic experience. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
4.5/5 74% The Lodge (2020) This film is a great addition to the horror genre. It creeps up on you. You will walk away scared but not for the reason you imagine. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
4/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker is an exciting, action-packed film that should be proud of the ending that it is serving up. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
3/5 76% Spies in Disguise (2019) While the themes are everything in this movie, it's missing a significant X-factor. There's no awe-inspiring moment. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
5/5 78% Frozen II (2019) Disney magic at its best. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3.5/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) What's nice about 'Terminator: Dark Fate' is you don't have to rewatch the original first two. The film catches you up to speed in a clear and concise way. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) It's unfortunate that a movie that took at least ten years to fully develop hits the screen with nothing more than a fresh concept and good actors...it can't just be all about the technology. There has to be substance. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) The film does a brilliant job conveying the romance, misjudgments, and the shenanigans that ensue as we see the Downton staff welcome their Royal Highnesses. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
5/5 68% Joker (2019) It's chilling and ironically, still a fun way to spend two-hours escaping into a fictional world. Joker is such a great film that ventures away from the comic books and dives more into reality. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
2.5/5 24% The Kitchen (2019) While the cast and crew scream blockbuster hit, unfortunately, the film is far from it. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2.5 52% The Lion King (2019) Disney brings us a version of 'The Lion King' that is not as enjoyable as its predecessor. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3.5/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) The film has a very simple narrative structure, making it a little lackluster in some spots. It could have taken a bigger risk. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 22% Dark Phoenix (2019) Ironically, there isn't enough Jean Grey. It could easily be called anything except "Dark Phoenix." - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
3.5/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Is Aladdin perfect? No. Is it much better than we all thought it would be? Yes. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/5 33% The Intruder (2019) If you're into horror, 'The Intruder' is a lot of fun. It's got some kinks, but overall it's a good genre film. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) If this film doesn't win an Oscar for Best Picture, no superhero film should. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
2.5/5 46% Little (2019) The writers tried hard not to be too crude with humor while keeping the whimsy of a child's fairytale. This didn't balance out too well for 'Little'. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 46% Dumbo (2019) The story doesn't disappoint, it's just a little heavier for a Disney film that I'm used to. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
4/5 79% Captain Marvel (2019) This film's message is all about empowering women. It's almost as if every single scene is a conduit for positive female thinking. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Aquaman is a hit. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) The film gives you the past, present, and future of Spider-Man and it's nothing short of awesome. It's the best parts of Spider-Man wrapped into one fine-tuned package. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3/5 15% Robin Hood (2018) It's not mind-blowing, but it is fun. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3.5/5 14% Krystal (2018) The subject matter is great and is showcased brilliantly in certain scenes. The drama is there. The comedy is there. [But] there are [also] a few things that didn't mesh well with the film. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 47% In Darkness (2018) In Darkness increases the tension with dramatic and extreme angles, extreme close-ups, and a play on sound that dramatizes even the simplest of scenes. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
4/5 85% Game Night (2018) Game Night succeeds at captivating its audience with a humorous twist on the detective genre. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018