Charles Pulliam-Moore

Charles Pulliam-Moore
Charles Pulliam-Moore's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): io9.com
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
56% Mayday (2021) While the movie leaves you with many questions, it's far from being unsatisfying, and it's going to be very interesting to see where the writer-director's work ventures next. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
86% Strawberry Mansion (2021) Strawberry Mansion isn't exactly the most memorable movie about what comes to us as we sleep or what our relationships with taxation are like, but it's certainly working with concepts worth mulling over should you give it a shot. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2021
86% We're All Going to the World's Fair (2021) We're All Going to the World's Fair's visual effects completely sell a number of its stranger moments. But the creepiest things that happen in the movie all spotlight how Cobb herself is really where the movie's dark strength lies. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
100% The Pink Cloud (2021) Easy as it would be to cast Giovana as the "hero," de Lélis embodies her with a persistent aloofness that makes her, in turns, both sympathetic and someone you wouldn't necessarily want to spend your life with. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
46% Spell (2020) While it definitely doesn't work as "elevated" horror, it makes for the perfect sort of movie you put on to be grossed out, a little unsettled, and maybe have an unexpected laugh or two at. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
49% The Witches (2020) It's a solid message that contrasts well with The Witches' over-the-top approach to cheesy body horror and monsters that might otherwise traumatize kids, but here The Witches just ends up being fun more than anything else. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
90% Vampires vs. The Bronx (2020) The kids' chemistry makes it easy for them to carry Vampires vs. the Bronx's quippy, self-referential humor that's at its strongest when the movie lets itself become properly goofy. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
24% Super Mario Bros. (1993) Hoskins and Leguizamo... are able to sell themselves as the plumbers in large part because of the obvious fact that they both understood the movie was only taking itself but so seriously. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
35% The New Mutants (2020) The New Mutants is far from perfect and you can easily spot a few scuffs and dents in the movie's plot, it manages to stand on its own two legs and ends up being one of the more solid, if not particularly heart-pounding, on-screen stories. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
100% Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) The Night Stalker presents its hero as a put-upon man wholly out of his depth in terms of the actual threat at hand, but his unfailing ability to use his eyes and piece metaphorical puzzles together gives him a decided leg up among his peers. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
80% The Old Guard (2020) Aside from a few pacing issues in its third act, The Old Guard flows with a briskness that suits the story's overall straightforwardness-which at times makes the movie's twists feel somewhat predictable. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
82% High Life (2019) High Life's messages are often too torn apart and deconstructed to keep proper track of, as the movie assaults you with its graphic depictions of all kinds of horrific but believable violence. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
No Score Yet Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990) As campy cult classics go, Shelley Duvall's Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme holds its own because it knows precisely what kind of story it wants to be. For all of its wildness, it's tight and to the point. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
67% Freaky Friday (2018) While Freaky Friday's core idea about how young kids and adults could stand to better appreciate the respective difficulties they're faced with on a day to day basis is solid, the way that the most recent film handles its leads just feels boring. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
100% Steven Universe: The Movie (2019) You can see by the movie's end that the Crewniverse could very well have more than a few more ideas about what the future holds for the Crystal Gems. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
100% Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (2019) What Enter the Florpus does better than anything else is convey how much more potential there still is in the Invader Zim franchise. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
92% Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (2019) As the special kicks into gear with a story about Rocko clinging to the past because he feels out of place in the modern world, Static Cling reveals itself to be something a bit more thoughtful. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) What's most satisfying about Far From Home, though, is that by the end, you have a very solid sense of where things are going for Peter and the gang, and it all feels very right. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
22% Dark Phoenix (2019) A by-the-numbers, mildly interesting attempt at telling a classic story that, unfortunately, it just doesn't have the time, space, or range to do. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
18% Hellboy (2019) Like two great tastes that somehow don't go well together, Hellboy's greatest sin is that it makes you long for the film that it might have been because there's so much about the movie that works in a vacuum. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) The studio's created something truly amazing: an origin movie that breaks the mold by leading with the idea that both you and Miles Morales are the heroes. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
30% Venom (2018) It's a loud, kind of silly action/buddy cop movie that just wants you to kick back with a bucket of popcorn and have a good time while a space monster licks his chops at you. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
34% Kin (2018) In trying to be so much more than what Bag Man was, Kin feels strained past its limits and when you try to appreciate the film for what it is and what it's trying to do, you can't help but notice its weaknesses. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
96% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther would not have been as strong a movie if it didn't contemplate those heavier concepts, but the film also never misses a beat to be absolutely joyous and reverent about Wakanda's magnificence. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018