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Charles Webb

Charles Webb
Charles Webb's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): MTV, Nerdist

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
11% House at the End of the Street (2012) That's essentially what this movie is: ugly. It's characters are deeply unpleasant.‐ MTV
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79% Twins of Evil (1971) ...an unashamedly sexy, luridly violent, and well-produced horror movie shot with actors who weren't especially embarrassed to be a part of the bloody happenings on screen.‐ MTV
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17% Deadly Blessing (1982) On paper, a slasher-thriller with supernatural overtones, Deadly Blessing is instead a series of loosely connected parts.‐ MTV
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97% Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka) (1988) This film isn't easy to watch but it's essential viewing among the great works of animation--or really of all film, for that matter.‐ MTV
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87% Frankenweenie (2012) Why does Frankenweenie 2012 feel so incomplete and cobbled together with loose ideas?‐ MTV
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12% Jack and Diane (2012) There's a wise (and frightening) movie about young love in Jack and Diane, but Bradley Rust Gray didn't make it.‐ MTV
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58% Spaceballs (1987) Spaceballs remains a funny enough movie on its own, even after all these years.‐ MTV
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55% V/H/S (2012) V/H/S could have been really, really good instead of just really, really interesting. As it stands, it's worth watching just to see the seeds of several very clever ideas emerge.‐ MTV
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61% Tai Chi Zero (2012) Fun peppers his cast with Hong Kong action film royalty while filling the screen with crazy titles and text overlays, which almost distract from the problems with the way he and writer Chia-lu Chang have unfortunately structured their film.‐ MTV
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86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) This beautiful film, anchored by non-professional actors inside of a wrecked world, is one of the most wrenchingly wonderful fantasies of 2012.‐ MTV
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75% Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) A far more interesting horror movie threat than they have any right to be, and that's all thanks to the cleverness of the Chiodo boys.‐ MTV
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46% Jeepers Creepers (2001) Jeepers Creepers still holds a lot of the power it did over a decade ago thanks in large part to its ability to morph and change styles during its brisk 90-minute running time.‐ MTV
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38% Iron Sky (2012) Iron Sky's simplicity will either be the reason you seek it out or the reason you turn it off, but it executes on its concept with some accomplished effects for its low budget while living up to the promise of its premise.‐ MTV
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87% ParaNorman (2012) An original feature about tolerance and understanding that just happens to have ghosts, zombies, a vengeful witch, and some of the most gorgeous stop-motion work I've seen in a while.‐ MTV
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78% Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) Thankfully, the sense of humor still holds and the lead characters are as sweet and dumb as ever. They mean well, they just don't have follow through--and we've all known that person.‐ MTV
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13% Piranha 3DD (2012) Piranha 3DD fails to match the full-blown bloodbath of the first movie, and features too many callbacks to that film to really establish its own identity.‐ MTV
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69% The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2012) Relentlessly, impossibly improbable and fun.‐ MTV
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No Score Yet Yeong-geon tam-jeong-sa-mu-so (Young Gun in the Time) (2012) Between Young Gun's dedication and simple decency and Song-hyun's tough-headedness, you want to hang with these characters and see things turn out okay for them.‐ MTV
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33% Terror Train (1980) Terror Train is at best workmanlike in its matter-of-fact killings and downright silly and nonsensical in the way the mystery and fake-outs are handled.‐ MTV
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74% Chicken with Plums (2012) A beautiful bummer, a deeply-felt and sumptuous movie...‐ MTV
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45% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) Everything is heightened in Chainsaw 2, the gore gorier, the performances, broader, the music synth-ier.‐ MTV
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75% From Beyond (1986) A melange of Lovecraftian influences [that] stands side-by-side with Re-Animator as one of the best films of Band's Empire International years.‐ MTV
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69% The Funhouse (1981) A terrific twist with its killer makes it one worth seeking out.‐ MTV
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30% Total Recall (2012) While the remake might not hold a candle to the 1990 interpretation of the material, it can stand on its own as a solid action movie.‐ MTV
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73% I Declare War (2013) A visceral and clever battle of wits, the fracturing of friendships, and a look at the true cost of (make believe) war really is.‐ MTV
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83% They Live (1988) We should really celebrate movies like this from Carpenter.‐ MTV
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No Score Yet Death Valley (1982) Ultimately, Death Valley is a curiosity more interesting for its cast than anything actually on the screen.‐ MTV
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58% Riddick (2013) Violent, strange, and with ever-escalating stakes, this is the definition of a well-crafted B-movie.‐ MTV
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63% Wizards (1977) Bakshi is direct in his imagery and his messaging: the drumbeat of war and the rush of new technology is killing us...Wizards is far more than a simple animated curiosity, but a surprisingly dark, dangerous, and compelling piece of fantasy.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
78% Dredd (2012) Dredd knows its characters and world in a way that many adaptations do not and it blends them together with a not-overly-complicated narrative to deliver one of the best jolt-to-the-brain action movies of the last year.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
No Score Yet Detroit Metal City (2008) If you're a fan of the manga, DMC might be worth checking out. Just keep in mind that it exists in its own "realistic" world and therefore is coming from a different place than the truly rude and terrific source material.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
43% Halloween III - Season of the Witch (1982) It's a movie about the widespread death and destruction via techno-magic and it's just a huge disappointment that it took years after its initial release for Halloween III to find an audience.‐ MTV
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79% Brave (2012) Technically and talent-wise, Brave is a fine film and at any other studio would be an instant Oscar contender. At Pixar, it comes off as a first-pass on a much better, deeper film that has yet to manifest.‐ MTV
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41% Storage 24 (2013) From a technical standpoint, it's a mixed bag while the stories and characters you're trapped with for an hour and a half offer nothing compelling.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
No Score Yet Mutant Girls Squad (Sentô shôjo: Chi no tekkamen densetsu) (2010) Everyone involved knows what kinds of movies they're making here and simply seem to hope that the small audience for them appreciate the skin and violence on display.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
87% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) If nothing else, I can say that Aardman's latest is one of the best-looking movies I've seen in 2012...Oh, and the movie also happens to be very funny, a spoof on Pirate pictures without getting all that much weighed down with pop culture.‐ MTV
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64% Dick Tracy (1990) In spite of a stellar cast led by Beatty as the square-jawed cop, Dick Tracy never comes to life--it's the rough idea of a Dick Tracy movie, stiff, formless, and kind of dumb.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
No Score Yet Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (2012) I's hard to imagine die-hard Dragon Age fans flocking to this pretty generic fantasy action film for any reason and it's likewise tough to envision general fantasy fans gravitating towards this.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
No Score Yet Space Battleship Yamato (2013) The whole thing is a mess: from conception, to tone, to aesthetics. Worse, Yamato never finds a valid reason to exist.‐ MTV
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No Score Yet White Vengeance (2011) It's the kind of over-the-top spirit that kept me engaged and really into the movie, and it's a shame that it makes up such a relatively small part of the movie's two hour-plus running time. The rest of it is kind of generic stuff with a broad message...‐ MTV
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19% I Come in Peace (1990) [It] moves along so quickly, you don't really get a chance to pay attention to the seams. It's just one fun section after the next (with the briefest of love scenes thrown in) before lurching towards another synth rock-scored moment of violence.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
40% [REC] 3 Genesis (2012) A worthy effort in the series and a nice twist on the first two.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
No Score Yet Gekijô-ban Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning (2012) What makes the feature so fresh is a handful of creators seeming to discover and fall in love with the superhero concept for the first time, and that gives T&B a lot of heat which goes a long way.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
84% From Up On Poppy Hill (2013) This 1960s-set melodrama carries such deep currents of emotion and so much affection for its sweet-natured characters, that by the end I was pretty sure it would rank among my two or three favorites from the studio.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
No Score Yet Phineas And Ferb (2013) The willingness to go completely, shamelessly absurd works in the favor of the creators, who are willing to throw in verbal and visual asides to grab your attention should it flag at any point.‐ MTV
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50% Tai Chi Hero (2013) It's got more of a heart this time and I was able to warm to the characters in a way that I couldn't with the first film.‐ MTV
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No Score Yet The Warped Forest (2011) The Warped Forest [might] feel a little less daring than its predecessor, but nonetheless more successful at tugging at the heartstrings.‐ MTV
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62% John Dies at the End (2013) This is a great jumping-off point if you've never been exposed to Don Coscarelli, one of the less-seen indie horror filmmakers out there. If "JDATE" serves as the gateway for new fans, then the movie will be twice the success it already is.‐ MTV
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
86% Willow Creek (2014) While the final "reveal" feels at once expected but out of nowhere, Willow Creek is a solid look inside the mind of someone obsessed with one of our weird national myths.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015