Gareth J. Von Kallenbach

Gareth J. Von Kallenbach
Gareth J. Von Kallenbach's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat
Biography:
Syndicated film reviewer and creater of Skiewed and Reviewed. I also write for several Gaming publications as well as setup Lan events and software sales. I have been known to speak at Sci Fi cons as well aabout upcoming films. I have a Masters Degree, and enjoy music, sports, movies, shopping, and so much more.
Favorites:
Too many to list.Star Wars seriesTerminator SeriesThe Classics.And so on...
Location: Seattle, WA

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) The film evokes some unexpected emotion as there were more than a few people wiping their eyes during the film. I truly hope the film is recognized come Awards season as it is a wonderful and memorable cinematic experience. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
2/5 40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) While it may possibly appeal to hardcore fans, this was a miss for me as there simply was not enough creature action to counter-balance having to sit through the human characters and plodding plot to get to the good stuff. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) John Wick 3 is an epic thrill ride and a symphony of bullets, blades, blood, and bodies and Reeves and the cast have never been better. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4.5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) As this phase of the Marvel Film Universe winds down and plans are put in place for the next five years; "Avengers: End Game" is a satisfying conclusion to the epic saga. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) It entertains at times but could have been so much better. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
3.5/5 90% Shazam! (2019) Levi is very energetic in the part and goes all in and he does a great job of conveying a kid in a man's body. The biggest issue with the film is that there is mostly a lot of humor aimed at a much younger audience and large gaps with minimal action. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
4.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) It is amazing to me how Marvel Studios can take some of their lesser known characters and turn them into Box Office gold and their winning formula continues with this entertaining new franchise. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) The film is not what you expect as although there is plenty of action at times; it is a Dark Comedy with dramatic elements. It is more in line of what you might expect at a Film Festival from an Indie studio versus a major studio release. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
3.5/5 37% Glass (2019) The film is at times very enjoyable and at times a bit frustrating as it seems to deviate from themes and elements that were setup earlier. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Director James Wan has done an amazing job of giving audiences a lavish and action-filled experience that never loses the characters as the main focus of the story. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
5/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) "Mary Poppins Returns" is a magical and musical film that the entire family can enjoy and takes viewers back to the simpler and nostalgic times of old. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3.5/5 51% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) Those of us who've seen him and his full uncensored glory will undoubtedly feel that this is a direction that should not be pursued for the future and that audiences want and deserve a fully uncensored Deadpool. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 84% Creed II (2018) If you are a fan of the series, then you should enjoy this next offering as long as you do not mind the formula for much of the series repeated. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) While it does entertain; it does seem to be better suited to the hardcore versus the casual fan who might need more than the magical splendor it offers. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) The film is a true sequel to the original as aside from the second film; it is the closest in tone and theme to the original. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/5 32% The Predator (2018) While far from perfect, "The Predator" does give fans some interesting characters and plenty of laughs to go with the action and is a worthy entry into the series as long as you are willing to overlook the issues and enjoy the ride. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 46% The Meg (2018) "The Meg" is a solid and fun action-thriller that gives audiences one of the best excuses not to go swimming since "Jaws". - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3.5/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Despite some issues, the film was a pleasant and fun piece of entertainment as long as you are willing to just sit back and enjoy the ride. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3.5/5 47% Skyscraper (2018) The film does follow some of the standard action film checklists but does give users an enjoyable and intense summer movie experience which should be enough to make the film a success. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
3.5/5 54% The First Purge (2018) "The First Purge" should be an entertaining enough film for fans of the series. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) "Ant-Man and the Wasp" is not as epic in scale as some of the past Marvel films, but thanks to a likeable cast and some timely humor, it should keep fans happy until the next chapter in the series. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) The film is a very fresh and entertaining story filled with interesting characters, strong performances, and just enough action to keep the film moving along but yet keeping the focus as a character based drama. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4.5/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The new characters were very enjoyable and added a new depth to Han as well as the Star Wars mythos but what really impressed me was that at no time did I find myself comparing Ehrenreich to Harrison Ford. He was charismatic and enjoyable in the role. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) This time out we get elaborate action and chase sequences as well as a much larger cast. At times it seemed as if this would possibly overshadow the characters and story but Reynolds and Director David Leith never let it cross that line. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
5/5 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) "Avengers: Infinity War" and it is the rare summer film that exceeds is lofty expectations and delivers a crowning achievement for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
4/5 52% Rampage (2018) "Rampage" delivers an over the top, campy, and fully entertaining mix of video games and classic monster movies. The strong cast and great effects make for an enjoyable action film as long as you accept things with a wink and a smile. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) The film is a very fresh take on the creature genre and the quality of the performances lifts the film to a level rarely seen in a suspense film. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/5 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) While you may have a sense of seeing much of this before in giant monster and robot films, it is done in an appealing way. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3.5/5 52% Tomb Raider (2018) In the end "Tomb Raider" is a satisfying if safe reboot for the franchise that I expect should keep fans of the series happy. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3.5/5 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) For those looking for a film with an empowering message aimed at younger viewers, than "A Wrinkle in Time", may be just the thing for an enjoyable family outing to the local cinema. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
3.5/5 18% Death Wish (2018) Death Wish" is a very entertaining retelling of a well-known story that still holds up and still asks many difficult questions about our society and how to best protect the ones we love. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3.5/5 84% Game Night (2018) "Game Night", is a pleasant enoughfilm that cannot quite determine if it is a comedy or dramedy, but it does enough good things to make it an enjoyable outing. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
4.5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) The film does take a while to get up to the action but when it arrives; it delivers making the wait worth it. What I really liked was that the characters were well-defined as were their motivations. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
2.5/5 12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) While more engaging than the previous films; it is hampered by many of the same issues.The two leads have zero chemistry and their supposedly highly erotic scenes are so routine and by the numbers they lack any form of excitement or real titillation. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3/5 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) The film is over two hours long and at times drags, but does have some good action sequences and does up the action compared to prior films in the series. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
3/5 57% The Commuter (2018) In the end "The Commuter" is an entertaining film that delivers some fun thrills and suspense as long as you are willing to temper your expectations and overlook the issues. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Writer/Director Rian Johnson has done a masterful job in crafting a new entry into the series that not only entertains, but gives a deeper and dark look at the universe which makes the film easily one of the best Star Wars films ever made. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
3/5 40% Justice League (2017) Better than expected but still deeply flawed. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
4.5/5 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Marvel has once again set very high standards for comic based movies and has again delivered another winner that you will not want to miss. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3.5/5 15% Geostorm (2017) The film does take some serious leaps of logic and science but the strong cast and winning effects make the film more enjoyable than I expected it to be and I was entertained from start to finish. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
3.5/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) In the end the film is an enjoyable but flawed effort that fails to live up to the original but does manage to offer some decent entertainment for those who set realistic expectations. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
4/5 42% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) The strong cast and the winning mix of jokes and action make the film a very pleasant surprise and one of my more enjoyable films of 2017. It was a highly-enjoyable thrill ride and one of the best films this summer. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) More of an "Inspired By" vs "Based On" take on the multi-book series but thanks to the two leads, it does offer some escapist entertainment if you are willing to accept them not following the books. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4.5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) With a strong script, amazing visuals, and incredible performances from Harrelson and Serkis, "War for the Planet of the Apes" is the rare summer film that exceeds expectations and is one of the better films of the year. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
2/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Things such as a plot, character development, and a brisker run time simply got in the way of Bay's desire to blow more things up and fill each shot with as many FX sequences as possible. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
3/5 16% The Mummy (2017) The film is not as awful as some have reported as it is a CGI heavy summer Popcorn Flick that does offer entertainment. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Well I certainly enjoyed this one much better than the second and third films in the series I kept thinking that I have seen this all before. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3/5 17% Baywatch (2017) While "Baywatch", may not earn points for originality but it's certainly is light and enjoyable summer entertainment for those who are willing to overlook its shortcomings and enjoy a bit of updated nostalgic fun. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) From a fans perspective this is much more of the film that I was expecting when "Prometheus" was first announced and hopefully this is a very good omen for the direction that future films will take. - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
3/5 31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) The film does take some liberties with the Arthurian Legend and does go a bit heavy on the FX especially with the inclusion of giant creatures which made me think at times I was watching something from the "Lord of the Rings". - Skewed and Reviewed EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017