James Perkins

James Perkins
James Perkins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst HeyUGuys
Biography:
James Perkins is an Editorial Assistant and Lead Writer for Starburst Magazine. He has been writing for Starburst since July 2018 and has already managed to attend a World Premiere! His favourite genre is Horror and he gets a real kick out of being scared!
Publications: Starburst, HeyUGuys

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 57% The Blackout: Invasion Earth (2019) A solid sci-fi action film from Russia that proves that they have good ideas but haven't quite perfected the formula just yet with a clunky first two acts. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
4/5 81% Over the Moon (2020) Although the film takes a slightly strange and risky turn in the second act, Keane and his team manage to stick the landing (pun intended) as the ending once again becomes relatable and grounded in reality. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
5/5 100% Host (2020) Host is a well-crafted, anxiety-inducing thrill-ride from start to finish - and the fact that it was all made during quarantine is a technical marvel in itself. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
9/10 97% Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2020) [W]hen a filmmaker uses the limitations to their advantage to create an incredible blend of action, comedy and dark twisted humour that rivals that of any big studio production, you have one hell of a film on your hands. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
9/10 67% Black Ops (2020) The performances, especially from lead actors Ward and Schnitzler, are fantastic. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
7/10 78% Ravers (2020) What sets Ravers apart from the rest of the crowd is the focus on not only some killer practical effects that add a massive deal to the zaniness of the concept but also the brilliant growth of its lead character Becky. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
9/10 20% Beneath Us (2020) Beneath Us is a great example that an over-reliance on stereotypical political set-pieces is not needed to craft a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that will make you think long after the credits are done rolling. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
8/10 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) After a rocky production initially, the team behind the big screen debut Sonic the Hedgehog have crafted a wonderful smile-inducing 90-minute nostalgia trip that is equally entertaining for kids and adults alike. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
3/10 No Score Yet Crossbreed (2019) Ultimately, this wayward and, in terms of dialogue, cringy attempt at a sci-fi action film is wooden, noisy and very forgettable. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
4/10 No Score Yet Atomic Apocalypse (Black Flowers) (2018) Poorly paced and wayward. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
1/10 No Score Yet Among the Shadows (2019) The Director clearly had zero idea on how to pace the movie or how to move the plot along as between almost every scene we are bombarded with generic, stock footage aerial shots of major cities. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
4/10 21% The Grudge (2020) With a weak script, dull characters and predictable scares, The Grudge fails to deliver a truly memorable western adaptation of the Japanese classic and instead is something that just isn't scary. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
9/10 93% I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai) (2019) I Want to Eat Your Pancreas is devastatingly beautiful - a gut-punch of a romantic drama that will leave you broken and have you crying your eyes out by its ending. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
9/10 92% A Serial Killer's Guide to Life (2019) From Cousins-Roe's sublime writing in twisted humour and character development to Roe and Brayben's sensational chemistry, this film is funny, heartwarming and brutal all in the right measure and should not be missed. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
8/10 76% Spies in Disguise (2019) An entirely enjoyable experience which felt welcome and refreshing. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
10/10 91% Weathering with You (2020) Weathering with You recaptures everything audiences loved about Your Name - it's emotional, funny, truly heartwarming, and will have you in floods of tears. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet Women of Mafia (Kobiety mafii) (2018) Women of Mafia is a ferocious gang thriller with terrific female leads, but unfortunately suffers from a convoluted web of storylines and over-bearing runtime that brings the overall film down a few levels. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
7/10 72% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Jumanji: The Next Level doesn't quite catch the surprising 'lightning in a bottle' that the 2017 film accomplished, but still has enough juice in the tank to provide a solid two hours of entertainment suitable for all. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
6/10 48% Prom Night (1980) Negatives aside, the admirable pacing enhances the run-of-the-mill narrative to create a solid slasher with a handful of interesting moments from creative camerawork to the icing-on-the-cake subtle score that intensifies the moment it accompanies. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
9/10 97% Promare (2019) The chemistry between the characters oozes brilliance and makes you hope that there is more to explore within this world. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
6/10 83% Kill Ben Lyk (2019) Kill Ben Lyk is a passable British comedy which blends together a few genres and ideas to decent effect. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
9/10 82% Extreme Job (2019) Side splittingly funny from start to finish with unrivalled chemistry from each of the lead actors - it's the action-comedy we've all been waiting for. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
9/10 89% Zombie for Sale (2019) Odd Family is solid proof that the horror-comedy genre continues to go from strength to strength and that Asian cinema, especially that of South Korean origin, is the best it has even been and we for one could not be happier. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/10 8% Isabelle (2019) After a strong emotional start which is well acted and competently crafted, the film unfortunately falls completely apart, almost as if a switch has been flicked. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
8/10 88% Ne Zha (2019) Ne Zha tells a fantastical story of Gods, power and finding your place in the world no matter who you are. It possesses buckets of charm, chemistry and comedy that places it amongst the elite animated films from across the globe. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
8/10 85% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Along with great chemistry between all the characters and some solid action set-pieces, Dora and the Lost City of Gold has buckets of charm and a plethora of great messages for the younger members of the audience. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
6/10 82% High Life (2019) High Life does invoke a variety of emotions that makes it stand out from its peers, but goes too far in the repulsive direction that will alienate viewers and is a muddled narrative when not in the strong screen presence of star Robert Pattinson. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
8/10 84% Crawl (2019) Crawl is the definition of good solid B-movie summer fun. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
10/10 83% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar is another perfect entry into the growing filmography of Ari Aster who is quickly becoming a true tour-de-force in the world of abnormal horror and can already be considered a modern auteur of the genre. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
6/10 78% The Night Sitter (2019) The film never seems to find its stride but the prospect and groundwork were most definitely present - but as a reasonably entertaining 90-minute paranormal slasher, The Night Sitter is ultimately worth a watch as a late night romp. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
10/10 88% The Witch: Subversion (Manyeo) (2018) The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion is beautiful, heartfelt and gorgeous before turning on a coin and becoming the action sensation of the year that could rival any superhero movie with choreography that is out of this world. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
7/10 67% Black Site (2019) The overarching story and powerful performance from Schnitzler in the lead role managed to keep the film afloat and a rather gripping and fresh entry in the Sci-Fi genre. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
9/10 43% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Godzilla: King of the Monsters is hands down the greatest multi-monster movie of the modern era. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
8/10 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Pokémon Detective Pikachu is an absolute delight from start to finish for new and old fans alike. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
5/10 46% Dumbo (2019) Although entirely watchable, this remake of the Disney classic lacks an interesting secondary storyline, is derived of almost all charisma and charm that made the original what it is today and is plagued with wooden performances and poor CGI. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
5/10 57% The Cannibal Club (2019) The Cannibal Club fails to work on a deeper level due to audiences needing to have a more comprehensive understanding of what it is a satirical take on, but has enough on the surface to keep gore hungry horror fans satisfied. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
9/10 97% Border (Gräns) (2018) With captivating and grounded performances by our lead cast and some truly breathtaking storytelling, Border is a human story like you've never seen before. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
8/10 71% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) From its roots of campy horror comedy in Happy Death Day to adding dimension shifting sci-fi and strong emotional arcs in this follow-up. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
10/10 87% First Man (2018) From the very first second, Neil's story is brought to life in such a way that not only inspire you to be your best self, but will also educate you in a way you have perhaps never experienced before. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
7/10 47% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween follows a lot of the same story beats as the first film but still displays some clever writing and provides audiences with an entertaining, family-friendly 90-minute horror romp. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
5/10 19% Polar (2019) Two-dimensional characters, questionable casting choices and a lacklustre script means that the two-hour runtime slogged from start to finish rather than feeling like an adrenaline-induced, blood-filled dream that it could have been. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
9/10 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) A true blockbuster film that proves that time, patience and care when adapting an original source material does absolute wonders. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
6/10 29% The 6th Friend (2016) With a strong central performance and good special effects, The 6th Friend is just another addition to the growing catalogue of slasher films that is entirely watchable but adds nothing to this popular subgenre. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Doom Room (2019) From the moment we meet our leading lady, the audience is whisked into a rollercoaster of a narrative that, for some, will be off-putting but is worth sticking with until the well-executed final act. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet The Demonologist (2019) The long, dialogue-heavy scenes tend to suck the life out of what is otherwise a solid demon story, along with the moderately jarring audio and visual editing cuts which sadly make some segments feel like a chore to sit through. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet Terror Tales (2017) At the end of the day, the film clocks in at a whopping two hours, and you can clearly see why a vast majority of this feels more of a chore rather than an enjoyable and unique experience. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
10/10 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) At its core, it's a zombie comedy made on a low-budget but it is genuinely so much more than that. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
7/10 86% Lifechanger (2019) Although its short runtime might leave viewers wanting more, which in itself is what Drew truly wanted in life. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
8/10 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Whilst also feeling reinvented, Mary still feels like the nanny we all fell in love with over fifty years ago. The balance between the her arrogance and heartfelt charm is perfect. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
7/10 64% Bird Box (2018) Bird Box won't set the world alight with its ultimately lacklustre tension building, but its interesting concept and strong central performance from Sandra Bullock guide the audience through this world of trepidation with power and heart. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018