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
10/10 82% 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
6/10 100% The Night Sitter (2018) 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 85% The Witch: Part 1. The 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 83% 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 41% 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 67% 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 54% 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 69% 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 48% 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 21% 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!) (2017) 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 85% Lifechanger (2018) 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 63% 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
3/10 No Score Yet Mrs. Claus (2018) At its core, Mrs. Claus fails to hit the mark in terms of scares and thrills mainly down to the fact that it's never certain if viewers should be taking it seriously or not. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Bloody Ballet (2024) As far as low budget horrors go, Bloody Ballet is one of the better films on the market. A wonderfully twisted blend of stunning visuals and terrific performances, it also serves as a great showcase of Brett Mullen's ability as a director. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet Rave Party Massacre (2017) A lot of great ideas that are let down by the overambitious nature that director Jason Winn decided to take it, with a lot of the film feeling like the story was built more around the fact that an abandoned hospital was available to film in. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
2/10 No Score Yet Epidemic (2018) Once things finally start happen, the story and pacing of the film lose their way entirely. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet Robin Hood: The Rebellion (2018) At the end of the day, Robin Hood: The Rebellion will ultimately fly by as one of the more forgettable accounts of the classic tale, especially with Otto Bathurst's big screen adaptation hitting cinemas in a few weeks time. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Curse of the Witch's Doll (2017) At the end of the day, Curse of the Witch's Doll fails to deliver on any real jump scares but finishes on a strong final act accompanied by a solid lead performance and interesting twist. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
2/10 No Score Yet Alien Predator (2018) Ultimately, Alien Predator is messy, uninteresting, and at its core, boring. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Serpent (2017) Evans manages to take the audience on a wild ride of a journey with some wonderful camerawork and the genius idea of predominantly using a real snake in the tent, which creates a real sense of tension and dread. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
1/10 No Score Yet Apocalypse Rising (2018) This isn't just a boring, unfunny and messy piece of film, it can easily be considered highly offensive to those with any religious beliefs. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
5/10 30% The ToyBox (2018) Tom Nagel obviously had a plethora of ideas and wanted to experiment with them all at once, but this unfortunately leaves the film feeling top heavy and very clunky in its execution. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
8/10 36% Redcon-1 (2019) Whereas the plot and setup is simple, it's what lies within that makes this tale equally kickass and full of heart throughout. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
6/10 40% E-Demon (2018) Even with its downfalls, E-Demon is still a strong entry into this new subgenre of horror. It never strays from its original intentions and should be commended for trying something new. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Show Yourself (2016) [It] will most certainly not be to everyone's liking, but what makes it stand out from the rest of today's films in this packed genre is its driven narrative and disciplined portrayal of a man coming to terms with a feeling he has never felt before. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
7/10 70% Still/Born (2018) As far as independent horror films go, Still/Born is one of the better psychological tales that you will find on the market today, although this might not altogether be the case if it wasn't for our leading lady. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet Fanged Up (2018) With everything taken into account, Fanged Up had buckets of potential but unfortunately missed the mark with an extremely woeful script coupled with stilted acting. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
9/10 80% Unsane (2018) Unsane, at its core, is truly one of the finest thrillers out there in the market today. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet 3: An Eye For An Eye (2018) Lou Simon and her movie 3 should be praised for taking a known concept and running with it to create a clever, solid and gritty revenge thriller that will leave some people truly asking themselves what is real and what is all in their head. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Dead House (Beautiful People) (2014) The Dead House manages to merge together multiple genres in honourable effect with each member of the cast playing their part in moving the story along. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
2/10 No Score Yet Minutes To Midnight (2018) The dialogue between 'characters' is some of the worst we've heard and is delivered in such a wooden fashion that one would presume they've been randomly plucked off the street and given $50 to star in a movie. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
7/10 47% Occupation (2018) Occupation is a great addition to the ever growing catalogue of alien invasion movies, and delivers a memorable alien species. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018