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Jim Vorel

Jim Vorel
Jim Vorel's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6.2/10 79% Halloween (2018) If... you were hoping for Halloween to take full advantage of Curtis and bring its story to a satisfying close, 40 years after John Carpenter pioneered the slasher genre in the U.S., then I've got some bad news for you.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4.5/10 27% The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018) It's clear during [the climax] sequence that we've gone well past the point of Peak Absurdity, as far as potential humor is concerned, and the big climax thus leaves the viewer cold.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
6.2/10 20% Tau (2017) It is what it is. Tau displays some signs of life, but it wouldn't pass a Turing test.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
5.6/10 20% Mute (2018) Mute, unlike its title character, seems to have no shortage of things to say. If only its voices would stop talking over one another, it might be something special.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
6.9/10 72% The Ritual (2017) The Ritual doesn't possess much ambition to speak of in terms of its story or script. That doesn't exactly bode well for a film that is meant to be character-driven, but Bruckner mostly salvages the movie with sheer style and competence.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
7/10 20% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Is it any good? Well, yes -- often it is, but it's sometimes tough to find those moments.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
8/10 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) It's a film to see with an audience familiar with what it's about to see, with people who can appreciate the dedication with which Franco and co. have recreated so many of the original film's woeful scenes and performances.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
83% Trick 'r Treat (2007) It invokes traditions and superstitions ... while subtly threading in new customs and legends from the whole cloth-so artfully that they immediately seem just as valid and timeless.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
8/10 90% Gerald's Game (2017) Ultimately, Gerald's Game is an unassuming, overachieving little thriller that is blessed by two performers capable of handling the lion's share of the dramatic challenges it presents.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4/10 30% Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017) Simply put, this series has run its course and is currently beating a dead shark.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
3.8/10 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Every character's motivations and background have been squashed and sanded down to the most glib, one-phrase explanations imaginable.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
7.9/10 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Holland is simply a likable face, a near-perfect blend of awkwardness, uncertainty and charisma exemplified by the simple physical comedy of putting on the Spider-Man costume.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
8/10 80% Colossal (2017) Colossal is a profoundly weird film-weirder than the already strange synopsis would even imply. We need more films like this, and we need them in wide release. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
6.5/10 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) What I do know, is that your enjoyment of Kong: Skull Island should not be a matter of surprise or chance. Either you want to see a CGI gorilla beat the hell out of skull reptiles, or you don't. No one is judging you. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
7.7/10 93% Logan (2017) It's not a film calculated to be a people-pleaser, but it is an appropriately intense end to a character defined by the tenacity and ferocity of a wolverine.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
8.4/10 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Holding the torch passed from '80s and '90s John Woo classics, director Chad Stahelski delivers an epic ballet of arm-breaking and gun-kata that somehow manages to run for 122 minutes without ever overstaying its welcome. That's far easier said than done.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
8/10 76% Split (2017) After so many films that relied on [overwrought twist endings]... it seems like Shyamalan has finally gotten over the hump to make the kinds of stories he makes best: atmospheric, suspenseful potboilers.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
5.6/10 30% Passengers (2016) It's 30 minutes of a science fiction movie, followed by 45 minutes of romantic comedy, followed by 30 minutes of action movie, and each is a step down from the previous.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
8.8/10 84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Gareth Edwards' venture into a galaxy far, far away is the Star Wars film we never knew we needed. It's a triumphantly thrilling, serious-minded war movie that is incalculably stronger for the fact that it's NOT the first chapter in a new franchise.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
4.8/10 80% The Monster (2016) The Monster feels like a film reaching desperately for profundity and missing by a country mile. The Witch this is not. It's just another arthouse horror film broken down on the side of the road.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
7.5/10 84% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) All hail, the King of the Monsters. Godzilla is back.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
8.2/10 89% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange is crowd-pleasing and exciting -- funny when it should be, sober when it has to be and crackling with a magical mystique that adds a veiled layer of depth to the inner workings of the Marvel universe.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
4.7/10 37% Blair Witch (2016) The most puzzling mystery of Blair Witch has absolutely nothing to do with the plot of this supposed sequel, and everything to do with why a promising director the caliber of Adam Wingard would want to be helming this film in the first place.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3.5/10 15% Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016) Whatever absurd delights this series once could boast have long since been stripped of their tiny joys and ground into dust by the weight of encroaching, ceaseless, incredibly cynical commercialism.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
5/10 22% Zoolander 2 (2016) Zoolander 2 isn't quite a bottom barrel Hollywood comedy, but it's not far off from it, either.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
6.4/10 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Hail Caesar! is blandly enjoyable in spurts, based on the strength of key performances, but it wouldn't take much to make it that much better.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
6/10 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) Enjoy it for what it is: Sanitized, family friendly popcorn entertainment with a few laughs and a modicum of excitement.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
8.1/10 98% Finders Keepers (2015) At times, the story seems headed toward an expected conclusion, but every time it feels like things should be wrapping up, some new hurdle arises to be overcome.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
6.9/10 66% The Visit (2015) Marketed as a straight horror film in an attempt to play on whatever Sixth Sense fondness still remains in the American public, the film is really more of a horror comedy, and a surprisingly able one.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
3.7/10 9% Fantastic Four (2015) The question one can't help but return to again and again during Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot is "Who was this supposed to appeal to?"‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
7/10 36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) If Sharknado 2 was the sort of thing you legitimately enjoyed, then Sharknado 3 has simply taken the effective satirical elements of that formula and refined them even further. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
6/10 70% Zombeavers (2015) The final 20-30 minutes is the film's strongest portion, however, because that's when things unexpectedly go off the rails of convention and into a delightfully weird territory.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2015
7.8/10 75% The Keeping Room (2015) This is a film that deserves to be seen for its visual touches and for Marling, who continues to expand her range and show why she's bound to end up with a major award on her mantle sooner rather than later.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2015
6.5/10 59% Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) For the most part, it's a serviceable sequel that tackles a difficult task as best it can by making a film that is several levels more absurd than the first.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2014
6.6/10 75% Godzilla (2014) None of its flaws quite manage to kill the fun of watching Godzilla, because, for all of the poor choices made in terms of screen time, the big guy himself still manages to be an awe-inspiring character.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 16, 2014
7.5/10 78% Big Ass Spider! (2013) The relative lack of filler is another factor that sets Big Ass Spider! apart from other members of its ilk.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2014
3.5/10 29% Ghost Shark (2013) The film violates the most crucial rule of trashy filmmaking-you can be stupid, but don't be boring.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2013
7/10 82% Sharknado (2013) For what it is, Sharknado does what it's supposed to do better than almost all of its peers.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2013