Josh Wilding

Josh Wilding
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T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 75% Malignant (2021) Make it through some of Malignant's early pitfalls, and you'll be rewarded with a chilling tale that proves to be the creepiest, craziest horror movie of 2021. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
5/5 78% Small Engine Repair (2021) Small Engine Repair is a powerful piece of filmmaking from director John Pollono that features tour-de-force performances from its leads in a movie that's thought-provoking, darkly funny, and completely unmissable. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2021
5/5 92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is nothing short of action movie perfection; this is the MCU like you've never seen before, and it's no exaggeration to say Simu Liu was born to play the MCU's newest Avenger. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2021
4/5 84% Candyman (2021) Deepening the franchise's mythology with a timely and hard-hitting approach to the Candyman legend, Nia DaCosta delivers a horror movie that's terrifying, thought-provoking, and a sign of great things to come from the filmmaker. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
4/5 80% Free Guy (2021) Hilarious, heartwarming, and action-packed, Free Guy is everything a video game movie should be, and sees Ryan Reynolds deliver one of his finest comedic performances in a blockbuster best played on the big screen. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
3.5/5 91% The Suicide Squad (2021) It's not a comic book movie classic but you'll have a bloody good time with The Suicide Squad, an action-packed, often hilarious, take on Task Force X that breathes new life into the DC Extended Universe even if occasionally strikes a bum note. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
4.5/5 62% Jungle Cruise (2021) Jungle Cruise is a ride you won't want to get off; with its charming three leads and a standout villain in Jesse Plemons, you'll be all aboard (sorry) for a fun family blockbuster that reminds us why we love going to the movies. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
5/5 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) John Krasinski ratchets up the tension to almost unbearable levels in A Quiet Place Part II, a sequel that doesn't disappoint thanks to its stellar cast, more big scares, and a story that feels earned after that excellent first movie. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
4/5 100% Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two (2021) A fittingly epic conclusion, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two features more stellar voice performances from its cast and cements writer Tim Sheridan as an integral part of the current DC Animated Universe we hope to see much more of in future. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
5/5 88% Nine Days (2021) A stunning feature debut by director Edson Oda, Nine Days is powerful, moving, and a film of the year candidate thanks to a career-best performance from Winston Duke that drives home the fact he's a true acting force to be reckoned with. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2021
4/5 89% Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) Fear Street Part Three: 1666 manages to deliver a satisfying conclusion to Leigh Janiak's stellar horror trilogy, all while giving Kiana Madeira another chance to prove she's a talent to watch after her impressive work in Part One. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
3/5 88% Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) Despite feeling a tad too familiar at times, Fear Street Part Two: 1978 has enough fun with itself to satisfy gore-lovers, all while deepening this franchise's mythology in a way that will leave you eager to return for Part Three. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
4/5 83% Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) Bloody good fun, Fear Street Part One: 1994 is perhaps the best slasher movie to have been released this side of the 90s, and proves that there's still plenty of life to be found in this deadly corner of the horror genre. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
4/5 52% The Tomorrow War (2021) The Tomorrow War shatters expectations, and despite hitting a few familiar notes along the way, this surprisingly emotional action-packed blockbuster proves to be a fun ride and one that showcases the talents of Chris Pratt and Yvonne Strahovski. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
5/5 79% Black Widow (2021) Black Widow is Bourne meets Bond meets Terminator...with two outstanding, badass female leads. Action-packed, funny, and at times surprisingly gut-wrenching, Cate Shortland's vision for the MCU is bold, empowering, and utterly unmissable. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
3.5/5 100% Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One (2021) Jensen Ackles proves to be a perfect pick for the Dark Knight in Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One, a movie that feels like a precursor for an even better second half, but still makes for a mostly satisfying experience. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
2.5/5 91% Luca (2021) There's fun to be had with Luca, but heaps of colour aren't enough to disguise an uninspired animation style and story that make it feel like Pixar is treading water in the wake of much better movies like Coco and Onward. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
5/5 74% Cruella (2021) The biggest surprise of 2021, Cruella is a bold, striking, and visually stunning delight featuring a fierce, transformative performance from Emma Stone that sees her make Cruella de Vil entirely her own. A must-see. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
3.5/5 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Despite hitting a few familiar beats along the way, The Devil Made Me Do It is an atmospheric, thrilling new chapter in The Conjuring mythos that will leave you utterly terrified and on the edge of your seat after delivering scare after horrifying scare. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2021
2.5/5 25% The Unholy (2021) Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Cricket Brown do their best to elevate the material, but The Unholy falls into too many familiar trappings to be anything more than an entertaining, albeit occasionally scary, diversion. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2021
3.5/5 67% Army Of The Dead (2021) Zack Snyder makes zombies cool again in Army of the Dead, but falls into bad habits along the way. Dave Bautista, however, steals the show, and the movie is fun, dumb, and wacky enough to make this a franchise we hope to sink our teeth into again. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
3/5 44% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Despite hitting a few too many familiar beats, Without Remorse is elevated by Michael B. Jordan and lays the groundwork for what could be a must-see new action franchise. Now, bring on a team-up with John Krasinski's Jack Ryan. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2021
4/5 98% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) The Mitchells vs. the Machines hits a few bumps in the road along the way, but overcomes that with astonishing visuals, some great gags, and clever social commentary on how technology can affect family life. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2021
2.5/5 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) While Mortal Kombat certainly isn't "Game Over" for the iconic franchise, a painfully bad plot proves to be a "Fatality" for a movie that features some otherwise brutal and excellent fight scenes. If you're only here for those, add another star. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
4/5 81% Justice Society: World War II (2021) Justice Society: World War II is an action-packed pulpy adventure with an incredible voice cast that dares to do something new with the DC Animated Universe, all while hitting the familiar beats fans have come to love. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
2/5 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Godzilla vs. Kong may deliver on the promise of its title with some jaw-dropping battles, but whenever the Titans aren't on screen, it devolves into a jumbled, borderline unwatchable bore of a movie. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
5/5 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Zack Snyder's Justice League is the superhero movie event of the decade; epic and exciting, it lives up to the hype, and features a standout performance from Ray Fisher as Cyborg along with must-see teases for a sequel we can only hope becomes a reality. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
3/5 22% Chaos Walking (2021) Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley are terrific together in the fun, if somewhat flawed Chaos Walking, a movie with some great ideas that doesn't always manage to pull them off, but makes for exciting and enjoyable viewing when it does. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
2/5 31% Tom & Jerry (2020) An inoffensive take on Tom & Jerry with a solid turn from Chloe Grace Moretz, this live-action/animated hybrid fails to take any risks, and delivers aby the numbers version of the iconic duo likely to only get any laughs out of younger viewers. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
4/5 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Raya and the Last Dragon is a near-perfect mix of delightful visuals and fantasy storytelling, and this vibrant, exciting world is brought to life perfectly by Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina's can't-miss performances. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
4/5 29% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Action-packed and epic, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice delivers an unmissable fight between its title characters, and successfully deepens the mythology of the DC Universe as only Zack Snyder can. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
5/5 37% Cherry (2021) The Russo Brothers deliver a storytelling and filmmaking masterpiece with Cherry, an outstanding, unforgettable exploration of the opioid crisis with career best performances from Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
1/5 7% Safer at Home (2021) A compelling concept for a movie based on, and shot during, the pandemic, Safer at Home strains credibility too often, while its handling of COVID-19 feels tasteless and is unlikely to resonate with viewers. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
3/5 72% Flora & Ulysses (2021) Matilda Lawler soars as Flora in this fun, if somewhat clichéd, take on superheroes. Still, with plenty of love for comic books, a charming VFX squirrel, and a lot of heart, it's a solid addition to Disney+'s family-friendly Originals. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
3/5 23% Brothers By Blood (2021) Brothers by Blood is light on fresh ideas, but Matthias Schoenaert and Joel Kinnaman's standout performances help the movie overcome its tropes to become a compelling, if somewhat forgettable glimpse into the gritty world of crime in Philadelphia. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2021
4/5 77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) Chloë Grace Moretz delivers an unmissable performance in Shadow of the Cloud, a tense and thrilling horror movie with a killer premise, phenomenal visuals, and some big scares. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2020
4/5 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) A powerful, emotional sequel to 2017's Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 1984 makes wonder-ful use of its 1980s setting, and sees Pedro Pascal deliver another phenomenal performance as the delightfully maniacal Maxwell Lord. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
5/5 95% Soul (2020) One of Pixar's most beautiful, poignant films, Soul often heads to some weird places, but does so in a way that will stick with you and leave you with a lot to think about. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
5/5 84% Mosul (2020) Matthew Michael Carnahan makes a stellar directorial debut with Mosul, a hard-hitting, must-see movie which sees star Suhail Dabbach deliver an Oscar-worthy performance which it would be a crime to overlook. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
4/5 73% LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020) The closest thing we're getting to Episode X, The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special isn't perfect, but it is a fun, fan-pleasing return to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, and a solid tribute to this storied franchise. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
3/5 67% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2021) The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run isn't greater than the sum of its parts, but it's still a fun adventure for fans of all-ages, and worth watching for Keanu Reeves' wonderfully weird Sage. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
3.5/5 48% Spell (2020) Part-Misery, Part-The Hills Have Eyes, Spell occasionally plays it too safe, but has some legit "Oh, sh*t!" moments for horror fans and a powerful lead performance from the excellent Omari Hardwick. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
4/5 78% The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2020) The True Adventures of Wolfboy is a wonderful, emotional coming-of-age adventure with a compelling premise, and a beautiful performance from Sophie Giannamore which promises to put her on the map in a big way. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
5/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Offensive, hilarious, and a movie perfect for the madness of 2020, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm features Sacha Baron Cohen on top form and an incredible star making performance from Maria Bakalova. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
4/5 49% The Witches (2020) The Witches is a visual delight, with Octavia Spencer and Anne Hathaway on top form. Despite being a little too dark in places, this latest adaptation of the story without a doubt does Roald Dahl's work justice. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 75% Batman: Death in the Family (2020) There's plenty of fun to be had with this interactive movie, and while reused footage and familiar shorts make it feel like there's been some corner cutting, Batman: Death in the Family delivers plenty of bang for your buck. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
5/5 94% Love and Monsters (2020) Love and Monsters does for monster movies what Zombieland did for zombies...but better! With a likeable cast, a strong premise, a lot of heart, and some of the coolest monster designs we've seen, this is a must-see. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
5/5 93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) A groundbreaking, epic masterpiece, Spider-Man 2 sees Sam Raimi continue to make great use of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's classic stories to deliver the rare perfect sequel. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2020
2/5 30% Henchmen (2020) Henchman fails to take advantage of its unique premise and doesn't feature the same quality visuals as other animated offerings, but an A-List voice cast and entertaining gags mean kids won't struggle to get invested in this quirky, colourful world. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
5/5 97% Spontaneous (2020) A beautiful, bloody love story, Spontaneous proves that Katherine Langford is one of the most talented actresses working today, while director Brian Duffield delivers the sort of charming, uplifting tale we all need right now. - ComicBookMovie.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020