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Nathan Shumate

Nathan Shumate
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
23% Leprechaun (1993) A single point of novelty surrounded by the hackneyed trappings of a decade's worth of horror movies.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted May 13, 2011
86% Dragonslayer (1981) A solid, enjoyable action-fantasy flick. In fact, I'll hold it up as the best dragon movie ever made.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2011
No Score Yet Ultimate Death Match (2010) Watching obviously staged and poorly choreographed bouts strained my suspension of disbelief further than a pair of leopard-print spandex pants.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2011
No Score Yet Colour from the Dark (2008) Zuccon's filmmaking vocabulary is absolutely wrong for adapting Lovecraft.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2011
No Score Yet BreadCrumbs (2009) It's not a terribly good movie, but it's good enough to be a net positive.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2011
75% Koi... Mil Gaya (I Found Someone) (2003) The dancing scenes are fun, and the female lead is both pretty and cute. What more could anyone ask?‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2011
No Score Yet Dying God (2008) There's not an element of Dying God that is original in any way, and that in itself is not a criticism. But even comfort food can be ruined by too much of the bad-but-good elements that we came for.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Posted Jan 21, 2011
75% The Eclipse (2010) Infuriatingly close to being a very good movie.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2011
No Score Yet Titanic: The Animated Movie (2001) Exposing children, the target audience, to the contents of this DVD would likely result in stunted growth, lifelong behavioral imbalances, and possible chromosomal damage.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2010
73% Monsters (2010) Part of the next wave of respectable independent SF films which don't rely either on production method gimmickry or exploitative elements to buoy their watchability.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2010
86% Inception (2010) If there's a problem with this, it's a problem that is common to most dream-as-reality fictions: it makes too much sense. ‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2010
No Score Yet She Gods of Shark Reef (1958) Well, it takes up celluloid. That's about all you can say for it.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2010
No Score Yet Night of the Seagulls (La Noche de las gaviotas) (1976) Climbs quite high on the Quality-O-Meter, putting it in the neighborhood of the first two of the series.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2010
48% Colin (2009) It's got the legs to become a cult sleeper favorite.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2010
92% I Walked With a Zombie (1943) Essentially a melodrama with some few macabre touches.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2010
No Score Yet Deadlands 2: Trapped (2008) Yet another rehash of - excuse me, "homage" to - Night of the Living Dead (1968).‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2010
No Score Yet Deadlands: The Rising (2006) Stuff happens to some people, and some other stuff happens to some other people, and it ends.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2010
No Score Yet I Am Omega (2007) A professionally-made rush job - cheap, but competent, but wholly unambitious. ‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2010
56% Uncle Sam (1997) What horror movie isn’t enhanced by colorful political symbols used ironically?‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2010
No Score Yet Fan of the Dead (2008) Better than 35mm slides projected on the wall to dinner guests, I suppose.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2010
No Score Yet Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983) An epic yet incomprehensible script with leaden dialogue via a handful of bad actors, a score of extras, some shoddy special effects, and an acre of scrubland, all tied together with a gimmick.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2010
69% I Am Legend (2007) This version of the novel succeeds more fully than the previous two in conveying the loneliness of the survivor.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2010
No Score Yet Task Force 2001 (Spy High) (2000) Stilted dialogue, inexperienced acting, anemic pacing, storytelling by convenience, and a plotline about computer hacking that shows a complete ignorance of computer use.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2010
59% The Omega Man (1971) This is apocalypse swank.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2010
71% The Last Man on Earth (1964) It's always worth it to see Price take center stage and demonstrate that he was good for much more than hammy mugging.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2010
No Score Yet The story, flaws and all, is done with enough honesty and creativity that the genre conventions it encompasses seem new and fresh.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2010
No Score Yet Hannibal (1960) It might have worked, too, if not for the script.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2010
No Score Yet Long John Silver (1955) A hopeless mishmash masquerading as a story.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted May 27, 2010
No Score Yet Capture of Bigfoot (1979) It takes a deliberate and willful level of ignorance to mis-portray our backyard cryptid, which has consistently been described with brown or rust-colored fur. ‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted May 19, 2010
100% Luis Bunuel's Robinson Crusoe (1954) A remarkable piece of cinema history, as well as a competent primer to the good parts of Dafoe's novel.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted May 12, 2010
No Score Yet Hideous! (1997) In initial premise if not in ultimate execution, Hideous! puts a novel spin on the central trope of so many Full Moon movies.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted May 5, 2010
No Score Yet Il Trono di fuoco (The Bloody Judge) (1970) Aspires to and achieves a firm adequacy.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2010
22% The Giant Gila Monster (1959) Because there isn't enough budget for split screen or rear-screen projection, most of the interaction between the gila monster and the human cast comes in the form of barely-adequate editing that fails to convince us that the two are in the same place.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2010
No Score Yet Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966) The point at which the series squarely became juvenalia.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2010
33% Galaxy of Terror (Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror) (Planet of Horrors) (Quest) (1981) A complete failure on every metric of creativity, entertainment, and technical adequacy.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2010
92% Django (1966) I don't know if Django is truly a great movie, but it's a movie with plenty of greatness in it.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2010
No Score Yet Frontier (2001) Equal parts surrealist, absurdist, and WTF.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2010
29% Frogs (1972) Surprisingly non-campy where the human characters are concerned.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2010
No Score Yet The Stitcher (2007) Inspired by every unambitious Friday the 13th clone ever made.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2010
No Score Yet Baseline Killer (2009) Like being beaten on your frontal lobes with a two-foot length of garden hose.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2010
No Score Yet Despite the fact that the movie is nothing but him talking, gesturing, moving around the abbreviated sets and occasionally handling props, he is a riveting attraction for the eyes and ears.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2010
No Score Yet Skull Heads (2009) The movie marks time for 80% of the 75-minute running time (plus credits), as if unwilling to really get things started until the titular creatures show up -- which they barely do.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2010
85% Blood and Black Lace (Sei donne per l'assassino) (1964) Pretty, pretty scenes of cruelty.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2010
No Score Yet Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (1997) Almost rises above the production strictures and obligations that characterize its cohort productions.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2010
No Score Yet Watch Me When I Kill (The Cat's Victims) (Il gatto dagli occhi di giada) (1977) The biggest bunch of unlikely coincidences I've ever seen mangled together and called a plot in a movie.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2010
93% L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (The Bird With the Crystal Plumage) (1970) Not only beautifully shot and composed, but also serviceable in the plot department.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2010
No Score Yet Mountain of the Cannibal God (La montagna del dio cannibale) (Primitive Desires) (Slave of the Cannibal God) (1978) Clumsy, soulless, and unengaging.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2010
No Score Yet The Werewolf Reborn! (2000) Churn out the most shop-worn -- excuse me, "timeless" -- elements of werewolf mythology, slap on a teenage protagonist, and call it good, or at least done.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2010
52% The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) It's not a movie that insists that you take it seriously. Except that it might. Ambiguity, ain't it wonderful?‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2010
No Score Yet Aside from the ludicrous monster costume, Sting of Death is the kind of lazy movie that has nothing to keep it from being both lost and forgotten.‐ Cold Fusion Video Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2010