Rob Dean

Rob Dean
Rob Dean's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Bullz-Eye.com Daily Grindhouse
Biography:
Originally from Massachusetts but now based out of Austin, TX, Rob writes some things for the Internet: sometimes film reviews, sometimes funny stuff, but all embedded with secret Masonic messages. He loves film, comic books, and is still mourning the loss of Pushing Daisies. His dream is to one day have his musical based on The Goonies debut on stage. Yes, that last part is real.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 40% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Angel Has Fallen isn't smart, good or innovative in any way, [but] it's a really fun time at the theater. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
3.5/5 87% Ready or Not (2019) There's a lot of good comedy that plays off the darkness and insanity of the situation and helps propel the movie into fun popcorn fare. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
82% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK is a perfectly fine movie that will most likely end up in heavy rotation at sleepovers and Halloween parties for many kids for years to come, aka a necessary genre stepping stone. - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood is a brilliant subversion of expectations that somehow seems perfectly in line with everything that has come before it. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
85% Luz (2019) Working with very little resources, (writer/director) Singer creates a wholly unique story of possession, obsession, loneliness, manipulation, and ultimately self-destruction that is incredibly ambitious and impressively executed. - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
86% It (2017) Muschietti's film is a triumph in that it creates a reality that, while fearsome and full of danger, viewers will still want to revisit time and again to feel that particular texture of a bygone era in their lives. - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
89% Hereditary (2018) Hobbled by a lack of cohesive narrative execution, Aster has ultimately made a very strong debut that shows a great talent for filmmaking, but one that would do with some refinement on the script level. - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
No Score Yet Bad Apples (2018) BAD APPLES is an OK-at-best movie with fun parts and inspired moments populated by strong acting and cool villains. It has a lot of flaws, both in the writing and filmmaking, but it shows promise of what Coyne could do... - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
No Score Yet The Terrible Two (2018) THE TERRIBLE TWO cribs too much from better movies and never has a singular voice of its own that is in any way unique or fun or scary or anything establishing a mood of its own. - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
67% Downrange (2017) DOWNRANGE gets a lot of mileage out of making this terrible scenario seem realistic, ramping up the tension while providing gorehounds with some excellent grotesque shots. - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
No Score Yet Bus Party to Hell (2018) BUS PARTY TO HELL is not innovative or incredible, but it is an adequate time for anyone looking for a few laughs, some fun gore, and copious amounts of bare breasts. It feels like something that 12-14 year-olds will discover at sleepovers late at night - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
29% Venom (2018) It is a forgettable film that doesn't properly entertain and feels completely unnecessary. For those looking for a good movie about a charming but flawed bearded white dude working with a presence in his head to take out scores of bad guys, see UPGRADE. - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
43% The Prodigy (2019) THE PRODIGY...[has] some good performances, and a few well-done spooky moments, but mostly it's a composite of clichéd dialogue, lazy plot contrivances, and a lack of any emotional center. - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) CAPTAIN MARVEL isn't bad but it isn't great. It has some excellent moments, terrific performances, and solid lines of dialogue...audiences should look forward to more adventures with Captain Marvel - but here's to hoping she soars better in those. - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
90% Villains (2019) VILLAINS should be old hat by now, but instead it is a refreshingly new take that reveals a whole bunch of exciting talent. - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
95% Boyz in the Wood (2019) What BOYZ IN THE WOOD does best in its vast array of comic weapons is a whipsmart use of setup, payoff, and callbacks akin to the works of Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish that are surprising, energetic, and incredibly rewarding. - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) DETECTIVE PIKACHU has some fun moments and good elements, but mostly it's a messy movie that is never really engaging or as fun as it should be. - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS never knows [what type of movie they are telling] and tries throwing all sorts of dead-end plot threads and ineffective emotional beats at the audience. - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
54% Ma (2019) MA isn't fine art...For those looking for a good time at the movies with plenty of laugh lines, bits of violent shock, and a stirring performance, then MA will fit the bill nicely. - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) Ultimately...feels too familiar and on the rails which takes away any sort of elements of surprise or real ingenuity. Aster remains an impressive talent...but may be more successful for him to...hand off script duties to someone else - Daily Grindhouse EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Far From Home doesn't have the depth or dramatic elements of its predecessor, but it's an incredibly fun summer blockbuster full of humor, wit, inventive visuals and engaging action. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
3.5/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Annabelle Comes Home is the best Conjuring spinoff movie, which is damning with faint praise. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
2.5/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) There are certainly worse X-Men films, but it just feels like a shrug of a movie. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 57% Brightburn (2019) "Brightburn" isn't a revolutionary take on superheroics ... but it's a very satisfying and gripping horror film that moves rapidly and is reinforced by some excellent acting. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) A thrilling and clever film that seems bound only by the imagination of its filmmakers and the amount of punishment Reeves is able to handle. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3.5/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Long Shot is not original ... but it's propelled by some excellent jokes and a supremely talented cast. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame isn't a great movie ... but it's a beautiful and fitting swan song to a unique journey that forever changed the movie industry and the lives of so many fans. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
3/5 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The film takes the great potential of a well-known myth and applies tired imagery and spooks to it while never truly establishing any sense of proportion or threat. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 57% Pet Sematary (2019) Pet Sematary checks off a lot of Stephen King staples but is never anywhere near scary enough or entertaining as it should be. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2.5/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) The movie creates an impressive and well-thought-out world with beautiful production design but then populates it with hollow characters and a boring story. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/5 69% Isn't It Romantic (2019) The film tries to have it both ways, subverting the genre in its parodic send-up while also basically sticking to those same story beats. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
4/5 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) This retelling of the Arthurian legend is an incredible throwback that captures the spirit of the most rollicking young adult tales ... and produces something both familiar and unique. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/5 93% Bumblebee (2018) It's the best Transformers film thus far, but that is damning with so much faint praise as to be a verbal shrug. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
4.5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Into the Spider-Verse is an exciting expression of love and adventure that will remind viewers of the unlimited potential of their imaginations. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/5 93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite is at turns hilarious, intriguing and depressing but remains a singular cinematic event that culminates in the disparate elements joining together to paint a woeful picture of humanity. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) [Widows has] enough stylistic flourish and character nuances to keep the audience engaged and entertain them through the familiar parts. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Though it's a diverting watch with some really strong stuff baked in, on the whole, the film feels undercooked. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/5 80% Overlord (2018) There are moments that are entertaining and well-executed, but they're too few and far in between, awash in old tropes that should have been retired by now. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
4/5 63% The Oath (2018) [The Oath] serves as a perfect reflection, skewering and rumination of our times. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) The latest relaunch of the Halloween franchise eschews all the other follow-ups to John Carpenter's original to tell a story about how traumatic experiences reverberate through decades and even generations. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Drew Goddard has crafted an engaging meditation on identity and the burdens of mistakes that's wrapped up in a fun, pulpy tale full of action and quippy dialogue. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Director Eli Roth has turned in a charming slice of cinema that should become a Halloween staple for many children going forward. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3.5/5 32% The Predator (2018) [The Predator] doesn't reach the heights it could have, but it's still a very entertaining time at the theater that will leave audiences smiling and laughing amidst the carnage. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2.5/5 12% Peppermint (2018) Peppermint is an oft-told story full of trite characters that brings nothing new to the table. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
2/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) A by-the-numbers sci-fi thriller for the YA set that treads water in overly recognizable elements without offering much in the way of anything new or entertaining. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Though it boasts some cool action scenes and a strong central performance, the movie is weighed down by a muddled script and bland storytelling efforts. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/5 60% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Many of the horror moments are effective and creepy, especially within the confines of the mundane computer screens and windows. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/5 47% Skyscraper (2018) By never losing its focus on what matters to viewers, "Skyscraper" is able to rise above pedestrian action fare. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3.5/5 54% The First Purge (2018) The First Purge is a fine entry in the ongoing franchise, but it never hits the heights that it promises. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
4/5 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) The film is tense and entertaining across the board, presenting a fully realized world with real emotional weight that still has the ability to include dramatic flair and exciting moments. - Bullz-Eye.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018