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Scott Weinberg

Scott Weinberg
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 No Score Yet Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 (2016) Death Race... delivers the goods on tongue-in-cheek action, simplistic yet effective social commentary, and a bunch of actors who clearly get the tone of the piece, and are willing to go way over the top in silly, campy, and sometimes ultra-violent fun. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/5 17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) If the Underworld series has finally run out of steam in its fifth chapter, at least it goes out with a decent enough bang. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/5 80% Spectral (2016) Spectral probably won't win many awards for originality, but if you're down for a "ghosts vs. soldiers" action flick that doesn't take itself all that seriously [and] moves at a nice pace... then Spectral will probably fit the bill. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Dec 14, 2016
3.5/5 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) [As a] horror fan who tolerated and then promptly forgot all about Ouija '14, I found myself more than reasonably engaged by what Flanagan and company cooked up for this offbeat, soft-spoken, and subtly spooky prequel. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2.5/5 41% Moonwalkers (2016) Rupert Grint earns a few chuckles throughout, as do a handful of the supporting players, but ultimately Moonwalkers feels a whole lot like a funny idea that never got fleshed out beyond its second act. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 11, 2016
2/5 5% Outcast (2015) The whole thing is a big mess, but sometimes it is an amusing mess -- and doubly so once Cage shows up. Bless his heart. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 11, 2016
3.5/5 43% The Pack (2016) Given how silly most of the films in the "killer dog" canon are, this one feels like a breath of fresh air. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 11, 2016
4.5/5 43% Bite (2016) Bite is one of the best indie horror films I've seen all year. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 11, 2016
3.5/5 76% Colossal (2017) The result is a strange but surprisingly effective pair of fractured characters who have the audacity to buck indie flick convention and head off into some dark, weird, and sobering places. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 7, 2016
4.5/5 36% Before I Wake (2016) We're still not sure when Before I Wake will get a release, but I can tell you at least this much: it hasn't been delayed for reasons of quality. It's actually pretty fantastic, truth be told. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 83% Doomed: The Untold Story Of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four (2015) While The Fantastic Four '94 may never (officially) see the light of day, it's still pretty satisfying that Doomed exists to give these filmmakers a brief moment in the spotlight. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Sep 16, 2016
4.5/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Not only one of the most novel "home invasion" movies you'll ever see, but easily one of the best horror flicks of the year. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/5 66% Nerve (2016) How much you enjoy the flick will depend on your ability to accept its disregard for logic, reality, technology, and the laws of physics, but if you're willing to dig its lunacy, there's definitely some fun to be had here. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Aug 2, 2016
3.5/5 76% Lights Out (2016) Lights Out may be a quick, simple, and slightly familiar piece of PG-13-level horror, but it's also a well-made and unexpectedly engaging thriller as well -- with an ending that's sure to generate at least a small amount of debate among horror fans. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3.5/5 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) We all want to watch what happens when crime is made legal, but deep down we all want to root for the heroes. That this series allows a viewer to have its cake and eat it too is only one of its cleverer aspects. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jul 8, 2016
3.5/5 71% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) If you're in the mood for a smart, mellow, handsomely shot, and quietly engaging espionage story, Our Kind of Traitor should easily fit the bill -- especially if you're a fan of all those other John le Carré adaptations. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jul 5, 2016
4/5 60% The Trust (2016) To its credit, The Trust is considerably more interested in character quirks and offbeat conversations filled with basic tropes and cliches, and the chemistry between the two leads is really quite entertaining. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jun 13, 2016
3.5/5 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Rogen and Byrne, in particular, have grown into quite the complementary comedic duo in both Neighbors flicks, and it's that pairing that will earn my ten bucks once again whenever the inevitable Neighbors 3 shows up at my local multiplex. ‐ Nerdist
Posted May 27, 2016
4% The Darkness (2016) Almost painfully conventional, but the cast is solid and Act III delivers some decent chills. ‐ Nerdist
Posted May 16, 2016
3.5/5 52% Holidays (2016) As is (almost) always the case with anthology films, Holidays is best described as a "mixed bag." And yet it's the wildly different collection of tones, attitudes, and storytelling styles that makes the collection so interesting. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Apr 28, 2016
89% The Invitation (2016) The Invitation equires a bit of patience but it rewards the attentive viewer with a remarkably intense and disturbing series of scares. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Apr 11, 2016
100% Hush (2016) A fast-paced, impressively efficient, and wildly suspenseful cat & mouse thriller. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Apr 11, 2016
82% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) Great to see Reubens dive back into the Pee-wee Herman character with such sweet, silly, and satisfying results. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 93% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) While we'll always have the epic Apollo stories like the ones found in The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, and From the Earth to the Moon, it's refreshing to come across a documentary that illustrates how special the explorers actually were. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Feb 26, 2016
81% Southbound (2016) A rock-solid horror anthology that boasts numerous nasty surprises. ‐ TheHorrorShow
Posted Feb 8, 2016
67% Trash Fire (2016) It's sure to make you feel just a little bit better about your own family issues. ‐ TheHorrorShow
Posted Feb 1, 2016
4.5/5 61% Carnage Park (2016) [If] Sam Peckinpah, John Boorman, or Arthur Penn ever opted to direct a low-budget 1978 horror flick, it might look a little like Carnage Park. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jan 28, 2016
6% Martyrs (2016) Not without its own minor merits, but if it's a horror flick you're looking for, I'd just stick with the French film. ‐ TheHorrorShow
Posted Jan 26, 2016
4.5/5 44% Synchronicity (2016) A well-made, thought-provoking, and quietly satisfying science fiction film. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jan 22, 2016
10% The Forest (2016) Nicely shot and scored but there's not a whole lot of meat, style, or substance here. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jan 10, 2016
88% Backcountry (2015) Given that most killer bear movies are either intentionally cheesy or unwittingly inept, it's nice to see a new one that takes the concept seriously and forgoes easy splatter in favor of some strong, simple, sustained suspense. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jan 2, 2016
4/5 40% The Frontier (2016) Well-paced, nicely shot, and smart enough to give each member of the ensemble a few moments to shine. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jan 2, 2016
95% Wild Tales (2015) Wild Tales is not just a film you'll enjoy. It's one you'll want to talk about when it's over, either to debate the morals of the film - or to convince someone else to watch it. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Jan 2, 2016
78% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) It's all very quaint, nostalgic, and comfortable. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Dec 6, 2015
65% Krampus (2015) Dougherty is going for a mid-'80s/Robert Zemeckis/Joe Dante/Tales from the Crypt type of presentation, and he did a damn good job of it. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Dec 6, 2015
95% Creed (2015) At its core it's just another sports movie - and hell, a Part 7, no less - but there's a strong and sincere foundation that works resoundingly well. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Nov 30, 2015
No Score Yet Freaks Of Nature (2015) There's a whole lot of arid downtime in between the ostensibly colorful set pieces, and on the whole the movie seems like it was edited with a blender. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Nov 2, 2015
45% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) Sloppy, obvious, and highly immature, but it does manage to shine in one or two sequences. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Nov 1, 2015
34% Knock Knock (2015) Often feels like a tongue-in-cheek episode of Red Shoe Diaries. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 15, 2015
71% Crimson Peak (2015) Perhaps one day I'll come across a Guillermo del Toro film I dislike, but it sure as hell won't be today. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 13, 2015
79% Tales of Halloween (2015) A big bowl of bite-sized treats. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 13, 2015
91% The Witch (2016) One of the most captivating and thought-provoking horror films in years. ‐ TheHorrorShow
Posted Oct 11, 2015
No Score Yet Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015) A mixed bag of missteps and mild successes, but it does feature some fun work from Mr. Gross. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 11, 2015
90% Bone Tomahawk (2015) A mean-spirited and creepy, but oddly amusing, Old West tale that feels like an homage to Robert E. Howard's wildest western chillers. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 7, 2015
90% Green Room (2016) A meticulously morbid and deviously entertaining piece of low-budget/high-quality action filmmaking. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 6, 2015
59% The Mind's Eye (2016) An impressively on-point homage to the early horror films of Brian De Palma and David Cronenberg. Also it's fun. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 6, 2015
92% The Martian (2015) One the smartest, sweetest, and most satisfyingly suspenseful sci-fi films in years. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 6, 2015
90% The Devil's Candy (2015) Offers everything from basic "jump scares" to high-end suspense to darkly disturbing thematic dread. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 6, 2015
87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) Offers a great oral history of the publication's rise and fall, as told by dozens of people who were actually there. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 6, 2015
61% High-Rise (2016) Does a remarkable job of bringing a fascinating, difficult novel to the big screen. ‐ Nerdist
Posted Oct 6, 2015