Staci Layne Wilson

Staci Layne Wilson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Staci Layne Wilson's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

DVD Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Broken Embraces (2009)

"Writer director Pedro Almodovar and his longtime muse Penelope make movie magic in this melodramatic mystery, Broken Embraces." ‐
Posted Feb 23, 2010

The Stepfather (2009)

"The Stepfather plays a lot better at home on the TV than it did in theaters. I'd say, unless you are an absolute purist for the original or you need a lot of blood and gore, give it a shot." ‐
Posted Feb 1, 2010

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

"Law Abiding Citizen is totally ridiculous, overwrought, silly and unbelievable. It's a popcorn flick, and should be looked upon as such. But it's fun, entertaining in an exploitative kind of way, and horror fans will definitely get an eyeful." ‐
Posted Jan 29, 2010

The House of the Devil (2009)

"There are a couple of making-of featurettes, which are very nicely put together. I was especially entertained by the girls (Donohue, and costar Greta Gerwig) bemoaning the unflattering cut of those awful 80s stonewash peg-leg jeans they had to wear%u2026" ‐
Posted Jan 27, 2010

Saw VI (2009)

"Seems [first-time director Kevin] Greutert is off to a good start in the horror film biz, showing equal acumen in handling both actors and action." ‐
Posted Jan 25, 2010

Ink (2009)

"Unfortunately, Ink's too-long running time and acting-class cast fade out any lasting impressions. I am, however, looking forward to seeing a more succinct but hopefully equally as visually impressive future feature from the director." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted Jan 17, 2010
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A l'aventure (2009)

"À l'aventure is a completely forgettable but not altogether bad erotic tale following the sexual (and very talky) self-discovery journey of young, beautiful and bored Sandrine." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted Jan 17, 2010

Pandorum (2009)

"Or as I like to call it, Pan-bore-um." ‐
Posted Jan 6, 2010

Jennifer's Body (2009)

"Come on in, the slaughter's fine." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 6, 2010

Carriers (2009)

"A virus-fueled apocalypse. No Twinkies, but there are Rules. Pine in the Woody Role. Yeah... Carriers is like Zombieland without all the jokes." ‐
Posted Nov 24, 2009
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The Witches Hammer (2006)

"...a kitchen-sink martial arts actioner replete with conspiracies, vampires and witches, plus demons, sorcerers, inter-dimensional time warps, rough and buff kick-ass babes, and even a wisecracking, deadly dwarf." ‐
Posted Nov 24, 2009
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Backwoods (2008)

"By the time one of the terrorized characters in this hillbilly horror movie becomes desperate and suicidal, most audiences will be way ahead of her. Unfortunately we don't share her fear; only her hopelessness." ‐
Posted Jul 4, 2009

The International (2009)

"Tykwer brings his already masterful command of chase- and fight-sequences to an art form." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted May 27, 2009

My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)

"While it is true that the marvelous 3-D effects do greatly enhance the viewing experience, they aren't essential to the DVD." ‐
Posted May 18, 2009

Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans (2009)

"Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is a fun, if overly effects-ridden entry into the gothy-emo film series." ‐
Posted May 13, 2009

Passengers (2008)

"If you like haunting dramas, if plane crash scenes get you by the gonads, and if a cast with gravitas piques your interest, then the overlooked feature Passengers is definitely one for the DVD must-see list." ‐
Posted May 6, 2009

Bride Wars (2009)

"Blu-ray disc review." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted May 6, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

"Blu-ray disc review." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted May 6, 2009
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"A look at this collection, and several others in the Giallo Collection series." ‐
Posted Apr 3, 2009

Quantum of Solace (2008)

"Blu-ray, if you have the most up-to-date monitor and sound-system, really helps Bond pop off the screen. The sound, colors, and shadows are dazzling and even better than the movie theater (no distortion)." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2009
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Laid to Rest (2009)

"Wake and smell the coffin!" ‐
Posted Mar 23, 2009
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The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)

"Harrowing for all the wrong reasons, Revelations doesn't even have a decent gore factor for fans of horror." ‐
Posted Mar 21, 2009
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From Within (2009)

"When all is said and done, From Within is a decent timewaster for horror fans with heathen taste." ‐
Posted Mar 21, 2009
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Perkins' 14 (2009)

"Sometimes slow-moving, Perkins' 14 is, at least, pretty original in its take on the mad scientist formula." ‐
Posted Mar 21, 2009
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Voices (2008)

"I quickly got hooked into this very unusual story." ‐
Posted Mar 21, 2009

Let the Right One In (2008)

"Blu-ray specific review, spoilers and comments." ‐
Posted Mar 19, 2009

The Last House on the Left (1972)

"The Last House on the Left Collector's Edition is a mishmash of already-seen extras, but there are some all-new bonus features including commentary by Hess, Sheffler and Lincoln." ‐
Posted Mar 19, 2009

Religulous (2008)

"Religulous is an unapologetically one-sided film, but if you're on that side, you'll definitely find it entertaining." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2009

Australia (2008)

"Sweeping and emotionally manipulative, Australia is hokey and hooking, just like a good, old-fashioned soap opera epic should be." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2009
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"Type 0-negative." ‐
Posted Jan 23, 2009
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Suffering Man's Charity (Ghost Writer) (2007)

"Black comedy, bleak horror." ‐
Posted Jan 23, 2009

Lakeview Terrace (2008)

"Overall, I liked Lakeview Terrace. I wouldn't buy property there (cue the rim shot), but I'll recommend a rent." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 23, 2009
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Amusement (2008)

"While some mighty gruesome things happen and the milieu is certainly apt, it's more about what leads up to the murders than the actual killings themselves." ‐
Posted Jan 23, 2009

Bangkok Dangerous (1999)

"The movie, about a top-notch hitman who takes on an apprentice, starts off promisingly enough but winds up bleeding out about halfway through." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted Jan 9, 2009

Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death) (1947)

"A Matter of Life and Death / Age of Consent Michael Powell Collector's edition review." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted Jan 9, 2009

Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)

"It's Daniel Craig as I've never seen him, baring all in every conceivable way. Joe Scott isn't an easy individual to play, but [he] transcends his cardboard cutout characteristics." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted Nov 2, 2008

Mother of Tears: The Third Mother (2007)

"An extravaganza of eviscerations and extras!" ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2008

Child's Play (1988)

"The 20th Anniversary edition DVD is the one to get - it's a toybox full of brand new extras!" ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2008
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"All in all, Witchblade is a decent timewaster." ‐
Posted Jul 17, 2008

Doomsday (2008)

"Doomsday gives this tired genre a shot in the arm by playing it up with old school adoration." ‐
Posted Jul 13, 2008

The Ruins (2008)

"I can't help but recommend this DVD to all horror fans--whether you're like me and think it's entertaining in its overly-earnest approach, or if you really do find the premise scary, there is no denying it's a well crafted disc." ‐
Posted Jul 3, 2008

Vantage Point (2008)

"It's a lot like Memento meets 24... in a good way." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted Jun 28, 2008

Rambo (Rambo IV) (2008)

"The DVD extras are fully locked, loaded, poised and nocked with info on the weaponry, Stallone talking about the inspiration for the story and the struggle to make sure that Rambo had a redeeming quality or two, plus hints about a possible sequel." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted May 20, 2008

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

"Packed with calculated action, obvious one-liners, and pins and tumblers that fall magically into place at just the right moments, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets is a must-see for fans of the original." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted May 20, 2008
5/5 76%

I'm Not There (2007)

"A true art film stuffed with substance and subtext, I'm Not There is a rare and refreshing cinematic experience indeed." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted May 5, 2008
4/5 87%

The Orphanage (2007)

"Instantly adoptable." ‐
Posted Apr 16, 2008

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (AVP 2) (2007)

"There's also [in the add'l release material] an informative look at the Predator Homeworld, which is something never before seen in any of the previous franchise offerings." ‐
Posted Apr 15, 2008

Day of the Dead (2008)

"...what it lacks in suspense and tension, Day of the Dead more than makes up for in sheer zombie mayhem." ‐
Posted Apr 7, 2008

Southland Tales (2007)

"A [cool] futuristic ensemble scifi dramedy with a musical twist." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2008

Enchanted (2007)

"Enchanted manages to be a really cute comedy without being too cutesy." ‐ Buzzine Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2008