zBoneman Movie Reviews

zBoneman Movie Reviews is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s):
Rating Title/Year Author
The Saratov Approach (2013) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Seek it out. It's well worth it. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2014
A- American Gangster (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast The final moments of American Gangster are most unexpected. What ultimately becomes of Frank Lucas is extremely fascinating, though there's some controversy about the historical accuracy. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2008
C+ The Golden Compass (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast The spunky Dakota Blue Richards is wonderful in the lead. Her self confidence makes the adventure more tolerable than it might have otherwise been. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2008
B+ Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast John C. Reilly is an absolute riot as the clueless but lovable Cox. He and the rest of the cast play it dead straight right down the line and that is a big key to the film's overall success EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2008
D+ Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem plays like Team America: World Police only the humor here is unintentional and the performances are far more wooden. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2008
B I'm Not There (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast If you're going into this one hoping for the Dylan equivalent of Walk The Line or Ray, you're likely to be disappointed. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2008
A- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Johnny Depp is positively mesmerizing as Todd. Even though this character continuously commits horrific acts, Depp somehow manages to keep him sympathetic and in some respects, even likable. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2008
B+ The Orphanage (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast In the end, The Orphanage provides some of the biggest scares you're likely to see in a movie all year, but ultimately this is one of those clever movies that defies categorization. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2008
B- Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast With its themes of family and a humorous, if a tad obvious, stab at the recording industry, the harmless Alvin and the Chipmunks is a fun time for the whole family. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2008
B I Am Legend (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Between a soulful Smith, the compelling first hour of this end of the world epic, and the kick ass Dark Knight trailer that preceded the film, I was won over by the experience as a whole. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2008
B Atonement (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Atonement is one of the most praised films of the year, but if you ask me, it's somewhat overpraised - it never quite reaches the emotional heft it aspires to. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2008
C- National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Throughout the first act of the film I thought I'd possibly injured an occular muscle by the sheer number of times I rolled my eyes. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2008
B+ Juno (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Ellen Page is a revelation in the lead. She had already won me over with her stunning work in Hard Candy, but Juno will be a bigger stepping stone for her. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2008
B+ Cloverfield (2008) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast For my money this isn't the second coming of the classic monster movie, but it is an incredibly entertaining roller coaster ride. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2008
A- Gone Baby Gone (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast This is one challenging movie experience. And it's great to see Ben Affleck back at the top of his game. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
C- The Heartbreak Kid (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast A few of the laughs work, but most fall flat. What's most disheartening is that the thing most lacking in this insipid remake (which the Farrelly's usually bring in spades is heart and charm. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
B 30 Days of Night (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast 30 Days of Night delivers the goods more often than not. It's creepy and atmospheric and clearly fashioned by a fan of the genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
B- Michael Clayton (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast What I like most about the movie is that we're never quite sure what kind of person Clayton really is until the very end of the picture. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
C- Saw IV (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Saw IV was in such an apparent rush to make its Halloween deadline, that the story suffered more than any of the film's numerous victims. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
B- Across the Universe (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Across the Universe puts the viewer in a dreamlike state. This isn't a great movie, but it's certainly an interesting (and innovative) one. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
C+ The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast The thirteen minute mini movie is edgy, sweet, and sexy, and it actually moved me more than the film that inspired it. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
B+ Into the Wild (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Into the Wild is uneasy at times, but it's haunting and poetic, and I can't wait to see it again. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
B Lions for Lambs (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast You'd expect a film like this to be extremely heavy handed. Like March it goes out like a lamb. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
B+ Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast What's really special about this film is the genuine love and affection on display throughout. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
B- Bee Movie (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Bee Movie isn't without its charm. Jerry Seinfeld is a lot of fun here, and chances are his involvement alone will be enough to win over audiences. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
B The Mist (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast The Mist isn't exactly the feel good movie of the holiday season, but it is further proof that Darabont and King make a great team. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
C- Fred Claus (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast If anyone can explain to me Santa's aging process and how Fred fits into it, I'm all ears. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
B- Enchanted (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast The film works for much of it's running time thanks to a game Amy Adams. This wonderful actress sells the majority of the proceedings with flying colors. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
B Beowulf (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast It's exciting, funny, and surprisingly sexy, and if you have the opportunity to experience it in Imax 3-D, that's certainly the way to go. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
C- Awake (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast At its heart, Awake is an overstuffed thriller that doesn't know when to quit. It has elements of Coma, Vanilla Sky, and Malice, but none of the class. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
B () Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Documentaries like Lost in La Mancha and the entertaining if a trifle sad Wrath of Gods make me wonder how any film ever gets completed. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2007
B Balls of Fury (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast If you're looking for an inventive, intelligent comedy go see Knocked Up again. If you're looking for a laugh a minute, check-your-brain-at-the-door good time - Balls of Fury will do. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
C+ Sunshine (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Ultimately, Sunshine is tripped up by strange, spiritual undertones and a 'misguided climax.' (I had a misguided climax once and I almost put out my wife's good eye). EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
B- Shoot 'Em Up (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast The fun of the film is the pure pleasure of watching Owen come up with creative ways to extricate himself from seemingly hopeless jams long enough to run headlong into another. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
B Stardust (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Stardust is somewhat uneven and I expected a bit more from the ending, but it's still a visual stunner with wonderful special effects and a little something for everyone.everyone EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
C Underdog (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast They certainly went after the youngsters here, which surprised me a bit because the cartoon was akin to Rocky and Bullwinkle which appealed more to adults. than Jr. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
C- The Invasion (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Fearing an Invasion of her star territory by the ruggedly handsome Bondsman, Kidman has Craig relegated to extra status. In a different era he might have been thrown to the lions. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
B The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Greengrass takes his time setting up spectacular action sequences that most other film makers would generally dispatch in a boring five minutes. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
D September Dawn (2006) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast It shoots itself in the foot early on and hobbles painfully to it's lame conclusion. Seriously folks, there is no reason to be offended by a film this stupid. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
B- Hatchet (2006) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Hatchet not only seems to be a throwback to 80's slasher horror, it feels like a product of that time. And that's exactly what writer/director Adam Green wanted. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
B Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast The film isn't as scary as I hoped it would be, but it is extremely creative in the way that it winks at slasher films of the past before ultimately becoming one itself. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
C Halloween (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast I wish Zombie would have just gotten rid of the Shatner mask and changed the name of the flick so this would have played as an original effort - that would have been far preferable. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
B Return With Honor: A Missionary Homecoming (2006) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Overall the film is very well executed, the narrative is clever and packs a universally sound message that will ring clear for people of all age groups and religious backgrounds. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
C The Brave One (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast What starts off as a kind of morality play, quickly turns into a processed crowd pleaser which would be fine if the movie knew what it really wanted to be. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
A- 3:10 to Yuma (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Bale delivers a quiet but masterful performance while Crowe chews scenery as the heavy. It is Ben Foster, however, who steals the show as Crowe's guard dog of a right hand man. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
B The Kingdom (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast The final half hour of this picture is like a fusion of the heist sequence in Heat and the blockade chase in Clear and Present Danger. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
B- Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Tone, production and action outweigh the ridiculous to make for an enjoyable popcorn pusher. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
B+ In the Valley of Elah (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Forget about Haggis' politics - Jones turns in one of the more brilliantly layered performances of his career and Theron is very good in support. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
C The Game Plan (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast The Rock and Disney Cook up a formulaic recipe that smells only marginally better than the Pacifier. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
D Captivity (2007) Kevin Jones & Adam Mast Unlike Saw and Hostel, there is no sense of style or trickery at play in Captivity. There's a hint that there might be a twist or a reveal, EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2007