BDK Reviews

BDK 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): Kevin McCarthy
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) Kevin McCarthy The flick improves upon the second films' problems, but doesn't live up to the fresh vibe of the original. I still jumped out of my seat and screamed like a little girl! EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2011
2.5/5 The Thing (2011) Kevin McCarthy It's sad that in 2011, CGI transformation effects pale in comparison to the brilliant creature make-up effects of John Carpenter's 1982 masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2011
2.5/5 The Big Year (2011) Kevin McCarthy How can a movie with these great actors/comedians be so unfunny? EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2011
3/5 Footloose (2011) Kevin McCarthy Barely fresh considering director Craig Brewer essentially made a carbon copy of the original film just with less chemistry and a leading actor who sounded like Mark Whalberg! EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2011
1/5 The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) Kevin McCarthy Imagine the most vile, disturbing, disgusting, atrocious, violent, appalling, sick, twisted, sadistic, horrifying, lifeless, vomit-inducing thing you can think of. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2011
3/5 Real Steel (2011) Kevin McCarthy Oddly enough, I was more emotionally connected to Atom the robot than I was to any human characters. The film is a perfect example of mediocre mindless fun! EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2011
4.5/5 The Ides of March (2011) Kevin McCarthy The Ides of March is a masterfully written film with rapid-fire dialogue that has the intensity of a one-hundred minute action sequence. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2011
2.5/5 Killer Elite (2011) Kevin McCarthy While the film has decent action sequences, the film is overly convoluted and very hard to follow at times. Wait for the rental! EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2011
3/5 Dolphin Tale (2011) Kevin McCarthy The overall story is better than the actual film. You can tell where Hollywood stepped in and fictionalized aspects of the story. It's still very inspirational and fun! EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2011
0/5 Abduction (2011) Kevin McCarthy One of the worst films of 2011. The script and editing are so horrific that it made Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina, two great actors, look bad. Stay far away! EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2011
4/5 Moneyball (2011) Kevin McCarthy It's hard not to be romantic about this film! EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2011
5/5 Drive (2011) Kevin McCarthy A modern day masterpiece. I wish I could go back and watch it for the first time all over again. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2011
4.5/5 Warrior (2011) Kevin McCarthy I cried three times! While a bit manipulative, I found myself emotionally invested in every character to the point where I could almost feel the punches! EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2011
4/5 Contagion (2011) Kevin McCarthy Thanks to Contagion, I used a paper towel to open a bathroom door the other day and now I'm washing my hands more often. One of the scariest movies in years! EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2011
3.5/5 Apollo 18 (2011) Kevin McCarthy Apollo 18 is a surprisingly intense, innovative and well-directed flick that made me jump out of my seat more than a few times! EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2011
3.5/5 Final Destination 5 (2011) Kevin McCarthy Stay away from all reviews/spoilers of this film, including mine, until you have seen it for yourself. If you're a fan of the series, you will not be disappointed. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2011
4.5/5 The Help (2011) Kevin McCarthy A rare and important film where every single performance stands out. The film finds a perfect balance between telling a tough story and keeping it very entertaining! EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2011
2.5/5 The Devil's Double (2011) Kevin McCarthy It's sad that the film could not live up to Dominic Cooper's epic performance(s). The flick had such a made-for-TV feel containing massive plot holes and a cheesy romance. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2011
4/5 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) Kevin McCarthy A terrifyingly shocking ground-breaking piece of cinema with great heart and action. Somebody please give Andy Serkis an Academy Award! EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2011
4.5/5 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) Kevin McCarthy Crazy, Stupid, Love is one of the more refreshingly original romantic comedies containing a beautiful script that is unpredictable, funny and dramatic. I love this film! EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2011
1.5/5 The Smurfs (2011) Kevin McCarthy The Smurfs is uncomfortably cheesy and predictable. Kids truly deserve better films than this! The only redeeming quality was the performance from Hank Azaria. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2011
2.5/5 Cowboys & Aliens (2011) Kevin McCarthy Underwhelming and disappointing. With five screenwriters, the film lacked substance and connection to the characters which made the decent action scenes appear worthless. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2011
3.5 Friends With Benefits (2011) Kevin McCarthy The film has a great emotional core amongst the raunchy sequences. The problem is that the film becomes the cheesy romantic comedy that it makes fun of for the first hour. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2011
3/5 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Kevin McCarthy The flick's action sequences and cinematography save the film from the awful pacing and cheesy romance. The real star is the shield! Stay away from the post-converted 3D. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2011
4/5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Kevin McCarthy As a standalone film, it delivers intense and engaging action. Though, I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by the final battle sequence we have waited ten years to see. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2011
4/5 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) Kevin McCarthy Bay has mastered and improved upon Cameron's technology to create a mind-blowing, nerd-tear shedding, action experience that is finally worth seeing in 3D! EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2011
1/5 Green Lantern (2011) Kevin McCarthy Green Lantern is lifeless, lacks emotional connection, charisma, good special effects, a flowing story-line and everything else that makes a movie entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2011
5/5 Super 8 (2011) Kevin McCarthy A mind-blowing masterpiece. The films works perfectly on both an emotional and suspenseful level. Every aesthetic from Giacchino's score to Abrams' use of lens flares was epic! EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2011
4/5 X-Men: First Class (2011) Kevin McCarthy Nerd tears came streaming down my face everytime Michael Fassbender took the screen for his epic performance. Entertaining, fun, action-packed and thankfully not in 3D! EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2011
2/5 The Hangover Part II (2011) Kevin McCarthy You already paid for and saw this film two years ago. Though, the version you saw then was a thousand times better. Beyond disappointing! EDIT
Posted May 25, 2011
4.5/5 Thor (2011) Kevin McCarthy Masterfully directed by Branagh, Thor delivers a Shakespearian-esque superhero flick with epic action, performances & emotions making it the strongest Marvel film to date. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2011
4/5 Fast Five (2011) Kevin McCarthy Easily the best film in the series! If you can turn your brain off and not be too persnickety about dialogue and acting, you will be blown-away by the action! EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2011
4/5 Water for Elephants (2011) Kevin McCarthy Water for Elephants is a beautiful and captivating film that you will never forget! Robert Pattinson delivers a magnificent performance alongside Witherspoon and Waltz! EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2011
3/5 Scream 4 (2011) Kevin McCarthy Scream 4 has the perfect opening and then slowly declines to a slightly above average slasher flick. It could have used more scares and less self-aware satire shtick. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2011
1.5/5 Your Highness (2011) Kevin McCarthy Your Highness is painfully bad! EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2011
2.5/5 Arthur (2011) Kevin McCarthy Did Arthur need to be remade? The short answer is no but Brand does bring an entertaining charisma to a rather dull and average script. Catch a matinee! EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2011
4.5/5 Hanna (2011) Kevin McCarthy Bad-A**! EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2011
4.5 Source Code (2011) Kevin McCarthy You know a movie is amazing when you don't want to get up to use the restroom in fear that you'll miss a single frame. I just wish it ended five minutes earlier. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2011
2/5 Red Riding Hood (2011) Kevin McCarthy Red Riding Hood is basically a beautifully photographed episode of 'Days of Our Lives.' The script is laughably bad. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2011
2.5/5 Battle: Los Angeles (2011) Kevin McCarthy Whoever cut together the epic first trailer for Battle:LA deserves an Academy Award. There is a reason why we hear no dialogue in that trailer... EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2011
4/5 Rango (2011) Kevin McCarthy Anytime you have a rattlesnake attached to a machine gun and voiced by Bill Nighy, you can sign me up. Cleverly written, not for kids and not in 3D. Go see it. Now. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2011
5/5 The Adjustment Bureau (2011) Kevin McCarthy While the film's source material dates back to 1954, it is still one of the more original, though-provoking and down-right entertaining films to hit the big screen in years. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2011
2.5/5 I Am Number Four (2011) Kevin McCarthy The flick should be called I Am Number Six because Teresa Palmer steals the show with minimum screen time. I wish the movie was as good as the last twenty minutes. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2011
4/5 Unknown (2011) Kevin McCarthy There is a car chase sequence in Unknown that is so awesome, even Steve McQueen would be impressed. Liam Neeson needs to play these types of roles from now on! EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2011
3.5/5 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) Kevin McCarthy Never Say Never is a legit documentary made for the fans and the haters. I dare anyone to watch this movie and tell me they weren't inspired. The 3D was fantastic! EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2011
2.5 The Rite (2011) Kevin McCarthy The Rite is just another exorcism film that will be forgotten in a long line of films that have followed The Exorcist. Look out for Colin O'Donoghue though! EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2011
2.5 The Mechanic (2011) Kevin McCarthy There is a line of dialogue said by Tony Goldwyn's character that is worth the entire price of admission! Other than that, the rest of the film is mediocre at best. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2011
0/5 Little Fockers (2010) Kevin McCarthy Easily one of the worst films of the year. What a waste of time and talent! EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2010
4.5/5 True Grit (2010) Kevin McCarthy Beautifully executed on all levels including Deakins' stunning cinematography, Burwell's emotional score, the Coen's perfect direction and Bridges/Steinfeld's epic performances. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2010
4.5/5 The King's Speech (2010) Kevin McCarthy The King's Speech contains brilliant cinematography, acting and direction. The flick was as exciting as 3D action-adventure! Give Firth the Oscar! EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2010