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Rating Title/Year Author
8/10 Crawl (2019) Matt Donato Crawl is a sensationally thrilling aquatic nightmare filled with carnage, bubbling chaos, and all the creature-feature intensity that makes this the summer's must-see horror event. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
Lake Placid (1999) Matt Donato With a pretty decent cast including Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson, and Betty White, Lake Placid is a goofy time-waster with some serious bite that's entirely more fun than it should be. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
8/10 Midsommar (2019) Luke Parker Ari Aster continues on as filmmaking's ringleader of grief in Midsommar, an unsettling, often shocking portrayal of cultic life that's rich with both ambition and beauty. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
6/10 Yesterday (2019) Luke Parker Yesterday's lackluster, underwritten script both births its golden egg concept, and also restrains it from ever reaching the next level of sophistication or interest. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
7/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Matt Donato Spider-Man: Far From Home is the upbeat teenage "road trip" comedy antidote to post-Endgame doom and gloom that Marvel fans deserve. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
3.5/5 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Matt Donato Annabelle Comes Home punches your ticket for horror excitement as an amusement park funhouse would, delivering a rotating cast of evil spirits who're all welcome additions to the extensive 'Conjurverse' monster roster. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
3.5/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Luke Parker Toy Story 4 is as mediocre a Toy Story movie as there is and probably can be, but it also marks another unbelievable triumph at Pixar in their never-ending quest to realize the imagination. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
2.5/5 Child's Play (2019) Matt Donato Your enjoyment of Child's Play will depend on if "Chucky 2.0" is funny enough for your horror comedy tastes, because without investment in Kaslan's "Buddi," there's not much to appreciate beyond a few gnarly slasher deaths. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
4/10 Men in Black: International (2019) Mike Lee Twenty-two years later, Men in Black: International does its best to keep up with the spirit of the original film, but it stumbles nearly every step of the way. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2019
3/5 Shaft (2019) Luke Parker Story's action scenes are well-crafted, and convincingly reprises the 70-year-old Jackson, whose boisterous personality brings an unaltered authority to every one of his roles, as one of Hollywood's baddest mother- shut yo' mouth! EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Matt Donato Dark Phoenix takes arguably the most heavily thematic X-Men comic arc and delivers the most dully procedural, chopped-to-bits cinematic franchise entry in Fox's mutant canon. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
1.5/5 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Matt Donato The Dead Don't Die is a procedurally bland zomcom with little genre personality, playing as if Jarmusch invents a subgenre horror fans haven't been watching for decades. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
3.5/5 Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019) Eric Joseph For my money, the best thing this movie has going for it is its action scenes. I swear on a stack of vintage issues of Detective Comics that the choreography is something to behold. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Matt Donato Mindless ruminations on humanity's egotistical planetary abuse paired with Godzilla's pay-per-view worthy face-offs? As a lover of triumphant Titan warfare, that'll do. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 Rocketman (2019) Luke Parker It so often achieves in exhibiting Elton's fantasy that any doubt of fan approval can be put to rest, even if the legend's story gets lost within his own sparkling glamor. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
2.5/5 Ma (2019) Matt Donato Ma's spiked YA horror punch tastes of price-slashed subplot distilling versus premium neatness fit for Octavia Spencer's rockily shaken presence. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
8/10 Booksmart (2019) Luke Parker Olivia Wilde's directorial debut bursts outward with neon electricity, encompassing, even if overcooking, the teenage tropes levied by similar films of the past, while also staying deeply rooted in the here and now. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
4/10 Aladdin (2019) Mike Lee Guy Ritchie fails to mesh his own style with that of the hand-drawn classic, resulting in an Aladdin remake that's an exquisite corpse of CGI nonsense. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/5 Found (2012) Matt Donato Found. is a collision of desensitized youths, pure evil, brotherly bonds and one twisted killer's tale that's as consciously validated as it is horrifyingly destructive. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/5 Brightburn (2019) Matt Donato Brightburn doesn't ask if you want blood, but you've damn-well got it in this nastily gruesome superhero hack-n-slash. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
6/10 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Mike Lee As far as introducing us to the live-action world of Pokémon, Detective Pikachu is a critical hit. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
6/10 Charlie Says (2018) Luke Parker Charlie Says may not reach deep enough into the horrors that birthed the Manson Family, but as an exhibit of pathetically prophetic garble used to dehumanize and control women, it's attentive and provocative. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
8/10 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Matt Donato John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum features the same cyclical franchise storytelling, but as executed thus far, further evolves action with newfound freshness and invigoration that ensures John Wick is Hollywood's most reliable action star. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
6/10 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Luke Parker Extremely Wicked wobbles between its two best, but unfortunately, contrasting features: Efron's eerily seductive performance, and the psychological experience of loving a camouflaged monster. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
8/10 () Matt Donato Something Else promises monsters but delivers more demons of the human experience variety, as this sweet and sincere creature feature is far more romantically heartfelt than expected. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
7/10 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Luke Parker With an experimental narrative for its genre, Avengers: Endgame may have its faults, but it'll surely keep the super fans satisfied, and those who may not be so interested on their toes. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
8/10 Justice League vs the Fatal Five (2019) Eric Joseph Not only is Justice League vs. The Fatal Five a wonderful addition to the DC animated library, but it's probably the most I've enjoyed a film featuring these heroes since Crisis on Two Earths. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
4/10 Hellboy (2019) Matt Donato Hellboy feels editorially chopped to bits, tonally disjointed and created from clashing perspectives that make for the type of "dark, gritty" reboot that misunderstands why certain "dark, gritty" reboots end up working. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/10 Dumbo (2019) Luke Parker Coupled with an uninvited human story at its forefront, Burton's chilling style makes Dumbo nearly unrecognizable. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
8/10 Shazam! (2019) Matt Donato "Shazam!" is the magic word as far as DCU establishment is concerned, as David Sandberg proves WB's superhero slate can be hilarious, heartfelt *and* pack an electrified blast of action all at the same time. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2019
7/10 Depraved (2019) Matt Donato Depraved hits empathetic highs as his creature learns harsh realities about humanity under a New York City haze, while the passion for the material is always evident. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
8/10 Pet Sematary (2019) Matt Donato Pet Sematary is proficiently tense, dashingly macabre and soaked in nightmarish tones that thrive on audience screams. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
5/10 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Matt Donato The Curse of La Llorona tries to replicate the best of the Conjurverse but follows the most basic horror blueprints and without particular excitement. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
6/10 Adopt a Highway (2019) Luke Parker Logan Marshall-Green's tale of self-discovery is made rich by little other than the equally, but intentionally unsure performance by Ethan Hawke. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
8/10 Little Monsters (2019) Matt Donato Little Monsters is a must-see horror comedy that proves Lupita Nyong'o should be starring in far more horror movies than she's been offered at this point. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
7/10 The Highwaymen (2019) Luke Parker Though The Highwaymen makes sure it tells the right story about Bonnie and Clyde, it doesn't win the argument that it tells the better one. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
9/10 () Luke Parker Thom Zimny's chronicle of the Man in Black works as a revealing and compelling life story, but more importantly as a testament to the power and longevity of standing by your voice. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
7/10 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Luke Parker Logic is sometimes sacrificed in the name of friendship in The Peanut Butter Falcon, an American odyssey with a welcomed retro feel and a good heart where its lead duo can romp in cheery harmony. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
8/10 () Luke Parker Dripping with all the right bits of adolescent nonsense, Boyz In The Wood is a perfectly daft tale of companionship, and a magnificent achievement for first-time director Ninian Doff and his cast of Boyz. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
7/10 Us (2019) Matt Donato Us is a volatile, vicious, and boldly expressive horror movie of the loudest volume, proving Jordan Peele to be one of the most invigorating filmmakers in today's genre scene. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
3/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Matt Donato Samuel L. Jackson, Goose, Lashana Lynch and Ben Mendelsohn frequently meet performance challenges to remind us that Marvel's heart still beats steady and strong... EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
7/10 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Matt Donato Happy Death Day 2U is a more ambitious, more entertaining - albeit less horror powered - time-warp sequel that proves Jessica Rothe's blinding talent no matter what dimension she's in. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
7/10 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Luke Parker The LEGO Movie 2 won't have to sweat bricks in order to amuse audiences of all ages, but the older ones will probably be disappointed in this film's not so awesome tendency to follow instructions. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/10 The Amityville Murders (2018) Matt Donato The Amityville Murders wastes historical reverence on a paint-by-numbers ghost story that relies too heavily on eyesore animated effects. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
7/10 The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) Eric Joseph The DC Universe line of animated films does it again with Reign of the Supermen, a worthy followup to The Death of Superman that finally adapts the classic storyline featuring Superboy, Steel and others. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
2/10 Replicas (2018) Luke Parker Replicas lacks vigor in its plot, intelligence in its science, depth in its ethics, and humanity all around. It's a disaster. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/10 Escape Room (2019) Luke Parker There's just enough cleverness in Escape Room to enjoy that this bad-horror-movie experience becomes more discouraging than droll. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
9/10 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Luke Parker There isn't a moment in Mary Poppins Returns that I would put above the 1964 classic, but there also isn't one worth throwing away in this magical, if formulaic production. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
5/10 The Mule (2018) Luke Parker Poorly written and with hardly any thrills, The Mule disappointingly depends on the amiability of Eastwood's character, whose extreme social ineptness is far beyond the redeeming powers of star power. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/10 Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) Matt Donato Once Upon A Deadpool supports the worthiest of causes, but "PG-13 Deadpool 2" is a much duller, hacked-up sequel than this year's *already inflated* R-rated release. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018