VitalThrills.com

VitalThrills.com is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Alan Cerny, Jenna Busch, Joshua Starnes, Sarah Musnicky
Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Alan Cerny If you enjoyed Zombieland, you'll enjoy Zombieland: Double Tap. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
10/10 Parasite (2019) Alan Cerny Bong Joon-ho's Parasite is a masterpiece, and essential viewing for our times. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2019
9.5/10 Knives Out (2019) Alan Cerny Rian Johnson's Knives Out is an engine of perfect entertainment. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
7/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Joshua Starnes The recent ending of the Infinity saga and everything that went with is so large that Far From Home is more of a statement on that than anything else, leaving its main character to tag a long after his class and after his story. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
4/10 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Joshua Starnes Beyond a delight in mood, there's no attempt to do anything with Annabelle that hasn't been done in the earlier films, and frequently quite a bit less. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
5/10 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Joshua Starnes Dora and the Lost City of Gold is not edgy, is not funny enough and does not seem to be really about Dora. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
7/10 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Joshua Starnes Sure it's lighter than air, and will evaporate quickly, but if that's not the definition of the Hollywood action movie, what is? EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
7/10 Downton Abbey (2019) Joshua Starnes Because this is always what Downton was, love it or lump it. And so it is what Downton still is. Continuation. Repetition. Encapsulation. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
7/10 Ad Astra (2019) Joshua Starnes It's not going to set the world on fire or produce the sort of startling character insights it seems to be aiming for, but it's not quite settling for the same thing, either. That's not nothing. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
6 out of 10 The Lighthouse (2019) Alan Cerny While THE LIGHTHOUSE is full of atmosphere, Robert Eggers fails to fill that atmosphere with a compelling story. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
9.5 out of 10 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Alan Cerny Eddie Murphy's best performance. A joy. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
8 out of 10 Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Alan Cerny For Alien fans, Memory: The Origins of Alien is a must see, and can be placed right on the shelf next to J.W. Rinzler's book and Charles de Lauzirika's documentary. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
9 out of 10 Synchronic (2019) Alan Cerny This is a fantastic science fiction film, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's best, and I can't wait to see what they do next. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
8.5 out of 10 Color Out of Space (2010) Alan Cerny Richard Stanley's Color Out Of Space is the best H.P. Lovecraft adaptation to date. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
9 out of 10 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Alan Cerny Jojo Rabbit shows us that kindness and empathy can be revolutionary acts, and Taika Waititi shouts it from the rooftops for all to hear. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
9/10 Aladdin (2019) Sarah Musnicky Arguably Disney's best live-action adaptation to date. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
7/10 Dumbo (2019) Sarah Musnicky While the human characters get lost in the background say for a rare few, the character Dumbo is the main focus and is guaranteed to steal your heart and make you cry. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
5/10 Then Came You (2018) Sarah Musnicky There should have been a more surprising plot. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
5/10 Glass (2019) Sarah Musnicky On its own, Glass isn't a well-rounded standalone film. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
6/10 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Sarah Musnicky A film that has its upsides as well as its downsides. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
6 out of 10 It: Chapter Two (2019) Alan Cerny IT CHAPTER TWO is clunky, too long, and not as scary as it could have been, but when it hits, it really hits. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
10/10 Joker (2019) Jenna Busch "Joaquin Phoenix is astounding as Arthur Fleck/Joker...I think this is going to be a definitive part of Joker canon." EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019
8/10 Stuber (2019) Alan Cerny Stuber is a blast. We need more summer movies like this. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
6.5/10 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Alan Cerny Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino at his most comfortable, and that's not always a good thing. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
7.5/10 Midsommar (2019) Alan Cerny While Midsommar doesn't hit the highs of Ari Aster's previous film, it is still a journey worth taking. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
7/10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Sarah Musnicky This film serves as a proper gateway for kids and adolescents to the horror genre while smoothly incorporating the original stories from the books into the overall plotline. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
7/10 Ready or Not (2019) Jenna Busch "I was pleasantly surprised by the humor, and the absolute powerhouse performance by Weaving." EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
9/10 The Lion King (2019) Jenna Busch There are moments where I felt like I was watching a nature special. There were other moments when I was mesmerized by the way the lion's feet move. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
5/10 Child's Play (2019) Sarah Musnicky While Child's Play successfully explores new relationship dynamics between Andy and Chucky, the plot itself weighs down what could be a fresh reboot. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
9/10 Toy Story 4 (2019) Sarah Musnicky Toy Story 4 ended up being a pleasant surprise, with a story that explores searching for meaning in life and the self-discovery that happens along the way. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
8.5/10 Shazam! (2019) Jenna Busch Shazam!... brings a different level of joy to superhero films. It also reminds us of a time when we believed that anything was possible. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019