Category: Movie Review

Dimitri shares his thoughts on the new movies opening in theatres as well as new DVD releases, long forgotten classics, and hidden gems from the vault.

Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Super-hero movies have come a long way in the last decade. For proof, you need only compare 2002’s Spider-Man with its notional remake, The Amazing…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.5

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Back in 2012, I was disheartened to find the critical community united in its disdain for The Amazing Spider-Man. As reviewers from the four corners…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 1.0

The Apparition (2012)

I usually try to avoid trailers before seeing a movie for fear that they might spoil important plot details or gear my expectations the wrong…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

The Avengers (2012)

Much will be made of the challenges involved in uniting six super-heroes from five different movies, but it strikes me most of the heavy lifting…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

The Awakening (2011)

I have found that people who say they don’t like scary movies often mean they don’t like slashers. Born of the exploitation fad in the…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.5

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

When the bigwigs at Universal Studios announced they were continuing the Bourne series without Matt Damon or, in fact, Jason Bourne, most fans wondered whether…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 1.0

The Box (2009)

Based on the short story “Button, Button” by Richard Matheson, or rather the famous Twilight Zone episode adapted from it, Richard Kelly’s The Box presents…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

As a proud horror fan, I’ve been less than enthused at the prospect of a scary movie produced, co-written, and, for all intents and purposes,…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

The Call (2013)

When people refer to Hollywood as a dream factory, they typically think of the more overt flights of fancy in which movies trade, be it…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

The Collection (2012)

Horror sequels are an odd breed. Rather than build on the story established in the first film, they tend to simply reenact it with a…

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