Tom has written 13 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2019.

  • The Santa Clause 2

    The Santa Clause 2

    ★★★

    A decent sequel despite all the weird shit going on.

  • Call Me Claus

    Call Me Claus

    ★★★

    First Christmas film of the year. 

    Pretty decent for something I'd never even heard of before.

  • Brightburn

    Brightburn

    ★★★

    The premise is great, the performances are decent and there is some proper gore.
    It is good but it's clearly got potential to be a lot better. I can't put my finger on the problems but it's just lacking that special something to make it truly memorable.

  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

    Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

    ★★★

    I like all the main 4 but it's not the best film/performance for any of them. The comedy is hit and miss but overall a pretty decent one time watch.

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods

    ★★★

    Tried before. Got bored. 
    Today was my 3rd attempt. Finally finished it. Weird film. Still don't know if I really like it or not.

  • 10 to Midnight

    10 to Midnight

    ★★★

    First time I've ever seen a Police drama/slasher I think. Certainly not lacking in shock value.

  • The Meg

    The Meg

    ★★★

    Takes a while to get going and has some rubbish dialogue. In the end though, the action is decent and the scenery is nice. It's Jason Statham vs a massive shark, I got what I signed up for.

  • The Happytime Murders

    The Happytime Murders

    ★★★

    Has its moments and at only 80 minutes it doesn't overstay it's welcome or become repetitive. It's stupid and some jokes don't land at all but I laughed a few times, same as with Sausage Party. Don't hate me.

  • Daylight

    Daylight

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Pretty good disaster film. The effects have held up well, the first 20-30 minutes which set up the film are superb. It does drag quite a bit as it goes on though and the characters constantly arguing and shouting gets a bit tiresome. I only really cared about the dog anyway so I'm glad he survived.

  • Braven

    Braven

    ★★★

    A simple film that does what you expect. Jason Momoa is a good lead and the kills don't hold back with the gore. Overall a good film but nothing spectacular to make it truly memorable or worth a revisit.

  • Here Comes the Boom

    Here Comes the Boom

    ★★★

    A predictable film but it had heart and was quite amusing. A nice easy going film.

  • Mile 22

    Mile 22

    ★★★

    Thought the action/fight scenes were very well done. It's a bit rough overall though, the dialogue and editing made everything feel like I was watching it on fast forward so that made an already complicated plot even more difficult to follow. 

    Not the best Wahlberg/Berg film but a pretty solid action film despite some frustrating elements. 

    2018 Ranked