Author Archives: Matt Donato

About Matt Donato

I love all things film. I'll watch any genre, any actor, at any time. This whole film critic thing is a passionate hobby for now which I'm balancing with working in the business world, but hey, someday, who knows?

The Expendables 2

Director: Simon West Notable Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Nan Yu Rating: R Review:  Longest.  Casting.  List.  Ever.  Jeez, I think … Continue reading

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NNWIJ: Don’t Go Into The Woods (2012)

Director: Vincent D’Onofrio Notable Cast: Matt Sbeglia, Jorgen Jorgensen, Soomin Lee, Casey Smith Rating: R Review:  Well we certainly don’t get a plethora of musical slashers films (or smasher films as I should call this one), but actor Vincent D’Onofrio has decided to give … Continue reading

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NNWIJ: Deep Red (1975)

Director: Dario Argento Notable Cast:  David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia Rating: R Review:  Ok, I know I’m about to commit horror fan blasphemy, but after watching Dario Argento’s Suspiria, the word “underwhelmed” rolled off my tongue.  I know, I … Continue reading

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Ted

Director: Seth MacFarlane Notable Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi, Patrick Stewart Rating: R Review:  Seth MacFarlane’s big screen debut was only a matter of time, but the question at least on this critic’s mind … Continue reading

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NNWIJ: Cold Fish (2010)

Director: Shion Sono Notable Cast: Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Asuka Kurosawa, Denden Rating: R Review:  Dude, Japanese cinema is some crazy stuff but man can they command a story infused with demented fun despite running over two hours.  Cold Fish delves into … Continue reading

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NNWIJ: Atrocious (2010)

Director: Fernando Barreda Luna Notable Cast: Cristian Valencia, Clara Moraleda, Chus Pereiro Rating: R Review: 2011’s answer to cult hit Paranormal Activity?  Now THAT’S Atrocious.  See what I did there?  C’mon Bloody Disgusting Selects, you’re better than this.  One of … Continue reading

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NNWIJ: Battle Royale (2000)

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Notable Cast: Takeshi Kitano, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda Rating: UR Review:  Took long enough for Kinji Fukasaku’s hauntingly engrossing “fight to the death” picture to be freely distributed in the US.  Of course, I did whatever I could years ago to get … Continue reading

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Men In Black 3

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld Notable Cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alice Eve, Bill Hader, Will Arnett Rating: PG-13 Review:  Another year, another month, another week, another un-original remake/reboot/unnecessary sequel cash-in.  So here again, ten years … Continue reading

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Monster Brawl

Director: Jesse T. Cook Notable Cast: Dave Foley, Art Hindle, Lance Henriksen, Jimmy Hart, Kevin Nash, Robert Maillet, Herb Dean Rating: UR Review:  Holy mother of the horror gods sent to deliver us from B-Movie heaven, a fake wresting tournament … Continue reading

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Jeff Who Lives At Home

Director: Jay Duplass/Mark Duplass Notable Cast: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer, Rae Dawn Chong, Steve Zissis Rating: R Review:  Championing the “Mumblecore” movement are the Duplass brothers,  striking awkwardly again with Jeff Who Lives At Home.  But … Continue reading

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