Fanboys of the Universe
Fanboys of the Universe is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Johnny Gayzmonic
This is a slasher film that autopsies itself before the audience's eyes to show not only what makes it tick but to show what makes US tick.
Posted Jan 14, 2022
The 355 (2022)
This is a film that delivers the package with fire and flair...as long as you don't mind a few scorch marks or cracks on it when it arrives.
Posted Jan 7, 2022
The Matrix Resurrections (2021)
Despite all the elements that work - and several of them work very, very well - the thing connecting all those elements is a confused, self-centered narrative.
Posted Dec 23, 2021
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
This could only come about by carefully archiving, arranging, and remixing 20 years of superhero film history across multiple timelines, directors, and franchises.
Posted Dec 17, 2021
House of Gucci (2021)
Let's be clear about one thing when it comes to House of Gucci: this is Gaga's show, and the rest of us are just supporting players in it.
Posted Nov 24, 2021
Although it's ultimately enjoyable, a film this epic shouldn't feel like just another step in the MCU timeline.
Posted Nov 5, 2021
It cannot be stressed enough about what a gorgeous, humanistic film Villeneuve has crafted...a film that might be hard to step into but quickly becomes impossible to leave.
Posted Oct 22, 2021
Halloween Kills (2021)
A lore-heavy, fan-servicing stepping stone between the first film and the next. Any narrative trajectory that might exist ends up as mutilated as Michael Myers' victims.
Posted Oct 15, 2021
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)
There's almost no humanity to this film; it's all product. It's action figures in motion, a kind of rushed, shallow superhero film that we might have seen in the late 90s.
Posted Oct 1, 2021
One thing Malignant is not is predictable, and thank the cinematic gods for that. Wan has created a gripping, entertaining, piece of pure giallo camp.
Posted Sep 11, 2021
More so than his fists and fights...Shang-Chi is defined by the struggles of the heart, and that's often a much more interesting battle than any supervillain scheme.
Posted Sep 3, 2021
The cast deserved better, the audience certainly deserves better, and maybe we should just take the film's own advice and forget we ever saw it.
Posted Aug 31, 2021
The Suicide Squad (2021)
This is FUN. Yes, with all capital letters, because I really need to get that point across...it's the film the original Suicide Squad was trying to be. And I'm here for it.
Posted Aug 6, 2021
Jungle Cruise (2021)
Is it a good time with a good crew? Well, it might not be the most wild ride in the world, but it's definitely worth the ticket.
Posted Jul 31, 2021
Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)
Like all sweet treats, Gunpowder Milkshake might not be the most nutritious option available, but it does set off all the right pleasure receptors in the moment.
Posted Jul 15, 2021
Werewolves Within (2021)
It's not a bad way to spend the night, and it doesn't require a huge amount of personal investment. Silver bullets are totally optional; you do you, boo.
Posted Jul 3, 2021
Even if it answers questions about Cruella de Vil that nobody ever really had, this runway is all slay, all day. This is the glam slam villain jam we didn't know we needed.
Posted May 29, 2021
Army Of The Dead (2021)
This is a surprisingly light and lean film that sees Snyder at his most creative...It might not ever reach its full potential, but it's never not interesting.
Posted May 22, 2021
It's hilarious, it's beautifully-rendered, it's genuinely emotional, and it's just a blast from start to finish.
Posted May 1, 2021
Mortal Kombat (2021)
[It] really, truly wants to get Mortal Kombat done Right, from its lore to its decapitations. It's far from a flawless victory, but it definitely wins the first battle.
Posted Apr 24, 2021
Thunder Force (2021)
It might not leap any tall narratives in a single bound, but in the end it still saves the day in its own, relaxed way. Still super, even it if it's not spectacular.
Posted Apr 10, 2021
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
If you're here for the kaiju kombat, you'll probably love most of the film. If you're here for the Monsterverse mythology, you're response might be a bit more mixed.
Posted Apr 1, 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
It more than qualifies itself as a new Disney masterpiece, a surprisingly mature exploration of grief and loss that's also a total sensory experience.
Posted Mar 6, 2021
The Vigil (2021)
The core of The Vigil isn't the fear but the experience. This is a journey, not a thrill ride...It's nothing short of hypnotic.
Posted Feb 27, 2021
Space Sweepers (2021)
The original Korean title translates as Spaceship Victory, and that's not only more appropriate, it's a perfect encapsulation of just what this film is: a victory.
Posted Feb 6, 2021
Outside the Wire (2021)
It's competent if not spectacular, and there are enough set pieces to keep the energy flow consistent. The third act, however, goes completely off the rails.
Posted Jan 16, 2021
Shadow in the Cloud (2021)
It's more than just a testament to the entertainment power of genre films. It's also a hell of a way to start 2021.
Posted Jan 2, 2021
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
WW84 might lack the brightness and fire of the previous film, but it's often just as emotional and exhilarating an experience.
Posted Dec 26, 2020
The Midnight Sky (2020)
It's a bit too earth-bound to reach the heights it needs to. But the attempt is something to be applauded, and its heart is definitely in the right place.
Posted Dec 24, 2020
It's a heaping slice of angel food cake, all lightness and sweet even though it has zero nutritional value. But who eats angel food cake for nutrition?
Posted Dec 5, 2020
I paused the film halfway to give my cat a pill. And truth be told, that was more exciting than anything on screen.
Posted Nov 27, 2020
The Dark and the Wicked (2020)
Reminiscent of some of the best works of Stephen King, a tale of Americana wrought through with cultural, folkloric dread. This is a terrifying bit of natural light.
Posted Nov 7, 2020
The Craft: Legacy (2020)
An afterthought of a film that's as evanescent as the cheap CGI glitter that accompanies the spellwork of the main characters.
Posted Oct 29, 2020
The Witches (2020)
It's a hex in a Hallmark card when what you wanted was some good, old-fashioned black magic.
Posted Oct 23, 2020
Love and Monsters (2020)
There's a warm, odd kind of comfort here...It's not 100% natural, but it's close enough to pass for it when it hits the brain like a pleasant memory.
Posted Oct 22, 2020
Death of Me (2020)
Death To Me is a colossal waste of time...It's a train wreck served with cold, expired Thai noodles.
Posted Oct 3, 2020
Chastain might have a future in action films ahead of her, and I fully believe she could play a convincing action hero, but girl, this ain't it.
Posted Sep 26, 2020
It's disappointing enough to see a film not work on its own, but it's even worse when you can see what could have been in the middle of that.
Posted Sep 19, 2020
Did I like it? I honestly still don't know. I may never... [but] there's a lot of talent involved here. At least that much I can say is objectively true.
Posted Sep 9, 2020
Loyal, brave, and true to the spirit of both the original animated film and the legend that inspired it, but doesn't always reflect the best qualities of either one.
Posted Sep 5, 2020
Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
It isn't heinous by any stretch of the imagination, but it isn't truly excellent, either. Sorry, dudes. Wyld Stallyns still rule, though.
Posted Aug 29, 2020
Project Power (2020)
There is a good film hidden in here somewhere. Maybe the film should take a dose of its own pills and let it out for five minutes.
Posted Aug 15, 2020
Even if it isn't as scary as it should have been, the compelling performances of its lead actors are worth the time...fascinating in both what it does and doesn't do.
Posted Jul 15, 2020
The Old Guard (2020)
An efficient mix of action, philosophy, and emotion that makes the idea that immortals live among us seem remarkably plausible.
Posted Jul 11, 2020
Galaxy Quest (1999)
There is a lot to love about Galaxy Quest, from its hilarious comedy to its dynamic characters to its fascinating take on sci-fi fandom.
Posted Jun 5, 2020
[It] lives very comfortably in its low-budget vibe. It'sself-aware and self-serious in roughly equal measures.
Posted May 22, 2020
You might cringe at some moments, but you'll also probably laugh and maybe even have a good time. I'd watch this for 24 hours straight before watching Fan4stic ever again.
Posted May 22, 2020
Does it have any nutritional value? Not a bit. Are there way too many ingredients? Oh, hell yes. But is it delicious and make you feel awesome? Damn right it does.
Posted May 15, 2020
Psycho Beach Party (2000)
Let me just break it down in high-fidelity stereophonic sound: this film is funny as hell. It's the most killer beach party you'll ever get invited to.
Posted May 8, 2020
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)