REVIEWS

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: John Wick: Chapter 2 Is What Modern Action Movies Should Strive To Be

Review: John Wick: Chapter 2 Is What Modern Action Movies Should Strive To Be

Title: John Wick: Chapter 2 Director: Chad Stahelski Summary: After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life. The original John Wick holds a special place in my heart because it was the first movie I reviewed for WatchPlayRead. I consider […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Space Between Us, Finally A Sci-Fi Romance for Kids [Review]

The Space Between Us, Finally A Sci-Fi Romance for Kids [Review]

The Space Between Us Directed by: Peter Chelsom Written by: Stewart Schill, Richard Barton Lewis, Allan Loeb Starring: Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman Running time 121 minutes Rated PG-13 for brief sensuality and language In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover […]

 Matt Johnson

MAYDAY #3 (of 5) – Comic Review

MAYDAY #3 (of 5) – Comic Review

MAYDAY #3 marks the midpoint of the 5-part series.  The issue pulls us further into the complicated world of international politics and then pushes into some lucid personal stories.  Does it hold up to the previous two issues?  Will I ever get a review up before publish date?  Read on to find out. See my […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: xXx: Return Of Xander Cage Is Dull

Review: xXx: Return Of Xander Cage Is Dull

Title: xXx: Return of Xander Cage Director: D.J. Caruso Summary: Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons. Sometimes, when I see a sequel to a movie that I’ve never seen show up on a calendar, I’ll go […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Split Is M. Night Shyamalan’s Last Gasp Of Relevency

Review: Split Is M. Night Shyamalan’s Last Gasp Of Relevency

Title: Split Director: M. Night Shyamalan Summary: After three girls are kidnapped by a man with 24 distinct personalities they must find some of the different personalities that can help them while running away and staying alive from the others. M. Night Shyamalan is a joke. After he delivered The Visit two years ago and […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Patriots Day Insults The People It Claims To Honor

Review: Patriots Day Insults The People It Claims To Honor

Title Patriots Day Director: Peter Berg Summary: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it. It’s a fundamental human trait that we are both disgusted and fascinated by acts […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: A Monster Calls Will Make You Ugly Cry

Review: A Monster Calls Will Make You Ugly Cry

Title: A Monster Calls Director: J.A. Bayona Summary: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mum’s terminal illness. There are pieces of media in your life that are always going to make you cry. The dog episode of Futurama, the end of Big Fish; these are all things […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Hidden Figures Shines A Light On Some Forgotten Heroes

Review: Hidden Figures Shines A Light On Some Forgotten Heroes

Title: Hidden Figures Director: Theodore Melfi Summary: Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. There are important movies that come out each year. This year one could argue that the most important movie to come out in […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Kaitlyn’s Top 5 And Bottom 5 Movies Of 2016

Kaitlyn’s Top 5 And Bottom 5 Movies Of 2016

Top 5 5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the riskiest movie that Disney and Lucasfilm have made so far. There was so much riding on this as we find out whether or not people would care about a Star Wars movie Star without the Skywalker family in […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Is Yet Another Failed Video Game Adaptation

Review: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Is Yet Another Failed Video Game Adaptation

Title: Assassin’s Creed Director: Justin Kurzel Summary: When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society. Hollywood has been trying to make movies out of video games since the 90’s and they don’t seem to […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: ‘Sing’ Aims For Lowest Common Denominator And Still Fails

Review: ‘Sing’ Aims For Lowest Common Denominator And Still Fails

Title: Sing Director: Christopher Lourdelet and Garth Jennings Summary: A koala named Buster Moon has one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. If the box office and television ratings are any indication there are two things that people love; talking animals and singing competitions. […]

 Matt Johnson

MAYDAY #2 (of 5) – Comic Review

MAYDAY #2 (of 5) – Comic Review

MAYDAY #2 (of 5) came out a few weeks back.  The first issue took me by surprise as a random pick and hooked me right away.  How does part 2 fare?  Read on to find out. See my MAYDAY#1 review here. Title: MAYDAY #2 Writer: Alex de Campi Artist: Tony Parker, Blond Cover Artist: Tony Parker Publisher: […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: ‘Fences’ Has All The Positives And Faults Of Originally Being A Play

Review: ‘Fences’ Has All The Positives And Faults Of Originally Being A Play

Title: Fences Director: Denzel Washington Summary: An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life. I’ve written about the fact that often adaptations fail because they don’t realize that different mediums are consumed differently. […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: ‘Jackie’ Is A Bunch Of Well Told Anecdotes But Not A Great Movie Overall

Review: ‘Jackie’ Is A Bunch Of Well Told Anecdotes But Not A Great Movie Overall

Title: Jackie Director: Pablo Larrain Summary: Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy. One of the movies that everyone was talking about leading up to the awards season was Jackie, a movie […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Works Because Of Its Ballsy Ending [SPOILERS]

Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Works Because Of Its Ballsy Ending [SPOILERS]

Title: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Director: Gareth Edwards Summary: The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. SPOILERS. I AM GOING TO SPOIL THIS ENTIRE MOVIE. DO NOT PROCEED UNLESS YOU HAVE SEEN ROGUE ONE I have another gig now […]