REVIEWS

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: The Edge Of Seventeen Feels Very Genuine

Review: The Edge Of Seventeen Feels Very Genuine

Title: The Edge of Seventeen Director: Kelly Fremon Craig Summary: High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother. There is something about ‘coming of age’ movies that have always rang untrue to me. They seemed to feature these versions of high school that don’t seem […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Expands A Familiar Universe

Review: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Expands A Familiar Universe

Title: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Director: David Yates Summary: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. I was massively into Harry Potter when the books and movies were first coming out. While I don’t […]

 Jasen

Is Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them Worth Your Money?

Is Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them Worth Your Money?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Directed by David Yates Written by J. K. Rowling Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Colin Farrell Running time 133 minutes Rated PG-13 for some fantasy action violence If you’re unfamiliar with the concept behind Fantastic Beast […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Enchantingly Fun and Charming [Review]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Enchantingly Fun and Charming [Review]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Directed by David Yates Written by J. K. Rowling Based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Colin Farrell Running time 133 minutes Rated PG-13 for […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Arrival Will Render You Speechless

Review: Arrival Will Render You Speechless

Title: Arrival Director: Denis Villeneuve Summary: A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications. There have been a few times in my time as a critic, both professionally and when I was doing it for fun, when I walked out of a movie completely speechless. It doesn’t take very long […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Arrival is the Surprise 2016 Needs [Review]

Arrival is the Surprise 2016 Needs [Review]

Arrival Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Screenplay by: Eric Heisserer Based on Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma Running time 116 minutes Rated PG-13 for brief strong language Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is a renowned professor of linguistics, and one of the world’s best […]

 Matt Johnson

RUMBLE #14 and #15 – Comic Review

RUMBLE #14 and #15 – Comic Review

More RUMBLE occurred, and here’s me behind the curve again.  I just caught up to the end the current arc.  Have you?  Is it worth it?  Read on to find out. See my previous comic reviews here. Title: Rumble #14/15 Writer: John Arcudi Artist: James Harren Cover Artist: James Harren Publisher: Image Release Date: Rumble […]

 Matt Johnson

MAYDAY #1 (of 5) – Comic Review

MAYDAY #1 (of 5) – Comic Review

MAYDAY is the #1 of 5 in a new series by Alex de Campi, creator of Smoke, No Mercy, and Kat & Mouse, among other things, and artists Tony Parker (This Damned Band, R.I.P.D., F4, etc), and Blond, who appears to have put color on just about everything great (Lobo, Raven #1, Planet of the […]

 Jasen

Is Marvel’s Doctor Strange Worth Your Money?

Is Marvel’s Doctor Strange Worth Your Money?

Doctor Strange Directed by: Scott Derrickson Screenplay by: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Story by: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Based on: Doctor Strange by Steve Ditko Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton Running time: 115 minutes Stingers: Yes Doctor […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Doctor Strange is Mind-Bending and Spectacular [Review]

Doctor Strange is Mind-Bending and Spectacular [Review]

Doctor Strange Directed by: Scott Derrickson Screenplay by: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Story by: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Based on Doctor Strange by Steve Ditko Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton Running time 115 minutes In Kathmandu, the […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Hacksaw Ridge is Moving, but Slightly Underwhelming [Review]

Hacksaw Ridge is Moving, but Slightly Underwhelming [Review]

Hacksaw Ridge Director: Mel Gibson Writers: Robert Schenkkan, Randall Wallace, Andrew Knight, Bill Mechanic Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn Running time 138 minutes R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images. Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) was raised a 7th […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Hacksaw Ridge Is An Important Story Kneecapped By Its Director

Review: Hacksaw Ridge Is An Important Story Kneecapped By Its Director

Title: Hacksaw Ridge Director: Mel Gibson Summary: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor. The expression is ‘actions speak louder than words’ and we all know what it […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Doctor Strange Is A Solid Marvel Origin Story With New Paint

Review: Doctor Strange Is A Solid Marvel Origin Story With New Paint

Title: Doctor Strange Director: Scott Derrickson Summary: A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts. I like to think that the moment Marvel Studios pulled off Guardians of the Galaxy most bets were off of the table. That being said people kept asking […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Inferno Is A Mystery Thriller With No Thrills Or Mysteries

Review: Inferno Is A Mystery Thriller With No Thrills Or Mysteries

Title: Inferno Director: Ron Howard Summary: When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. I remember quite clearly the year Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code came out. I […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Inferno is a Banal Tripe Worth Forgetting [Review]

Inferno is a Banal Tripe Worth Forgetting [Review]

Inferno Directed by: Ron Howard Screenplay by: David Koepp Based on Inferno by Dan Brown Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Irrfan Khan Running time 121 minutes Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, disturbing images, some language, thematic elements and brief sensuality. Academy Award® winner Ron Howard […]