REVIEWS

 Jasen

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a Cash Grab That’s Still Worth Watching

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a Cash Grab That’s Still Worth Watching

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Directed by: Gareth Edwards Screenplay by: Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy Story by: John Knoll, Gary Whitta Based on Characters by George Lucas Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker Running time 133 minutes Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Rogue One is Breathtakingly Spectacular and Exhilarating [Review]

Rogue One is Breathtakingly Spectacular and Exhilarating [Review]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Directed by: Gareth Edwards Screenplay by: Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy Story by: John Knoll, Gary Whitta Based on Characters by George Lucas Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker Running time 133 minutes Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Manchester By The Sea Is A Painful Depiction Of Real Grief

Review: Manchester By The Sea Is A Painful Depiction Of Real Grief

Title: Manchester by the Sea Director: Kenneth Lonergan Summary: An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. There seems to be two types of movies that start to show up during the award season; movies that are supposed to make you feel better about the state of […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Moana Is Beautiful, Heartbreaking, And Nearly Perfect

Review: Moana Is Beautiful, Heartbreaking, And Nearly Perfect

Title: Moana Director: Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker, and Chris Williams Summary: In Ancient Polynesia, when an terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the demigod to set things right. There are plenty of people, including myself, that believe that Disney is […]

 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 […]