REVIEWS

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Isle of Dogs is Endearing, Thoughtful and Fantastic [Review]

Isle of Dogs is Endearing, Thoughtful and Fantastic [Review]

Isle of Dogs Directed by: Wes Anderson Screenplay by: Wes Anderson Story by: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Kunichi Nomura Starring: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Kunichi Nomura, Ken Watanabe, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Fisher Stevens, Nijiro Murakami, Harvey Keitel, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Akira […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Ready Player One is Edge to Edge Nostalgic Fun

Ready Player One is Edge to Edge Nostalgic Fun

Ready Player One Directed by: Steven Spielberg Screenplay by: Zak Penn, Ernest Cline Based on Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance Production company Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Amblin Partners, De Line Pictures, Farah Films & Management Distributed by Warner […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Tomb Raider is Fun Fantasy Action [Review]

Tomb Raider is Fun Fantasy Action [Review]

Tomb Raider Directed by: Roar Uthaug Screenplay by: Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Alastair Siddons Story by: Evan Daugherty, Geneva Robertson-Dworet Based on Tomb Raider by Crystal Dynamics, Square Enix video games Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas Production companies: GK Films, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Square Enix, Warner Bros. Release date March 16, […]

 Bob Foster

THE STRANGERS PREY AT NIGHT is a mixed bag of a sequel [REVIEW]

THE STRANGERS PREY AT NIGHT is a mixed bag of a sequel [REVIEW]

The Strangers: Prey At Night Directed by Johanns Roberts Screenplay by Ben Kentai Starring: Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Martin Henderson, Lewis Pullman (bill’s son!) Production companies Avrion Picures Distributed by Avrion Picures Release date March 9, 2018 Running time 85 minutes Rated R for horror violence and terror, language throughout The Strangers (2008) and its […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

A Wrinkle in Time is a Triumphant Adaptation of a Classic Book [Review]

A Wrinkle in Time is a Triumphant Adaptation of a Classic Book [Review]

A Wrinkle in Time Directed by Ava DuVernay Screenplay by Jennifer Lee Based on A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Pine, Deric McCabe, Levi Miller Production companies Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Death Wish is Well Made but Too Problematic [Review]

Death Wish is Well Made but Too Problematic [Review]

Death Wish Directed by Eli Roth Written by Joe Carnahan Based on Death Wish (1974 film) by Wendell Mayes, Death Wish (novel) by Brian Garfield Starring: Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris, Kimberly Elise Production companies: Scott Free Productions, MGM Studios Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Release date March 2, 2018 Running time 107 minutes […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Annihilation is Unhyperbolicly Awesome [Review]

Annihilation is Unhyperbolicly Awesome [Review]

Annihilation Directed by: Alex Garland Screenplay by: Alex Garland Based on Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac Production company: Skydance Media, DNA Films, Scott Rudin Productions Distributed by: Paramount Pictures, Netflix Release date February 23, 2018 Running time 115 minutes Rated R for […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Game Night Plays for Laughs and Wins [Review]

Game Night Plays for Laughs and Wins [Review]

Game Night Directed by: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein Written by: Mark Perez Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, Kyle Chandler Production company: Davis Entertainment, Aggregate Films, New Line Cinema Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Release date February 23, 2018 Running time 100 […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Red Sparrow is Agonizingly Dull [Review]

Red Sparrow is Agonizingly Dull [Review]

Red Sparrow Directed by: Francis Lawrence Screenplay by: Justin Haythe Based on Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons Production company: Chernin Entertainment Distributed by 20th Century Fox Release date March 2, 2018 Rated R for strong violence, torture, sexual content, language and some graphic nudity When she […]

 Jasen

Unpopular Opinion: Marvel’s Black Panther is Flawed

Unpopular Opinion: Marvel’s Black Panther is Flawed

Black Panther is getting near universal praise by critics. One phrase I keep hearing thrown around is “the best Marvel movie to date.” While it’s undeniable that this movie is not only entertaining and groundbreaking, I truly believe Black Panther is being overhyped to a whole new level. It’s hard to be critical of a […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Black Panther is Unapologetically Brilliant [Review]

Black Panther is Unapologetically Brilliant [Review]

Black Panther Directed by Ryan Coogler Written by Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole Based on Black Panther by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis Production company: Marvel Studios Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Fifty Final Things to do Instead of Watching Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Final Things to do Instead of Watching Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Freed Directed by James Foley Screenplay by Niall Leonard Based on Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger, Arielle Kebbel, Max Martini, Brant Daugherty, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora Production company: Perfect World Pictures, Michael De Luca Productions Distributed by: Universal Pictures Release date February 9, 2018 […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

12 Strong is Impactful and Important [Review]

12 Strong is Impactful and Important [Review]

12 Strong Directed by: Nicolai Fuglsig Written by: Ted Tally, Peter Craig Based on Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill Production companies: Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, Jerry Bruckheimer Films Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Release date January 19, 2018 Running time 129 […]

 Bob Foster

Paddington 2 is a more than bearable sequel.

Paddington 2 is a more than bearable sequel.

Two years ago, released among the grizzly studio dumps of January was a tiny cub of a great family film.  Effortlessly charming, with a huge heart, and continually clever and never panda-ering to kids, Paddington surprised me over and over again. I koalan’t believe it, and it held as one of best films of 2015.  After […]

 Bob Foster

Insidious: The Last Key unlocks an underwhelming sequel

Insidious: The Last Key unlocks an underwhelming sequel

  Insidious: The Last Key Directed by Adam Robitel Screenplay by Leigh Whannell Starring Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Kirk Acevedo, Bruce Davidson Production company: Blumhouse Distributed by Universal Release date January 5, 2018 Running time 105 minutes Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic content, violence and terror, and brief strong language   The opening sequence of […]