REVIEWS

 Kyle J. Steenblik

First Man is Subdued and Inspiring [Review]

First Man Directed by Damien Chazelle Screenplay by Josh Singer Based on First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy Production company Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment, Phantasma Release date October 12, 2018 Running time 133 minutes Rated PG-13 for some thematic […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Bad Times at the El Royale is Astonishingly Awesome [Review]

Bad Times at the El Royale is Astonishingly Awesome [Review]

Bad Times at the El Royale Directed by Drew Goddard Written by Drew Goddard Starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman, Chris Hemsworth Production company 20th Century Fox, Goddard Textiles Release date October 12, 2018 Running time 140 minutes Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Venom is Unintentionally Campy [Review]

Venom is Unintentionally Campy [Review]

Venom Directed by Ruben Fleischer Screenplay by Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Kelly Marcel Based on Venom by David Michelinie, Todd McFarlane Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott Production company Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Tencent Pictures, Arad Productions, Matt Tolmach Productions, Pascal Pictures Distributed by Sony Pictures Release date October 5, […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

A Star Is Born Delivers the Goosebumps, and the Heartbreak [Review]

A Star Is Born Delivers the Goosebumps, and the Heartbreak [Review]

A Star Is Born Directed by Bradley Cooper Screenplay by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters Based on A Star Is Born by William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, Sam Elliott Production Companies: Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Joint Effort, Gerber Pictures, Live […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The House With a Clock in its Walls is a Fantastic Frighteningly Fun Family Film

The House With a Clock in its Walls is a Fantastic Frighteningly Fun Family Film

The House With a Clock in its Walls Directed by Eli Roth Written by Eric Kripke Based on The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs Starring: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic, Kyle MacLachlan Production company Amblin Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Mythology Entertainment, Amblin Partners Distributed by […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Predator is Bombastic but Mediocre [Review]

The Predator is Bombastic but Mediocre [Review]

The Predator Directed by Shane Black Written by Fred Dekker, Shane Black Based on Characters by Jim Thomas, John Thomas Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Sterling K. Brown Production company Davis Entertainment, TSG Entertainment Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Release date September 14, 2018 Running time […]

 Bob Foster

THE NUN, gets into the habit of scaring viewers [REVIEW]

THE NUN, gets into the habit of scaring viewers [REVIEW]

THE NUN WRITTEN BY GARY DAUBERMAN DIRECTED BY: COLIN HARDY STARRING: TAISSA FARMIGA, BONNIE AARONS, DAMION BICHIR PRODUCTION COMPANIES: ATOMIC MONSTER, NEW LINE CINEMAS DISTRIBUTED BY: NEW LINE/WB RELEASE DATE SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 RUNNING TIME 98 MINUTES RATED R FOR TERROR, VIOLENCE, AND DISTURBING/BLOODY IMAGES There is a sequence about thirty-five minutes into The Nun […]

 Bob Foster

SKYSCRAPER review: Just watch Die Hard instead.

SKYSCRAPER review: Just watch Die Hard instead.

Skyscraper Written and directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber Starring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johsnon, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber Production companies: Legendary Pictures, Flynn Picture Company, Seven Bucks Productions Distributed by: Universal Release date July 13, 2018 Running time 102 minutes Rated PG-13 for sequences of gun violence and action, and for brief strong language.   Skyscraper is […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is Derivative and Dissapointing

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is Derivative and Dissapointing

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Directed by: J. A. Bayona Written by: Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly Based on Characters by Michael Crichton Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, B. D. Wong, Isabella Sermon, Geraldine Chaplin, Jeff Goldblum Production companies: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, The […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Tag is a Comedy That Catches you Off-Guard

Tag is a Comedy That Catches you Off-Guard

Tag Directed by: Jeff Tomsic Screenplay by Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen Based on the Wall Street Journal article entitled “It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being It” by Russell Adams Cast: Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Rashida Jones, Isla Fisher, Leslie Bibb, Hannibal Buress, with Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner Production company New […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Incredibles 2 is Smart, Funny, and Fantastic [Review]

Incredibles 2 is Smart, Funny, and Fantastic [Review]

Incredibles 2 Directed by: Brad Bird Written by: Brad Bird Starring: Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Catherine Keener, Bob Odenkirk, Brad Bird, Eli Fucile Production company: Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios Release date June 15, 2018 Running time 118 minutes Rated PG for action sequences and some […]

 Bob Foster

Hereditary uses grief and guilt to build a terrifying film [review]

Hereditary uses grief and guilt to build a terrifying film [review]

Hereditary Directed by: Ari AsterScreenplay by: Ari Aster Starring: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Milly Shapiro Production companies: Palm Star Media; Distributed by A24   Release date June 8, 2018 Running time 127 minutes Rated R for Horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use, and brief graphic nudity. At its core, Hereditary is a film about […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Oceans 8 is Enthralling and Delightful [Review]

Oceans 8 is Enthralling and Delightful [Review]

Ocean’s 8 Directed by: Gary Ross Screenplay by: Gary Ross, Olivia Milch Based on Characters by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter Production companies: Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Smoke House Pictures, Larger Than Life Productions Release date […]

 Bob Foster

TOMB RAIDER is an underwhelming adventure. [Review]

TOMB RAIDER is an underwhelming adventure. [Review]

Tomb Raider Directed by Roar Uthaug Screenplay by Geneve Robertson-Dworet & Alastair Siddons Based on Tomb Raider game series published by Square Enix Starring: Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Dominic West, Derek Jacobi, Kristen Scott Thomas. Production companies GK films, Square Enix, MGM Distributed by Warner Brothers Release date March 16, 2018 Running time […]

 Bob Foster

A QUIET PLACE is a lean and terrifying experience [REVIEW]

A QUIET PLACE is a lean and terrifying experience [REVIEW]

A Quiet Place Directed by: John Krasinski Screenplay by: Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski Story by: Bryan Woods & Scott Beck Starring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmons Production companies: Platinum Dunes Distributed by: Paramount Release date April 6, 2018 Running time 90 Minutes Rated PG-13 for terror and some […]