MOVIES

 Jasen

Jordan Peele’s Get Out is Probably the Best Indie-Horror in Many Years, and Here is Why

Jordan Peele’s Get Out is Probably the Best Indie-Horror in Many Years, and Here is Why

Get Out (2017) Written and Directed by Jordan Peele Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, and Catherine Keener Run time: 103 minutes Rated R Jordan Peele may be known for his sketch comedy but there’s not too much funny about his directorial debut; a horror movie being touted as one of the best independent […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Logan is Heartbreakingly Perfect [Review]

Logan is Heartbreakingly Perfect [Review]

Logan Directed by: James Mangold Written by: Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green Based on Wolverine by Roy Thomas, Len Wein, John Romita, Sr. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen Running time 135 minutes Rated R for strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity. […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Logan Is A Perfect Sendoff To The Character Of Wolverine

Review: Logan Is A Perfect Sendoff To The Character Of Wolverine

Title: Logan Director: James Mangold Summary: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. The X-Men movies are quickly […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Great Wall Failed to Unite East and West Cinema [Review]

The Great Wall Failed to Unite East and West Cinema [Review]

The Great Wall Directed by Zhang Yimou Screenplay by: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Tony Gilroy Story by: Max Brooks, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz Starring: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau Running time 104 minutes Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action violence. In the age of the Song dynasty during the […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: The Great Wall Aims To Mimic Hollywood For All The Bad And None Of The Good

Review: The Great Wall Aims To Mimic Hollywood For All The Bad And None Of The Good

Title: The Great Wall Director: Yimou Zhang Summary: European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures. As a liberal, social justice warrior out to ruin fun for everyone else in the world, I’m not above outrage. However, I also know […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: The LEGO Batman Movie Is One Of The Best Batman Movies Ever

Review: The LEGO Batman Movie Is One Of The Best Batman Movies Ever

Title: The LEGO Batman Movie Director: Chris McKay Summary: Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted. I can remember quite clearly where I was when I first saw the trailer for The LEGO Movie. I thought the same thing that […]

 Jasen

Is A Cure for Wellness Worth Your Money?

Is A Cure for Wellness Worth Your Money?

A Cure for Wellness (2017) Director: Gore Verbinski Writers: Justin Haythe and Gore Verbinski Starring: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Celia Imrie Run time: 146 min.   Clocking in at nearly two and half hours, A Cure for Wellness mixes body horror, art house, big studio production, and well…possibly the movie Wall Street? All of […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

John Wick Chapter 2 is Beautifully Violent and Excruciatingly Fun

John Wick Chapter 2 is Beautifully Violent and Excruciatingly Fun

John Wick: Chapter 2 Directed by: Chad Stahels Written by: Derek Kolstad Starring: Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Running time 122 minutes Rated R for strong violence throughout, some language and brief nudity They stole his car, and killed his dog, and he went through hell to […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Lego Batman Movie does Everything Right

The Lego Batman Movie does Everything Right

The Lego Batman Movie Directed by Chris McKay Screenplay by: Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern, John Whittington Based on Lego Construction Toys & Batman by Bob Kane with Bill Finger Starring: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes Running time 104 minutes Rated PG for rude humor and some […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Fifty More Things To Do Instead Of Seeing Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty More Things To Do Instead Of Seeing Fifty Shades Darker

Title: Fifty Shades Darker Director: James Foley Summary: While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her. A little under two years ago a movie came along and fundamentally broke Kyle and I. That movie was Fifty Shades of Grey. We could not […]

 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 […]

 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 […]

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