MOVIES

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Kong: Skull Island Realizes That People Go To Kong Movies To See A Giant Ape

Review: Kong: Skull Island Realizes That People Go To Kong Movies To See A Giant Ape

Title: Kong: Skull Island Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Summary: A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong. The reboot of Godzila that came out in in 2014 was not universally loved. When it was announced that […]

 Ryan Thomason

KONG: SKULL ISLAND Advance Screening SALT LAKE CITY

KONG: SKULL ISLAND Advance Screening SALT LAKE CITY

SALT LAKE CITY – KONG: SKULL ISLAND Advance Screening WHEN: MONDAY, MARCH 6th @ 7pm WHERE: SALT LAKE CITY – GATEWAY MEGAPLEX HOW TO GET IN: All hail the king. You and a guest are invited to a special advance screening of KONG: SKULL ISLAND in SLC on 3/6. Visit www.wbtickets.com/WPRKONG to download your complimentary tickets for 2. […]

 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 […]

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