MOVIES

 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 […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: A Monster Calls Will Make You Ugly Cry

Review: A Monster Calls Will Make You Ugly Cry

Title: A Monster Calls Director: J.A. Bayona Summary: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mum’s terminal illness. There are pieces of media in your life that are always going to make you cry. The dog episode of Futurama, the end of Big Fish; these are all things […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Hidden Figures Shines A Light On Some Forgotten Heroes

Review: Hidden Figures Shines A Light On Some Forgotten Heroes

Title: Hidden Figures Director: Theodore Melfi Summary: Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. There are important movies that come out each year. This year one could argue that the most important movie to come out in […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Kaitlyn’s Top 5 And Bottom 5 Movies Of 2016

Kaitlyn’s Top 5 And Bottom 5 Movies Of 2016

Top 5 5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the riskiest movie that Disney and Lucasfilm have made so far. There was so much riding on this as we find out whether or not people would care about a Star Wars movie Star without the Skywalker family in […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Is Yet Another Failed Video Game Adaptation

Review: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Is Yet Another Failed Video Game Adaptation

Title: Assassin’s Creed Director: Justin Kurzel Summary: When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society. Hollywood has been trying to make movies out of video games since the 90’s and they don’t seem to […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: ‘Sing’ Aims For Lowest Common Denominator And Still Fails

Review: ‘Sing’ Aims For Lowest Common Denominator And Still Fails

Title: Sing Director: Christopher Lourdelet and Garth Jennings Summary: A koala named Buster Moon has one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. If the box office and television ratings are any indication there are two things that people love; talking animals and singing competitions. […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: ‘Fences’ Has All The Positives And Faults Of Originally Being A Play

Review: ‘Fences’ Has All The Positives And Faults Of Originally Being A Play

Title: Fences Director: Denzel Washington Summary: An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life. I’ve written about the fact that often adaptations fail because they don’t realize that different mediums are consumed differently. […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: ‘Jackie’ Is A Bunch Of Well Told Anecdotes But Not A Great Movie Overall

Review: ‘Jackie’ Is A Bunch Of Well Told Anecdotes But Not A Great Movie Overall

Title: Jackie Director: Pablo Larrain Summary: Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy. One of the movies that everyone was talking about leading up to the awards season was Jackie, a movie […]

 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: 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 […]