MOVIES

 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 […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Enchantingly Fun and Charming [Review]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Enchantingly Fun and Charming [Review]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Directed by David Yates Written by J. K. Rowling Based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 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 […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Arrival Will Render You Speechless

Review: Arrival Will Render You Speechless

Title: Arrival Director: Denis Villeneuve Summary: A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications. There have been a few times in my time as a critic, both professionally and when I was doing it for fun, when I walked out of a movie completely speechless. It doesn’t take very long […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Arrival is the Surprise 2016 Needs [Review]

Arrival is the Surprise 2016 Needs [Review]

Arrival Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Screenplay by: Eric Heisserer Based on Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma Running time 116 minutes Rated PG-13 for brief strong language Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is a renowned professor of linguistics, and one of the world’s best […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Advance Screening for Salt Lake City

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Advance Screening for Salt Lake City

WHEN: TUESDDAY NOVEMBER 15th @ 7pm WHERE: Megaplex Jordan Commons IMAX HOW TO GET IN: J.K. Rowling brings the latest from The Wizarding World with FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM! Enter for a chance to win passes to the IMAX advance screening on 11/15! If you want to attend our FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND […]