MOVIES

 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 […]

 Jasen

Is Marvel’s Doctor Strange Worth Your Money?

Is Marvel’s Doctor Strange Worth Your Money?

Doctor Strange Directed by: Scott Derrickson Screenplay by: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Story by: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Based on: Doctor Strange by Steve Ditko Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton Running time: 115 minutes Stingers: Yes Doctor […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Doctor Strange is Mind-Bending and Spectacular [Review]

Doctor Strange is Mind-Bending and Spectacular [Review]

Doctor Strange Directed by: Scott Derrickson Screenplay by: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Story by: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Based on Doctor Strange by Steve Ditko Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton Running time 115 minutes In Kathmandu, the […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Hacksaw Ridge is Moving, but Slightly Underwhelming [Review]

Hacksaw Ridge is Moving, but Slightly Underwhelming [Review]

Hacksaw Ridge Director: Mel Gibson Writers: Robert Schenkkan, Randall Wallace, Andrew Knight, Bill Mechanic Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn Running time 138 minutes R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images. Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) was raised a 7th […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Hacksaw Ridge Is An Important Story Kneecapped By Its Director

Review: Hacksaw Ridge Is An Important Story Kneecapped By Its Director

Title: Hacksaw Ridge Director: Mel Gibson Summary: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor. The expression is ‘actions speak louder than words’ and we all know what it […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Doctor Strange Is A Solid Marvel Origin Story With New Paint

Review: Doctor Strange Is A Solid Marvel Origin Story With New Paint

Title: Doctor Strange Director: Scott Derrickson Summary: A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts. I like to think that the moment Marvel Studios pulled off Guardians of the Galaxy most bets were off of the table. That being said people kept asking […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Inferno Is A Mystery Thriller With No Thrills Or Mysteries

Review: Inferno Is A Mystery Thriller With No Thrills Or Mysteries

Title: Inferno Director: Ron Howard Summary: When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. I remember quite clearly the year Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code came out. I […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Inferno is a Banal Tripe Worth Forgetting [Review]

Inferno is a Banal Tripe Worth Forgetting [Review]

Inferno Directed by: Ron Howard Screenplay by: David Koepp Based on Inferno by Dan Brown Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Irrfan Khan Running time 121 minutes Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, disturbing images, some language, thematic elements and brief sensuality. Academy Award® winner Ron Howard […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Denial may be Dry but is Undeniably Captivating [Review]

Denial may be Dry but is Undeniably Captivating [Review]

Denial Directed by: Mick Jackson Produced by: Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff Screenplay by: David Hare Based on: History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier by Deborah Lipstadt Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Jack Lowden, Caren Pistorius, Alex Jennings Running time 110 minutes Rated PG-13 for thematic material […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

NYCC Review: Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders Is Pure Fun

NYCC Review: Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders Is Pure Fun

Title: Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Director: Rick Morales Summary: Batman and Robin are back in action to take down their fiendish foes once again with original actors Adam West voicing Batman, Burt Ward voicing Robin, and Julie Newmar voicing Catwoman. The original 60’s Batman series was a bit beyond my time. I’ve watched […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Doesn’t Quite Mesh

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Doesn’t Quite Mesh

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Director: Tim Burton Summary: When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. I was a Tim […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Deepwater Horizon Has Good Intentions But Stumbles

Review: Deepwater Horizon Has Good Intentions But Stumbles

Title: Deepwater Horizon Director: Peter Berg Summary: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. There are some subjects that just make sense for being made into movies. The tragic events on the Gulf of Mexico that took place […]