MOVIES

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Annihilation is Unhyperbolicly Awesome [Review]

Annihilation is Unhyperbolicly Awesome [Review]

Annihilation Directed by: Alex Garland Screenplay by: Alex Garland Based on Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac Production company: Skydance Media, DNA Films, Scott Rudin Productions Distributed by: Paramount Pictures, Netflix Release date February 23, 2018 Running time 115 minutes Rated R for […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Game Night Plays for Laughs and Wins [Review]

Game Night Plays for Laughs and Wins [Review]

Game Night Directed by: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein Written by: Mark Perez Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, Kyle Chandler Production company: Davis Entertainment, Aggregate Films, New Line Cinema Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Release date February 23, 2018 Running time 100 […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Red Sparrow is Agonizingly Dull [Review]

Red Sparrow is Agonizingly Dull [Review]

Red Sparrow Directed by: Francis Lawrence Screenplay by: Justin Haythe Based on Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons Production company: Chernin Entertainment Distributed by 20th Century Fox Release date March 2, 2018 Rated R for strong violence, torture, sexual content, language and some graphic nudity When she […]

 Jasen

Unpopular Opinion: Marvel’s Black Panther is Flawed

Unpopular Opinion: Marvel’s Black Panther is Flawed

Black Panther is getting near universal praise by critics. One phrase I keep hearing thrown around is “the best Marvel movie to date.” While it’s undeniable that this movie is not only entertaining and groundbreaking, I truly believe Black Panther is being overhyped to a whole new level. It’s hard to be critical of a […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Black Panther is Unapologetically Brilliant [Review]

Black Panther is Unapologetically Brilliant [Review]

Black Panther Directed by Ryan Coogler Written by Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole Based on Black Panther by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis Production company: Marvel Studios Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Fifty Final Things to do Instead of Watching Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Final Things to do Instead of Watching Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Freed Directed by James Foley Screenplay by Niall Leonard Based on Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger, Arielle Kebbel, Max Martini, Brant Daugherty, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora Production company: Perfect World Pictures, Michael De Luca Productions Distributed by: Universal Pictures Release date February 9, 2018 […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

12 Strong is Impactful and Important [Review]

12 Strong is Impactful and Important [Review]

12 Strong Directed by: Nicolai Fuglsig Written by: Ted Tally, Peter Craig Based on Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill Production companies: Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, Jerry Bruckheimer Films Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Release date January 19, 2018 Running time 129 […]

 Bob Foster

Paddington 2 is a more than bearable sequel.

Paddington 2 is a more than bearable sequel.

Two years ago, released among the grizzly studio dumps of January was a tiny cub of a great family film.  Effortlessly charming, with a huge heart, and continually clever and never panda-ering to kids, Paddington surprised me over and over again. I koalan’t believe it, and it held as one of best films of 2015.  After […]

 Bob Foster

Insidious: The Last Key unlocks an underwhelming sequel

Insidious: The Last Key unlocks an underwhelming sequel

  Insidious: The Last Key Directed by Adam Robitel Screenplay by Leigh Whannell Starring Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Kirk Acevedo, Bruce Davidson Production company: Blumhouse Distributed by Universal Release date January 5, 2018 Running time 105 minutes Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic content, violence and terror, and brief strong language   The opening sequence of […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

12 STRONG Advance Screening SALT LAKE CITY

12 STRONG Advance Screening SALT LAKE CITY

SALT LAKE CITY –  12 STRONG Advance Screening   WHEN: Tuesday Jan 16th  @7 P.M. WHERE: SALT LAKE CITY  – Megaplex Gateway You and a guest are invited to the advance screening of 12 STRONG on Tues 1/16 in SLC. Visit www.wbtickets.com/WPR12S to download your complimentary passes. (Passes admit up to 2, while supplies last. Passes do not guarantee admission as […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

PADDINGTON 2 Advance Screening SALT LAKE CITY

PADDINGTON 2 Advance Screening SALT LAKE CITY

SALT LAKE CITY – PADDINGTON 2  Advance Screening   WHEN: Saturday Jan 6th  @10 A.M. WHERE: SALT LAKE CITY  – Megaplex Gateway You and your family are invited to a free advance screening of PADDINGTON 2 on 1/6 in SLC! Visit www.wbtickets.com/WPRBear2 to download your complimentary passes. (Passes admit up to 4, while limited supplies last. Passes do […]

 Jedizaugg

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is brilliant, deep and subtly beautiful

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is brilliant, deep and subtly beautiful

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Directed by: Ryan Johnson Story by: Rian Johnson, George Lucas (based on characters created by) Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro The following is a spoiler-free look […]

 Jasen

The Shape of Water Proves to be a Contender for Best Picture

The Shape of Water Proves to be a Contender for Best Picture

The Shape of Water is a chilling symphony in blues and greens and blue-greens and green-blues and aquamarines and teals, maybe just teal. Teal with rust accents that contrast and add to a meticulous patina that is both subtle and deeply metaphorical. The plot is one you’ve seen a hundreds times, just with a flashy […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is an Epic Adventure in Uncharted Territory [Review]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is an Epic Adventure in Uncharted Territory [Review]

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi Directed by: Rian Johnson Written by: Rian Johnson Based on Characters by George Lucas Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro Runtime: 152 […]

 Jasen

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi—A Spoiler Free Review

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi—A Spoiler Free Review

For 42 years Star Wars has been one of the most popular movie franchises. Even after the widely panned episodes 1–3 threatened to keep another one from being made, fans continued to ask more, and more is what they got. I think it’s pretty well accepted that J.J. Abrams Episode VII: The Force Awakens was […]