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 […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Love the Coopers is Unremarkable, but Enjoyable

Love the Coopers is Unremarkable, but Enjoyable

Love the Coopers Directed by: Jessie Nelson Written by: Steven Rogers Starring: Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei, Olivia Wilde Narrated by Steve Martin Running time 106 minutes Rated PG – 13 for thematic elements, language and some sexuality Charlotte (Diane Keaton) and Sam Cooper’s […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: September 15

WPR’s Box Office Report: September 15

Box Office Results for September 11-13 It was a slow weekend at the box office, The Visit opened with $25.4 million, which is well above its micro-budget of $5 million, but it was not enough to take the number one spot from The Perfect Guy.  Other newcomer 90 Minutes in Heaven only found $2 million there, after spending  30 minutes on screen longer than the […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: September 8, 2015

WPR’s Box Office Report: September 8, 2015

Box Office Report September 4 – 7 War Room, a movie no one I know saw, walked away with the number one spot during the long holiday weekend at the box office.  It’s entirely possible that over the weekend audiences were looking for something new, and with little new to offer some interesting things happened.  Straight […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Self/less Is Rather Lifeless

Review: Self/less Is Rather Lifeless

Title: Self/less Director: Tarsem Singh Screenwriter: David Pastor and Alex Pastor Principal Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber, Derek Like, and Jaynee Lynne Kinchen Summary: An extremely wealthy man, dying of cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is Heartwarming but Clichéd

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is Heartwarming but Clichéd

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Screenplay: by Jesse Andrews Based on: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews Starring: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, Ronald Cyler II, Jon Bernthal, Nick Offerman Running time: 105 minutes Rated PG – 13 for sexual content, drug material, language and some […]

 Hayley Knighten

Spielberg to direct Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’

Spielberg to direct Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’

My wildest geek dreams have come true. A movie of Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel, Ready Player One is in the works and Warner Bros. Studios has Steven Freakin’ Spielberg set to direct it. So why is this so amazing? First, they’re gonna need a bigger special effects budget. To give you an idea, here’s a brief synopsis […]

 Hayley Knighten

Teaser for MockingJay 2 looks better than the book

Teaser for MockingJay 2 looks better than the book

Another year; another Hunger Games. I won’t lie, I’m nervous about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two. Forewarning, spoilers ahead. If you haven’t seen Mockingjay Part One, you might want to stop reading here and get on that or just skip to the end of this article and check out the new teaser trailer for […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Big Eyes: The Film, The Art, a Book to Read

Big Eyes: The Film, The Art, a Book to Read

Big Eyes: The Film, The Art  Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: Titan Books (January 27, 2015) Language: English Available on Amazon $22.35 This a coffee-table book that you will actually want to read.  In fact, this particular book has occupied my beside-table for several weeks now.  I only find the book difficult to read as the photographs […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: “The Lazarus Effect” Is Better Off Dead

Review: “The Lazarus Effect” Is Better Off Dead

Title: The Lazarus Effect Director: David Gelb Screenwriter: Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater Principal Cast: Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Donald Glover, Evan Peters, and Sarah Bolger I’m not a huge fan of horror movies. I understand the concept of them, but I have an extremely overactive brain that keeps me awake imagining how I’m going […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Drowned in Its Own Self-Awareness

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Drowned in Its Own Self-Awareness

Hot Tub Time Machine 2  Directed by: Steve Pink Written by: Josh Heald Starring: Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Chevy Chase Running time: 93 minutes Rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, drug use and some violence Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is honestly not as bad as […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Fifty Shades of Grey is Fifty Shades of Ghastly

Fifty Shades of Grey is Fifty Shades of Ghastly

Fifty Shades of Grey Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson Written by: Kelly Marcel Based on: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan Running time: 125 minutes Rated R for strong sexual content including dialouge, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language. This film marks a new low point […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: “Kingsman: The Secret Service” Is The First Great Movie Of 2015

Review: “Kingsman: The Secret Service” Is The First Great Movie Of 2015

Title: Kingsman: The Secret Service Director: Matthew Vaughn Screenwriter: Jane Goldman (screenplay), Matthew Vaughn (screenplay), Mark Millar (comic book “The Secret Service”), and Dave Gibbons (comic book “The Secret Service”) Principal Cast:Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Samuel L. Jackson, Sofia Boutella, Sophia Cookson, and Michael Caine I’m not going to lie; I’ve been looking […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: “Seventh Son” Is Way More Entertaining Than It Should Be

Review: “Seventh Son” Is Way More Entertaining Than It Should Be

Title: Seventh Son Director: Sergery Bodrov Screenwriters: Charles Leavitt (screenplay), Steve Knight (screenplay), Matt Greenberg (screenplay), and Joseph Delaney (novel “The Spook’s Apprentice”) Principal Cast: Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Jeff Bridges, Djimon Hounsou, and Olivia Williams You might have heard of Seventh Son as far back as 2012 because that’s when the production […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: “Jupiter Ascending” Has A Story Crushed By Its Own Plot

Review: “Jupiter Ascending” Has A Story Crushed By Its Own Plot

Title: Jupiter Ascending Director: Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski Screenwriter: Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski Principal Cast: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Douglas Booth, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Tuppence Middleton There are a few warning signs that can tip you off whether or not a movie is going to be terrible. Sometimes it’s […]