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 […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Sundance Review: “Strangerland” Has Impressive Performances But No Resolution

Sundance Review: “Strangerland” Has Impressive Performances But No Resolution

Title: Strangerland Director: Kim Farrant Screenwriter: Fiona Seres and Michael Kinirons Principal Cast: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving, Lisa Flanagan, Meyne Wyatt, and Maddison Brown Sometimes I feel like Nicole Kidman doesn’t always get the credit she deserves when it comes to acting. I’m sure that picking some less than stellar roles doesn’t really […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: “Black Sea” Won’t Change Your Life But It’s Good At What It Sets Out To Do

Review: “Black Sea” Won’t Change Your Life But It’s Good At What It Sets Out To Do

Title: Black Sea Director: Kevin Macdonald Screenwriter: Dennis Kelly Principle Cast: Jude Law, Jodie Wittaker, Scoot McNairy, Karl Davies, Mchael Smiley, Daniel Ryan, and Ben Mandelsohn With the sheer number of movies that get released, there are some that are going to fall through the cracks. I try to stay informed but that can be […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Sundance Review: “Z For Zachariah” Is Depressing and Predictable

Sundance Review: “Z For Zachariah” Is Depressing and Predictable

Title: Z for Zachariah Director: Craig Zobel Screenwriter: Nissar Modi Principle Cast: Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Chris Pine The post-apocalyptic genre is currently booming. Human beings have always had a morbid fascination with our own destruction. Normally this means that we have zombies or some other monster that is trying to kill us, but […]

 Hayley Knighten

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The wait is almost over! On October 3rd the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel Gone Girl will be out in theaters so, if you haven’t read the book, now is the time to get your hands on a copy. This is a book that readers either love or hate, so read on to find […]

 Hayley Knighten

Watch the Gone Girl Official Trailer

Watch the Gone Girl Official Trailer

The trailer for the film Gone Girl  has been released and, like all other promotional materials for this upcoming movie from the poster to the website, it looks amazing. Author, Gillian Flynn has written the screenplay for the film based on her bestselling novel by the same name about a woman who goes missing on […]

 Hayley Knighten

Moretz to Star in The Fifth Wave, Dark Places and If I Stay

Moretz to Star in The Fifth Wave, Dark Places and If I Stay

Chloë Grace Moretz has signed on to play Cassie in the movie adaptation of Rick Yancy’s young-adult, science-fiction novel “The 5th Wave” Later this year, Moretz will also star in “If I Stay” and “Dark Places: A Novel“. All three of these films are based on books. But these aren’t just books. These are really […]

 Evan Burkey

The Desolation of Smaug Is A Fantastic Christmas Gift

The Desolation of Smaug Is A Fantastic Christmas Gift

Let’s face it: You already know that you’re going to see this movie, so let me tell you why that hypetrain you’re riding is totally justified.

 Ryan Thomason

Can Seattle and Portland Handle an Advance Screening of The Desolation of Smaug?

Can Seattle and Portland Handle an Advance Screening of The Desolation of Smaug?

I guess you’ll have to find out after you snag some tickets from us.

 Ryan Thomason

Seattle and Portland Advance Screening of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty!

Seattle and Portland Advance Screening of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty!

How secret is his life that we’re watching it?

 Kyle J. Steenblik

To the Wonder [Review]

To the Wonder [Review]

To the Wonder is an art film that is beautiful to behold but that is just about all.  The unexercised story was left atrophied and on life support where it was artificially kept alive until the plug was mercifully pulled after almost two hours.