Brian West

Geek Dad Report, Episode 62 – Ghostbusters, Pokemon Go, and the Sulu Slap Fight

Geek Dad Report, Episode 62 – Ghostbusters, Pokemon Go, and the Sulu Slap Fight

Episode 62 of the Geek Dad Report is here!! Quick, throw a Pokeball at it.

 Brian West

GDR Reel Reviews – Disney’s The Jungle Book

GDR Reel Reviews – Disney’s The Jungle Book

Those simple bare necessities…

 Brian West

GDR Reel Reviews – Disney’s Zootopia

GDR Reel Reviews – Disney’s Zootopia

Disney’s making the world a better place, one animated movie at a time.

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Sicario is Severe, Harsh, Bleak and Thrilling

Sicario is Severe, Harsh, Bleak and Thrilling

    Sicario Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Written by: Taylor Sheridan Starring: Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber Running time 121 minutes Rated R for strong violence, grisly images, and language Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is an FBI special agent in Phoenix Arizona, working in a kidnapping taskforce. When a raid to […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Everest is Beautiful, Terrifying, and Inevitably Grim

Everest is Beautiful, Terrifying, and Inevitably Grim

    Everest Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur Written by: William Nicholson, Simon Beaufoy Starring: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Jake Gyllenhaal Running time 121 minutes Rated PG-13 for intense peril and disturbing images Everest is based on the events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster in […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is Terminally Charming

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is Terminally Charming

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Directed by: John Madden Written by: Ol Parker Based on: These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tena Desae, Dev Patel, Lillete Dubey, David Strathairn and Richard Gere. Running time: 122 minutes Rated PG for […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Unfinished Business is Unfunny Business

Unfinished Business is Unfunny Business

Unfinished Business Directed by: Ken Scott Written by: Steven Conrad Starring: Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco Running time: 91 minutes Rated R for some strong risqué sexual content/graphic nudity, and for language and drug use Unfinished Business, which is undeniably supposed to be a comedy, received a very liberal six chuckles and one laugh […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Focus Plays it Safe to Deliver an Average Genre Mashup

Focus Plays it Safe to Deliver an Average Genre Mashup

Focus Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Written by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie Running time: 104 minutes Rated R for for language, some sexual content and brief violence Focus is an incredibly average crime/comedy in the vein of Oceans 11, without the charismatic ensemble cast to carry the comedy through […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Lazarus Effect was Lazy Resurrected Horror Tropes

The Lazarus Effect was Lazy Resurrected Horror Tropes

The Lazarus Effect Directed by: David Gelb Written by: Luke Dawson, Jeremy Slater Starring: Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Evan Peters, Sarah Bolger Running time: 83 minutes Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of horror violence, terror and some sexual references Think of a horror movie revolving around bringing the dead back to life, only […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The DUFF is an Just Another Underdeveloped Teen Comedy

The DUFF is an Just Another Underdeveloped Teen Comedy

The DUFF Directed by: Ari Sandel Written by: Josh A. Cagan Based on: The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by Kody Keplinger Starring: Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca A. Santos, Allison Janney, Ken Jeong Running time: 101 minutes Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual materal througout, some language and teen partying The DUFF a […]

 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 […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a Remarkable, First Class Action-Comedy

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a Remarkable, First Class Action-Comedy

Kingsman: The Secret Service Directed by: Matthew Vaughn Written by: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn Based on: The Secret Service by Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons Starring: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine, Sofia Boutella, Sophie Cookson, Mark Strong, Mark Hamill Running time: 129 minute There are many ways in which I could […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a perfect parent/child bonding experience

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a perfect parent/child bonding experience

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is heartrending, heartwarming, and even more exciting than its predecessor is.  In a theatre full of excited children there were cheers, and tears and not one perceptible ounce of disappointment.  I’m not really sure if you can measure the disappointment of children in ounces, I’m not really sure why […]

 Evan Burkey

Thor: The Dark World Video Review

Thor: The Dark World Video Review

Like our other film critics, I also went and saw Thor: The Dark World this week. Check out what is the first of many video reviews from WPR!