Bob Foster

SKYSCRAPER review: Just watch Die Hard instead.

SKYSCRAPER review: Just watch Die Hard instead.

Skyscraper Written and directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber Starring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johsnon, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber Production companies: Legendary Pictures, Flynn Picture Company, Seven Bucks Productions Distributed by: Universal Release date July 13, 2018 Running time 102 minutes Rated PG-13 for sequences of gun violence and action, and for brief strong language.   Skyscraper is […]

 Bob Foster

TOMB RAIDER is an underwhelming adventure. [Review]

TOMB RAIDER is an underwhelming adventure. [Review]

Tomb Raider Directed by Roar Uthaug Screenplay by Geneve Robertson-Dworet & Alastair Siddons Based on Tomb Raider game series published by Square Enix Starring: Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Dominic West, Derek Jacobi, Kristen Scott Thomas. Production companies GK films, Square Enix, MGM Distributed by Warner Brothers Release date March 16, 2018 Running time […]

 Bob Foster

A QUIET PLACE is a lean and terrifying experience [REVIEW]

A QUIET PLACE is a lean and terrifying experience [REVIEW]

A Quiet Place Directed by: John Krasinski Screenplay by: Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski Story by: Bryan Woods & Scott Beck Starring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmons Production companies: Platinum Dunes Distributed by: Paramount Release date April 6, 2018 Running time 90 Minutes Rated PG-13 for terror and some […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Tomb Raider is Fun Fantasy Action [Review]

Tomb Raider is Fun Fantasy Action [Review]

Tomb Raider Directed by: Roar Uthaug Screenplay by: Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Alastair Siddons Story by: Evan Daugherty, Geneva Robertson-Dworet Based on Tomb Raider by Crystal Dynamics, Square Enix video games Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas Production companies: GK Films, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Square Enix, Warner Bros. Release date March 16, […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

A Wrinkle in Time is a Triumphant Adaptation of a Classic Book [Review]

A Wrinkle in Time is a Triumphant Adaptation of a Classic Book [Review]

A Wrinkle in Time Directed by Ava DuVernay Screenplay by Jennifer Lee Based on A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Pine, Deric McCabe, Levi Miller Production companies Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Death Wish is Well Made but Too Problematic [Review]

Death Wish is Well Made but Too Problematic [Review]

Death Wish Directed by Eli Roth Written by Joe Carnahan Based on Death Wish (1974 film) by Wendell Mayes, Death Wish (novel) by Brian Garfield Starring: Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris, Kimberly Elise Production companies: Scott Free Productions, MGM Studios Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Release date March 2, 2018 Running time 107 minutes […]

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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 […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Justice League is Super Mediocre and Unmemorable [Review]

Justice League is Super Mediocre and Unmemorable [Review]

Justice League Directed by Zack Snyder Screenplay by Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon Based on Justice League by Gardner Fox and characters by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, William Moulton Marston, Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Murder on the Orient Express is a Near Flawless Film

Murder on the Orient Express is a Near Flawless Film

Murder on the Orient Express Directed by Kenneth Branagh Screenplay by Michael Green Based on Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Marwan Kenzari, Olivia Colman, Lucy Boynton, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Sergei Polunin […]

 Bob Foster

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is Tarnished

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is Tarnished

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Directed by: Matthew Vaughn Written by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman (based on the graphic novel “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons) Starring: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, and Jeff Bridges A promising series stopped short due to a underwhelming sequel is a shame. Especially […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Longwinded but Stimulating in The End. [Review]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Longwinded but Stimulating in The End. [Review]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Directed by: Matthew Vaughn Screenplay by: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn Based on Kingsman by Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges Release date 22 September 2017 Running time 141 minutes Rated R for sequences of strong violence, […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

American Assassin was Predictably Tedious and Bland [Review]

American Assassin was Predictably Tedious and Bland [Review]

American Assassin Directed by: Michael Cuesta Written by: Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz Based on American Assassin by Vince Flynn Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Taylor Kitsch Running time 111 minutes Release date September 15, 2017 Rated R for Strong Violence, Including Torture, Persuasive Language, and Brief Sexuality/Nudity. […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

IT is Beautiful in its Terror [Review]

IT is Beautiful in its Terror [Review]

IT Directed by: Andy Muschietti Screenplay by: Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman Based on It by Stephen King Starring: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton Release date September 8, 2017 Running time 135 minutes Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Hitman’s Bodyguard was a Tepid and Unoriginal Comedy [Review]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard was a Tepid and Unoriginal Comedy [Review]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard Directed by Patrick Hughes Written by: Tom O’Connor Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Élodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, Richard E. Grant Running time 118 minutes Rated R for strong violence and language throughout Release date: August 18, 2017 (USA) The world’s top protection agent is […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Dark Tower is an Undeveloped and Mediocre Disappointment [Review]

The Dark Tower is an Undeveloped and Mediocre Disappointment [Review]

The Dark Tower Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel Screenplay by: Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel Based on The Dark Tower by Stephen King Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley Running time 95 minutes Rated PG-13 for thematic material including sequences of gun […]

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