Kyle J. Steenblik

Logan is Heartbreakingly Perfect [Review]

Logan is Heartbreakingly Perfect [Review]

Logan Directed by: James Mangold Written by: Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green Based on Wolverine by Roy Thomas, Len Wein, John Romita, Sr. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen Running time 135 minutes Rated R for strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity. […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Great Wall Failed to Unite East and West Cinema [Review]

The Great Wall Failed to Unite East and West Cinema [Review]

The Great Wall Directed by Zhang Yimou Screenplay by: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Tony Gilroy Story by: Max Brooks, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz Starring: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau Running time 104 minutes Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action violence. In the age of the Song dynasty during the […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

John Wick Chapter 2 is Beautifully Violent and Excruciatingly Fun

John Wick Chapter 2 is Beautifully Violent and Excruciatingly Fun

John Wick: Chapter 2 Directed by: Chad Stahels Written by: Derek Kolstad Starring: Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Running time 122 minutes Rated R for strong violence throughout, some language and brief nudity They stole his car, and killed his dog, and he went through hell to […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Lego Batman Movie does Everything Right

The Lego Batman Movie does Everything Right

The Lego Batman Movie Directed by Chris McKay Screenplay by: Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern, John Whittington Based on Lego Construction Toys & Batman by Bob Kane with Bill Finger Starring: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes Running time 104 minutes Rated PG for rude humor and some […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Space Between Us, Finally A Sci-Fi Romance for Kids [Review]

The Space Between Us, Finally A Sci-Fi Romance for Kids [Review]

The Space Between Us Directed by: Peter Chelsom Written by: Stewart Schill, Richard Barton Lewis, Allan Loeb Starring: Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman Running time 121 minutes Rated PG-13 for brief sensuality and language In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: ‘Sing’ Aims For Lowest Common Denominator And Still Fails

Review: ‘Sing’ Aims For Lowest Common Denominator And Still Fails

Title: Sing Director: Christopher Lourdelet and Garth Jennings Summary: A koala named Buster Moon has one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. If the box office and television ratings are any indication there are two things that people love; talking animals and singing competitions. […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Rogue One is Breathtakingly Spectacular and Exhilarating [Review]

Rogue One is Breathtakingly Spectacular and Exhilarating [Review]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Directed by: Gareth Edwards Screenplay by: Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy Story by: John Knoll, Gary Whitta Based on Characters by George Lucas Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker Running time 133 minutes Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of […]

 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

Arrival is the Surprise 2016 Needs [Review]

Arrival is the Surprise 2016 Needs [Review]

Arrival Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Screenplay by: Eric Heisserer Based on Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma Running time 116 minutes Rated PG-13 for brief strong language Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is a renowned professor of linguistics, and one of the world’s best […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Doctor Strange is Mind-Bending and Spectacular [Review]

Doctor Strange is Mind-Bending and Spectacular [Review]

Doctor Strange Directed by: Scott Derrickson Screenplay by: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Story by: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Based on Doctor Strange by Steve Ditko Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton Running time 115 minutes In Kathmandu, the […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Hacksaw Ridge is Moving, but Slightly Underwhelming [Review]

Hacksaw Ridge is Moving, but Slightly Underwhelming [Review]

Hacksaw Ridge Director: Mel Gibson Writers: Robert Schenkkan, Randall Wallace, Andrew Knight, Bill Mechanic Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn Running time 138 minutes R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images. Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) was raised a 7th […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Inferno is a Banal Tripe Worth Forgetting [Review]

Inferno is a Banal Tripe Worth Forgetting [Review]

Inferno Directed by: Ron Howard Screenplay by: David Koepp Based on Inferno by Dan Brown Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Irrfan Khan Running time 121 minutes Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, disturbing images, some language, thematic elements and brief sensuality. Academy Award® winner Ron Howard […]

 Brian West

GDR Reel Reviews – Ghostbusters

GDR Reel Reviews – Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call?

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The BFG is a Massive Magical Experience

The BFG is a Massive Magical Experience

The BFG Directed by: Steven Spielberg Screenplay by: Melissa Mathison Based on The BFG by Roald Dahl Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader Runtime: 117 minutes Rated PG for action/peril, some scary moments and brief rude humor Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is an insatiably curious insomniac orphan […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Finding Dory is Exceptionally Memorable

Finding Dory is Exceptionally Memorable

Finding Dory Directed by: Andrew Stanton Screenplay by: Andrew Stanton, Victoria Strouse Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy Running time 103 minutes Rated PG for mild thematic elements Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a Pacific regal blue tang afflicted with short-term memory loss, has been living with her […]

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