Kyle J. Steenblik

Red Sparrow is Agonizingly Dull [Review]

Red Sparrow is Agonizingly Dull [Review]

Red Sparrow Directed by: Francis Lawrence Screenplay by: Justin Haythe Based on Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons Production company: Chernin Entertainment Distributed by 20th Century Fox Release date March 2, 2018 Rated R for strong violence, torture, sexual content, language and some graphic nudity When she […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Black Panther is Unapologetically Brilliant [Review]

Black Panther is Unapologetically Brilliant [Review]

Black Panther Directed by Ryan Coogler Written by Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole Based on Black Panther by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis Production company: Marvel Studios Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Fifty Final Things to do Instead of Watching Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Final Things to do Instead of Watching Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Freed Directed by James Foley Screenplay by Niall Leonard Based on Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger, Arielle Kebbel, Max Martini, Brant Daugherty, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora Production company: Perfect World Pictures, Michael De Luca Productions Distributed by: Universal Pictures Release date February 9, 2018 […]

 Bob Foster

Insidious: The Last Key unlocks an underwhelming sequel

Insidious: The Last Key unlocks an underwhelming sequel

  Insidious: The Last Key Directed by Adam Robitel Screenplay by Leigh Whannell Starring Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Kirk Acevedo, Bruce Davidson Production company: Blumhouse Distributed by Universal Release date January 5, 2018 Running time 105 minutes Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic content, violence and terror, and brief strong language   The opening sequence of […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Thor: Ragnarok is Magnificently Entertaining [Review]

Thor: Ragnarok is Magnificently Entertaining [Review]

Thor: Ragnarok Directed by Taika Waititi Screenplay by Eric Pearson Story by Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, Eric Pearson Based on Thor by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins Production company Marvel Studios Distributed by Walt Disney […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Foreigner Brings Solid yet Tepid Action [Review]

The Foreigner Brings Solid yet Tepid Action [Review]

The Foreigner Directed by: Martin Campbell Screenplay by: David Marconi Based on The Chinaman by Stephen Leather Starring: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan Running time 113 minutes Production company: The Fyzz Facility, Sparkle Roll Media, Huayi Brothers Pictures, Wanda Pictures Distributed by STX films Release date: 13 October 2017 Rated R for violence, language and some […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

My Little Pony: The Movie is Surprisingly Fun

My Little Pony: The Movie is Surprisingly Fun

My Little Pony: The Movie Directed by: Jayson Thiessen Screenplay by: Meghan McCarthy, Rita Hsiao, Michael Vogel Based on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic by Lauren Faust Starring: Uzo Aduba, Ashleigh Ball, Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Taye Diggs, Andrea Libman, Michael Peña, Zoe Saldana, Liev Schreiber, Sia, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck Music […]

 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

Valerian & The City of A Thousand Planets is Sci-Fi at its Best [Review]

Valerian & The City of A Thousand Planets is Sci-Fi at its Best [Review]

Valerian & The City of A Thousand Planets Directed by Luc Besson Screenplay by Luc Besson Based on Valérian and Laureline by Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mézières Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Rutger Hauer Running time 137 minutes Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material and […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Spider-Man: Homecoming is Pitch Perfect Marvel [Review]

Spider-Man: Homecoming is Pitch Perfect Marvel [Review]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Directed by: Jon Watts Screenplay by: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers Story by: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley Based on Spider-Man by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Laura Harrier  Running time […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Wonder Woman Smashes the Odds, is Monumentally Enjoyable [Review]

Wonder Woman Smashes the Odds, is Monumentally Enjoyable [Review]

Wonder Woman Directed by: Patty Jenkins Screenplay by: Allan Heinberg Story by: Zack Snyder, Allan Heinberg, Jason Fuchs Based on Wonder Woman by William Moulton Marston Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya Running time 141 minutes Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Alien: Covenant, Surprising, Satisfying, but not Scary [Review]

Alien: Covenant, Surprising, Satisfying, but not Scary [Review]

Alien: Covenant Directed by: Ridley Scott Screenplay by: John Logan, Dante Harper Story by: Jack Paglen, Michael Green based on characters created by: Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir Running time 123 minutes Rated R for sci-fi violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality/nudity The crew […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is Hilariously Groot [Review]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is Hilariously Groot [Review]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Directed by James Gunn Written by James Gunn Based on Guardians of the Galaxy by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell Running time: 136 […]

 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 […]

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