Kyle J. Steenblik

Warcraft Grinds a Niche for a New Generation of Fantasy Films

Warcraft Grinds a Niche for a New Generation of Fantasy Films

Warcraft Directed by: Duncan Jones Screenplay by: Charles Leavitt, Duncan Jones Story by: Chris Metzen Based on Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment Starring: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky, Daniel Wu Running time 123 minutes Rated PG – 13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy violence The peaceful […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Captain America: Civil War is Resplendent, Sophisticated, and Marvelous

Captain America: Civil War is Resplendent, Sophisticated, and Marvelous

Captain America: Civil War Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Screenplay by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely Based on Captain America by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, […]

 Brian West

GDR Reel Reviews – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

GDR Reel Reviews – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The superhero showdown we have all been waiting for is finally here, unfortunately Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice doesn’t quit deliver the epic knockout punch we were all hoping for.

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an Entertaining but Flawed Mess

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an Entertaining but Flawed Mess

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Directed by: Zack Snyder Written by: Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer Based on Characters published by DC Comics Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot Running time 152 minutes Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Allegiant Part 1 is an Insipid Sequel in an Anemic Series

Allegiant Part 1 is an Insipid Sequel in an Anemic Series

The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1 Directed by: Robert Schwentke Screenplay by: Noah Oppenheim, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Stephen Chbosky Based on Allegiant by Veronica Roth Starring: Shailene Woodley,Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Zoë Kravitz, Maggie Q, Ray Stevenson, Daniel Dae Kim, Bill Skarsgård, Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts Running time 121 minutes […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Is Funny But Not Perfect

Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot  Is Funny But Not Perfect

Title: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Director:Screenwriter: Robert Carlock (screenplay) and Kim Baker (book ‘The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days In Afghanistan and Pakistan’) Principal Cast: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Christopher Abbot, and Billy Bob Thorton Summary:: A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan. I generally like Tina Fey and all […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Gods of Egypt is Divinely Digitally Disappointing

Gods of Egypt is Divinely Digitally Disappointing

Gods of Egypt Directed by: Alex Proyas Written by: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, Rufus Sewell, Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush Running time 127 minutes Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence and action, and some sexuality After the gods created the world, they decided to live among […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Eddie the Eagle Might be The Best Underdog Story I’ve Ever Seen

Eddie the Eagle Might be The Best Underdog Story I’ve Ever Seen

Eddie the Eagle Directed by: Dexter Fletcher Written by: Sean Macaulay, Simon Kelton Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman Running time 105 minutes Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material, partial nudity and smoking Eddie the Eagle tells the—inspired by true events—story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton) whose lifelong ambition to be an Olympic athlete lead […]

 Brian West

GDR Reel Reviews – Zoolander 2

GDR Reel Reviews – Zoolander 2

I missed not knowing things with you.

 Kyle J. Steenblik

How to Be Single has Too Many Stories for a Second Date

How to Be Single has Too Many Stories for a Second Date

How to Be Single Directed by: Christian Ditter Screenplay by: Dana Fox, Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein Based on How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo Starring: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Anders Holm, Nicholas Braun, Jake Lacy Running time 109 minutes Rated R for sexual content and strong language throughout There’s a […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Deadpool is a Funny Romantic Affair with Unicorns and Murder

Deadpool is a Funny Romantic Affair with Unicorns and Murder

Deadpool Directed by: Tim Miller Screenplay by: Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese Based on: Deadpool by Fabian Nicieza, Rob Liefeld Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić Running time 108 minutes Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity, and unicorns When […]

 Brian West

GDR Reel Reviews – Deadpool Movie

GDR Reel Reviews – Deadpool Movie

How about a crisp five?

 Jasen

Is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Worth Your Money?

Is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Worth Your Money?

  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Director: Burr Steers Writers: Burr Steer (screenplay), Seth Grahame-Smith (book), Jane Austin (book) Stars: Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, Suki Waterhouse, Douglas Booth, Sally Phillips, Lena Headey, Matt Smith, Jack Huston, and Charles Dance  Zombies are to Millennials what  slashers were to Gen X’ers. […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Choice is a Tedious Romance Film, Full of Boring People

The Choice is a Tedious Romance Film, Full of Boring People

The Choice Directed by: Ross Katz Screenplay by: Bryan Sipe Based on The Choice by Nicholas Sparks Starring: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario, Tom Welling, Tom Wilkinson Running time 111 minutes Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some thematic issues Travis (Benjamin Walker) is a man used to getting what he wants, […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Kung Fu Panda 3, Great for Kids, Dull for Parents

Kung Fu Panda 3, Great for Kids, Dull for Parents

Kung Fu Panda 3 Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Alessandro Carloni Written by: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger Starring: Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, David Cross, James Hong, Kate Hudson, J. K. Simmons Running time 95 minutes Rated PG for martial arts action and some mild rude […]