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Is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Worth Your Money?

Is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Worth Your Money?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Rated: PG Run Time: 117 minutes  After Credits Scene (Stinger): Yes There’s not too many animated super hero movies based on comics that have theatrical releases. A vast majority of them get released directly to the home video market. There’s plenty of good reasons why the movie studios choose to […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Mortal Engines is a Flawed Fantastic Fantasy Film

Mortal Engines Directed by Christian Rivers Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson Based on Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve Starring Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Lang Production companies Universal Pictures, Media Rights Capital, WingNut Films Release date December 14, 2018 Running time 128 minutes […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Mary Poppins Returns is Nostalgic and Magical

Mary Poppins Returns Directed by Rob Marshall Screenplay by David Magee Story by David Magee, Rob Marshall, John DeLuca Based on Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep Production company Walt Disney Pictures, Lucamar Productions, Marc […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is Out of This Universe Good [Review]

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman Screenplay by: Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman Story by: Phil Lord Based on the Marvel Comics Miles Morales by Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, Zoë Kravitz, […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Creed II is an Invigorating and Engrossing Sequel [Review]

Creed II Directed by: Steven Caple Jr. Screenplay by: Sylvester Stallone, Juel Taylor Story by Sascha Penn, Cheo Hodari Coker Based on Characters by Sylvester Stallone Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren Production companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Warner Bros. Release date November 21, 2018 Running time 117 minutes […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Robin Hood is a Catastrophic Adaptation [Review]

Robin Hood Directed by: Otto Bathurst Screenplay by: Ben Chandler, David James Kelly Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Tim Minchin, Jamie Dornan, Cornelius Booth Production company: Summit Entertainment, Appian Way Productions, Safehouse Pictures, Thunder Road Films Distributed by: Lionsgate Release date November 21, 2018 Running time 116 minutes Rated PG-13 for […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is Immersive and Exciting [Review]

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Directed by: David Yates Written by: J. K. Rowling Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Jude Law, Johnny Depp Production company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Heyday Films, Wizarding World Release date 16 November 2018 Running […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Ralph Breaks the Internet is Clever, Funny, and Fun [Review]

Ralph Breaks the Internet Directed by: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston Screenplay by: Phil Johnston, Pamela Ribon Story by: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, Jim Reardon, Pamela Ribon, Josie Trinidad Based on Characters by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, Jim Reardon Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, Alfred Molina, […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is a Soulless Holiday Slog [Review]

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Directed by: Scott Mosier, Yarrow Cheney Screenplay by: Michael LeSieur, Tommy Swerdlow Based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury Narrated by: Pharrell Williams Production companies: Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment Release date November 9, 2018 Running time 86 […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Bohemian Rhapsody is Electrifying [Review]

Bohemian Rhapsody Directed by Bryan Singer / Dexter Fletcher Screenplay by Anthony McCarten Story by Anthony McCarten, Peter Morgan Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, Mike Myers Production company 20th Century Fox, New Regency, GK Films, Queen Films Distributed by 20th Century Fox Release […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

First Man is Subdued and Inspiring [Review]

First Man Directed by Damien Chazelle Screenplay by Josh Singer Based on First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy Production company Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment, Phantasma Release date October 12, 2018 Running time 133 minutes Rated PG-13 for some thematic […]

 Bob Foster

THE NUN, gets into the habit of scaring viewers [REVIEW]

THE NUN, gets into the habit of scaring viewers [REVIEW]

THE NUN WRITTEN BY GARY DAUBERMAN DIRECTED BY: COLIN HARDY STARRING: TAISSA FARMIGA, BONNIE AARONS, DAMION BICHIR PRODUCTION COMPANIES: ATOMIC MONSTER, NEW LINE CINEMAS DISTRIBUTED BY: NEW LINE/WB RELEASE DATE SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 RUNNING TIME 98 MINUTES RATED R FOR TERROR, VIOLENCE, AND DISTURBING/BLOODY IMAGES There is a sequence about thirty-five minutes into The Nun […]

 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

Hereditary uses grief and guilt to build a terrifying film [review]

Hereditary uses grief and guilt to build a terrifying film [review]

Hereditary Directed by: Ari AsterScreenplay by: Ari Aster Starring: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Milly Shapiro Production companies: Palm Star Media; Distributed by A24   Release date June 8, 2018 Running time 127 minutes Rated R for Horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use, and brief graphic nudity. At its core, Hereditary is a film about […]

 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 […]

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