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 […]

 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

Solo: A Star Wars Story Brings Legends to Life [Review]

Solo: A Star Wars Story Brings Legends to Life [Review]

Solo: A Star Wars Story Directed by: Ron Howard Written by: Jonathan Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan Based on Characters by George Lucas Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany Production company: Lucasfilm Ltd. Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Release date May 25, 2018 Running […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Rampage is Exactly What You’d Expect [Review]

Rampage is Exactly What You’d Expect [Review]

Rampage Directed by: Brad Peyton Screenplay by: Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse, Ryan J. Condal, Adam Sztykiel Story by: Ryan Engle Based on Rampage by Midway Games Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan Production company: New Line Cinema, Flynn Picture Company, Rickard Pictures, Seven Bucks Productions […]

 Bob Foster

THE STRANGERS PREY AT NIGHT is a mixed bag of a sequel [REVIEW]

THE STRANGERS PREY AT NIGHT is a mixed bag of a sequel [REVIEW]

The Strangers: Prey At Night Directed by Johanns Roberts Screenplay by Ben Kentai Starring: Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Martin Henderson, Lewis Pullman (bill’s son!) Production companies Avrion Picures Distributed by Avrion Picures Release date March 9, 2018 Running time 85 minutes Rated R for horror violence and terror, language throughout The Strangers (2008) and its […]

 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 […]

 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

Paddington 2 is a more than bearable sequel.

Paddington 2 is a more than bearable sequel.

Two years ago, released among the grizzly studio dumps of January was a tiny cub of a great family film.  Effortlessly charming, with a huge heart, and continually clever and never panda-ering to kids, Paddington surprised me over and over again. I koalan’t believe it, and it held as one of best films of 2015.  After […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is an Epic Adventure in Uncharted Territory [Review]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is an Epic Adventure in Uncharted Territory [Review]

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi Directed by: Rian Johnson Written by: Rian Johnson Based on Characters by George Lucas 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 Runtime: 152 […]

 Bob Foster

JUSTICE LEAGUE is a step in the right direction, but not enough yet. [REVIEW]

JUSTICE LEAGUE is a step in the right direction, but not enough yet. [REVIEW]

  Let’s do this the way Superman would prefer: start with the positive, that glimmer of hope. Justice League finally understands Superman. After the scowling, grudging hero of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman; JL has The Big Blue Boy Scout audiences expected and wanted; besides one sequence that threatens to crash it down. […]

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