Kyle J. Steenblik

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD is An Emotional Finale

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD Directed by: Dean DeBlois Written by: Dean DeBlois Based on How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell Starring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, F. Murray Abraham Music by: John Powell Production company DreamWorks Animation Distributed by Universal Pictures Release date February 22, 2019 […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Isn’t It Romantic is not Romantic or a Comedy [Review]

Isn’t It Romantic Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson Written by: Erin Cardillo, Dana Fox, Katie Silberman Starring: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, Priyanka Chopra Production companies: New Line Cinema, Bron Creative, Camp Sugar, Broken Road Productions Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, Netflix (International) Release date February 13, 2019 Rated PG-13 Natalie is a New York […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Alita: Battle Angel is a Spectacular Special [Review]

Alita: Battle Angel Directed by Robert Rodriguez Screenplay by James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis Based on Gunnm (Battle Angel Alita) by Yukito Kishiro Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson Production companies: 20th Century Fox, Lightstorm Entertainment, Troublemaker Studios, TSG Entertainment Release date February 14, 2019 Running […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is Surprisingly Catchy [Review]

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Directed by Mike Mitchell Screenplay by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Based on Lego Construction Toys Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, Jadon Sand, Brooklynn Prince Production companies: Warner Animation Group, Lego System A/S, […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Glass is a Waste of Talent [Review]

Glass Directed by M. Night Shyamalan Written by M. Night Shyamalan Starring: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Samuel L. Jackson Production company: Blinding Edge Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Buena Vista International Distributed by Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Release date January 18, 2019 Run time 129 minutes Rated PG-13 M. Night […]

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Bumblebee May be the Best of the Transformers Franchise, but is it Any Good?

Bumblebee May be the Best of the Transformers Franchise, but is it Any Good?

As far as franchises go there are few as unappealing to me as Transformers. It is solidly built on a foundation of everything I (and many cinephiles) loath. First off it’s a live action movie based on cartoon from the ‘80s based on a line of toys based on a line of toys from Japan. […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Bumblebee is Remarkably Fantastic [Review]

Bumblebee Directed by Travis Knight Written by Christina Hodson Based on Transformers by Hasbro Starring Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon Production company Di Bonaventura Pictures, Allspark Pictures, Tencent Pictures Distributed by Paramount Pictures Release date December 21, 2018 Running time 114 minutes Rated PG-13 On the run […]

 Jasen

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, […]

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