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. […]

 Bob Foster

For a film about death, COCO is vibrant and full of life. [REVIEW]

For a film about death, COCO is vibrant and full of life. [REVIEW]

Coco Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina Screenplay by Matthew Aldrich & Adrian Molina Starring the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal Production companies Disney/Pixar Distributed by Disney Release date November 22, 2017 Running time 105 minutes plus 21 minute Olaf’s Frozen Adventure short Rated PG for thematic elements Miguel wants to […]

 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

IT is Beautiful in its Terror [Review]

IT is Beautiful in its Terror [Review]

IT Directed by: Andy Muschietti Screenplay by: Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman Based on It by Stephen King Starring: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton Release date September 8, 2017 Running time 135 minutes Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Hitman’s Bodyguard was a Tepid and Unoriginal Comedy [Review]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard was a Tepid and Unoriginal Comedy [Review]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard Directed by Patrick Hughes Written by: Tom O’Connor Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Élodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, Richard E. Grant Running time 118 minutes Rated R for strong violence and language throughout Release date: August 18, 2017 (USA) The world’s top protection agent is […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Dark Tower is an Undeveloped and Mediocre Disappointment [Review]

The Dark Tower is an Undeveloped and Mediocre Disappointment [Review]

The Dark Tower Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel Screenplay by: Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel Based on The Dark Tower by Stephen King Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley Running time 95 minutes Rated PG-13 for thematic material including sequences of gun […]