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Unpopular Opinion: Marvel’s Black Panther is Flawed

Unpopular Opinion: Marvel’s Black Panther is Flawed

Black Panther is getting near universal praise by critics. One phrase I keep hearing thrown around is “the best Marvel movie to date.” While it’s undeniable that this movie is not only entertaining and groundbreaking, I truly believe Black Panther is being overhyped to a whole new level. It’s hard to be critical of a […]

 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 […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

12 Strong is Impactful and Important [Review]

12 Strong is Impactful and Important [Review]

12 Strong Directed by: Nicolai Fuglsig Written by: Ted Tally, Peter Craig Based on Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill Production companies: Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, Jerry Bruckheimer Films Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Release date January 19, 2018 Running time 129 […]

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The Shape of Water Proves to be a Contender for Best Picture

The Shape of Water Proves to be a Contender for Best Picture

The Shape of Water is a chilling symphony in blues and greens and blue-greens and green-blues and aquamarines and teals, maybe just teal. Teal with rust accents that contrast and add to a meticulous patina that is both subtle and deeply metaphorical. The plot is one you’ve seen a hundreds times, just with a flashy […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Shape of Water is Brilliant and Beautiful [Review]

The Shape of Water is Brilliant and Beautiful [Review]

The Shape of Water Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Written by: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer Production companies: Double Dare You Productions Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures Release date December 1, 2017 Running time 123 minutes Rated R for sexual content, graphic […]

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi—A Spoiler Free Review

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi—A Spoiler Free Review

For 42 years Star Wars has been one of the most popular movie franchises. Even after the widely panned episodes 1–3 threatened to keep another one from being made, fans continued to ask more, and more is what they got. I think it’s pretty well accepted that J.J. Abrams Episode VII: The Force Awakens was […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Justice League is Super Mediocre and Unmemorable [Review]

Justice League is Super Mediocre and Unmemorable [Review]

Justice League Directed by Zack Snyder Screenplay by Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon Based on Justice League by Gardner Fox and characters by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, William Moulton Marston, Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Thor: Ragnarok is Magnificently Entertaining [Review]

Thor: Ragnarok is Magnificently Entertaining [Review]

Thor: Ragnarok Directed by Taika Waititi Screenplay by Eric Pearson Story by Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, Eric Pearson Based on Thor by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins Production company Marvel Studios Distributed by Walt Disney […]

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Why Not Give Happy Death Day a Chance?

Why Not Give Happy Death Day a Chance?

Happy Death Day Directed by: Christopher B. Landon Written by: Scott Lobdell Starring: Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard Running time: 96 minutes Stinger: No Some films are true pieces of art, beautiful through out. A perfect film blends both art and entertainment. Evoking emotion with stunning imagery and engaging the viewer with a story that they can relate to. […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Foreigner Brings Solid yet Tepid Action [Review]

The Foreigner Brings Solid yet Tepid Action [Review]

The Foreigner Directed by: Martin Campbell Screenplay by: David Marconi Based on The Chinaman by Stephen Leather Starring: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan Running time 113 minutes Production company: The Fyzz Facility, Sparkle Roll Media, Huayi Brothers Pictures, Wanda Pictures Distributed by STX films Release date: 13 October 2017 Rated R for violence, language and some […]

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Blade Runner 2049: Witnessing a Miracle

Blade Runner 2049: Witnessing a Miracle

Spoiler Free Review

Blade Runner 2049 Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Screenplay: Hampton Fancher & Michael Green Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, and Dave Bautista Run time: 163 minutes Stinger: No Blade Runner 2049 is a neon lit noir. It’s the ashes of a technicolor daydream. Each scene is a beautifully painted piece of art, […]

 Bob Foster

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is Tarnished

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is Tarnished

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Directed by: Matthew Vaughn Written by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman (based on the graphic novel “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons) Starring: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, and Jeff Bridges A promising series stopped short due to a underwhelming sequel is a shame. Especially […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

American Made: A Shoddy Product in a Nice Box [Review]

American Made: A Shoddy Product in a Nice Box [Review]

American Made Directed by: Doug Liman Written by: Gary Spinelli Starring: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones, Jayma Mays Distributed by Universal Pictures Release date September 29, 2017 (United States) Running time 117 minutes Rated R for language throughout and some […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Longwinded but Stimulating in The End. [Review]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Longwinded but Stimulating in The End. [Review]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Directed by: Matthew Vaughn Screenplay by: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn Based on Kingsman by Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges Release date 22 September 2017 Running time 141 minutes Rated R for sequences of strong violence, […]

 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 […]