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

Adopting Trouble is a Fantastic Lighthearted Dark Comedy

Adopting Trouble is a Fantastic Lighthearted Dark Comedy

Adopting Trouble Directed by Lee Gardner Written by Blake Casselman and Lee Gardner Starring: Ryan Templeman, Heather Murdock, Ariana Escalante, Clint Vanderlinden, David Harris, Danny James, Charan Prabhakar, Priscilla Poland, James Christian Morris, Bosco Edjamboya, Elizabeth Golden, Leanna Pareja A Rare Legend Films Production Runtime 98 minutes Blu-ray/DVD/digital release date 11/27/2018 rated PG-13. A married […]

 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

Overlord is Awesome [Review]

Overlord Directed by: Julius Avery Written by: Billy Ray, Mark L. Smith Starring: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, John Magaro, Gianny Taufer, Pilou Asbæk, Bokeem Woodbine Production company: Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot Productions Release date November 9, 2018 Running time 110 minutes Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing images, language, and brief sexual […]

 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 […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Bad Times at the El Royale is Astonishingly Awesome [Review]

Bad Times at the El Royale is Astonishingly Awesome [Review]

Bad Times at the El Royale Directed by Drew Goddard Written by Drew Goddard Starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman, Chris Hemsworth Production company 20th Century Fox, Goddard Textiles Release date October 12, 2018 Running time 140 minutes Rated R for strong violence, language, some drug […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Venom is Unintentionally Campy [Review]

Venom is Unintentionally Campy [Review]

Venom Directed by Ruben Fleischer Screenplay by Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Kelly Marcel Based on Venom by David Michelinie, Todd McFarlane Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott Production company Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Tencent Pictures, Arad Productions, Matt Tolmach Productions, Pascal Pictures Distributed by Sony Pictures Release date October 5, […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

A Star Is Born Delivers the Goosebumps, and the Heartbreak [Review]

A Star Is Born Delivers the Goosebumps, and the Heartbreak [Review]

A Star Is Born Directed by Bradley Cooper Screenplay by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters Based on A Star Is Born by William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, Sam Elliott Production Companies: Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Joint Effort, Gerber Pictures, Live […]

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