Kyle J. Steenblik

Logan is Heartbreakingly Perfect [Review]

Logan is Heartbreakingly Perfect [Review]

Logan Directed by: James Mangold Written by: Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green Based on Wolverine by Roy Thomas, Len Wein, John Romita, Sr. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen Running time 135 minutes Rated R for strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity. […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Great Wall Failed to Unite East and West Cinema [Review]

The Great Wall Failed to Unite East and West Cinema [Review]

The Great Wall Directed by Zhang Yimou Screenplay by: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Tony Gilroy Story by: Max Brooks, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz Starring: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau Running time 104 minutes Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action violence. In the age of the Song dynasty during the […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

John Wick Chapter 2 is Beautifully Violent and Excruciatingly Fun

John Wick Chapter 2 is Beautifully Violent and Excruciatingly Fun

John Wick: Chapter 2 Directed by: Chad Stahels Written by: Derek Kolstad Starring: Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Running time 122 minutes Rated R for strong violence throughout, some language and brief nudity They stole his car, and killed his dog, and he went through hell to […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Lego Batman Movie does Everything Right

The Lego Batman Movie does Everything Right

The Lego Batman Movie Directed by Chris McKay Screenplay by: Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern, John Whittington Based on Lego Construction Toys & Batman by Bob Kane with Bill Finger Starring: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes Running time 104 minutes Rated PG for rude humor and some […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Rogue One is Breathtakingly Spectacular and Exhilarating [Review]

Rogue One is Breathtakingly Spectacular and Exhilarating [Review]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Directed by: Gareth Edwards Screenplay by: Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy Story by: John Knoll, Gary Whitta Based on Characters by George Lucas Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker Running time 133 minutes Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Enchantingly Fun and Charming [Review]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Enchantingly Fun and Charming [Review]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Directed by David Yates Written by J. K. Rowling Based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Colin Farrell Running time 133 minutes Rated PG-13 for […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Arrival is the Surprise 2016 Needs [Review]

Arrival is the Surprise 2016 Needs [Review]

Arrival Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Screenplay by: Eric Heisserer Based on Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma Running time 116 minutes Rated PG-13 for brief strong language Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is a renowned professor of linguistics, and one of the world’s best […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Doctor Strange is Mind-Bending and Spectacular [Review]

Doctor Strange is Mind-Bending and Spectacular [Review]

Doctor Strange Directed by: Scott Derrickson Screenplay by: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Story by: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Based on Doctor Strange by Steve Ditko Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton Running time 115 minutes In Kathmandu, the […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Hacksaw Ridge is Moving, but Slightly Underwhelming [Review]

Hacksaw Ridge is Moving, but Slightly Underwhelming [Review]

Hacksaw Ridge Director: Mel Gibson Writers: Robert Schenkkan, Randall Wallace, Andrew Knight, Bill Mechanic Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn Running time 138 minutes R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images. Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) was raised a 7th […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Inferno is a Banal Tripe Worth Forgetting [Review]

Inferno is a Banal Tripe Worth Forgetting [Review]

Inferno Directed by: Ron Howard Screenplay by: David Koepp Based on Inferno by Dan Brown Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Irrfan Khan Running time 121 minutes Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, disturbing images, some language, thematic elements and brief sensuality. Academy Award® winner Ron Howard […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Denial may be Dry but is Undeniably Captivating [Review]

Denial may be Dry but is Undeniably Captivating [Review]

Denial Directed by: Mick Jackson Produced by: Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff Screenplay by: David Hare Based on: History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier by Deborah Lipstadt Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Jack Lowden, Caren Pistorius, Alex Jennings Running time 110 minutes Rated PG-13 for thematic material […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Suicide Squad is a Colorful and Noisy Dissapointment

Suicide Squad is a Colorful and Noisy Dissapointment

Suicide Squad Directed by David Ayer Written by David Ayer Based on Characters from DC Comics Starring: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Cara Delevingne Running time 123 minutes Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The BFG is a Massive Magical Experience

The BFG is a Massive Magical Experience

The BFG Directed by: Steven Spielberg Screenplay by: Melissa Mathison Based on The BFG by Roald Dahl Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader Runtime: 117 minutes Rated PG for action/peril, some scary moments and brief rude humor Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is an insatiably curious insomniac orphan […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Finding Dory is Exceptionally Memorable

Finding Dory is Exceptionally Memorable

Finding Dory Directed by: Andrew Stanton Screenplay by: Andrew Stanton, Victoria Strouse Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy Running time 103 minutes Rated PG for mild thematic elements Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a Pacific regal blue tang afflicted with short-term memory loss, has been living with her […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Warcraft Grinds a Niche for a New Generation of Fantasy Films

Warcraft Grinds a Niche for a New Generation of Fantasy Films

Warcraft Directed by: Duncan Jones Screenplay by: Charles Leavitt, Duncan Jones Story by: Chris Metzen Based on Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment Starring: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky, Daniel Wu Running time 123 minutes Rated PG – 13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy violence The peaceful […]

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