Kyle J. Steenblik

Selma was too restrained, but still powerful

Selma was too restrained, but still powerful

Selma Directed by: Ava DuVernay Written by: Paul Webb Starring: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey Running time:  127 minutes Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language Selma, while a powerful and profound film was restrained and failed drives its narrative home.  Too […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s 2014 film wrap up, the best, and the worst

WPR’s 2014 film wrap up, the best, and the worst

2014 is over or very nearly over, and now is the time everyone starts reflecting on all the movies that came out this year, in some cases this causes a flair up of PTSD.  Now I know everyone and their cousin’s dog is putting out these 2014 film wrap up lists, I have no real […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Unbroken is deliberate, methodical, a little dull

Unbroken is deliberate, methodical, a little dull

Unbroken Directed by: Angelina Jolie Written by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson Based on: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Starring: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Miyavi, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock Release date: December 25, 2014 Rated PG-13 for war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language Unbroken is a remarkable story […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Imitation Game is striking and penetrating

The Imitation Game is striking and penetrating

The Imitation Game Directed by: Morten Tyldum Written by: Graham Moore Based on: Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Rory Kinnear Running time: 114 minutes Rated PG-13 for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking The Imitation […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Into The Woods is magic abridged

Into The Woods is magic abridged

Into The Woods Directed by: Rob Marshall Written by: James Lapine Music by: Stephen Sondheim Starring: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Johnny Depp Release date: December 25, 2014 Running time: 124 minutes Rated PG for thematic elements, fantasy action and peril, and some suggestive material   Into […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Leaping lizards, Annie is awful.

Leaping lizards, Annie is awful.

Annie Directed by: Will Gluck Screenplay by: Will Gluck, Aline Brosh McKenna, Emma Thompson Based on: Annie, by Thomas Meehan and Little Orphan Annie, by Harold Gray Starring: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz Music by: Greg Kurstin Songs: Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin Original songs: Greg Kurstin, Sia, Will Gluck Release […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a fun family film

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a fun family film

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Directed by: Shawn Levy Written by: Robert Ben Garant, David Guion, Michael Handelman, Thomas Lennon Story by: Mark Friedman, Michael Handelman, David Guion Starring: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson, Skyler Gisondo, Steve Coogan, Patrick Gallagher, Ricky Gervais, Rami Malek, Mizuo […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was a satiating conclusion to an ambitious project

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was a satiating conclusion to an ambitious project

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Directed by: Peter Jackson Written by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Guillermo del Toro Based on: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien Starring: Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Dean O’Gorman, Evangeline Lilly, Graham McTavish, Hugo Weaving, Ian […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: “The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies” Is Satisfying But Stumbles Under The Weight Of Expectations

Review: “The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies” Is Satisfying But Stumbles Under The Weight Of Expectations

Title: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Fire Armies Director: Peter Jackson Screenwriter: Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay), and J.R.R. Tolkien (novel “The Hobbit”) Principal Cast: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lilly, and Manu Bennett The Lord of the Rings is […]

 Evan Burkey

Review: Iron Man 3

Review: Iron Man 3

Can Robert Downey Jr bring the snark yet again? I think you already know the answer.