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 […]

 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 […]

 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 […]

 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

Murder on the Orient Express is a Near Flawless Film

Murder on the Orient Express is a Near Flawless Film

Murder on the Orient Express Directed by Kenneth Branagh Screenplay by Michael Green Based on Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Marwan Kenzari, Olivia Colman, Lucy Boynton, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Sergei Polunin […]

 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 […]

 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 […]

 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

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

American Assassin was Predictably Tedious and Bland [Review]

American Assassin was Predictably Tedious and Bland [Review]

American Assassin Directed by: Michael Cuesta Written by: Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz Based on American Assassin by Vince Flynn Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Taylor Kitsch Running time 111 minutes Release date September 15, 2017 Rated R for Strong Violence, Including Torture, Persuasive Language, and Brief Sexuality/Nudity. […]

 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 […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Atomic Blonde: 80’s Glam-Punk Spy Action is Brilliant [Review]

Atomic Blonde: 80’s Glam-Punk Spy Action is Brilliant [Review]

Atomic Blonde Directed by: David Leitch Screenplay by: Kurt Johnstad Based on: The Coldest City by Antony Johnston, Sam Hart Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Toby Jones, Sofia Boutella Running time 115 minutes Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, […]