Kyle J. Steenblik

Valerian & The City of A Thousand Planets is Sci-Fi at its Best [Review]

Valerian & The City of A Thousand Planets is Sci-Fi at its Best [Review]

Valerian & The City of A Thousand Planets Directed by Luc Besson Screenplay by Luc Besson Based on Valérian and Laureline by Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mézières Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Rutger Hauer Running time 137 minutes Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material and […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Dunkirk is a Mediocre Movie Disguised as a Brilliant Film [Review]

Dunkirk is a Mediocre Movie Disguised as a Brilliant Film [Review]

Dunkirk Directed by Christopher Nolan Written by Christopher Nolan Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy Music by: Hans Zimmer Running time 106 minutes Rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some language Dunkirk is a large cacophony of […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Spider-Man: Homecoming is Pitch Perfect Marvel [Review]

Spider-Man: Homecoming is Pitch Perfect Marvel [Review]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Directed by: Jon Watts Screenplay by: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers Story by: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley Based on Spider-Man by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Laura Harrier  Running time […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Wonder Woman Smashes the Odds, is Monumentally Enjoyable [Review]

Wonder Woman Smashes the Odds, is Monumentally Enjoyable [Review]

Wonder Woman Directed by: Patty Jenkins Screenplay by: Allan Heinberg Story by: Zack Snyder, Allan Heinberg, Jason Fuchs Based on Wonder Woman by William Moulton Marston Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya Running time 141 minutes Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Alien: Covenant, Surprising, Satisfying, but not Scary [Review]

Alien: Covenant, Surprising, Satisfying, but not Scary [Review]

Alien: Covenant Directed by: Ridley Scott Screenplay by: John Logan, Dante Harper Story by: Jack Paglen, Michael Green based on characters created by: Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir Running time 123 minutes Rated R for sci-fi violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality/nudity The crew […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is Hilariously Groot [Review]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is Hilariously Groot [Review]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Directed by James Gunn Written by James Gunn Based on Guardians of the Galaxy by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell Running time: 136 […]

 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 […]

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