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 […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

X-Men: Apocalypse is Not The End of The Mutant World

X-Men: Apocalypse is Not The End of The Mutant World

X-Men: Apocalypse Directed by: Bryan Singer Screenplay by: Simon Kinberg Story by: Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris Based on X-Men by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till Running time 144 minutes Rated PG-13 […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Captain America: Civil War is Resplendent, Sophisticated, and Marvelous

Captain America: Civil War is Resplendent, Sophisticated, and Marvelous

Captain America: Civil War Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Screenplay by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely Based on Captain America by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Doesn’t Stray Far from Its Ancestry

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Doesn’t Stray Far from Its Ancestry

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Directed by: Kirk Jones Written by: Nia Vardalos Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Ian Gomez, Elena Kampouris Running time 94 minutes Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material (sexual innuendo) Roughly, 18 years after Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos) and Ian Miller (John Corbett) had […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an Entertaining but Flawed Mess

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an Entertaining but Flawed Mess

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Directed by: Zack Snyder Written by: Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer Based on Characters published by DC Comics Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot Running time 152 minutes Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Allegiant Part 1 is an Insipid Sequel in an Anemic Series

Allegiant Part 1 is an Insipid Sequel in an Anemic Series

The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1 Directed by: Robert Schwentke Screenplay by: Noah Oppenheim, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Stephen Chbosky Based on Allegiant by Veronica Roth Starring: Shailene Woodley,Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Zoë Kravitz, Maggie Q, Ray Stevenson, Daniel Dae Kim, Bill Skarsgård, Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts Running time 121 minutes […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Zootopia a Highly Entertaining, and Suprisingly Complex Family Film

Zootopia a Highly Entertaining, and Suprisingly Complex Family Film

Zootopia Directed by: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush Screenplay by: Jared Bush, Phil Johnston Story by: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Shakira Running time 108 minutes Rated PG for some thematic elements, rude humor and action Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) is […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Gods of Egypt is Divinely Digitally Disappointing

Gods of Egypt is Divinely Digitally Disappointing

Gods of Egypt Directed by: Alex Proyas Written by: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, Rufus Sewell, Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush Running time 127 minutes Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence and action, and some sexuality After the gods created the world, they decided to live among […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Eddie the Eagle Might be The Best Underdog Story I’ve Ever Seen

Eddie the Eagle Might be The Best Underdog Story I’ve Ever Seen

Eddie the Eagle Directed by: Dexter Fletcher Written by: Sean Macaulay, Simon Kelton Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman Running time 105 minutes Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material, partial nudity and smoking Eddie the Eagle tells the—inspired by true events—story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton) whose lifelong ambition to be an Olympic athlete lead […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

How to Be Single has Too Many Stories for a Second Date

How to Be Single has Too Many Stories for a Second Date

How to Be Single Directed by: Christian Ditter Screenplay by: Dana Fox, Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein Based on How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo Starring: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Anders Holm, Nicholas Braun, Jake Lacy Running time 109 minutes Rated R for sexual content and strong language throughout There’s a […]

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