Tyler Hummel

Born into the unexplored residential backwater of Chicago, Tyler Hummel is a graduate of Tribeca Flashpoint College where he studied Sound Design for Film and Interactive Media. When he isn't hosting his public access talk show The Fox Valley Film Critics or collecting DragonBall Z figurines, he enjoys writing and directing short films. As with Rick from Casablanca, "he's a man like any other man, just more so!"

Review: Artemis

By Tyler Hummel / February 21, 2018 /

Author: Andy Weir Publisher: Royal Crown Publishing Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller Andy Weir miraculously broke into the literature world with his 2011 masterpiece, The Martian. Following the wildly successful Ridley Scott adaption of his book, Weir’s now back with his second book, Artemis. Much like his first book, it’s a thriller about a person living on another planet. Beyond…

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Review: The Cloverfield Paradox

By Tyler Hummel / February 13, 2018 /

  Distributor: Paramount Pictures/Netflix Director: Julius Onah Writer: Oren Uziel, Doug Jung Composer: Bear McCreary Stars: Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo, Zhang Ziyi Genre: Science-Fiction/Fantasy Rating: TV-MA In what will likely go down as one of the most unique marketing ploys in cinematic history, Netflix released the highly-anticipated third film…

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Review: The 15:17 to Paris

By Tyler Hummel / February 11, 2018 /

Distributor: Malpaso Productions/Warner Brothers Director: Clint Eastwood Writer: Dorothy Blyskal Composer: Christian Jacob & Thomas Newman Stars: Jeffrey Stern, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek Skarlatos Rating: PG-13 Clint Eastwood’s newest film The 15:17 to Paris is a film in the vein of his recent films American Sniper and Sully. It’s a drama that celebrates the heroes of real-world historical events like…

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Review: 12 Strong

By Tyler Hummel / January 30, 2018 /

Distributor: Jerry Bruckheimer Films Directors: Nicolai Fuglsig Writer: Ted Tally & Peter Craig Composer: Lorne Balfe Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Navid Negahban Genre: War/Action Rating: R Acclaimed Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer is back with a military action film depicting one of the most important and historically unknown moments of the War on…

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Review: Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters

By Tyler Hummel / January 26, 2018 /

Distributor: Toho/Netflix Directors: Kobun Shizuno & Hiroyuki Seshita Writer: Gen Urobuchi Composer: Takayuki Hattori Starring: Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Tomokazu Sugita, Junichi Suwabe, Kenta Miyake, Kana Hanazawa Genre: Science Fiction, Anime Rating: TV-14 As Legendary Pictures and Toho continue to work on their upcoming slate of Godzilla films, fans of the legendary monster can enjoy a quick digression into the…

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