Kit Bowen

Kit Bowen
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Kit's a Florida native. She was born, as most people are, and spent her first 11 years in Tampa. With detours through Indiana and Washington D.C., she landed in Southern California, and eventually was admitted to UCLA as the result of a computer glitch, where she earned a B.A. in English. A long-time movie fanatic, since her mother let her stay up late to watch old movies like <I>The Bad Seed</I> and <I>Duel in the Sun</I>, Kit turned her passion into a long and varied career in the entertainment business; she's worked as an actress, director of development, story analyst and project coordinator. She even liked to do improvisation comedy once in awhile. She was eventually kicked out of clown college for taking it too seriously, but that’s all in the past. She was writing for Hollywood.com but now she has her own point of view with her blog, The Movie Kit.com--and loves every second of it, thank you very much. Kit is also married and has two children--and she loves that too. Hobbies: Playing tennis, nagging her husband about the yard, and making crank calls to NASA. Likes: Action films, saltwater fishing; listening to her kids laugh. Dislikes: Drivers who don't understand the concept of merging; tight-fitting clothes; ventriloquist dummies (they’re scary, aren’t they?). Turn on's: Having her feet massaged, dirty Absolute martinis and Jude Law. Preferably all at the same time. Turn off's: Filling out forms; waiting in line; people who call her "Kim." What people might not know: She was dangerously close to becoming a Mormon.
Favorites:
Of All-Time: Jaws, Godfather Part I & II, To Kill A Mockingbird, Sense and Sensibility, The Bad Seed, Singin' in the Rain, The Matrix, Terminator 2, and the list goes on.
Location: Burbank, CA

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) There are ways to retell the Arthurian legend in a refreshing way - and The Kid Who Would Be King is it. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/10 15% Robin Hood (2018) As yet another attempt to bring the story of Robin Hood and his arrow-slingin' merry ways to the big screen, this particular iteration fails to hit the bullseye. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The Crimes of Grindelwaldis definitely for those Harry Potter aficionados who are ready for more. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
9/10 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Sicario: Day of the Soldado is more than a worthy follow-up and will keep you mesmerized from beginning to end. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
7/10 55% Tag (2018) Why Tag succeeds is because it goes beyond just the silly comedy and dives deeper into these guys' lives, showing how they really have needed each other all these years. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
7/10 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 is a rousing good time and mostly lives up to the heist fun its predecessor set up. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
16% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Truth or Dare fails to elicit the scares but instead leaves all the pretty people overacting their way through a dumb horror premise. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
4.5/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One is just one big bowl of spectacular popcorn fun. Another Steven Spielberg classic. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
52% Tomb Raider (2018) A reboot of Tomb Raider might not have been necessary, but at least Alicia Vikander makes a pretty convincing Lara Croft. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
39% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) If you're expecting the same kind of chilling horror the first Strangers delivered, you might be disappointed with The Strangers: Prey at Night. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation will be an acquired taste and should start some conversations. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
85% Game Night (2018) Game Night still delivers a requisite amount of worthy laughs. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
58% Please Stand By (2018) Please Stand By gives Dakota Fanning a much-deserved time to shine like we know she can. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
55% Me Before You (2016) As far as weepy summer romantic dramas go, Me Before You may be a tad more predictable and not quite a three-hankie tearjerker, but it still achieves the requisite feels, buoyed by an effervescent performance from Emilia Clarke. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2016
47% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) While it isn't as stellar as the first two - First Class and Days of Future Past - X-Men: Apocalypse still manages to thrill you with its mutant action and impeccable characterizations. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
93% The Nice Guys (2016) The Nice Guys is just pure wackiness all the way through - a straight-up crime mystery filled with hilarious antics and plenty of violence. A perfect addition to the summer movie roster. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Buckle in. The ultimate battle of superhero titans is about to take off in Marvel's Captain America: Civil War and hold onto your seats, folks, because this is one helluva ride - and the best Marvel movie to date. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2016
90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) For a third installment in a series, Barbershop: The Next Cut feels just as original and relevant as if this were the first one. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2016
28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice isn't in any way a perfect comic book movie, but it has enough going for it that will make fans happy. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
50% Altered Minds (The Red Robin) (2015) Altered Minds moves almost too slowly through a family's dynamics but culminates with a heart-wrenching punch in the gut. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) Midnight Special shrouds its sci-fi story in marvelous mystery but tackles the narrative's complexities with heart and soul. Another winner from writer/director Jeff Nichols. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Make sure to bring someone with you who doesn't mind if you unexpectedly grab their arm. 10 Cloverfield Lane is one of the best psychological thrillers to come along in awhile. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
44% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) A big-screen adaptation of the best-selling novel took some time to reach theaters, but it was worth the wait. PPZ is rip-roaring, zombie guts-spewin', Jane Austen conventional fun. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2016
93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just what the fans have been hoping and dreaming about for a long, long time. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2015
35% By The Sea (2015) The intent to show something meaningful, something personal in "By the Sea" is lost in the slow, morose drag of it all. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) Applaud the hotter-than-hot Amy Schumer... Trainwreck just works, from start to finish. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
72% Jurassic World (2015) Jurassic World just proves people still love them some dinos and what's not to love? The dinosaurs are better than ever... - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2015
100% Teacher of the Year (2015) This excellent mockumentary highlights the business of teaching high-school kids to hilarious and poignant effect. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2015
83% The Fourth Noble Truth (2015) The whole film is much like a meditation session, reflecting on relationships and personal growth... a nice change of pace from the summer movies. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) This incredible cinematic masterpiece takes you on a high-octane acid trip that gloriously assaults your senses... probably one the best action movies you'll ever see. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Fully embrace this Avengers sequel in all its Marvel-ousness! Despite some minor flaws, Age of Ultron packs an expected and welcomed thrill-ride punch. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2015
56% The Age of Adaline (2015) Age of Adaline surprises you with its warmth and sweeping romantic notions, despite its severely flawed logic. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2015
62% Unfriended (2015) Listen to the film's message: Don't cyberbully or you could unleash the ghost in the machine. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2015
81% Furious 7 (2015) Rev your engines... and grab the tissues. Furious 7 delivers the same outrageous thrill ride you expect , but tears will also flow for the late Paul Walker. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2015
2/4 48% Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) Mr. Popper's Penguins will certainly delight the kiddies, but their parents might wish for a tad more Jim Carrey irreverence. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2011
2/4 50% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) No need to tread lightly. The third installment to the Chronicles of Narnia definitely fairs better than the last one, Prince Caspian, but it still can't hold a candle to the first Narnia movie - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2010
2/4 48% Love and Other Drugs (2010) Remember the game of reading fortune cookie proclamations out loud and ending them with the phrase 'in bed'? That's sort of how I feel Love and Other Drugs ended many scenes--in bed. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2010
2/4 67% Conviction (2010) The only thing distinguishing Conviction from a Lifetime TV movie is the star power. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2010
3.5/4 79% Fair Game (2010) Fair Game may make your jaw hurt from clenching your teeth... - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2010
3.5/4 88% Let Me In (2010) Let Me In is simply riveting, dark and ominous, cruel and unrelenting, sprinkled with bittersweet moments and sentiment. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2010
3.5/4 85% Easy A (2010) Easy A gets an A+ for keeping the teen high school comedy clever and quirky. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2010
3.5/4 93% The Town (2010) Ben Affleck crafts a compelling, tight-knit bank heist drama. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2010
2/4 36% Eat Pray Love (2010) While Eat Pray Love has some enlightening, touching, visually breathtaking moments, you still end up praying it would end. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2010
3.5/4 78% The Other Guys (2010) The Other Guys takes this summer's crown for best and most quotable comedy. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2010
3.5/4 87% Inception (2010) The ending will leave you debating in that glass half-full, half-empty kind of way. Let's just say, it's a movie that needs to be seen more than once. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2010
3/4 81% Despicable Me (2010) Despicable Me follows a tried and true formula of good story decent animation = entertaining family film. But it isn't quite up to Pixar quality. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2010
3/4 48% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) For the Twihard fans, Eclipse should thrill and excite to no end; for the rest of the world, it stands as the best of the three in the saga. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2010
3/4 66% The Karate Kid (2010) The film does a nice job re-envisioning the '80s cult classic, thanks in large part to the new Kid, Jaden Smith. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2010
3.5/4 80% Cyrus (2010) The Duplass Brothers demand your undivided attention. Thanks to their sincere way with words and experience with examining distressed relationships, you will gladly give it to them. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2010
4/4 98% Toy Story 3 (2010) It doesn't try to surpass its predecessors but simply continues the story in such a wonderful, natural progression that it melds with ease into the brilliance that is the Toy Story lore. - The Movie Kit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2010