Saturday, July 15, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 139 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

I won't really go into the plot (hint...there's a war, sort of) but will say there's a lot going on that is methodically unveiled in an unusually cohesive fashion. Aside from a completely unnecessary Jar Jar Binks comedy relief character, this is a pretty intelligent and often touching movie.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Rated: PG-13 – Runtime: 134 min
tesg’s Rating: Two stars (out of four)

Spider-Man was one of my favorite superheroes growing up, and I loved the first two Tobey Maguire movies.  Those of you calling “Homecoming” the best Spider-Man movie really need to go back and revisit those.  This thing is just mediocre fluff.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Baby Driver (2017)

Rated: R – Runtime: 113 min
tesg’s Rating: Three stars (out of four)

A tribute of sorts to heist speed chase getaway car movies of the seventies.  Really well shot and perfectly matched to the beat of the soundtrack.  Gets unnecessarily dark towards the end and somehow gets a chick flick ending, but still pretty great.