Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 136 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

They've been promoting this as being "darker".  Vin Diesel even said "We had to go darker."  Riiight.  This is SO MUCH FUN. A high-budget grindhouse feature with Kurt Russell providing the grindhouse cred.  Johnson and Statham's one-up jibes and threats at each other are so hilarious that, at one point, THEY crack up.

There's one or two downers along the way, but a Guy Richie-type plot twist and tons of stupid ridiculous and WAY entertaining action makes up for it.

My favorite movie franchise did not disappoint.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Get Out (2017)

Rated: R - Runtime: 103 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

This borrows more from "The Stepford Wives" than the Nicole Kidman-Bette Midler remake did, and with FAR better results.  It takes a different direction in the end, but WOW did they nail the creepy factor.

The original "Stepford Wives" is one of my favorite thriller...horror? genre movies, so I seriously dug this.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Logan (2017)

Rated: R - Runtime: 135 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

The best, if not saddest, of the Wolverine movies.