Saturday, November 16, 2019

Charlie’s Angels (2019)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 118 min
tesg’s Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

This rebooted version of the classic television series features a whole network of Angels and Bosleys (Bosley is actually a rank) around the globe who do James Bond-style missions in Fast & the Furious locales (they even acknowledge that franchise about the time you’re thinking it). It’s silly on a Paul Feig level but has a few impressive action scenes.  Kristen Stewart is pretty much the reason to see this, but even she isn’t quite as clever as some are making her out to be.

Still, it exceeded my expectations, which is to say had I had really super low expectations.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 152 min
tesg’s Rating: Three stars (out of four)

Behold, we have the story of performance legend Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles and how they ended up helping the unbelievable dicks at Ford compete in the 24 Hours at LeMans against Ferrari.

The script is solid (liberties are taken of course), the supporting cast is good, but the visuals are great. While some of the action may look video gamish, mostly it makes you think of classic racing movies of the era.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Ready or Not (2019)

Rated: R - Runtime: 95 min
tesg’s Rating: Three stars (out of four)

A girl marries into a rich elite family that has a curse of sorts.  When you marry into this family, you are required to play a game chosen at random by a mysterious box at midnight.  No big deal...unless you draw Hide and Seek,  Then the family must kill you before dawn or they all blow up like ginormous zits.

So you’ve got the feisty bride trying to save herself, the creepy family trying to save themselves, and a big old fabulous house to chase and run and hide and stuff in.  Andie McDowell pretty much steals every scene she’s in as the deliciously evil family matriarch.  There’s lots of dark humor, and the movie ends on a great one-liner.