Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Rated: PG13 - Runtime: 102 min
tesg's Rating: Four stars (out of four)

Two girls enter the auditorium and sit two rows behind me.

Girl 1: "Well, we made it!"

Girl 2: "Yeah."

Girl 1: "And we got our seats!"

Girl 2: "Yeah."

Girl 1: "And we can actually talk to each other!"

Girl 2: "Yeah".

Yeah.  Gonna be one of THOSE shows.

This is yet another one of those high school weirdos flicks.  It has all the stereotypical characters one would expect in such.  But the thing is, it's perfectly done.  I fell for this hook, line, and sinker.  I am absolutely in love with this movie.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Looper (2012)

Rated: R - Runtime: 119 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

WOW this movie takes a lot of energy to watch.  It's all good, but it's not one to see sleepy.  There's lots of plot loops (pun intended) to close, and they do a fine job.

Great ending.  It's almost like they came up with a good idea for an ending and built a movie around it.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Rated: R - Runtime: 111 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

Seeing the cast list and the trailer made me think this was going to be a horrible disappointment. It isn't. It's funny, it's bloody, and it's offensive, using slang that's been all but eliminated from the English language. It opens and closes loose ends nicely.

There's plenty of reasons to see this, none bigger than Christopher Walken. He gets multiple monologues, a couple of his best ever. His scene in the waiting room with Woody Harrelson is just phenomenal.

Lots of people are comparing this to Tarantino's work. Said people need to educate themselves on the work of Sergio Leone.