Sunday, November 30, 2014

St Vincent (2014)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 102 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

Great funny Grumpy Bill Murray performance with an ear-to-ear-grin touching ending.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 123 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

The first movie for me was a pleasant surprise.  The second movie for me was basically the first movie with a plot twist to set up the next movie.  I wanted something different.

The third movie is what I wanted.  Very different from the first, but just as well done.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Big Hero 6

Rated: PG - Runtime: 108 min
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

Remember "Sky High"?  I kept thinking about "Sky High" while watching this.  It reminded me a lot of "Sky High". 

This is probably a better movie than "Sky High" from a technical standpoint, but it's not nearly as fun.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Birdman (2014)

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

If you watched the trailer and think you're going to a superhero comeback movie, you may be in for a "bait-and-switch".  This is NOT a superhero movie.  At all.  This is a personal demon movie played out much like the "Prairie Home Companion" movie played.

And every bit of it is perfect.

Maybe not quite the end, but nearly enough so.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nightcrawler (2014)

Rated: R - Runtime: 117 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

Jeepers.  What a creepy bastard.

Probably the best movie I've seen this year that I never ever want to see again.