Sunday, October 25, 2015

Steve Jobs (2015)

Rated: R - Runtime: 121 minutes
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

This is an interesting exercise in storytelling to be sure. It's basically a three-act play on the screen. If you wanted to tell Jobs' story as a Broadway play, this is the way to do it.

It's certainly not the complete story, and it has an unbelievably cheesy moment at the end hinting towards the iPod, but it's a pretty great watch.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 106 min
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

This looks cool. It feels cool. It gets where it's going in a sensible way (well...given the subject matter). But it had a hard time keeping my attention. My mind kept drifting off to other things. Things like what to do for lunch.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Crimson Peak (2015)

Rated: R - Runtime: 119 min
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

There's never any question a Guillermo del Toro feature is going to be visually stunning.  This is no exception.  And it starts out feeling like the script is going to match the visual level.  But once we move to the decaying house in the middle of nowhere, the script decays accordingly.

 All the style we expect, not enough of the substance.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Martian (2015)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 142 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

This is a pretty great fluffy feel-good mainstream movie with some really well done space genre cinematography that the masses will eat up and claim to be one of the most amazing things ever filmed, even though it's not.

But that's okay.  Everyone needs to smile sometimes.  Even goth chicks.