Friday, July 28, 2017

A Ghost Story (2017)

Rated: R - Runtime: 90 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

This may be the loneliest damn ghost movie ever made.  The story is told from the ghost's perspective.  It's largely told visually, long stretches of the movie pass by with no dialogue.

Stark, lonely, and...well...hauntingly beautiful.

Atomic Blonde (2017)

Rated: R - Runtime: 115 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

Set in Cold War-era Berlin with a satire-level 80's dressing. Charlize Theron is awesome in every scene she's in (and she's in pretty much every scene).  The pulsing 80's soundtrack will have you reliving your MTV childhood while the blood and bullets fly.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Big Sick (2017)

Rated: R - Runtime: 120 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

A Pakistani dates a white girl, they break up because he can't have a future with her without his family disowning him, she ends up in an induced coma, and he...awakens.  It's loosely based on the actual relationship of the star and his real life wife, who co-wrote this.

Ray Romano and Holly Hunter, who play Emily's parents, are amazing in this.  Probably the best romantic comedy in a couple of years.  Even through the serious parts, there's humor.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 139 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

I won't really go into the plot (hint...there's a war, sort of) but will say there's a lot going on that is methodically unveiled in an unusually cohesive fashion. Aside from a completely unnecessary Jar Jar Binks comedy relief character, this is a pretty intelligent and often touching movie.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Rated: PG-13 – Runtime: 134 min
tesg’s Rating: Two stars (out of four)

Spider-Man was one of my favorite superheroes growing up, and I loved the first two Tobey Maguire movies.  Those of you calling “Homecoming” the best Spider-Man movie really need to go back and revisit those.  This thing is just mediocre fluff.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Baby Driver (2017)

Rated: R – Runtime: 113 min
tesg’s Rating: Three stars (out of four)

A tribute of sorts to heist speed chase getaway car movies of the seventies.  Really well shot and perfectly matched to the beat of the soundtrack.  Gets unnecessarily dark towards the end and somehow gets a chick flick ending, but still pretty great.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Cars 3 (2017)

Rated: G – Runtime: 109 min
tesg’s Rating: Three stars (out of four)

Lightning suffers a loss in confidence as he ages amidst a pack of new advanced technology cars.  He refuses to give up, his sponsor sells out to a billionaire who can afford to invest in ridiculous training facilities, this doesn’t work, Lightning takes his own path, and girls rule.

In the end, I liked it way more than I thought I would.