Saturday, June 30, 2018

Won't You Be My Neighbor (2018)

Rated: Not Rated - Runtime: 94 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

When I posted my star rating on social media, I immediately was asked by different people "Why not four stars? What's wrong with it?" 

Nothing.  Nothing at all.  It's a fine documentary about an extraordinary man.  It's just not an extraordinary documentary.  It could have aired on PBS without a theatrical run.

But the reaction is a testament to how the memory of Fred Rogers is treasured.  He loved the world almost unconditionally.  And the world still loves him back.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Incredibles 2 (2018)

Rated: PG - Runtime: 118 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

This is exactly the sequel everyone wants. It's familiar without being a rehash, it's got that whole modern atomic age look you want from Bird, it's seriously funny at times (if Jack Jack is on the screen, you're probably laughing), the action sequences are good, and the story is solid.

I picked the villain pretty early on, but that's about as big a complaint as I got.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Ocean's 8

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 110 min
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

The best part is the ending. The build-up to get there is sooo boring. They follow the "11" formula a little TOO closely but forgot to add the cleverness. Something was just missing there. So it's one of those "Yeah, I've seen this already and it was better the first time" type deals.

The wrap-up, though, was pretty great.