Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Booksmart (2019)

Rated: R - Runtime: 105 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

Booksmart is paced a lot like Lady Bird, and that's not a bad thing.  It's what makes this stand out from the classic "first time at a high school party" genre.  I laughed out loud for nearly the entire first fifteen minutes of this movie.  There's still plenty to laugh at after that, of course, as well as the surprise, hope, and teen drama twists you'd expect in such a movie. ends in a really great place.

As teen party comedies go, this is a really good one.

Friday, May 17, 2019

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Rated: R - Runtime: 130 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

This is the best of the John Wick movies.  Best script, best fight scenes, best sets, and most fun overall.  There's tons of deaths by gun and sword of course, but also by use of dog, horse, library book, and more.  The one thing to overlook...or maybe the primary bad guy is played by the same guy who played The Chairman on Iron Chef America.  (Naturally, his first scene is in a restaurant kitchen.)

Every punch, kick, drop, and gunshot are exaggerated with resounding thumps, so seek out a theatre with a killer sound system to see this in.  This is the first John Wick movie I wouldn't mind seeing again.