Because “Z” needs an update that’s rated T for Teens, in some capacity, even though no one’s really asking for it. So… *ahem*
Hey everyone — the so-called “quick shot” impressions return after days and weeks of being sanely occupied by Guild Wars 2 and Persona 4 Arena! This week I’ll be sharing my overall thoughts on: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Celeste & Jesse Forever, End of Watch, Premium Rush, Paranorman, AND Lawless. Notice that I skipped the name drops and etc. so we could just, umm y’know, get down to business!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I… you know — my love with this movie grows deeper the more that I think about it. Oh yes, I loved essentially every minute of it, and that’s because it’s one of those films where I can (almost) super relate with the characters and their bumpy situations. Well, fine, generally just the protagonist because we’re kind of similar… I guess. Such a great film, overall. I need to see it again. Oh, and I need to purchase the book ASAP.
Celeste & Jesse Forever
Ouch. Okay, maybe not so much, but holy shit — that was also a really-really good film. Rashida Jones’ script was brilliant. Brilliant. Trailer for the clueless just to give you an idea. I’ll say no more, except maybe: “watch it”
End of Watch
Good, ish, despite it being formulaic at times. Thankfully the banter between Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña was solid and will keep you entertained from start to finish. This is just probably me, but my favorite part of the movie was when Anna Kendrick’s character kissed the camera. Wow, never realized I have this huge crush on her.
This could be Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s most interesting action film of the year, and that’s because I haven’t seen Looper yet (which, of course, looks a million times better than this). But hey –those bike sequences alone should be worth everyone’s time, and probably Michael Shannon’s performance as the baddie.
I expected more, really. There’s something about the overall plot that feels shallow and fuzzy. Nevertheless — great animation, slightly interesting characters, pretty good humor, and a cool 80’s Amblin-like vibe.
Boring. Sure, you have these great performances from (seriously) Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, the guy from Chronicle, and Guy Pearce. But, crap, talk about the pacing… it was fucking sluggish.