Se7en with Kevin – May Movie Reviews (2023)

Kevin is back to review the recent films that he watched in the ‘Se7en with Kevin’ series.

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1. The Bob’s Burgers Movie – 3 out of 5 – The popular FOX animated show comes to the big screen. The weird charm is here across a 90-minute runtime. It isn’t the pinnacle of an animated crossover, South Park has held that title for over 20 years, but it contains some great jokes, a heart, and some cool celebrity cameos.

2. Gold – 3 out of 5 – Zac Efron is someone I have always admired. He can be extremely good when he wants to be, using his good looks to add to the charm. I believe he is an actor who will flourish over the years, and here we have a film that tests his charisma. He is up there alone for much of the movie where his character must guard a large piece of gold while his partner goes and gets the necessary tools to dig it out. He battles nature, his sanity, and shady characters in this one man show. The cinematography, shot by Ross Giardina, is beautiful as it shows both the vastness and danger of the desert. It’s been done before many times, but this a modest entry.

3. Spin Me Around – 2.5 out of 5 – Alison Brie cowrote and starred in this film that takes the cliched narrative of woman finding herself and love in a foreign country and spins it on its head. (No Pun intended) Director Jeff Baena makes some interesting choices, but most fall flat. The cast, which includes Tim Heidecker, Zach Woods, Alessandro Nivola, Aubrey Plaza, and Molly Shannon, all provide a strong base of a premise that starts out interesting but sidelines into something strange.

4. After Yang – 4 out of 5 – Colin Farrell headlines this sweet, somber, and thought-provoking science-fiction film. The film takes an interesting look at the services future A.I. will most likely provide us and the notion of feelings within those wires. Justin H. Min, playing Yang, is the heart of this film and knocks it out of the park. Oh, the film has an extremely upbeat and fun opening credit sequence.

5. The Contractor – 2 out of 5 – Chris Pine and Ben Foster are too good for this material. This feels like some bad 90’s political thriller leftover. It is extremely predictable and is one of the more mundane action films I’ve seen in the last few years.

6. Confess, Fletch – 4 out of 5 – Greg Mottola shows the world how versatile of an actor Jon Hamm is. The director and star add some modern magic to the dormant 34-year-old franchise, which starred Chevy Chase. Hamm is the most lovable wise ass. Yes, the performance and the film get a little bit carried away, but this is a well edited and extremely entertaining little film. For you Mad Men fans, it is extremely fun to see Hamm and John Slattery back in the screens being dudes.

7. Vesper – 3 out of 5 – A post-apocalyptic science-fiction film bursting with creativity and is well directed. This is a small budget film that finds many interesting ways of looking more expensive than it is. While the story is a bit simple, the world building is quite impressive. It doesn’t feel sterile and cold like Antman and the Wasp: Quantamania, but warm and lived in.


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