Saturday, November 18, 2017

Justice League (2017)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 119 min
tesg’s Rating: Three stars (out of four)

Not much to complain about here. It’s a minute shy of two hours, the usual DC brooding is kept to a minimum, and there’s legit humor, especially from The Flash, who has nothing to do with the television series Flash because who needs continuity.

The post-credit scene us a significant teaser for the pretty much guaranteed sequel.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 130 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

My favorite part of this movie was when they threw out the plot twist of the second movie that was clearly designed to set up the third right at the start, because everything about the second movie deserved to be shit on.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

Rated: R - Runtime: 108 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

Based on the true story of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston, his wife, and their girlfriend.  The movie depicts the creation and development of Wonder Woman partly through Marston's wildly progressive for the era championing of women, and partly through kinks, notably light bondage, which the three explored.  (Allegedly.  Living family members claim it's all nonsense.)

There are some really beautiful well shot erotic scenes in this without resorting to nudity, and the three primary characters do their roles well.  Kind of sad nobody's going to this.  Even sadder to think a good chunk of people championing this year's "Wonder Woman" movie as a feminist breakthrough would be horrified by this.