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.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Rated: R - Runtime: 164 freaking minutes?!?!?!?
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

If you're going to see this, take a nap first.  Then drink about six cups of coffee.  Then buy the biggest caffeinated cola the snack bar sells, the one with the refill.  Okay!  Now you're ready to be bored out of your mind while watching super impressive visuals.

There's a decent story here, but it could have been told in 100 minutes instead of 164.  And the majority of the crowd seemed to be less than impressed with the ending.