Weekend Watch – 11/15/19

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Charlie’s Angels

Loren: Sure why not. Looks like it could be a good time on a Saturday afternoon. A not so serious spy franchise with some talented actors that aren’t too bad to look at. That sounds like something I could be into.

RDT: Looks fun. And I like the idea that The Townsend Agency is now a global organization. I don’t know that I’ll catch it in theaters, but it’ll stay on the radar.

Rick: This looks like fun and it would be nice to have another spy franchise that isn’t Mission: Impossible. Here’s hoping this does well.

Jen: I am 100% in for a fun girl-power movie. I loved the last round of Charlie’s Angels movies so much and I am here for more.

AJ: I was invited to an early press screening of this and I have to confess, I enjoyed it. Some truth: Elizabeth Banks has a lot to learn as a Director, it’s not gonna win any awards, and some of the wigs were laughable, but it’s fun. I say this is a girls’ night out movie, for sure. Pregame with some cocktails and enjoy. Kristen Stewart is sassy as all get out in the film and it works. It’s a shocking delight. I didn’t know she had that in her but then, I also just marathoned some Twilight movies.


Ford Vs Ferrari

Loren: I feel like I should be into this more than I am. It looks perfectly acceptable but I don’t know that I care enough.

RDT: I like the trailer. Good cast. Solid director. And we don’t get many movies like this these days. I have a busy weekend, but I’ll try to catch this up on the big screen sooner than later.

Rick: I hate the title. It sounds like something marketing came up with it when they couldn’t figure out how to sell the story. That aside, I am all over this. Shelby’s development of the GT and Ford’s bid to take on Ferrari at Le Mans is a bit legendary in automotive circles. I never thought would get made into a movie (mostly because of Ferrari), but I’m glad it’s getting the star treatment. I’ll absolutely see this in theaters.

Jen: I lived with a Ford guy for years and now I’m married to a Formula 1 guy so I have a lot of car info floating around in my head. I am really excited to see this story on the big screen and with a great cast and what looks like a fun film.

AJ: The critics have embraced this and I’m inclined to see it, yes. I’m not a “car person” or anything but I am totally a Matt Damon and Christian Bale person.


The Good Liar

Loren: It seems we’ve found everyone at HPN’s kink. Sexy Old People Thrillers. Who knew. In.

RDT: I’ve seen this trailer a couple times now, and I’m into it. (Or “here for it,” as the kids say.) We’re in “good movie season.” So, it may have to wait. But I’ll keep it on the old radar!

Rick: Sexiest movie of the year or sexiest movie of the year? Take all of my monies, The Good Liar.

Jen: I cannot wait to see this. If you can say no to Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren together, you’re a stronger person than I.

AJ: This movie stars an 80 year old gay man and a 74 year old British Dame and you know what? That trailer was sexy as hell. 1000% turned on and in.


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Episode #197 – It’s Taco Tuesday!

As the guys talk takeout, they also cover all things pop culture.

  • 5cream
  • Venkman returns….?….!
  • Soul trailer
  • More like Fresh Gone From the Boat! (Sorry….)
  • BH9021-Oh no! We were also cancelled!
  • Crisis teaser
  • HuluFX
  • D’Arcy Carden is in a League of her Own
  • Bat-casting
  • Joker has made some money….
  • To stay up to date, you’ll have to subscribe to Disney+
  • Japanese Spidey set for Spider-Verse 2

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Weekend Watch – 11/8/19


Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Doctor Sleep

Loren: I feel like I’m supposed to care about this much more than I do. I know that usually I’m the one that’s into what the characters are up to later in life but I never really thought about it in this context. I’m hearing it’s pretty good though so maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about.

RDT: If you’ve listened to the podcast at all since they announced this, you may have heard me talk about the book upon which this film is based. It’s honestly not terrible (which may be damning it with faint praise). I found the grown-up Danny stuff with the girl to be really well done. I could’ve read another whole book just about them. I don’t want to get into spoilers but…. the villains are…… interesting, but not scary. And King made some……changes to the shining that I fundamentally disagree with. That all being said, I’m watching The Shining Friday night and seeing this Saturday morning.

Rick: Early word is that this is actually good. I know. I’m as surprised as you are, especially considering how divisive reviews of the novel were (confession: I didn’t read it). I’ll probably watch this eventually out of curiosity. I’m more excited to watch Warner Bros. restoration of The Shining, which I’m sure probably happened (at least in part) because of this super late sequel, so I’m grateful for that.

Jen: This looks pretty good, surprisingly. I do love the original The Shining film more than the book. Not sure how much this hews to one or the other or if it doesn’t matter… Either way, I probably won’t see it on the big screen, but I’d be down to catch it on streaming down the road.

AJ: I just heard on a podcast that the most successful movies based on King materials are not in the horror genre (Shawshank and Stand by Me). I found that interesting. And that is all I can contribute to this leg of the conversation because all that Shining stuff scares the b’jeezus outta me. I would, however, totally see DOGTER SLEEP.


Midway

Loren: I wonder if anyone else thinks this looks like an even worse Pearl Harbor.

RDT: I’ve never seen Pearl Harbor, so why would I watch a shitty knock-off?

Rick: Apparently this movie is a disaster. Not in the fun, Irwin Allen way, but more the MIchael Bay’s Pearl Harbor variety. I’d say you could go back and watch the 1976 version with Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda, but I don’t know that you’d have a much better time.

Jen: Is this related to Pearl Harbor in some way? I mean it REALLY looks just like it – not in a good way.

AJ:

This is giving me all the Michael-Bay-Pearl-Harbor vibes and that is not a compliment.


Playing With Fire

Loren: I know I’m the wrestling aficionado of HPN but this isn’t doing it for me. I prefer Cena on the silver screen to the flatscreen, but this seems below what he is capable of.

RDT: Kindergarten Cop may not have done it first, but it did it best. Sorry, Cena, it’s not that I can’t see you in this movie, it’s that I won’t see you in this movie.

Rick: Dear John Cena. You’re better than this. Also, this looks like it should have been a Disney Channel TV movie, not a theatrical feature. And this release date is unfortunately timed. After all the horrific fires out here I have a hard time getting behind a movie that is more fire fighter buffoonery than heroism. This is probably going to die on the vine.

Jen: AJ makes a very good point that I hadn’t thought of. Maybe this is the inevitable growing pain of a star. But then what’s Keegan Micahel Key’s excuse?

AJ: It’s important to remember that before we got the version of The Rock we know and love, we had to suffer through his horrendous CGI Scorpion King and Tooth Fairy. John Cena gave us gold in Trainwreck so I know he can do better. Continue reading

Episode #196 – Electric Spider Goo

Entertainment News? Pop Culture? Weird Personal Stories? You’ve come to the right place:

  • Paul Feig to direct Dark Army
  • Peacock? More like Free-cock!
  • Superman and Lois in development
  • Felicity will be back for Arrow series finale
  • HBO not moving forward with GoT prequel
  • HBO picks up GoT prequel
  • Pennyworth renewed for season 2
  • Pearson canceled
  • The Witcher trailer
  • AppleTV+ shows aren’t great
  • Hocus-er Pocus-er
  • HBO Max details
  • Playstation Vue will shut down in January
  • Benioff and Weiss have “stepped away” from Star Wars
  • Full Mandalorian trailer
  • Pedro Pascal is Maxwell Lord in WW84
  • Spiderverse sequel official. To be released April 2022
  • Ant-Man 3 is happening with Peyton Reed

All that, the Weekly Watched, and of course tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 11/01/19

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Terminator: Dark Fate

Loren: I’m kinda super in to this. Fingers crossed it’ll be at least better than all the other post T2 movies.

RDT: This is the fourth third Terminator, but only the second third Terminator James Cameron considers the “official” third Terminator. And it’s the first third Terminator that he is directly involved in. So, when you think about it, how could it be bad?

Rick:

I’m super hyped for this. I mean, I’m prepared to be disappointed, but still super hyped.

Jen: RDT said exactly what I was thinking.

AJ: I will 100% see this and no doubt, be 100% let down by it.


Harriet

Loren: That trailer probably makes this look a lot more action packed than it really is, but I’m glad the story is getting it’s mainstream cinematic due.

RDT: Am I the only one that thought that was a horrible trailer? It’s a story I’m curious about and want to see cinematically. But this version just seems…… shallow.

Rick: If there’s a story that deserves to be told well, it’s this one. This is already getting an Oscar push from Focus, so my expectations are high. Fingers crossed this is as strong as it looks.

Jen: It’s about time this made it to the screen and I couldn’t love this cast more. I’m looking forward to this with high hopes.

AJ: It looks like the story of Harriet Tubman as told through a Disney’fied lense, right? I don’t know…. I think Ervo’s performance is apt to be stunning but the movie itself looks a little subpar. I want this to be grittier.


Motherless Brooklyn

Loren: I know that the Tourettes is the hook to this story but maybe it shouldn’t be. Just make a noir movie with a down on your luck guy as your protagonist instead of marginalizing someone who’s disabled.

RDT: Dax Shepard considers him a friend. He really is a great actor, in my opinion. And he’s the second best cinematic Hulk. Plus, asshole or not, we need more movies like this being made. Plus, I think it looks pretty good. If reviews are decent, I will make an attempt to see it in the theater.

Rick: The source novel is excellent (and one I’ve been meaning to re-read), and an adaptation has potential to be just as good. I’m worried that this is going to go sideways, mostly via performances, but I have hope.

Jen: AJ, I’ll see your feelings about Norton and raise you a Baldwin. They both took me out of this trailer, which seems, otherwise, like a fine neo-noir.

AJ: First of all, let’s all congratulate Bruce Willis for making a movie that I wouldn’t categorize under “boat payment.” Beyond that, there is just something about Norton that comes across as so arrogant and gross and, for me, I find it permeates into his performances. I’m just not that excited for this. Continue reading

Episode #195 – Good Banter and the Whispering Eye

It’s Tuesday. We’re tired. And the world is on fire. Pop culture!

  • More pirates!
  • Dr. Sleep, MD is good…?
  • Michelle Monaghan’s next mission is Crafty
  • Riggins: Predator Hunter
  • RDT is conflicted about the Emmet Otter remake…..
  • We’re getting more Batwoman AND Nancy Drew!!!!!!! (**shrugs**)
  • Bye-bye Cloak and Dagger
  • Earth to Ned
  • Final Rise of Skywalker Trailer
  • Obi-Wan to Six
  • The Joker making all the money
  • Bye-bye Jeph Loeb
  • Bye-bye multi-movie MCU (for now…..)
  • Bye-bye Hawkeye…..?

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Weekend Watch – 10/25/19


Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Countdown

Loren: I bet they thought they were really clever when they wrote this. They were wrong.

Rick: What if the first five seconds of a trailer could tell me everything I need to know about this cheapjack “horror” movie?

AJ: You can’t see me – just know I am shaking my head.


Black and Blue

Loren: So someone asked for 16 Blocks with the addition of modern day racial tension? And then they thought they should put Tyrese in said movie? Bold choice.

Rick: Have you ever seen a corrupt cop/rookie who saw too much movie? If you haven’t, you should absolutely go watch Training Day way, way, way, way before you bother with this tropey junk.

AJ: I’d write this off were it not for Naomi Harris. Contrary to my counterparts here, I’m sold.


The Current War

Loren: I kinda find the melodrama of this hilarious but in the best way. I’ll give this a go at some point down the line for the cast if nothing else.

Rick: Yes, please. I’ve been looking forward to this. Gimme all the scientist in-fighting. It should be noted that this isn’t the critically lambasted version that debuted at the Toronto Film Festival a few years ago and got buried during the Weinstein scandal. It’s the director’s cut and, by all accounts, is actually worth seeing.

AJ: That’s quite a cast and I’ve never seen Michael Shannon give a bad performance. And what Rick said. Continue reading

Episode #194 – In Which Dominic Toretto Drives By My House

Another week another dive head first in the Entertainment News pool. The guys have stories like:

  • NPH and Jessica Henwick join M4trix, Jada Pinkett Smith in talks to return
  • Sam Raimi returning to horror
  • Live action Pinocchio in development
  • Sunnyside canceled
  • Clueless reboot in development
  • Stargirl moving to The CW? No
  • HBO Max picks up Grease spinoff
  • Disney+ will launch with over 600 titles
  • AppleTV+ renews a bunch of stuff before anybody watches that bunch of stuff
  • Cassian Andor series brings in Tony Gilroy (Rogue One) to write
  • Zoe Kravits and Paul Dano are in for The Batman, Jonah Hill is out
  • Shriek will join Carnage as villain in Venom 2
  • Kevin Feige promoted to Chief Creative Officer over all of Marvel

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Weekend Watch – 10/18/19

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Zombieland 2: Double Tap

Loren: I was a little meh on the first one, and this doesn’t seem to be treading any new ground. I’ll pass in the theater and catch it down the line.

RDT: I like the first one a lot (I think…. It’s been a while since I’ve seen it). And this looks like more of the same, at least. I might even catch this this weekend!

Rick:

I’m not always on board for these, for lack of a better term, overdue sequels, but the first movie is a lot of fun. The fact that they got all the original people back gives me hope it’ll at least be nearly on par with the first.

Jen: Welcome to sequels to movies I never saw the original of week. Sure this looks fine.

AJ: I never wanted to see the first one, given my weak will and low tolerance for scary movies — then Rick and RDT promised me it wasn’t scary. And I just loved it. So much fun. And I love when you can tell the actors are having fun in the project. So I’m totally down for the sequel.


Maleficent Mistress of Evil

Loren: I very much did not like the first one. So unnecessary and then there was the rape allegory that came out of left field. I’m ok skipping this as well.

RDT: I *think* I saw the first one. So, I *think* I’ll probably see this eventually.

Rick: I never got around to the first one and, let’s face it, I never will. I just don’t care about Maleficent’s backstory. The first one brought in over $750 million, so I’m clearly in the minority here. You kids enjoy.

Jen: Welcome to sequels to movies I never saw the original of week. Sure this looks fine.

AJ: I liked the first one more than I thought I would even though it’s a rape-revenge movie disgusied as a Disney fairytale (yes, I just got real dark, folks). I don’t know if I’ll see the sequel in theaters, but one way or another I’ll get to it.


Jojo Rabbit

Loren: Yep!

RDT: Oh shit, I didn’t know this was out this weekend. I might have to see this instead of Zombieland 2!

Rick: I meant to see this during its LA premiere at BeyondFest, but tickets sold out before I could get in on it. *shrug* Minor setback. I’m definitely in.

Jen: Every clip/trailer/scene I see from this makes me laugh. I’m sold.

AJ: Yes, yes, oh yes. Continue reading

Episode #193 – Common from Common

If it’s Tuesday, we must be talking pop culture.

All that, what we watched and a few tangents.

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