Episode #190 – Begun The Streaming War Has

The Streaming War is upon us. Let the guys break it down for you with Entertainment News:

  • Aykroyd and Hudson confirmed for Ghostbusters 2020
  • Knives Out trailer
  • MoviePass may live again
  • NBC’s streaming service is called Peacock and it will reboot Saved by the Bell, Battlestar, Punky Brewster, The Office etc.
  • No confirmation of cost or if it’ll be advertiser-based, as rumored.
  • Tom Welling and Erica Durance confirmed for Crisis
  • Big Bang Theory will stream on HBO MAX
  • Netflix gets streaming rights to Seinfeld
  • Raising Dion trailer
  • GLOW renewed for 4th (and final) season
  • Disney+ Preview lays out content
  • Birds of Prey poster
  • Tony Stark might appear in Black Widow
  • Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock

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Weekend Watch – 09/20/19


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

Downton Abbey

Loren: I feel like I’m the only person who never watched this show. So why would I watch the movie?

RDT: My disinterest in the show carries over to the movie.

Rick: I have never watched an episode of this series, but I know there are legions of fans who are clamoring for more. I hope they enjoy.

Jen: Seems unlikely that *none* of us would have seen this, but there it is. Good on ya for the fans.

AJ: I just never got into this show. I may someday still – who knows. But I am sure the fans are going apeshit for this, right? Good on them. I hope it holds up to their expectations. It looks pretty good, I think.


Ad Astra

Loren: I wasn’t sure going into this that I was going to be down for it. That trailer did enough to keep me pretty invested. Count me in.

RDT: I’m totally into this. It looks like good, smart sci-fi, which we don’t get enough of. I might try to catch it this weekend.

Rick: Is this an unofficial sequel to Space Cowboys? Half-jokes aside, I’m in for this. I’m always up for what looks like smart sci-fi, even if the whole “mission went sideways/we need to send someone” trope is a bit tired.

Jen: That looks pretty solid. I’ve heard great things, including a lot of comparisons to Apocalypse Now and Blade Runner, two movies that sucked me in to their respective worlds. This feels like one to see in the theater.

AJ: Brad Pitt is having a good Summer, eh? I’m only interested in seeing this because it’s him and I’m a big fan. And I swear it’s not just because he’s pretty. Which he is. Also just curious, is he shirtless at all in this movie?


Rambo: Last Blood

Loren: I’m all set on “Angry White Man The Movie”. I have no particular love for the franchise so…

RDT: Stallone aside, this franchise followed a similar path as Rocky. Start out smart and thinky with the first one. Get caught up in the (no pun intended) over the top tone of the 80’s. Falter a bit but get back to thinky for the last couple of flicks in the franchise. Though this may not be as thinky as Balboa/Creed. All that being said, meh.

Rick: I’m a devout fan of this series, both the good (First Blood, Rambo) and the ridiculous (Part II and Rambo 3), but I’m not excited for this movie in the least. Rambo’s arc came to a fitting conclusion at the end of the last movie. After a lifetime of violence and heartbreak, he finally got to go home. Bringing him back to face off against a drug cartel, one of the laziest of tropey villians one can put in a script, screams of a lack of ideas or motivation. This is just going to be Straw Dogs/Taken cranked up to a million. It’s unnecessary and cash-grabby. I may watch it in a third run theater to see if I’m right, but it’s definitely going to be a curiosity hate-watch.

Jen: Dear Studio, If Rick doesn’t want to see your Rambo movie, maybe you need to re-think your Rambo movie.

AJ: I have never seen a Rambo movie. And so I’m not likely to see this. And Rick’s certainly not selling me on it! Continue reading

Episode #189 – Grandpa Joe is a real POS!

He really is. And now, pop culture!

  • More faces off…?
  • Margot Robbie is the new Tank Girl
  • Haley Atwell chose to accept it
  • Bad Robot moves to the Warner lot
  • Bye bye Movie Pass
  • Alexander Skarsgård will play Randall Flagg in CBS All Access’s The Stand
  • South Side 2nd season
  • Are YOU afraid of the dark?
  • Watchmen trailer
  • Apple TV+ details
  • Disney+ cancels one set of Muppets but not the other, and brings back a bunch of cartoons
  • Tim Drake is a duck
  • Squad revealed
  • Hailee Steinfeld is Kate Bishop

All that, what we watched and a few tangents. 

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Weekend Watch – 09/13/19

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

Hustlers

Loren: I’m into it. For all the reasons you’d imagine. Sue me.

 

RDT: This is currently at 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. The trailer looks fun. And I love a good heist flick. So, yeah, I’m down.


The Goldfinch

Loren: Nah. I don’t need this one.

RDT: “Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel” don’t mean shit if your movie sucks. And, by all accounts, this sucks.


Limited Release

The Weekend

Loren: That was not a great looking trailer and the movie seems kinda low energy. I think it’s a pass from me.

RDT: Didn’t look terrible, I suppose. I mean, I did watch the WHOLE trailer. So, that’s something, right? Continue reading

Episode #188 – More Like Episode One Eighty Great… *Eye Roll*

Don’t worry the guys are back with all your entertainment and pop culture news needs! They’ve got stories like:

  • Bad Boys for Life trailer
  • Tomb Raider sequel moving forward w/Ben Wheatley directing
  • Haley Atwell joins next Mission Impossible flick
  • Tom Hanks playing both an astronaut and action figure again
  • IT supercut?
  • Hobbs and Shaw crosses $700MM
  • Big Brother renewed for season 22
  • Watchmen will premier 10/20/19
  • Will Poulter joins Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series
  • Grace & Frankie picked up for final season
  • Hulu developing Handmaid’s Tale sequel series
  • The Grisham Universe was a thing, but now isn’t
  • The Mandalorian will tease rise of the First Order
  • Peter Capaldi and Pete Davidson joining THE Suicide Squad
  • Sony says door is closed for Spidey in the MCU.

All that, the Weekly Watched, and why don’t we just start off with some tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 09/06/19

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

IT Chapter 2

Loren: I’m not hearing the most amazing stuff about this but it does appear to have some genuine creepiness to it. I’ll see it, but maybe not in the theater.

RDT: I saw the first one in the theaters, despite my non-horror-guy-ness. And I am intrigued, having read the book twice. But, I dunno. It’s just not grabbing me….. Maybe?

Rick: 1) I haven’t seen the first part. 2) I still think Pennywise’s makeup is a mistake. He looks like he’d murder you with no provication. No one, no adult, child, animal, or form of intelligent life, would go within thirty feet of this iteration of Pennywise, let alone willingly join him in the sewer when promised a balloon. The clown should look like one you’d feel comfortable hiring for your child’s birthday. It should only get terrifying when it’s too late to run. That said, I’ll probably see these eventually, but I’m waiting for the director’s cut Andy Muschietti has been promising since before the first chapter hit theaters.

Jen: I still miss Tim Curry.


Limited Release

The Last Photograph

Loren: I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to go through this type of tragedy but I also don’t need to sit through this movie to find out. I’m complicated like that.

RDT: Definitely a heartbreaking story. Not sure I’ll ever be in the right mood to watch it.

Rick: Suffering this tragedy is an unreasonable burden, but nothing about this trailer is making me think this film is worth seeing.

Jen: Oh, no. I’ve been a mom for over 5 years and I’m still not ready to watch “loss of a child” stuff. This looks like a lovely film though…


Strange But True

Loren: I’ll give this one thing, I have no idea where this is going. The problem is I only slightly want to figure it out.

RDT: Ok, I know I’m never gonna read the book it’s based on. And it’s unlikely I’ll ever see the movie. So, I read the spoilers….. Damn……

Rick: Here I was expecting some kind of half-assed Jesus movie, then suddenly gunfire and ominous music. Color me slightly intrigued.

Jen: I’m definitely curious enough to check this one out. Also, glad to see Greg Kinnear in something more up to his level. Continue reading

Episode #187 – Laundry, math, and pity invites

Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend!  Here’s what was going on in the entertainment industry.

All that, what we watched and a few tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 8/30/19

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

Don’t Let Go

Loren: Like Jen says below, this looks like a way better version of Frequency. I’m definitely down for something that’s a little different. I’ll check this out.

RDT: Shit. That looks pretty good. Yeah, in.

Rick: Here are all my monies. Need ticket now, please, thank you.

Jen: This reminds me of a more modern, less saccharine version of Frequency and I am here for it.

AJ: What a cool premise — I am so in for that.


Saaho

Loren: The action elements were pretty over the top but still fun. That’s all I got for this.

RDT: Hi! No. Bye!

Rick: I was kind of into this until they had a romantic interlude in the trailer. Like, they stopped the trailer for a romantic mini music video. I have a feeling the movie will stop dead for this story element, too. I’m out.

Jen: That is a slick looking film. And it has all the movies in it. Too much for me, I just need one movie at a time.

AJ: What did I just watch?! I couldn’t follow that.


Before You Know It

Loren: Just a smidge too New York Indie for my personal taste, but it doesn’t look bad per se.

RDT: I was into that. I’ll keep it on the old streaming radar.

Rick: This movie feels like a lot, but it’s nice to see Judith Light again.

Jen: This music wants me to think this is late 80s Woody Allen, but the cast is good and it’s actually directed by a woman rather than a, well whatever Woody Allen is, so I’m curious.

AJ: 1000% yes. That looks like my speed.  Continue reading

Episode #186 – D23 2019 Wrap Up

Tons of news this week out of D23 in Anaheim. Give it a listen!

  • Bond 25 title is No Time to Die
  • M4trix confirmed
  • Disney to reboot Alien franchise?
  • Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford leaving Legends
  • Steven Amell’s next gig is Heels for Starz
  • Apple+ streaming details
  • Breaking Bad movie will drop on Netflix Oct. 11
  • Posters for Lady and the Tramp and Noelle Trailers, too!: Noelle, Lady & the Tramp
  • Disney’s next park expansion is Avengers Campus
  • Details on EPCOT renovations
  • Florida’s Galaxy’s Edge gets a space cruise ship
  • Mandalorian Trailer &  poster
  • Ming Na Wen joins the Mandalorian Season 2.
  • Obi Wan series official.
  • Clone Wars 7th and final season drops February 2020
  • Rise of Skywalker Poster
  • Flula Borg, Steve Agee and Nathan Fillion join THE Suicide Squad
  • The Joker is rated R
  • The saddest news Sony and Disney part ways over Spider-Man
  • Live action Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk series
  • Kit Harrington joins The Eternals (duh) as Dane Whitman aka The Black Knight

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

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Weekend Watch – 08/23/19

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

Angel Has Fallen

Loren: Shockingly I haven’t seen the other two pieces of this trilogy. Once this hits streaming maybe I’ll make a day of it and watch all three. Or I’ll never do this.

RDT: I think I saw the first one…..or maybe it was the Channing Tatum one? Doesn’t matter. I’m never gonna watch any of them.

Rick: These movies are ridiculous. Like 80s, rah-rah action movie ridiculous. They aren’t good, but I appreciate them on that level. I’ll wind up catching this one at home.

AJ: Oh, old man Nick Nolte. There you are again. Eh, I dunno. I guess there’s a time and place for a mindless action flick.


Ready or Not

Loren: That looks deliciously fucked up. I’m very in for it.

RDT: Hi! It’s that time once again when RDT says he’ll only see a scary movie if Rick screens it! Yay!!!!!!

Rick: This is right in my wheelhouse. I’m rooting for Largo Robbie to take down all the rich a-holes out to murder her.

AJ: Yeah, I’m with you, Loren. Deliciously fucked up it is.


Limited Release

Tiger Are Not Afraid

Loren: Holy shit, that looks incredible. A creepy modern fairy tale with the twist of real world atrocities. In.

RDT: Hi! It’s that time once again when RDT says he’s not gonna watch a movie because there’s reading!!! Yay!!!!!!

Rick: As the only member of the HPN who subscribes to Shudder, I look forward to enjoying this post-haste from my living room.

AJ: Great premise — for someone else.  Continue reading