Weekend Watch – 9/22/17

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Movies

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Loren: I’ve been ready for this movie since the first one. The addition of the Statesmen should be a lot of fun too. Super in.

RDT:

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Rick:

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Jen: Sure. Why not?


Stronger

Loren: No thanks. It’s not that it’s a story that shouldn’t be told, it’s that I still think it’s a little too soon to tell it.

RDT: What everybody else said.

Rick: What Loren said.

Jen: What Rick said.


Battle of the Sexes

Loren: Is this movie a comedy? Is it based on the true story? Both? I like the people involved but I don’t know that I’ll get to this one.

RDT: It looks a little bit like it’s not quite sure what movie it wants to be. But still, I liked the trailer. Maybe not in theaters (unless my stupid MoviePass starts to work), but probably at some point, I’ll check it out.

Rick: Yep. In.

Jen: I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while. I am unsure on Emma Stone as Billie Jean King, but I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt.

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Let’s Talk About The First Tomb Raider Trailer…

Hey look a new trailer to break down! It’s been awhile since something popped up that felt like it deserved one of these. Anyway, this week we got our first look at the new Tomb Raider movie starring Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander. It sure does look like a movie. Based on the video game series of the same name, Tomb Raider follows Lara Croft, an adventurer/archeologist/soldier?/model, who picks up in her late father’s footsteps after his untimely demise. Apparently Mr. Croft was all of those descriptors as well as a cryptologist, and has hidden the clues to his biggest find yet in all of the places you’d expect. You know, like a secret bunker under the family tomb.

The movie looks to take it’s inspiration from the well received 2013 video game reboot, which took a more serious and vicious tone than the prior series of games (or films for that matter). Lara, on her latest expedition, is shipwrecked on a long lost South Asian island where a group of mercenaries are trying to find some hidden treasure containing unlimited power. Your typical Saturday night. As you progress through the game you get more and more information about what is happening on this island all the while brutally murdering mercenaries before they can do the same to you. In fact, that was the one thing I kinda hated about the game. It seemed that the programmers really hated Lara. They would always kill her off in the most merciless of ways.

Example: 

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Episode #85 – We F— Trees With Our Hair.

This week, just like every other week, it’s all the pop culture (and some of the tangents) on the agenda.

  • Asian guy replaces white guy in Asian guy role
  • First look at Hellboy via Bloody Disgusting via Rekka Jay
  • Halloween sequel will ignore other Halloween sequels including previous Halloween sequel that ignored other Halloween sequels
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – summer blockbuster….?
  • Brad Pitt sci-fi movie – winter blockbuster….?
  • No Mutt in Indy 5
  • No more Liam Neesons in action movies
  • Lord and Miller have some free time
  • Critics not allowed to review ST:D
  • True Lies: the Series
  • Last Week Tonight, and Trevor Noah score some big renewals
  • Jim Carrey coming back to tv again
  • SyFy picks up a George RR Martin series
  • George RR Martin finds another reason not to finish his next book
  • Titans get a villain….or two????
  • From His Nap gets a very familiar director and new release date
  • Patty Jenkins returns to Wonder Woman as Matthew Vaughn talks about Superman

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Weekend Watch – 9/15/17

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Movies

mother!

Loren: That’s the worst episode of Flip or Flop ever. Also, Javier Bardem is 48. Jennifer Lawrence is 27. The disparity in their ages is old enough to drink.

RDT:

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Rick:

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Jen: I think I fall somewhere between Rick and Loren on this one. There isn’t an appropriate gif for “I’m moderately interested in this and if my husband is up for it maybe we’d check it out in the theater. If not I’m game to see it at some point when it’s streaming and we have a night in on the couch”. Oh, wait…

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American Assassin

Loren: I should have done a trailer breakdown for this movie. It looks bananas. But sure, I’ll buy TV Teen Wolf’s Stiles as a Bourne-like assassin. Why not. I might even see this one.

RDT:

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Rick: May the Michael Keaton renaissance burn long and bright.

Jen: I’m definitely not seeing this movie, but I am conflicted on my feelings about it. I find “take no bullshit” killer Michael Keaton incredibly sexy. This isn’t too off from his Vulture portrayal, which, in retrospect, I also found a bit of a turn-on. What does this say about me?


Brad’s Status

Loren: I wasn’t too sure about this when the trailer started, but it pulled me in and then hit a little close to home. I want to see this play out. In.

RDT:

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Rick: Leave it to Mike White to not only make me forget what an awful person Ben Stiller is, but to make me incredibly uncomfortable with how real this movie feels.

Jen: Am I having a midlife crisis? Why does this movie speak to me? I don’t want to want to see it. But, I do.

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Episode #84 – That’s A Spot-On Brendan Fraser

RDT and Loren are back again to talk about the week’s pop culture news. They’re covering stories like:

  • RDT finally got his MoviePass card
  •  It sequel officially moving forward
  • Pretty much everyone is vying for the James Bond rights
  • Colin Trevorrow out for Star Wars: Episode 9
  • Rian Johnson reveals who The Last Jedi is… so did SW:TFA
  • Hunter returning… to SHIELD
  • ABC is rebooting Greatest American Hero this time with a female lead
  • CBS adapting LA Confidential as a tv series, will most likely screw it up
  • Big Brother: Celebrity Edition. Who ya got!?!?
  • Slade Wilson’s son cast in Arrow, will go by the name Kane Wolfman
  • Roy Harper is coming back to Star City
  • Veep to end after next season
  • Star Wars & Marvel movies will leave Netflix after the launch of the new Disney streaming service
  • Ryan Murphy will ruin a Cuckoo’s Nest prequel series focused on Nurse Ratchet for Netflix
  • Minka Kelly is Dove and Alan Ritchson is Hawk in Titans
  • Suicide Squad 2 taps Gavin O’Connor to Write and Direct
  • Zack Snyder will not be doing any press for Justice League
  • Drew Goddard writing, directing X-Force, will co-star Deadpool and Cable
  • JLaw coming back as Mystique “for the fans”… and buckets of money
  • Venom has been delayed

All that, the Weekly Watched, and all the usual tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 9/8/17

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Movies

It

Loren: This looks terrifying in the best way. In.

RDT: I’m not a horror movie guy at all. I hate jump scares and being startled. I also don’t love clowns (does anybody LOVE clowns????). Add all that up and I’m out, right? Nope. (What a twist!) I’m so in. I’ve read the book, a couple times. And I own the original mini-series (which I might try to revisit before seeing this). So, yeah, it may be through my fingers, but I’ll definitely be watching It.

Rick: Yep, but I wish Pennywise didn’t look so obviously evil. He would be that much more terrifying.

Jen: How is it that even when I KNOW a jump scare is coming at the end of a trailer I still jump? I have high hopes for this and plan on watching this through my fingers in the theater. Wish me luck.


Home Again

Loren: I’m… I’m not sure how I feel about that movie. I think it looks ok? But maybe I’d rather just watch Sweet Home Alabama instead.

RDT: Like Loren, I’m not sure how to feel about this trailer. Like, does she fuck all three dudes? I don’t think so, but I can’t be sure. Regardless, if I see it, it’ll be streaming 6 months from now,

Rick: Nope.

Jen: Nancy Myers has the best house porn out there. Those young guys are hot. Reese Witherspoon is cool. But somehow this seems like less than the sum of those parts. Maybe on streaming… someday?


The Good Catholic

Loren: It’s no secret that organized religion freaks me out, so this one’s a little tough for me. I like John C. McGinley Doctor Cox-ing it up but that probably won’t be enough to get me to see this one.

RDT: I can’t tell if this is a Jesus movie or not, which is weird to say about a movie about priests. At first, I thought it was, but now, not sure. I’d be down for a serious movie about a Catholic priest struggling with his faith in the face of romantic love. I *think* this might be that….maybe….? **shrugs**

Rick: Nope.

Jen: This reminds me of that movie with Jenna Elfman and Ben Stiller and Edward Norton, what was that called? Keeping the Faith? Any-hoo, I like the cast here but this feels pretty by-the-numbers, I’ll pass.

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Episode #83 – Boobies for Everyone!

This week, the guys wax poetic on all things Parisian, oh and talk some pop culture:

  • Ed Skrein does something right
  • Han Solo gets the Vision
  • Bad Boys 3 back on?
  • Lord Lady of the Flies?
  • Drew Barrymore getting scary again?
  • True Detective, season 3 confirmed
  • Starsky and Hutch may or may not be a sasquatch and an alien
  • Netflix heads to Paris with The Eddy
  • Joss Whedon is officially a co-writer on Justice League
  • Wonder Woman about to be the 5th highest grossing superhero movie of all time
  • Leo being courted for Joker flick (and Jared Leto is not happy)
  • Titans has a Dick, and will have a Hawk and a Dove
  • Misty Knight goes bionic
  • Wasp costume revealed
  • Spike Lee eyed for a superhero movie starring a superhero neither of us have heard of

All that and all the tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 09/01/2017

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Movies

Tulip Fever

Loren: Just read RDT’s entry. He nails it.

RDT: Just read Rick’s entry. He nails it.

Rick: Just read Jen’s entry. She nails it.

Jen: So this movie has been on the shelf for years and there’s a review embargo till after it’s released? That does not sound promising. This is an excellent cast, and I have the feeling if it were as great as they hoped it would be it would be coming out in December and not now. Someone let me know if I’m wrong about this because I’m not going to see this to find out..


Marvel’s Inhumans

Loren:

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(I’d rather have this happen than pay $20 to see this in IMAX.)

RDT:

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Rick:

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Jen: Is that Ramsay Bolton? I don’t think I understand this. It’s a TV show that will be shown in IMAX because… $$$? This doesn’t look like Marvel to me. My brain won’t accept that this is the same universe that the Avengers live in. Is it? I’ve never seen Agents of SHIELD so I’m really operating from a place of ignorance. I don’t think I’m rushing to pay $20 to see something that will air on my TV. Especially without a superstar Chris to look at.


I Do…Until I Don’t

Loren: Hey, good for Paul Reiser. You know, he has my favorite line in Beverly Hills Cop. True story. This one here though certainly looks like a movie.

RDT: I enjoyed Lake Bell’s directorial debut, In A World, a lot more than I thought I would. So, I’ll give this a shot (despite the less-than-stellar trailer).

Rick: Why is it that nearly every recent comedy is littered with actors I like, but I walk away from those films’ trailers completely put off by what I see?

Jen: I really liked In A World, and this cast looks great, but I just… meh? I read an interview with Lake Bell recently.  She started making this movie as a cynic about marriage, but actually met and married her husband while working on it and shifted to a much more optimistic and kind view. That sounds like something I’m into but does not come across in this trailer.

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Episode #82 – Roomba Salesman To The Galaxy

This week the guys have some of the week’s pop culture details to talk about. It’s so different from what they usual do. This week it’s stories like:

  • Omar Cuttin’: Michael K. Williams’ “Han Solo” Role cut during reshoots
  • Godzilla vs. Kong Will Have A Definitive Winner
  • Netflix financing Martin Scorsese’s next film, The Irishman
  • Guillermo Del Toro directed Fantastic Voyage remake on hold
  • Jay & Silent Bob Reboot starts shooting this fall
  • Apparently It is crazy scary
  • ST:D will be rated TV-MA
  • Supergirl season 3 is all about Mon-El’s return
  • Game Of Thrones director admits the show’s timeline is “straining plausibility”. Yeah, no shit
  • Netflix picks up Friends From College for season 2 for some reason
  • Stranger Things Creators Confirm Season 3 Is Happening. Yeah, no shit
  • Jamie Bell developing his own Jumper series. For some reason
  • Anna Diop Cast As Starfire In DC Digital Live-Action Titans
  • Disney Cast Members Immortalized their names in Star Wars Land superstructure
  • 17 new Joker projects crop up at the WB. Ok it’s more like 3
  • Shazam will not use digital age makeup and will cast 2 people
  • Lex Luthor cut from Justice League? One can hope
  • Tom Vaughan-Lawlor Cast as Ebony Maw in Avengers: Infinity War

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Weekend Watch – 08/25/2017

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Movies

Birth of the Dragon

Loren: Another WWE Studios film without a wrestler in it. To add a little to what RDT is saying and to get a little too “wrestling fan” here: Bruce Lee does indeed seem like the bad guy here, but that’s kinda how WWE sees their good guys (or “Faces”). Almost all of the Faces in WWE act like entitled douchebags, where the bad guys (“Heels”) almost always have a point to their actions and are more relatable. I wonder if that sort of bled into the screenwriting process here.

RDT: That trailer makes Bruce Lee almost look like the bad guy. I half expected him to say “Cobra Kai, do or die!” at one point. I’ll pass.

Rick: 1) This movie has been sitting on the shelf for about a year. Never a good sign. 2) We already have a very strong Bruce Lee biopic in 1993’s Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. I’ll wager your time would be better spent watching the latter. Or just watch any of his actual movies. Or even the rash of Brucesploitation movies that were made in the wake of his death. I guarantee they’ll be more entertaining.

Jen: I’d rather watch the real Bruce Lee than a pale imitation.


Leap!

Loren: That was dubbed, right? Like I know it’s animated but the mouth movements were… off. Probably in French first and then re-dubbed with Carly Rae Jepsen for some reason. This looks like a movie. I got nothing. But also, why was she dressed like Anna from Frozen?

RDT: Unless it’s Pixar, I rarely see animated movies in the theater. This won’t change that.

Rick: I…ehhhh…You know what? I can’t eek anything positive out of my brain for this one. It’ll be a bargain bin movie in two months.

Jen: My three year old couldn’t sit through that trailer. Not a great sign.


All Saints

Loren: I can’t think of a movie I’m less inclined to see.

RDT: Can we just get a decent, non-faith based, remake of Oh God! with…I dunno…Billy Crystal as God and…Greg Kinnear, sure, as the Jerry? I’d watch that. (Or Rick’s movie below. I’d watch that, too.)

Rick: Is it wrong that, half way through this trailer, I wanted a giant snake to burst from the earth as the old man was plowing? Then the preacher, after hearing the voice of God, gathers his tiny flock to fight the Hell-serpent? Call it All Saints Day. I feel like the world needs a faith-based giant monster movie. Come on, Hollywood! Make it happen!

Jen: While I will never see this movie, I am glad that the Christian Right who will flock to it will be greeted with a story about embracing immigrants. So in that respect, I’m happy it exists.

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