Episode #217 – It’s Crazy

The guys are still socially distanced but the news is starting to trickle back in. They’ve got stories like:

All that, a supersized Weekly Watched and tangents galore!

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Episode #216 – Wash Your Hands

As we head into week 2 of the “safer at home” lockdown, the guys cover off on what little pop culture news there is.

  • Cannes-celed
  • More features hitting VOD early
  • Ahsoka Tano will have a familiar face when she meets Mando!
  • Wonder Woman 1984 will get a theatrical release, it just may be pushed.
  • Kevin Smith, just like the rest of us, has no idea if Daredevil will be in Spidey 3

All that, what we watched and some tangents (there’s no money in the Cocoa Pebbles box).

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Episode #215 – Socially Distancing Ourselves

This week is a little bit different. Loren records a short episode on his own amid the social distancing created by the Covid-19 Pandemic. He talks about:

  • Everything that has been delayed or shut down
  • Seriously it’s everything
  • Like the whole country
  • But also A24 Hopes to rerelease First Cow after the pandemic settles
  • New Scream movie from the team behind Ready or Not
  • America Ferrara’s Superstore exit might come later now
  • New Supergirl?
  • WWE moves Wrestlemania to the Performance Center, nixes crowd
  • Lost in Space renewed for a 3rd and final season
  • Disney releases Star Wars and Frozen II early
  • Universal follows suit with VOD for first run films
  • Richard E. Grant joins Loki

All that, plus Loren’s Weekly Watch and a message from The Wu Tang Clan. Stay safe and healthy out there everyone and we’ll hopefully be back to full force next week.

Weekend Watch – 03/13/20


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

Onward (Released 03/06/20)

Loren: So we missed this last week, sorry about that. It’s doing well though so maybe we won’t miss seeing it this week.

Rick: I’m always happy when something original comes out, but this isn’t ringing my bell. I may throw it on once it hits the Disney+, but I’m in no hurry to see it.

Jen: This feels like it’s right in my wheelhouse, Pixar, fantasy, a hot Chris… but I’m probably going to wait till it’s on Disney+ and watch it with my family rather than blow money at the theater.


Bloodshot

Loren: I never got into this or really any of the Valiant Comics. I was mostly a Marvel/DC and Image kid. Where are my good Image adaptations? Anyway this looks pretty ok. Not amazing or anything just ok. Also, since when does Winny the Bish have a British accent?

Rick: Pretty certain I have a good chunk of the original run of this comic boxed up somewhere. Haven’t read it in close to twenty years, so I can’t comment on the quality of the adaptation, but I feel like we got all of the big action pieces in the trailer. And given that there’s been zero buzz around this release, my guess it’s mediocre at best. I’ll watch from my couch.

Jen: I was sure I’d have zero interest in this film, but, aside from Vin Diesel, I was interested. Not run-to-the-theater interested, but certainly on-my-couch interested. The rest of the cast looks fun, no one is taking it too seriously and the premise, which is similar to so many films, seems to mash them together in a way that appeals to me.


I Still Believe

Loren: I’ve gotten so accustomed to seeing  KJ Appa with that horrible Archie hair that he looks weird when he has normal hair. Also this looks terrible.

Rick: A faith-based movie disguised as a sappy romance. Super-meh.

Jen: Eeeeeyyyyyyeeeee-rrrroooollllll. Nope.


The Hunt

Loren: I’m not going to lie, the marketing on this has sort of worked on me and I’m curious. Not $20 curious, but I’ll probably see it eventually.

Rick: I’m glad this is getting released. By all accounts it’s actually good. I’ll make time for this one.

Jen: I love Betty Gilpin and this looks like an awesome vehicle for her, but not sure I need this much violence with my satire.


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Episode #214 – X-Men Origins: Oompa Loompa

The guys are back with all the entertainment and pop culture news from the week that was. They also talk about a litany of other things so jump on in and check out stories like:

  • No Time to Die delayed to November
  • My Spy delayed as well, but only a month
  • Covid Cancellations
  • Chris Evans going to Bermuda
  • Jurassic World: The Series?
  • HBO adapting The Last of Us
  • The Magicians cancelled
  • Taika Waititi rebooting Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Beauty & the Beast prequel
  • Kids in the Hall revival!
  • Do we care about Quibi?
  • Rey’s father was a Palpatine clone
  • Batmobile revealed
  • Christian Bale is the villain in Thor: Love & Thunder

All that, the Weekly Watched, and obviously tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 03/06/20

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

First Cow

Loren: Not really my cup of milk per se but it looks excellent.

RDT: I have no thoughts. No feelings. No opinion or snarky comments. This is a movie. Good for it.

Rick: Kelly Reichardt is kind of a master at quiet character dramas. There’s nothing flashy or overwrought in her style. She’s incredibly deft at eliciting strong performances and letting the camera act as an observer (Michelle Williams in Wendy and Lucy and Kristen Stewart in Certain Women are particular standouts). You can’t go wrong with anything she’s directed, and I suspect this will be just as satisfying an experience.

Jen: I, like AJ, really thought this was about a cow president. However, this looks much quieter than that would, no doubt, be. This does look like a lovely little film I just can’t see myself running out to see it.

AJ: Oh goodness. I have seen many of the rave reviews on this and obviously the trailer is peppered with some seriously enthusiastic critic quotes. But all of it is lost on me. I just cannot get into this. And how is a movie called First Cow a period drama and not a Jim Carrey/Jonah Hill vehicle about a cow accidentally being elected to the White House? (Which, let’s face it, would be preferable to what we’re currently working with.)


The Way Back

Loren: Hey you guys ever see a sports movie? Also I just have a bit of an issue with Affleck these days. I don’t think this one is going to be for me.

RDT: I’m a sucker for a good sports movie which is, I think, ironic given how much not a sports guy I am. And, I like Ben. His brother seems like a real piece of shit. But I’m pulling for the elder Affleck.

Rick: So, it’s basically a riff on The White Shadow/Hoosiers, but with addiction thrown in. Not that that’s a bad thing. If you have to borrow, borrow from something good. It’s challenging to make a sports movie stand out. You’re ultimately tied to the “will they or won’t they win the big game” element. Everything else comes down to character. Not sure I’ll ever see this, but I’ll keep an eye on reviews.

Jen: I feel a good amount of credit is due to the fact that Ben Affleck, a real-life addict, is dealing with his personal demons in such a raw way through this story, but that being said I get it, they’re scrappy underdogs.

AJ: If addiction wasn’t present in this story, I would guess it was one of those sentimental Disney live action sports flicks like Remember the Titans, Million Dollar Arm or The Rookie. And that’s not a bad thing. Looks like a really strong performance from Affleck whom I believe is capable of way more than that mediocre-at-best Batman, so it’s nice to see.


Limited Release

The Burnt Orange Heresy

Loren:     

RDT: At first, I was all “Too artsy fartsy.” Then I was all “heisty-weisty?” And, by all accounts, Mick Jagger hasn’t given a performance of this level since Freejack.

Rick: I enjoy a good heist, and I’m a sucker for them if there’s a long con involved. I’ll give this a spin.

Jen: It seems like this trailer is hiding some more details about the plot – some bigger twist and I like that they aren’t giving away the farm here, but the only thing that really drew me in was the fact that Mick Jagger is involved. How good was the script that he decided THIS would be his return to acting? Although, I guess I thought the same thing about The Man From Elysian Fields and that film did nothing for me.

AJ: MICK JAGGER?! Okay, let’s just shove that to the side. And the weird title – let’s shove that aside, too. And also — never mind. I’m never going to see this. That trailer bored me. Continue reading

Episode #213 – Sympathy Coma

After the guys debate how restful a coma would be, they do a deep dive into the world of pop culture. Special cameo by my dog, Chuck!

  • Candyman trailer
  • Knives…… Inn?
  • Spielberg bows out of Indy 5
  • Jurassic World: Dominion
  • MASK
  • Cloud 9 employee quits
  • Three more years of Dick
  • More like Hawaii 1-0!
  • New Yorick
  • Lizzie McGuire moving to Hulu?
  • What is Star Wars: The High Republic? Books. It’s books. 
  • THE Suicide Squad has wrapped
  • Cap is back!
  • And Alison Brie will not be She-Hulk, but somebody like her might be

All that, what we watched and all those tangents. 

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Weekend Watch – 02/28/20

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

The Invisible Man

Loren: I wasn’t so sure about this, especially after the marketing blitz that we’ve gotten, but it looks pretty damn good. I’m a solid maybe here.

RDT: Part of me really wants to see this. I know, I’m just as shocked as you are. But then the other part of me reminds that first part of me that I’m me. So…. I’ll watch it when/if Rick screens it.

Rick:

AJ: You know it’s a strong mother-effing trailer when it scares the living daylights out of me but I still want to see it. I will come with a change of pants.


The Jesus Rolls

Loren: I love The Big Lebowski and everyone in this movie but it looks absolutely terrible. Bummer.

RDT: Confession time. I’ve never seen The Big Lebowski. I’ve tried, a lot. I even own it. But I just get about 10 minutes in and get bored. I know! I know….. So, yeah, regardless of whether it’s needed, wanted or neither, I have no interest in “The Jesus.”

Rick: I don’t understand why this needs to exist. I think John Turturro was the only person clamoring for this spin-off. Also, I can’t wait to see how many reviews use the term “gutter ball”.

AJ: According to the critics, Turturro did not learn the most pivotal of rules: “Don’t fuck with the Jesus.” Probably should have left this one alone, John. I’m sorry.


Greed

Loren: I love British things and everyone in this movie but it looks absolutely terrible. Bummer.

RDT: The benefit to dropping in my comments so late, is I have everyone else’s to guide on what’s not worth my time. Thanks, guys!

Rick: Um, no thanks. I got annoyed just watching the trailer.

AJ: That trailer is waaaay too long. Horrible. Does this movie have a plot? Is it just “we are having a party” and that’s the big thing? I’m unmoved. No thanks. Steve Coogan, you are better than this. This could have been really timely and funny. Continue reading

Episode #212 – Gallifrheeey Everybody!

Loren is back from his jaunt through space and time and is talking the week’s Entertainment and Pop Culture news with RDT! They’ve got stories like:

  • Eli Roth directing Borderlands
  • Aladdin sequel?
  • Blacklist picked up for season 8
  • True Story picked up for season 1
  • Annie Murphy will star in Kevin Can F— Himself
  • Avenue 5 picked up for season 2
  • Priah Ferguson upped to regular for Stranger Things season 4
  • Friends reunion confirmed for HBO Max
  • ViacomCBS will use All Access as the base for it’s new streaming service
  • Dan Didio out at DC
  • Sith movie?
  • Filoni says Ahsoka may not actually be dead.
  • More pics of the new Batsuit and is it set during Halloween?
  • Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel in 2021?
  • Falcon and the Winter Soldier plot details

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

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