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).
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.