Episode #132 – Just A Couple Of Sleepy Guys

The guys are back once again to fill you in on the week’s pop culture news. They just happen to be a little tired. This week they’re talking stories like:

  • Academy creates new “Popular Film” category, shortens show
  • The Chris’ walk away from 4th Star Trek
  • Cowboy Ninja Viking on hold
  • Bruce Willis signs onto MoviePass’s next movie
  • Ben Schwartz is Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Kingsman 3 details
  • A ‘Simpsons Movie’ Sequel And ‘Family Guy’ Film Are Reportedly In Development
  • First pic of live action Dora the Explorer
  • ABC planning more Marvel series, but they won’t tell us what they are
  • Ruby Rose cast as Arrowverse Batwoman
  • New Flash suit revealed officially
  • Halo tv show details
  • The Player is coming back as a tv series
  • Cyborg cast for Doom Patrol
  • Paul Rudd heading to Netflix
  • Star Wars tv show reported to have a $100 million budget for all 10 episodes
  • Disney/Lucasfilm considering splitting Ep IX into 2 parts
  • No JL cameos in Aquaman
  • Joker starts shooting next month
  • Supergirl movie in development?
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home adds Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson
  • James Gunn updates
  • Dark Phoenix scheduled for 3 months of reshoots or maybe 2 ½ weeks
  • Sony cutting Venom to be PG-13, and Silver & Black will be redeveloped as separate films

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

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Weekend Watch – 8/10/18

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 Meg

Loren: Fine whatever, but how come it keeps changing size? Sometimes it’s a really big shark and sometimes it’s the size of like 3 submarines. Make up your mind.

RDT: This movie looks absolutely ridiculous. In.

Rick: If Statham doesn’t punch a shark I’m going to be disappointed.

Jen: Meg Griffin gif


Slender Man

Loren: We’ve gotten to the point where they make movies about Creepy Pasta. See ya later world, I’m out.

RDT: Wow. If Rick’s not into it, I sure as hell ain’t gonna watch it.

Rick: Snore. I’m with Jen on this one.

Jen: Meh. I’d rather re-watch Beware the Slenderman, the HBO doc. It is far creepier.


BlacKkKlansman

Loren: Oh yes. This looks fantastic, and I’m not usually a Spike Lee guy.

RDT: People are saying this could be Spike Lee’s best film ever. So, yeah, in (eventually).

Rick: Early reviews are putting this on par with Do the Right Thing. Absolutely in.

Jen: Yep, the pedigree is strong, the politics are relevant, and I laughed. In.


Dog Days

Loren: Is this supposed to be like New Years Eve but for dogs? I mean dogs are super cute and all but I don’t think I’d waste my time on this movie. I’d rather just go to @dog_rates instead.

RDT: Well doesn’t this just look like a terrible movie. Yes it does! Yes it does!

Rick: Look, I love dogs as much as the next person, but this might be the most generic movie to ever movie. Pass.

Jen: Did Garry Marshall come back from the dead to direct one more movie? (Damn, Jen, that’s cold…. –RDT)

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Episode #131 – Apparently, The Shining IS Farts.

As our hot-as-balls summer continues, the guys return to jump in the pop culture pool.

  • Rebecca Ferguson joins the MiB reboot
  • Rebecca Ferguson joins Dr. Sleep
  • Rebecca Ferguson, as of right now, will not be joining the McDonald’s/Monopoly scam movie
  • Halloween is rated R
  • Die Hard: Year One is dumb
  • Star Trek: TNG: TNG?
  • 24×2=48
  • Simpsons will stay on Fox (for now)
  • VP Data
  • AHS: 10
  • Chris Rock going to Fargo
  • ALF and Facts of Life rebooted?
  • Daredevil season 3 coming sooner than expected
  • From His Nap starts production
  • No Orig Trig on the Disney streaming service for a while
  • The Joker movie is definitely happening, and we have some casting updates
  • Black Adam will shoot next year (no it won’t)
  • Zack Snyder still doesn’t get Batman
  • Kraven coming to cinemas, but not coming for Spider-Man
  • Venom trailer
  • James Gunn still out of a job

All that, what we watched and the usual tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 08/03/18

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 Spy Who Dumped Me

Loren: Look I love Kate McKinnon and less than indifferent to Mila Kunis but this looks pretty mediocre at best. I guess we’ve finally gotten to the doldrums of summer. It was fun while it lasted.

RDT: I love Mila and enjoy Kate, but if I’m going to the movies this weekend, it’ll be to catch up on something I’ve missed (likely Incredibles 2 or Three Identical Strangers).

Rick: I laughed far more than I thought I would during that trailer. Also, like Jen says below, Gillian Anderson.

Jen: Droughtlander (the lack of new Outlander episodes on television) will get me to the theater to see Sam Heughan in all his glory. I imagine I will drink before watching. Also, Gillian Anderson.


Christopher Robin

Loren: First and foremost the 100 Acre Wood group are terrifying in live action. That being said this looks so saccharine you’d have to be a monster not to feel something about it. I do have a feeling that’s all by design though so it makes me have confused feels. I don’t think I like that.

RDT: I feel like I’ve seen this movie a million times before. But I kinda still wanna see it. Eventually.

Rick: I have no doubt this is heartwarming, but I’m a little weirded out by how the characters look in “reality”. I’m most disturbed by Tigger. Why does he look like a child’s toy that was left out in the sun for about a decade? Shouldn’t he be as colorful as the rest of them?

Jen: This could be a lot of fun with my daughter who loves some Winnie the Pooh. Side note she used to call him “Poo-a the bear” and I kinda miss that.


The Darkest Minds

Loren: I can hear the pitch meeting now. “It’s X-Men meets The Maze Runner meets…” “You can stop right there, this is perfect, we own those franchises so no one will sue us.” (Reads RDT’s entry, reads Rick’s, Hey I liked Push too! Are we the only 3 that saw it?)

RDT: (go read Rick’s) I remember Push! That movie was fun! This? Not so much (I’m assuming).

Rick: Isn’t this just a more emo version of Push (2009)? I am the only one who remembers that movie?

Jen: So this is not an X-Men light teen drama on Freeform? Hmmm. Continue reading

Episode #130 – High Society

The guys went to a Horror Movie night at Rick’s this week and RDT watched the whole thing. It was impressive. Even more impressive was that he was still able to talk to Loren about the week’s pop-culture news! They talked stories like:

  • Ryan Reynolds developing Stoned Alone
  • Charlie’s Angels reboot details
  • Dune remake to be split into 2 movies
  • Fox & Disney shareholders have approved the acquisition
  • MoviePass (temporarily) ran out of money
  • Seann Williamm Scotttt will not be playing Marvin Riggs in LW season 3
  • Mercy Graves coming to Supergirl
  • Deadwood film greenlit
  • Better Call Saul season 5 picked up before season 4 debuts
  • Buffy reboot will follow a new slayer, so it’s not a reboot at all
  • Anthony Mackie is your new Takeshi Kovacs for Altered Carbon season 2
  • Mowgli goes to Netflix
  • Apple adapting Time Bandits
  • Star Wars: Episode IX cast announced
  • Dark Phoenix and New Mutants NOT cancelled
  • Venom will set up potential sequels

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

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Weekend Watch – 07/27/18

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

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Loren: I’m sorry that looks awesome. The Mission: Impossible movies are by and large pretty good. 1 still holds up, 2 and 3 are not great, but the new trilogy has so far been a lot of fun. Early word on this is it’s excellent. I’m very excited.

RDT: I like 3! Only 2 is complete garbage to me. And I think this looks awesome.

The Lady™: MUSTACHE!!!! (Also, even though it’s completely outside my wheelhouse, I’m still suuuuuuper excited for it.)

Rick: *me heading to the theater to see this* 


Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Loren: Damnit. I don’t really like Teen Titans Go’s humor but I laughed at some of the stuff from that trailer. I’m not going to see this in the theater but I’ll watch it eventually. Plus anything to wash that Titans trailer from my mind.

RDT: I’ve never seen, or had any interest in, the show. Which is a little off for me, given the DC nerd that I am. Oh well….

The Lady™: I worked at a restaurant where for some god forsaken reason all the TVs were permanently on Cartoon Network. I’ve now seen almost every episode of Teen Titans Go! on mute. Maybe I’ll watch this on mute if I’m ever feeling nostalgic for the “weird old days.”

Rick: There are not a lot of animated shows I actively dislike, but this one is at the top of the list. WB took a high quality, well written Teen Titans series and dumped it in favor of this obnoxious garbage. The hardest of passes.


The Row

Loren: Don’t worry everybody, Randy Couture is on the case. Yikes. Even for this slasher sub genre, this looks bad.

RDT: I’m all set, thanks!

The Lady™: 

Rick: Looks like most every killer on college campus slasher movie where the final girl needs to find out the school’s buried secret. I’d be fine with that if it didn’t look like a barely ready for cable thriller.


Limited Release

The Captain

Loren: An interesting story to tell but I will have a hard time with the whole Nazi thing.

RDT: No thank you.

The Lady™: WWII was a horror movie, so putting a psychologically damaging horror story in the middle of it doesn’t seem that far of a reach for me. I’m pretty tempted to traumatize myself attempting to watch this.

Rick: That looks kind of interesting. I’ll keep it on my radar. Continue reading

Go Joe! Rebooting the GI-Joe Franchise.

If you’re a regular listener, you may know there are plans afoot to reboot the GI Joe franchise. Before Hasbro and Hollywood fuck it up though, I thought I’d take a crack at it first.

My GI Joe movie gets to the core of the (1980’s) premise. No pseudo-Iron Man suits. No Marlon Wayans. And, perhaps regretfully, no Rock. Inspired by the original 1983 mini-series, this would be a wall-to-wall action flick.

Representing the best of each military branch, GI Joe is an elite squad tasked with the most difficult of missions. Cobra works from the shadows. The less known they are, the more effective they can be.

The plot is simple. Cobra is an underground terrorist group financed by Tomax & Xamot’s Extensive Enterprises. They’ve stolen an advanced military weapons satellite. The US government, fearing public outcry, tasks General Hawk with recruiting a small team to go in and recover it, hopefully taking down Cobra along the way.

Let’s talk casting.

The Joes:

 

 

 

 

 

Gung-Ho – Michael Rooker

 

 

 

 

 

 

RoadBlock – Mike Colter

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Jaye -Zoey Saldana

 

 

 

 

 

Scarlett – Jessica Chastain

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snake Eyes – Stunt guy (no flashbacks, never seen with his mask off, no talking)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duke – Chris Pine

 

 

 

 

 

General Hawk – Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Cobra:

 

 

 

 

Tomax/Xamot – Armie Hammer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zartan – Joel Edgerton

 

 

 

 

 

Zarana – Isla Fisher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baroness – Haley Atwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Destro – Idris Elba

 

 

 

 

Storm Shadow – Jay Chou

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Mindbender – Ben Kingsley

 

 

 

 

 

Cobra Commander – Ben Mendelsohn

Director: Fuck it, James Gunn. I think he’d really nail the tone, have some fun with it.

So there you go, Joe!

Thoughts?

From Culver City,

–RDT

Episode #129 – We’ll get there, but first, some trailers!

Do you guys like trailers? Cause, boy do we have some trailers for you if you do. (Thanks, Comicon!) But first, the news.

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Weekend Watch – 07/20/18

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 Equalizer 2

Loren: More of the same from the first. Having just seen the original the character is fresh in my mind, but I still don’t see myself rushing out to see this.

RDT: I enjoyed the original (if you can call a remake of a tv show “original”) a lot more than I thought I would. But, I’m so behind on movies, if I make it to the theater this weekend, it likely will not be to see this.

The Lady™: This looks pretty bad ass. However, I didn’t even know there was a first one. So the chances of me seeing the second are about 0.00002%.

Jen: The original TV “Equalizer” was Edward Woodward. I so enjoy saying that name ‘Edward Woodward’ it just rolls off the tongue. No offense to Denzel Washington. In regards to the movie, I never saw the first one and I don’t feel remiss.


Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Loren: The big question is; is the threequel called Mamma Mia: My My, How Can I Resist You? Or Mamma Mia: Does It Show Again?

RDT: I saw the first one once, in a free screening, 10 years ago. Apparently, there was a reel missing (back in the days before digital projection). I didn’t notice. So, yeah…..

The Lady™: I’m neither old enough nor young enough to have any interest in this movie.

Jen: They are reusing a lot of the same songs from the first one, which is fine, I guess. I just think maybe they could have done the sequel set to some other band’s greatest hits catalog instead. Why not an Ace of Base musical? I’d watch Cher sing “The Sign” any day of the week.


Unfriended: Dark Web

Loren: This looks cheap but also ok. I guess you can do that sometimes. I’m definitely not seeing this in the theater, probably ever if I’m being honest.

RDT: Horror + “didn’t see the first one” = No RDT.

The Lady™: It’s really difficult to get into a horror movie when you don’t care if the people die. This is why you don’t touch other people’s stuff!

Jen: I’m sure a lot of teens will see this and it will make its money back. Good for them, because I’m out. Continue reading

Episode #128 – You Were Up With The Kids Last Night!

The guys are here once again to fill you in on all the Pop-Culture news from the last week. They’re talking stories like:

  • RoboCop returns kills off original sequels
  • Prophet movie in development
  • M:I – Fallout is apparently really good
  • Zombieland 2 moving forward
  • Bill & Ted 3 back up in the air
  • Duncan Jones making Rogue Trooper movie?
  • Y: The Last Man casting
  • Pose renewed at FX
  • Joss Whedon is coming back to TV HBO!
  • Christina Applegate is coming to Netflix
  • Elasti-Woman cast in Titans/Doom Patrol
  • West Wing reboot?
  • Queer Eye picked up for season 3
  • First look at Freddy Freeman and Shazam
  • Joaquin Phoenix officially signs on to Joker Origins movie
  • We’re getting a Black Widow movie!!!

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

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