Episode #94 – Justice League

This week the guys have some pop culture news for you but let’s be honest, you’re here for their opinions on Justice League, and boy do they have opinions.

  • We got a new Rampage trailer
  • We got a title for the next Fantastic Beasts movie. It’s not great
  • More companies are in talks to buy Fox
  • Black Lightning gets it’s premier date
  • The writer of John Wick is bringing Hitman to TV
  • Amazon officially heads to Middle Earth
  • The Galaxy Quest show will feature some old crew members
  • The Last Jedi is the longest Star Wars ever
  • Is James Franco the Multiple Man?
  • Gal Gadot gets Brett Ratner kicked off of Wonder Woman 2
  • If Flashpoint happens it’ll be about Batman…. what?
  • Speaking of, do we have a new Batman?
  • Justice League, Justice League, Justice League

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

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Weekend Watch – 11/17/2017

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

Justice League

Loren: 

RDT:

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Rick: The absurdity of Aqua-bro makes me laugh. But, otherwise:

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Jen: 


Wonder

Loren: I tried for a while and couldn’t come up with anything to say about this. It doesn’t look bad or anything, it just looks like a movie.

RDT: I have no idea what to think about this. Regardless, I am likely not going to see it.

Rick: This movie might turn out to be heartwarming, but you get the entire narrative arc laid out for you in the trailer. Absolutely zero surprises.

Jen: This looks fine. Sweet and…fine.


The Star

Loren: You get a boat payment, and you get a boat payment, and you get a boat payment!

RDT: 

Rick: Nope.

Jen: I, uh, no.

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Episode #93 – Stupid Rocky (and Idiot RDT)

We’re here with #93, dropping all your pop culture news. 

  • There’s a new fucked universe in town…
  • Jessica Chastain will probably play the adult Beverly in IT: Chapter 2
  • Bond 25 still on the hunt for a director
  • SHIELD season 5 promo actually kind of looks good
  • Vin Diesel developing a boxing drama for NBC
  • We have a synopsis for the annual CW-super crossover
  • Bigger, Littler Lies?
  • Apple TV gets its first show
  • Amazon gets The Boys
  • Netflix gets Tony Danza….?
  • Disney streaming service mines the Disney vault
  • Rian Johnson developing a non-Skywalker Star Wars trilogy
  • Justice League is…fine
  • SHAZAM gets Billy Batson, but Black Adam goes to Suicide Squad 2…?
  • Gotham by Gaslight trailer
  • Is Disney buying Fox? No. Yes. Maybe…?

All that and the usual tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 11/10/2017

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

Murder on the Orient Express

Loren: I love this story, and am excited to see it play out with modern film techniques. I’m not sure I’ll make it out to theaters for this one but I’m definitely seeing it.

RDT: I just cannot get over that mustache. It takes me out of it every time I see it.

Rick: I have nothing but love and admiration for said mustache. Also, I love that I live in a city where I can see it projected 70mm. Definitely seeing this one in theaters.

Jen: YES! I’ve been looking forward to this since the trailer dropped. The cast is fantastic and a locked room mystery is to enticing to ignore.


Daddy’s Home 2

Loren: Nope. Even without the Mel Gibsonness of it, I wouldn’t want to see this one.

RDT: Ok, so I saw parts of the original on my cruise last year and it was…fine…when you’re stuck in a room with nothing else to watch. As for this, meh. It doesn’t look great, and I’m not quite back on the Mel Gibson bandwagon yet.

Rick: Not even John Lithgow’s presence is enough for me to give this a shot.

Jen: NO! I thought I’d have more to say, but I don’t. NO!


LBJ

Loren: That looks like a pretty decent Biopic, but I had a lot of trouble getting past Burn Notice as Kennedy. Solid maybe.

RDT: Another awards season, another biopic in which I have no interest.

Rick: Apparently Woody Harrelson is great, but not much else is. I’ll wait for a screener.

Jen: MAYBE! LBJ is a fascinating figure and Harrelson has the style to play him (there’s a thin line between Johnson and Larry Flynt) but this trailer doesn’t show me that they want to go as far as they should. This is a time period of US history that I am obsessed with so I’ll likely give it a go based on that, but my expectations are tempered.

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Episode #92 – Thor Ragnaroks! (Sorry)

The guys are back and have all of the week’s pop culture news for you! They also saw Thor: Ragnarok and have opinions!

Mostly though they talk about:

  • Tyrese thinks he’s more important than The Rock
  • Beyoncé rounds out an already stacked Lion King cast
  • Red Sonya being fast tracked
  • Paramount and Hasbro team up to ruin your childhood
  • Me, Myself, & I basically cancelled
  • The Orville warps to a season 2
  • CBS All Access brings back The Twilight Zone with Jordan Peele at the helm
  • Lord of the Rings the series?
  • What’s next for the Star Wars universe and beyond
  • Grace Fulton cast and Mark Strong in talks for SHAZAM!
  • If Justice League does well enough, then we’ll get Flashpoint
  • Is that crazy teen from Stranger Things Nightwing?
  • The MCU crosses $5 Billion

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

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Weekend Watch – 11/03/2017

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

Thor: Ragnarok

Loren: I couldn’t be more into this movie if I tried. Out of all the Marvel movies that came out this year, I’ve been most excited for this one. This is a no brainer.

RDT: 

The Lady™: 

Jen: This week my husband leaves for Europe for 10 days. Before he goes I am making a point to get out of the house and see this. It may be all I can see for a bit, but worth it.


A Bad Moms Christmas

Loren: The first one was pretty funny, let’s hope this lives up to that. I’ll check it out down the road but I’m not rushing out to the theater for it.

RDT: I love this cast, but only made it through the first half of the first movie. Not sure I’ll make it to this one.

The Lady™: I’m usually super lazy about seeing things in theaters, but this one looks like too much fun to miss. Plus it’s a great excuse to have a bottle glass of wine beforehand.

Jen: I will see this, but it may not be until my husband returns and I get my well-deserved Mom’s Night Out. It does feel appropriate that I would not see this right away due to the stresses of being a mother.

Limited Release

The Light of the Moon

Loren: Whoa. That might be a little too raw for my personal taste but damn if the performance from Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn 99) doesn’t look powerful.

RDT: I agree with Loren. Might be a little too raw for me as well, but Stephanie Beatriz’s performance looks especially compelling.

The Lady™: This looks really beautiful and really intense. I’m 100% guaranteed to ugly cry.

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Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 Cosplay!

Last year I said this about Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con:

Last weekend L.A. got their very own Comic Con thanks to Stan (The Man) Lee. This year’s updated Comikaze felt much more like a true Comic Con, even if the panels are still on the main floor. More organized, larger, and what felt like more Con-goers than ever before.

The same rings true this year, but you know, more. If they keep growing they can easily rival the WonderCons of this world and get even closer to San Diego and New York status. There are still a few organizational flaws that I would change and I definitely would move the “Main Stage” from the show floor but that does set SLLACC apart from other cons.

One of the best parts about this convention being so close to Halloween is that the Cosplay is pretty damn outstanding. Here’s some of the best we saw:

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con Cosplay 2017

We’d once again like to thank Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con and all of the Cosplayers for making this another great experience. We’ll be back next year.

From Hollywood,
– Loren

Episode #91 – You’re terrible, Tyrese.

We’re back for another run down of all the pop culture news you can handle.

  • Power Rangers 2
  • A Fast 9 reunion has been confirmed
  • Morgan Creek rebooting….everything
  • Top Gun doesn’t know math
  • Contra: The Movie and/or TV show
  • Lethal Weapon 5 back on the table
  • Fantastic Voyage gonna take a little longer
  • Christoph Waltz not returning for Bond 25
  • Nathan Fillion is back on the force
  • Preach on, Preacher
  • Bad…Girl….the series…?
  • Veronica Mars: The Series
  • What We Do In The Shadows in America
  • Justice League tracking soft
  • SHAZAM cast
  • Deathstroke: The Movie
  • Kingpin going up against the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen again
  • Runaways trailer
  • Ben Mendelsohn, Skrull?
  • X-23: The Movie…?

All that, plus some tangents and a whole lot of math.

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Weekend Watch – 10/27/2017

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

Jigsaw

Loren: Nah, I don’t care about his origins? Solo adventures? Cooking classes? I’ll be honest I didn’t even watch this trailer.

RDT: I haven’t seen a single Saw. So I doubt I’m gonna start with this one.

Rick: I’ve seen all of them in the theater thus far, even the utter waste of a great concept that was Saw: 3D (I’ll spare you all my rant about that movie). We’re seven years removed from the last sequel. Hopefully Lionsgate has simmered down in the interim and actually tried to make something at least halfway decent. I’m not expecting original Saw quality, but I’d at least like it to measure up to Part II, III, or VI.

Jen: Oooo, they’re getting clever with the title here. Good to see there’s something horror-related for Halloween weekend, but I’m not up-to-date on the Saw-verse so I think I’m good.


Suburbicon

Loren: I saw this trailer a while back and honestly thought it had already come out. I won’t rush out to the theater to see this but I’ll probably catch it eventually.

RDT: I’m hit and miss with both Clooney as a director and the Coen Bros. in general. And, I gotta say, this feels more miss to me.

Rick: I’m not in a super rush to see this. I think I can wait for home video on this one.

Jen: I watched the trailer a few months ago and remember Clooney coming out soon after to correct assumptions that it was a comedy to let people know it’s really a drama/thriller. I appreciate tempering trailer expectations, but maybe just cut a better trailer?


Thank You For Your Service

Loren: The Miles Teller of all of this gives me pause. That coupled with the fact that this feels extremely ham-fisted will probably keep me away.

RDT: What everybody else said? Yeah, me too.

Rick: I saw this movie when it was called American Sniper. Unless this somehow breaks new dramatic ground that isn’t evident in the trailer, I think I’m good.

Jen: The plight of our veterans is incredibly important but another movie telling the same story doesn’t feel like it’s doing them any favors. I’m sure this is fine, I just don’t need to watch this same story yet again.

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Episode #90 – Never Tell Me The Odds

Once again the guys are here to talk all the week’s pop culture news. They’ve got stories like:

  • Pacific Rim could crossover with Kongzillaverse
  • Arnie expects Triplets to shoot next year
  • T6 to shoot in March
  • CBS is developing a different Magnum reboot
  • CW developing a Traci 13 show, whatever that is
  • Alison Brie lets us know GLOW season 2 starts production
  • New Punisher Trailer
  • Titans finds its Beast Boy
  • Dark Tower series looking to be a full reboot
  • The Han Solo movie gets an official title. It’s what you thought
  • Episode 9 to wrap up all 3 trilogies?
  • Looks like Fincher passed on Force Awakens
  • Justice League runtime confirmed at a mere 121 minutes
  • Aquaman has wrapped
  • SHAZAM confirmed for April, 2019
  • Ty Simpkins back for Avengers 4. Who?
  • Rumors of the Russo’s departing start creeping up
  • Feige doesn’t think another solo Hulk film will happen

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

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