Episode #89 – Call it BeetleDeuce, Seth!

We’re back with a hell of a lot of pop culture news. Let’s get into it!

  • Now you can watch a lot of movies anywhere!
  • Josh Boone gets a Talisman.
  • Settlers of Catan: The Movie….?
  • Halloween rebootquel is the new Halloween II. 
  • Star Trek 4: The Wrath of None. 
  • BeetleDeuce gets a new writer.
  • Blue Crush: The Series….?
  • Roswell Returns, kind of. 
  • Apple gets Amazing….Stories.
  • Stranger Things 2 trailer
  • Rian Johnson talks Star Wars spoilers without spoiling Star Wars. 
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer
  • Ron Howard tweets about Star Wars
  • Aquaman not Aquaman until Aquaman
  • Hulk gets a trilogy, but still doesn’t get his own movie. 
  • Ragnarok clocks in at 2:10. 
  • Kevin Feige talks Capt. Marvel (not America), other lady superheroes and the official MCU timeline.
  • Gambit is actually going to come out (until it doesn’t). 
  • New Mutants trailer

All that, plus some tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 10/13/2017

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

The Foreigner

Loren: I’m interested in this for serious Jackie Chan but I want it to look better. It won’t be in the theater but I’ll check this out down the road for sure.

RDT: I’m definitely intrigued by this. I’m only really familiar with comedy Jackie Chan. I’m way behind on movies right now, so probably not in the theater. But yeah, it’ll stay in my radar.

Rick: It’s nice to see the more serious side of Jackie Chan come to U.S. theaters. He’s made plenty of movies with this type of tone in Hong Kong (the Police Story series is a standout), but most of them rarely even hit video stateside. Count me in.

Jen: I probably won’t see this, but I must admit it looks good. I’m glad to see the range on Jackie Chan that I, for one, didn’t know existed. Well done, sir.


Happy Death Day

Loren: This looks dumb, but I think that’s kinda the point. Another one that I’m not rushing out to the theater to check out but if it comes across my path, say at a movie night at Rick’s house, I might be inclined.

RDT: I don’t want to want to see this, but I kinda want to see this. Dumb, I know. I won’t pay for it though. If (when) it shows up streaming, I’ll give it a watch.

Rick: So, Groundhog Birthday? Sorry, but if you’re the lead in this movie and you figure out what’s happening say, after the second reset, this is the solution: you Nancy from Nightmare on Elm Street this shit and booby trap the hell out of wherever you’re holding up; preferably a room with one door. You acquire any and all weapons and supplies you can, and wait for creepy baby mask person to show up. The only way this concept has legs is if this happens to the lead while they’re in a foreign country and they don’t know the language. Even then, my original solution still applies. Also: Pass.

Jen: I’m surprised to say this, but I totally agree with RDT. Call me when you’re going to watch it and I’ll join you on your couch.


Marshall

Loren: Was that Mrs. Murtaugh stepping out on Roger? Oh, the movie, yeah it looks pretty ok and is a subject that is really interesting and important right now. I’m hoping it’s better than that trailer makes it look.

RDT: It’s an interesting story, and I love most of the cast (sorry, Josh Gad), but I did not enjoy that trailer at all. It’s got an odd vibe to it. Still, I’ll likely check it out eventually.

Rick: One of the best things about Selma was, instead of trying to jam the entirety of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life into one movie, they picked a seminal event and focused on it. It allowed for an incredible amount of depth in both character and context. This looks to be taking a similar approach and, hopefully, it’ll be the better than the trailer makes it look.

Jen: My husband and I watched this trailer together and at the end he said, “I don’t know if it’ll be good or not,” which is unhelpfully vague, but sort of how I felt. I’m excited for the cast and story, but it almost looks too slick? I’m willing to give it a go to find out.


Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Loren: This is something I knew a little bit about and I’m not sure I need a 90 minute dramatization of it to entertain me. Maybe if I hear it’s amazing, but probably not.

RDT: I feel like I should want to see that, but it didn’t really enthrall me. I’m sure I’ll see it eventually, but for now, I think I’ll stick to the comics (and maybe the article linked by Rick below).

Rick: I read an excellent article about this a few years ago in Smithsonian Magazine. Considering how in depth it was, I’m not sure I need to watch the movie.

Jen: I am going to read that article ASAP. But first, let me say that I am surprised how unexcited we all are about a movie about a comic book author in a long term threesome.

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Episode #88 – And A Dumpster Fire Is Horrible

We’re almost back into the full swing of Fall TV so the guys have you covered on all of that plus the week’s pop culture news.

  • Denis Villeneuve responds to Bond 25 rumors
  • Blade Runner 2049 wildy underperforms at box office
  • Bob’s Burgers is getting a movie
  • Pacific Rim Uprising‘s Synopsis and Trailer
  • Keanu talks Bill & Ted 3
  • Fast 9 delayed a year Hobbs/Deckard spinoff fast tracked
  • The Spawn reboot only has a $10 million budget
  • Jackie Chan approved Rush Hour 4 script
  • Bride of Frankenstein pulled from the schedule, maybe this universe is the f*cked one
  • Constantine confirmed for an episode of Legends of Tomorrow also getting his own CW Seed animation project
  • HBO has regrets about the way they announced Confederate… 3 months later
  • BBC’s Channel 4 gets 2 new shows that couldn’t be more different
  • Michael B. Jordan hits the smaller screen
  • New Justice League Trailer (we hadn’t seen it yet)
  • Sinister, Mr. Sinister.
  • Runaways trailer
  • News about your favorite show about Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD

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

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Weekend Watch – 10/06/2017

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

Blade Runner 2049

Loren: PleaseBeGoodPleaseBeGoodPleaseBeGoodPleaseBeGoodPleaseBeGood.

RDT: Currently 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, Loren. I think you’re safe.

Rick:

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Jen: I know we use this gif a lot, but it’s accurate…

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The Mountain Between Us

Loren: This type of flick (post-accident survival) is not something I usually go for. This looks to be well done, and I like the cast, but I can’t see it getting my money any time soon.

RDT: Like Loren said, it looks well done. Good cast. But I’ll probably wait for streaming.

Rick: Kate Winslet AND Idris Elba? Damn straight, I’m in.

Jen: I love Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, and a romance between them is hot as hell. Except when it’s on a mountain. I’m holding out for the sequel.


My Little Pony: The Movie

Loren: Shockingly I am not a Brony and have no earthly desire to ever bother with this movie. It will, however, be absolutely devoured by little kids.

RDT: Didn’t even watch the trailer.

Rick: I watched a couple episodes of the series when it first came out because the internets were all aflutter about it. Admittedly, the writing was a hell of a lot more clever than I’d anticipated, but it’s definitely geared toward a younger audience (i.e. – lots of songs). I doubt I’ll see this, but I’ll bet it’s better than most of the non-Disney/Pixar animated fare parents sit through with their kids.

Jen: I have a three year old girl.

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Episode #87 – #TaylorSwiftIsAWerewolf

Gee, HPN, what are we going to do this week? The same thing we do every week, cover the pop culture news (and tangent a whole lot).

  • Die Hard 6 is the Godfather II of the Die Hard franchise
  • Navigator gets a new Flight
  • MiB World?
  • “They” are talking about remaking Salem’s Lot and The Stand
  • Disney won’t let ABC cancel Shield
  • Fox developing some lady reboots
  • Supergirl meet Saturn Girl
  • Underworld: The Series (that we don’t care about)
  • Amazon doing a deep sci-fi dive
  • “Robin” gets his own sidekick
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer
  • Is the DCEU actually not a thing?
  • Scott Buck doesn’t realize no one has an interest in more Inhumans

Also, MOVIEPASS SUCKS!!!!!

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Weekend Watch – 09/29/17

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

American Made

Loren: Plus side, Tom Cruise is playing a not so great guy, which he doesn’t do very often. Down side, this doesn’t look all that great. I’m a meh.

Rick: Because I’m tired and still kind of ill, I’ll be answering all of my entries with Tom Cruise gifs:

Jen: I guess. This doesn’t look bad, it just doesn’t make me want to run out and see it. It feels almost like a Wolf of Wall Street light.

The Lady™: I’m pretty into watching Tom Cruise’s descent into ridiculousness. Can’t wait for it hit HBO streaming!


Flatliners

Loren: Speaking of meh. How about this unnecessary remake? I just can’t imagine it’s going to be any good. Unless I hear absolutely phenomenal things, I can almost guarantee that I’m out.

Rick: 

Jen: Kiefer Sutherland’s in this, right? Is this in the original Flatliners universe? Is this a prequel, sequel, reboot? I guess I’ll never know because I’m not going to see this.

The Lady™: I’m a huge fan of the original film, and Nina Dobrev. I’m definitely going to see this, and I’ll almost definitely be disappointed.


‘Til Death Do Us Part (Limited)

Loren: They may not be for me but I love that there is a subgenre of Black Family Thrillers. This one may not be good, but I’m glad that it exists.

Rick: 

Jen: I do love me some Taye Diggs. This feels like a nice double feature with The Boy Next Door on a lazy Sunday.

The Lady™: Is this a remake of a Lifetime Original Movie?


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Episode #86 – Are We Getting Eighty Sixed?

This week, if you think the guys are talking pop-culture with all the usual tangents, well you’d be right. They’re talking stories like:

  • Original Sarah Connor returns for Cameron/Miller’s Terminator (actually) 3
  • Loren broke down the new Tomb Raider trailer
  • Jumanji also got a new trailer
  • Daniel Craig thinks he knows who the next Bond director should be
  • Riverdale’s Archie gets into a late night accident
  • The Sabrina spinoff moves along
  • This year’s Flarrowverse crossover will take place on Earth X and feature The Ray
  • The Deuce gets a deuce
  • Watchmen is picked up to pilot at HBO
  • Sean Penn heads to Hulu of all places
  • More Bojack on it’s way
  • Get ready to see the Fast and Furious live in a town near you
  • Vader and The Kessle Run might muck up Han Solo
  • The Last Jedi has wrapped post production
  • Disney allegedly had to buy out JJ’s contract for six figures
  • The Joker standalone movie almost has a script
  • WB screened Justice League to applause?
  • Wonder Woman is probably in Flashpoint
  • Inhumans is probably just a one off… that’s fine
  • Brie Larson shows up on set for Avengers 4
  • Punisher trailer
  • Matthew Vaughn would be up to doing another Fantastic 4 reboot
  • And finally some Gambit plot details

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Weekend Watch – 9/22/17

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

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: 

Obviously the movie won’t have that happening (though I bet we get at least one dream sequence where we see one of these horrific deaths) but it does seem to show us just how rough they’ll be treating Lara. I would surmise that this is all part of Lara’s character arc. She can take the beating and still end up on top. Because if she doesn’t, man, that’s going to be one hell of a bummer of a movie.

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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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