Episode #80 – Amorphous In Time

RDT was under the weather this week but that won’t stop us from bringing you all your Pop Culture News needs! Rick steps in to cover and he and Loren talk a whole bunch of news.

  • Alfre Woodard joins photorealistic Lion King remake
  • Milla Jovovich is the big bad in Hellboy
  • Jennifer Garner is…. Lady Taken!
  • Terminator reboot could deal with where the look of the Terminator came from
  • Tim Miller signs up for Neuromancer
  • Katie Holmes to star in movie version of The Secret
  • Shaft re-remake will be an action-comedy?
  • Cowboy/Ninja/Viking gets a release date
  • Bad Boys 3 pulled from the schedule
  • The Munsters return?
  • HIMYM spinoff, HIMYF, back in development again for a 3rd time
  • 24, but without Jack or CTU?
  • Is King of the Hill coming back?
  • Black Lightning casts its villain and he’s a real Moby Dick-head.
  • American Crime Story: Katrina gets new source material & casting
  • HBO offers “bug bounty” payment of $250k to hacker
  • FX gives Snowfall a second season
  • Karl Urban interested in Judge Dredd TV Series
  • GLOW renewed at Netflix, but Gypsy not getting Season 2
  • David Letterman returning to TV w/6-episode Netflix show
  • Coen Bros. are bringing a Western Anthology to Netflix
  • Netflix buys Millarworld
  • Disney launching their own streaming service
  • Snapchat series going to actual TV (in other news: Snapchat produces content)
  • SeeSo is dead Long live SeeSo?
  • Robert Kirkman closes deal with Amazon
  • Wonder Woman Blu Ray details & release date
  • Criterion releasing 100 Years of Olympic Films
  • Justice League reshoots lighten tone
  • James Wan on Aquaman – “water is hard!”
  • Ryan Reynolds drops first look at Cable in Deadpool 2
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming crosses 300m domestic
  • Riz Ahmed cast in Venom playing a “famous” Spider-Man character, but NOT Carnage.
  • Silver & Black get a release date
  • Avengers 4 starts production

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

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Weekend Watch – 08/11/2017

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

Annabelle: Creation

Loren: I haven’t watched anything from The Conjuring-verse yet, so, this is waaaay down the list. I’m not as adamant that these movies fail (see Rick’s entry) but that’s really just because a good friend of mine is writing The Conjuring 2 spinoff The Crooked Man and I want good things for him.

RDT: Creepy doll? Yeah, I’m good.

Rick: I keep hoping for the failure of movies like these so the idea that everything needs a “Cinematic Universe” will go away. Also, go watch The Conjuring instead. It’s uniformly excellent.

Jen: How many of these creepy doll movies are there now? Whatever you just said, that’s one too many.


The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

Loren: Hey uh, good for Katherine Heigl. Maybe this is how she gets back into Hollywood’s good graces, by just using her voice.

RDT: 

Rick: I feel like this movie is a waste if it doesn’t feature some sort of kid-friendly version of “O.P.P.”. Naughty By Nature could probably use the royalty check, too.

Jen: 1. I am sure my daughter will want to see this, so I’ll report back. 2. Creepy doll? Is this in the Conjuring-verse too? 3. I can’t help but think this is a dig at Disney as the bad guy wants to build an amusement park, right?


The Glass Castle

Loren: It may not be my cup of tea, but this looks excellent. I truly hope this stays on my radar.

RDT: Given the talent involved (Please check out Short Term 12, if you haven’t. It’s so well done.), I’m definitely in for this. Maybe even in theaters.

Rick: Listen to RDT. Short Term 12 is the real deal. This also looks great, and bonus points for realistic old-age makeup on Naomi Watts. Further bonus points for Naomi Watts for showing up in a movie that actually looks to be worth seeing.

Jen: This movie looks perfectly cast and I’ve read some interviews with the woman whose memoir it’s based on and it sounds like they really captured the essence. Sounds solid, I’m surprised we’re not seeing this one in December. Continue reading

Episode #79 – Why are you and I talking about Grey’s Anatomy?

It’s episode #79! (Which means nothing numerically…I guess.) So let’s get into it!

  • You can’t see John Cena, except in Bumblebee
  • What does a new writer mean for Colin Trevorrow’s future on Star Wars: From His Nap?
  • Jafar looks like Jafar!
  • Bruce Willis stars in another shitty movie….probably (read this to see why)
  • The Middle comes to The End
  • Grey’s Anatomy gets some Timeless recasting
  • This Is Stallone
  • Hot Wife dead
  • Based on these 3 shows, All Access seems less and less CBS
  • Flash gets the world’s greatest detective….no, not that one
  • Legends and Arrow both get some tough government agents hunting them down
  • 2 night, 4 shows, all the heroes
  • Supernatural spinoff moving forward again
  • The Ocho! (Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOREN!!!!)
  • Dark Tower: The Series
  • That girl’s so Raven!
  • Cobra Kai, do or die!
  • The Miami and the Vice
  • Why does Batman’s flying thing have Wayne Enterprises logos?
  • Nightwing not ready yet
  • Avengers:Civil War::Justice League:Flashpoint
  • Domino? More like Domi-yes!

All that and all the tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 08/04/2017

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

Detroit

Loren: How is this a story that is not more well known? This looks fantastic but I’d be lying if I didn’t only see that racist guy as the “son” that sings TLC in We’re The Millers. At any rate, in.

RDT: I know nothing of this story. The pedigree of the talent involved will definitely keep it on my radar. Maybe not in theaters, but definitely sooner than later streaming.

Rick: You put Kathryn Bigelow’s name on a movie and I’m already sold.

Jen: This is a slice of history I didn’t know much about so I’m glad it’s being highlighted with some serious talent behind it. Not exactly a popcorn movie, but I’m happy to check it out at some point.


The Dark Tower

Loren: This is just Last Action Hero under a different name. I want this to be good but I don’t have high hopes. Bummer.

RDT: I’ve read 7 of the 8 books (but only really enjoyed the first 4 and parts of the other 3 – it gets very, and needlessly, meta at one point…). Also haven’t read any of the comic books or short stories in this series (but am curious). I appreciate it’s a canonical sequel and not an adaptation. And I like, but don’t love, the casting. But, that all being said, nothing I’ve seen or read has gotten me excited for this movie. The runtime, 95 minutes, concerns me, as does the reports of production issues and extensive reshoots. That all being said, it’s still likely I’ll be seeing it this weekend. At the end of the day though, I’m thinking IT will be the better King movie of the year.

Rick: As someone who tried and failed to get into this series of novels (I love the first book, but I tapped out after the third), I’m not terribly excited about this. However, it does make my fantasy casting of Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg a reality, so it gets points for that. Also for putting Idris Elba front and center. He needs to be a bigger star than he is.

Jen: 


Wind River

Loren: I’m just glad to see Clint and Wanda going on their own adventures. This looks really solid, and I enjoyed Hell or High Water. When it hits streaming I’ll keep it in the queue.

RDT: It’s been a while since I’ve seen a really solid, adult drama (probably Hell or High Water). If reviews are good, and I have a couple hours to kill in the next week or two, and it’s playing at my local theater, I could see myself popping over there and giving it a watch.

Rick: Been waiting for this one for a while. Count me in.

Jen: From RDT’s description of a “really solid, adult drama” I thought, nope, not for me, but this trailer won me over. This looks great. Continue reading

Episode #78 – I’m Keeping This All In

This week the guys are back to talking about all the week’s news without a convention in sight! They’ve got you covered on all the news like:

  • Jared Leto tries to f*ck up another comic adaptation
  • It looks like they backed the truck up for Daniel Craig to do one last Bond flick
  • The Wick-iverse gets a Nikita like Ballerina
  • John Powell becomes the 3rd person ever to score a live-action Star Wars movie
  • James Cameron says he’ll be back for the next Terminator movies
  • Final IT trailer
  • ST:D adds a sibling contrivancy to it’s plot lines, plus Fuller’s original plan
  • No more Draco Malfoy on Team Flash
  • Remember when they said there would be no more flashbacks on Arrow? They lied
  • Mahershala Ali Will Star in True Detective Season 3… if there is one
  • John Stewart returns to stand up for HBO
  • Jennifer Aniston and Samuel L. look to return to TV
  • Matt Groening’s Disenchantment is an ‘Epic Fantasy’ for Netflix
  • Looks like the Snyders are officially out of the DCEU
  • Joey Mange won’t tell you if Deathstroke is in The Batman, even though he knows
  • Wonder Woman 2 strikes back December 2019
  • Capt. Marvel won’t grace us with her presence in Infinity War
  • Judy Greer will for Ant-Man and The Wasp however
  • Also, we got a bunch of Avengers tid bits.

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

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Weekend Watch – 7/28/17

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

Atomic Blonde

Loren: Let’s hope this is more Furiosa and less Aeon Flux.

RDT: 

Rick: 

Jen:  charlize theron GIF


The Emoji Movie

Loren: Is there an emoji for “nope the fuck no, get the fuck outta here with this lame ass bullshit”? Asking for a friend.

RDT:

Rick: A garbage idea for a movie begets garbage marketing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep. That happened.

Jen: I’m such a no on this that I won’t even use an emoji to express my feelings. Sad face. Poop icon.


An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Loren: I’m with Rick on this one. I’m glad this is a movie but I already know all of this.

RDT: What everyone else said is similar to what I would say.

Rick: I’m glad Al Gore is still out there stumping for climate science, but this is preaching to the converted for me.

Jen: Al Gore is doing his part to save the world. If only a few more people were paying attention.


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Episode #77b – Comic-Con Extravaganza, Pt. 2

The Comic-Con Extravaganza continues, as we dive deep into all the DC and Marvel news!

  • Justice League full length trailer
  • 8 movies confirmed as coming out in the next few years.
  • More “Affleck bolting Bats” rumors
  • No Black Adam in Shazam
  • The Flash movie will, at least, be titled Flashpoint
  • Hal & John confirmed for Green Lantern Corps
  • Joss Whedon starting on Batgirl next year
  • Krypton features “time travel twist”
  • Death of Superman/Reign of the Supermen getting 2 animated movies
  • Capt. Marvel will be a prequel
  • No, Mark Ruffalo did not spoil Avengers: Infinity War
  • New Thor trailer!
  • Walton Goggins joins Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Iron Fist will return for season 2
  • Legion’s Noah Hawley Is Definitely Making a Doctor Doom Movie
  • C.Tates says Gambit will still happen
  • The Gifted will not connect to Legion or the movies
  • The Runaways will premiere this year, Nov. 21
  • All that and some tangents.

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Episode #77a – Comic-Con Extravaganza, Pt.1

You read that right. With all the news coming out of #SDCC2017, we split this week’s episode in half (you’re welcome, Dave). So, here’s part 1 covering most of the non-DCEU and non-MCU news.

All that and a few the tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 7/21/17

 

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

Dunkirk

Loren: This looks gorgeous and epic and well acted, I just don’t really do war movies. Never been my thing.

RDT: I dunno, I like Nolan a lot. And, as Loren said above, it looks great. But I’m just a little burnt out on WWII movies.

Rick: I’ve been anxiously awaiting this since I saw the special IMAX preview attached to the Rogue One 70mm screenings last December. Excited doesn’t quite cover it, but it’ll have to do.


Girls Trip

Loren: I know there’s an audience for this. I am not it.

RDT: Where’s Jen when we need her???

Rick: It has a great cast, but I’m unlikely to see it. Maybe on a lazy Saturday when it’s streaming.


Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Loren: If anything is getting my money this week, this is it. I’ve been a Luc Besson fan since The Professional (Léon) and this looking like the spiritual sequel to The Fifth Element has my interest piqued. Even Lucy, garbage science aside, had some decent action scenes. Hopefully Dane Dehaan and Cara Delevingne don’t Dane Dehaan and Cara Delevingne it all up.

RDT: This might get me back into a 3D screening. It just looks so pretty.

Rick: 


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Episode #76 – You Guys Want To Go To Disneyland?

This week the guys have a TON of news coming out of Disney’s D23 Expo 2017 so they’re covering news bits like:

All that plus the guys talk Spidey Spoilers at 1:27:19 and of course all the tangents.

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