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: I gave up on Shyamalan directly after The Sixth Sense. This movie will not change that.
RDT: Looks like I’m flying solo on this one. I love Unbreakable, and found Split enjoyable enough. So, given that, and despite the reviews, I’m in for this movie
Rick: I have nothing but disdain for Unbreakable. I do, however, enjoy the hell out of Split. Well, until it ties into Unbreakable. That felt tacked on and entirely unnecessary. That feeling of “but why?” extends to this movie. My dream was that James McAvoy’s character goes completely bonkers and murders everyone. Given that this is rated PG-13 I doubt my dream has been made manifest. This may get a curiosity watch down the line when it shows up on a streaming service I’m already paying for, but it’s getting mediocre to terrible reviews. I have little faith it’s actually worth over two hours of my time.
Jen: Do I need to have seen Split to understand this? Is it enough to know he has a bunch of personalities and is a killer? Will a Wikipedia summary catch me up? Will this movie be completely awesome or suck the big one? So many questions.
Loren: This is very much not my type of movie but I can tell that the performances are going to be stellar.
RDT: I’m lining up for this one!
Rick: That did not go where I was expecting. Color me intrigued.
Jen: Paraguayan, lesbian drama about class and aging. I’m sure RDT is lining up for this one!
An Acceptable Loss
Loren: There’s a terrible Frankenbite at the beginning of that trailer that really took me out of it. Also, this looks a hell of a lot more like a Showtime Original than a “Major Motion Picture” but I’ll take anything to get more Jamie Lee Curtis out there.
RDT: I think I’d rather see the political drama version of this story, not the political thriller. Also, it looks, like production quality, terrible. I think I’ll pass.
Rick: 1) I am totally on board for (what I’m hoping is) a Jamie Lee Curtis-assance. 2) Why does this whole movie look like it has an Instagram beauty filter applied to it? 3) Political thrillers aren’t really my bag. I’ll probably skip this unless it gets stellar notices.
Jen: Well it passed the Bechdel test and Jamie Lee Curtis as President is inspired casting, I want to support this for two strong female leads in an action-thriller-espionage movie (when do you ever see that?) even though this doesn’t look as strong as I hope it is. Not sure if I’ll actually get to the theater for it but I’ll keep an eye out on streaming. Continue reading