Episode #103 – The Need for Creed

Loren is still out and (walk)about with the Lady(I still don’t know how to do the TM). So, we have another lady(non-TM) Jen stepping in. 

  • Creed 2: Rocky 8
  • Danny McBride is, maybe, we think, the son of “Crocodile” Dundee….?
  • Ken Watanabe joins Ryan Reynolds in Pokemon movie ‘Detective Pikachu’ (is a sentence I never thought I’d write.)
  • Super Troopers 2 trailer
  • ROM and MASK movies dead
  • Jordan Peele retires….from acting
  • Spielberg mulling his next project
  • Sword in the Stone added to Disney’s bucket (bucket?) of live-action remakes
  • Academy Award nominations drop…today (also, it’s my birthday)
  • Inhumans officially, for reals this time, canceled
  • Bad Boys spinoff, Bad….Females?, goes to pilot
  • Kid Flash moving to Legends, Loren and I are smart
  • JJ Abrams coming back to TV
  • Joel McHale coming to Netflix in “Not The Soup”
  • Pegg and Frost making a funnier version, we hope, of Ghosted which was supposed to be a funnier version of X-Files
  • In a surprising twist, young Han Solo movie to be about young Han Solo
  • Two more future ex-directors of The Flash movie are in talks to direct the The Flash movie
  • We may have a wizard in SHAZAM
  • Who else is in Venom?

All that and the usual tangents return.

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Weekend Watch – 01/19/2018

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

12 Strong

Loren: Though it’s got a great cast, this looks like half a standard war movie and half a Call of Duty game (put a horse in it). Maybe someday but not in the theaters.

RDT: What Rick said, except for the “wanting to see it” part.

Rick: I can’t imagine that this isn’t going to be full of clichés and a wickedly stretched version of the truth, but this cast is excellent. I want to see it just for this ensemble. I doubt I’ll trek to theaters for it, though.

Jen: I have a lot of mixed feelings on this one. The trailer managed to hit me in the feels for the first few seconds but then sort of turned a bit to jingoistic about the war on terror in a way that turned me off. I have nothing but admiration and respect for these men and what they did, and this does look like an amazing cast (Michael Shannon seems to elevate anything he’s in), but I can’t see spending my precious movie-going resources on this.


Den of Thieves

Loren: I love a good heist movie. Sadly, this doesn’t look like one. I’ll wait on it.

RDT: I’ll give it a shot streaming.

Rick: I mean, this isn’t a terrible concept, but there’s no way that the movie lives up to its setup. I guarantee I’ve sat through a lot worse, though. Call it a rental.

Jen: Where Michael Shannon elevates everything, Gerard Butler tends to do the opposite. This is a meh for me.


Forever My Girl

Loren: Oof. Not much in that trailer made me want to see this movie. And then to top it all off, that little girl is TOO precocious. Pass.

RDT: Jen’s gif is better than anything I could come up with.

Rick: Wait… *looks it up* This isn’t a Nicholas Sparks joint? Huh. I mean, his involvement wouldn’t have gotten me to watch it. I’m just surprised, is all.

Jen: 


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Episode #102 – No Tangents, Part 2

And we’re back! Here to talk Star Wars, DCEU, Marvel and what we watched.

  • More Obi Wan movie talk confirms nothing about Obi Wan movie
  • Is Star Wars the new fucked universe?
  • John Williams to score From His Nap
  • Lindsay Lohan, and only Lindsay Lohan, wants to be Batgirl
  • Some SHAZAM updates that I’m too lazy to type out individually
  • Green Lantern Corps still in development
  • Joe Morton, and maybe only Joe Morton, wants a Cyborg movie
  • Less cooks in the DC/WB kitchen
  • Black Panther is going to be huge!
  • Black Widow may finally fly solo
  • Lauren Shuler Donner happy to join the MCU
  • Fox developing a Kitty Pryde movie that will never get made
  • Gambit also never to be made
  • Fox shifts X-release dates
  • Tom Hardy in Venom looks like Tom Hardy

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Episode #102 – No Tangents, Part 1

Rick steps in for Loren as he’s off with The Lady(I don’t know how to do the TM). So let’s get this out of the way, this week’s episode is long. So long, in fact, we’re cutting it in two. Part 1 is all the news and Part 2 will be all the universe updates and what we watched.

  • Millie Bobbie Brown is lil lady Sherlock Holmes
  • Vin Diesel is Bloodshot…?
  • The Academy is dumb
  • Leo joins Tarantino
  • Bad Times at the El Royale gets some cast
  • The Goldfinch is Wright….get it?
  • Bob Odenkirk is Nobody
  • Fox cancels Patty Hearst biopic
  • Will Clive Owen hunt Gemini Man?
  • We’ll still have to go to the movies to see the movies for at least another year
  • Alex, Inc. Trailer
  • Gong Show somehow gets a season 2
  • Michael J. Fox is a Designated Survivor
  • Modern Family to end next season
  • Inhumans dead. SHIELD in life-support.
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • CBS All Access actually a legit app now
  • Big Bang Theory heading to the end
  • Germans love Young Sheldon
  • Gillian Anderson done with the X-Files (until she’s not)
  • Cosmos finally getting a season 2
  • Legion of Super-Heroes stills (look awful) from new Supergirl episode
  • Constantine cartoon to be more in line with the comics
  • Trial of the Flash gets a trailer
  • Trust trailer (and RDT confuses Gettys and Hearsts)
  • Halo tv show still in development
  • American Black Mirror Story
  • Krypton trailer
  • Snowpiercer: The Series
  • Full Frontal will continue
  • Tracy Morgan returns
  • Ronan Farrow joins HBO
  • Flight of the Conchords returns to HBO
  • True Detective won’t come back until 2019
  • The Avengers, not those Avengers, coming to tv
  • John Wick spinoff coming to Starz
  • Monsters coming to the UK
  • Hulu picks up Runaways, Future Man, Catch-22 and a Blumhouse horror show
  • BoJack coming to regular tv?
  • Netflix picks up Chambers
  • Apple “See”s the future….
  • Critters coming to….whatever go90 is.
  • Kumail Nanjiani opens a Beautiful Laundrette
  • Bryan Fuller is TV Guillermo Del Toro
  • Head to Vegas, escape Jigsaw

All that and the usual tangents (yeah, I lied).

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Check back in in a couple days for Star Wars, DC, Marvel updates and what we watched (spoiler alert, Rick watched a lot!).

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Weekend Watch – 01/12/2018

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 Commuter

Loren: I thought the last one was the last one of these he’s doing. Oh well. Carry on.

RDT: Looks fairly generic and harmless. I’m sure I’ll watch it, eventually.

Rick: Does Liam Neeson punch a train? This is (allegedly) his last action movie. I kinda want to see him punch a train. I also love me some Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. Count me in.

Jen: You do you, Liam Neeson.


Paddington 2

Loren: I didn’t see the first one, but they look cute enough.

RDT: Didn’t see the first one. No interest in #2.

Rick: Oh, Christ, no.

Jen: I could bearly stand this trailer. Huh? Get it?


Proud Mary

Loren:

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RDT: 

Rick: 

Jen: 


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Episode #101 – Where are you, Candace Bailey?

Heading down the 101 to talk all things pop culture! Woo woo!!!!

  • Cloverfield 3, or whatever they call it, on the move again
  • We’ll get to see Young Sheldon get a little older
  • The Gifted is the gift that will keep on giving
  • New Girl jumps ahead as she comes back
  • First look at Thunder from Black Lightning
  • Stephen Dorff is not on golf, but will be on True Detective
  • Game of Thrones will return eventually
  • Nightflyers to start flying
  • FX returns to Fargo and motorcycles
  • AppleFlix? NetApple?
  • Brighter
  • Sabrina Draper: Mad Witch
  • Nurse Ratched will eventually face off against Randall P. McMurphy
  • Animaniacs are coming back!
  • Rey’s parents now may be important, or still not, whatever
  • DCEU gets a new boss, again
  • Wonder Woman 2 will be totes different
  • Clair Temple returns!
  • X-Force moves forward as Dr. Doom stalls out

All that and the usual tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 01/05/2018

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

Insidious: The Last Key

Loren: Key fingers just don’t seem that scary to me. Good for Lin Shaye to get a franchise later in life though.

RDT: I rarely watch good horror movies. So, why would I waste my time with this?

Rick: Man, they just can’t stop shitting out sequels to this poor man’s version of Poltergeist. Please let this be the last one.

Jen: Wow, so there are four of these now? Does the “Last” in the title indicate they won’t be making more? Somehow I doubt it. I look forward to Insidious 5: The Search for More Money, thanks.


Limited Release

Blame

Loren: My only problem here (because this does look compelling) is that it seems to be romanticising the teacher/student relationship thing. That’s kinda not cool.

RDT: I might check it out. Or I might completely forget about it.

Rick: Not really hiding the fact that it’s a modern retelling of The Crucible, is it? Nevertheless, I might take this one in from my living room if it stays on my radar.

Jen: One of my New Year’s resolutions is to see more movies. So far, this week, this is the leading contender. I like Chris Messina and I watched the trailer all the way through without surfing away, so that’s a plus – not a strong plus, but a plus.


On Body and Soul

Loren: If nothing else, I’d like to win a Golden Bear at some point. Nevertheless, I probably will never see this movie.

RDT: I’ve been called a Golden Bear before, Loren. Maybe if you’re nice, I’ll let you win me.

Rick: If nothing else it looks beautiful. Unless reviews are strong I may skip this one.

Jen: This is interesting. It pops up on a lot of autism-related boards and such since the female lead has some Asperger-like behaviors, but it doesn’t use that as a selling point, or even a discussion point, which I think is awesome. That alone might be worth me checking this out.


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HPN Bingo Celebrating Our 100th Episode

Hey guys, as you may have seen we just posted our 100th episode!

To honor this momentous feat, The Lady™ teamed up with contributors Rick and Jen, and friend of the Podcast Josh to come up with an HPN Bingo Card!

So please download the card and play along with this episode and all the episodes to come.

We here at the Hollywood Picture News want to thank you guys so much for the amazing roller coaster of a ride these last 100 episodes has been. Here’s to (at least) 100 more!

From Hollywood,
Loren, RDT, Rick, Jen, and The Lady™

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Episode #100 – Keepin’ It (100 Emoji)!

Can you believe it? We’ve made a hundred of these things! Though as not to stand on ceremony the guys still have you covered on all things pop culture on this quiet week between X-Mas and New Years. This week they’re talking:

  • More info from Jurassic World: Fallen Kindom
  • SyFy’s Krypton show premieres in March
  • White Famous gets the boot
  • Loren called it, Mad About You might get a revival
  • AMC thinking about asking you to pay more for good seats
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 has it’s release date leaked
  • New fake International image from Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • John Williams to score theme for Solo.
  • The Last Jedi passes $1B
  • Rian Johnson’s new trilogy reportedly to start filming Summer 2018 in Scotland
  • And Sarah Paulson is angling to be Cheetah in Wonder Woman 2

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

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Weekend Watch – 12/29/2017

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

All The Money In The World

Loren: A couple things besides the recasting/reshooting of this movie. A) That trailer seemed WAY too long and B) is Mark Wahlberg miscast or the most miscast? Discuss.

RDT: Much like Rick below, curiosity will get me to see this. Maybe not in theaters, but definitely eventually.

Rick: I mostly want to see this to try and catch any glaring mis-matches from the reshoots. Why yes, I do work in post-production. Why do you ask?

Jen: The most miscast.


Molly’s Game

Loren: This movie should probably be called Molly’s Cleavage but that’s besides the point. It looks pretty good, I guess. Not run out to the theater good, but see it someday good for sure.

RDT: I’m intrigued. Heard decent things and know very little about the story. Plus, I’m quickly becoming a Jessica Chastain fan….

Rick: I’m not even going to try and make a gambling pun. I’ll leave that to every single movie reviewer who sees this. I’ll just say that I’m definitely seeking this out.

Jen: I think I read this book? Or at least a Vanity Fair article? She does NOT love Tobey Maguire. On that we agree. I’d watch this from my couch for sure.


Limited Release

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Loren: That’s a pretty great final line in the trailer. I don’t know that I’ll see this but I might. How’s that for decisiveness?

RDT: (read Rick’s first…) That guy was also The Thing in Fant4stic. But let’s not ding him for that too much. This looks pretty good. I think I’ll catch it streaming, too.

Rick: Cripes, that guy was Billy Elliot…*looks it up*…seventeen years ago?! I’m so old…My impending infirmity aside, I’ll catch this one, but likely on ye ol’ streaming service.

Jen: Sure, why not.


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