Weekend Watch – 4/29/16

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: Yup. 100% in. Key & Peele + adorable cats in a weird John Wick spoof, it’s like this movie was made just for me.

RDT: Love Key & Peele (the show, and the guys). But something just isn’t clicking with me when it comes to this. Reviews seem to agree (or not, it’s now at 74% on RT). Regardless, I’ll see it eventually.

Rick: I really want this to be good, but my gut is telling me it won’t be. I’ll probably wait for video.

Mother’s Day

Loren: If I’m not mistaken this is in the New Year’s Eve/Valentine’s Day/Labor Day Cinematic Universe.

RDT: I have such a lack of desire to see this movie that I can’t even think of a snarky comment to express just how much of a lack of desire I have to see this movie.

Rick: Nope. Not even a little.

Ratchet & Clank

Loren: I saw a poster for this and was absolutely surprised that it was movie and not a game. It’ll get added to my Netflix queue and never watched.

RDT: Never played the games and the trailer didn’t really grab me. So, pass.

Rick: The game looks fun, but if I catch this at all it’ll be on video.

Papa Hemingway in Cuba

Loren: That really takes a hard turn doesn’t it? It’s culturally significant being the first American movie shot in Cuba in the last 50 years, so take that for what it’s worth.

RDT: There was this movie many years ago about Albert Einstein trying to hook up Meg Ryan and…Tim Robbins? (I know I could look it up, but I’ve already spent way too much time on this already.) Anyway, this reminds me of that for some reason. And I didn’t watch that, so….

Rick: (RDT, it was called I.Q.)  Plastering “a true story” on the advertising doesn’t make this seem any less preposterous. However, this could actually be a decent thriller. With Hemingway as one of the lead characters…are we sure this isn’t some kind of prequel to a reboot of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?

A Beautiful Planet

Loren: Neat! Though this felt like something you’d see for 20 minutes at EPCOT.

RDT: I know this is meant to be seen on the big screen (biggest screen, really). But I don’t think I’ll make it out for it. When it pops up on Netflix though, I’ll give it a watch. (It’s ok, I have a pretty big tv.)

Rick: If I ponder too long the vastness of the universe it kind of makes my brain hurt, but I still want to see this.

The Wait

Loren: Pretty French people doing cryptic stuff. You’re right, that’s not a very good subtitle.

RDT: The Wait…will continue….for me at least. (That’s my obnoxious way of saying I’m probably not going to see this.)

Rick: I kind of think I have this one figured out, but I’m still curious. Count me in.


Loren: In my head, this is a continuation of the Hemingway movie.

RDT: Eh…

Rick: It never occurred to me that Cuba would have any kind of drag scene. I’ll give it a spin.

The Man Who Knew Infinity (limited release)

Loren: Crazy good cast, but it feels a little too much like Indian Beautiful Mind.

RDT: Like Rick said below (go read what Rick said), not a great trailer. But the cast and subject have me intrigued.

Rick: The title and the trailer aren’t spectacular, but the subject matter and the cast are enough to get me interested.


Deadpool (digital only, blu-ray releases May 10)


RDT: deadpool movies marvel wade wilson dailymarvel

Rick: deadpool ryan reynolds turned on aroused marvel


In case you forgot (like we did), all these HBO shows are back.

Silicon Valley, Season 3

Loren: Great show, good season opener. I’m totally in.

RDT: I unabashedly love this show. It’s everything Big Bang Theory should be (ratings aside).

Rick: Eeh. Maybe one day I’ll catch up on this show. And by “maybe” I mean “probably not”.

Veep, Season 5

Loren: I’ve caught a couple of these and they are very funny, but I’ve never actually gotten into the show itself.

RDT: I tore through the first four seasons last year. I’m not a huge politico, but funny is funny.

Rick: This has been on for four years? Can you tell I don’t watch this show?

Game of Thrones, Season 6

Loren: I’m the only one that watches this show around here, and I almost stopped after last season’s finale. One episode in I’m glad that I didn’t but there’s still so much coming that can easily disappoint me.

RDT: Every year I say I’m going to catch up on this show. And every year I get bored 15 minutes into season 1, episode 1. (This is where someone inevitably says “You have to give it 10 episodes!” or “It gets really good in season 3!!!” or “Books, reading, blah blah blah…” I don’t care. There’s already more than enough good tv out there as it is. Maybe, one day, when I’m bored and have absolutely nothing else to watch or do, I’ll give it another shot. Until then, I’m good.)

Rick: I fell out of this show in season one and never looked back.

So that’s your upcoming weekend in review. Let us know what you saw, liked and/or hated.

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From Hollywood,

–Loren, RDT, and Rick

2 thoughts on “Weekend Watch – 4/29/16

  1. It’s already common knowledge that Hemingway was a spy at some point in his life, isn’t it? I could look on Wikipedia but I read that on Reddit the other day and that’s good enough for me for a comment here. I’m not writing a research paper. Anyhow, it doesn’t seem that preposterous to me.

    The release of Ratchet & Clank is tied to the release of the first iteration of the game for the PS4. I loved the original one on PS2, so I’m stoked about the game. I’m really looking forward to watching the movie on Netflix sometime next year after I get through the dozen other movies I’d rather watch on Netflix between the time R&C comes out on digital and the time I get around to watching it.

    Keanu looks terrible. I like Key & Peele, but I’ve never been keen on paying $12 to watch silly spoof comedies that may or may not be terrible.

    1. I actually had no idea about Hemingway. Interesting to learn.

      I’m more interested in the R&C game than movie. And I’m not that interested in the game. (Too many games….)

      I believe Loren saw it. So he’ll weigh in this week on the podcast (re: Keanu). Like I said, I’m sure I’ll see it eventually.

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