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).
The Nice Guys
Loren: This looks fantastic and I love me some Shane Black. It’s definitely my pick for the week.
RDT: This. This I will see in theaters. Maybe this weekend, but definitely soon. (Also, apparently, I look like Russell Crowe….?)
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Loren: I was surprised how much I enjoyed the first one. This looks like a decent sequel. I’m not running out to the theater for it, but I’ll check it out on VOD or Redbox.
RDT: I liked the first one for what it was. This seems like more of the same. I’m sure I’ll see it at some point, eventually.
Rick: Why isn’t this called “New Neighbors”? Seems like a missed opportunity. Anyway, I didn’t see the first one, and I won’t bother with this either.
Loren: Funny actors do not a good voice cast make apparently. This looks not so good.
RDT: I feel like this should’ve come out at least a couple years ago. So I wouldn’t have watched it then, when it was somewhat more relevant, instead of not watching it now, when it’s not.
Rick: Like Ryan said, this movie is about three years too late. I’m all set, thanks.
Maggie’s Plan [Limited]
Loren: Julianne Moore’s accent was severely distracting. As was Bill Hader’s mop of curly hair. Oh the movie, yeah it looks ok.
RDT: RDT’s plan? To probably not see this movie. (Actually, it doesn’t look awful. But I will not sacrifice humor for truth! I will not!)
Rick: I like all of these people. I’ll probably catch it on video, but I’ll see it.
Loren: This is the wrong kind of cringeworthy. I don’t see myself ever seeing this.
RDT: Kind of interesting, watching a man’s political career falter. I’m not a huge political guy, but I am intrigued by this…Weiner.
Rick: When I clicked on the link I expected to see a documentary about weiner dogs. To say I’m incredibly disappointed would be an understatement.
Ma ma [Limited]
Loren: Sad cancer movies are not really my forté. But who knows, I’m sure this will be pretty good.
RDT: Why did I think this was a horror movie before watching this trailer? This looks sad, good, but sad. If it pops up streaming, I could see myself checking it out. (You were thinking of this: Mama – Loren)
Rick: I’m not crying! You’re crying! *puts movie on to-see list*
Welcome to Happiness [Limited]
Loren: I don’t think I know what is happening here, but that cast is good enough to have me intrigued.
RDT: The cast for this is great. I’m definitely intrigued, though it looks a little “Malkovich-lite.” I probably won’t see it in theaters, but I may check it out eventually.
Rick: Great concept and a really good cast. Count me in.
Preacher (AMC, premieres Sunday night)
Loren: Preacher was one of the first “adult” comics I read, and I gobbled it up. I wasn’t too sure about casting young Howard Stark as Jesse Custer but I’ve come around on that. I’m pretty damn excited for this.
RDT: I know I should be excited for this. And I’m going to watch it. But, I dunno, it’s just not clicking with me. I assuming I’m wrong, and it’ll be great.
Rick: I was an avid reader of Preacher for several years, so I’m going to give this at least a few episodes. That said, I’m not super convinced it’s going to be good.
Bloodline – Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Loren: I haven’t given this show any interest before, I don’t see myself giving it any now.
RDT: I watched the first episode of the first season, but never checked back in. I like the cast, but it just felt like something I’d seen before. Edgy for the sake of edgy.
Rick: The first season has been in my queue for a year. I keep forgetting about it until I scroll through and go “Oh yeah! That show!”, and wind up watching an old kung-fu movie instead. I feel it’s unlikely I’ll watch it at this point. Unless Netflix runs out of old kung-fu movies, that is.
Lady Dynamite (Netflix Original)
Loren: I love Maria Bamford and this has some great comedian guest stars but the uncomfortableness of her actual real life breakdown may be too much. I dunno, maybe?
RDT: I feel like Maria Bamford is one of those comedians I should love, but don’t. I’m sure she’s a lovely person, but….
So that’s your upcoming weekend in review. Let us know what you saw, liked and/or hated.
–Loren, RDT, and Rick