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).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Loren: I’ll admit that I was somewhat shocked at how much I enjoyed the first one of these. I’m hearing ok things about the sequel, and sort of the same complaints of the first; the Turtles (and now Bebop and Rocksteady) are pitch perfect but the human characters are pretty terrible. I’ll check it out, maybe not in theaters.
RDT: Much like Loren, I did not have a complete hatred for the 1st one. I really enjoyed the Turtles’ relationship. I’m not gonna rush out to see it, but I’ll probably catch it sooner than later.
Rick: I think I’ll order pizza instead. Delicious, delicious pizza…
Jen: I can’t look at you while I say this. I swooned at Casey Jones’s introduction, I laughed at Rocksteady and Bebop, I thrilled to the parachuting sequence. I won’t see this in the theater, but, STOP LOOKING AT ME, I will likely watch this on my ipad with earphones in and my back to the room and I will love every minute of it. Also, yes, I’m a Donatello.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Loren: If I see anything this weekend it’ll probably be this. A list of things this movie has that I enjoy: Music Mockumentary style, The Lonely Island and their music, not so veiled insults at Justin Bieber. It’s like the Loren trifecta.
RDT: I’d like to put $10 down on the Loren trifecta. (I have no idea if I’m using that reference correctly…) Regardless, I’ll see this eventually. It looks funny.
Rick: I fully endorse anything that makes fun of Justin Bieber. I’ll likely catch this on video, though.
Jen: Well, Mona Lisa – the original Basic Bitch – will be stuck in my head for days. That baby playing drums is terrifying though. My hope is this will be as funny as the trailer but I’ve been burned before. I’m a tentative yes for this.