Episode #39 – Strange Choices

Another week, another look at the (pop culture) news.

  • Uwe Bol to retire.
  • James Gunn NOT directing a bunch of movies.
  • Uncharted gets a director to go with the writer.
  • Rambo reboot.
  • Ice Cube (not Tea) in a Twist.
  • Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4 swip swap.
  • No TMNT 3.
  • Yes “Has Fallen” 3. (That sentence will make sense once you listen.
  • Bryan Fuller no longer has ST:D
  • Muppet Babies re(baby)booted.
  • Still So Raven…?
  • WestWorld season 2 nearly confirmed.
  • All the Knight Riders!!!
  • More Switch rumors.
  • Doug Liman thinks highly of himself, and also talks about the superhero movie he’s making for the DCEU.
  • Punisher coming sooner than expected, with new friends.
  • Defenders to be 8 episodes.
  • Does Cap need Steve?
  • More Deadpool 2 news.

All of that, plus Loren went to Stan Lee’s LA Comicon! Oh, and the usual tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 10/28/16

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).

 

Movies

Inferno

Loren: Meh, I’m sure I’ll be lost having not seen Angels and Demons. I like Hanks, but more in a comedy role, I might just re-watch the “Black Jeopardy” sketch from last week’s SNL instead.

RDT: I didn’t love The DaVinci Code, and I don’t remember Angels & Demons. Similar to what Loren said, I do wish Hanks would get back to comedy. (Though I’m more “David Pumpkins” than “Black Jeopardy.”) So, yeah. I’m good here.

Rick: I can’t help but wish that this starred Nicholas Cage and was a National Treasure movie. At least Hanks’ hair has been tamed from previous installments.

Jen: Dear Inferno, why can’t you be more like Tom Hanks’ hair? Shorter, less ridiculous, and more pleasant to look at than in The DaVinci Code? Love, Jen


Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Loren: Who am I supposed to root for in this? I think I’m good.

RDT: I, also, am good.

Rick: I don’t know how something can feel generic and not at the same time. I’m glad that more Indian films are getting released here, but I’m not sure I’ll seek this one out.

Jen: So I watched the subtitled and non-subtitled versions of this and I’m not really interested in either version. They sure do have some attractive-people problems, I’ll give ‘em that.

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Episode #38 – Video Games FTW!!!1!!

This week the guys are talking Video Games, specifically the new Nintendo Switch announcement as well as all the news like:

  • Donald Glover gives us his best Billy Dee
  • Modern Captain Planet
  • Willy Wonka heads to the WB
  • The 90s are alive again with Enemy of the State and Sneakers getting TV Reboots
  • Youtube Red gets in the TV remake game with Jumper
  • CBS picks up three shows I’m pretty sure you aren’t watching
  • The Rock and Will Ferrell basically make David J. Lagana the TV show
  • Tim Miller exits Deadpool 2, what does it mean!?!?!
  • Logan and Guardians Vol. 2 get trailers
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 gets one too

All of that, plus the usual tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 10/21/16

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).

 

Movies

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Loren: I did one of my patented Trailer Breakdowns for this one back in June and I was kinda middling on the trailer. The first one was fine enough but I think I’m waiting until streaming/Redbox for this one.

RDT: I’m with Loren on this. The first one is enjoyable enough, though I did have severe tonal issues with it. So I don’t feel the need run right out to see it.

Rick: I enjoyed the first one quite a bit and, let’s face it, any movie that markets itself with a tongue-in-cheek video game is hard not to endorse: http://www.jackreachermovie.com/NeverStopPunching/
Never stop punching, guys. Or running.

Jen: When I saw that I’d have to watch this trailer I rolled my eyes. But… but… I kinda want to see this. I can’t really say why, maybe it’s all the punching? It just looks over-the-top, ridiculous fun. I did not think I’d be writing any of this about a Jack Reacher movie. Go fig.


Ouija: Origin of Evil

Loren: How the hell does a prequel to the awful looking Ouija movie from a few years ago look so good? Maybe it’s the 60’s setting, maybe it’s that it takes all the possession/ghost house clichés and blends them together, I don’t know, but this looks pretty damn good. (Hey Rick, might have a candidate for next years Horror marathon)

RDT: As I’ve said before, I watch horror movies once a year (from Rick’s kitchen, through my fingers, skipping ahead on Wikipedia.). So, if this is either really good or REALLY bad, that’s how I’ll see it. Otherwise, I’m out.

Rick: Honestly, I was expecting to throw snark at this trailer like I did at its 2014 predecessor, but this actually looks okay. Normally I would balk at a prequel, but this series might actually be better going backwards than conjuring up yet another generic sequel. I’ll give this a go.

Jen: I went to a haunted Hayride event recently and being a scardy-cat I opted to skip the maze based on this movie. While I waited for my peeps they ran this trailer without sound, on a loop outside so I watched it maybe 6-7 times in a row. It took me at least 5 viewings to figure out it was a NEW movie rather than a 70s horror classic I’d just missed out on. I mean that as a compliment.

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Episode #37 – In a Row?

All the news that’s fit to spend nearly two hours talking about!

  • Rogue One: trailer two.
  • Statham v. Big Shark
  • Craig. Daniel Craig.
  • 5tastic Beasts
  • John Wick: Chapter 3?
  • Boyd Holbrook, actor and Predator?
  • Lock, Stock and Two Flying Carpets.
  • Bad Dads are coming…tee hee.
  • Johns (Turturro and Goodman) are returning to Transformers.
  • Lethal Weapons
  • Supergirl will continue to fly solo.
  • HBO comes on down to Fraggle Rock
  • Good Wife spinoff gets characters and a premise, but still no title.
  • Stranger Things season 2 characters revealed.
  • Chuck Lorre gets dramatic, at least for a little while.
  • Mera looks like Mera.
  • The Wasp & Ant Man
  • Capt. Marvel is an origin.
  • Black Panther is not.
  • Spider-Man spinoff news coming at some point (though maybe it shouldn’t).
  • No Blade stuff, for now.
  • Dr. Strange spoilers are out there. Be careful!
  • And now Mr. Sinister isn’t in Logan!?!?!

All of that, plus the usual plethora of tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 10/14/16

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).

 

Movies

The Accountant

Loren: It’s an interesting concept to have someone with OCD and clearly a detached temperament to be your criminal accountant and hitman. Couple that with this cast and I definitely want to check this one out.

RDT: Remember that scene in Good Will Hunting where Will is talking about maybe going to work for the government and he’s all “I do this and then that happens and that happens and that happens and blammo! Jimmy’s dead with a bullet to the head!” (I’m paraphrasing.) Well, this feels like a movie version of that. Regardless, I still really want to see it.

Rick: The trailer for this is in the running for my favorite of the year. I sincerely hope the film lives up to that first bit of advertising.


Kevin Hart: What Now?   

Loren: Nah.

RDT: I don’t find Kevin Hart’s stand-up very funny. And I don’t find Kevin Hart’s movies very funny. So, a stand-up movie starring Kevin Hart? I’m out. But, based on his bits on Conan, he seems like he’d be fun to hangout with.

Rick: I honestly thought this was some kind of action movie parody until I read the logline for it. A lot of comedy concert films have had wrap-around devices, but this one goes above and beyond. I’m not a huge Kevin Hart fan to begin with, so the likelihood of me seeing this is low. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About The Newest Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer

Yep, still in for this movie.

This is the second full trailer we’ve gotten for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and it’s still pretty damn good. I won’t lie and say that it didn’t give me chills like the first one did but it doesn’t have to.

The trailer that came out today is what we’d call the “story trailer”, the trailer that tells the audience the basic story after they’ve presumably seen the “hype trailer”. Here we find out more about Jyn’s back story and connection to both the Empire and the Rebellion.

Don’t get me wrong though, this trailer still has a ton of awesome footage to unpack. Let’s not waste any more time and Let’s Talk About The Newest Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer:
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Episode #36 – Getting Punchy

NYCC hit and we’re talking all the news that came out it.

  • Ocean’s 8 misses the perfect date.
  • Han Solo narrows down his choices for a wife.
  • We figure out if Deckard was a Replicant or not. (We don’t)
  • Apparently Gears of War is a movie some people want.
  • Trailers dropped for: War For The Planet of the Apes, Power Rangers, John Wick: Chapter 2, Iron Fist, Black Mirror, and Legends of Tomorrow Season 2.
  • @11:30 picked up for Season 4.
  • Eternal Sunshine of the TV Series.
  • We are definitely not getting that extended cut of Suicide Squad. (We are)
  • Aquaman is a delight behind the scenes.
  • Logan holds hands, might be old.
  • Saw Gerrera moves to Wakanda
  • Punisher and Defenders get all sorts of cast members and maybe Blade

All of that, plus a plethora of tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 10/7/16

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Movies

The Girl on the Train 

Loren: That’s a very different trailer than the other one I saw. This definitely has me interested (I didn’t read the book) but I’ll probably wait until HBO.

RDT: Just read what Rick wrote below. Though I will probably see it eventually.

Rick: Having already read the book (which is worth it, but it’s not as shocking as the advertising might lead one to believe), I’m unlikely to see this. For what it’s worth, I think Emily Blunt, who I otherwise enjoy, is miscast as the lead, and I have a feeling the dueling perspectives from the book aren’t going to translate well to the screen. Just my two cents.

Jen: I can’t imagine it’s as shocking as they are billing it to be. This looks like it could be great, or it could be a.. Standard issue thriller. I might need some reviews to really help me decide if this is worth my theater-going time.


The Birth of a Nation 

Loren: It’s rare that I use my entertainment time to tackle extremely heavy subject matters. The performances look good and the story it’s based on is a truly important tale. (Note: I knew nothing about the real world scandal the filmmakers were accused of, and based my opinion on the trailer alone.)

RDT: Once again, Rick sums up my own feeling pretty well.

Rick: The story of Nat Turner’s rebellion is a compelling one, but I’m having a hard time getting past the whole thing about the creative team having run a train on a girl while in college. It’s the age old “separating the art from the artist” conundrum. Even if I do see this, I’m going to be thinking about the scandal the entire time.

Jen: I have a lot of feelings about this film and am having a big internal crisis on whether to see it. The trailer does make me want to check it out, but see Rick’s note above, it’s hard to support. Will it be as good as the hype and dispel the non-film related criticism of its auteur? I can’t say and so I continue to be torn on this. Continue reading

Episode #35 – Murdered to Death

Another week and we’re back with all the pop culture news!

  • Jon Favreau directing another live-action Disney remake.
  • Hot Wheels, Furious director.
  • Ma2ber?
  • Possible Portal movie announcement hopefully coming soon maybe.
  • Netflix goes Mute.
  • Who will go to War for the Planet of the Apes?
  • Tr6mors
  • The Purge: 24
  • ABC and NBC pick up some shows.
  • NBC goes to Italy to get a job.
  • Who is Girl 10, and what happened to the other 9?
  • Dominators to dominate the CW.
  • And superheroes fight.
  • CW gets Dynasty.
  • Watch it all in the new CW app.
  • Dave Filoni heads up all Star Wars animation.
  • Adventure Time and Archer coming to an end…eventually.
  • Amazon picks up some shows, too (three).
  • Molly Parker gets Lost…in Space.
  • Batfleck’s Batflick coming sooner than expected?
  • Suicide Squad, is, a hit.
  • Stan Lee is old, very, very old.
  • SHIELD director, Captain America?
  • What is the Fox mystery Marvel movie?

That’s it (well, that and all the tangents).

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