Weekend Watch – 4/28/2017

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

 

The Circle

Loren: Meh, I’m a Google guy so I’m a little over the trope of the evil tech company. Every show from Silicon Valley to Supergirl does it. I do like the cast though.

RDT: I like this cast, a lot. But holy shit does this look terrible.

Rick: I’m in for evil Tom Hanks.

Jen: I love Emma Watson and am curious enough to give this “Evil Google” a look.


How to Be a Latin Lover

Loren: This looks sooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad. Did Adam Sandler make it?

RDT: I already know how to be an Irish lover (zing!), so I’m all set. Thanks!

Rick: Nope.

Jen: I’m not sure who the target audience is for this. I’m not it.


Sleight

Loren: Does anyone want to talk about that chain Dulé Hill was wearing? I’m glad to see WWE Studios getting into other movies that don’t just have their Superstars crammed into them. This looks kinda ok I guess. Not rushing out to the theater or anything but maybe someday down the road.

RDT: It’s “Chronicle meets Iron Man!” But wouldn’t “Chronicle meets Dr. Strange” make more sense? Interesting premise, and WWE produced it…? So, I’m a little intrigued, but I’ll likely wait for streaming.

Rick: Yeah. Definitely more Doctor Strange than Iron Man. Regardless, I’m down.

Jen: I love the originality and would certainly check this out streaming down the road. If only for evil Dulé Hill. You can tell he’s evil because he has a goatee. Good Dulé Hill would never have a goatee. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About The First Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer

Regular listeners of the podcast know that RDT and I were both shocked and pleased at how much we enjoyed the first Kingsman movie. It had all the elements of a R rated James Bond Jr. with just enough kitsch and meta-ness to make it damn near perfect.

The story, if you don’t know, is that the UK has had a far more secret service than MI5 and MI6 protecting it and the world for centuries. Its positions are based on that of Arthurian lore with Arthur at the head of the Kingsmen and codenames like Lancelot and Galahad at his side. When one of the Kingsmen dies a new crop of recruits is brought in to compete to take his place. Most are ivy league students and athletes, but our hero is Eggsy (Taron Egerton), a street wise “Chav” who is also the son of a former Kingsman. What follows is your typical diamond in the rough story where Eggsy becomes the best man for the job, saves the Kingsmen, saves the world, avenges his dead mentor, and has sex with a Dutch politician in a very uncomfortable place (like the back of a Volkswagen) for saving said world. I mean this is based on a Mark Millar (Kick Ass, Wanted, The Authority) story after all.  Continue reading

Episode #64 – Hashtag SWCO and The Airline-cast

This week Loren’s back from #SWCO and he’s got stories. Well maybe more like tales. Couple that with some tangents about bad airlines and the week’s news and we’ve got a podcast. What news you might ask? How about news bits like:

  • Rock Johnson and Vinny D squash their beef
  • Mrs. Turner believes in ghost stories again for POTC: DMTNT
  • Five studios are vying for Bond, James Bond
  • Gemini Man finally finds it’s director
  • Spock tells us that there may not be a Star Trek 4
  • We thank the film gods as Kevin Hart passes on being the Genie for Aladdin
  • The Avatar sequels get release dates they won’t hit
  • The X-Files goes to 11
  • Zod is coming to Supergirl and he’s not sexy. (That’s a good thing!)
  • King Kong makes his way to the small screen but not the one that’s fighting Godzilla
  • Cloak & Dagger gets a trailer and it’s SUPER Freeform
  • The New Warriors assemble and are going to be funny
  • The Punisher won’t go to Temple
  • Capt. Marvel gets a pair of independent directors
  • Guardians Vol. 2  will have 3 too many post credit tags
  • Avengers: Infinity War and A-4 no longer shooting simultaneously
  • MCU Phase 4 will be “it’s own thing” according to Feige
  • Fox releases it’s 2018 lineup for New MutantsDeadpool 2, and Dark Phoenix

All that, the Weekly Watched, and all the tangents you know and love.

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Weekend Watch – 4/21/17

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

Unforgettable

Loren: That certainly does look like one of THOSE movies. You know, like a bigger budget version of a Lifetime movie. But hey, at least Katherine Heigl is getting work again, right? Right?

RDT: I look forward to reading all the punny review headlines.

Rick: Please read Jen’s entry first…Okay. Possible double feature pairings: The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, The Babysitter (2005), The Boy Next Door (2015), Obsessed (2009), Poison Ivy (1992), or basically any Lifetime movie with a similar theme. Maybe the Tori Spelling classic Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (1996).

Jen: I need a glass of Pinot Grigio just watching that trailer. This is a definite ‘Friday night with the girls drinking cheap wine on the couch’ movie I just can’t decide what the double feature should be – fielding suggestions.


Free Fire

Loren: I could have sworn we already covered this but I went back and checked. We hadn’t. I guess I just saw this trailer before. Anyway, it looks fun, in that ultra-violent/period/bottle episode kinda way.

RDT: I am intrigued by this, and not just for the Brie Larson factor. Maybe not in theaters, but probably streaming.

Rick: Director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High Rise, A Field in England) isn’t known for making anything truly mainstream or by-the-numbers. The setting and cast alone were attractive to me, but the fact that he’s at the helm makes me think this isn’t going to be your average shoot ‘em up.

Jen: This smells like a Tarantino rip off, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I’d be willing to give this a whirl.


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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Droids of Star Wars Celebration Orlando.

And now something a little special. We grabbed pictures of all the coolest droids that we saw at Celebration this year. If this gets a lot of attention, maybe a Droids of Celebration Orlando calendar is in order. Nah, that’s probably too much, but then again…

The Droids of Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

From Hollywood, missing Orlando?
-Loren

Let’s Talk About The First Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser!

When this teaser debuted at Star Wars Celebration Orlando I was on the show floor looking at a $2,200 Jawa action figure (and then laugh-sobbing at the fact that I had the same one when I was a kid). There was a stage on one side of the floor for The Star Wars Show Live that had a huge viewing screen. As people started to notice the new trailer was playing on it, they stopped what they were doing and payed attention. By about 15 seconds in, the whole convention had stopped and were all staring at the screen. It was a sight to behold. I know all of the convention goers were there for Star Wars-related reasons, but this still shows how effective the trailer is. Even the merchants that were there to sell us $2,200 pieces of our childhood stopped hocking Wookie backpacks and Vader plate sets to watch in relative awe.

On top of all that, it looks good! I like The Force Awakens but I can see it’s flaws. It has too many call backs and feels all too similar to A New Hope. But the small amount of footage we see here in The Last Jedi looks fresh and new. It got me excited to reconnect with these new characters on their journey with the Skywalkers. I will say that there is a bit of an Empire Strikes Back feel thematically to the story, but it doesn’t seem to be beat for beat. I think a lot of this has to do with director Rian Johnson‘s vision taking over from where J.J. Abrams left us.

Ok, enough stalling, Let’s Talk About The First Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser! Continue reading

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Cosplay!

We were lucky enough to be invited to Star Wars Celebration Orlando this year. It was an extra stroke of luck that this year marks the 40th lifeday of Star Wars. There was so much to see but what always catches our eye is the amazing cosplay from the fans. Here’s some of the best that we saw and also an easy link to follow to view them on imgur.

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Cosplay

From Hollywood via Orlando,
-Loren

Episode #63 – The Jen K. Lovefest Hour!

Loren was off galavanting in Florida with Star Wars nerds this week. So Jen joined me covering the world of pop culture and talking about grammar…?

  • Young Dumbledore cast
  • Reimagining (but not remaking or rebooting) Labyrinth
  • Coming 2 America
  • Last Jedi trailer and poster
  • Carrie Fisher will not be in Episode 9
  • Superman and Cat Grant returning to Supergirl
  • More Big Little Lies…?
  • The Magicians, The Path and Grace & Frankie all renewed
  • New Justice League poster is a poster
  • The Aquaman v Ivan Drago
  • The Punisher has wrapped
  • Daredevil, season 3 will shoot this fall
  • Animated Spider-Man gets a voice, and a villain

All that, the Weekly Watched, and just a few brief tangents (you’re welcome, Dave).

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Watch the Heartfelt Tribute to Carrie Fisher from Star Wars Celebration Orlando

Earlier today Billie Lourde came out on stage dressed as Princess Leia to pay tribute to her late mother after the 40 Years of Star Wars panel. It was touching, sweet, and funny. Following her speech the crowd was treated to the excellent tribute video above. The video was even simulcast onto the showroom floor so everyone in attendance of the convention that couldn’t get into the panel (ahem *me*) could see it. The whole floor came to a halt to watch and pay their collective respects to the late, great Ms. Fisher. It was a wonderful way to kick off Celebration.

From Hollywood via Orlando
-Loren