Weekend Watch – 4/14/17

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).


The Fate of the Furious

Loren: This is the obvious choice. I don’t even need to say any more than that.

RDT:  movies fast and furious dwayne johnson vin diesel fast five GIF

Rick:  paul walker fast and furious fast five the fast and the furious brian oconner GIF

Jen: I have a confession to make, I’ve never seen a F&F film. This trailer, however, is bananas and makes me want to dig right into a bag of popcorn. Maybe I’ll have RDT give me his famous F&F lecture before I head into the theater.

The Lost City of Z (Limited)

Loren: That actually looks pretty ok. It’s not a rush out to the theater kind of deal for me, but if reviews are good I may check it out streaming.

RDT: I’ll probably wait until it hits Prime (which I’m assuming it will, since it’s an Amazon Studios produced flick), but I’ll definitely check it out.

Rick: Oh yeah. I’m into this. Sign me up.

Jen: What RDT said, this looks pretty interesting but I can’t imagine dragging myself to the theater for it. Also, it took me till the very end of the trailer to realize it’s the British Z – Zed, that completely changes the title.

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Let’s Talk About The New Thor: Ragnarok Teaser

The Thor franchise really needed a shot in the arm, and I think this may be it. How often is the third movie in a series the best? Could this be the first of it’s kind?  I mean, after Thor: The Dark World (or Thor: The Second Thor as Mr. Sunday Movies calls it) most of us were a little “meh” on the Asgardian’s standalone adventures. Another very talented actor wasted as a boring villain under so much makeup they are unrecognizable. Seriously, that’s Christopher Eccleston under there, I didn’t realize that until I saw the credits and still didn’t believe it. The sci-fi elements felt off and the comedy elements felt forced and unfunny. That looks to have been rectified in this outing.

Thor: Ragnarok looks like a sci-fi epic, with some honest to Thor funny bits. Tell me you didn’t laugh when he says he knows Hulk from work and I’ll call you a liar. Not to mention Cate Blanchett as Hela the Asgardian god of death, gives a great looking performance and could be the actual well-crafted villain that the MCU desperately needs. Couple all that with the rumors that this is a road trip comedy style movie starring Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and well, I just can’t think of something I want more. 

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Episode #62 – Alison Brie Larson & Soft Cheeses

This week the guys tangent, it’s a new thing they’re trying. But they also have a ton of news to cover. Stories like:

  • Invincible is Spider-Man meets Superman, soon to be a movie
  • There are 14 Transformer movies already written, for some reason
  • The Comedian joins Rampage
  • Arnie says Hasta La Vista to THE Predator and Legend of Conan
  • I guess they backed that truck of money up to Daniel Craig
  • Rock Johnson will captain the Jungle Cruise and probably the ride at least once
  • Man Down makes $26 in the UK. $26!
  • Change up to Best Documentary and Best Animated Feature at the Oscars
  • No CGI will be used to bring back Leia in Ep. IX
  • Don Rickles sadly hadn’t recorded his Toy Story 4 lines prior to his death
  • Arrow, Ninja Warrior
  • The Klepper Report
  • The Purge TV series coming
  • ‘Walking Dead’ finale hits 5 year ratings low
  • 2 more seasons for Unfortunate Events to happen
  • First Pictures from GLOW series
  • Wonder Woman tracking to open at $80mil, be happy or sad
  • Defenders hits Aug 18th and has the teaseriest teaser
  • Freeform adds Squirrel Girl and the New Warriors to their roster

All that, the Weekly Watched, and the aforementioned tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 4/7/17

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).


Smurfs: The Lost Village

Loren: Good for them. Not for me.

RDT: I totally support a fully animated Smurfs movie. I will likely never see it though.

Rick: South Park running smurfs bulldozer smurfette GIF

Jen: It would not hurt me to see this with my daughter. I guess that’s a ringing endorsement?

Going in Style

Loren: There’s a true story about something very similar to this that one of the shows I worked on (Evil Genius on History Channel) covered. A group of old men dug a tunnel from their own property into a bank vault and made off with the money. They were stupid enough to then brag about it at their local pub and got caught. This however looks like Last Vegas but slightly better. I think I’m good.

RDT: There’s some kind of click-baity review title there. “Going in Style? More like Gone Without Style!” Ok, that was horrible, but this doesn’t look much better either.

Rick: As many are probably unaware, this is a remake of the 1979 film starring George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg. If you have not seen the original, seek it out. It’s a solid heist comedy with more than a few touching moments. I like the cast for the remake, but I’m not sure how much of the warmness of the original will carry over. I may not give it a shot in theaters, but I’m curious enough to seek it out eventually to see how it compares to the original.

Jen: Meh, I’m not going to see this, but it looks… fine?

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Episode #61 – Reading is Fun-damental

This week, RDT is upset at math and we talk a lot about The Terminator franchise, rant (yet again) about Avatar, spoil the fuck out of Passengers, and, of course, cover the news!   

  • Terminator terminated
  • Barbie de-Shumered
  • IT trailer destroys records
  • Tomb Raider pics and plot
  • Renner bolts MI:6 
  • Ralph wrecks the internet
  • New Kingsman poster
  • Valerian and another trailer
  • Expendables no longer as Sly as they once were
  • Time Out of Time
  • Rainn Wilson gets ST:D
  • Black Lightning revealed
  • The Flash’s season 4 big bad won’t be a speedster
  • Katie Cassidy returns to Arrow, but Laurel Lance does not
  • Cash Cab rises
  • Westworld gets some familiar cast members
  • Sandler and Netflix chill
  • Joss Whedon getting his own Batflick
  • Jordan Peele to direct everything ever
  • Nicole Kidman cast as Aquamom
  • A quick chat about the new Spidey trailer, plus whatever the fuck Sony is doing with the rest of the Spidey-verse

All that, the Weekly Watched, and the usual tangents. 

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Pardon the click-bait title, but it is fairly accurate, as I have “rated” the “X”-men movies.

Here’s the list:

1. Deadpool
2. Logan
3. X2: X-Men United
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past
5. X-Men: First Class
6. X-Men
7. The Wolverine
8. X-Men: Apocalypse
9. X-Men: The Last Stand
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine

I feel the first three are some of the best comic book movies of all time, not just in X-canon. They will stand the test of time with the likes of Superman, The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 2 and any of the really good Marvel movies (let’s say Guardians of the Galaxy).

The next three, I could almost swap them around. Maybe X-Men should be higher (I need to revisit it), given it did usher in our current comic book movie renaissance. But, for me, it’s not about its place in comic book movie history, so much as I just straight up enjoy the others more. And, given my mood, I could easily swap First Class and Days of Future Past.

The next three, to me, are just wasted potential. The Wolverine starts strong, but falls apart in the end. And Apocalypse and The Last Stand are just examples of lazy, rushed filmmaking. Both could have been amazing, given different (better) circumstances, but instead were pushed out to hit release dates.

And finally, X-Men Origins: Wolverine…. pure shit.

Thoughts? Agree? Disagree? Comment below.

From my new couch in Culver City,