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).
Loren: This looks like it’ll hit all the right buttons for me, even though it’s got Jamie Foxx and my nemesis Jon Hamm in it. In.
RDT: Just read what Rick wrote.
Rick: I’m a sucker for heist movies, car stunts without digital trickery, and Edgar Wright. Bring it on.
Jen: This is the type of movie I usually give a “meh.” A Tarantino wanna-be twenty years too late to be relevant. However, at least from the trailer, this movie is doing it all with such strong style and panache that I do actually want to see it. I can’t put my finger on what makes this so much better than countless other “one last job/heist gone wrong” so I’d have to say it’s Edgar Wright firing on all cylinders (so to speak). I look forward to this one.
Despicable Me 3
Loren: Without having seen Despicable Me 2 or Minions, I feel I would be lost. Pass.
RDT: Ok, I occasionally chuckle at the Minions memes. I do. But these movies have never resonated with me, except the “It’s so fluffy!” bit from the first one. That still makes me laugh. I’ll probably see this eventually. I guess.
Rick: There are few things in this world I find more annoying than the Minions. I will not subject myself to this.
Jen: I can’t believe this series is still happening. Even my three year old is over the Minions at this point. Although we did get a really cute happy meal toy where you pull him back and then he zips across the table – that was very popular, but I think it’s due more to the action than the character. If it had been, say, Lightning McQueen or the Boss Baby she would have enjoyed it just as much. So… no.
The Little Hours
Loren: I love these people, but I don’t understand.
RDT: This cast will get me to watch this movie….when it’s streaming.
Rick: I love all of these actors, but this feels like a five minute sketch stretched out into 90 minutes. Even if it turns out to be good, I’ll wait for home video.
Jen: I agree with Rick on this one, but this does feel like it could be a great time-killer on a planless Friday night.