Weekend Watch – 12/15/2017

 

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

Wide Release

Ferdinand

Loren: Oh John Cena’s voice, what are you thinking going against Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Just replace “me” with this movie in the following gif:

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RDT: I understand Star Wars is PG-13, but still. Isn’t every kid in the world going to see that this weekend? I mean, Rick is totally right below. Makes no sense releasing this now. As for the quality of the trailer? Meh.

Rick: I question the logic in releasing this against Star Wars. I mean, there was no way this movie was going to do super well. Why not release it the week before and at least get some of your budget back. Why completely hamstring it?

Jen: The ad for this pops up during “Trolls Holiday” (which we’ve watched more than a couple of times) and every time my daughter makes me fast forward through it. If my almost 4YO is bored by it then I don’t know how well it would fare even without the competition.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Loren:

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RDT:

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Rick:

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Jen:

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Limited Release

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

Loren: I’m kinda down with the whole resurgence of the Western. I might check this out down the road, but this week it’s all about Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

RDT: It’s A24, so I’ll at least give it a shot. Also, I’m not opposed to checking out a western now and again.

Rick: This looks to have everything I wanted out of the Magnificent Seven remake minus all the garbage. I found it via Amazon on-demand and already added it to my queue.

Jen: I really want to love Westerns you guys, but unless there are androids I’m out.


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Episode #97 – Alyssa Milano is an alien sex fiend.

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Weekend Watch – 12/08/2017

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

Wide Release

Just Getting Started

Loren: Wow, I guess even octogenarians have boat payments. That looks awful. I don’t think the world needs anymore, “look we’re old but still have zany hijinks” movies. No thanks.

RDT: I couldn’t even make it through the trailer. If you were going to see this (well, you’re probably not reading our site but if you were), don’t. See Lady Bird instead.

Rick: How is this the only wide release movie this week? Is everyone that afraid of The Last Jedi? Also, this looks terrible.

Jen: 


Limited Release

Along for the Ride

Loren: I don’t know that much about Dennis Hopper, and I think I’m ok keeping it that way.

RDT: Yeah, like Loren said, I’m good with my current Hopper knowledge level.

Rick: By most accounts Dennis Hopper was nuts. I am, however, interested in just how nuts he was. And the era of filmmaking he helped usher in is endlessly fascinating to me. I’ll keep this on my radar.

Jen: This looks like a solid and interesting doc. I’d watch a whole film on just the Lynch/Hopper relationship alone.


Big Sonia

Loren: I was prepared to say that I don’t want to watch another survivor’s story, but this really captured me. She seems so strong and caring. In.

RDT: Not to be insensitive. I’m sure hers is a story worth telling, and seeing. But…yeah…I don’t know that I’ll ever get around to seeing it.

Rick: I’m interested, but I don’t know that I’m feature documentary-interested. I think I’d prefer reading about her.

Jen: Bring on the docs, this lady looks amazing and I could use a good cry.

 

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Episode #96 – No Disassemble!

Once again RDT and Loren fill your ears with the week’s Pop Culture news. This week the guys are talking:

  • Are You Afraid of The Dark? movie to be penned by one of the IT writers
  • 2manji is good?
  • Live action Mulan has been cast, but is she up to the role?
  • We know when Hellboy comes back to theaters
  • A He-Man movie is slated to come out the same weekend as Episode IX for some reason
  • Roseanne revival gets David for one
  • Celebrity Big Brother will run for 13 episodes beginning in February
  • Goldberg spears The Flash
  • Said Taghmaoui exits Legion Season 2
  • Netflix gets creepy with Stranger Things season 3 and the Sabrina The Teenage Witch reboot
  • Titans’ Robin revealed!
  • David Ayer regrets not making The Joker the villain in Suicide Squad
  • Solo Harley Quinn movie in development, joins 45 other projects for the character
  • Avengers: Infinity War trailer
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp will be Marvel’s first Rom-Com
  • Wilson Bethel cast in Daredevil Season 3
  • Disney and Comcast still in talks with Fox for buyout

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Weekend Watch – 12/01/2017

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

Wide Release

The Disaster Artist

Loren: Having not seen The Room I feel like this will be lost on me.

RDT: I feel like I need to see The Room first. There’s gotta be a double-feature playing somewhere, right?

Rick: I know many of us at the HPN’s Preferred Franco™️ is Dave, but I have a lot of time for the Original Franco™️. Having experienced The Room in all its glory, I’m anxious to see how this turned out.

Jen: If wanting to see a movie where the Franco brothers have homoerotic tension is wrong, I don’t want to be right.


Wonder Wheel

Loren: Who would have thought that Woody Allen would try and bridge the story between Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos. Anyway… here’s Wonderwall.

RDT: The older I get, the less I get Woody Allen. Unless reviews are amazing, I’m likely out for this.

Rick: *checks watch* Is it Woody Allen movie season already? Man, this year has flown by.

Jen: Is this part of the Jim Belushisance I’ve been hearing nothing about? Do you think he gets a lot of roles that would have gone to James Gandolfini?


Limited Release

24 Hours to Live

Loren: I was already kinda in, and then *wham* Ser Davos shows up. In.

RDT: Looks kinda fun in a Crank meets 24 way. Sure, I’ll give it a shot on the old streaming box.

Rick: Things I enjoy: well-choreographed action sequences and revenge movies. That’s two big boxes ticked for this one. Sure, they stole the implanted countdown clock from In Time, but this looks explodey and punchy enough to make me forget that little transgression.

Jen: This looks…fine. Not for me, but fine, nonetheless.

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