Weekend Watch – 12/29/2017

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

All The Money In The World

Loren: A couple things besides the recasting/reshooting of this movie. A) That trailer seemed WAY too long and B) is Mark Wahlberg miscast or the most miscast? Discuss.

RDT: Much like Rick below, curiosity will get me to see this. Maybe not in theaters, but definitely eventually.

Rick: I mostly want to see this to try and catch any glaring mis-matches from the reshoots. Why yes, I do work in post-production. Why do you ask?

Jen: The most miscast.


Molly’s Game

Loren: This movie should probably be called Molly’s Cleavage but that’s besides the point. It looks pretty good, I guess. Not run out to the theater good, but see it someday good for sure.

RDT: I’m intrigued. Heard decent things and know very little about the story. Plus, I’m quickly becoming a Jessica Chastain fan….

Rick: I’m not even going to try and make a gambling pun. I’ll leave that to every single movie reviewer who sees this. I’ll just say that I’m definitely seeking this out.

Jen: I think I read this book? Or at least a Vanity Fair article? She does NOT love Tobey Maguire. On that we agree. I’d watch this from my couch for sure.


Limited Release

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Loren: That’s a pretty great final line in the trailer. I don’t know that I’ll see this but I might. How’s that for decisiveness?

RDT: (read Rick’s first…) That guy was also The Thing in Fant4stic. But let’s not ding him for that too much. This looks pretty good. I think I’ll catch it streaming, too.

Rick: Cripes, that guy was Billy Elliot…*looks it up*…seventeen years ago?! I’m so old…My impending infirmity aside, I’ll catch this one, but likely on ye ol’ streaming service.

Jen: Sure, why not.


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Episode #99 – The Reason for the Season

Before we dive in, there is another round of LAST JEDI SPOILERS @ 1:12:25. Skip to 1:29:28 if you want to, umm, skip them. 

Ocean’s 8 trailer

Sicario 2 trailer

Tarantino’s fucking Star Trek has a writer

Michael Myers is back….again

The 3rd version of a story no one wanted a 2nd version (The Grinch) of is released

Statham v. The Meg

New Promo Image From Bumblebee: The Movie, a Transformers Spin-off

Frozen 2 gets a release date

Is NBC heading back to The Office? Probably. 

Arrow can’t use Deathstroke anymore. 

Netflix, the new cable?

Netflix orders Bright 2

Chappelle returns, again and again, on NYE

Han Solo is a gangster…movie

And The Last Jedi is still dividing fans

Gambit will finally start shooting in March….yeah, ok….

Somehow they already know how much Black Panther is going to make opening weekend

All that and the usual tangents (spoiler alert, I got The Switch!).

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Weekend Watch – 12/22/2017

 

 

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Movies

Wide Release

Downsizing

Loren: I think I’ll catch this on the… wait for it… small screen. YES!!! They don’t get better than that people!

RDT: I like most of what I’ve seen of Alexander Payne. But I just can’t get pumped for this. I’ve heard very mixed things, too. I’m not a definite “no,” but more likely a “wait until streaming.”

Rick: This looks like fun, but I’m not super geared up to see it.

Jen: I chuckled at the trailer, but not enough to make me run out and see this. I like Alexandre Payne, but I’ve never loved any of it, so I think, like Ryan, I’d wait for streaming on this one.


Father Figures

Loren: No. Just no.

RDT: This movie is 125 minutes long. 2 hours, 5 minutes! No comedy should be that long. Regardless, I feel like I’ve seen it before….like a lot. Pass, until streaming at least.

Rick: Nope. Not even if it were half its current running time. To RDTs point about long comedies: You can get away with comedies near the two hour mark. The Blues Brothers (2hrs 28 min), Ghostbusters (1hr 47min), Animal House (1hr 50min), Stripes (2hrs). I think the difference here is the quality of the content transcends its run time.

Jen: Long sigh. It just looks too much like every other movie of this ilk. A lot of “guys being guys.” I’m kinda over it.


The Greatest Showman

Loren: Wolverine IS P.T. Barnum the musical! It’s so crazy that it has to work. Right?

RDT: Not a fan of circuses. Like zoos and aquariums, they make me sad.

Rick: I’m always willing to give a big, bombastic musical a shot. There are so few made anymore. Plus, I enjoy that Hugh Jackman fellow.

Jen: I get a REAL Moulin Rouge vibe off of this film. Which could be good or bad depending on who you are. I’d like to give it a shot and hope for the best, but I’m keeping my expectations low.


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Episode #98 – Sorry, We Liked The Last Jedi

This week the guys have you covered on the week’s pop culture but mostly they’re talking The Last Jedi. The other things include:

  • The HUGE news that Walt Disney Co. has purchased 21st Century Fox
  • What does that mean for multiple franchises moving forward
  • Kevin Hart realizes that the only other Robin Williams franchise he’d even get close to is Mrs. Doubtfire
  • 48 Hours is getting the remake treatment from Jerrod Carmichael
  • NBC is trying their hand at The IT Crowd again
  • Roy is coming back to Arrow for an arc
  • Mr. Robot and Curb Your Enthusiasm get pick ups
  • Our first look at Hawk & Dove from Titans
  • Apple is giving Ronald D. Moore another space show
  • Shazam‘s director sort of confirms our Mary Marvel
  • Punisher aims down a season 2
  • Bob Iger says they might be open to an R-Rated section of the MCU down the road
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoilers at 01:14:40

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

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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.

We’re back again with all the pop culture. Like….

All that and the usual tangents.

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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

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

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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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