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: Though it’s got a great cast, this looks like half a standard war movie and half a Call of Duty game (put a horse in it). Maybe someday but not in the theaters.
RDT: What Rick said, except for the “wanting to see it” part.
Rick: I can’t imagine that this isn’t going to be full of clichés and a wickedly stretched version of the truth, but this cast is excellent. I want to see it just for this ensemble. I doubt I’ll trek to theaters for it, though.
Jen: I have a lot of mixed feelings on this one. The trailer managed to hit me in the feels for the first few seconds but then sort of turned a bit to jingoistic about the war on terror in a way that turned me off. I have nothing but admiration and respect for these men and what they did, and this does look like an amazing cast (Michael Shannon seems to elevate anything he’s in), but I can’t see spending my precious movie-going resources on this.
Den of Thieves
Loren: I love a good heist movie. Sadly, this doesn’t look like one. I’ll wait on it.
RDT: I’ll give it a shot streaming.
Rick: I mean, this isn’t a terrible concept, but there’s no way that the movie lives up to its setup. I guarantee I’ve sat through a lot worse, though. Call it a rental.
Jen: Where Michael Shannon elevates everything, Gerard Butler tends to do the opposite. This is a meh for me.
Forever My Girl
Loren: Oof. Not much in that trailer made me want to see this movie. And then to top it all off, that little girl is TOO precocious. Pass.
RDT: Jen’s gif is better than anything I could come up with.
Rick: Wait… *looks it up* This isn’t a Nicholas Sparks joint? Huh. I mean, his involvement wouldn’t have gotten me to watch it. I’m just surprised, is all.