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).
Insidious: The Last Key
Loren: Key fingers just don’t seem that scary to me. Good for Lin Shaye to get a franchise later in life though.
RDT: I rarely watch good horror movies. So, why would I waste my time with this?
Rick: Man, they just can’t stop shitting out sequels to this poor man’s version of Poltergeist. Please let this be the last one.
Jen: Wow, so there are four of these now? Does the “Last” in the title indicate they won’t be making more? Somehow I doubt it. I look forward to Insidious 5: The Search for More Money, thanks.
Loren: My only problem here (because this does look compelling) is that it seems to be romanticising the teacher/student relationship thing. That’s kinda not cool.
RDT: I might check it out. Or I might completely forget about it.
Rick: Not really hiding the fact that it’s a modern retelling of The Crucible, is it? Nevertheless, I might take this one in from my living room if it stays on my radar.
Jen: One of my New Year’s resolutions is to see more movies. So far, this week, this is the leading contender. I like Chris Messina and I watched the trailer all the way through without surfing away, so that’s a plus – not a strong plus, but a plus.
On Body and Soul
Loren: If nothing else, I’d like to win a Golden Bear at some point. Nevertheless, I probably will never see this movie.
RDT: I’ve been called a Golden Bear before, Loren. Maybe if you’re nice, I’ll let you win me.
Rick: If nothing else it looks beautiful. Unless reviews are strong I may skip this one.
Jen: This is interesting. It pops up on a lot of autism-related boards and such since the female lead has some Asperger-like behaviors, but it doesn’t use that as a selling point, or even a discussion point, which I think is awesome. That alone might be worth me checking this out.