Weekend Watch – 03/30/18

 

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

Ready Player One

Loren: I actually read the book that this was based on (first book I’ve read cover to cover in *redacted due to shame*) so I’m really looking forward to it. I think Spielberg is the best choice for this, it’s just too bad that they couldn’t license everything the book has in it. I kinda can’t wait to see how they pull this off because there are clearly some changes made between book and movie.

RDT: I loved the book, but haven’t been impressed with any of the marketing. I mean, I’m going to see it. I’m just not sure I’m going to like it.

The Lady™: I’m so stoked that Loren borrowed my copy of the book. We can finally sit together and shamelessly nit-pick differences between the text and film! 😀


Tyler Perry’s Acrimony

Loren: Never seen a Tyler Perry movie, don’t think I’ll start with this one.

RDT: Ditto.

The Lady™: Taraji P. Henson scares the crap out of me. This isn’t helping.


Limited Release

God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness

Loren: The last line of the song they used was “Let love explode and bring the dead to life”. Uh… what? I don’t think that’s how that works. Also, that’s pretty risqué for a God movie.

RDT: This is the 3rd one of these, right? Passed on the first two. Don’t see why I would end that streak now.

The Lady™: ZOMG I’M SO EXCITED TO NEVER SEE THIS MOVIE! YAYYYYY!!! Continue reading

Episode #112 – Just Don’t Fedora…

The guys are back as RDT ponders new hat choices.

  • Indy 5 starts shooting in a year (also Harrison Ford is old)
  • A new (wo)Man in Black
  • Backdraft 2: Backdraftier
  • TC!
  • Constantine will be a Legend
  • Cobra Kai trailer
  • Impulse trailer
  • Astro City and Street Fighter coming to tv
  • Marvel Land confirmed
  • Meltdown melts….down….. (too soon?)
  • Work has started on the new Star Wars trilogy
  • Shazam is a family film
  • Is Chris Evans done as Cap? (No, no he’s not.)
  • Marvel animated casting
  • Deadpool 2 trailer

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Weekend Watch – 03/23/18

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

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Loren: I liked the first one but haven’t the will to see this one. Maybe streaming but who knows.

RDT: I guess the apocalypse wasn’t canceled after all. (Also, I have no desire to see this movie.)

Jen: Did we need a sequel to this? I do love John Boyega and would love to see him and Idris Elba together for real sometime, but I’m skipping this one.


Isle of Dogs

Loren: I like more Wes Anderson than I don’t. I never did see the Fantastic Mr. Fox though, so I’m not sure how I’ll feel about his stop motion stuff. I guess we’ll find out because this looks adorable.

RDT: Wes Anderson is just a hair bit too weird for me. But good for those that enjoy his stuff.

Jen: I find Wes Anderson delightful (although I could see how some find him cloying) and am 100% on board for this one.


Unsane

Loren: This is one of my secret fears. Being locked up against my will in a mental institution. It’s one of those things where I’m like, “this doesn’t actually happen to people” but like what if it does?

RDT: You’d have to be unsane not to watch this movie! (or whatever….)

Jen: To the wikipedia to find out if she’s sane or not! Continue reading

Episode #111 – This Bit Is Terrible

We know what you came here for, hot pop-culture news. And we got it for you.

  • Danny Boyle confirmed for Bond 25
  • Ridley Scott in talks to direct Queen & Country
  • Fantastic Beasts 2 trailer
  • Red Notice will release 6/12/20
  • Will & Grace picked up through 3rd season
  • Limitless cast in Murphy Brown revival
  • Magnum has his Rick in the Magnum PI revival
  • Curran Walters might be playing Jason Todd on TITANS
  • Annabella Sciorra is the big bad in Luke Cage, season 2
  • Star Wars Ep 9 starts shooting in July
  • Ava DuVernay will direct the New Gods movie for DC/WB.
  • Avengers: Infinity War trailer 2
  • No Capt. Marvel in Infinity War and maybe no Hawkeye, too???
  • Both will be in Avengers 4

All that, a HUGE Weekly Watched, and the rest of the usual tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 03/16/18

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

Tomb Raider

Loren: I had hope for this one but after that first trailer that I broke down here, my hope started dwindling. I think video game movies are a lot tougher to make than studios give credit for. There should be dozens of hours of story content in a good video game and it’s really hard to boil that down to 120 minutes. Too bad.

RDT: Reviews are pretty middling and none of the trailers have been impressive, but I have an Arclight credit burning a hole in my pocket. So, I may just check it out anyway. Or maybe I’ll see Love, Simon instead.

The Lady™: I’m stoked that we’re getting a female led, big budget action movie…I just wish I cared to see it.

Jen: The Lady speaks the truth. I especially love that they’ve toned down her sexiness a smidge so it’s about enjoying her exploits and not exploiting her body. However, I have no interest in seeing this movie.


Love, Simon

Loren: That looks like a nice version of your typical love story. I did really enjoy the coming out as straight part at the end.

RDT: A very 2018 coming of age story. I can get behind that. Maybe not in the theaters (or, maybe so in the theaters, see aforementioned credit), but definitely streaming.

The Lady™: This looks lovely! The world needs a feel good story right now. Bonus points for casting Katherine Langford as the BFF. Consider me sold.

Jen: I wish the whole trailer had been the ending – it really sold me on the premise in a way the rest of it didn’t. It feels a little too huggy-lovey and sweet for my taste, but if that gets a good coming out story to play in Peoria then I’m for it.


7 Days in Entebbe

Loren: Daniel Brühl always seems to play a conflicted bad guy, maybe it’s because he’s so good at it.

RDT: Interesting trailer, but it’s currently at 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. So, I will likely pass.

The Lady™: As much as I love a good 70s spy-esque movie, nothing about the trailer is really grabbing me. I’ll likely be skipping this one.

Jen: I’ve seen this story before in documentaries and as a feature. While the raid on Entebbe was an amazing feat, I don’t think this is bringing anything new to the table. Continue reading

Episode #110 – The Hollywood Picture News Hosted by the Hosts of the Hollywood Picture News

This week, the boys rally to bring you all the pop culture news. All of it!!!!!

  • Maverick shoots this summer for next summer release?
  • Michael Bay’s next 2 movies are not Transformers
  • What’s before a Soprano?
  • Vin Diesel will play a superhero not named Dom Toretto
  • Spawn Sam & Twitch shooting this spring/summer
  • Grinch trailer
  • Dune 1 and 2?
  • Legion season 2 trailer
  • Pantsuits a go!
  • More Krypton info
  • Luke Cage season 2 will not lead into Defenders season 2 because nothing will lead into Defenders season 2
  • Netflix gets EXTREME!!!!!
  • Lost in Space trailer
  • Norm MacDonald gets his own show
  • Obamas to become part of the Hollywood elite
  • Nick Offerman has Good Omens
  • Jon Favreau going to a tv galaxy far, far away
  • SHAZAM pic (now w/more mustache)
  • Kristen Wiig, Cheetah
  • Tom Cruise, Green Lantern of 2814
  • Joker movie info
  • Infinity War is long
  • and Black Panther is rich
  • New New Mutant
  • X-Men look like X-Men

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Weekend Watch – 03/09/18

We’re running a little late this week, and I don’t know how to do the top picture Loren usually drops in. So, you’re gonna have to deal.

Happy FriYAY! –RDT

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

A Wrinkle In Time

Loren: I’m not gonna lie that looks pretty incredible. I don’t remember reading the book when I was a kid and I’m actually glad for that so I can go in fresh and not know where the story is going.

RDT: Early reviews are not great. And, honestly, I’m just not wowed by it. I’ll probably catch it eventually, but as of now, I’m in no rush.

Jen: Yes, yes, yes! I read all of the books in the series. I wanted to be Meg Martin! I don’t have a spirit animal, but if I did it’d be a combination of Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah, so, yeah – they’re getting my money.


 

The Strangers: Prey at Night

Loren: I didn’t see the first one, so I might be lost. This also doesn’t seem like my type of horror movie. Maybe down the road but I doubt it.

RDT: Though I’m not a horror guy at all, surprisingly, I did see the first one. If this is anything like that, I’ll pass.

Jen: Excellent use of Tiffany. But no, I’m not seeing this.

 

The Hurricane Heist

Loren: Hahahaha that looks hilariously bad and I’m kinda all about it. It’s like Geostorm meets Hard Rain and that’s a good thing.

RDT: What Loren said.

Jen: My Jason from True Blood meets Shannon from Lost fan-fic is finally being made! Yes!

 

Gringo

Loren: I’m pretty sure Joel Edgerton’s character was written for Jason Bateman and David Oyelowo is playing this a little too over the top for my personal taste. I think I’ll probably pass.

RDT: Meh.

Jen: Oh yeah, I can TOTALLY see that being Jason Bateman, now I can’t unsee it. I keep seeing posters for this around town and the cast is surprisingly stacked, but it just isn’t sucking me in enough to see it.

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Episode #109 – First Loser

The guys are back again to fill you in on all your pop-culture news from the week that was. We don’t want to lie to you guys, this is a pretty good one! We’ve got news like:

  • Wreck-It Ralph 2 teaser
  • Super Troopers 2 poster
  • Rick Famuyiwa has signed on to write and direct a film adaptation of “Black Hole”
  • Chris Hemsworth is in talks to lead the new Men in Black
  • A 9 to 5 sequel is in development
  • The Crow reboot has a release date
  • Logan’s Run remake gets a director who says he’s also writing a Star Wars movie?
  • The Six Billion Dollar Man is set for 2019 summer release
  • Jessica Alba cast in Bad Boys spinoff TV Series
  • Lady Higgins cast for Magnum reboot
  • The Magicians picked up for Season 4
  • Netflix orders weekly talk show from Hisan Minaj
  • Netflix also picks up “a new kind of vigilante superhero” flick, Past Midnight. Keanu Reeves in talks
  • Anna Kendrick Santa Claus Movie Noelle to Debut on Disney Streaming Service
  • The penultimate episode Star Wars Rebels introduces a bit of time travel; predictably, nerds lose their shit
  • Kristen Wiig being eyed for villainous role in Wonder Woman 2
  • Marvel decides to release Infinity War a week early. Has fun Twitter exchange to reveal it
  • James Gunn reveals Baby Groot is actually Groot’s son.

All that, the Weekly Watched, and one of the most tangential tangents we’ve ever had!

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Weekend Watch – 03/02/2018

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

Red Sparrow

Loren: You think she’ll be able to keep that accent up the whole time? This looks fine. Hopefully it’ll do well so we keep getting female driven action movies though.

RDT: If this leads to a Black Widow movie (and more kickass lady action stars), I’m all for it.

The Lady™: I’m going to pretend this is the Black Widow origin movie. I’m also going to pretend that J. Law and I are best friends. We both love wine, and movies, and sparkly dresses, and i could braid her hair, and she’ll take me to parties….

Jen: What Loren said.


 

Death Wish

Loren: *Sigh* ButWhy.gif This trailer tries to be more serious than the first but still this just isn’t what Death Wish is about. Sorry Bruce.

RDT:  

The Lady™: Vigilante: Senior Edition! No offence to Bruce, but isn’t he a little too old for this shit?

Jen: I hate just linking to an article, but: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-used-death-wish-to-argue-for-more-guns-in-the-wake-of-a-school-shooting

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