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).
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.
The Lady™: Taraji P. Henson scares the crap out of me. This isn’t helping.
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!!!
Hitler versus Picasso
Loren: That looks a hell of a lot better that Batman V. Superman, but I feel like this would be more entertaining as an Indiana Jones type of movie.
RDT: Too many docs.
The Lady™: What Loren and RDT said.
Loren: So it’s The Secret: The App, but it actually works? Also it’s kinda like a way happier version of Click, way happier. Why was Click so sad?
RDT: This looks like a movie one or both of the Coreys would have starred in back in the late 80’s, except obviously not an app. It would be a diary or something. 13-year-old me would watch the fuck out of it. 41-year-old me? Not so much.
The Lady™: Younger me would’ve been really into this. Adult me will can just rewatch: Freaky Friday, Glee, Grease, 13 Going on 30, Teen Witch, 17 Again…
Loren: What a bizarre cast but I’m kinda into it. I do love a good noir story, whether it be classic, neo, futuristic, etc. Onto the list it goes.
RDT: I like Zoë Kravitz, but that trailer didn’t do a thing for me. Maybe if reviews are good, but, honestly, probably not.
The Lady™: Oooooo, this could totally be a current era Brick!! Please be a good as the trailer looks.
Loren: I’m either going to see that at one of Rick’s Horror-fests or I’m going to wikipedia what it’s all about but I’m certainly not going to rush out to the theater to see it.
RDT: Based on Loren’s comment, I’m not even going to watch the trailer. Pass.
The Lady™: There’s no way in hell I’m sitting through that. Wussy, level: 100.
Loren: We have a couple of friends who are expecting right now and they made a kind of similar joke to the conceit of this movie. But that was just it. A joke. You don’t go and do that. It’s kinda messed up.
RDT: Feels a little Wes Anderson-y….but not as…..good….? **shrugs**
The Lady™: Wait, it’s NOT a Wes Anderson film? Eh. I’m still gonna watch it.
Loren: Aren’t we past the joke that is Tommy Wiseau?
RDT: It’s not like they ever made a “Plan 10 from Outer Space.” Then why do we need more from the guy that made The Room? (And yes, I know, they actually did make “Plan 10 from Outer Space.” But it doesn’t connect to the original and didn’t involve any of the original filmmakers, nerds.)
The Lady™: Part of me is really confused by Tommy Wiseau, and part of me just feels sad for him.
All I Wish
Loren: Not for me.
The Lady™: That’s Sharon Stone??!!! And she’s SIXTY??!!!
James Acaster: Repertoire
Loren: That looks weird, funny, and British. Sure why not.
RDT: Not familiar with him, but it looks funny enough. I guess. **shrugs**
The Lady™: I’m so glad George Weasley has found a new passion after the horrific events at Hogwarts. I look forward to watching the specials!
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 2
Loren: I didn’t watch Season 1 yadda yadda yadda, but this has always looked much better than the Jim Carrey version I think it’s based on. I’m not going to do any googling to test that theory though.
RDT: I think I’ll just wait until season 3, which is the final season, drops and binge from there.
The Lady™: I watched the first episode of the first season, and promptly gave up.
Loren: I really like Noël Wells and Ben Schwartz and this could be really sweet if not a little hard to watch. Maybe?
RDT: Looks a little (500) Days of Summer-y. I never understood the reason for the parentheses in the title. Is “Days of summer” a thing? Anyway, the cast will get me to watch this…or, more likely, I’ll completely forget about it. Sorry.
The Lady™: Hey Loren, guess what? I’m making you watch this as soon as it comes out.
Loren: Huh, that basic looking white dude is G-Eazy. Who knew?
RDT: **shrugs** all the **shrugs**
The Lady™: …..
Loren: Creepy. It’s too bad Netflix hasn’t been so stellar with their original movies, because this looks kinda cool but I don’t want to waste my time. I’ll wait on reviews before I sit down.
RDT: Ooohh, I’m kinda into this. Sure. I’ll give it a shot.
The Lady™: I can’t decide if this looks really good or really awful. Like, I’m totally into the story, but I don’t think the execution will pull it off.
Loren: Sadly this feels a little formulaic for me. I don’t think I’m adding it to the queue.
RDT: If reviews are good….I’m still probably never going to watch this. (Sorry…)
The Lady™: Something in the trailer is hitting home for me. Surprisingly, I think I’m in?
Silicon Valley: Season 5 (Premiered Last Week)
Loren: Yep. Just as soon as I catch up on the previous season.
RDT: Watched it. It was pretty good, though I don’t know how much longer it can go.
So that’s your upcoming weekend in review. Let us know what you saw, liked and/or hated.
–Loren, RDT, and The Lady™