Weekend Watch – 04/20/18

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

Super Troopers 2

Loren: I actually already have a ticket for this, well, I have $13 of Fandango money toward a ticket to this. Which of course in LA doesn’t actually get you a full ticket but whatever. I supported the Indiegogo for this and got all my schwag this week. I was a huge fan of the original and from what I understand that’s good news for me for this one.

RDT: I don’t have the all out love for the original some others have, but I enjoyed it. That’ll get a view for movie 2 out of me, definitely. Also, why didn’t they call it Super 2pers?????

The Lady™: Hahahahaha, yes! I’m also very excited for this. And have decided from now on I only argue in French cliches.

Jen: I cannot wait. The original is one of my all time favorite movies and the trailer leads me to believe it’ll be more of the same. Shenanigans!


I Feel Pretty

Loren: So it’s millennial Shallow Hal? I have to imagine then it’ll have the same problems. Couple that with the Schumer backlash and I think I’m out.

RDT: I’m not a Shallow Hal fan at all. This is rubbing me the same kind of wrong way.

The Lady™: Jen totally hit the nail on the head, and I 100% agree. *see below*

Jen: There are a lot of think pieces out about how this is anti-body-positivity and Amy Schumer has a lot of privilege, etc. all before anyone’s seen the actual movie. I’m really curious to check this out, I feel like it could be a very positive or very negative experience and I’m interested to see how I feel about the actual movie rather than just the trailer. Also, Aidy Bryant is the best thing ever.


Traffik

Loren: At first I thought this was going to be part of that sub genre of films, the Black Psychological Thriller. But instead it’s a modern take on the city folk in the country thriller/horror/action movie. Like a Get Out meets The Strangers meets Sons of Anarchy. I think I’m in.

RDT: An old school adult action thriller? I could see myself giving it a watch on a boring Saturday afternoon.

The Lady™: Yeah…no thank you! Racism is horrifying enough as is, I don’t need a horror movie to remind me  it can get worse.

Jen: It’s good to see Coach Tomlinson acting again. Good for him. Continue reading

Episode #115 – 2 Rock 2 Stath

Loren’s back from Texas and has resumed talking pop-culture with RDT. This week the guys are covering stories like:

  • David Leitch to direct Fast & Furious spinoff with The Rock and The Stath
  • Donnie Yen signs on to Disney’s live action Mulan remake
  • Bill Hader and James McAvoy in talks to join Jessica Chastain in the IT sequel.
  • King of Kong’s “villain” Billy Mitchell stripped of all his Donkey Kong high scores for “cheating”
  • New Incredibles 2 trailer!!!!!!
  • Also, The Meg trailer
  • Gabriel Luna is the new Terminator
  • Daniel Craig confirms Bond 25 is his next flick
  • Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser are in for the Mad About You rebootquel.
  • Bad Boys spinoff has a title – LA’s Finest
  • Roy returning to Arrow
  • HBO picked up Barry for season 2
  • New Solo Trailer
  • First look at Beast Boy, Raven, and Starfire from live action Titans
  • Dwayne ‘TR’ Johnson says Black Adam could shoot next year. It won’t.
  • Randall Park joins Aquaman in late reshoots
  • Jessica Jones renewed for season 3 at Netflix

All that, a huge Weekly Watched, and the usual tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 04/13/18

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

Rampage

Loren: I don’t think this is going to break the video game to movie curse. I’ll catch it on basic cable in like 5 years.

RDT: I hope it’s more Jumanji than Baywatch but, even if it’s not, I’m probably going to see it anyway.

The Lady™: I’m always down for some good old fashioned summer blockbuster fun! If I hear good things I’ll see it in theaters. If not, I’ll wait for streaming, and just enjoy the fact that the Rock is incredibly charismatic.


Truth or Dare

Loren: I dig the concept and it could be fun. I’m not going to lie though, I don’t love that it’s PG-13. That takes the bite out of it a bit. Blumhouse has done great stuff though. I’m pretty torn.

RDT: Truth? I’m not going to see this movie. Dare? I dare you to get me to see this movie.

The Lady™: I imagine this is a direct sequel to Pretty Little Liars. Poor Aria, here life has been rough! I forgot to watch the last season of PLL, and I’m going to forget to watch this.


Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Loren: Nope. I’d be spending the entire movie terrified that the adorable dog is going to die. Because it’s set during the war, and death is all that war brings.

RDT: This is…. based on a true story…..I’ll pass.

The Lady™: I get that dogs are pure beings of unconditional love and dedication, but nothing about any war ever seems ripe for a cutesy take. Continue reading

Episode #114 – Basically the white Grace Jones

Loren’s on a trip to some poetry readings and whatnot. So, Jen is stepping in to cover all this stuff down below:

  • Creed 2, Rocky 7
  • Another Last Starfighter
  • Will Dwayne come back for Fast 9?
  • Will Indy continue without Harrison Ford
  • 3D ticket sales drop
  • Will The Talisman actually finally be adapted?
  • T6 running a little late
  • First Murphy Brown revival photo
  • The CW picks up, well, pretty much, everything
  • Y FX?
  • The Paramount Network (is a thing that is) rebooting The First Wives Club
  • Nat Geo adapting Hidden Figures
  • Dead to Me is, I guess, a new show for Netflix
  • Lord of the Rings show to run (or walk) for 5 seasons
  • Karl Urban is one of The Boys
  • Disney adapting High Fidelity, kind of…..
  • Infinity War is going to make a lot of money, but maybe not ALL the money
  • Ant Man found!

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Weekend Watch – 4/6/18

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

Blockers

Loren: I mean, do I want to see John Cena ass chug a beer? Kinda. Am I going to run out to the theater to see this? Absolutely not.

RDT: Look, I was very pleasantly surprised by Game Night. This could be the same… Or it could be The House. If reviews are decent though (and they seem to be), I’ll keep it on my radar (or maybe go see it Saturday afternoon).

Jen: I didn’t want to laugh at that, but… oh God, I might actually see this movie? I mean I have a daughter so may as well prepare myself.


A Quiet Place

Loren: I really dig the concept here I just hope that it can sustain through a 2 hour movie. And, hey, good for John Krasinski in his second outing as a feature director to get a big budget/high concept horror movie.

RDT: Well, Loren, I’m happy to report it’s only 95 minutes. A couple reviews I’ve read said it’s one of the scariest movie ever, likening it to Jaws and The Birds. As such, I will likely watch this, through my fingers, from Rick’s kitchen, maybe this fall.

Jen: This looks awesome. I love the silence and can imagine myself not even wanting to move in the theater to make a sound. This will probably be an amazing movie going experience and I think I might make it out to the theater for it.


Chappaquiddick

Loren: I don’t know that I need to know the untold true story here. I feel like I already know everything I need to.

RDT: I am all set, thanks.

Jen: That guy really looks like Ted Kennedy. Good casting! I have few other feelings on this film.

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Episode #113 – We Should Be Making Jurassic Park Movies

The guys are back with the week’s pop-culture news. They also saw Ready Player One and have opinions! But before that they’re covering stories like:

  • John Cena confirmed for Duke Nukem movie
  • James Wan and ‘IT’ producers are remaking The Tommyknockers
  • Colin Trevorrow Confirmed to Direct Jurassic World 3
  • More Bill & Ted 3 talk
  • Roseanne renewed for a 13 episode season 2/12
  • The Stand might be heading to CBS All Access
  • FX cancels Deadpool animated show before it even airs
  • Westworld season 2 trailer
  • One Day at a Time renewed for season 3
  • Netflix making live action Carmen Sandiego movie, Gina Rodriguez to star
  • John Mulaney’s next special to premiere on Netflix in May
  • Kurtzman to direct ST:D season 2 premiere after dissolution of The Dark Universe
  • Amazon developing an A League of Their Own show
  • Marvel bringing back the Fantastic Four comic, leading to speculation about the groups induction into the MCU
  • Pedro Pascal joins Wonder Woman 2 cast
  • Capt. Marvel brings Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, and Clark Gregg back to the MCU
  • Dark Phoenix and New Mutants delayed

All that, another big Weekly Watched, Loren starts to lose his voice,  and the rest of the usual tangents!

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