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).
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.
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