Weekend Watch – 5/18/18


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

Deadpool 2

Loren: 

RDT: Aroused Ryan Reynolds GIF

The Lady™: 

Jen: Oh That'S Good Ryan Reynolds GIF by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


Book Club

Loren: Can we please stop giving this Twilight fanfic credit?

RDT: I am, 100%, so not the audience for this movie.

The Lady™: 

Jen: Confused Mary Steenburgen GIF by The Last Man On Earth


Show Dogs

Loren: Woof. AMIRITE!?!? So this is the bastard child of Look Who’s Talking Now and Miss Congeniality? The hardest of passes.

RDT: It’s like Turner and Hooch, if Turner and Hooch were an absolutely terrible movie.

The Lady™: Holy terrible CGI, Batman!!

Jen: Me: No Way Dog GIF

My four-year-old: Happy Dog GIF


On Chesil Beach

Loren: A period piece about sexual hangups? I don’t think this one is for me.

RDT: I feel like I’ve seen this trailer a million times before.

The Lady™: Ah, just some good old fashioned wife shaming. As much as I love Saoirse Ronan, I’m not sure I can sit through this one.

Jen: Sloth Yawn GIF


First Reformed

Loren: It’s interesting that they made the terrorist guy an ultra radical leftist instead of Alt-Right which would have been easier. This looks pretty good but the religiousness of it all will probably keep me away. Even if it’s shining a light on it.

RDT: It’s A24…. but it didn’t grab me….. I’ll still likely give it a shot anyway.

The Lady™: Oh yes, that looks beautiful and haunting and wonderful. The way it’s shot reminds me of American History X. I’m very in.

Jen: Keanu Reeves Wow GIF by IFC


Limited Release

Harjeeta

Loren: This must be what the rest of the world feels like when like six baseball movies come out in one year.

RDT: Sports? Meh. Foreign sports? Still meh.

The Lady™: The only time I care to watch Hockey is live, and with a drink in hand.

Jen: Jason Schwartzman Neo Yokio GIF by NETFLIX


The Hollow Child

Loren: Creepy kids are the creepiest but this just looks hollow like its name.

RDT: I’ll be honest, I didn’t find the kid all that creepy.

The Lady™: I’m such a huge weenie, even the trailer scared me. No fucking thank you.

Jen: Awkward French GIF


Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word

Loren: I know I’ve made my views on organized religion very clear but if other religious leaders were more like Pope Francis, the world would actually be a better place.

RDT: What Loren said.

The Lady™: What RDT said.

Jen: Donald Drumpf Pope GIF


Champion

Loren: Korean comedy Over the Top? Sure why not.

RDT: Ok, that actually looks kind of adorable.

The Lady™: I could be convinced to watch this on a stay at home date night.

Jen: Jimmy Fallon Celebs GIF


Carter and June

Loren: I like Michael Raymond James and Samaire Armstrong but this is one of those movies that I wish was like an 8 part series on FX or AMC. I feel like it would lend itself to that nicely.

RDT: Who doesn’t love a good heist movie? I’m not sure this is that, but the cast is pretty cool. (I miss Terriers.) So, sure, why not.

The Lady™: I’m still pissed at Anna for how she treated Seth on The OC. I’ll skip this one.

Jen: Eric Sogard GIF


TV/Streaming

NETFLIX

Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife

Loren: Is Ali Wong always pregnant?

RDT: I had the same thought? Wasn’t she pregnant in her last special, too?

The Lady™: SHE’S SO ANNOYING!! Please stop.

Jen: Taylor Swift Shrug GIF


Cargo

Loren: Another zombie movie is another zombie movie but at least this one looks well done. This finally looks like a good effort for Netflix films.

RDT: Reading Loren’s thoughts was enough for me. Out.

The Lady™: Daaaaaaamn, that looks so good!! I love you Martin Freeman. Yes, I will have your apocalypse baby.

Jen: The Walking Dead Baby GIF


13 Reasons Why: Season 2

Loren: Didn’t watch Season 1 yadda yadda yadda. This show gets polarizing reviews due to its content but apparently is a well made show. I have a lot on my TV plate right now so I’m not sure I’ll get to this one.

RDT: I still need to watch the first season. That will determine whether I watch this or not.

The Lady™: The first season was intense and gorgeous, with a killer (pun intended) soundtrack. I’ll likely be half way through Season 2 before this even posts.

Jen: Shrug GIF


Catching Feelings

Loren: South Africans, they’re just like us! This is weird, it feels like it’s so specifically South African but also broad as hell. Meh.

RDT: I actively try to avoid feelings whenever I can.

The Lady™: I mean…this looks fine? I’m not really into it. But I would love for the main guy to read me a bedtime story. His voice is very soothing.

Jen: Bill Murray Yes GIF


HBO

Fahrenheit 451

Loren: I never read the book, so I had no idea that this was a near-future tale. This looks like a pretty damned good adaptation so count me in.

RDT: Do I need to burn the book first?

The Lady™: YEEEEESSSSSS. I’ve been excited about this for quite a while. The source material is iconic, Michael Shannon plays the best bad guys, Michael B Jordan is just so damn pretty (and a fantastic actor.)

Jen: Michael B Jordan GIF


Amazon

You Are Wanted Season 2

Loren: This looks pretty good but I’ve already forgotten it exists.

RDT: I had no idea there was a season 1. **shrugs**

The Lady™: Looks decent, but I know I’m never going to get around to it.

Jen: Hmmmm so that exists. I looked for a gif for this sentiment and even the gifs were like “we got nothing”


So that’s your upcoming weekend in review. Let us know what you saw, liked and/or hated.

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From Hollywood,
–Loren, RDT, The Lady™, and Jen

2 thoughts on “Weekend Watch – 5/18/18

  1. I cannot wait for Farenheit 451. I will see Michael Shannon do anything. Like, if he read “Goodnight Moon,” in an empty room, I’d buy a ticket.

    Did Martin Freeman just spend a couple years making EVERYTHING offered to him?

    1. Ooohhh, him reading “Goodnight Moon” would be very similar to “Go the Fuck to Sleep” as read by Samuel L. Jackson. Count me in.

      To answer your Martin Freeman question…. yes.

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