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).
Loren: Can we please stop giving this Twilight fanfic credit?
RDT: I am, 100%, so not the audience for this movie.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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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–Loren, RDT, The Lady™, and Jen