Weekend Watch – 06/29/18

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

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Loren: I should really see the first one. That’s supposed to be good. This looks fine, but I’m finding it really hard to get past the way Benicio Del Toro shoots his gun. That looks really stupid.

RDT: I thought Sicario was great. So this is really high up on my list (though Loren’s not wrong about the gun thing). That being said, I still haven’t seen Incredibles 2. As such, Day of the Soldado may take a backseat.

The Lady™: Hahahahah, what?! Who shoots like that? Also, I couldn’t care less about cartel movies.

Rick: BDT is “bump firing” his gun. It’s something that’s usually done on semi-auto rifles with a special stock that essentially makes the gun fully automatic (that’s also why those stocks are illegal). Doing this with a handgun is pretty unsafe and lowers your accuracy, but you can spray a lot of bullets quickly. Also, I’m in for this.

Jen: Is this going to break down on gender lines? The Lady and I are in solid agreement on this one. I guess this will be a boys night out event.


Uncle Drew

Loren: This is going to be awful but I’ll admit I laughed at a couple of jokes the first time I saw this trailer. Now though, nothing. Guess you have to be in the right mood. Don’t know when that will be again.

RDT: First of all, I had no idea this was based on a commercial?!?!?! Second, I couldn’t care less about basketball. So, yeah, I’m out.

The Lady™: No offense to Amy Poehler, I absolutely cannot stand Nick Kroll. Pass.

Rick: Nope. Not in the slightest.

Jen: This feels like something I stream after ingesting a large edible, but not something I’d pay for, bring it on streaming and local dispensary!


Leave No Trace

Loren: There are a lot of stories about PTSD out there but I like the way this one is handling it. It looks like an interesting take on it, and really well acted. Who would have thought that the kid who played a shitty version of Angel in X-Men 3 would go on to be such a good actor?

RDT: Loren, “the kid who played a shitty version of Angel in X-Men 3,” aka Ben Foster, has pretty much always been a good actor. Sure, there are a few spotty choices on the resume, but definitely more good than bad. That being said, I liked this trailer a lot. It reminded me a little of (a more dramatic/realistic, less-Jason Bourne version of) Hanna. I may not catch it in the theaters, but I’ll keep it on the old radar.

The Lady™: I’ve had a huge crush on Ben Foster since I was eleven, when he starred in the Disney Channel original series Flash Forward. That being said, I don’t want to see this in theaters. No one needs to see/hear me ugly cry. But as soon as it hits streaming, I’m all over this.

Rick: It’s nice to see Ben Foster playing a more sympathetic role again. Count me in.

Jen: Since everyone else focused on Ben Foster, I’ll point out that the young girl in this looks like an amazing actress in her own right. This looks solid, not something I’m running to the theater for, but it’s on the radar for sure. Continue reading

Episode #125 – You Sound Like You’re from London!

Find out what bildos are, plus what’s going in the world of pop culture.

  • Disney heads to the ATM to buy Comcast
  • AMC v. Moviepass
  • Get Out 2: Get Outer
  • Creed II trailer
  • Buh bye Roseanne, long live The Conners
  • Timeless is out of time, again.
  • Dear White People and Man in the High Castle both renewed
  • Amazon gets Invincible
  • Child’s Play: The Series?
  • ALL STAR WARS MOVIES ARE ON HOLD!!!!! (no they’re not)
  • Dumb fans want to remake The Last Jedi.
  • Silk getting her own movie….?
  • Spider-Man will not be going to a winter formal
  • When do a bunch of MCU movies take place?
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp is….. pretty good.

All that, what we watched and the usual tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 06/22/18


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

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Loren: How can we go from Jurassic Park to this? I wasn’t a huge fan of the 1st (4th) one and don’t hold out too much hope for this one. And I bet you this leads to those weird Human Dino hybrid soldiers we saw concept art for in the next one.

The Lady™: This movie can’t decide if it’s an action comedy or action horror, which is really disconcerting for the view. (Also… Is Blue a cat? She seems to only listen to commands when it suits her. Clearly a cat!)

Rick: It’s a sad state of affairs when the Carnosaur sequels make more sense than this movie.

Jen: I think Chris Pratt is dreamy. But this looks ridiculous. However, if I were 12 or 13 and it was a hot summer afternoon, I would be there right away – in fact, I think that was how I saw the original “Jurassic Park”. What goes around comes around, I guess.


Limited Release

The King

Loren: At first I was sitting here going we don’t need another documentary on Elvis, but that’s not what this is. This is a doc on race relations in America for the last 50 years. And one that looks like it’s done well. I can get into that.

The Lady™: The downfall of the American Dream told through the birth of Rock and Roll? I don’t even like Elvis, and I could not be more in!!

Rick: See Jen’s response.

Jen: I saw Erroll Morris’s name on there and I don’t need to see more, I’m in.


The Catcher Was A Spy

Loren: I’m a little worried about the fact that with a cast like this, I hadn’t heard anything about this movie until I was putting together this week’s WW Doc. That leaves me with the feeling that this movie is probably terrible. Too bad it actually looks interesting.

The Lady™: I love it when traditionally comedic actors take on hard hitting dramatic roles. This is how you get Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine, Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting. I have super high hopes for this one.

Rick: Yep. This reeks of a mediocre movie getting dumped into theaters by its distributor. What a waste of a concept and cast.

Jen: That’s a pretty stacked cast and an interesting story, but Loren and Rick make good points. My thought, why isn’t this being released in the fall? Counter-programming?  Meh, maybe. Continue reading

Episode #124 – Just A Quick One

The guys were super busy this week so they burned through the news quicker than ever. But don’t worry they still covered everything that happened in the world of Pop Culture. They talked news like:

  • Gal Gadot joins cast of Red Notice
  • Dumbo teaser trailer
  • Full Grinch trailer
  • Ewan McGregor to star in Dr. Sleep, the sequel to The Shining
  • Comcast officially offers $65B in cash for Fox
  • Apple might start making movies
  • The Incredibles 2 makes a ton of money
  • Gotti gets 0% on RT
  • Plastic Elongated Man upped to regular for season 5 of The Flash
  • Jeremy Jordan bumped down to recurring for season 4 of Supergirl, Brainy upped to full time cast member
  • MTV rebooting Aeon Flux as a live action show
  • Jack Ryan trailer
  • Glow season 2 trailer
  • Lucifer saved, gets a 4th season at Netflix
  • ST:Discovery show runners out. Kurtzman in
  • Oprah signs with Apple
  • E3 Winners and Losers
  • Geoff Johns booted from DC Entertainment, will still write/produce The Green Lantern Corps movie
  • Chris Pine returns for Wonder Woman 1984
  • Aquaman poster and more Aquastuff
  • Capt. Marvel will be the face of the MCU in phase

All that plus: The Weekly Watched, listener Greg has a Bond problem, and all the usual tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 06/15/18

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

The Incredibles 2

Loren: The first one is my personal favorite Pixar outing, so this is a no brainer. It looks like it gets all the same things right as the original and builds on them. In.

RDT: Most people think the first one is my favorite Pixar flick. It’s not. That honor belongs to Monsters, Inc. But still, The Incredibles ranks pretty high, and I am stoked for this.

The Lady™: 


 

Gotti

Loren: I don’t like the idea of glorifying real life mobsters. Hell, I didn’t like the morons that did it for Tony Soprano. On top of all that, this doesn’t even look good. No thanks.

RDT: Not quite getting a “so bad it’s good” vibe. I mean, it definitely looks terrible, but not in a “this is hilarious” way. Pass.

The Lady™: I don’t want to watch anything that has John Travolta in it that isn’t Face Off.


Superfly

Loren: Why would you give away one of your twists in the trailer like that? Also, what the fuck is a Director X? There’s pretentious and then there’s whatever level that’s on.

RDT: Way too much expositional VO. Hope the movie’s not like that. Otherwise, it looks not ½ bad. Maybe when it’s streaming.

The Lady™: It looks kinda good, but…OMG THAT HAIR!! HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FOCUS?! Continue reading

Episode #123 – Pulling It Out of The Butt.

We’re back again this week talking all things pop culture.

  • New Halloween 2 is not called Halloween 2 because there already was a Halloween 2 but that doesn’t matter anymore. Anyway, here’s the trailer.
  • Bumblebee trailer looks…..goooood……?
  • A Star is Born trailer
  • First Man trailer (is really boring)
  • Iceman and Kenny Loggins return
  • John Lasseter leaving Disney
  • Ryan Reynolds heads to the Bermuda Triangle
  • Matthew Vaughn rebooting Kick-Ass and expanding the Kingsman universe
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor is not in IT: Chapter 2
  • T6 aka the new T3 to have CG John Connor and T-800
  • Goodbye Wally West, we hardly knew you
  • Atlanta, season 3
  • Game of Thrones gotta go back in time
  • Peter Jackson, for once, not returning to Middle Earth
  • Some pointless Defenders tidbits
  • A bunch of video game news (more coming next week)
  • Peter Jackson, also, not going to DC
  • Batman and Suicide Squad 2 rumors (that are all likely bullshit)
  • We’re getting another Joker movie (no we’re not)
  • The DC Universe to launch in August
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse trailer
  • Ant-Man & The Wasp character posters

All that, what we watched and the usual tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 06/08/18

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

Ocean’s 8

Loren: Sure why not. I like more of the Ocean’s movies than I don’t and this looks like fun. Couple that with a great cast and this seems like a no brainer.

RDT: Love this cast. And, like Loren above, I have enjoyed 66% of the previous Ocean’s movies. So, sure, let’s steal some stuff.

The Lady™: John Mulaney made a joke a few years back that an all female Ocean’s Eleven could never work, because two women would keep breaking off to talk shit about the others. Although true to real life, I sincerely hope that’s not the case here, because this looks delightful!

Jen: This looks like a blast, I can not wait. Please be good, please be good!


Hereditary

Loren: Well that is VERY off-putting. It actually looks terrifying, like truly unsettling. Damn A24 leave some good movies for the rest of the genres.

RDT: Not even gonna watch the trailer. I’m out.

The Lady™: If I was capable of handling scary movies, I’d be totally down for this.

Jen: I’ve already heard Oscar buzz for Toni Collette for this role. I don’t know if I can handle watching it, the creep factor may be too much. But damn, you GO Toni Collette!


Hotel Artemis

Loren: That looks like a lot of fun. A little John Wick, a little Heat, with just enough comedy to make this one a flick that I’ll definitely check out.

RDT: So, it’s the Continental Hospital? Looks fun. I like that we keep getting a couple of these fun, over-the-top action movies each year. I’ll try to catch it in cinemas, but if not, definitely streaming.

The Lady™: God bless you Jeff Goldblum. He adds value to any flick, especially ones that already look great.

Jen: Jodie Foster has been my girl crush since I was, well, a girl. Without her I’d say this isn’t my cup of tea, but she’s got me curious. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About The First Bumblebee Teaser Trailer…

So it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but then two trailers dropped on the same day that felt worthy of a “Let’s Talk About…” feature. The other being The Lego Movie 2 but I think I’m going to wait until we get the full trailer before sinking my teeth in on that one. So we’re left with Bumblebee.

Bumblebee is the first and last spinoff from the Michael Bay Transformers franchise. Maybe. Early word is that the Transformers franchise is going to be rebooted soon due mainly to The Last Knight failing pretty miserably. The studio was already pot committed when it came to the Bumblebee movie so we’re getting it wether we want to or not. And the sad thing is, this doesn’t look awful.

Set in the 80’s, it has more of the classic G1 Transformer look than any of the Bay-formers movies have had in the past. Coupled with a cast that doesn’t have a single Shia LaBeouf or Mark Wahlberg anywhere to be seen and this could be the Transformers movie we’ve been waiting for. Too bad it took us this long to get here. Starring Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2 & 3) as Charlie and John Cena (The Marine, Ferdinand, every modern Wrestlemania) as Agent Burns. The story follows Bumblebee, on the run from Burns, hiding out in a small California town. Here he meets Charlie and adventures happen. Plus you get the addition of Martin Short(‘s voice) and Pamela Adlon to the cast, along with what I can only assume are tons of easter eggs and cameos. It is a little strange that this whole adventure happens but the government supposedly didn’t know about Transformers existence in the first movie from 2007. But then you remember that The Last Knight threw all of that away and had Bumblebee taking out Nazis in WWII so who knows. 

Anyway, enough of that, Let’s Talk About The First Bumblebee Teaser Trailer… Continue reading

Episode #122 – False Equivalency

The guys are back to hit you directly in the face with the pop culture news from the week that was. They’re talking stories like:

  • Jamie Foxx is now Spawn, also still a game show host
  • MoviePass is now a production company, apparently
  • Tom Cruise posts instagram from first day of production on Top Gun: Maverick
  • The Crow reboot has lost its director and its Crow
  • Peppermint trailer
  • Kumail Nanjiani in talks for MIBIV
  • Roseanne cancelled, long live The Conners
  • Better Call Saul season 4 to premiere in August
  • FX picks up Legion for season 3
  • Heathers reboot scrapped completely
  • Andrew Lincoln leaving The Walking Dead…?
  • 3rd time’s a charm, Netflix picks up Locke & Key to series
  • Fallout 76 announced
  • Penguin rumored to be The Batman villain
  • Wonder Woman 2 set in 1984?
  • Silver & Black pulled from Paramount schedule
  • Dark Phoenix will be darker in tone, contain Phoenix

All that, the usual tangents, and of course the Weekly Watched!

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Weekend Watch – 06/01/18


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

Action Point:

Loren: I sort of have lost my love for the jackassery of these guys. Plus they are starting to get a little too old for this shit. Someone (else) is going to actually get hurt. Pass.

RDT: I thought the fake grandpa movie was kinda funny. This one? Not so much.

Jen: I am not the target audience of this film.


Adrift

Loren: Hello one of my unfounded biggest fears. It’s not like a fear of open water but there is definitely a fear of being stranded and dying alone. Cool. I don’t know that I’ll be able to sit through this one.

RDT: It doesn’t look terrible, but it does look like a movie I’ve seen before, a lot. Also, the trailer reveals way too much. #standardtrailercomplaint

Jen: I’d be less freaked out by a shark movie than this. I’ll just watch a Jaws marathon instead, thanks.


Upgrade

Loren: Well that looks like a lot of bloody futuristic fun. Sign me up.

RDT: Yeah, I’m kind of into that. Maybe not in the theater, but I’ll keep it on my radar for streaming.

Jen: This looks… fine. Sure, air-conditioning, popcorn, I can dig it for those purposes. Continue reading