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: This looks fine and what not. Maybe someday I’ll check it out but I kinda think I know the whole story, you know?
RDT: Seems like a poor man’s Sicario. I think I’ll just watch that instead.
Rick: Seems the 90s-style action-thriller is trying to crawl back from the grave. I can’t imagine there are any surprises here. And the fact that this is getting released on a weekend with no competition screams zero confidence in the material by Sony. I’ll probably wind up hate-watching this one afternoon like I did Proud Mary.
Jen: This is not my cup of tea, but Gina Rodriguez is totally hot and I’d love to see her in something else. I hope this helps catapult her to the next level of stardom, but without me having to see it.
The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story
Loren: Is this like the opposite of a Jesus movie? Or is it a Jesus movie in disguise? I may never know.
RDT: I feel bad for Jesus. Because dude’s gonna be so sad that so many shitty, shitty movies were made in his name. Also, the Crusades. Oh and MAGA. Honestly, Jesus, just stay away for a while longer. Maybe another couple thousand years?
Rick: Oh my God…Oh my God, that fucking terrible Australian accent, Stephen Baldwin…Was there not one mildly marketable Australian actor you all could have hired?! I mean, really.
Jen: So I’m going to be honest here, I didn’t make it all the way through that trailer. What I did notice, besides the terrible accent, was that Staines seems to be the good guy, but I feel like I’m siding with the guys that want to arrest him. Does that make me a heathen?
Then Came You
Loren: Barring the fact that I like the cast this movie looks like a mash-up of every teen romantic dramedy from the last 30 years.
RDT: Is this an indie movie? I think it might be an indie movie. Regardless, “to-die list” is so much better than “bucket list” for all the things you want to do before, well, dying.
Rick: Man, that trailer is not cut well. Regardless, I saw Me and Earl and the Dying Girl four years ago. This hits all the same beats.
Jen: Hollywood REALLY wants me to find Asa Butterfield adorable. Fine, Hollywood, you win. He’s like a little elf I want to carry around in my pocket, are you happy now? Continue reading