Weekend Watch – 02/22/19

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

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Loren: I was surprised at how much I liked the first one but haven’t really followed up on any of the subsequent stuff. This does look pretty good though. It might be a little sad when the inevitable finale roles around but hey that’s life.

RDT: I liked the first one a lot. Don’t really remember much of number two. So, that pushes this to a streaming watch, probably.

Rick: I really enjoyed the first two entries in this franchise, but I never got around to the TV series. Maybe one day, but I don’t have a super compelling need to see this.

Jen: I have a child and one of her best friends only ever wants to play Toothless and Hiccup so I think, if only for her social standing, we’ll be seeing this.


Run the Race

Loren: Hahahahaha. No.

RDT: Jesus Christ, pun intended. I’ll pass, pun also intended.

Rick: Oh. Oh. No. No, thank you. Please take your cliched football/Jesus-infused movie elsewhere.

Jen: Eye roll.  No.


Limited Release

Wrestle

Loren: My love of Professional Wrestling led me to try and wrestle when I was a kid. Shockingly I was absolutely terrible at it. However it gave me a new found respect for the sport. This looks fantastic and I hope I remember to check it out.

RDT: I wrestled in middle school. I was pretty good at it, too (primarily because I was fat and would just roll onto my opponent). That being said, I think Fighting With My Family fills the wrestling slot in my brain right now.

Rick: If I had any interest in this style of wrestling, I’d be all over this doc. As it stands, I’m glad it’s out there but I’ll never get around to it.

Jen: I went to every wrestling meet in High School and this looks like it will make me cry. I’m in. Continue reading

Episode #159 – Butterflaccidy

While Loren is out at the Dr. Who nerd-fest (Gallifrey 1), Jen steps in to talk the usual stuff.

  • Glenn Close wants a female-centric reboot of Fatal Attraction
  • Octavia Spencer is (not) a witch
  • Tolkien trailer
  • The Hustle trailer
  • Frozen 2 teaser
  • Jumanj-3 starts production
  • The Oscars are kinda dumb this year
  • Fox picks up Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers
  • Breaking Bad 2: Meth Returns
  • Transformers Origins coming to Netflix
  • Jack Ryan picked up for season 3
  • Amazon taking their time with Middle Earth
  • Hulu getting into the Marvel animation business
  • Loki: Origins?
  • Rian Johnson is still making Star Wars movies
  • From His Nap wrapped
  • Aquabro 2 resurfaces
  • Jared Leto Joker movies “on hold”
  • Captain Marvel is going to make a lot of money

All that, what we watched and more tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 02/15/2019


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

Alita: Battle Angel

Loren: I can’t tell if they shrunk the eyes back down a bit or I just got used to seeing it that way from when they started promoting this flick. Either way in a post-Avatar world I don’t have all that much faith in Cameron, though he got the action right in that one. Shit I don’t know, maybe on this?

The Lady™: This has elements of everything I love: dystopian future, Blade Runner/Fifth Element-esq cityscapes, ‘more special than she even knows’ heroine, hidden pasts, bio-mechanical upgrades. I’m genuinely surprised I’m not chomping at the bit for this one. But unless it gets spectacular reviews, I’m saving it for streaming.

Rick: The eyes have been adjusted so the irises are more proportional to the rest of the eye design. It gives the illusion they’re ever so slightly smaller, but they’re the same size as in the original trailer. I like anime, but the eye size does not translate into real life. Plus, there’s no story element that requires her eyes to be oversized. I get that they were trying to keep with the original art style, but they could have utilized another common anime technique and given her unusually colored eyes, or reshaped the iris inside a normal eye to define the look. I like everything else going on here, but the eye design kills it for me. It’s too distracting.


Happy Death Day 2U

Loren: I actually enjoyed the silliness of the first one and the sequel looks like a lot of fun. I like how it amps up the concept. Probably not in the theater but I’m in.

The Lady™: I never got around to watching the first one.

Rick: You can read my rant about the first movie here. I’m definitely out for the sequel.


 

Fighting With My Family

Loren: It’s really interesting to me that we’re getting a biopic about Paige who is only 26 but her career as an in ring performer was tragically cut short. (Concussions and a bad neck.) The casting is all pretty good here, I’m sure Saraya loves that Lena Headey is playing her. If you’re are interested in the real life story the family made a doc about themselves a while back that’s online. As far as the movie goes it looks good enough and DTRJ’s addition will certainly help it along.

The Lady™: Being Loren’s girlfriend means I accidentally got into wrestling. And I like Paige. You know I’m going to see this whether I like it or not.

Rick: I’ve been meaning to ask Loren and/or Shmim Shmavis about this story. Given Loren’s endorsement, I’ll give this a shot via one of those fancy streaming services I keep feeding my money to. Continue reading

Episode #158 – We Don’t Know Anything

Ryan is off on assignment but don’t worry Rick steps in and breaks down an immense amount of news with Loren! They’ve got all the stories, including:

  • Albert Finney passes away at 82
  • ‘The LEGO Movie 2’ wins the weekend, but at half of the original’s take
  • Bidding war over Lord & Miller’s next project
  • ‘Wicked’ release date bumped by 2 freaking years
  • Paramount kills World War Z sequel
  • Terminator reset-quel has a working title (that hopefully doesn’t become the real one)
  • ‘Monster Hunter’ is going to be a movie in 2020
  • Kingsman prequel casts Aaron Taylor-Johnson and more
  • Trailer for ‘Child’s Play’ remake drops
  • Black-ish’s Marsai Martin gets first look deal with Universal
  • Disney is basically making 21st Century Fox disappear in merger
  • Oh look a terrible ‘Shaft’ trailer
  • ‘The Good Doctor’, ‘A Million Little Things’, ‘Shark Tank’ renewed
  • ‘Bewitched’ reboot is NOT moving forward
  • ‘Modern Family’ gets 11th and final season
  • NBC scraps plans for live version of ‘Hair’
  • ‘The Simpsons’ renewed through Season 32
  • Red Alice is the main villain in ‘The Batwoman’
  • ‘Party of Five’ reboot is a thing at Freeform
  • ‘Legion’ has cast its Professor X
  • FX orders ‘Y: The Last Man’ to series
  • ‘Walking Dead’ gets a Season 10 for some reason but Danai Gurira is leaving the show
  • ‘Into the Badlands’ will end with its third season
  • ‘LA’s Finest’ gets a premiere date and a trailer
  • Woody Allen suing Amazon over re-negging on movie/TV deal
  • MacGruber TV series in development with original cast
  • Shudder announces ‘Creepshow’ anthology series
  • Netflix acquires Zach Efron’s Ted Bundy movie for $9 million
  • Netflix acquires sci-fi thriller ‘I Am Mother’ and documentary ‘Knock Down the House’ after debuts at Sundance
  • Netflix gives Goop its own docuseries and now I want to smash the ‘unsubscribe’ button as hard as I can
  • Muppets revival added to Disney+ slate
  • Every part of Disney is making exclusive content for Disney+
  • Captain Marvel will be first Disney+ exclusive movie
  • There’s a naked troll that farts glitter at Universal Studios Florida (for real)
  • Peter Mayhew heading to Star Wars Celebration, alas HPN is not.
  • Black Canary set photos surface from ‘Birds of Prey’
  • WB apparently planning an Aquaman spin-off called ‘The Trench’
  • ‘Avengers:Endgame’ Big Game TV Spot
  • Also it’s clocking in at 3 hours
  • Taika Waititi won’t be directing Guardians 3, but will do another Marvel movie
  • Captain Marvel’s website is a goddamn 90s delight
  • ‘X-Men 143’ movie apparently still in the works but all the other spin-offs are “on hold”
  • Disney will continue to make R-rated Deadpool movies

All that, what we watched and honestly just a few tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 02/08/19


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

What Men Want

Loren: The first time I saw a trailer for this I laughed. This time not so much. If I still had cable I could see this being something I accidently channel surfed to and forgot to turn off down the road.

RDT: I’m a man (I think) and I don’t want this, despite the pretty good cast.

Rick: This is definitely not what I want. I also didn’t want the original version, so maybe these movies just aren’t for me.


The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Loren: I mean, obviously. LEGO is my thing. But I’m also hearing pretty great early word on this so that’s a nice incentive.

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Rick: 


 

Cold Pursuit

Loren: I thought he said he wasn’t going to do movies like this anymore.

RDT: If he doesn’t punch the snow, I’m out.

Rick: If this is half as good as the original Norwegian version (In Order of Disappearance) then I’m calling it a win. If you have to recast Stellan Skarsgard, it’s hard to go wrong with Liam Neeson.   Continue reading

Episode #157 – Are you too good for your home?!?!?!?!?

The guys are back to talk about stuff and things.

  • The Invisible Man is back! And we don’t care!
  • Pete Davidson signs on to Judd Apatow’s next flick based on the life of Pete Davidson
  • Zombieland: Double Tap poster
  • A couple Fast and Furious updates, including THE HOBBS & SHAW TRAILER!!!!
  • CBS All Access takes a Stand
  •  Twilight Zone: April Fools!!!
  • More Masked Singers!!!
  • The CW renewed….pretty much everything
  • Crisis crossover will be a lot like Crisis
  • Chucky’s coming to SyFy
  • Apple’s steaming service coming sooner than initially thought
  • Fuller House back for one last visit
  • Travelers stopped traveling
  • Wonder Woman 3 in the here and now
  • Birds of Prey first look
  • Batfleck no more
  • James Gunn may direct THE Suicide Squad
  • Blue Beetle flying solo
  • Batman Beyond and Super Pets?!?!?! animated movies rumored/confirmed

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Weekend Watch – 02/01/19


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

Miss Bala

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.


Limited Release

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