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: I really like both of these guys and this looks fun. Not rush out to the theater fun, but definitely sitting at home bored on a weekend fun.
Rick: I feel like someone saw Deadpool and thought “Those bits with Dopinder and Deadpool are funny. We can make a whole movie out of that.” Also, isn’t this just the comedy version of Michael Mann’s Collateral? Regardless, despite my like for both these actors, I’m kind of meh about this.
Jen: OK, this premise *seems* dumb AND overdone, but, two things 1. Kumail Nanjiani 2. That very last gag in the warehouse with the operator made me laugh out loud for a solid minute.
AJ: This just makes my whole body hurt. That looks so… stubid.
Loren: That definitely looked more serious than I thought it was going to. I can enjoy a killer animal movie from time to time but I can just about guarantee that the dog isn’t going to make it and that’s like one of my least favorite things in horror/action movies. I’ll wait until I get the go ahead from Rick to see this one.
Rick: It’s been a while since we’ve gotten a good killer gator/crock movie. Even if this is terrible, it’s sparked my desire to do killer animal double feature. So many options…
Jen: I saw this trailer in the theater, it played after all the other trailers and didn’t have the usual MPAA intro card or anything. Most of the audience, myself included, thought it was an ad or one of those “pretend movies where a phone rings and the character turns to the audience” But it was actually just one jump scare and my god was it effective. Enraging, but effective. I don’t plan to see this but kudos, Cinemark.
AJ: I got about :30 into that trailer before I had to stop. Enjoy it, braver people.
Loren: This movie has been done a million times already and probably so much better. I’m all set.
Rick: This is all pretty standard stuff as modern home invasion movies go. If this clocks in at like 80 minutes I might throw it on if I’m bored. Also, I swear that house was used in Velvet Buzzsaw.
Jen: I’m guessing AirBnB didn’t help fund this, huh?
AJ: Look, all I’m saying is, when you’re on vacation and the doorbell rings late at night and someone says DON’T OPEN THE DOOR, you DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR. Continue reading