Episode #207 – BarthaMania!!!

As the guys celebrate BarthaMania, the run through all the pop culture news of the week.

  • The Fox has been extricated from the (Disney) hen house.
  • National Treasure 3….!…..?
  • Bad Boys 4…..?
  • Oscar Isaac getting his Ex Machina on again kind of
  • All the Peacock details
  • No more Apu for Hank Azaria
  • Superman and Lois. the series
  • Better Call Saul before it’s too late!
  • No Watchmen season 2…..yet
  • Mindhunter isn’t cancelled, but it is
  • And so is Veronica Mars
  • A bunch of people will be in the Lord of the Rings show
  • Jeff Goldblum will continue
  • Episode IX could’ve been….good…..?
  • Taika in talks to direct a Star Wars movie
  • Green Lantern show will feature Green Lanterns
  • Morbius Trailer
  • Black Widow Trailer 2

All that, what we watched and a few tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 01/17/20


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

Bad Boys For Life

Loren: I’m kinda sorta intrigued by this. I love the first one but loathe the second. Maybe this will be somewhere in the middle? Look I’m not going to pay money to see this but I will see it.

Rick: This can’t be good, can it? *checks internets* Critics at 80% on Rotten Tomatoes?! Regardless, I don’t know how many people are clamoring for this 17 years too late sequel. This will get a curiosity watch in a third-run theater or from my couch.

Jen: It would be hard for me to care less about this film.

AJ: Ugh. No. Will Smith is really trying to land a hit, isn’t he? Those massive box office Fourth-of-July-like releases are so far in the past…. P.S. Did you know they are making a Bright sequel? Dear God.


Dolittle

Loren: Ha! No.

Rick: RDJ must be buying boats for his kids. I can’t imagine there was any other reason he’d show up in this.

Jen: Gosh, this looks awful. But I’ll take this opportunity to share this with all our fine readers: https://www.indy100.com/article/doctor-doolittle-seal-scene-video-rex-harrison-9108901

AJ: At present, this movie is rated lower than CATS on Rotten Tomatoes. I mean, Vulture called it “anti-cinema.” OUCH. If you really want to absorb some great criticism, read Manohla Dargis’ review for the New York Times.


Limited Release

Weathering With You

Loren: Wow that looks so impressive. It’s not my usual forté but I might give this and the duo’s other film Your Name a double feature at some point.

Rick: I saw this during its Academy Awards qualifying run a few months ago. Makoto Shinkai and Genki Kawamura had a daunting task following up their previous film, Your Name, which set box office records in Japan and is widely considered a modern masterpiece. Weathering With You has surpassed it at the box office but, apart from the incredible artistic detail, solid characters, and strong emotional core, the film falls short for me. The storytelling is a little one-sided (not enough time is spent with the female lead), and there are a lot of big, interesting ideas that aren’t fully explored. The movie would benefit from either being longer or fleshed out in a multi-episode OVA. I would still recommend seeing it, however. It is stunningly animated, rife with detail and, even with its shortcomings, is bound to have you tearing up by the time the credits roll.

Jen: My dad’s gonna love that.

AJ: Rick applied a lot of thought to his critique here so I will defer to him. This is so not my space.


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Episode #206 – In Which We Discuss What Car We’d Buy

The guys are really tangenting this week and it’s delightful. They are also talking stories like:

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

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Weekend Watch – 1/10/20

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

Underwater

Loren: Yeah no. Underwater Aliens is still just a bad version of underwater Aliens. Also, I thought we were done with TJ Miller.

RDT: Well, it sure is January at the theaters. I think I’ll just watch The Abyss again.

Rick: And the laziest title of the year award goes to…Also, lazy concept and it loses further points for casting T.J. Miller. I love me some underwater horror, but I’d rather rewatch Leviathan or Deep Star Six.

Jen: Ugh, I want to like this, like Rick, I love me some underwater horror, but this just feels like everything that came before it and TJ Miller playing himself is more of a turn off that I thought it might be.

AJ: So TJ Miller is still getting work, eh? Way to send the right message, Hollywood. 🙄 (I mean, at least take him off the billing, guys.) I otherwise find the cast kind of interesting here. You’ve got a lot of cerebral types in an action flick. I love John Gallagher Jr. and I was reborn a Kristen Stewrt fan because she was the shining star in that horrid Charlie’s Angels reboot. But at the end of the day, it looks scary and I am a pansy.


Like A Boss

Loren: I want better for Rose Byrne. Especially if she has to work with the female Kevin Hart.

RDT: I like Rose Byrne. That’s it. Nothing else.

Rick:

Jen: I feel like we’re close to something here.  Trying for a Girls Trip/Bridesmaids vibe but just a swing and a miss. Better luck next time Rose Byrne.

AJ: This looks so horrible. Just horrible. Please do not spend your hard-earned income on this. Go see some bad-ass indie flick directed by an up and coming female filmmaker. That’s my advice. Go watch The Farewell if you haven’t seen it yet. It’s cheap to rent on Amazon Prime.


Limited Release

Three Christs

Loren: That seems like too many Christs but what do I know.

RDT: I don’t understand how a movie with this cast that looks this good is basically dumped in January. It this just a really good trailer???

Rick: Here are my monies. Also, I’ll take large quantities of whatever Richard Gere is using to maintain his handsomeness.

Jen: Wow, that looks fantastic. Why is this coming out in January and not December, what am I missing?

AJ: Holy shit, what is this cast?! I am so in for this. And why am I only hearing about this January 10 release now (writing this on January 8)?! Continue reading

Episode #205 – Boobs, Bumblebees and Bad Guys

Klingon boobs return as the guys talk all things pop culture.

  • New, old, Star Trek news?
  • Uncharted will remain uncharted
  • We’ll need to wait more than 48 hours for the next 48 Hours movie
  • Quiet Place 2 trailer
  • Twilight of the Mallrats
  • Young Skywalker (and Organa)?
  • Rebels 2?
  • Clone Wars 7
  • The Batman begins….shooting
  • No reshoots for New Mutants
  • Dr. Strange, not Dr. Scary
  • WandaVision 2020

All that, what we watched and a few tangents.

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