Episode #80 – Amorphous In Time

RDT was under the weather this week but that won’t stop us from bringing you all your Pop Culture News needs! Rick steps in to cover and he and Loren talk a whole bunch of news.

  • Alfre Woodard joins photorealistic Lion King remake
  • Milla Jovovich is the big bad in Hellboy
  • Jennifer Garner is…. Lady Taken!
  • Terminator reboot could deal with where the look of the Terminator came from
  • Tim Miller signs up for Neuromancer
  • Katie Holmes to star in movie version of The Secret
  • Shaft re-remake will be an action-comedy?
  • Cowboy/Ninja/Viking gets a release date
  • Bad Boys 3 pulled from the schedule
  • The Munsters return?
  • HIMYM spinoff, HIMYF, back in development again for a 3rd time
  • 24, but without Jack or CTU?
  • Is King of the Hill coming back?
  • Black Lightning casts its villain and he’s a real Moby Dick-head.
  • American Crime Story: Katrina gets new source material & casting
  • HBO offers “bug bounty” payment of $250k to hacker
  • FX gives Snowfall a second season
  • Karl Urban interested in Judge Dredd TV Series
  • GLOW renewed at Netflix, but Gypsy not getting Season 2
  • David Letterman returning to TV w/6-episode Netflix show
  • Coen Bros. are bringing a Western Anthology to Netflix
  • Netflix buys Millarworld
  • Disney launching their own streaming service
  • Snapchat series going to actual TV (in other news: Snapchat produces content)
  • SeeSo is dead Long live SeeSo?
  • Robert Kirkman closes deal with Amazon
  • Wonder Woman Blu Ray details & release date
  • Criterion releasing 100 Years of Olympic Films
  • Justice League reshoots lighten tone
  • James Wan on Aquaman – “water is hard!”
  • Ryan Reynolds drops first look at Cable in Deadpool 2
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming crosses 300m domestic
  • Riz Ahmed cast in Venom playing a “famous” Spider-Man character, but NOT Carnage.
  • Silver & Black get a release date
  • Avengers 4 starts production

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Weekend Watch – 08/11/2017

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

Annabelle: Creation

Loren: I haven’t watched anything from The Conjuring-verse yet, so, this is waaaay down the list. I’m not as adamant that these movies fail (see Rick’s entry) but that’s really just because a good friend of mine is writing The Conjuring 2 spinoff The Crooked Man and I want good things for him.

RDT: Creepy doll? Yeah, I’m good.

Rick: I keep hoping for the failure of movies like these so the idea that everything needs a “Cinematic Universe” will go away. Also, go watch The Conjuring instead. It’s uniformly excellent.

Jen: How many of these creepy doll movies are there now? Whatever you just said, that’s one too many.


The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

Loren: Hey uh, good for Katherine Heigl. Maybe this is how she gets back into Hollywood’s good graces, by just using her voice.

RDT: 

Rick: I feel like this movie is a waste if it doesn’t feature some sort of kid-friendly version of “O.P.P.”. Naughty By Nature could probably use the royalty check, too.

Jen: 1. I am sure my daughter will want to see this, so I’ll report back. 2. Creepy doll? Is this in the Conjuring-verse too? 3. I can’t help but think this is a dig at Disney as the bad guy wants to build an amusement park, right?


The Glass Castle

Loren: It may not be my cup of tea, but this looks excellent. I truly hope this stays on my radar.

RDT: Given the talent involved (Please check out Short Term 12, if you haven’t. It’s so well done.), I’m definitely in for this. Maybe even in theaters.

Rick: Listen to RDT. Short Term 12 is the real deal. This also looks great, and bonus points for realistic old-age makeup on Naomi Watts. Further bonus points for Naomi Watts for showing up in a movie that actually looks to be worth seeing.

Jen: This movie looks perfectly cast and I’ve read some interviews with the woman whose memoir it’s based on and it sounds like they really captured the essence. Sounds solid, I’m surprised we’re not seeing this one in December. Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 08/04/2017

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

Detroit

Loren: How is this a story that is not more well known? This looks fantastic but I’d be lying if I didn’t only see that racist guy as the “son” that sings TLC in We’re The Millers. At any rate, in.

RDT: I know nothing of this story. The pedigree of the talent involved will definitely keep it on my radar. Maybe not in theaters, but definitely sooner than later streaming.

Rick: You put Kathryn Bigelow’s name on a movie and I’m already sold.

Jen: This is a slice of history I didn’t know much about so I’m glad it’s being highlighted with some serious talent behind it. Not exactly a popcorn movie, but I’m happy to check it out at some point.


The Dark Tower

Loren: This is just Last Action Hero under a different name. I want this to be good but I don’t have high hopes. Bummer.

RDT: I’ve read 7 of the 8 books (but only really enjoyed the first 4 and parts of the other 3 – it gets very, and needlessly, meta at one point…). Also haven’t read any of the comic books or short stories in this series (but am curious). I appreciate it’s a canonical sequel and not an adaptation. And I like, but don’t love, the casting. But, that all being said, nothing I’ve seen or read has gotten me excited for this movie. The runtime, 95 minutes, concerns me, as does the reports of production issues and extensive reshoots. That all being said, it’s still likely I’ll be seeing it this weekend. At the end of the day though, I’m thinking IT will be the better King movie of the year.

Rick: As someone who tried and failed to get into this series of novels (I love the first book, but I tapped out after the third), I’m not terribly excited about this. However, it does make my fantasy casting of Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg a reality, so it gets points for that. Also for putting Idris Elba front and center. He needs to be a bigger star than he is.

Jen: 


Wind River

Loren: I’m just glad to see Clint and Wanda going on their own adventures. This looks really solid, and I enjoyed Hell or High Water. When it hits streaming I’ll keep it in the queue.

RDT: It’s been a while since I’ve seen a really solid, adult drama (probably Hell or High Water). If reviews are good, and I have a couple hours to kill in the next week or two, and it’s playing at my local theater, I could see myself popping over there and giving it a watch.

Rick: Been waiting for this one for a while. Count me in.

Jen: From RDT’s description of a “really solid, adult drama” I thought, nope, not for me, but this trailer won me over. This looks great. Continue reading

Episode #78 – I’m Keeping This All In

This week the guys are back to talking about all the week’s news without a convention in sight! They’ve got you covered on all the news like:

  • Jared Leto tries to f*ck up another comic adaptation
  • It looks like they backed the truck up for Daniel Craig to do one last Bond flick
  • The Wick-iverse gets a Nikita like Ballerina
  • John Powell becomes the 3rd person ever to score a live-action Star Wars movie
  • James Cameron says he’ll be back for the next Terminator movies
  • Final IT trailer
  • ST:D adds a sibling contrivancy to it’s plot lines, plus Fuller’s original plan
  • No more Draco Malfoy on Team Flash
  • Remember when they said there would be no more flashbacks on Arrow? They lied
  • Mahershala Ali Will Star in True Detective Season 3… if there is one
  • John Stewart returns to stand up for HBO
  • Jennifer Aniston and Samuel L. look to return to TV
  • Matt Groening’s Disenchantment is an ‘Epic Fantasy’ for Netflix
  • Looks like the Snyders are officially out of the DCEU
  • Joey Mange won’t tell you if Deathstroke is in The Batman, even though he knows
  • Wonder Woman 2 strikes back December 2019
  • Capt. Marvel won’t grace us with her presence in Infinity War
  • Judy Greer will for Ant-Man and The Wasp however
  • Also, we got a bunch of Avengers tid bits.

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Episode #76 – You Guys Want To Go To Disneyland?

This week the guys have a TON of news coming out of Disney’s D23 Expo 2017 so they’re covering news bits like:

All that plus the guys talk Spidey Spoilers at 1:27:19 and of course all the tangents.

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Episode #74 – I Think I Can Dance Stars

More news, less not news this week. The guys get down to brass tacks (ok they tangent a bunch too) and cover items like:

  • Jake Busey is the son of Gary Busey, both in life and in The Predator
  • The Accountant 2 is moving forward
  • We come up with a way to make a decent sounding 007 shared universe
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle trailer
  • Alec Baldwin will continue to Trump up SNL
  • Kevin Bacon brings Tremors to SyFy… again
  • More Better Call Saul on it’s way
  • Disney wants to f*ck up Herbie
  • Rick and Morty are back on July 30th
  • Netflix caves and gives Sense8 a send off
  • And they also renew Dear White People for a season 2
  • Meet live action George Jetson
  • Affleck is definitely playing Batman in The Batman
  • Wonder Woman passes The Legal Proceeding domestically
  • All the reasons why we aren’t getting a Superman: Red Son movie
  • Tom Holland confirms a fun fan theory putting Spider-Man in the MCU much earlier
  • Spider-Man: Winter Formal will begin minutes after Avengers 4 ends.
  • The Inhumans trailer doesn’t look amazing
  • Deadpool 2 has started shooting, probably both film and bullets
  • Rosario Dawson is out and Alice Braga is in for New Mutants
  • Quicksilver confirmed for Dark Phoenix, maybe he’ll actually have more than one scene
  • Fox sets dates for 6 upcoming X-films, multiple projects per year

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Weekend Watch – 6/23/17

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

Transformers – The Last Knight

Loren: I don’t HATE these movies but I don’t really like them. I can’t see myself seeing this in the theater but the weird Arthurian stuff mixed with the even weirder choice of taking the best Transformer and making him the bad guy has me slightly intrigued. Streaming for sure.

RDT: Yeah. This franchise can go fuck itself.

Rick: Look, I know these movies aren’t particularly good (with the exception of Dark of the Moon. I’ll go to bat for that one.), but they play right into my sense of nostalgia. I was that kid who would rush home from school to watch the original series, and I’ve seen nearly every animated incarnation since. Transformers has gone to some weird places in the thirty-plus years it’s been around, and what Bay and Co. are introducing here isn’t entirely out of step with what’s come before. The introduction of elements from the original Transformers: The Movie and the third season of the series, along with bringing back Frank Welker as the voice of Megatron is enough to keep me engaged. So, yeah, I’m in for this.

Jen: King Arthur + Robots + Mark Wahlberg – Any integrity = ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


The Big Sick

Loren: Yeah, I’m not usually the one to rush out to see a romantic comedy in the theater but this looks really great. I like the semi-autobiographical nature of it and it actually looks funny. It deserves all the money it can get.

RDT: I love Kumail and Emily (V. Gordon – I find it difficult not to say her whole name). I regularly listened to their video game podcast back in the day and have been super stoked for this movie since it first crossed my path. I will definitely see it this weekend.

Rick: I won’t rush out to see this in theaters, but it’ll make the queue when it hits Netflix.

Jen: I think I’ve mentioned how much I love Kumail in this space before. I’ve been waiting for this since its smash premier at Sundance. The reviews are glowing and the trailer is funny. The hubby and I may even get a babysitter to make this a night out.


The Beguiled

Loren: That certainly takes a turn doesn’t it? I was all prepared to be like, “well, that’s definitely a movie with some actors we know” but then there’s the poisoning and the unwilling amputation. I may not see it, but at least it’s something against the grain.

RDT: Didn’t see that coming, that’s for sure. I was going to say it sure does look different, but then I saw Rick’s comment mentioning it was a remake. So, yeah. Regardless, it’s likely not for me.

(They cut his dick off, don’t they?)

Rick: I’m usually not one for remakes (the original 1971 version stars Clint Eastwood and was directed by Don Siegel), but this looks so artfully done I can’t help but to want to rush out and see it.

Jen: I’ve never seen the original but this trailer sure peaked my interest. I don’t think I’ll make it to the theater to see it, but if reviews are good, I’ll seek it out on streaming down the line.


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Episode #72 – Just… So Much About The Dark Universe

The guys have you covered on all the week’s pop culture news, and more than you probably cared about Universal’s Dark Universe!

They’re talking stories like: 

  • The real named Rawson Thurber might be helming a Cannonball Run reboot
  • Flatliners gets rebooted for some reason
  • Tom Cruise Control (YES!) on The Mummy might be what hurt it
  • Bumblebee ’84
  • Michelle Monaghan back for MI:6
  • More info about the Wick-i-verse!
  • Actual IRL friend Mike Van Waes is writing the Conjuring spinoff The Crooked Man
  • Kevin Smith begins shooting a movie no one will care about
  • Ducktales reboot opening
  • Kimmy Schmidt gets a Season 4
  • GLOW might actually be good. Brandon over at UPROXX sure thinks so!
  • Apple gets into the Netflix game
  • A brief E3 roundup including Spider-Man, The Switch, Anthem, and Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • Danny Elfman takes over Justice League duties after Junkie XL is sent away
  • Could John Lithgow have been the Joker?
  • An actual TON of Dark Phoenix bits
  • Amy Pascale says the Spider-verse will connect to the MCU, Kevin Feige is all ?????
  • Infinity War has a scene with 30+ characters in it, but probably not Coulson

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Let’s Talk About The First Black Panther Teaser Trailer!

Guys. I don’t want to alarm any of you, but I’m pretty excited about this movie. And not just to see Bilbo and Golem talking to each other. I’m actually most excited because I don’t really know much about the Black Panther mythos. I know the basics: King of a hidden African country that is way more technologically advanced than they let on, the Panther is a mantle passed down generationally, Wakanda is the only place to acquire Vibranium (the metal Captain America’s shield is made from), T’Challa is a disputed king as far as some are concerned, and he married Storm from the X-Men for a while (I’m pretty positive this will not be in the movie…. ever). But other than that, I don’t really know anything about the characters and their motivations, which is actually super refreshing. My one fear though is I didn’t know a ton about Doctor Strange besides the superficial and was hoping his movie would dive more into the character and it didn’t really.

Without much more to go on I think it’s time. So  Let’s Talk About The First Black Panther Teaser Trailer:  Continue reading

Episode #70 – What A Wondrous Woman

This week the guys talk Wonder Woman and whether it’s good or not, spoilers, it’s pretty good. Speaking of spoilers they go full spoilers on Wonder Woman at 54:06 and Master of None at 01:26:42. Besides that, Loren and RDT talk news bits like:

  • Top Gun 2: Topper Gun
  • The Pre-Dator wraps production
  • Neill Blomkamp opens his own studio, wants to make a movie in the District 9-iverse
  • Bradley Whitford might be playing Gamera but probably not
  • Will Desmond be the constant for the Inhumans
  • Reign cast for Supergirl season 3
  • Manu Bennett joins the group of people that like money, wants a Deathstroke show
  • The Flash goes up against the Fastest Brain Alive
  • More FP for Riverdale season 2 and it may be a dark and weird trip
  • Animaniacs gets a reboot but Tales From The Crypt does not
  • Sin City: Very Funny
  • Netflix cancels Sense 8 and gets all the shit for it
  • Josh Gad is up to his old tricks again
  • Both Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins confirmed for Wonder Woman 2
  • Sony keeps trying to f*ck up the Spider-verse

All that, the Weekly Watched, and all the usual tangents.

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