Weekend Watch – 10/11/19

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

Gemini Man

Loren: I’m super curious about this and we are 100% through the uncanny valley at this point but I’m not hearing great things and can totally wait until streaming for this one.

Rick: The original script for this was uncommonly good. It deserves a quality adaptation, especially after how long it took to get produced. I had high hopes for this, but early word is that it’s kind of dismal. Makes me sad. At least we still have this awesome reel for Joe Carnahan’s unrealized version starring Clint Eastwood.

Jen: For some reason I thought this was for Netflix. Huh. I’m a Gemini Woman and even I don’t have strong feelings on seeing this movie.

AJ: Will Smith kinda needs a hit, doesn’t he? This doesn’t seem to be it, though. It looks pretty atrocious.


Addams Family

Loren: I want this to look better. I laughed at the Frogenstein’s Monster joke but that’s kinda it. With the talent involved here this should be amazing and it’s just kinda meh.

Rick: This looks sillier than I would have hoped, but the voice cast is great and I appreciate that the character design harkens back Charles Addams’ original art. Not in theaters, but definitely from my couch.

Jen: Cute. I may or may not ever see it, but I don’t feel dumber for having seen the trailer so that’s a plus.

AJ: Yeah, with Rick on this — I’ll catch this from my couch. I think it looks silly. But cute.


Parasite

Loren: Yes please. Without even watching the rest of the trailers I’m pretty sure this wins the week.

Rick:     

Jen: This looks great and the trailer pulled me right in, I can’t wait to check this one out.

AJ: Um, dare I say, that looks outstanding? You can’t ignore the over-the-top amazing reviews this film is getting. Continue reading

Episode #192 – No Time To Die In Comic Sans

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Weekend Watch – 10/04/19


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

Joker

Loren: I’ve made my case for why I don’t think this should be a Joker movie a few times now, so I won’t rehash that here. Couple that with how director Todd Philips kinda flipped out after being questioned about this movie and I think I’m out until it’s free. I do think the take that at least incels have their Superman is pretty funny but that’s about it.

RDT: My curiosity is going to get the better of me, I know it (even if I am wrong about my fan theory). So, I’ll likely be seeing this this weekend.

Rick: I read an early, non-spoiler review of this after this debuted at the Venice Film Festival. Sadly, it seems there is not, as RDT hoped, some sort of hallucination element involved (which I’d have been totally on board with). For better or worse, it’s a stab at a Joker origin tale. I’m intensely curious, but also feel like this movie doesn’t need to exist. I’ll probably wait until the end of its theatrical run to catch it on the cheap.

Jen: I feel like this is just a modern Taxi Driver, and I really didn’t like Taxi Driver (sorry) so I’m fine with skipping this one. After going through a few of the films opening this week I was depressed by the lack of female representation, so I bring you the Female Count, a count of main female characters in each film (TV is a different animal) sort of my version of the Bechdel test (which 99% of this weeks movies would fail) Female count: I’m going to say the overbearing mom and the dreamgirl next door add up to 1 fully realized character

AJ: To be totally honest, my irrational fear of clowns is going to keep me from seeing this, but I am okay with that.


Limited Release

Wrinkles the Clown

Loren: Awesome. I’ll hope that it makes a Horror Fest in the near future.

RDT: Yeah, fuck that.

Rick: I giggled with glee through that entire trailer. My only complaint is that it’s not just called Wrinkles. Shortening the title feels more effective to me. This will get my on-demand monies.

Jen: I honestly couldn’t tell if this was a documentary or mockumentary. Well done trailer. Female count: unless that clown is a woman (that would be a kick ass twist) 0

AJ: JESUS CHRIST WHO IS DOING THIS TO ME. *runs into panic room, slams door*


Wallflower

Loren: I don’t understand the point of this movie. I can’t tell if the lead is supposed to be some sort of tragic figure or the anti hero (gross) or what. Will the ravers save his soul? Who cares?

RDT: I really have no interest in this movie.

Rick: 1) Don’t try to humanize this person, even in a fictionalized interpretation of the story. 2) This movie has been sitting around since 2017, and releasing it now, or ever, feels like poor taste. 3) I already saw We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), and that was harrowing enough.

Jen: Is this crazy Incel/spree shooter/psychopath week? Is everyone trying to jump on the Joker bandwagon? Female count: well there’s the girl who orgasmed from drugs and the Asian one who does a lot of drugs so 2?

AJ: I guess we can’t avoid people – creative people – wanting to be topical, but I just can’t with this much reality. (P.S. I only say this because I had to look up the summary of this movie because that trailer explains nothing.) Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 09/27/19

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Movies

Wide Release

Abominable

Loren: I was sure that was going to look terrible and it didn’t. Now I have to rethink my whole life.

RDT: This looks pretty cute enough. Getting decent reviews, too. If it ends up on a streaming service I actually subscribe to, I’ll give it a watch.

Rick: Honestly, I was ready to write this off as some kind of Smallfoot clone (which I’m not sure anyone wants), but this actually looks good. If nothing else, I want to see that chase sequence on a big screen. The detail and physics look fantastic.

AJ: I had seen so many posters around town but somehow I’d missed the trailer til now…. That looks pretty cute, actually. I bet it’s gorgeous on a big screen. I’m pleasantly surprised and in.


Limited Release

The Lake Vampire

Loren: I thought I’d be more into that but I was kinda bored by the trailer.

RDT: I will only watch this movie from Rick’s kitchen.

Rick: Apparently this is based on a real life serial killer who drank the blood of his victims, and you can bet your sweet bippy I am here for it.

AJ: You can bet your sweet bippy I’ll ask Rick how it was after he sees it….


The Day Shall Come

Loren: This seems like one of those “right mood” comedies. Hopefully someday I’m in that mood, I’d like to want to see this.

RDT: I have no idea what to make of this movie. But good for these people!

Rick: This looks wonderfully bizarre. Not quite on the level of Sorry To Bother You, but still worth checking out.

AJ: Ok, well, first of all, I am a huge Anna Kendrick fan but who cast her in that part? Moving on, I see all the critic comments in the trailer and I guess it’s got promise but I don’t know if I’m in the mood for this comedy right now. Continue reading

Episode #190 – Begun The Streaming War Has

The Streaming War is upon us. Let the guys break it down for you with Entertainment News:

  • Aykroyd and Hudson confirmed for Ghostbusters 2020
  • Knives Out trailer
  • MoviePass may live again
  • NBC’s streaming service is called Peacock and it will reboot Saved by the Bell, Battlestar, Punky Brewster, The Office etc.
  • No confirmation of cost or if it’ll be advertiser-based, as rumored.
  • Tom Welling and Erica Durance confirmed for Crisis
  • Big Bang Theory will stream on HBO MAX
  • Netflix gets streaming rights to Seinfeld
  • Raising Dion trailer
  • GLOW renewed for 4th (and final) season
  • Disney+ Preview lays out content
  • Birds of Prey poster
  • Tony Stark might appear in Black Widow
  • Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock

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Weekend Watch – 09/20/19


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

Downton Abbey

Loren: I feel like I’m the only person who never watched this show. So why would I watch the movie?

RDT: My disinterest in the show carries over to the movie.

Rick: I have never watched an episode of this series, but I know there are legions of fans who are clamoring for more. I hope they enjoy.

Jen: Seems unlikely that *none* of us would have seen this, but there it is. Good on ya for the fans.

AJ: I just never got into this show. I may someday still – who knows. But I am sure the fans are going apeshit for this, right? Good on them. I hope it holds up to their expectations. It looks pretty good, I think.


Ad Astra

Loren: I wasn’t sure going into this that I was going to be down for it. That trailer did enough to keep me pretty invested. Count me in.

RDT: I’m totally into this. It looks like good, smart sci-fi, which we don’t get enough of. I might try to catch it this weekend.

Rick: Is this an unofficial sequel to Space Cowboys? Half-jokes aside, I’m in for this. I’m always up for what looks like smart sci-fi, even if the whole “mission went sideways/we need to send someone” trope is a bit tired.

Jen: That looks pretty solid. I’ve heard great things, including a lot of comparisons to Apocalypse Now and Blade Runner, two movies that sucked me in to their respective worlds. This feels like one to see in the theater.

AJ: Brad Pitt is having a good Summer, eh? I’m only interested in seeing this because it’s him and I’m a big fan. And I swear it’s not just because he’s pretty. Which he is. Also just curious, is he shirtless at all in this movie?


Rambo: Last Blood

Loren: I’m all set on “Angry White Man The Movie”. I have no particular love for the franchise so…

RDT: Stallone aside, this franchise followed a similar path as Rocky. Start out smart and thinky with the first one. Get caught up in the (no pun intended) over the top tone of the 80’s. Falter a bit but get back to thinky for the last couple of flicks in the franchise. Though this may not be as thinky as Balboa/Creed. All that being said, meh.

Rick: I’m a devout fan of this series, both the good (First Blood, Rambo) and the ridiculous (Part II and Rambo 3), but I’m not excited for this movie in the least. Rambo’s arc came to a fitting conclusion at the end of the last movie. After a lifetime of violence and heartbreak, he finally got to go home. Bringing him back to face off against a drug cartel, one of the laziest of tropey villians one can put in a script, screams of a lack of ideas or motivation. This is just going to be Straw Dogs/Taken cranked up to a million. It’s unnecessary and cash-grabby. I may watch it in a third run theater to see if I’m right, but it’s definitely going to be a curiosity hate-watch.

Jen: Dear Studio, If Rick doesn’t want to see your Rambo movie, maybe you need to re-think your Rambo movie.

AJ: I have never seen a Rambo movie. And so I’m not likely to see this. And Rick’s certainly not selling me on it! Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 09/13/19

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

Hustlers

Loren: I’m into it. For all the reasons you’d imagine. Sue me.

 

RDT: This is currently at 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. The trailer looks fun. And I love a good heist flick. So, yeah, I’m down.


The Goldfinch

Loren: Nah. I don’t need this one.

RDT: “Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel” don’t mean shit if your movie sucks. And, by all accounts, this sucks.


Limited Release

The Weekend

Loren: That was not a great looking trailer and the movie seems kinda low energy. I think it’s a pass from me.

RDT: Didn’t look terrible, I suppose. I mean, I did watch the WHOLE trailer. So, that’s something, right? Continue reading

Episode #188 – More Like Episode One Eighty Great… *Eye Roll*

Don’t worry the guys are back with all your entertainment and pop culture news needs! They’ve got stories like:

  • Bad Boys for Life trailer
  • Tomb Raider sequel moving forward w/Ben Wheatley directing
  • Haley Atwell joins next Mission Impossible flick
  • Tom Hanks playing both an astronaut and action figure again
  • IT supercut?
  • Hobbs and Shaw crosses $700MM
  • Big Brother renewed for season 22
  • Watchmen will premier 10/20/19
  • Will Poulter joins Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series
  • Grace & Frankie picked up for final season
  • Hulu developing Handmaid’s Tale sequel series
  • The Grisham Universe was a thing, but now isn’t
  • The Mandalorian will tease rise of the First Order
  • Peter Capaldi and Pete Davidson joining THE Suicide Squad
  • Sony says door is closed for Spidey in the MCU.

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Weekend Watch – 09/06/19

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

IT Chapter 2

Loren: I’m not hearing the most amazing stuff about this but it does appear to have some genuine creepiness to it. I’ll see it, but maybe not in the theater.

RDT: I saw the first one in the theaters, despite my non-horror-guy-ness. And I am intrigued, having read the book twice. But, I dunno. It’s just not grabbing me….. Maybe?

Rick: 1) I haven’t seen the first part. 2) I still think Pennywise’s makeup is a mistake. He looks like he’d murder you with no provication. No one, no adult, child, animal, or form of intelligent life, would go within thirty feet of this iteration of Pennywise, let alone willingly join him in the sewer when promised a balloon. The clown should look like one you’d feel comfortable hiring for your child’s birthday. It should only get terrifying when it’s too late to run. That said, I’ll probably see these eventually, but I’m waiting for the director’s cut Andy Muschietti has been promising since before the first chapter hit theaters.

Jen: I still miss Tim Curry.


Limited Release

The Last Photograph

Loren: I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to go through this type of tragedy but I also don’t need to sit through this movie to find out. I’m complicated like that.

RDT: Definitely a heartbreaking story. Not sure I’ll ever be in the right mood to watch it.

Rick: Suffering this tragedy is an unreasonable burden, but nothing about this trailer is making me think this film is worth seeing.

Jen: Oh, no. I’ve been a mom for over 5 years and I’m still not ready to watch “loss of a child” stuff. This looks like a lovely film though…


Strange But True

Loren: I’ll give this one thing, I have no idea where this is going. The problem is I only slightly want to figure it out.

RDT: Ok, I know I’m never gonna read the book it’s based on. And it’s unlikely I’ll ever see the movie. So, I read the spoilers….. Damn……

Rick: Here I was expecting some kind of half-assed Jesus movie, then suddenly gunfire and ominous music. Color me slightly intrigued.

Jen: I’m definitely curious enough to check this one out. Also, glad to see Greg Kinnear in something more up to his level. Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 8/30/19

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

Don’t Let Go

Loren: Like Jen says below, this looks like a way better version of Frequency. I’m definitely down for something that’s a little different. I’ll check this out.

RDT: Shit. That looks pretty good. Yeah, in.

Rick: Here are all my monies. Need ticket now, please, thank you.

Jen: This reminds me of a more modern, less saccharine version of Frequency and I am here for it.

AJ: What a cool premise — I am so in for that.


Saaho

Loren: The action elements were pretty over the top but still fun. That’s all I got for this.

RDT: Hi! No. Bye!

Rick: I was kind of into this until they had a romantic interlude in the trailer. Like, they stopped the trailer for a romantic mini music video. I have a feeling the movie will stop dead for this story element, too. I’m out.

Jen: That is a slick looking film. And it has all the movies in it. Too much for me, I just need one movie at a time.

AJ: What did I just watch?! I couldn’t follow that.


Before You Know It

Loren: Just a smidge too New York Indie for my personal taste, but it doesn’t look bad per se.

RDT: I was into that. I’ll keep it on the old streaming radar.

Rick: This movie feels like a lot, but it’s nice to see Judith Light again.

Jen: This music wants me to think this is late 80s Woody Allen, but the cast is good and it’s actually directed by a woman rather than a, well whatever Woody Allen is, so I’m curious.

AJ: 1000% yes. That looks like my speed.  Continue reading