Weekend Watch – 08/16/19

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

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Loren: Did the first one (that was well past its own sell by date) do well enough to warrant this?

RDT: It’s weird for me to say this about a movie in English (I assume) but….. yeah, I’m never going to watch this movie.

Rick: This…this is still a thing? Who’s clamoring for anything Angry Birds-related anymore?

Jen: Was the first one a hit? Is this the original cast? Isn’t anyone thinking about the pigs? So many questions!

AJ: Do people still play Angry Birds? I mean, I guess there’s an audience for this…..?

Josh: We did this to ourselves.


Good Boys

Loren: Look I’m not rushing out to the theater for this one but it was pretty funny. In the right mindframe I think this could be a lot of fun… from my couch.

RDT: I laughed. I did. I’ll keep an eye out for it streaming.

Rick: I enjoy the occasional raunchy comedy, but I’m kind of turned off by this.

Jen: Unlike Josh, there is no option here, I am too old for this.

AJ: I bet this was a fun one for the MPAA to work out…. I enjoy this whole idea. I admit it. I laughed my ass off with the trailer. I am also curious of America is going to show up to watch vulgar children drop f-bombs and anal beads on the big screen.

Josh: This movie looks like I’m either going to love it or come to the sad realization I am too old for this kind of humor.


47 Meters Down: Uncaged

Loren: Besides the father of them all Jaws (and Jaws III The Revenge for it’s sheer stupidity) I don’t really enjoy the killer shark movie.

RDT: Fun fact! This was originally called 48 Meters Down. That’s all I got.

Rick: Ahhh, Sharksploitation movies. I get a kick out of thee. The first movie was surprisingly decent, though I thought the ending was kind of a copout. I’ll watch this one just to see how gruesome these insufferable characters’ deaths are.

Jen: I can tell from the title this won’t be the best film ever made a number and a punctuation mark? Too much.

AJ: I won’t even watch Jaws. (Rick, I enjoy the word “Sharksploitation.”) (AJ, you should watch Jaws.)

Josh: Ok, so it’s like a psychological thriller about being trapped and running out of-oh no, it’s just a shark. Nah, I’m good. Already been done. Continue reading

Episode #184 – Taking My PTO

Once again the guys regale you with the entertainment news from the week that was. They’ve got stories like:

  • Disney scraps entire upcoming Fox Theatrical slate except for Avatar, Planet of the Apes and Fox Searchlight projects.
  • Animated Addams Family Trailer
  • Universal cancels The Hunt release
  • Paramount developing GI Joe Movie From Mission: Impossible Writers
  • Moviepass reportedly changed users passwords so they couldn’t use the service
  • Haley Atwell’s Agent Carter will appear on Agents of SHIELD season 7
  • Tina Fey/Ted Danson Mayor of LA show started as a 30 Rock spinoff
  • Colton Haynes bolts Arrow before last season
  • Disney+/Hulu/Espn+ bundle for $12.99
  • Disney+ remaking Home Alone among other properties they have acquired
  • Titans Season 2 teaser
  • Weiss and Benioff sign overall deal with Netflix
  • Disney will introduce a new “Goth Anti Princess” for Haloweentime
  •  Andy Serkis will direct Venom 2
  • Gunship has great videos and some pretty rad music

All that, the Weekly Watched, and some fairly odd tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 08/09/19

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

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

Loren: I dig it, it still looks like proper horror but done in a way that more people can enjoy it. Sign me up.

RDT: Never read the books, but this doesn’t look half bad. Horror at my speed, if you will.

Jen: Guillermo del Toro is not a bad pedigree for a horror movie. And scares without too much gore is sort of my butter zone for scary movies.

AJ: Awwww, I read these books when I was a kid. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!


Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Loren: I didn’t grow up with Dora so I have no attachment to the character, but I do appreciate that this has it’s tongue firmly planted in it’s cheek.

RDT: Is it creepy if I say this looks pretty good. I definitely won’t see it in the theaters, but I’ll check it out streaming.

Jen: A family movie?!?! I wish this came out when I was still in MA with my nieces and nephew, this looks like it would have pleased ages 5-whatever my true age is.

AJ: it’s the break-out roll Danny Trejo’s been waiting for!!! But seriously, that looks pretty adorable. If I had a kid, I’d be all in.


Brian Banks

Loren: I really do feel like these are stories that need to be told, but I’m really afraid we are just using them for financial gain and that feels really gross.

RDT: Really thought that said Briana Banks and was slightly disappointed it wasn’t.

Jen: I have conflicting feelings on this film – too much so to get into it here, but I probably won’t end up seeing it. Good to see Greg Kinnear in something not outright awful though, so good for him.

AJ: I am suffering from such a major news-fatigue right now. I don’t think I can handle this movie. It looks important and I wish it luck but I’m more in the mood to watch Pretty Woman for the 183rd time.  Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 08/02/19


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

Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw

Loren: 

 

RDT: 

AJ: I’ve only seen one Fast & Furious movie so I hope this stands alone because I totally want to see it.

Josh: This movie looks so stupid and so good. I equal parts rolled my eyes and laughed out loud. I don’t know if I’ll be able to catch this is theaters, but it looks like a good popcorn movie.


Limited Release

The Operative

Loren: That kinda felt like a TV show to me (a higher budget Homeland maybe?). I dug it but I’m not going to go search it out.

RDT: Meh

AJ: Hmmmmm…. I’m with Josh. That trailer isn’t doing anything for me. Probably something I’ll see streaming later on.

Josh: Love the cast, love a good mystery, but something about this trailer just didn’t hook me. Perhaps it’s just that I feel like I’ve seen this movie so many times before. I think this is going to be a theme this week.


The Nightingale

Loren: A revenge flick but with an 1825 Tasmanian backdrop directed by Jennifer Kent? Yeah ok.

RDT: Nope.

AJ: Is this a scary movie disguised as something else? I’m not falling for this, Jennifer Kent. I’ll keep my pants dry, thank you.

Josh: I’m excited about this because it’s from the director of Babadook, but on my free-time scale, this still falls soundly on ‘gonna wait till it’s streaming’.  Continue reading

Episode #182 – Whoa, Relax!

The guys are back after a busy post Comic Con week. They’ve got all the entertainment news that was fit to print. Stories like:

  • Regal Cinemas announces $18 a month unlimited movie plan.
  • Zombieland 2 trailer
  • Sonic delayed again to 2020
  • Rocky VII (which will not be Creed III) in the works
  • Will and Grace ending, again
  • His Dark Materials will only be 2 8-episode seasons
  • Watchmen details
  • The Continental won’t air until after John Wick 4
  • Tuca and Bertie cancelled after 1 season
  • Big Mouth renewed for 3 more seasons
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide series coming to Hulu
  • Handmaid’s Tale picked up for season 4
  • Runaways season 3 dropping in December
  • Disney+ will also be an add on for Hulu
  • The Expanse (and that hat) renewed for season 5
  • Amazon canceled a bunch of shows no one was watching
  • Apparently, Joker is really good
  • Spidey snags a bildo
  • Danai Gurira confirmed for Black Panther 2

All that, the Weekly Watched, and even some trademark tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 07/26/19

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

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Loren: I haven’t been into Tarantino since around the Kill Bill movies (they’re ripoffs, not homages, don’t @ me). I know I would enjoy Inglorious but I haven’t taken the time to sit down with it. This on the other hand very much intrigues me. I’ll give it a go at some point.

RDT: I’m not a huge Tarantino fan. I think his ego gets in the way of his talent. That being said, I have been intrigued by the trailers for this. So, I suspect, I’ll see it sooner than later.

Rick: I feel like Tarantino peaked with Inglourious Basterds, and it’s been a steady downslide since then. I’ll wind up seeing this at some point, but I’m not in a tremendous rush.

AJ: I actually got to attend an advanced screening of this one… It’s not perfect, but I enjoyed it. And I definitely laughed when no one else was laughing but oh well!

Josh: Oh boy, am I excited for this. I’m a total mark for Tarantino and this looks to be one of his best. I don’t know what else to say. Who doesn’t know about this movie? Even my mom knows.


Limited Release

The Mountain

Loren: Goldblum is so delightfully weird and now we can also add creepy.

RDT: Oh this is definitely not the movie for me.

Rick: I’m super in for this. While I love comedy Goldblum, I’m excited to see him take on a drama again. I think the last one I saw him in was Igby Goes Down back in 2002(!). Also, hats off to the choice in aspect ratio. Makes it feel like watching a home move from that period.

AJ: I don’t know that anyone loves Jeff Goldblum as much as I do but this looks a little out of my comfort zone. Maybe if it wasn’t nearly two hours long I’d brave it. But I’ll wait til it’s streaming somewhere for free to give it a looksee.

Josh: Jeff Goldblum is a goddamn treasure, but I don’t think I’ll go out of my way to watch this in theaters. On my parent scale of must see in theaters to never gonna watch, this falls right onto wait for streaming.


The Ground Beneath My Feet

Loren: Say what now?

RDT: That one woman looked like whatsherface from the CIA show and the teen show? I have a headache and am literally blanking on all of these. But I can remember Jordan Catalano(sp?).

Rick:

AJ: I looked it up — it’s from Austria. And boy does it look it. Not for me but it is getting a ton of great reviews so I’m sure it’s for many others.

Josh: 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Episode #181 – Comic Con 2019 Wrap Up

There was a metric ton of news that came out of Comic Con this year and even though Loren was sick the guys suffered through to bring it to you. You’re welcome. They’ve got stories like:

All that, the Weekly Watched, and wouldn’t you know it, tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 07/19/19


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

The Lion King

Loren: I, for one, am looking forward to this on pure nostalgia alone. Do we need it? Nope. Does it look as impactful as the original? Not really. Do I want to see it and hear this cast in these roles? Yes. Yes I do.

Rick: This is the absolute laziest of the of modern Disney remakes. It’s like Drawover: The Movie. It’s the family movie equivalent of Gus Van Sant’s Psycho. At this point I feel like Mr. Krabs is running Disney’s feature division, greenlighting anything that will stuff more cash onto its already overflowing coffers. Between that and the original writers/artists not getting credit or residuals, this whole exercise leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Besides that, the original movie ripped off Kimba The White Lion pretty much wholesale (Disney later settled out of court and quietly scrubbed any mention of Kimba from The Lion King’s special features on home video). I haven’t seen the original, and I will never see this remake.

Jen: Sure, I’m not *excited* for this, per se, but I am fine with it. I’ll probably see it eventually since the voice cast is stellar, but I’m not sure the talking “real” animals are any more effective for me that the animated ones.

AJ: I know I am the only one who is excited to hear John Oliver voice Zazu. But I am.


Limited Release

A Faithful Man

Loren: I do love Paris, but I think I’ll end up hating this movie.

Rick: I was interested for the hot second I thought it was going to be a thriller about whether the woman actually killed her baby-daddy. I got less so when it turned out to be a weird French farce. Meh.

Jen: I can’t believe I’m about to type this, but I want to see this movie. The premise is funny, the cast is great, I didn’t even mind the subtitles. I’m as surprised as you guys are, to be honest.

AJ: That critic that said “you can’t get more French than this”? I agree. Hee hee. But I kinda wanna see this, too, shockingly.


Supervized

Loren: No one needs Grumpy Old Supermen.

Rick: 

Jen: When did Tom Berenger get so old? See AJ’s note below for my additional feelings on the matter.

AJ: I think the premise is funny. And that is all I’ll say because I was taught to respect my elders. Continue reading

Episode #180 – A Disgraced Nuclear Physicist

Loren is back from assignment and talking entertainment news and pop culture with RDT. They’ve got stories like:

  • The Raid’s Joe Taslim joins Mortal Kombat reboot as Sub-Zero, movie will be R-Rated and feature fatalities.
  • New Power Rangers flick is a complete reboot
  • Hobbs and Shaw tracking somewhat low, $65MM
  • Ghostbusters reboot starts shooting
  • Space Invaders in development for some reason
  • Don Cheadle buys new boat and joins Space Jam 2
  • Sherlock Holmes 3 moving forward w/out Guy Ritchie
  • Movie Pass may finally be dead. Long live AMC Stubbs VIP.
  • Infinity Train finally coming next month
  • Warner streaming service confirmed to be called HBO MAX
  • What is Quibi?
  • Amazon picks up Paper Girls
  • “Adult” Flintstones reboot in development
  • Rise of the Resistance will open on Dec. 5th at WDW and Jan. 17 at Disneyland
  • Jon Favreau is already writing The Mandalorian season 2

All that, the Weekly Watched and of course tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 07/12/19

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

Stuber

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.


Crawl

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.


  Limited Release

Trespassers

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