Weekend Watch – 04/20/18

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

Super Troopers 2

Loren: I actually already have a ticket for this, well, I have $13 of Fandango money toward a ticket to this. Which of course in LA doesn’t actually get you a full ticket but whatever. I supported the Indiegogo for this and got all my schwag this week. I was a huge fan of the original and from what I understand that’s good news for me for this one.

RDT: I don’t have the all out love for the original some others have, but I enjoyed it. That’ll get a view for movie 2 out of me, definitely. Also, why didn’t they call it Super 2pers?????

The Lady™: Hahahahaha, yes! I’m also very excited for this. And have decided from now on I only argue in French cliches.

Jen: I cannot wait. The original is one of my all time favorite movies and the trailer leads me to believe it’ll be more of the same. Shenanigans!


I Feel Pretty

Loren: So it’s millennial Shallow Hal? I have to imagine then it’ll have the same problems. Couple that with the Schumer backlash and I think I’m out.

RDT: I’m not a Shallow Hal fan at all. This is rubbing me the same kind of wrong way.

The Lady™: Jen totally hit the nail on the head, and I 100% agree. *see below*

Jen: There are a lot of think pieces out about how this is anti-body-positivity and Amy Schumer has a lot of privilege, etc. all before anyone’s seen the actual movie. I’m really curious to check this out, I feel like it could be a very positive or very negative experience and I’m interested to see how I feel about the actual movie rather than just the trailer. Also, Aidy Bryant is the best thing ever.


Traffik

Loren: At first I thought this was going to be part of that sub genre of films, the Black Psychological Thriller. But instead it’s a modern take on the city folk in the country thriller/horror/action movie. Like a Get Out meets The Strangers meets Sons of Anarchy. I think I’m in.

RDT: An old school adult action thriller? I could see myself giving it a watch on a boring Saturday afternoon.

The Lady™: Yeah…no thank you! Racism is horrifying enough as is, I don’t need a horror movie to remind me  it can get worse.

Jen: It’s good to see Coach Tomlinson acting again. Good for him. Continue reading

Episode #115 – 2 Rock 2 Stath

Loren’s back from Texas and has resumed talking pop-culture with RDT. This week the guys are covering stories like:

  • David Leitch to direct Fast & Furious spinoff with The Rock and The Stath
  • Donnie Yen signs on to Disney’s live action Mulan remake
  • Bill Hader and James McAvoy in talks to join Jessica Chastain in the IT sequel.
  • King of Kong’s “villain” Billy Mitchell stripped of all his Donkey Kong high scores for “cheating”
  • New Incredibles 2 trailer!!!!!!
  • Also, The Meg trailer
  • Gabriel Luna is the new Terminator
  • Daniel Craig confirms Bond 25 is his next flick
  • Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser are in for the Mad About You rebootquel.
  • Bad Boys spinoff has a title – LA’s Finest
  • Roy returning to Arrow
  • HBO picked up Barry for season 2
  • New Solo Trailer
  • First look at Beast Boy, Raven, and Starfire from live action Titans
  • Dwayne ‘TR’ Johnson says Black Adam could shoot next year. It won’t.
  • Randall Park joins Aquaman in late reshoots
  • Jessica Jones renewed for season 3 at Netflix

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Weekend Watch – 04/13/18

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

Rampage

Loren: I don’t think this is going to break the video game to movie curse. I’ll catch it on basic cable in like 5 years.

RDT: I hope it’s more Jumanji than Baywatch but, even if it’s not, I’m probably going to see it anyway.

The Lady™: I’m always down for some good old fashioned summer blockbuster fun! If I hear good things I’ll see it in theaters. If not, I’ll wait for streaming, and just enjoy the fact that the Rock is incredibly charismatic.


Truth or Dare

Loren: I dig the concept and it could be fun. I’m not going to lie though, I don’t love that it’s PG-13. That takes the bite out of it a bit. Blumhouse has done great stuff though. I’m pretty torn.

RDT: Truth? I’m not going to see this movie. Dare? I dare you to get me to see this movie.

The Lady™: I imagine this is a direct sequel to Pretty Little Liars. Poor Aria, here life has been rough! I forgot to watch the last season of PLL, and I’m going to forget to watch this.


Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Loren: Nope. I’d be spending the entire movie terrified that the adorable dog is going to die. Because it’s set during the war, and death is all that war brings.

RDT: This is…. based on a true story…..I’ll pass.

The Lady™: I get that dogs are pure beings of unconditional love and dedication, but nothing about any war ever seems ripe for a cutesy take. Continue reading

Episode #113 – We Should Be Making Jurassic Park Movies

The guys are back with the week’s pop-culture news. They also saw Ready Player One and have opinions! But before that they’re covering stories like:

  • John Cena confirmed for Duke Nukem movie
  • James Wan and ‘IT’ producers are remaking The Tommyknockers
  • Colin Trevorrow Confirmed to Direct Jurassic World 3
  • More Bill & Ted 3 talk
  • Roseanne renewed for a 13 episode season 2/12
  • The Stand might be heading to CBS All Access
  • FX cancels Deadpool animated show before it even airs
  • Westworld season 2 trailer
  • One Day at a Time renewed for season 3
  • Netflix making live action Carmen Sandiego movie, Gina Rodriguez to star
  • John Mulaney’s next special to premiere on Netflix in May
  • Kurtzman to direct ST:D season 2 premiere after dissolution of The Dark Universe
  • Amazon developing an A League of Their Own show
  • Marvel bringing back the Fantastic Four comic, leading to speculation about the groups induction into the MCU
  • Pedro Pascal joins Wonder Woman 2 cast
  • Capt. Marvel brings Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, and Clark Gregg back to the MCU
  • Dark Phoenix and New Mutants delayed

All that, another big Weekly Watched, Loren starts to lose his voice,  and the rest of the usual tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 03/30/18

 

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

Ready Player One

Loren: I actually read the book that this was based on (first book I’ve read cover to cover in *redacted due to shame*) so I’m really looking forward to it. I think Spielberg is the best choice for this, it’s just too bad that they couldn’t license everything the book has in it. I kinda can’t wait to see how they pull this off because there are clearly some changes made between book and movie.

RDT: I loved the book, but haven’t been impressed with any of the marketing. I mean, I’m going to see it. I’m just not sure I’m going to like it.

The Lady™: I’m so stoked that Loren borrowed my copy of the book. We can finally sit together and shamelessly nit-pick differences between the text and film! 😀


Tyler Perry’s Acrimony

Loren: Never seen a Tyler Perry movie, don’t think I’ll start with this one.

RDT: Ditto.

The Lady™: Taraji P. Henson scares the crap out of me. This isn’t helping.


Limited Release

God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness

Loren: The last line of the song they used was “Let love explode and bring the dead to life”. Uh… what? I don’t think that’s how that works. Also, that’s pretty risqué for a God movie.

RDT: This is the 3rd one of these, right? Passed on the first two. Don’t see why I would end that streak now.

The Lady™: ZOMG I’M SO EXCITED TO NEVER SEE THIS MOVIE! YAYYYYY!!! Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 03/23/18

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

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Loren: I liked the first one but haven’t the will to see this one. Maybe streaming but who knows.

RDT: I guess the apocalypse wasn’t canceled after all. (Also, I have no desire to see this movie.)

Jen: Did we need a sequel to this? I do love John Boyega and would love to see him and Idris Elba together for real sometime, but I’m skipping this one.


Isle of Dogs

Loren: I like more Wes Anderson than I don’t. I never did see the Fantastic Mr. Fox though, so I’m not sure how I’ll feel about his stop motion stuff. I guess we’ll find out because this looks adorable.

RDT: Wes Anderson is just a hair bit too weird for me. But good for those that enjoy his stuff.

Jen: I find Wes Anderson delightful (although I could see how some find him cloying) and am 100% on board for this one.


Unsane

Loren: This is one of my secret fears. Being locked up against my will in a mental institution. It’s one of those things where I’m like, “this doesn’t actually happen to people” but like what if it does?

RDT: You’d have to be unsane not to watch this movie! (or whatever….)

Jen: To the wikipedia to find out if she’s sane or not! Continue reading

Episode #111 – This Bit Is Terrible

We know what you came here for, hot pop-culture news. And we got it for you.

  • Danny Boyle confirmed for Bond 25
  • Ridley Scott in talks to direct Queen & Country
  • Fantastic Beasts 2 trailer
  • Red Notice will release 6/12/20
  • Will & Grace picked up through 3rd season
  • Limitless cast in Murphy Brown revival
  • Magnum has his Rick in the Magnum PI revival
  • Curran Walters might be playing Jason Todd on TITANS
  • Annabella Sciorra is the big bad in Luke Cage, season 2
  • Star Wars Ep 9 starts shooting in July
  • Ava DuVernay will direct the New Gods movie for DC/WB.
  • Avengers: Infinity War trailer 2
  • No Capt. Marvel in Infinity War and maybe no Hawkeye, too???
  • Both will be in Avengers 4

All that, a HUGE Weekly Watched, and the rest of the usual tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 03/16/18

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

Tomb Raider

Loren: I had hope for this one but after that first trailer that I broke down here, my hope started dwindling. I think video game movies are a lot tougher to make than studios give credit for. There should be dozens of hours of story content in a good video game and it’s really hard to boil that down to 120 minutes. Too bad.

RDT: Reviews are pretty middling and none of the trailers have been impressive, but I have an Arclight credit burning a hole in my pocket. So, I may just check it out anyway. Or maybe I’ll see Love, Simon instead.

The Lady™: I’m stoked that we’re getting a female led, big budget action movie…I just wish I cared to see it.

Jen: The Lady speaks the truth. I especially love that they’ve toned down her sexiness a smidge so it’s about enjoying her exploits and not exploiting her body. However, I have no interest in seeing this movie.


Love, Simon

Loren: That looks like a nice version of your typical love story. I did really enjoy the coming out as straight part at the end.

RDT: A very 2018 coming of age story. I can get behind that. Maybe not in the theaters (or, maybe so in the theaters, see aforementioned credit), but definitely streaming.

The Lady™: This looks lovely! The world needs a feel good story right now. Bonus points for casting Katherine Langford as the BFF. Consider me sold.

Jen: I wish the whole trailer had been the ending – it really sold me on the premise in a way the rest of it didn’t. It feels a little too huggy-lovey and sweet for my taste, but if that gets a good coming out story to play in Peoria then I’m for it.


7 Days in Entebbe

Loren: Daniel Brühl always seems to play a conflicted bad guy, maybe it’s because he’s so good at it.

RDT: Interesting trailer, but it’s currently at 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. So, I will likely pass.

The Lady™: As much as I love a good 70s spy-esque movie, nothing about the trailer is really grabbing me. I’ll likely be skipping this one.

Jen: I’ve seen this story before in documentaries and as a feature. While the raid on Entebbe was an amazing feat, I don’t think this is bringing anything new to the table. Continue reading

Episode #109 – First Loser

The guys are back again to fill you in on all your pop-culture news from the week that was. We don’t want to lie to you guys, this is a pretty good one! We’ve got news like:

  • Wreck-It Ralph 2 teaser
  • Super Troopers 2 poster
  • Rick Famuyiwa has signed on to write and direct a film adaptation of “Black Hole”
  • Chris Hemsworth is in talks to lead the new Men in Black
  • A 9 to 5 sequel is in development
  • The Crow reboot has a release date
  • Logan’s Run remake gets a director who says he’s also writing a Star Wars movie?
  • The Six Billion Dollar Man is set for 2019 summer release
  • Jessica Alba cast in Bad Boys spinoff TV Series
  • Lady Higgins cast for Magnum reboot
  • The Magicians picked up for Season 4
  • Netflix orders weekly talk show from Hisan Minaj
  • Netflix also picks up “a new kind of vigilante superhero” flick, Past Midnight. Keanu Reeves in talks
  • Anna Kendrick Santa Claus Movie Noelle to Debut on Disney Streaming Service
  • The penultimate episode Star Wars Rebels introduces a bit of time travel; predictably, nerds lose their shit
  • Kristen Wiig being eyed for villainous role in Wonder Woman 2
  • Marvel decides to release Infinity War a week early. Has fun Twitter exchange to reveal it
  • James Gunn reveals Baby Groot is actually Groot’s son.

All that, the Weekly Watched, and one of the most tangential tangents we’ve ever had!

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Weekend Watch – 03/02/2018

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

Red Sparrow

Loren: You think she’ll be able to keep that accent up the whole time? This looks fine. Hopefully it’ll do well so we keep getting female driven action movies though.

RDT: If this leads to a Black Widow movie (and more kickass lady action stars), I’m all for it.

The Lady™: I’m going to pretend this is the Black Widow origin movie. I’m also going to pretend that J. Law and I are best friends. We both love wine, and movies, and sparkly dresses, and i could braid her hair, and she’ll take me to parties….

Jen: What Loren said.


 

Death Wish

Loren: *Sigh* ButWhy.gif This trailer tries to be more serious than the first but still this just isn’t what Death Wish is about. Sorry Bruce.

RDT:  

The Lady™: Vigilante: Senior Edition! No offence to Bruce, but isn’t he a little too old for this shit?

Jen: I hate just linking to an article, but: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-used-death-wish-to-argue-for-more-guns-in-the-wake-of-a-school-shooting

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