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

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

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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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Episode #68 – Well That’s It. We Talked About TV.

This week, the guys cover some movie news and ALL THE TV NEWS!!! AGAIN!!!
Seriously though, it’s that time of year and after last weeks deep dive, the networks released a whole mess of trailer for their mediocre new shows! Yay!

  • Zac Efron will play Peg Ted Bundy
  • Mamma Mia, Here we go again
  • David Ayer signs on for Scarface
  • Angela Bassett takes over for Alec Baldwin in MI6
  • Godzilla adds a couple cast members
  • ABC trailers
  • NBC trailers
  • CBS trailers
  • Fox trailers
  • CW Trailers
  • Wonder Woman might actually be good *fingers crossed*
  • And Tom Hardy might be Eddie Brock, Mac Gargon, or Flash Thompson

All that, the Weekly Watched, and just a couple tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 05/12/2017

 

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

 

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Loren: Someday Charlie Hunnam will do something good. Today is not that day.

RDT: 23% on Rotten Tomatoes (as of right now). Seems pretty spot on to me.

Rick: Sweet Jesus, Warner Bros. Why do we need a CGI’d, tatted up, dude-bro version of Excalibur? I’m good, thanks. I’ll go back and watch John Boorman’s version instead.

Jen: We finally have the gritty reboot of the King Arthur legend we’ve all been clamoring for. Wait, you mean no one was asking for this? Then… why?


Snatched

Loren: I kinda got all I wanted from Amy Schumer’s movies in Trainwreck. Can we just get more of her TV show instead?

RDT: I wouldn’t say I’m part of the Amy Schumer backlash, per se. I just don’t find her particularly funny anymore. Nice to see Goldie Hawn working again though.

Rick: I really like Goldie Hawn, but I…I don’t know if I can make it through this one.

Jen: I feel like I should want to see this, but… meh. Maybe when it’s streaming and I’m through half a bottle of wine?


Lowriders

Loren: It’s like a Sons of Anarchy Reunion up in here. I don’t know how I feel about this movie though. It doesn’t look like it’s good enough to give you a good understanding of the subject matter. Maybe I’d just rather watch a documentary about Latino culture in East LA.

RDT: I’ve watched 8 Fast & Furious movies recently. I’m good.

Rick: While I enjoy me some Demián Bichir (The Bridge) and appreciate that the criminal aspect to the story isn’t the typical drugs/guns/murder trope, I don’t know that I’ll ever get around to this.

Jen: I am not the target audience for this one. At all. Continue reading

Episode #66 – Guardians of the Furious

You want pop culture news? Well you’ve come to the right place.

This week the guys are talking:

  • Rampage Details acquired from Rock Johnson’s Instagram
  • Kingsman 3 is already in the works, obviously
  • The Crow Reboot still isn’t happening don’t worry
  • Maybe because Karl Drogo and Will Ferrell are doing a movie together
  • Live, Die, Repeat, and Repeat. Ugh
  • Incredibles 2 gets scored up
  • Big Sick trailer
  • ABC picks up FOX’s leftovers and relaunches American Idol
  • No Malcolm Merlin next year
  • Marvel’s Runaways releases first cast photo. Original for comparison
  • Netflix renews 13 Reasons Why because of reasons
  • Guy Ritchie would do Suicide Squad 2 if someone asked him but he can’t, cool
  • Inhumans Cast Photo
  • Kevin Feige walks back the TV/movies won’t cross over talking point a bit
  • Guardians 3 in 3 years?
  • Why Doug Liman said Adieu to Gambit
  • Plus the guys saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and think you should too

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

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Let’s Talk About The New Marvel’s The Defenders Trailer

 

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Netflix and Marvel’s collaborative efforts.  I think Daredevil and Jessica Jones are some of the better shows out there right now. I love the first half of Luke Cage and thought Iron Fist was fine. So you could say I’m pretty excited to see this summer’s team up between our titular heroes (stop laughing at titular, RDT). I think we’re all hoping that The Defenders is more Daredevil and less Iron Fist and from what we see here that looks like that’ll be the case.

Originally in the comics The Defenders was a group with Doctor Strange and The Hulk at it’s core. It has had, however, a rotating cast throughout the years with members including Namor, The Silver Surfer, and Netflix mainstays Hellcat and Luke Cage. Usually it’s a team up of heroes that are known as loners and outsiders and that’s definitely what we’re getting with this incarnation. Though the comic version deals with more mystic threats, The Hand (which look to be the “big bad” of this series) is pretty mystical as far as The MCU goes. This also looks to have more of a street level vibe similar to the Marvel Knights line, than the original Defenders but hey, we weren’t getting a Defenders movie so why not use a preexisting name. It does look as though this series will be tying up all sorts of storylines from the previous five and setting up the next seasons like Jessica Jones Season 2 and hopefully a Heroes For Hire series.

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Weekend Watch – 4/28/2017

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

 

The Circle

Loren: Meh, I’m a Google guy so I’m a little over the trope of the evil tech company. Every show from Silicon Valley to Supergirl does it. I do like the cast though.

RDT: I like this cast, a lot. But holy shit does this look terrible.

Rick: I’m in for evil Tom Hanks.

Jen: I love Emma Watson and am curious enough to give this “Evil Google” a look.


How to Be a Latin Lover

Loren: This looks sooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad. Did Adam Sandler make it?

RDT: I already know how to be an Irish lover (zing!), so I’m all set. Thanks!

Rick: Nope.

Jen: I’m not sure who the target audience is for this. I’m not it.


Sleight

Loren: Does anyone want to talk about that chain Dulé Hill was wearing? I’m glad to see WWE Studios getting into other movies that don’t just have their Superstars crammed into them. This looks kinda ok I guess. Not rushing out to the theater or anything but maybe someday down the road.

RDT: It’s “Chronicle meets Iron Man!” But wouldn’t “Chronicle meets Dr. Strange” make more sense? Interesting premise, and WWE produced it…? So, I’m a little intrigued, but I’ll likely wait for streaming.

Rick: Yeah. Definitely more Doctor Strange than Iron Man. Regardless, I’m down.

Jen: I love the originality and would certainly check this out streaming down the road. If only for evil Dulé Hill. You can tell he’s evil because he has a goatee. Good Dulé Hill would never have a goatee. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About The First Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer

Regular listeners of the podcast know that RDT and I were both shocked and pleased at how much we enjoyed the first Kingsman movie. It had all the elements of a R rated James Bond Jr. with just enough kitsch and meta-ness to make it damn near perfect.

The story, if you don’t know, is that the UK has had a far more secret service than MI5 and MI6 protecting it and the world for centuries. Its positions are based on that of Arthurian lore with Arthur at the head of the Kingsmen and codenames like Lancelot and Galahad at his side. When one of the Kingsmen dies a new crop of recruits is brought in to compete to take his place. Most are ivy league students and athletes, but our hero is Eggsy (Taron Egerton), a street wise “Chav” who is also the son of a former Kingsman. What follows is your typical diamond in the rough story where Eggsy becomes the best man for the job, saves the Kingsmen, saves the world, avenges his dead mentor, and has sex with a Dutch politician in a very uncomfortable place (like the back of a Volkswagen) for saving said world. I mean this is based on a Mark Millar (Kick Ass, Wanted, The Authority) story after all.  Continue reading