Weekend Watch – 06/09/2017

 

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 Mummy

Loren: I usually like shit like this, but this looks pretty bad. I’m with Jen. I would love a good League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie. It’s too bad this probably won’t be anything like that.

RDT: I want to see a whole movie version of the trailer Rick posted below. That being said, I’m sure I’ll see this eventually. Maybe in the theaters. Maybe.

Rick: Early reviews are not terribly kind, but I’m still curious. Even if this is completely terrible, we still got this hilarious IMAX trailer out of it:

Jen: I really want a good League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie but I think the Universal Monster Movie Extended Universe (UMM EU?) is the closest I will get. So I’m going to try and hold on to my optimism for this one.


It Comes At Night

Loren:

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Rick:

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Weekend Watch – 06/02/2017

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

Wonder Woman

Loren: I truly hope that this is the ray of light that is so desperately needed in the Murderverse. We’re going to see it tonight so check back in to the podcast this week to see how it shook out.

RDT: Guys….I think it might be pretty good…..

Rick:

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Loren: When I first got wind of this I saw the voice cast and thought, “That is going to be the most annoying movie ever”.

RDT: Ugh, apparently this is pretty good. Which is weird because it doesn’t look pretty good (sorry, I just don’t enjoy Kevin Hart). I doubt I’ll pay to see it in theaters, but might give it a whirl a few months down the road when it’s streaming.

Rick: This strikes me as something that would have worked better as an animated series rather than a feature. Not that I would watch it in either format, but there’s more room for creativity on TV.

Jen: With the word underpants in the title, I can’t imagine this won’t cause giggles for the little ones, but I’ll pass till my daughter begs me for it.


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You Got Your Ghost in My…Other Ghost? – “The Ring vs. The Grudge” Trailer

It looks like the “Famous Character vs. Other Famous Character” trend has made its way to Japan.  Although, to be fair, if you put the Godzilla franchise in the mix the Japanese have been doing it longer than anyone. Regardless, we now have another franchise mashup: The Ring vs. The Grudge (Sadako vs. Kayako).

Tallying it up, this marks the twelfth entry in both series. Considering those numbers, Sadako vs. Kayako is basically the Japanese equivalent of Freddy vs. Jason. Not sure that there was as great a demand for this pairing as the former, but just based on the sheer amount of films in each series this seems to be the next logical step. At least they haven’t set them in space. Yet…

Ringu (and its US remake) kicked off the J-Horror boom of the late 1990s/early 2000s. Of its many imitators, the original Ju-On (The Grudge) was one of the best. Do their antagonists really need to meet and throw down? I’m not sure, but it’s happening. Frankly, based on this trailer, it looks like the filmmakers didn’t skimp on what made those originals so unsettling to begin with. Give it a watch and leave your thoughts in the comments below!

*Side note – I totally want the Kitan Club edge-of-cup figures advertised at the end of the trailer.

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From Studio City,

-Rick

The King of the Monsters is Back in the Godzilla: Resurgence Trailer

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This is shaping up to be Trailer Week, which I have no quarrel with. I love me some trailers. The latest out of the gate stars Japan’s biggest movie monster: Godzilla. After a brief teaser last December, we’re finally given a look at the latest version of the famous titan. Officially titled Godzilla: Resurgence, this is Toho’s 29th film in the series and the first produced since 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars.

In a move that may come as a surprise, this latest incarnation of Godzilla will be a combination of CGI and traditional special effects techniques used for decades by Toho (read: man-in-suit). Regardless of how it’s brought to life, the new design is a nice throwback to the original 1954 version with a dash of modern menace. So many pointy teeth…

Godzilla will stomp his way into Japanese theaters on July 29th. There’s no word on a US release just yet, but the aforementioned Final Wars had a brief run stateside, so there’s hope for US kaiju fans.

Give it a look and let’s talk about the new Godzilla: Resurgence trailer.

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-Rick