Weekend Watch – 8/10/18

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

The Meg

Loren: Fine whatever, but how come it keeps changing size? Sometimes it’s a really big shark and sometimes it’s the size of like 3 submarines. Make up your mind.

RDT: This movie looks absolutely ridiculous. In.

Rick: If Statham doesn’t punch a shark I’m going to be disappointed.

Jen: Meg Griffin gif


Slender Man

Loren: We’ve gotten to the point where they make movies about Creepy Pasta. See ya later world, I’m out.

RDT: Wow. If Rick’s not into it, I sure as hell ain’t gonna watch it.

Rick: Snore. I’m with Jen on this one.

Jen: Meh. I’d rather re-watch Beware the Slenderman, the HBO doc. It is far creepier.


BlacKkKlansman

Loren: Oh yes. This looks fantastic, and I’m not usually a Spike Lee guy.

RDT: People are saying this could be Spike Lee’s best film ever. So, yeah, in (eventually).

Rick: Early reviews are putting this on par with Do the Right Thing. Absolutely in.

Jen: Yep, the pedigree is strong, the politics are relevant, and I laughed. In.


Dog Days

Loren: Is this supposed to be like New Years Eve but for dogs? I mean dogs are super cute and all but I don’t think I’d waste my time on this movie. I’d rather just go to @dog_rates instead.

RDT: Well doesn’t this just look like a terrible movie. Yes it does! Yes it does!

Rick: Look, I love dogs as much as the next person, but this might be the most generic movie to ever movie. Pass.

Jen: Did Garry Marshall come back from the dead to direct one more movie? (Damn, Jen, that’s cold…. –RDT)

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Episode #131 – Apparently, The Shining IS Farts.

As our hot-as-balls summer continues, the guys return to jump in the pop culture pool.

  • Rebecca Ferguson joins the MiB reboot
  • Rebecca Ferguson joins Dr. Sleep
  • Rebecca Ferguson, as of right now, will not be joining the McDonald’s/Monopoly scam movie
  • Halloween is rated R
  • Die Hard: Year One is dumb
  • Star Trek: TNG: TNG?
  • 24×2=48
  • Simpsons will stay on Fox (for now)
  • VP Data
  • AHS: 10
  • Chris Rock going to Fargo
  • ALF and Facts of Life rebooted?
  • Daredevil season 3 coming sooner than expected
  • From His Nap starts production
  • No Orig Trig on the Disney streaming service for a while
  • The Joker movie is definitely happening, and we have some casting updates
  • Black Adam will shoot next year (no it won’t)
  • Zack Snyder still doesn’t get Batman
  • Kraven coming to cinemas, but not coming for Spider-Man
  • Venom trailer
  • James Gunn still out of a job

All that, what we watched and the usual tangents.

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Go Joe! Rebooting the GI-Joe Franchise.

If you’re a regular listener, you may know there are plans afoot to reboot the GI Joe franchise. Before Hasbro and Hollywood fuck it up though, I thought I’d take a crack at it first.

My GI Joe movie gets to the core of the (1980’s) premise. No pseudo-Iron Man suits. No Marlon Wayans. And, perhaps regretfully, no Rock. Inspired by the original 1983 mini-series, this would be a wall-to-wall action flick.

Representing the best of each military branch, GI Joe is an elite squad tasked with the most difficult of missions. Cobra works from the shadows. The less known they are, the more effective they can be.

The plot is simple. Cobra is an underground terrorist group financed by Tomax & Xamot’s Extensive Enterprises. They’ve stolen an advanced military weapons satellite. The US government, fearing public outcry, tasks General Hawk with recruiting a small team to go in and recover it, hopefully taking down Cobra along the way.

Let’s talk casting.

The Joes:

 

 

 

 

 

Gung-Ho – Michael Rooker

 

 

 

 

 

 

RoadBlock – Mike Colter

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Jaye -Zoey Saldana

 

 

 

 

 

Scarlett – Jessica Chastain

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snake Eyes – Stunt guy (no flashbacks, never seen with his mask off, no talking)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duke – Chris Pine

 

 

 

 

 

General Hawk – Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Cobra:

 

 

 

 

Tomax/Xamot – Armie Hammer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zartan – Joel Edgerton

 

 

 

 

 

Zarana – Isla Fisher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baroness – Haley Atwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Destro – Idris Elba

 

 

 

 

Storm Shadow – Jay Chou

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Mindbender – Ben Kingsley

 

 

 

 

 

Cobra Commander – Ben Mendelsohn

Director: Fuck it, James Gunn. I think he’d really nail the tone, have some fun with it.

So there you go, Joe!

Thoughts?

From Culver City,

–RDT

Episode #129 – We’ll get there, but first, some trailers!

Do you guys like trailers? Cause, boy do we have some trailers for you if you do. (Thanks, Comicon!) But first, the news.

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Episode #127 – Parabellum

We’re back this week talking, oh, umm, pop culture!

  • The Gosling in Top Gun 2 has been cast, sadly.
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 will not be called John Wick: Chapter 3
  • Shaw gets a sister, and Hobbs and Shaw get a villain.
  • The 80’s are back again, again!, with remakes of Child’s Play and Firestarter in development.
  • Timeless has run out of…..chances.
  • Titans will be dark and Crazy Jane will be….crazy.
  • Alien tv show won’t feature actual aliens.
  • Star Wars Episode IX: Felicity Reference
  • Is Zack Snyder putting together his own Snyder Cut to Justice League? Probably not.
  • Birds of Prey, or some other DCEU lady movie, starts shooting in January?
  • Nicolas Cage is…..Spider-Man…..(Noir)
  • Capt. Marvel has wrapped, for now.
  • Avengers 4 title revealed? Maybe?
  • All that, what we watched and the usual tangents.

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Episode #125 – You Sound Like You’re from London!

Find out what bildos are, plus what’s going in the world of pop culture.

  • Disney heads to the ATM to buy Comcast
  • AMC v. Moviepass
  • Get Out 2: Get Outer
  • Creed II trailer
  • Buh bye Roseanne, long live The Conners
  • Timeless is out of time, again.
  • Dear White People and Man in the High Castle both renewed
  • Amazon gets Invincible
  • Child’s Play: The Series?
  • ALL STAR WARS MOVIES ARE ON HOLD!!!!! (no they’re not)
  • Dumb fans want to remake The Last Jedi.
  • Silk getting her own movie….?
  • Spider-Man will not be going to a winter formal
  • When do a bunch of MCU movies take place?
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp is….. pretty good.

All that, what we watched and the usual tangents.

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Episode #123 – Pulling It Out of The Butt.

We’re back again this week talking all things pop culture.

  • New Halloween 2 is not called Halloween 2 because there already was a Halloween 2 but that doesn’t matter anymore. Anyway, here’s the trailer.
  • Bumblebee trailer looks…..goooood……?
  • A Star is Born trailer
  • First Man trailer (is really boring)
  • Iceman and Kenny Loggins return
  • John Lasseter leaving Disney
  • Ryan Reynolds heads to the Bermuda Triangle
  • Matthew Vaughn rebooting Kick-Ass and expanding the Kingsman universe
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor is not in IT: Chapter 2
  • T6 aka the new T3 to have CG John Connor and T-800
  • Goodbye Wally West, we hardly knew you
  • Atlanta, season 3
  • Game of Thrones gotta go back in time
  • Peter Jackson, for once, not returning to Middle Earth
  • Some pointless Defenders tidbits
  • A bunch of video game news (more coming next week)
  • Peter Jackson, also, not going to DC
  • Batman and Suicide Squad 2 rumors (that are all likely bullshit)
  • We’re getting another Joker movie (no we’re not)
  • The DC Universe to launch in August
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse trailer
  • Ant-Man & The Wasp character posters

All that, what we watched and the usual tangents.

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Episode #121 – I respectfully disagree…

We’re back, talking Solo (spoilers @ 01:17:20) and all the other pop culture news worth mentioning.

  • Comcast has a lot of cash to burn….
  • Transformers 7 pulled from the schedule
  • MIVB synopsis and casting
  • Mowgli trailer
  • Hotel Artemis – Red Band Trailer
  • Chris Pine is not Ben Hanscomb
  • LA to Vegas the last of the network bloodbath?
  • More Krypton and Baskets on the way
  • Watchmen the series will not end with a giant vagina monster
  • Expanse officially revived
  • Hanna and her parents?
  • Ryan Reynolds and 5 other dudes are Batman
  • Thanks, Obama Productions
  • SHAZAM revealed… again, but it’s official this time, except it’s not because Zach Levi pulled it down.
  • Boba Fett news and Solo thoughts (again spoilers @ 01:17:20)

All that, what we watched and the usual tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 5/18/18


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

Deadpool 2

Loren: 

RDT: Aroused Ryan Reynolds GIF

The Lady™: 

Jen: Oh That'S Good Ryan Reynolds GIF by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


Book Club

Loren: Can we please stop giving this Twilight fanfic credit?

RDT: I am, 100%, so not the audience for this movie.

The Lady™: 

Jen: Confused Mary Steenburgen GIF by The Last Man On Earth


Show Dogs

Loren: Woof. AMIRITE!?!? So this is the bastard child of Look Who’s Talking Now and Miss Congeniality? The hardest of passes.

RDT: It’s like Turner and Hooch, if Turner and Hooch were an absolutely terrible movie.

The Lady™: Holy terrible CGI, Batman!!

Jen: Me: No Way Dog GIF

My four-year-old: Happy Dog GIF

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Episode #119 – It’s a TV Bloodbath

Wrap yourselves in plastic because it’s a Dexter-level bloodbath as the guys cover all the cancellations that hit last week, plus tackle a little movie et al news, too. 

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 starts, ahem, shooting
  • Bill & Ted will Face the Music one more time
  • The Irishman is challenging
  • Snake Eyes flying solo
  • Everything was cancelled. You don’t have to watch tv anymore. 
  • Cobra Kai will continue to do and not die. 
  • Joel McHale sticking around Netflix for a little longer, kind of
  • Arrested Development, season 5 trailer
  • Peter Jackson may return to the well that is Mt. Doom
  • Star Wars tv show gets a timeline
  • Ron Howard shot second
  • Solo may actually be pretty good
  • Or Peter Jackson goes to the dry well that is DC
  • Avengers still making all the money

All that, plus the usual tangents. 

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