Weekend Watch – 7/14/17

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

War for the Planet of the Apes

Loren: The first of these movies made me very uncomfortable with all the Malfoy abusing ape parts. I have yet to bother with the sequel so the same will probably hold true for this one.

RDT: Well damn, I guess I’m the outlier this week. I really liked the first two. So count me in for the 3rd, and final (nobody believes that, right?), film in this trilogy.

Rick: I can’t bring myself to care about this prequel story arc. I feel like it’s more interesting not knowing how it all happened. Also, spoiler alert from 1963: The apes win.

Jen: Dammit Dicky-Dick! Well I’m out now. Kidding… although I have seen all the original Apes films, I’ve not seen any of this new series and I’m sort of OK with it.


Wish Upon

Loren: It’s good to see that Barb is still a killjoy that presumably gets what she deserves. In this case what she deserves is being in this standard ass looking fable.

RDT: Horror. Not my thing.

Rick: So, it’s “The Monkey’s Paw” shoved into a Hellraiser-esque mechanical box. It’s not the worst idea, though it has the same look of nearly every lower budget studio horror movie that’s come out in the last decade. Maybe once it hits home video.

Jen: Meh, it sure is a horror movie.


Battle Scars (Limited)

Loren: War movies are not my thing. I like my violence less realistic and hopefully involving Nicholas Cage.

RDT: Not gonna lie, for the first 30 seconds of that trailer, I thought it was a documentary. When I saw the lap dance I was like “Damn, they really got personal.” Then I saw the JAG guy and was like “Oh. I’m an idiot.” As to the quality of the film, doesn’t look ½ bad. Maybe…?

Rick: No. I think I’m good.

Jen: Meh, it sure is a war movie.


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Episode #75 – Why are they always reporters?

Pop culture news and pop culture tangents. That’s what we do here.

  • Frozen 2: The Frozening starts recording.
  • Incredibles 2: The….Incredibling releases some art that causes a lot of conjecture.
  • Gemini Man casting, director and release date confirmed.
  • Spawn reboot far from confirmed.
  • We fire Colin Trevorrow from Star Wars Episode 9.
  • John Cho has some demons.
  • Supergirl gets a new mom.
  • The Flash gets a new writer.
  • Mayans MC get (re)shot.
  • Hulu gets HBO and Cinemax.
  • The Umbrella Academy heads to Netflix.
  • Castlevania picked up.
  • The Batman cinematic universe.
  • Alternate Batman gets animated.
  • Weird Luke Cage season 2 casting.
  • Capt. Marvel to get Fury.
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp get Park.
  • Spidey makes lots of money.

All that and all the tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 7/7/17

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

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Loren:  happy dancing spider man GIF

RDT: It’s good. Not perfect. But still, really, really good.

Rick:

 

 

 

 

 

Jen:  wtf marvel comics nerd spider man GIF


A Ghost Story

Loren: “A meditative poem about the enormity of time.” K.

RDT: Ok, that looks terrible, pretentious as fuck. But I’m still kinda curious. The whole ghost thing is weird. So, I’ll likely check it out streaming.

Rick: In.

Jen:  its the great pumpkin charlie brown halloween costumes oh good grief GIF


Do You Take This Man (Limited)

Loren: I don’t know you guys, that looks pretty gay. And also a pretty wonderful character piece. I don’t know that I’ll see it but I bet it’s pretty good.

RDT: I dunno, other than the gay aspect of it, it looks like a fairly standard story. I like the cast though. So, I may check it out eventually.

Rick: What RDT said, though I’m not sure I’ll ever get around to it.

Jen: This feels like one of those “West Side” stories of affluent LA-ites that live a life so different from me as to be unrecognizable as co-habitants of the same city. But, Mackenzie Astin. So, toss up?


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Episode #73 – Buttface and Trucknuts

Keeping the tangents to a minimum (you’re welcome, Dave), the guys jump right into the news.

  • All’s quiet in the Star Wars universe…….
  • Transformers 5: The Merlin One underperforming.
  • The Dark Tower is a sequel.
  • IT is rated R.
  • Jurassic World will be a Fallen Kingdom.
  • Pitch Perfect With a Vengeance trailer.
  • And you get a star and you get a star and you get a star! 
  • Downward Dog put down.
  • ST:D gonna shake things up. 
  • Who Watches the Watchmen? We do. On HBO!
  • As predicted, John Oliver gets sued. 
  • George RR Martin coming to TV, this time sans dragons. 
  • Rocco’s (more) Modern Life.
  • Wet Hot American Summer with a Vengeance trailer
  • GirlBoss looking for work. 
  • Will Lord & Miller return to the Speed Force?
  • Lots of Spidey news that I’m too lazy to type out. 
  • Fantastic Four Kids. 

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Weekend Watch – 6/16/17

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

Cars 3

Loren: The trailers are kinda dark and ominous for a Pixar movie. Even if it’s as “adult” as Toy Story 3, I have no attachment to these characters and see this franchise as a cash grab.

RDT: This looks kinda dark for a Pixar movie. Regardless, I only saw the first one and have no desire to revisit the Cars-verse.

Rick: This is one of the few Pixar outings that I can’t bring myself to care about.

Jen: Well this certainly looks better than the Cars 2, but that’s not saying too much. I’m really unsure what the message is here? Is it about aging? Second chances? Believing in yourself? Not selling out? Selling out? The idea that Lightning McQueen would be put off by stuff with his image on it when I see at least four Lightning McQueen backpacks at preschool every day strikes me as, dare I say, ironic? So, probably a no.


Rough Night

Loren: One of the movies I hate the most in this world is Very Bad Things. It’s awful. This looks to be that but with ladies. Maybe this can replace that horrendous movie in my brain, but I’d have to actually see it to make that happen.

RDT: I like the cast, but that’s about it. I’m sure I’ll give it a watch once it hits the stream.

Rick: Meh. Looks like the original title (Rock That Body ) was dropped in favor of something more generic. And is it me or does Jillian Bell play the same character in everything she’s cast in?

Jen: Those who know me, know I love a wild girls-night-out. It feels like this could have been a fun female The Hangover. Instead it looks like an un-fun female Very Bad Things. Maybe buzz and reviews will prove me wrong and I’ll check it out, but likely I’ll just have my own actual night out instead of watching theirs.


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Episode #71 – Journey to the Mystical Island

We’re back on the pop culture train this week. Starting with some sad news….

  • Adam West has passed away.
  • Nobody here likes The Mummy, but we’re still getting more of this Dark Universe.
  • We’re Mary Poppins y’all!
  • Snoke gets some guards who look pretty badass.
  • Ivan Reitman thinks we’ll get more Ghostbusters.
  • Melissa McCarthy is Margie Claus.
  • Tomb Raider wrapped.
  • First trailer for Coco, Pixar’s new movie.
  • Tom Hardy should NOT be Jafar.
  • Ward is still dead.
  • But Alias could maybe be resurrected.
  • 24 canceled and talks of more, different, 24 continue.
  • Legends of…Isis…?
  • Westworld inspiration.
  • Cowboy Bebop, but no Rocksteady, going live!
  • Sense8 will not come back.
  • Justice League reshoots begin.
  • Warner Bros. are (still) clueless abut Wonder Woman.
  • Dani Moonstar cast.
  • A couple high profile actresses probably won’t be in the next X-flick.
  • Black Panther poster and teaser released.

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

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Episode #69.2 – Dudes!

Since this week’s episode went super long (which is saying a lot for us), we cut a bunch out. But some of that bunch was not half bad. So, we thought we’d drop it here for a bonus episode. You won’t find it on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever fake podcast app name I come up with next. Only here on the site. Give it a listen. Or ignore it. Whatever. You’re an adult.

 

Episode #69 – Women Be Shoppin’!

It’s a slow news week. So it’s pretty much all tangents!

  • Top Gun 2 “definitely happening”
  • Tom Holland is Nathan Drake….?
  • More like Alien: Covenope
  • Fantastic Beasts 2 will have a script!
  • SNL loses another cast member.
  • The creator and stars of Hannibal up for more Hannibal.
  • Floriana Lima won’t be around as much for Supergirl season 3
  • Stephen Amell, Arrow Ninja Warrior
  • Lois & Clark reboot? No.
  • Hanna: The Series
  • Ellen, stand up!
  • Ride some Guardians (and whatever else Marvel/Disney may have planned).
  • Zack Snyder deals with a tragedy as Joss Whedon steps in to help.
  • Justice League Dark loses its director, again.
  • The Flash script is done, and good, and The Batman will face some villains.
  • Deadpool gets a new villain to face.
  • New Mutants will be scary.
  • Silver and Gold Black.
  • James Gunn holsters his Guardians 3 plans (for now) while Guardians 2 outgrosses Guardians 1.

All that, the Weekly Watched, and all the tangents. Like, all of them.

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Weekend Watch – 5/26/17

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

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Loren: I was totally into this as the Pirates movies have been a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine (except for that abysmal 4th movie), but the critics have not been kind. I may check it out for myself this weekend.

RDT: Capt. Jack Sparrow works best as a side character, sparingly, not as a lead. I am 100% out of this franchise.

Rick: Despite having avoided the last one like the plague, I’m mildly interested in this. Bringing the original cast back together is probably the best thing they could have done with this series. I mean, apart from giving less screen time to Johnny Depp. Adding Javier Bardem as the villain is just enough to entice me into watching. Probably from my couch, though.

Jen: This does not look as bad as the previous to outings, which, to be fair, I have not seen. It feels like there’s a lot going on at this point in the franchise and I’m too lazy to even look up the Wikipedia summary to see where we left off. I’m out but only due to laziness.


Baywatch

Loren: And yet on this one I’ve been kinda out on since the first trailer. It’s weird I love the cast, and thought the Jump St. movies were a ton of fun, but this does nothing for me. I’ll check it out streaming/Redbox down the road.

RDT: I know the reviews aren’t great, but I kinda don’t care. It looks funny enough. I could see myself catching it on an upcoming Saturday afternoon.

Rick: I’m sure this leans way more terrible than good, but it looks just silly and self-aware enough that I can tune out and enjoy how ridiculous it is.

Jen: I agree with all of the above. This is likely silly, but the cast is so charming and aware of their own silliness and that may just carry it.


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Weekend Watch – 5/19/17

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

Alien: Covenant

Loren: Apparently I actually need to see Prometheus first, which I still haven’t done. Watching that trailer I was thinking oh this actually looks pretty ok, until that shower scene. Then I was like nah, I’m just going to go watch the original Alien instead.

RDT: Post-Prometheus (a gorgeous piece-of-shit of a movie), I have little to no desire to see this. Idle curiosity and an eventual boring Saturday afternoon will get me to see it, but that is months away and on some kind of streaming service.

Rick: You’ve done it, Hollywood. You made an Alien movie that is actually an Alien rip-off. That’s…that’s amazing. Also, you made this instead of the far more interesting Neill Blomkamp-shepparded sequel to Aliens (1986), which had both James Cameron and Sigourney Weaver’s endorsement. This movie is literally why we can’t have nice things.

Jen: I was good at Aliens. I don’t really need anymore of these movies. Thanks, though.


Everything, Everything

Loren: Didn’t we already do this movie? Isn’t this just a gender swapped The Fault in Our Mars?

RDT: I am not the audience for this movie. (Rick wins, by the way…)

Rick: I prefer the title The Fault in Our SARS. This might be wonderfully sappy for the right crowd, but all I could think of while I watched the trailer was this scene from the Jake Gyllenhaal classic, Bubble Boy jake gyllenhaal bubble boy GIF

Jen: I dunno guys, this feels a little more like A Walk to Remember: dying girl falls in love with boy family doesn’t approve of…I’m sure 13 year-old girls will swoon for it.


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