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).
Loren: I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again; maybe this is what turns the corner for Warners and DC. It looks like a lot of fun and they took the idea of “Superhero Big” and ran with it. Fingers tentatively crossed.
RDT: Pending the availability of my car (it’s in the shop), I’m definitely seeing this sooner than later.
Rick: The looks like fun. Not “run out and see it right away” fun, but probably “late in its run” kind of fun.
Josh: I am so excited for this movie I shazamed in my pants. I still think WB/DC has a long way to go before they start consistently putting out good comic book movies, but this feels like they got one right.
The Best of Enemies
Loren: I love the cast and hope that they are being true to the actual story. We’ll see what shakes out after it’s been released a few days.
RDT: Great cast aside, I feel like I’ve seen this movie already.
Rick: As much credit as Taraji P. Henson gets for her talent, I think she deserves more. Even when she’s in relative crap like Proud Mary, those movies are made watchable because she always brings her A-game. 100% in.
Josh: And the 2020 Oscar for solving racism goes to…
Loren: For as much of a horror fan as I’ve become (late bloomer, didn’t enjoy horror until sometime around college) this might be a little much for me. I don’t deal with Pet Death too well and even though I know that’s not the crux of the story here it would always be in the back of my mind. Unless I hear that this is a must see, I can probably skip it.
RDT: For as much as I don’t do horror, I actually am a King fan. Haven’t read the book but I have seen the original adaptation. So, I can see myself giving this a watch from my brightly lit living room in the near future.
Rick: I have a lot of reservations about this. Not because Mary Lambert’s adaptation was perfect, but this feels like it’s trying a little too hard. And, I love me some Lithgow, but the man is miscast as Judd Crandall. He just looks like he’s playing some generic crazy person, not the dyed in the wool, gentle Maine lifer from the novel or the earlier adaptation. I just can’t get behind it.
Josh: I have no attachment to the original, nor do I recall the book well enough for that to color my opinion of this trailer. From as objective a standpoint as I can muster, this looks like it could have some solid scares. You know. If they didn’t give them all away in this trailer. I guess we’ll see. Continue reading