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 can’t even believe that this is a real movie.
RDT: I once thought nothing could be more ridiculous than outrunning the cold (The Day After Tomorrow). Then I saw this trailer. It will not get my money in theaters, but it will get time when streaming.
Also, I’m all over this. I love disaster movies.
Jen: This is the perfect movie for Gerard Butler. If you think that’s high praise then you will not be disappointed.
Only the Brave
Loren: I have never been one for firefighter movies or Miles Teller movies for that matter. I don’t think this one will get added to any list of mine anytime soon.
RDT: This is a great cast…and Miles Teller. Feels a little on the melodramatic side. I could see myself giving a watch at some point.
Rick: I echo RDT. I foresee a lot of melodrama, but it has a similar feel to Deepwater Horizon, which is actually decent. Unless it gets completely savaged critically, I may give it a shot.
Jen: A bunch of white men controlling the action and destructive fires. Sounds like a nice escape from reality.
The Same Kind of Different As Me
Loren: I honestly don’t know what that was about. Also, I had zero clue that was Renee Zellweger. She’s not even the same person anymore.
Loren: I used to love thrillers like this when I was younger, but I haven’t watched one in years. This looks okay. I like the winter/UK setting, but it’s also getting pretty terrible reviews. I’m going to pass but might give it a go down the road.
RDT: Absolutely nothing about this is grabbing me. Some of it is even a little laughable. Pass. (Rick, let me know how the books are…)
Rick: I can’t deny that the story, cast, and director are endlessly appealing, but I’d like to read the books the Fassbender character is featured in first (The Snowman is the seventh book in the series, BTW). Looks like I have a lot of reading to do…
Jen: There’s a lot of negative buzz surrounding this and not much that’s making me look past that to seek it out. I’ll pass.
Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween
RDT: These guys got all the good gifs.