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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Weekend Watch – 06/08/18

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

Ocean’s 8

Loren: Sure why not. I like more of the Ocean’s movies than I don’t and this looks like fun. Couple that with a great cast and this seems like a no brainer.

RDT: Love this cast. And, like Loren above, I have enjoyed 66% of the previous Ocean’s movies. So, sure, let’s steal some stuff.

The Lady™: John Mulaney made a joke a few years back that an all female Ocean’s Eleven could never work, because two women would keep breaking off to talk shit about the others. Although true to real life, I sincerely hope that’s not the case here, because this looks delightful!

Jen: This looks like a blast, I can not wait. Please be good, please be good!


Hereditary

Loren: Well that is VERY off-putting. It actually looks terrifying, like truly unsettling. Damn A24 leave some good movies for the rest of the genres.

RDT: Not even gonna watch the trailer. I’m out.

The Lady™: If I was capable of handling scary movies, I’d be totally down for this.

Jen: I’ve already heard Oscar buzz for Toni Collette for this role. I don’t know if I can handle watching it, the creep factor may be too much. But damn, you GO Toni Collette!


Hotel Artemis

Loren: That looks like a lot of fun. A little John Wick, a little Heat, with just enough comedy to make this one a flick that I’ll definitely check out.

RDT: So, it’s the Continental Hospital? Looks fun. I like that we keep getting a couple of these fun, over-the-top action movies each year. I’ll try to catch it in cinemas, but if not, definitely streaming.

The Lady™: God bless you Jeff Goldblum. He adds value to any flick, especially ones that already look great.

Jen: Jodie Foster has been my girl crush since I was, well, a girl. Without her I’d say this isn’t my cup of tea, but she’s got me curious. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About The First Bumblebee Teaser Trailer…

So it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but then two trailers dropped on the same day that felt worthy of a “Let’s Talk About…” feature. The other being The Lego Movie 2 but I think I’m going to wait until we get the full trailer before sinking my teeth in on that one. So we’re left with Bumblebee.

Bumblebee is the first and last spinoff from the Michael Bay Transformers franchise. Maybe. Early word is that the Transformers franchise is going to be rebooted soon due mainly to The Last Knight failing pretty miserably. The studio was already pot committed when it came to the Bumblebee movie so we’re getting it wether we want to or not. And the sad thing is, this doesn’t look awful.

Set in the 80’s, it has more of the classic G1 Transformer look than any of the Bay-formers movies have had in the past. Coupled with a cast that doesn’t have a single Shia LaBeouf or Mark Wahlberg anywhere to be seen and this could be the Transformers movie we’ve been waiting for. Too bad it took us this long to get here. Starring Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2 & 3) as Charlie and John Cena (The Marine, Ferdinand, every modern Wrestlemania) as Agent Burns. The story follows Bumblebee, on the run from Burns, hiding out in a small California town. Here he meets Charlie and adventures happen. Plus you get the addition of Martin Short(‘s voice) and Pamela Adlon to the cast, along with what I can only assume are tons of easter eggs and cameos. It is a little strange that this whole adventure happens but the government supposedly didn’t know about Transformers existence in the first movie from 2007. But then you remember that The Last Knight threw all of that away and had Bumblebee taking out Nazis in WWII so who knows. 

Anyway, enough of that, Let’s Talk About The First Bumblebee Teaser Trailer… Continue reading

Episode #122 – False Equivalency

The guys are back to hit you directly in the face with the pop culture news from the week that was. They’re talking stories like:

  • Jamie Foxx is now Spawn, also still a game show host
  • MoviePass is now a production company, apparently
  • Tom Cruise posts instagram from first day of production on Top Gun: Maverick
  • The Crow reboot has lost its director and its Crow
  • Peppermint trailer
  • Kumail Nanjiani in talks for MIBIV
  • Roseanne cancelled, long live The Conners
  • Better Call Saul season 4 to premiere in August
  • FX picks up Legion for season 3
  • Heathers reboot scrapped completely
  • Andrew Lincoln leaving The Walking Dead…?
  • 3rd time’s a charm, Netflix picks up Locke & Key to series
  • Fallout 76 announced
  • Penguin rumored to be The Batman villain
  • Wonder Woman 2 set in 1984?
  • Silver & Black pulled from Paramount schedule
  • Dark Phoenix will be darker in tone, contain Phoenix

All that, the usual tangents, and of course the Weekly Watched!

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Weekend Watch – 06/01/18


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

Action Point:

Loren: I sort of have lost my love for the jackassery of these guys. Plus they are starting to get a little too old for this shit. Someone (else) is going to actually get hurt. Pass.

RDT: I thought the fake grandpa movie was kinda funny. This one? Not so much.

Jen: I am not the target audience of this film.


Adrift

Loren: Hello one of my unfounded biggest fears. It’s not like a fear of open water but there is definitely a fear of being stranded and dying alone. Cool. I don’t know that I’ll be able to sit through this one.

RDT: It doesn’t look terrible, but it does look like a movie I’ve seen before, a lot. Also, the trailer reveals way too much. #standardtrailercomplaint

Jen: I’d be less freaked out by a shark movie than this. I’ll just watch a Jaws marathon instead, thanks.


Upgrade

Loren: Well that looks like a lot of bloody futuristic fun. Sign me up.

RDT: Yeah, I’m kind of into that. Maybe not in the theater, but I’ll keep it on my radar for streaming.

Jen: This looks… fine. Sure, air-conditioning, popcorn, I can dig it for those purposes. Continue reading

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 – 05/25/18

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

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Loren: I know, I know, this movie shouldn’t exist. But it does and god dammit I’m kinda into it. As a lifelong Star Wars  fan, I always like seeing more of the galaxy that Lucas created, which no matter what we’re getting here. And how could you be mad at Dong Lover’s portrayal of Lando. You can’t. Early word is it’s “fun”. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good but I’ll take fun. In.

RDT: I am so back and forth on this. Hopeful, but not excited….? I dunno. I already have tickets, so I guess it’s moot.

The Lady™: I’m one of the two people who actually really enjoyed Ehrenreich’s performance in Beautiful Creatures (Hey, Crystal!) I’m trying to remain cautiously optimistic and not get too excited. But, also….STAR WARS!!! SQUEE!!

Jen: Jen’s out, but she wanted to make sure you knew that she’s “super psyched to see Lando, which is opening this week.  So glad they’re doing a good Lando-based prequel.”


Mary Shelley

Loren: Ah yes, the old sexy period drama. This time with the added bonus of X-Men Origins: Mary Shelley. I’m sure The Lady™ will want to see this. If she’s watching it and I’m around so be it.

RDT: Meh. Can we just get a new, good, Frankenstein movie? Or not. Nevermind.

The Lady™: Loren is correct. This was already on my radar, and I’m very excited for it!


In Darkness

Loren: Sighted people never look blind, it’s a fact. Anyway, this movie looks like a decent thriller filled with pretty people. I don’t see (get it) why I wouldn’t watch this, streaming of course.

RDT: I feel like I’ve seen this movie before, like a lot. Pass.

The Lady™: God, I love Natalie Dormer so much. I’m not likely to see this in theaters, but you bet your butt I’m gonna hop on it the second it hits streaming. Continue reading

Episode #120 – The Anti Berlanti

Did you want to know if next seasons shows look good? Well you’ve come to the right place. But that’s not all, the guys are also talking about all the news that happened over the last week.

  • Casting confirmations for IT: Chapter 2
  • Clue might get an R rating
  • Upfront Trailers and what we thought about them
  • SHIELD pushed to next summer
  • Whitney Cummings departs Roseanne reboot after Season 1
  • Kate Kane Batwoman will join the Arrow-verse next year
  • I, Zombie, Jane The Virgin, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend all to end after next year
  • EPIX (Whatever that is) orders Batman prequel Pennyworth
  • Cartoon Network reboots Thundercats, makes it look like Teen Titans Go
  • Showtime picks up City on a Hill from Damon/Affleck
  • Brian Fuller bolts from 4th show, Vampire Chronicles
  • Bullseye in Daredevil season 3?
  • New She-Ra cast revealed, coming to Netflix
  • LA’s Finest, the Bad Boys spinoff, may go to Charter Communications
  • Rumored Obi-Wan plot isn’t real
  • Deadpool 2 dethrones Infinity War

All that, the Weekly Watched, and all 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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