Episode #219 – Thirsty For Content

It’s week 794 of quarantine and the guys are talking a fair amount of news. They’ve got stories like:

  • Julianne Moore and Finn Wolfhard to star in “When You Finish Saving the World”
  • IFC Films acquires Dave Franco’s directorial debut, The Rental
  • More movie delays might bring flicks to Disney+
  • Excellent ghost story “The Others” getting unnecessary remake
  • Universal developing Night of the Hunter remake
  • MVD acquires US rights to Kevin Smith’s new movie
  • Disney Family singalong to feature tons of stars/musicians
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui and Erik Valdez cast as Lana Lang and Kyle Cushing on Superman & Lois
  • New Stargirl promo teases JSA headquarters
  • AMC to air talk show with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and his wife, Hilarie Burton
  • Patton Oswald & Jerry Seinfeld getting new comedy specials
  • Joel McHale to host Tiger King aftershow, because of course
  • Atomic Blonde 2 in development at Netflix
  • Alan Menken crafting music for Disney+ Beauty and the Beast prequel
  • Disney+ announces Doogie Howser reboot
  • 1973 Animated Robin Hood movie will be a CGI remake at Disney+
  • Mercy House series in the works for CBS All Access
  • Fleabag live theater performance to stream on Amazon Prime
  • Dave Bautista’s My Spy pulled from theatrical release, will go straight to Amazon
  • Quibi gets over 800,000 subscribers in first three days
  • Steven Moffat pens new Doctor Who short story for BBC – link to the short story
  • Taika Waititi reveals new art and details about Thor: Love and Thunder

All that, a supersized Weekly Watched and tangents of course.

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Episode #218 – Evil, but Convenient

Week 4 of the “safe at home” directive and, shockingly, there’s actually (some) non-COVID-related pop culture news. Check it out!

  • Edgar Wright to help a robot find love
  • Jason Bateman might no longer have a Clue
  • AMC ya!
  • Mulan, Jungle Cruise and Indy 5 on the move
  • Stabler’s back baby!
  • We have a new Sam Lane
  • HBO giving you a taste for free
  • AEW pretapes a bunch of shows then shuts down production
  • Titans getting an Oracle (or Batgirl?)
  • Amazon x SXSW
  • Artemis Fowl gets the D+
  • Last of Us, Part II delayed
  • Obi Wan gets a new writer
  • The High Republic gets its first Jedi
  • Ant-Man 3 has a new writer
  • MCU release date dominoes
  • All that, what we watched and a few tangents.

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Episode #217 – It’s Crazy

The guys are still socially distanced but the news is starting to trickle back in. They’ve got stories like:

All that, a supersized Weekly Watched and tangents galore!

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Episode #216 – Wash Your Hands

As we head into week 2 of the “safer at home” lockdown, the guys cover off on what little pop culture news there is.

  • Cannes-celed
  • More features hitting VOD early
  • Ahsoka Tano will have a familiar face when she meets Mando!
  • Wonder Woman 1984 will get a theatrical release, it just may be pushed.
  • Kevin Smith, just like the rest of us, has no idea if Daredevil will be in Spidey 3

All that, what we watched and some tangents (there’s no money in the Cocoa Pebbles box).

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Episode #215 – Socially Distancing Ourselves

This week is a little bit different. Loren records a short episode on his own amid the social distancing created by the Covid-19 Pandemic. He talks about:

  • Everything that has been delayed or shut down
  • Seriously it’s everything
  • Like the whole country
  • But also A24 Hopes to rerelease First Cow after the pandemic settles
  • New Scream movie from the team behind Ready or Not
  • America Ferrara’s Superstore exit might come later now
  • New Supergirl?
  • WWE moves Wrestlemania to the Performance Center, nixes crowd
  • Lost in Space renewed for a 3rd and final season
  • Disney releases Star Wars and Frozen II early
  • Universal follows suit with VOD for first run films
  • Richard E. Grant joins Loki

All that, plus Loren’s Weekly Watch and a message from The Wu Tang Clan. Stay safe and healthy out there everyone and we’ll hopefully be back to full force next week.

Weekend Watch – 03/13/20


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

Onward (Released 03/06/20)

Loren: So we missed this last week, sorry about that. It’s doing well though so maybe we won’t miss seeing it this week.

Rick: I’m always happy when something original comes out, but this isn’t ringing my bell. I may throw it on once it hits the Disney+, but I’m in no hurry to see it.

Jen: This feels like it’s right in my wheelhouse, Pixar, fantasy, a hot Chris… but I’m probably going to wait till it’s on Disney+ and watch it with my family rather than blow money at the theater.


Bloodshot

Loren: I never got into this or really any of the Valiant Comics. I was mostly a Marvel/DC and Image kid. Where are my good Image adaptations? Anyway this looks pretty ok. Not amazing or anything just ok. Also, since when does Winny the Bish have a British accent?

Rick: Pretty certain I have a good chunk of the original run of this comic boxed up somewhere. Haven’t read it in close to twenty years, so I can’t comment on the quality of the adaptation, but I feel like we got all of the big action pieces in the trailer. And given that there’s been zero buzz around this release, my guess it’s mediocre at best. I’ll watch from my couch.

Jen: I was sure I’d have zero interest in this film, but, aside from Vin Diesel, I was interested. Not run-to-the-theater interested, but certainly on-my-couch interested. The rest of the cast looks fun, no one is taking it too seriously and the premise, which is similar to so many films, seems to mash them together in a way that appeals to me.


I Still Believe

Loren: I’ve gotten so accustomed to seeing  KJ Appa with that horrible Archie hair that he looks weird when he has normal hair. Also this looks terrible.

Rick: A faith-based movie disguised as a sappy romance. Super-meh.

Jen: Eeeeeyyyyyyeeeee-rrrroooollllll. Nope.


The Hunt

Loren: I’m not going to lie, the marketing on this has sort of worked on me and I’m curious. Not $20 curious, but I’ll probably see it eventually.

Rick: I’m glad this is getting released. By all accounts it’s actually good. I’ll make time for this one.

Jen: I love Betty Gilpin and this looks like an awesome vehicle for her, but not sure I need this much violence with my satire.


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Episode #214 – X-Men Origins: Oompa Loompa

The guys are back with all the entertainment and pop culture news from the week that was. They also talk about a litany of other things so jump on in and check out stories like:

  • No Time to Die delayed to November
  • My Spy delayed as well, but only a month
  • Covid Cancellations
  • Chris Evans going to Bermuda
  • Jurassic World: The Series?
  • HBO adapting The Last of Us
  • The Magicians cancelled
  • Taika Waititi rebooting Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Beauty & the Beast prequel
  • Kids in the Hall revival!
  • Do we care about Quibi?
  • Rey’s father was a Palpatine clone
  • Batmobile revealed
  • Christian Bale is the villain in Thor: Love & Thunder

All that, the Weekly Watched, and obviously tangents!

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