Episode #150 – Spider- Man: Into The Elseworlds Crossover

The guys have been busy with Holiday Shenanigans but still have time to talk to you about all the week’s entertainment news!

They’ve got stories like:

  • Mortal Engines set to lose $100m
  • Biggest flops/hits of 2018
  • Benicio del Toro joins Dora the Explorer?
  • Timeless finale promo
  • Stargirl casts Hourman, Starman and Wildcat
  • Letterman’s talk show renewed
  • Apple licenses Peanuts
  • More casting for The Mandalorian
  • James Wan not contracted for Aquabro 2
  • Netflix heroes are under contract for 2 years after their cancellation
  • The Elseworlds Crossover was good!

All that, the Weekly Watched, and the usual tangents that fill your heart with glee!

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Weekend Watch – 12/14/18


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

Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse

Loren: I legitimately wanted to watch this again right after seeing it on Tuesday. It’s so good.  Rick (who couldn’t make it this week) wanted to add: Dramatic (but fairly accurate) recreation of the crowd at the end of the screening Loren, The Lady, AJ, and I attended:  

Seriously. Arguably the best Spider-Man movie. 10/10.

RDT: Having serious FOMO here given a few of my cohorts already saw it. My weekend is pretty packed, but I will definitely try to see this sooner than later. It looks like an Amazing Spider-Man movie.

The Lady™: I cannot recommend this movie enough. I only know the basics about Spiderman (I’m an X-Men girl) and I still loved the absolute shit out of it.

Jen: This looks like a lot of fun – the scene from this movie that played after Venom was, by far, the best part of Venom. If I sat through that in the theater I can at least give this a chance. 


The Mule

Loren: I actually liked Gran Torino but hated his weird 2012 Superb Owl spot for Chrysler. I guess what I’m saying is I don’t care about old man, gravel voiced Clint Eastwood.

RDT: I’m super hit and miss with Clint. That being said, I am intrigued by this. And reviews are decent on Rotten Tomatoes (61% as of this typing). So, I’ll keep it on the radar.

The Lady™: The only way I’d watch this is if they did a shot for shot remake with Bill Hader playing Clint Eastwood.

Jen: There’s a great cast here (Michael Pena, Bradley Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Laurence Fishburne) but it seems like they all play second fiddle to Clint Eastwood. And I… just don’t love Clint Eastwood. I’m sort of over him and his gruff old guy trying to make amends for a life of bad decisions. I would be into this same movie if it were the story of his long suffering wife, though, a more original spin on this.


If Beale Street Could Talk

Loren: That looks like a powerful love story. So powerful in fact that I might search this one out. I am a little curious as to why they used the vocal track from the Fugees version of ‘Killing Me Softly’ instead of Roberta Flack’s but that’s the nitest of picks.

RDT: I thought Moonlight was great (though I would have intercut the 3 sections). So, I’m hoping to catch this in a screening or maybe borrow a screener.

The Lady™: That costuming alone would be totally worth the price of admission.

Jen: I’ve heard nothing but wonderful words about this and, frankly, Regina King is a gift to we mere mortals, I’m definitely checking this one out. Continue reading

Episode #149 – Oh Dip!

The guys are back this week talking the usual pop culture updates.

  • Kevin Hart is kind of a dick
  • Tiffany Haddish is Awkwafina’s mom???
  • Men in Black International
  • MoviePass shittier than ever!
  • The Good Place will stick around for at least another season (and D’Arcy Carden is amazing!)
  • Who else will be in Batwoman?
  • Game of Thrones final season teaser
  • Narcos: Mexico season 2
  • Sister Act 3 coming to Disney+
  • Aquaman 2…?
  • Plastic Man: The Movie!
  • Lego Batman Returns…?
  • Capt. Marvel trailer
  • Avengers: Endgame trailer!!!!

All that, what we watched and even more tangents. 

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Avengers: Endgame Teaser Trailer!!!

I’m not going to fully break this down until we get the story trailer. (Boooooo!!!!! I know). BUT there are some awesome things to pull out of this teaser.

First it’s official. Thanos wiped out 50% of all living organisms in the galaxy.

Next. RONIN!!!!! I can’t help but hope that this leads to a Hawkeye TV show based on Matt Fractions run a few years back streaming on Disney+ down the line.

Lastly it’s good to see that Scott Lang made it out of the Quantum Realm and just might be the key to stopping Thanos and if rumors are true… time travel.

It’s going to be a long four and a half months!

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters April 26th, 2019.

From Hollywood,
-Loren

Weekend Watch – 12/07/18


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

Ben Is Back

Loren: This one feels a little all over the place to me, but it most likely has some pretty good performances in it.

RDT: I’m intrigued. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a nice, adult drama. I doubt I’ll catch it in the theaters, but I’ll keep it on the radar.

Rick: There’s a lot going on here. It reminds me of Rachel Getting Married (2008) but with the added wrinkle of drug dealers. Honestly, that bit feels unnecessary. You could wring enough drama out of everything else going on in this movie. Call it a maybe.

Jen: Is this gender-swapped version of Beautiful Boy?


Mary Queen of Scots

Loren:

RDT: I like Loren’s link better.

Rick: Oh yeah. Definitely.

Jen: Gimme, gimme, gimme!


Vox Lux

Loren: This is examples A, B, and C of why Natalie Portman should never get near another genre film. Do these. You excel at them and they clearly feed your passion.

RDT: I thought she was pretty good in Annihilation. As for this, looks weird. Not sure it’s my cup o’ tea, but I’ll give it a shot.

Rick: Oh, good. I’m not the only one who liked Annihilation. Also, I’m in for this. (For the record I liked Annihilation I just didn’t really consider it a genre film even though it totally is. – Loren)

Jen: I’ve watched this trailer a dozen times in the past week, I can’t wait! Natalie Portman looks great, it looks like a perfect double feature with A Star is Born, similar stories but told very differently. Continue reading

Episode #148 – We’ll get to the pop culture eventually…..

The guys kick off with a bunch of tangents then dive head first into the world of pop culture.

  • Tom Hanks will likely be Gepetto
  • Happy Death Day 2U trailer
  • Bond 25 will continue the story Casino Royale started
  • Murphy Brown is likely done….
  • Preacher picked up for season 4
  • Riggins is back on HBO
  • Daredevil: Man Without a Show
  • Scarlet Witch gets 2nd billing in Scarlet Witch show
  • Netflix adapting Cowboy Bebop and Roald Dahl
  • Nick Nolte in space
  • Blue Beetle one of a million DC movies in development
  • Into the Spider-Verse is really good, apparently
  • Black Widow to shoot next year

All that, what we watched and even more tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 11/30/18


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

Anna and the Apocalypse

Loren: That’s at least one too many genres. Like most everyone else I’m pretty Zombied out. I like that when my friends made an Apocalypse Movie, it was just the end of the world no Zombies in sight.

RDT: Jen, Rick and Loren covered it. I’m all set with zombies, musical or otherwise.

Rick: Ugh. So burned out on zombies. If you must have some zombie-related entertainment, throw on V/H/S 2 and skip to the second segment, “A Ride in the Park”. It’s a clever (and darkly funny) exercise in both the found footage and zombie genres.

Jen: Too many zombies!


Limited Release

Mirai

Loren: I haven’t really been into Anime since college but this gives me total Studio Ghibli vibes, and that’s a really good thing. If it pops up streaming at some point I’ll give it a go.

RDT: Anime? More like aniyou!!! (I’m so, so sorry…..)

Rick: Yep. In. This also reminded me I still need to watch Wolf Children.

Jen: Too much anime!


Meow Wolf: Origin Story

Loren: I feel like this is something I’d much rather experience than watch a doc about.

RDT: For some reason, this makes me want to go back to the Museum of Ice Cream. **shrugs**

Rick: I’m with Loren. I’d rather make the pilgrimage out there and experience the art first hand.

Jen: I suppose if it’s good enough for George RR Martin, it’s good enough for me to check out at least. Continue reading

Episode #147 – Welcome to Dog Hair Estates!

The guys are at RDT’s new apartment talking all things pop culture.

All that, what we watched and the usual tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 11/21/2018


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

Creed II

Loren: I should probably watch some Rocky movies before this. (I know, I know).

RDT: This is the sequel I’ll be seeing this weekend.

Rick: I’m a little skeptical, honestly. This has the potential to wind up like the lesser Rocky sequels. I’m hoping it maintains the tone set by the first movie. *fingers crossed*

Jen: It’s going to be a strong slate of movies this Thanksgiving, isn’t it? I’m so curious how they handle the Drago return, I can’t wait to see Michael B. Jordan’s body this film.


Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

Loren: The first was cute enough but I’m not sure I need to rush out to the theater for this sequel.

RDT: The gamer in me wishes they went to consoles before diving into the internet. But still, I enjoyed the first one, a lot. So, I’ll keep this on the radar.

Rick: I enjoyed the first one and this one looks just as fun. I rarely see animated movies in the theater anymore, though. This’ll be a Saturday afternoon on the couch experience.

Jen: Another great looking sequel. In! What is happening this week?


Robin Hood

Loren: I’m kinda into this for some reason. Like, I know it won’t be good but maybe it will be. It won’t. But maybe…

RDT: Everything I do, I do it for you…. except probably seeing this movie.

Rick: I feel like this is going to be at the quality level of the recent King Arthur movie no one was asking for. Props to Taron Egerton for actually learning archery for the role, though.

Jen: Ah, well, can’t win ‘em all. Although, even this re-tread of a re-tread doesn’t look terrible. But sorry Jamie Foxx, you’ll have to hold off on that boat. Continue reading

Episode #146 – Crazy Dope

The guys head back to the Hollywood Fishbowl to talk all the Entertainment News from the week. They’ve got stories like:

  • Detective Pikachu Trailer
  • Full Dumbo Trailer
  • A24 producing movies for Apple
  • Chris Pratt in talks to play The Saint
  • William Goldman passes away
  • Stan Lee passes away at 95
  • Agents of SHIELD renewed for 7th season ahead of season 6
  • NBC adapting The Bone Collector
  • Jon Cryer is our new Lex Luthor… for some reason
  • Elseworlds Crossover promos/info
  • Jack Reacher being redeveloped as a series
  • Young Justice Outsiders teaser, will debut Jan. 4th 2019 Apokolips will be involved
  • Criterion streaming service will replace Filmstruck
  • Sony pulls out of E3 2019
  • Pedro Pascal is The Mandalorian, Gina Carano joins the cast
  • Amazon Prime users get to see Aquaman early
  • Cassandra Cain cast in Birds of Prey
  • The Flash movie, that’s never going to happen, is going to be crazy-dope
  • Just like the rest of us, Oscar Isaac was not a fan of Apocalypse
  • Travis Knight rumored for Guardians 3

All that, the Weekly Watched, and the usual tangents that you can’t get enough of.

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