Episode #115 – 2 Rock 2 Stath

Loren’s back from Texas and has resumed talking pop-culture with RDT. This week the guys are covering stories like:

  • David Leitch to direct Fast & Furious spinoff with The Rock and The Stath
  • Donnie Yen signs on to Disney’s live action Mulan remake
  • Bill Hader and James McAvoy in talks to join Jessica Chastain in the IT sequel.
  • King of Kong’s “villain” Billy Mitchell stripped of all his Donkey Kong high scores for “cheating”
  • New Incredibles 2 trailer!!!!!!
  • Also, The Meg trailer
  • Gabriel Luna is the new Terminator
  • Daniel Craig confirms Bond 25 is his next flick
  • Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser are in for the Mad About You rebootquel.
  • Bad Boys spinoff has a title – LA’s Finest
  • Roy returning to Arrow
  • HBO picked up Barry for season 2
  • New Solo Trailer
  • First look at Beast Boy, Raven, and Starfire from live action Titans
  • Dwayne ‘TR’ Johnson says Black Adam could shoot next year. It won’t.
  • Randall Park joins Aquaman in late reshoots
  • Jessica Jones renewed for season 3 at Netflix

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Weekend Watch – 04/13/18

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

Rampage

Loren: I don’t think this is going to break the video game to movie curse. I’ll catch it on basic cable in like 5 years.

RDT: I hope it’s more Jumanji than Baywatch but, even if it’s not, I’m probably going to see it anyway.

The Lady™: I’m always down for some good old fashioned summer blockbuster fun! If I hear good things I’ll see it in theaters. If not, I’ll wait for streaming, and just enjoy the fact that the Rock is incredibly charismatic.


Truth or Dare

Loren: I dig the concept and it could be fun. I’m not going to lie though, I don’t love that it’s PG-13. That takes the bite out of it a bit. Blumhouse has done great stuff though. I’m pretty torn.

RDT: Truth? I’m not going to see this movie. Dare? I dare you to get me to see this movie.

The Lady™: I imagine this is a direct sequel to Pretty Little Liars. Poor Aria, here life has been rough! I forgot to watch the last season of PLL, and I’m going to forget to watch this.


Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Loren: Nope. I’d be spending the entire movie terrified that the adorable dog is going to die. Because it’s set during the war, and death is all that war brings.

RDT: This is…. based on a true story…..I’ll pass.

The Lady™: I get that dogs are pure beings of unconditional love and dedication, but nothing about any war ever seems ripe for a cutesy take. Continue reading

Episode #114 – Basically the white Grace Jones

Loren’s on a trip to some poetry readings and whatnot. So, Jen is stepping in to cover all this stuff down below:

  • Creed 2, Rocky 7
  • Another Last Starfighter
  • Will Dwayne come back for Fast 9?
  • Will Indy continue without Harrison Ford
  • 3D ticket sales drop
  • Will The Talisman actually finally be adapted?
  • T6 running a little late
  • First Murphy Brown revival photo
  • The CW picks up, well, pretty much, everything
  • Y FX?
  • The Paramount Network (is a thing that is) rebooting The First Wives Club
  • Nat Geo adapting Hidden Figures
  • Dead to Me is, I guess, a new show for Netflix
  • Lord of the Rings show to run (or walk) for 5 seasons
  • Karl Urban is one of The Boys
  • Disney adapting High Fidelity, kind of…..
  • Infinity War is going to make a lot of money, but maybe not ALL the money
  • Ant Man found!

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Weekend Watch – 4/6/18

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

Blockers

Loren: I mean, do I want to see John Cena ass chug a beer? Kinda. Am I going to run out to the theater to see this? Absolutely not.

RDT: Look, I was very pleasantly surprised by Game Night. This could be the same… Or it could be The House. If reviews are decent though (and they seem to be), I’ll keep it on my radar (or maybe go see it Saturday afternoon).

Jen: I didn’t want to laugh at that, but… oh God, I might actually see this movie? I mean I have a daughter so may as well prepare myself.


A Quiet Place

Loren: I really dig the concept here I just hope that it can sustain through a 2 hour movie. And, hey, good for John Krasinski in his second outing as a feature director to get a big budget/high concept horror movie.

RDT: Well, Loren, I’m happy to report it’s only 95 minutes. A couple reviews I’ve read said it’s one of the scariest movie ever, likening it to Jaws and The Birds. As such, I will likely watch this, through my fingers, from Rick’s kitchen, maybe this fall.

Jen: This looks awesome. I love the silence and can imagine myself not even wanting to move in the theater to make a sound. This will probably be an amazing movie going experience and I think I might make it out to the theater for it.


Chappaquiddick

Loren: I don’t know that I need to know the untold true story here. I feel like I already know everything I need to.

RDT: I am all set, thanks.

Jen: That guy really looks like Ted Kennedy. Good casting! I have few other feelings on this film.

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Episode #113 – We Should Be Making Jurassic Park Movies

The guys are back with the week’s pop-culture news. They also saw Ready Player One and have opinions! But before that they’re covering stories like:

  • John Cena confirmed for Duke Nukem movie
  • James Wan and ‘IT’ producers are remaking The Tommyknockers
  • Colin Trevorrow Confirmed to Direct Jurassic World 3
  • More Bill & Ted 3 talk
  • Roseanne renewed for a 13 episode season 2/12
  • The Stand might be heading to CBS All Access
  • FX cancels Deadpool animated show before it even airs
  • Westworld season 2 trailer
  • One Day at a Time renewed for season 3
  • Netflix making live action Carmen Sandiego movie, Gina Rodriguez to star
  • John Mulaney’s next special to premiere on Netflix in May
  • Kurtzman to direct ST:D season 2 premiere after dissolution of The Dark Universe
  • Amazon developing an A League of Their Own show
  • Marvel bringing back the Fantastic Four comic, leading to speculation about the groups induction into the MCU
  • Pedro Pascal joins Wonder Woman 2 cast
  • Capt. Marvel brings Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, and Clark Gregg back to the MCU
  • Dark Phoenix and New Mutants delayed

All that, another big Weekly Watched, Loren starts to lose his voice,  and the rest of the usual tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 03/30/18

 

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

Ready Player One

Loren: I actually read the book that this was based on (first book I’ve read cover to cover in *redacted due to shame*) so I’m really looking forward to it. I think Spielberg is the best choice for this, it’s just too bad that they couldn’t license everything the book has in it. I kinda can’t wait to see how they pull this off because there are clearly some changes made between book and movie.

RDT: I loved the book, but haven’t been impressed with any of the marketing. I mean, I’m going to see it. I’m just not sure I’m going to like it.

The Lady™: I’m so stoked that Loren borrowed my copy of the book. We can finally sit together and shamelessly nit-pick differences between the text and film! 😀


Tyler Perry’s Acrimony

Loren: Never seen a Tyler Perry movie, don’t think I’ll start with this one.

RDT: Ditto.

The Lady™: Taraji P. Henson scares the crap out of me. This isn’t helping.


Limited Release

God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness

Loren: The last line of the song they used was “Let love explode and bring the dead to life”. Uh… what? I don’t think that’s how that works. Also, that’s pretty risqué for a God movie.

RDT: This is the 3rd one of these, right? Passed on the first two. Don’t see why I would end that streak now.

The Lady™: ZOMG I’M SO EXCITED TO NEVER SEE THIS MOVIE! YAYYYYY!!! Continue reading

Episode #112 – Just Don’t Fedora…

The guys are back as RDT ponders new hat choices.

  • Indy 5 starts shooting in a year (also Harrison Ford is old)
  • A new (wo)Man in Black
  • Backdraft 2: Backdraftier
  • TC!
  • Constantine will be a Legend
  • Cobra Kai trailer
  • Impulse trailer
  • Astro City and Street Fighter coming to tv
  • Marvel Land confirmed
  • Meltdown melts….down….. (too soon?)
  • Work has started on the new Star Wars trilogy
  • Shazam is a family film
  • Is Chris Evans done as Cap? (No, no he’s not.)
  • Marvel animated casting
  • Deadpool 2 trailer

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Weekend Watch – 03/23/18

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

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Loren: I liked the first one but haven’t the will to see this one. Maybe streaming but who knows.

RDT: I guess the apocalypse wasn’t canceled after all. (Also, I have no desire to see this movie.)

Jen: Did we need a sequel to this? I do love John Boyega and would love to see him and Idris Elba together for real sometime, but I’m skipping this one.


Isle of Dogs

Loren: I like more Wes Anderson than I don’t. I never did see the Fantastic Mr. Fox though, so I’m not sure how I’ll feel about his stop motion stuff. I guess we’ll find out because this looks adorable.

RDT: Wes Anderson is just a hair bit too weird for me. But good for those that enjoy his stuff.

Jen: I find Wes Anderson delightful (although I could see how some find him cloying) and am 100% on board for this one.


Unsane

Loren: This is one of my secret fears. Being locked up against my will in a mental institution. It’s one of those things where I’m like, “this doesn’t actually happen to people” but like what if it does?

RDT: You’d have to be unsane not to watch this movie! (or whatever….)

Jen: To the wikipedia to find out if she’s sane or not! Continue reading

Episode #111 – This Bit Is Terrible

We know what you came here for, hot pop-culture news. And we got it for you.

  • Danny Boyle confirmed for Bond 25
  • Ridley Scott in talks to direct Queen & Country
  • Fantastic Beasts 2 trailer
  • Red Notice will release 6/12/20
  • Will & Grace picked up through 3rd season
  • Limitless cast in Murphy Brown revival
  • Magnum has his Rick in the Magnum PI revival
  • Curran Walters might be playing Jason Todd on TITANS
  • Annabella Sciorra is the big bad in Luke Cage, season 2
  • Star Wars Ep 9 starts shooting in July
  • Ava DuVernay will direct the New Gods movie for DC/WB.
  • Avengers: Infinity War trailer 2
  • No Capt. Marvel in Infinity War and maybe no Hawkeye, too???
  • Both will be in Avengers 4

All that, a HUGE Weekly Watched, and the rest of the usual tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 03/16/18

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

Tomb Raider

Loren: I had hope for this one but after that first trailer that I broke down here, my hope started dwindling. I think video game movies are a lot tougher to make than studios give credit for. There should be dozens of hours of story content in a good video game and it’s really hard to boil that down to 120 minutes. Too bad.

RDT: Reviews are pretty middling and none of the trailers have been impressive, but I have an Arclight credit burning a hole in my pocket. So, I may just check it out anyway. Or maybe I’ll see Love, Simon instead.

The Lady™: I’m stoked that we’re getting a female led, big budget action movie…I just wish I cared to see it.

Jen: The Lady speaks the truth. I especially love that they’ve toned down her sexiness a smidge so it’s about enjoying her exploits and not exploiting her body. However, I have no interest in seeing this movie.


Love, Simon

Loren: That looks like a nice version of your typical love story. I did really enjoy the coming out as straight part at the end.

RDT: A very 2018 coming of age story. I can get behind that. Maybe not in the theaters (or, maybe so in the theaters, see aforementioned credit), but definitely streaming.

The Lady™: This looks lovely! The world needs a feel good story right now. Bonus points for casting Katherine Langford as the BFF. Consider me sold.

Jen: I wish the whole trailer had been the ending – it really sold me on the premise in a way the rest of it didn’t. It feels a little too huggy-lovey and sweet for my taste, but if that gets a good coming out story to play in Peoria then I’m for it.


7 Days in Entebbe

Loren: Daniel Brühl always seems to play a conflicted bad guy, maybe it’s because he’s so good at it.

RDT: Interesting trailer, but it’s currently at 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. So, I will likely pass.

The Lady™: As much as I love a good 70s spy-esque movie, nothing about the trailer is really grabbing me. I’ll likely be skipping this one.

Jen: I’ve seen this story before in documentaries and as a feature. While the raid on Entebbe was an amazing feat, I don’t think this is bringing anything new to the table. Continue reading