Episode #202 – We’re Old 2: We Ain’t Gettin’ Any Younger

The guys are a bit tired after a night of holiday shenanigans but that won’t stop them from bringing you all the entertainment and pop culture news. Stories like:

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer
  • The Dark Half remake
  • Mortal Kombat reboot, January 2021
  • Keanu Day
  • Paramount and Hasbro are rebooting Power Rangers again
  • Stargirl certainly is a trailer
  • The Griswolds in development @ HBO Max
  • Will Poulter drops out of LotR series
  • Snow Crash in development
  • Dr. Aphra series on Disney+ for 2020?
  • Cassian Andor series is a spy thriller
  • SHAZAM! 2 confirmed for 2022
  • The Flash “confirmed” for 2022
  • Marvel Television is dead, long live the MCU

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

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Weekend Watch – 12/13/19


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

Richard Jewell

Loren: An interesting look at the way people can be railroaded into confessions by law enforcement, but there’s just something so… Eastwood about this that’s turning me off from it.

Rick: This movie has been getting heaped with both praise and ire since it started screening. Most of the ire is coming from what is essentially a near-complete character assassination of Kathy Scruggs, the Atlanta journalist who broke the story about the FBI’s investigation. So, I’m torn. I’d like to watch it for Paul Walter Hauser’s performance as Jewell, but I don’t want to have to sit through the unnecessary knee-capping of Scruggs (who isn’t even alive to defend herself). Ugh. I should probably just read the book instead.

AJ: This movie demonstrates the very worst of what our media is capable of. A lot of us are now acutely aware of that problem, as it trickles down from The White House. I want to see this story on screen but I am not sure I want to see Eastwood’s version of it. It would probably be a really badass documentary for HBO, just sayin’.


Jumanji: The Next Level

Loren: While I thought the last one was fine and understand why it warranted a sequel, I feel nothing for this.

Rick: I have hope for this, but it’s going to be tough to recapture what made the last one work so well. *fingers crossed*

AJ: I was so pleasantly surprised by the first one — it was so clever and I was completely obsessed with Jack Black as a teenaged girl as an aging dude with a pot belly. Can’t wait to see what they’ve done with the sequel. I think it looks promising.


Uncut Gems

Loren: When Sandler goes for it he’s pretty great. I don’t see myself rushing out to see this one but I’ll give it a go once it’s streaming.

Rick: Definitely in for this. Also, I wish Sandler would just go for it and, maybe not give up comedy, but step away from it a bit. I’d be up for watching him a lot more.

AJ: Maybe this is why I find Sandler’s phoned-in Netflix comedies so offensive. He is clearly capable of making better movies. I am intrigued by this and would like to see it.


Bombshell

Loren: I really enjoy the cast and hate Fox News so that’s a win win. I will say it will be hard to see Megyn Kelly as a hero. I’m certainly not saying she should have had any of that happen to her, as no person should, but as a human it’s hard to feel bad for people you find contemptible.

Rick: This story makes my skin crawl, but I’m totally down to watch it.

AJ: This looks pretty similar to the Showtime limited series, “The Loudest Voice.” I can literally identify scenes in the trailer that, down to the set pieces, look identical.  But that aired over weeks and this is obviously a theatrical feature…. Anyway, it was a compelling – if not nauseating – story on Showtime and I suspect the same will be true here. Given the cast, I am totally in to see it. And can I also say the use of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” here is SO GOOD. Continue reading

Episode #201 – We’re Very, Very Old

It’s a veritable trailer park up in here this week. Check below for all the links!

All that, what we watched and a few tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 12/6/19

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

Playmobil The Movie

Loren: Seeing as how I’m the “LEGO guy” of the group I have taken a hard stance on all other children’s toy properties. Also seeing as how meh all the other LEGO movies have been (besides the original) I don’t know why they thought this would be a good idea.

Rick: I suppose this was an inevitability, but with the tepid reception of the last Lego movie I can’t imagine this is going to sell a lot of tickets. Also, Frozen II is still making money hand over fist and booked on nearly all the screens in every multiplex. STX should have just released this next February. Then it might have had a chance.

Jen: This looks… fine. Nothing in here makes me want to rush out and see it, it really feels like a LEGO movie knock off, which it is, I guess.

AJ: …. Really?! And how is this movie coming out wide this week and this is the first time I’m hearing anything about it? Good luck with that, I guess.


Limited Release

Unbreakable

Loren: Everyone below really nails it here. I also cringed at the VO, and assumed that she was in love with her brother. The Philippines are weird man.

Rick: I’m sorry, but they completely lost me with the hilariously over the top voice over (that’s in English instead of Tagalog, for some reason). I just can’t take any of this seriously.

Jen: There’s a lot going on here, is one of the friends marrying the brother of the other but also there’s an affair? But not with the brother, right? There’s not some sort of weird incest thing happening… or is there? Is that the unforgivable sin? Yikes. I might just have to write my own fan-fic version of this trailer.

AJ: Dear lord, there are some really bad wigs in that movie. Didn’t know they had telenovelas in the Philippines.


Trauma Center

Loren: Woof. Shit like this is usually right up my alley but it really needs to be a step or two better. This just looks predictable and lazy. Also it looks like they try for a horror bent at one point because our heroine looks way worse for wear in one of those scenes. A failure on multiple levels!

Rick: Man, someone needs to help Bruce Willis kick his boat-buying habit.

Jen: I think I got Action Movie BINGO; dirty cops, dead partner, free space, hot witness who needs protection. I win, right?

AJ: Nic Cage was like “watch me make all the bad movies,” and Bruce Willis was all “HOLD MY BEER.”


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Episode #200 – Sean Could You Come In Here? Feat. Rick!

It’s our 200th episode! To celebrate we made an extra long episode with our very first co-contributor Rick! The three amigos are talking stories like:

  • Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s next film, will get an Imax prologue
  • Elizabeth Banks, Invisible Woman
  • The Fugitive is on the run again
  • Godzilla vs. Kong pushed back to November 2020
  • Downton Abbey movie sequel in the works
  • Scorsese directing 70s music documentary
  • Julia Ormond is starring in The Walking Dead spinoff nobody asked for
  • MST3Kancelled
  • Netflix signs lease to keep historic Paris theater open
  • Netflix picks up new Shaun the Sheep movie & Tyler Perry drama
  • Disney+ faking HDR but they added a continue watching feature
  • We can thank Werner Herzog that ‘Baby Yoda’ is a puppet
  • Mandalorian tops Stranger Things on TV demand charts
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order making all the monies
  • DC movie updates
  • Black Widow is not an origin movie
  • Dr. Doom rumored to be the villain in Black Panther 2

All that, a supersized Weekly Watched, and oh so many tangents! Thanks so much for making these 200 episodes fly by. You keep listening, we’ll keep talking at you.

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Weekend Watch – 11/29/19

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

Knives Out

Loren: Very excited for this. I’ve heard that if it does well (Currently tracking at 96% on RT) Johnson wants to make more movies with Daniel Craig’s character. A sort of modern day Poirot and I’m so down for that.

RDT: What Rick, Jen and AJ said.

Rick: 100%. I already have tickets to see it.

Jen: What Rick said, I can’t wait to check this one out.

AJ:
Yes, we are in sync here! I look forward to seeing this tonight with RDT, Rick, Jen and many other friends.


Queen & Slim

Loren: I’m down. The pedigree behind it is enough for me to at least check it out.

RDT: Fuck man, so many good movies out or coming out. I will definitely keep this up there on the list.

Rick: You had me at “Written by Lena Waithe”.

Jen: I love this take on the Thelma and Louise story. Waithe is an amazing writer so I have no doubt this will be even better than it looks.

AJ: I’ve been half-paying attention to this but now that I see “written by Lena Waithe,” I am all in.


Limited Release

White Snake

Loren: I dug the way that looked, so much so that I kinda want a dubbed version so that I can truly appreciate the visuals.

RDT: Not really for me. But I hope those interested enjoy it.

Rick: The story of the White Snake is considered one of China’s four great folktales, so you can imagine that this is not the first time it’s been adapted. This is, however, unique in that this serves as a kind of prequel to the well-known legend. I love the bold look and that it’s obviously influenced by countless wuxia films. It was a huge hit in China, but their animated films haven’t really broken through in the US. This is also aimed at an older audience (there’s suggested nudity and a love scene), so don’t look for it to pull Frozen II numbers at the box office. But maybe some good reviews and awards season love will get it noticed and bring more Chinese animation stateside.

Jen: This title is very misleading, I didn’t see David Coverdale in there at all.

AJ: You know what? I am surprisingly in for that! Didn’t see that coming. Animation looks pretty bad-ass and the story is great. I’m gonna make Rick take me and teach me his ways.


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Episode #199 – This Is The Way

Gobble gobble, everybody! Happy Pop Culture!

  • Star Trek 4! Now with less Chris!
  • C.Tates to the MAXX!
  • I’ll take a Pom Klementieff, shaken not stirred
  • Daniel Craig is done, again, as Bond
  • Stargirl will be on DCU and The CW
  • Runaways will stop running
  • Hunters trailer puts Al Pacino on the hunt against Nazis
  • Henry Cavill still down with Supes
  • John Turturro is Carmine Falcone
  • 2oker? Noper?
  • JSA will go up against Black Adamn

All that, what we watched and a few tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 11/22/19

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

Frozen 2

Loren: I feel bad for parents because they’ve had to see the original so many times, but having only seen it once (twice?) I don’t hate it. This looks pretty good and I’ll be interested to see how they make the medieval X-Men.

RDT: You know, I don’t hate the original. And I may own the soundtrack. Wait….that might be Wicked. Anyway, I will likely check this out when it hits Netflix Disney+.

Rick: I’m not a huge fan of animated musicals. I find most modern ones kind of meh and a slog, like the songs are shoehorned in there (I’m looking at you, Toy Story 2). But then you have ones like The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, and Frozen where the music feels so organic that telling the stories songless would do them a disservice. I appreciate that this sequel is taking a page from Studio Ghibli and older kids movies and upping the intensity and potential danger. We’ve gone through such a long stretch where animated movies had to be fluffy and bright. Some of that is fine, but kids also need stuff like The Secret of Nimh, Coraline, and Spirited Away to balance things out.

AJ: I saw Frozen in theaters twice. I sang the shit out of that soundtrack in the car for MONTHS, following. I am not a parent and I am not ashamed. So yes, I am totally going to buy a ticket to this movie and I may even go alone, get myself an Icee and ginormous bucket of popcorn and make a “date” out of it. I’m pretty excited.


21 Bridges

Loren: I like a solid action flick probably more than most. It takes a lot to get me into the theater nowadays though, so I’ll probably catch this one from my couch down the line.

RDT: I keep saying we need more of these movies. And then they release more of these movies. So, I should go see more of these movies….right? I definitely feel like seeing a movie this weekend. Maybe it’ll be this one!

Rick: I’m into this, but I have a small nit to pick. Shutting down all the bridges? Great. What’s to prevent the guys he’s chasing from taking a PATH train to Jersey? Or a Ferry?

AJ: First Russo Brothers theatrical project post Endgame starring Black Panther? Sold.


A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Loren: It’s a true testament to Hanks’ acting ability that you completely forget it’s him. This looks excellent, I hope that it actually is.

RDT: That trailer had me when Susan Kelechi Watson said “Please don’t ruin my childhood.” And it looks like it doesn’t. Maybe it’ll be double-feature this weekend, this and 21 Bridges? I do also want to see Ford vs Ferrari. Triple feature????

Rick: I’m not crying. You’re crying!

AJ: Have tissues. Will travel. To this movie. If Hanks doesn’t get yet another Oscar nomination for this, by the way, I will be deeply surprised. Continue reading

Episode #198 – Captain Corellia’s Mandalorian

Entertainment News? Pop Culture? A Jedi needs not these things. Luckily you aren’t a Jedi. This week the guys are talking:

  • Nic Cage to play Nic Cage in a movie about Nic Cage talking to Nic Cage
  • The King’s Man pushed to Sept, 2020
  • New Sonic trailer w/new Sonic design
  • Brooklyn 99 renewed for Season 8
  • More Crisis teasers
  • Netflix to produce Beverly Hills Cop 4
  • The Witcher picked up for Season 2 ahead of Season 1
  • No plans for Veronica Mars Season 5, yet
  • Sin City: The Series in development
  • Titans renewed for Season 3
  • Black Adam confirmed for December, 2021
  • Joker is the first R-rated movie to clear $1B, are we getting Joker 2?
  • RDJ will voice Tony Stark for What If…? animated series
  • Marvel claims 5 more dates through 2023
  • We watched The Mandalorian and we spoil the hell out of the first 2 episodes

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

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Weekend Watch – 11/15/19

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

Charlie’s Angels

Loren: Sure why not. Looks like it could be a good time on a Saturday afternoon. A not so serious spy franchise with some talented actors that aren’t too bad to look at. That sounds like something I could be into.

RDT: Looks fun. And I like the idea that The Townsend Agency is now a global organization. I don’t know that I’ll catch it in theaters, but it’ll stay on the radar.

Rick: This looks like fun and it would be nice to have another spy franchise that isn’t Mission: Impossible. Here’s hoping this does well.

Jen: I am 100% in for a fun girl-power movie. I loved the last round of Charlie’s Angels movies so much and I am here for more.

AJ: I was invited to an early press screening of this and I have to confess, I enjoyed it. Some truth: Elizabeth Banks has a lot to learn as a Director, it’s not gonna win any awards, and some of the wigs were laughable, but it’s fun. I say this is a girls’ night out movie, for sure. Pregame with some cocktails and enjoy. Kristen Stewart is sassy as all get out in the film and it works. It’s a shocking delight. I didn’t know she had that in her but then, I also just marathoned some Twilight movies.


Ford Vs Ferrari

Loren: I feel like I should be into this more than I am. It looks perfectly acceptable but I don’t know that I care enough.

RDT: I like the trailer. Good cast. Solid director. And we don’t get many movies like this these days. I have a busy weekend, but I’ll try to catch this up on the big screen sooner than later.

Rick: I hate the title. It sounds like something marketing came up with it when they couldn’t figure out how to sell the story. That aside, I am all over this. Shelby’s development of the GT and Ford’s bid to take on Ferrari at Le Mans is a bit legendary in automotive circles. I never thought would get made into a movie (mostly because of Ferrari), but I’m glad it’s getting the star treatment. I’ll absolutely see this in theaters.

Jen: I lived with a Ford guy for years and now I’m married to a Formula 1 guy so I have a lot of car info floating around in my head. I am really excited to see this story on the big screen and with a great cast and what looks like a fun film.

AJ: The critics have embraced this and I’m inclined to see it, yes. I’m not a “car person” or anything but I am totally a Matt Damon and Christian Bale person.


The Good Liar

Loren: It seems we’ve found everyone at HPN’s kink. Sexy Old People Thrillers. Who knew. In.

RDT: I’ve seen this trailer a couple times now, and I’m into it. (Or “here for it,” as the kids say.) We’re in “good movie season.” So, it may have to wait. But I’ll keep it on the old radar!

Rick: Sexiest movie of the year or sexiest movie of the year? Take all of my monies, The Good Liar.

Jen: I cannot wait to see this. If you can say no to Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren together, you’re a stronger person than I.

AJ: This movie stars an 80 year old gay man and a 74 year old British Dame and you know what? That trailer was sexy as hell. 1000% turned on and in.


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