Episode #137 – My dog farts a lot…

This week, while the guys talk pop culture entertainment news, my dog clears the room. Multiple times. I should probably take him to the vet.

  • What’s old (Bond 25 writers) is new (Bond 25 writers) again.
  • The dragon training is over.
  • Designing Women will start designing again
  • NBC puts 3 high profile shows into development
  • Lean On Me Again, Lady!
  • Lois Lane and Nora Fries come to the CW
  • Aaron Paul heads west
  • AMC (and only AMC) expects The Walking Dead to last another decade
  • Sabrina trailer
  • Batgirl coming to DCU? (No.)
  • Robin meets Robin
  • The Death of (Henry Cavill as) Superman
  • BatHamm returns?
  • First look at Joaquin Phoenix as Joker Arthur Fleck???
  • Venom confirmed as not good….no, PG-13 (and also not good…probably).

All that, what we watched and the usual tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 09/14/18

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

The Predator

Loren: It’s probably bad but who cares that’s the fun. I do like me some Shane Black movies so I’m a solid probably here.

RDT: Critics aren’t loving it, but I think it looks fun. Hoping to catch it this weekend.

Rick: Early reviews have been divisive, but I’m not expecting high art here. All I’m really looking for in this movie is a gory, explody good time.

Jen: There’s a LOT of BTS drama around this movie that make me uncomfortable and it looks pretty standard issue. I’ll probably stay home.


A Simple Favor

Loren: Like, maybe? It doesn’t look awful per se and I’m intrigued as to what happened. But I don’t know if it’s enough to get me to see it. Yeah, maybe.

RDT: Jen, I will gladly go see this with you. I was totally hooked by this trailer. If I don’t see it with Jen, I’ll catch it streaming.

Rick: I like the cast, but this feels like nearly every modern thriller tossed in a blender and poured out on screen (well, into a novel first, then on screen). Unless reviews are stellar, I’m all set.

Jen: I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’m a mom who drinks martinis and thinks Henry Golding is super hot, but I am all in for this movie.


White Boy Rick

Loren: Yeah I’m not 100% sold here from that trailer. I can’t tell if that kid is doing a character or isn’t that great an actor. Plus, I’m really tired of the drug dealer/hustler stories. I’ll wait to hear if this is any good before checking it out.

RDT: As Loren and Jen said, I’m not loving the kid, and McConaughey isn’t quite enough to get me to the theater on his own. Pass.

Rick:

Jen: That is a great role for McConaughey but I’m not getting a strong charismatic vibe off the kid and I need to feel that for this to work. That being said this is a great true story that is both unbelievable and fascinating so it feels like it’d be hard to screw it up. So, maybe?


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Episode #136 – I Paid For A Year Upfront

Once again the guys are here with all of the Entertainment News from the week that was. They’ve got stories like:

  • Oscars “postpone” best popular film category
  • Apparently, Halloween is good
  • Mattel launches a film division
  • Brooklyn Nine Nine expands NBC Season to 18 episodes
  • The CW is developing a Nancy Drew show
  • Veronica Mars returning to Hulu, don’t get them confused
  • Netflix picked up Designated Survivor for some reason
  • Timothy Dalton cast as The Chief in Doom Patrol
  • Swamp Thing to be hard R and practical
  • Henry Cavill will be Geralt in the Witcher series
  • Entertainment Weekly gives first look for Captain Marvel

All that, a huge Star Wars tangent up front, and of course the Weekly Watched!

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Weekend Watch – 09/07/18

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

Peppermint

Loren: Alias is The Punisher with a little Lady John Wick in there for flavor. I like that this trailer starts like one of those Jennifer Garner Jesus movies and then gets all Frank Castle on us. I’ll see this eventually but probably not in the theater.

RDT: Yeah, I’m a pretty big JG fan (except for the Jesus movies. Sorry Jennifer….and Jesus). It’s nice to see her kicking ass again. So count me in! Maybe even this weekend!

Rick: I’m only mildly disappointed that this is not about Peppermint Butler from Adventure Time getting bloody revenge in the name of the Candy Kingdom, but I’m still all in for this.

Jen: I’ll give a pass to the “dead kid trope” here since it’s the main inciting incident of the film – and revealed in the promotion of the film. It’s good to see Jennifer Garner kicking ass again and not just as a mom in Jesus movie.


The Nun

Loren: Besides that fantastic jump scare at the end, this looks… fine I guess? It’s weird that The Conjuring-verse is so big. I guess people like these movies. Should I be watching them? Rick, should I watch these movies?

RDT: Unless Rick screens this (and it sounds like he probably won’t), I will likely never, ever see this movie.

Rick: To Loren (and anyone else on the fence), you should absolutely see The Conjuring. It’s a masterclass in how to make a proper haunting/possession film. You should not, however, come within fifty feet of The Conjuring 2, for it will taint you with its awfulness. This just looks like “Jump Scare: The Movie!” to me. I’m all set, thanks.

Jen: Did you hear about how YouTube made them take down an ad for this movie that was just a jump scare? It looked like you were watching a normal YT ad before your video and then she pops out and people were losing their s***. That is some excellent marketing. But no. I don’t need this much terror in my life right now.


Limited Release

The Hows of Us

Loren: How did those 14 year olds buy that house? I can barely buy food for me and Winston.

RDT: Meh

Rick: Zzzzz…

Jen: So this is NOT related to This is Us? Hmmm, pass. Continue reading

Episode #135 – No one is Statler and Waldorf.

Coming to you from palatial Dog Hair Manor, the guys are here with all the pop culture news.

  • Top Gun 2020
  • The Rock is the King
  • Wile E. Coyote: legal drama
  • The final The Predator the trailer
  • Mr. Robot shutting down in season 4
  • DCU drops in a couple weeks. Titans to disappoint a month later.
  • Alan Tudyk is nobody
  • Disney streaming info
  • Matt Smith wakes up From His Nap
  • Star Wars: Resistance deets
  • Alec Baldwin was and then wasn’t in The Joker
  • Russo hoping to finish Avengers 4 before its release date

All that, what we watched and the usual tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 08/31/18

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

The Little Stranger

Loren: Meh. I hate to start a week off like that but this didn’t do much for me. Everyone’s too damn British for it to feel all that creepy.

RDT: Love the cast and like the director. But this did nothing for me. Sorry.

Rick: It’s difficult to pull off an effective ghost story anymore, but I like this cast and it looks atmospheric. I’m willing to give this one a shot.

Jen: Is Domhnall Gleeson in everything now? How do you pronounce his name anyway? This looks effectively creepy but not gory so I’m willing to give it a chance.


Operation Finale

Loren: Hey it’s Star Wars leads in period pieces week! This was looking pretty solid but then they went and Nick Kroll’d it all up. I don’t think I’ll be seeing this.

RDT: So, it’s September. Too late for blockbusters. Too early for legit prestige films. If this were better, we wouldn’t be seeing it for another couple months.

Rick: There’s been a rash of WWII movies in the last year. Can we move onto another conflict? It’s not like there’s a shortage of them.

Jen: I, too, am sick of WWII stories, but this has more of a 70s “Boys from Brazil” vibe that I kind of am into. Nick Kroll does give me pause but I didn’t immediately hate him in this trailer, so that’s a plus.


KIN

Loren: Oh cool, let’s glorify guns even more! Yeah, I know, it’s an alien gun but the point still stands. And this is from someone that loves action movies. The difference here is that this puts a crazy future gun in the hands of a kid as the only way to protect his family. It’s like AXL from last week if the robot dog that you are supposed to relate to was a fucking gun.

RDT: Holy shit! Is that James Franco as the bad guy? When did he buy a boat?

Rick: There’s…there’s a lot going on in that trailer, and I’m not sure I have a pressing need to unpack it all by seeing this movie.

Jen: I want this to be either more of a family film about a kid who finds some alien tech or a dark film about a guy out of prison trying to keep it straight for his family. Not that I want to see either of those movies either, but I think one of those would be better than what’s happening here. Continue reading

Episode #134 – It’s Our Jerry O’Connell Episode!

Just because there’s not a lot of news doesn’t mean it’s going to be a short week. There isn’t a tangent too out there that the guys won’t go on. But they also talked about stories like:

  • Danny Boyle out as Bond 25 director
  • Timeless 2 part finale airs in Dec.
  • Big Bang Theory coming to an end.
  • The Lethal Weapon season 3 promo looks terrible
  • Superman and Lois Lane confirmed for the crossover.
  • Anthony Michael Hall joins Riverdale as the new principal
  • Netflix officially picks up Glow for season 3
  • American Vandal Season 2: The Turd Burglar trailer
  • Veronica Mars revival series almost official at Hulu
  • Brendan Fraser to play Robotman in Doom Patrol
  • Galaxy Quest TV Show on hold for now
  • Dominic Monaghan joins “From His Nap”
  • Production for Guardians 3 has been “put on pause”
  • According to Feige no Avengers 4 title until after Capt. Marvel trailer

All that, the aforementioned tangents, and don’t forget the Weekly Watched!

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Weekend Watch – 08/24/18

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

The Happytime Murders

Loren:   Be careful what you wish for 2010 Loren, you may get it. Boy does that look not funny at all. Also over 8 years in development can’t be a good sign. Pass.

RDT: I chuckled a little more than my cohorts. I won’t rush out to see it, but I’ll give it a watch once it goes streaming.

Rick: Every movie Melissa McCarthy has made with her husband has been a creative letdown (see: The Boss, Tammy, Life of the Party). This looks to continue the trend. Also, Peter Jackson kinda did this already in 1989 with Meet the Feebles. I’m not saying that movie is great, but Happy Time Murders isn’t breaking any new ground here.

Jen: No. I did not laugh but I did cringe. That can’t be a good sign.


Searching

Loren: For a movie using the Unfriended style of shooting this actually looks pretty tense. It might even be a good wake up call to show how much and how little we can get from people’s online personas. But I still don’t think I’m going to see it.

RDT: I also am a John Cho fan. But I feel like I’d get burnt out on the gimmick pretty quick. Also, since it’s all shot on “screens,” what’s the need to see it in theaters?

Rick: Apparently this is the first in a series of a planned fourteen (!) movies in what the producer is calling “ScreenLife” style; meaning all the stories are told inside computers/monitors/phones, etc. This looks decent, but fourteen? Even if the stories are compelling this is going to get old after maybe two or three of them.

Jen: I love me some John Cho and this actually looks less gimmicky than I would have thought. I think we’ll see a lot more films in this style and most won’t be good, but this one has some potential.


AXL

Loren: ET meets Short Circuit meets Lassie meets Beethoven. In other words, I’ve never seen this movie but I’ve definitely seen this movie.

RDT: Because I’ve already seen this movie a million times, I’m never going to watch this movie.

Rick: Looks like another “quality” entry into the burgeoning robot dog subgenre. Who wants to binge watch this along with A.R.C.H.I.E., Robo-Dog, and Robo-Dog: Airborne? Huh? Who’s with me? Hey! Where are you going?! Awww. I ordered pizza and everything…

Jen: This reminded me a lot of Monster Trucks for some reason. This definitely feels like a movie that would have come out in the mid-80s and that I would have watched on VHS at my best friend’s house. Continue reading

Episode #133 – Little. Yellow. Different.

If it’s another episode of the Hollywood Picture News, it must be Tuesday. 

  • Brian coming back to The Fast & The Furious franchise?
  • Girls Trip 2: Girls Tripper
  • Amazon Theaters?
  • Somehow MoviePass sucks even more
  • Bourne: The Series (without Bourne)
  • Watchmen: The Series
  • Netflix cancels a couple shows 
  • Resistance trailer
  • Venom is gonna make some money
  • James Gunn still in the unemployment line

All that, what we watched and the usual tangents. 

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Weekend Watch – 08/17/18

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

Crazy Rich Asians

Loren: It’s great to see a whole cast of Asian actors in not a martial arts movie. The downside here is that this plot looks pretty standard to say the least. Couple that with the media blitz and the mid-August release and I don’t think I’ll be in for this one.

Rick: Definitely breaking a lot of ground for underrepresented Asian performers, but it looks like a pretty standard romantic comedy. There really isn’t any competition this weekend and, given the popularity of the novel, it’ll probably do well. I, however, am out.


Mile 22

Loren: The first trailer I saw for this was terrible and creepily jingoistic. This leans much more into a paramilitary 16 Blocks. I’m not a huge Mark Wahlberg fan but I love Iko Uwais (The Raid) who I didn’t realize was in this. That’s gonna get me to see it, but definitely not in the theater.

Rick: So, it’s basically 16 Blocks, but more explodey. I’m okay with that. Not opening weekend, but maybe a couple of weeks in when I need an action fix.


Alpha

Loren: I love dogs. But I don’t need to see this as a dramatization. It’s a prehistoric story of a boy and his dog. Got it.

Rick: Wait. He fell what looks like ten stories and just broke his ankle? GTFO. Also, this looks like a more self-serious version of 10,000 BC. Super pass. Continue reading