Weekend Watch – 07/20/18

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 Equalizer 2

Loren: More of the same from the first. Having just seen the original the character is fresh in my mind, but I still don’t see myself rushing out to see this.

RDT: I enjoyed the original (if you can call a remake of a tv show “original”) a lot more than I thought I would. But, I’m so behind on movies, if I make it to the theater this weekend, it likely will not be to see this.

The Lady™: This looks pretty bad ass. However, I didn’t even know there was a first one. So the chances of me seeing the second are about 0.00002%.

Jen: The original TV “Equalizer” was Edward Woodward. I so enjoy saying that name ‘Edward Woodward’ it just rolls off the tongue. No offense to Denzel Washington. In regards to the movie, I never saw the first one and I don’t feel remiss.


Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Loren: The big question is; is the threequel called Mamma Mia: My My, How Can I Resist You? Or Mamma Mia: Does It Show Again?

RDT: I saw the first one once, in a free screening, 10 years ago. Apparently, there was a reel missing (back in the days before digital projection). I didn’t notice. So, yeah…..

The Lady™: I’m neither old enough nor young enough to have any interest in this movie.

Jen: They are reusing a lot of the same songs from the first one, which is fine, I guess. I just think maybe they could have done the sequel set to some other band’s greatest hits catalog instead. Why not an Ace of Base musical? I’d watch Cher sing “The Sign” any day of the week.


Unfriended: Dark Web

Loren: This looks cheap but also ok. I guess you can do that sometimes. I’m definitely not seeing this in the theater, probably ever if I’m being honest.

RDT: Horror + “didn’t see the first one” = No RDT.

The Lady™: It’s really difficult to get into a horror movie when you don’t care if the people die. This is why you don’t touch other people’s stuff!

Jen: I’m sure a lot of teens will see this and it will make its money back. Good for them, because I’m out. Continue reading

Episode #128 – You Were Up With The Kids Last Night!

The guys are here once again to fill you in on all the Pop-Culture news from the last week. They’re talking stories like:

  • RoboCop returns kills off original sequels
  • Prophet movie in development
  • M:I – Fallout is apparently really good
  • Zombieland 2 moving forward
  • Bill & Ted 3 back up in the air
  • Duncan Jones making Rogue Trooper movie?
  • Y: The Last Man casting
  • Pose renewed at FX
  • Joss Whedon is coming back to TV HBO!
  • Christina Applegate is coming to Netflix
  • Elasti-Woman cast in Titans/Doom Patrol
  • West Wing reboot?
  • Queer Eye picked up for season 3
  • First look at Freddy Freeman and Shazam
  • Joaquin Phoenix officially signs on to Joker Origins movie
  • We’re getting a Black Widow movie!!!

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

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Weekend Watch – 07/13/18

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

Skyscraper

Loren: Look I’m not out or anything but this just looks silly. However, if I didn’t have a backlog of movies I want to see in the theater, this might be the perfect flick to beat the heat that this horrendous heatwave has brought upon us.

RDT: I desperately want to see this, no joke. But, like Loren, I’m super behind on movies. So, this might have to wait a bit.

Jen: This looks terrible…ly awesome! Ridiculous, but worth some popcorn and A/C time for sure.


Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Loren: *Sigh* I know kids are the audience for these things but aren’t they supposed to have jokes for adults too? Also sweet Gru impression there Drac. *Sigh*

RDT: Jen wins.

Jen: This movies wants to suck my blood, but instead it just sucks.


Eighth Grade

Loren: This is the writing and directorial debut for stand up comic Bo Burnham. He came to prominence when he was young on YouTube so the social media aspect of this most likely comes from personal experience. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this movie and it looks equally heartfelt and heart wrenching.

RDT: This just slotted in front of Skyscraper.

Jen: I cringed so hard during this trailer I wonder if I can manage to get through the whole thing. It definitely took me right back to being 12 years old and that actress is fantastic. It’s going on the list. Continue reading

Episode #127 – Parabellum

We’re back this week talking, oh, umm, pop culture!

  • The Gosling in Top Gun 2 has been cast, sadly.
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 will not be called John Wick: Chapter 3
  • Shaw gets a sister, and Hobbs and Shaw get a villain.
  • The 80’s are back again, again!, with remakes of Child’s Play and Firestarter in development.
  • Timeless has run out of…..chances.
  • Titans will be dark and Crazy Jane will be….crazy.
  • Alien tv show won’t feature actual aliens.
  • Star Wars Episode IX: Felicity Reference
  • Is Zack Snyder putting together his own Snyder Cut to Justice League? Probably not.
  • Birds of Prey, or some other DCEU lady movie, starts shooting in January?
  • Nicolas Cage is…..Spider-Man…..(Noir)
  • Capt. Marvel has wrapped, for now.
  • Avengers 4 title revealed? Maybe?
  • All that, what we watched and the usual tangents.

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Weekend Watch – 07/06/18

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

Ant-Man and the Wasp

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RDT:  

The Lady™: 

Jen: 


The First Purge

Loren: I’m always interested in these. I never see them but I’m interested. I guess if I’d see them all I’d want to know about how it all began, but maybe it hits a little too close to home for me.

RDT: Haven’t seen the others, so why would I start with the first one? Oh, wait….still, pass.

The Lady™: Is it weird that this one makes me want to go back and see the first one?

Jen: Oooo, topical… but I’ll pass.


Sorry to Bother You

Loren: Yes please. I think I saw this trailer with Deadpool 2. I was in then, I’m in now.

RDT: I have no idea what I just watched. But I’m kinda into it.

The Lady™: That was some seriously weird shit. SOLD!!

Jen: This looks so cool and different and fun and Tessa Thompson is the best, so I’m in. Continue reading

Episode #126 – Nick’s on a Motorcycle! and Other Stories

The guys are here once again to cover all your pop culture news needs for the week that was. They’re talking stories like:

  • Frontrunners for Goose, Jr. in Top Gun 2
  • Jumanji 3 confirmed for December 13, 2019
  • Indy 5 delayed
  • Poster for Glass
  • Jim Carrey to play Dr. Robotnik in live action Sonic The Hedgehog movie
  • Greta Gerwig directing all-star Little Women remake
  • Naomi Scott rumored to be 3rd angel in Charlie’s Angels reboot
  • Champions and Ghosted officially cancelled
  • Showtime picks up HALO series
  • Watchmen casting
  • LA’s Finest picked up by Charter Communications
  • Could Rian Johnson’s SW trilogy kickoff sooner than expected?
  • DC Universe to launch this fall, with a beta available in August
  • Jared Leto to play Morbius the Living Vampire in one of Sony’s dumb spinoff movies
  • Kevin Feige confirms plans for Dr. Strange 2

All that, the Weekly Watched, and all the usual tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 06/29/18

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

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Loren: I should really see the first one. That’s supposed to be good. This looks fine, but I’m finding it really hard to get past the way Benicio Del Toro shoots his gun. That looks really stupid.

RDT: I thought Sicario was great. So this is really high up on my list (though Loren’s not wrong about the gun thing). That being said, I still haven’t seen Incredibles 2. As such, Day of the Soldado may take a backseat.

The Lady™: Hahahahah, what?! Who shoots like that? Also, I couldn’t care less about cartel movies.

Rick: BDT is “bump firing” his gun. It’s something that’s usually done on semi-auto rifles with a special stock that essentially makes the gun fully automatic (that’s also why those stocks are illegal). Doing this with a handgun is pretty unsafe and lowers your accuracy, but you can spray a lot of bullets quickly. Also, I’m in for this.

Jen: Is this going to break down on gender lines? The Lady and I are in solid agreement on this one. I guess this will be a boys night out event.


Uncle Drew

Loren: This is going to be awful but I’ll admit I laughed at a couple of jokes the first time I saw this trailer. Now though, nothing. Guess you have to be in the right mood. Don’t know when that will be again.

RDT: First of all, I had no idea this was based on a commercial?!?!?! Second, I couldn’t care less about basketball. So, yeah, I’m out.

The Lady™: No offense to Amy Poehler, I absolutely cannot stand Nick Kroll. Pass.

Rick: Nope. Not in the slightest.

Jen: This feels like something I stream after ingesting a large edible, but not something I’d pay for, bring it on streaming and local dispensary!


Leave No Trace

Loren: There are a lot of stories about PTSD out there but I like the way this one is handling it. It looks like an interesting take on it, and really well acted. Who would have thought that the kid who played a shitty version of Angel in X-Men 3 would go on to be such a good actor?

RDT: Loren, “the kid who played a shitty version of Angel in X-Men 3,” aka Ben Foster, has pretty much always been a good actor. Sure, there are a few spotty choices on the resume, but definitely more good than bad. That being said, I liked this trailer a lot. It reminded me a little of (a more dramatic/realistic, less-Jason Bourne version of) Hanna. I may not catch it in the theaters, but I’ll keep it on the old radar.

The Lady™: I’ve had a huge crush on Ben Foster since I was eleven, when he starred in the Disney Channel original series Flash Forward. That being said, I don’t want to see this in theaters. No one needs to see/hear me ugly cry. But as soon as it hits streaming, I’m all over this.

Rick: It’s nice to see Ben Foster playing a more sympathetic role again. Count me in.

Jen: Since everyone else focused on Ben Foster, I’ll point out that the young girl in this looks like an amazing actress in her own right. This looks solid, not something I’m running to the theater for, but it’s on the radar for sure. Continue reading

Episode #125 – You Sound Like You’re from London!

Find out what bildos are, plus what’s going in the world of pop culture.

  • Disney heads to the ATM to buy Comcast
  • AMC v. Moviepass
  • Get Out 2: Get Outer
  • Creed II trailer
  • Buh bye Roseanne, long live The Conners
  • Timeless is out of time, again.
  • Dear White People and Man in the High Castle both renewed
  • Amazon gets Invincible
  • Child’s Play: The Series?
  • ALL STAR WARS MOVIES ARE ON HOLD!!!!! (no they’re not)
  • Dumb fans want to remake The Last Jedi.
  • Silk getting her own movie….?
  • Spider-Man will not be going to a winter formal
  • When do a bunch of MCU movies take place?
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp is….. pretty good.

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Weekend Watch – 06/22/18


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

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Loren: How can we go from Jurassic Park to this? I wasn’t a huge fan of the 1st (4th) one and don’t hold out too much hope for this one. And I bet you this leads to those weird Human Dino hybrid soldiers we saw concept art for in the next one.

The Lady™: This movie can’t decide if it’s an action comedy or action horror, which is really disconcerting for the view. (Also… Is Blue a cat? She seems to only listen to commands when it suits her. Clearly a cat!)

Rick: It’s a sad state of affairs when the Carnosaur sequels make more sense than this movie.

Jen: I think Chris Pratt is dreamy. But this looks ridiculous. However, if I were 12 or 13 and it was a hot summer afternoon, I would be there right away – in fact, I think that was how I saw the original “Jurassic Park”. What goes around comes around, I guess.


Limited Release

The King

Loren: At first I was sitting here going we don’t need another documentary on Elvis, but that’s not what this is. This is a doc on race relations in America for the last 50 years. And one that looks like it’s done well. I can get into that.

The Lady™: The downfall of the American Dream told through the birth of Rock and Roll? I don’t even like Elvis, and I could not be more in!!

Rick: See Jen’s response.

Jen: I saw Erroll Morris’s name on there and I don’t need to see more, I’m in.


The Catcher Was A Spy

Loren: I’m a little worried about the fact that with a cast like this, I hadn’t heard anything about this movie until I was putting together this week’s WW Doc. That leaves me with the feeling that this movie is probably terrible. Too bad it actually looks interesting.

The Lady™: I love it when traditionally comedic actors take on hard hitting dramatic roles. This is how you get Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine, Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting. I have super high hopes for this one.

Rick: Yep. This reeks of a mediocre movie getting dumped into theaters by its distributor. What a waste of a concept and cast.

Jen: That’s a pretty stacked cast and an interesting story, but Loren and Rick make good points. My thought, why isn’t this being released in the fall? Counter-programming?  Meh, maybe. Continue reading

Episode #124 – Just A Quick One

The guys were super busy this week so they burned through the news quicker than ever. But don’t worry they still covered everything that happened in the world of Pop Culture. They talked news like:

  • Gal Gadot joins cast of Red Notice
  • Dumbo teaser trailer
  • Full Grinch trailer
  • Ewan McGregor to star in Dr. Sleep, the sequel to The Shining
  • Comcast officially offers $65B in cash for Fox
  • Apple might start making movies
  • The Incredibles 2 makes a ton of money
  • Gotti gets 0% on RT
  • Plastic Elongated Man upped to regular for season 5 of The Flash
  • Jeremy Jordan bumped down to recurring for season 4 of Supergirl, Brainy upped to full time cast member
  • MTV rebooting Aeon Flux as a live action show
  • Jack Ryan trailer
  • Glow season 2 trailer
  • Lucifer saved, gets a 4th season at Netflix
  • ST:Discovery show runners out. Kurtzman in
  • Oprah signs with Apple
  • E3 Winners and Losers
  • Geoff Johns booted from DC Entertainment, will still write/produce The Green Lantern Corps movie
  • Chris Pine returns for Wonder Woman 1984
  • Aquaman poster and more Aquastuff
  • Capt. Marvel will be the face of the MCU in phase

All that plus: The Weekly Watched, listener Greg has a Bond problem, and all the usual tangents.

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