Episode #166 – Casting, Casting, and More Casting!

We’re back and better than ever, or at least as good as some others, pretty ok.  Check out stories like:

  • Probably more info on Wrestlemania than you ever wanted
  • Some quick movie hits
  • Better Call Saul pushed to 2020
  • Idris Elba is NOT playing Deadshot in The Suicide Squad but a new character, Viola Davis to return as Amanda Waller
  • Joker Teaser
  • Capt. Marvel hits $1B, First live-action movie directed by a woman to do so
  • David Harbour joins Black Widow movie and maybe Rachel Weisz too
  • Kumail Nanjiani in talks for The Eternals
  • Disney confirms that New Mutants will get a theatrical release this year

All that, what we watched and don’t forget the tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 04/05/19

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

Shazam!

Loren: I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again; maybe this is what turns the corner for Warners and DC. It looks like a lot of fun and they took the idea of “Superhero Big” and ran with it. Fingers tentatively crossed.

RDT: Pending the availability of my car (it’s in the shop), I’m definitely seeing this sooner than later.

Rick: The looks like fun. Not “run out and see it right away” fun, but probably “late in its run” kind of fun.

Josh: I am so excited for this movie I shazamed in my pants. I still think WB/DC has a long way to go before they start consistently putting out good comic book movies, but this feels like they got one right.


The Best of Enemies

Loren: I love the cast and hope that they are being true to the actual story. We’ll see what shakes out after it’s been released a few days.

RDT: Great cast aside, I feel like I’ve seen this movie already.

Rick: As much credit as Taraji P. Henson gets for her talent, I think she deserves more. Even when she’s in relative crap like Proud Mary, those movies are made watchable because she always brings her A-game. 100% in.

Josh: And the 2020 Oscar for solving racism goes to…


Pet Sematary

Loren: For as much of a horror fan as I’ve become (late bloomer, didn’t enjoy horror until sometime around college) this might be a little much for me. I don’t deal with Pet Death too well and even though I know that’s not the crux of the story here it would always be in the back of my mind. Unless I hear that this is a must see, I can probably skip it.

RDT: For as much as I don’t do horror, I actually am a King fan. Haven’t read the book but I have seen the original adaptation. So, I can see myself giving this a watch from my brightly lit living room in the near future.

Rick: I have a lot of reservations about this. Not because Mary Lambert’s adaptation was perfect, but this feels like it’s trying a little too hard. And, I love me some Lithgow, but the man is miscast as Judd Crandall. He just looks like he’s playing some generic crazy person, not the dyed in the wool, gentle Maine lifer from the novel or the earlier adaptation. I just can’t get behind it.

Josh: I have no attachment to the original, nor do I recall the book well enough for that to color my opinion of this trailer. From as objective a standpoint as I can muster, this looks like it could have some solid scares. You know. If they didn’t give them all away in this trailer. I guess we’ll see. Continue reading

Episode #165 – Why Tampa???

Pop culture. We’re talking. You’re listening.

  • Macbeth gets a pretty good director and cast
  • Cillian Murphy needs to be quiet
  • Kid Ghostbusters!
  • To All the He-Men I’ve Loved Before
  • That’s a Jay & Silent Bob Reboot wrap!
  • Where’s Stabler???
  • Felicity is leaving Arrow early
  • Stargirl looks a hell of a lot like Stargirl
  • You’ll never believe Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer can fly
  • DCU offering all the comics!!!
  • Zack Snyder is a tool
  • Boomerang returns for THE Suicide Squad
  • Some kind of Joker is in Birds of Prey
  • James Gunn is officially an EP on Endgame

All that, what we watched and more tangents.

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Episode #165

Pop culture. We’re talking. You’re listening. 

  • Macbeth gets a pretty good director and cast
  • Cillian Murphy needs to be quiet
  • Kid Ghostbusters!
  • To All the He-Men I’ve Loved Before
  • That’s a Jay & Silent Bob Reboot wrap!
  • Where’s Stabler???
  • Felicity is leaving Arrow early
  • Stargirl looks a hell of a lot like Stargirl
  • You’ll never believe Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer can fly
  • DCU offering all the comics!!!
  • Zack Snyder is a tool
  • Boomerang returns for THE Suicide Squad
  • Some kind of Joker is in Birds of Prey
  • James Gunn is officially an EP on Endgame

All that, what we watched and more tangents. 

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Weekend Watch – 03/29/19

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

Dumbo

Loren: I haven’t heard the best reviews of this but that trailer REALLY hooks me in. I’m pretty glad they figured out a way to do this without the minstrel crows from the original. I’ll check this out but probably down the road.

The Lady™: Old school Dumbo makes me cry. New school Tim Burton makes me feel disappointed and betrayed. Will I see this? Probably. Will it be totally gorgeous? Absolutely. Will I enjoy it? Unlikely.

Rick: Like the vast majority of these Disney live action/photorealistic remakes, I don’t know that we need this movie. I’m curious, but I’m betting I can probably do without it.


The Beach Bum

Loren: Harmony Korine is a weird dude. This looks… fine? Definitely not something I’m in any rush to see.

The Lady™: I can’t tell if this is something I’d be super annoyed at, or really enjoy.

Rick: I have to give Harmony Korine credit for constantly working outside convention. I don’t like everything he’s done, but I appreciate him as a filmmaker. I don’t know that I’ll run out and see this, but I’ll catch it eventually.


Limited Release

Through the Fire/Sauver ou Périr

Loren: Weird, this looks like a very American movie. In fact if they weren’t speaking French I’d have no idea that it wasn’t set in like St. Louis or something. On top of all that, if it was an American movie I probably wouldn’t get around to seeing it, so I can’t imagine I’m going to search this one out.

The Lady™: It looks beautiful, and soul crushing. I do not have the capacity to cry that much in one sitting.

Rick: Listen. Trailer people. You need to stop showing me every goddamn dramatic beat in the movie. If you give me everything in two minutes I’m not going to give you two hours (or my money).   Continue reading

Episode #164 – The Deal Is Done

What’s that? You want to the guys to talk about entertainment news? You got it! They’re talking stories like:

  • Toy Story 4 trailer
  • New John Wick 3 trailer
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Trailer
  • The Conners picked up for season 2
  • Anson Mount leaving ST:D
  • Supernatural to end after next season
  • Chelsea T. Zhang to play Ravager  and transgender activist Chella Man is Jericho on Titans season 2
  • Stranger Things: season 3 trailer
  • Dark Tower is officially a go at Amazon
  • Google Stadia announced
  • Taika Waititi will voice IG-88 in The Mandalorian
  • Shazam getting good early buzz
  • Marvel Starts Selling Off Props to the Netflix Shows
  • Disney Fox deal is done. Fox 2000 already shuttered

All that, what we watched and hey look at that, tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 03/22/19


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

Us

Loren: I slept on Get Out, which was a mistake. Won’t be making that one again. This looks amazing and horrifying and I’m really hoping it lives up to the hype. And it should, between Jordan Peele’s emergence as the modern voice of horror and the incredible cast I think we’re in for a terrifying treat. Super in.

RDT: I want to see this movie. But I’m scared to see this movie. I don’t know what to do…..

Rick:  


 

Limited Release

Money

Loren: Nah. I’ve seen this movie before.

RDT: I think I will save my….. Money…… and skip this movie.

Rick: So, a slightly more sinister Korean version of Wall Street? I think I’m good.


Wheely

Loren: If this isn’t one of the more blatant rip-offs I’ve ever seen I’ll be shocked.

RDT: If I don’t have any desire to see the movie this is ripping off, what makes you think I do for this??? Clunky wording, but you get what I’m saying.

Rick:  Continue reading

Episode #163 – You don’t put kids in fridges…..

Considering this is a pop culture NEWS podcast, the guys spend far too much time talking about 20-year-old movies. 

All that, what we watched and more tangents. 

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Weekend Watch – 03/15/19


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

Wonder Park

Loren: The concept here is a lot of fun, the execution doesn’t do it for me. To say I’m not the demo for this is putting it lightly.

RDT: I am not a child nor do I have a child. Not to say animated properties must be only for children. Just saying this one seems to be.

Rick: This one is definitely for younger kids. Since I do not have any I’m unlikely to check this one out.

Jen: This does nothing for me, but looks like something my 5-year old would drag me to the theater for so…


Captive State

Loren: I had only seen TV spots for this and they looked horrible. I kept thinking, ”how many boats does John Goodman have?” It kinda looked that crappy invasion show on USA with Sawyer from LOST. Anyway this looks so much better than that. I’ll keep it on my radar.

RDT: Definitely in for this, maybe even this weekend if my local AMC is showing it. I got a gift card burning a hole in my pocket!

Rick: Please be good. We need more smart sci-fi.

Jen: John Goodman is looking good! I like the idea of this and hope it’s more Arrival and less every other invasion Sci-fi.


Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

Loren: This felt a little cheap to me. Like not quite a major studio feature and not quite a Nickelodeon original. Once again I’m not the demographic here so I think I’ll pass.

RDT: I saw the trailer for this the other day. Looks harmless enough and I’m never gonna see it.

Rick: I kept thinking while watching the trailer: “Is this a sequel? Wasn’t there a Nancy Drew movie like two years ago?” 1) No. It’s a relaunch. 2) That Nancy Drew movie I was thinking of came out twelve freaking years ago. I may never watch this incarnation, but it looks pretty charming.

Jen: I found this surprisingly cute. I can’t say I’ll be running out to see this, but I could see watching this on a streaming device in the future. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About The Final Avengers: Endgame Trailer!

Wow. What can I even say here. This is the absolute culmination of ten years and 21(!) films. What an insane undertaking. Thankfully because of all that I don’t really have to get as in depth with the back stories for all of these characters like I usually do because, c’mon, you already know all of that right? So without further ado, Let’s Talk About The Final Avengers: Endgame Trailer! Continue reading