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).
RDT: It’s good. Not perfect. But still, really, really good.
A Ghost Story
Loren: “A meditative poem about the enormity of time.” K.
RDT: Ok, that looks terrible, pretentious as fuck. But I’m still kinda curious. The whole ghost thing is weird. So, I’ll likely check it out streaming.
Do You Take This Man (Limited)
Loren: I don’t know you guys, that looks pretty gay. And also a pretty wonderful character piece. I don’t know that I’ll see it but I bet it’s pretty good.
RDT: I dunno, other than the gay aspect of it, it looks like a fairly standard story. I like the cast though. So, I may check it out eventually.
Rick: What RDT said, though I’m not sure I’ll ever get around to it.
Jen: This feels like one of those “West Side” stories of affluent LA-ites that live a life so different from me as to be unrecognizable as co-habitants of the same city. But, Mackenzie Astin. So, toss up?
This week the guys talk Wonder Woman and whether it’s good or not, spoilers, it’s pretty good. Speaking of spoilers they go full spoilers on Wonder Woman at 54:06 and Master of None at 01:26:42. Besides that, Loren and RDT talk news bits like:
Top Gun 2: Topper Gun
The Pre-Dator wraps production
Neill Blomkamp opens his own studio, wants to make a movie in the District 9-iverse
Bradley Whitford might be playing Gamera but probably not
Will Desmond be the constant for the Inhumans
Reign cast for Supergirl season 3
Manu Bennett joins the group of people that like money, wants a Deathstroke show
The Flash goes up against the Fastest Brain Alive
More FP for Riverdale season 2 and it may be a dark and weird trip
Animaniacs gets a reboot but Tales From The Crypt does not
Sin City: Very Funny
Netflix cancels Sense 8 and gets all the shit for it
Josh Gad is up to his old tricks again
Both Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins confirmed for Wonder Woman 2
Sony keeps trying to f*ck up the Spider-verse
All that, the Weekly Watched, and all the usual tangents.
Loren: When I first got wind of this I saw the voice cast and thought, “That is going to be the most annoying movie ever”.
RDT: Ugh, apparently this is pretty good. Which is weird because it doesn’t look pretty good (sorry, I just don’t enjoy Kevin Hart). I doubt I’ll pay to see it in theaters, but might give it a whirl a few months down the road when it’s streaming.
Rick: This strikes me as something that would have worked better as an animated series rather than a feature. Not that I would watch it in either format, but there’s more room for creativity on TV.
Jen: With the word underpants in the title, I can’t imagine this won’t cause giggles for the little ones, but I’ll pass till my daughter begs me for it.
This week, the guys cover some movie news and ALL THE TV NEWS!!! AGAIN!!! Seriously though, it’s that time of year and after last weeks deep dive, the networks released a whole mess of trailer for their mediocre new shows! Yay!
This week the whole gang is here as the HPN staff get together to give you a glimpse of what’s to come this Summer!
Jen and Rick join Loren and Ryan to discuss which movies they are looking forward to this Summer and which one’s not so much. And even a few they’ve never heard of! The gang also talks a little bit about the new Justice League trailer that Loren so graciously bit the bullet on and did a breakdown of. And just a little bit on the new Spider-Man: Homecoming posters.
All of that plus listener questions, the Weekly Watched, more than the usual tangents, and much more!
A little over a year ago a couple of guys found themselves at social gatherings going on and on about the state of pop culture and decided, “Hey, we should do a podcast.” Well flash forward one year and we’ve done 52 of them. And we’re just getting started.
Check out this week’s episode where we get into news bits like:
Star The Last Jedi Wars
Woody is Garris Shrike in Han Solo
HPN at SWC:O
McNulty is Lara Croft’s father
Millie Bobby Brown gets down with some giant monsters
ABC renews a show that we’ve never watched… for its 9th season