Episode #74 – I Think I Can Dance Stars

More news, less not news this week. The guys get down to brass tacks (ok they tangent a bunch too) and cover items like:

  • Jake Busey is the son of Gary Busey, both in life and in The Predator
  • The Accountant 2 is moving forward
  • We come up with a way to make a decent sounding 007 shared universe
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle trailer
  • Alec Baldwin will continue to Trump up SNL
  • Kevin Bacon brings Tremors to SyFy… again
  • More Better Call Saul on it’s way
  • Disney wants to f*ck up Herbie
  • Rick and Morty are back on July 30th
  • Netflix caves and gives Sense8 a send off
  • And they also renew Dear White People for a season 2
  • Meet live action George Jetson
  • Affleck is definitely playing Batman in The Batman
  • Wonder Woman passes The Legal Proceeding domestically
  • All the reasons why we aren’t getting a Superman: Red Son movie
  • Tom Holland confirms a fun fan theory putting Spider-Man in the MCU much earlier
  • Spider-Man: Winter Formal will begin minutes after Avengers 4 ends.
  • The Inhumans trailer doesn’t look amazing
  • Deadpool 2 has started shooting, probably both film and bullets
  • Rosario Dawson is out and Alice Braga is in for New Mutants
  • Quicksilver confirmed for Dark Phoenix, maybe he’ll actually have more than one scene
  • Fox sets dates for 6 upcoming X-films, multiple projects per year

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

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Episode #72 – Just… So Much About The Dark Universe

The guys have you covered on all the week’s pop culture news, and more than you probably cared about Universal’s Dark Universe!

They’re talking stories like: 

  • The real named Rawson Thurber might be helming a Cannonball Run reboot
  • Flatliners gets rebooted for some reason
  • Tom Cruise Control (YES!) on The Mummy might be what hurt it
  • Bumblebee ’84
  • Michelle Monaghan back for MI:6
  • More info about the Wick-i-verse!
  • Actual IRL friend Mike Van Waes is writing the Conjuring spinoff The Crooked Man
  • Kevin Smith begins shooting a movie no one will care about
  • Ducktales reboot opening
  • Kimmy Schmidt gets a Season 4
  • GLOW might actually be good. Brandon over at UPROXX sure thinks so!
  • Apple gets into the Netflix game
  • A brief E3 roundup including Spider-Man, The Switch, Anthem, and Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • Danny Elfman takes over Justice League duties after Junkie XL is sent away
  • Could John Lithgow have been the Joker?
  • An actual TON of Dark Phoenix bits
  • Amy Pascale says the Spider-verse will connect to the MCU, Kevin Feige is all ?????
  • Infinity War has a scene with 30+ characters in it, but probably not Coulson

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

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Episode #56 – 2700 Words On Adam Sandler For Some Reason

We got your pop culture news right here. But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of tangents to be had. Check out news bits like:

  • #F8 has a Ludacris runtime (see what I did there?)
  • Hellboy 3 isn’t happening, stop asking
  • More dumb Raid remake details
  • Predator gets Chuck’d
  • Red Cup cast photo
  • A show we Doubt you ever watched got cancelled 
  • But The Mick and Lethal Weapon were picked up
  • We find our Black Lightning and it’ll probably be the show that starts next year’s Arrow Verse crossover
  • Rick and Morty season 3 FINALLY starts production
  • Suits spinoff in the works; Pantsuits?
  • Because sure why not, Nightwing moves forward at WB
  • Matt Reeves is on again after being off again with The Batman
  • Jamie Chung Blinks her way into the X-Verse
  • Ramsay Bolton is Inhuman
  • And Logan might be the last hurrah for SirPatStew in the X-Verse

All that, plus the usual tangents.

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Let’s Talk About The New Logan Trailer

Wow. That’s two trailers now for this film that look outstanding. I didn’t do a breakdown for the first one because I kinda just stood there in awe. The whole thing would have just been .gifs of people with slack jawed expressions. With this one, though, there’s more we can glean about the story and characters.

Logan looks to take some inspiration from the Wolverine comic “Old Man Logan” and a whole hell of a lot from the origin of X-23 in “NYX“. Logan and Professor X are on the run and are protecting a little girl that’s very similar to Logan. In the comics Laura Kinney/X-23 is a clone of Wolverine that Logan sometimes treats as a daughter. She has the same ability to heal herself, as well as two adamantium claws per hand and one in each foot. Much like Logan’s berserker rage state that he enters, Laura has something very similar in a trigger scent. A scent that, when smelled, causes Laura to black out and go into a murderous rage. She is also currently the Wolverine of the Marvel Universe as Logan is dead, but it’s comics so I don’t imagine that lasting for very long.

The movie looks to course correct the Wolverine franchise after an abysmal opening salvo and 2/3rds of a good follow up. This is also Fox’ second R-rated X-Men Universe flick following last year’s Deadpool. But enough talking Let’s Talk About The New Logan Trailer: Continue reading

Episode #24- We aren’t afraid of any ghosts.

This week, our good friend Jen sits in for Loren and we talk Ghostbusters (SPOILERS @ 54:30), female-centric reboots (sort of) and all the news!

  • How does Matt Damon feel about the inevitable Bourne reboot?
  • Will Harry Potter return to theaters?
  • Why is Hobbs in prison orange?
  • The Universal Monsters cinematic universe is well underway.
  • Will Pokemon Go to the movies?
  • An actual Pennywise picture.
  • Episode VIII has wrapped…for now.
  • Han Solo cast, and it’s exactly who we thought it would be.
  • Is Rogue One crawling or not?
  • Kid Flash revealed!
  • Snapper Carr and Maggie Sawyer join Supergirl!
  • Pete becomes Patricia in the new MacGyver.
  • Bloodline and Catastrophe renewed (should we be watching these shows?)
  • #Sixseasonsandamovie
  • Battlefield to become a tv series.
  • Wonder Woman!!!!
  • X-Men heading to Fox

All that, a few tangents and an in depth chat about the new Ghostbusters (again, SPOILERS @ 54:30).

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Episode #17 – Apocalypse Wow! (or maybe not….)

We saw X-Men: Apocalypse and we’re going to tell you all about it! Like, ALL about it. Spoilers from 1:24:23 to 2:00:19. Also, Flash season finale spoilers from 00:34:25 to 00:53:16. But first, the news!

  • The Fast & The Furious returning to theaters as The Rock tells us all about Hobbs’ status for Fast or Furious 8.
  • Speaking of, The Rock confirms “Doc” Savage.
  • A whole bunch of James Bond news and rumors.
  • And Jeff Bridges joins Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
  • Nashville cancelled, but still ends on a cliffhanger.
  • The Flash changes everything.
  • No more True Detective…?
  • But a lot more Peaky Blinders!
  • Mirror’s Edge coming to TV.
  • Amazon releases info on a couple pilots.
  • Master of None coming back in April.
  • Will Cap hang with Spidey?
  • Will Spidey hang with Spidey?

All that and (even more than) the usual tangents (learn all about DC Rebirth, Flashpoint and Crisis on Infinite Earths).

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Weekend Watch – 5/27/16

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).

Super impressed by her Bad Moms trailer breakdown, we’ve invited Jen to join the (unpaid) staff! Welcome Jen! We can’t wait to see what you have for us next!


X-Men: Apocalypse

Loren: I pretty much said everything I wanted to about this my trailer breakdown. I’m going to see it this weekend. If it holds up to First Class and Days of Future Past we’ll call it a win.

RDT: Nothing I’ve seen of this gets me excited. I like some stuff better than others and am going to see it regardless. But..yeah….we’ll see….

Rick: Early word is not promising. Apparently there are lots of long-winded speeches. There’s also the added difficulty of Apocalypse looking like a Power Ranger villain. I still have hope, though.

Jen: I may be the only person on the planet who doesn’t love JLaw as Mystique and this trailer doesn’t change that. But Sansa Stark as Jean Grey, and the presence of Nightcrawler (Bamf!) ensure I will attempt to see this in the theater, forget to see to this in the theater, and then catch it on demand in three months when I remember that I forgot to see it in the theater.

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Loren: Didn’t see the first one, probably won’t see this one. It looks more like a ride at Disneyland than a movie.

RDT: No thank you.

Rick: In spite of the WTFutterwacken dance at the end, I still enjoyed the first movie. I never expected a sequel, but Disney likes brands so it stands to reason the we got one. I may matinee this or just wait for video if I see it at all.

Jen: I wish they’d picked a more on-the-nose song for this trailer. I’ll likely catch this on DVD when my daughter is old enough for it (if DVDs still exist at that point, if not I’ll catch it on tiny disk they insert directly into your brain). Will spend opening night watching this instead

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Let’s Talk About The Final X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer

First and foremost this is a MUCH better trailer. In fact, every trailer for this has been better than the last. I was having trouble getting into this flick for some reason, which is pretty weird seeing as how I have very much enjoyed the X-Men movies. You know, except for the absolutely terrible X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Those two are garbage. This trailer has gotten me back on track.

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

The last two films have been an interesting take on the whole series, staying in the same continuity while simultaneously rebooting the franchise. It does leave a whole lot to be desired when it comes to trying to figure out the timeline. Luckily for them though, X-Men: Days of Future Past went and retconned a lot of the weirdness/bad decisions from previous installments. This does make watching the whole series of movies a lot more confusing, however.

X-Men: Apocalypse will most likely be the end of this prequel trilogy. These movies have gone through three decades, setting up the version of the X-Men we saw in the first film from 2000. This won’t be the last X-Men movie we’ll get, though. We still have the final Wolverine movie and Deadpool 2 with Cable and most likely double the X-Men we got in the first one. There’s also talk of an X-Force movie, as well as an X-Factor television series, and more than likely more traditional X-Men movies.

But for now, we should focus on this one so let’s talk about the final X-Men: Apocalypse trailer. Continue reading