Posts Tagged ‘weekend preview’

Weekend Preview: Sex, Violence, and Something For the Kids

Friday, July 18th, 2014

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Welcome to the weekend preview! Check out what’s happening this weekend and decide what you’re going to do, we can only help so much. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook because my mom says those are cool.  If you’re looking to find out what’s on for the rest of the summer, check out our COF SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE.

Sex TapeRT (16%)Trailer

Of course this movie is getting horrible reviews; it looks like a steaming pile as soon as the first trailer showed up. Most of its jokes are about 15 years too late and the premise will be a dated joke in a few months. Drinking game! Whenever anyone in the movie says “cloud”, you just take a drink and punch yourself in the ear and hope you wake up when the credits roll.

The Purge: AnarchyRT (49%)Trailer

The trailer for The Purge: Anarchy looks better than the first installment, that’s a saying a lot right? I hated the first movie and I won’t let anyone defend that garbage. It was one big misstep that still haunts me to this day.

Planes: Fire and RescueRT (51%)Trailer

TV Notables:

The Leftovers (Sunday, HBO) – The show gets better with each new episode (3 have aired) and yet the ratings are dropping. A lot of people went in to this show rubbing their hands with hate in their eyes already because creator Damon Lindelof also created LOST, and let’s face it, people are still upset about that. If you want a show that makes you think and ask yourself questions, this is for you. If you like a show to spit out a lot of exposition and give you a Denny’s menu maze for kidz to easily find your answers, you will hate it.

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Weekend Preview: It’s Evolution, Baby

Friday, July 11th, 2014

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Welcome to the weekend preview! Check out what’s happening this weekend and decide what you’re going to do, we can only help so much. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook because my mom says those are cool.  If you’re looking to find out what’s on for the rest of the summer, check out our COF SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE.

Dawn of the Planet of the ApesRT (92%)Trailer

Check out Kevin’s Planet of the Apes – Worst to Best where he somehow managed to watch all the films in the series and live to talk about it. Dawn looks like an amazing movie in my opinion, and that’s coming from a guy who was very disappointed with Rise. What would make this movie perfect though, is if Dr. Zaius was there and this song played in the background in every scene of his. This is why I’m not allowed to make movies.

BoyhoodRT (100%)Trailer

Not much else can be said about Boyhood other than I’m pretty sure everyone should see this movie. It’s a game changer that’s for sure that could have easily felt like a gimmick instead of a fantastic storytelling tool. Your experiment worked Mr. Linklater.

TV Notables:

The Leftovers - (Sunday, HBO)

You can still watch the first episode here on COF, which you should. Two episodes in, which played out like parts 1 and 2 of a very strong pilot, and I’m hooked. From what I hear it’s just getting warmed up in terms of introducing characters and starting arcs for us to follow. I can’t wait to see each new episode and try and figure out just what the heck is going on, but not knowing is half the fun too.

Weekend Preview: Same Schtick Different Day

Friday, July 4th, 2014

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Welcome to the weekend preview! Check out what’s happening this weekend and decide what you’re going to do, we can only help so much. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook because my mom says those are cool.  If you’re looking to find out what’s on for the rest of the summer, check out our COF SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE.

TammyRT (28%)Trailer

Of course this movie is getting horrible reviews; if she looks tired while falling down, how do they think we feel watching it again? McCarthy co-wrote and produced this uninspired mess so I guess she’s still having fun playing a vulgar and ridiculously stupid character. She’s better than this.

Deliver Us From EvilRT (34%)Trailer

Check out our list of great religious horror movies; if you check back in 10 years I don’t think Deliver Us From Evil will make the new list. Sorry Eric Bana but from the director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose comes another routine noises in the dark flick. When a horror movie starts off claiming it’s “based on” or “inspired by” a true story, chances are you’re going to have a bad time.

Earth to EchoRT (51%)Trailer

It’s a found footage movie for children that looks to take ingredients from better movies like E.T., Chronicle, Batteries Not Included, and even The Goonies. Kids are going to love it and parents are going to have to punish them.

TV Notables:

The Leftovers – (Sunday, HBO)

Watch the first episode here and catch this weekends new episode titled “Penguin One, Us Zero”. Penguin being singular there makes me think it has to do with Oswald Cobblepot showing up and causing a right mess. That won’t happen of course, because that would be silly.

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Weekend Preview: The Transformer Movies Keep Getting Longer and Louder, Oh Well

Friday, June 27th, 2014

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Welcome to the weekend preview! Check out what’s happening this weekend and decide what you’re going to do, we can only help so much. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook because my mom says those are cool.  If you’re looking to find out what’s on for the rest of the summer, check out our COF SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE.

Transformers: Age of Extinction - RT (20%)Trailer

Young, good looking, and sweaty – this is the typical cast of a Michael Bay movie; they are often found running a lot and loving America. Making fun of a Bay movie like I just did or going for the man himself is redundant at this point (he loves the hate); he has admitted to making movies for a certain breed of moviegoers; “I make movies for teenage boys. Oh, dear, what a crime.” It’s not a crime Bay, and thank you for those great times I had turning off my brain to watch Bad Boys, The Rock and even Armageddon. The Transformer movies are not my bag of tea; the movies are loud and far too long for my senses. But hell if he doesn’t seem to have a lot of fun making these movies; look at him go. He also does all his own camera work; you would be surprised how many directors don’t touch that.

With each new robot fight, there is an extended run time: Transformers (144 minutes), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (150 minutes), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (154 minutes), and Transformers: Age of Extinction (165 minutes…holy hell). It’s an endurance test, even for a teenager who enjoys these movies.

Not to mention they are full of product placement; how else will it afford a sequel? There will be more, oh yes, there will be more (see why below). So if you’re heading out to see Extinction this weekend, enjoy it and don’t feel bad about it. I guess that was the point I lost in there.

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Snowpiercer - RT (92%)Trailer

If you find a theater showing Snowpiercer this weekend, support it and see it twice. It looks incredible and offers something very different from what we have had in theaters in years perhaps. It’s a spectacle that I can’t wait to see. Sorry I spent most of this post pissing on robots, I’ll do better next time. Watch the trailer and check it out if you can!

Weekend Preview: Walk Like A Man, Think Like A Man

Friday, June 20th, 2014

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Welcome to the weekend preview! Check out what’s happening this weekend and decide what you’re going to do, we can only help so much. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook because my mom says those are cool.  If you’re looking to find out what’s on for the rest of the summer, check out our COF SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE.

Jersey BoysRT (58%)Trailer

The music is going to be great and Clint Eastwood could direct a swarm of Ants, but I feel this musical biopic might not bring anything new to the already tired genre. The trailer did show that is was pretty self-aware of itself having the cast break the fourth wall (something they did in the stage play) and deliver lines right into the camera, perhaps there is something more to see.

Think Like a Man TooRT (22%)Trailer

Kevin Hart seems like a cool guy and it genuinely funny if you’ve seen his stand up. The guy must have Nicolas Cage’s will power when it comes to saying no to something too; he’s in a new movie every 2-3 months it seems. That could become a problem when all the movies tread the same water and give the actor nothing better to do than scream and shout.

Here’s a funny interview he had with Fallon talking about his time on WWE Raw:

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Weekend Preview: Jump Right in the Crack

Friday, June 13th, 2014

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22 Jump StreetRT (85%)Trailer

One of my most anticipated movies of the year is here and I will have a review up this weekend. It’s been getting better reviews than the first installment, that doesn’t surprise me as much as the first movie did – it was awesome. This one looks just as good if not better and that’s saying something for a sequel.

How to Train Your Dragon 2RT (92%)Trailer

I enjoyed the first film, but I’m picking the bromantic chemistry between Hill and Tatum over Hiccup and Astrid. The animation looks stunning, the best I’ve seen since Kung Fu Panda 2.

TV Notables:

Game of Thrones (Sunday, HBO) – The season finale is entitled “The Children”, I have no idea what that means but I’m sure someone I like is going to die. Here’s the preview:

Weekend Preview: Once Upon A Dream In The West

Friday, May 30th, 2014

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Welcome to the weekend preview! Check out what’s happening this weekend and decide what you’re going to do, we can only help so much. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook because my mom says those are cool.  If you’re looking to find out what’s on for the rest of the summer, check out our COF SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE.

MaleficentRT (47%)Trailer

Well it seems the movie I was very much looking forward to might be a steaming pile, that’s a shame. The best thing from the movie it sounds like is Angelina Jolie’s performance, which is no surprise. It was an impressive effort that I’m sure will be better than that Oz garbage.

A Million Ways to Die in the WestRT (32%)Trailer

I don’t really understand why Seth’s character is telling everyone (who is older than him) how much the West sucks and how people die there. Is he actually a time traveler? It could be the most blatant case of exposition I’ve ever seen, but who cares? It’s one long joke anyways and if you’ve seen the last few seasons of Family Guy, you’re used to it. I’m sure the critics are over thinking it as well; sure a lot of the laughs we already saw in the trailer, but Sarah Silverman could actually have a bigger role to play.  Let’s hope.

Also Opening: Chef (expanding) check out Bree’s review here! Filth (limited)

TV Notables:

Game of Thrones (HBO, Sunday) - It’s a good thing there wasn’t a new episode of GoT last week; it took me all weekend to get over the spectacular season finale of Hannibal.  Now, ring the bell!

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Weekend Preview: Xavier Doesn’t Want Your Suffering or Your Future!

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

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Welcome to the weekend preview! Check out what’s happening this weekend and decide what you’re going to do, we can only help so much. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook because my mom says those are cool.  If you’re looking to find out what’s on for the rest of the summer, check out our COF SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE.

X-Men: Days of Future Past- RT (94%)Trailer

Of course this movie is awesome, some of the best reviews of the year is proof needed. So that either means there is so much mutant loving action that the bloated cast of characters and potentially plot hole ridden storyline are forgotten or they just made it work. I’ll go with the latter. Will it be the franchise’s finest installment?

BlendedRT (9%)Trailer

Of course this movie is terrible, did you watch the trailer? It’s going to be insulting to the audience not to mention racist to a lot of people in Africa. This outdated comedy deserves to bomb – make it happen people.

TV Notables:

Hannibal (Friday, NBC) – The season finale and it’s coming back next year. I’ve annoyed both Ryan and my wife so much about how great it is that they both plan to watch the first two seasons this summer (flexes in victory). I will be doing a review of each episode next season 3, so let’s hope that doesn’t jinx it to get yanked after a few episodes.

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Let’s eat.

Weekend Preview: Let Them Fight!

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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Welcome to the weekend preview! Check out what’s happening this weekend and decide what you’re going to do, we can only help so much. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook because my mom says those are cool.  If you’re looking to find out what’s on for the rest of the summer, check out our COF SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE.

GodzillaRT (73%)Trailer

One of the biggest movies of the summer is finally here and boy does it look better and better with every trailer and TV spot. Everything about this movie was done right; form the posters to the cast and every aspect in-between, I can’t wait to check this one out. Check out the Everything Wrong With Godzilla 1998 below to see what it’s up against.

Million Dollar Arm - RT (56%)Trailer

Judging from the trailers, this looks like a boring patronizing mess of a movie trying to capitalize on Jon Hamm’s face and Slumdog Millionaire‘s fanbase. I’ll skip it because I’m already seeing one monster movie this weekend.

TV Notables:

Hannibal (Friday, NBC) – Mason Verger (Michael Pitt) is the worst brother on television, and that’s saying a lot. Holy hell, there are two episodes left this season and it was renewed for another season. Swings and roundabouts right?

Saturday Night Live (Saturday, NBC) – Andy Samberg hosts and St. Vincent performs on the season finale. I bet some guest stars pop in.

Game of Thrones (Sunday, HBO) – In this week’s episode “Mockingbird”, Tyrion enlists an unlikely ally. Daario entreats Dany to allow him to do what he does best. Jon’s warnings about the Wall’s vulnerability fall on deaf ears. Brienne follows a new lead on the road with Pod.  So basically a lot is going to happen.

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Weekend Preview: Can NEIGHBORS Take Down SPIDER-MAN?

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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Welcome to the weekend preview!  Check out what’s happening this weekend and decide what you’re going to do, we can only help so much.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook because my mom says those are cool.  If you’re looking to find out what’s on for the rest of the summer, check out our COF SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE.

NeighborsRT (76%)Trailer

I will be checking this movie out and posting a review this weekend; we don’t do a lot of reviews because there are not a lot of movies we want to waste money on in a theater.  Neighbors had me from the get-go with its R rating and bawdy humor that actually works.  I’m a bigger fan of Efron than Rogen believe it or not, so I’m happy to see him take on a filthy role such as this.  No more High School Musical for him right?

Moms’ Night Out – RT (17%)Trailer

Some moms need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours-what could go wrong?  So asks the cheap-looking, unfunny, and sexist movie Moms’ Night Out.  Moving along…

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s ReturnRT (16%)Trailer

What fresh hell is this?  Someone lost a bet somewhere.

Opening in Limited Release: Chef, The Double

TV Notables:

Hannibal (Friday, NBC)Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire) has been cast as Mason Verger.  Why are you not watching this show?

Saturday Night Live (Saturday, NBC) – Charlize Theron hosts and The Black Keys perform, these are good choices.

Game of Thrones (Sunday, HBO) – This Sunday’s episode is called “The Laws of Gods and Men”. Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) stands trial this week, so any best on another favorite character being killed?

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