Weekend Fallout: Planes, Trains and Wasteoids

The Weekend Fallout is an unsafe place to discuss most things in the reel and real world.

Let us know what you have been watching recently on the big and small screen. Excited about any upcoming releases? Doing anything fun this weekend? Simply sitting around in your underwear eating dang quesadillas while watching movies and endlessly scrolling through social media? Let us know below!


 WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS

Here are some articles from this past week that we encourage you to check out and jump in (or start) the conversation. 

SAW is Thankful For You

Six Movies to Watch After Blade Runner

Deciding on whether or not to see A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood? Read Romona’s review to see if that helps make up your mind!

Check out That Scene from Blade Runner (1982) as we take a look at the movie’s most iconic scene.


SPOIL AWAY

Want to talk about the recent episode of The Mandalorian and the new releases Knives Out and The Irishman? Will head over to our spoiler threads for each, so commenters hear won’t cry out MUTINY!


THIS WEEK ON MONSOONVISION

Movie: Blood Rage (1987)

“As kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood..”

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How To Watch This Film: DVD/Blu-ray, Netflix, HBO GO, iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, or however you can muster it.


MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK

Booksmart (2019)

“On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.”

I love these types of movies but this is a retread of a retread that isn’t as funny or fresh as it wants to be. Kaitlyn Dever gives a solid performance when delivering awkward and dramatic moments. The rest is below average till the pool scene that was really well done from the direction, acting, and the score but within minutes it was lost with more cliched mess. It was was tonally unbalanced and that may due to the fact there four different writers. This feels like the epitome of a 2019 movie you have to say is good so you don’t get labeled as “not woke”. I’m fine with the label here because overall this was awful with a few bright spots. (2.5/5)


A Simple Plan (1998)

“When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.”

This is one of those perfect movies to watch and ask “what would you do?” My wife and I had that conversation while watching this and neither one of feel like we would take the money. We would alert the police. But I can be honest that if I had found the money alone, it would be a lot more tempting but ultimately, I would turn it in as well. Finding it with other people and it’s a no brainer that I would turn it over to the authorities. Much like this movie shows, you can’t trust people and money makes people go insane. (4.25/5)


Willow (1988)

“A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.”

I love midgets so damn much. I had a smile on my face watching this entire movie. I dragged a bit in parts more than I remember but it was nice seeing Val Kilmer young and healthy looking. Makes me miss the fantasy films of the ’80s. “Your mother was a lizard!” (3.75/5)


SHOWS WATCHED THIS WEEK

The Toys That Made Us S3.Ep3 “Wrestling”

This episode took me back to my childhood. I was the biggest wrestling fan and had all of these damn toys. It was a fun watch to learn about all the behind the scenes craziness between all the companies trying to get in on the wrestling boom of the 80s.


The Mandalorian S1.Ep. 3 “The Sin”

This continues to be a fun series and fastly becoming my favorite Star Wars of all.


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Author: Vincent Kane

I hate things.