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Dude Watches – Frailty

by Will Dutcher on February 22, 2017

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Some things aren’t the way that you remember them. That’s too bad.

I remember watching “Frailty” many years ago, probably the weekend it came out on DVD, and I liked it a lot. Knowing the ins and outs of this movie, though, and the big plot twist, it just does not hold up this time.

Frailty is about a father and his two sons, and their ability to cope with being a demon-slaying troupe. Bill Paxton has some kind of episode while working on someone’s car and a flaming-sword angel-man gives him a list of people that are actually demons. What’s more, Bill must murder these bastards. He tells his sons, one of which is all for it, and the other one’s all like, “Nah, I dunno about that, pops.” Long story short, people (demons?) are killed and the boys’ lives are forever changed that year.

It’s a movie that you watch once and you might really dig it–I did. But then, upon subsequent viewings, you already know the big twist, so it’s an exercise in seeing how long you can sit and watch this poorly-directed movie. It’s frustrating.

Bottom line, if you’ve never seen it, watch it once. We’re all on board with a 7 to 8, in that respect. But the next viewing, we all ranged from a 5 to a 5.5.

Next week is “Burn After Reading,” which is Caleb’s suggestion. I hear there’s a dildo chair.

Review us on iTunes. Leave a comment below or on our Facebook page. Catch up on our other episodes of Dude Watches, including Seasons 1 and 2 of The Leftovers, here. Finally, hit us up if you have a television series or a movie (or maybe a genre of something) that we should check out. Or give us something to talk about. Give us a question. Send us an email. Hell, I might even give you Cord’s phone number if you ask nicely!

Caleb (@OriginalCaleb) (rafehatescaleb.com)

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Dude Watches – The Young Pope – S1E09 & S1E10

by Will Dutcher on February 15, 2017

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It’s Will. Let’s talk.

Let me get this right out of the way, immediately: I did not like this series. Cord and Caleb thought the final two episodes vindicated the 8 grueling hours prior to this. I think it’s Stockholm Syndrome. This was a terrible show. Here’s why:

I didn’t care for the characters. All of them–all of them–were two-faced and had some shit to work out in their personal lives. The only one that stayed true to his character was Giarlomo. Yes, you’re supposed to want character progression, but it seems like the only one that mattered was Lenny’s. Everyone else seemed to have an alter ego just to have an alter ego.

I didn’t care for the plot. What I had originally thought was going to be a Pope showing deviant behavior and we might have a show that sticks it to the Church turned out to be a soap opera love affair with the Church. It was long and drawn-out. It tried focusing on making this art rather than a watchable drama. I was so out of it.

I didn’t care for the payoff. Breaking Bad paid off. Sons of Anarchy paid off. Hell, even Jessica Jones paid off. This didn’t. Caleb and Cord thought it was great. They’re so fancy. I’m not fancy. This was dumb.

I will not be watching anything further in relation to this show. Caleb and Cord said as much (but to be fair, Caleb said he’d give a Season 2 Episode 1 a once-over to see who the new pope is–spoilers!). We’re moving on. Caleb and Cord gave this series a 7 (if memory serves) where I went with an ambiguous score of <5.

Next up: Movies. I get first go. They’re probably letting me go because I detested this show so much. We’re watching Frailty, starring Matthew McAlrightAlrightAlright. Join us next week for something we likely will all agree is better!

For fuck’s sake, review us on iTunes. Leave a comment below or on our Facebook page. Catch up on our other episodes of Dude Watches, including Seasons 1 and 2 of The Leftovers, here. Finally, hit us up if you have a television series or a movie (or maybe a genre of something) that we should check out. Or give us something to talk about. Give us a question. Send us an email. Hell, I might even give you Cord’s phone number if you ask nicely!

Caleb (@OriginalCaleb) (rafehatescaleb.com)

Cord (@TooFewWhales)

Will (@Ramtrap)

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Dude Watches – The Young Pope – S1E07 & S1E08

by Cord Culver on February 8, 2017

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Hey gang, Cord here. Just doing what Billy and Caleb are doing. This week we’re discussing HBO’s The Young Pope episodes 7 and 8. Basically, I hate this show. Not as much as I hated Jessica Jones or Turn, but substantially greater than say, season 6 of Supernatural, which if you don’t know, is my least favorite season of all the seasons. Soul-less Sam just sorta kills the momentum of season 5… But I digress.

As we’ve said time and time again, in sections and segments this show is well executed, beautifully shot, well acted, well thought out, etc. but in its entirety it is slow, fails to develop empathy for the main character, and fails to execute on delivering a story that encourages viewership. But watch it in clips, out of context it is compelling and the music fucking ROCKS. Kudos to the music director on The Young Pope. Seriously.

All I can say is, 2 more episodes and I can get my Tuesday nights back. I’m right at the end of season 7 of Supernatural and I want to know what the hell happens to Castiel in the nut hut– and just how do they beat the Leviathan. And what happens to BOBBY?! AND DON’T GET ME STARTED ON MEG! I suppose that’s a better scale for measuring how little I enjoy this show. I’d rather watch 22 episodes of a 42 minute Monster-Of-The-Week serial instead of watching 10 episodes of this show.

Two. More. Episodes.

Also, Andrew and the kangaroo bite it. Spoiler alert.

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Caleb (@OriginalCaleb) (rafehatescaleb.com)

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Dude Watches – The Young Pope – S1E05 & S1E06

by Will Dutcher on February 1, 2017

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Hey gang, Caleb here. This is my first post for HBO’s The Young Pope. If you’ve been listening each week, it’s pretty obvious that we hate this show. I seem to hate it the least. If I had to describe my dislike for The Young Pope, it would be like a child hating green beans because his parents told him to eat them. Jude Law and Diane Keaton should play my parents. I’d watch that movie. It would be infinitely more watchable than this. That’s not true. My life is boring. I’ve never dropped a baby. I’ve never had old men kiss my feet. I’ve never forced an old man to kiss my foot while stepping on him. I’ve made a girl pregnant without using my body. #IfYouKnowWhatIMean

I’m rambling. These episodes weren’t terrible. Were they good? Meh. Par for the course. LMFAO. The baby drop. The Cardinal speech. Those bright moments make up for the dull, self-righteous tone of the show. At least this week they do. With only four episodes to go, it’s difficult to see what the point of this show is. Where is it heading? Will Lenny’s papacy amount to anything worthwhile? Will Voiello go down as his patsy? (The whole cop investigation didn’t come up during the podcast but it should have). Here’s what I think Will and Cord would have said about the scene: Cord, “I liked that the cop seemed smarter than Voiello. I like that he busted his balls about Maradona using drugs.” Will, “I hate this show. I wish that cop would arrest the creators of the show.” Something along those lines. I enjoyed the scene for the same reason I enjoyed the scene with the Italian Prime Minister. Outside forces challenging the Catholic regime. It makes for interesting drama and a different narrative viewpoint.

Anyway. Check out the episode. If anything, you can tell we’re all eagerly awaiting the return of The Leftovers. Ciao. #Bicicletta

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Dude Watches – The Young Pope – S1E03 & S1E04

by Will Dutcher on January 25, 2017

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Hey, guys. Will, here. I don’t like this show. I’d rather watch Jessica Jones again. I don’t get or like the art in this show, I don’t appreciate how high-brow they’re trying to be, and it’s just not a show that I like. Believe me, I wanted to like this show. When I saw the coming attractions on HBO, I brought this to the table and the guys were on board. Now I just feel like I’ve been fed some crap because it’s just not the kind of show it appeared it was going to be from the previews. It tries to be ‘holier than thou,’ which I guess would fit in line with the main protagonist (antagonist?), but it just falls flat for me. Caleb digs the music. Cord digs the art. I’m a much simpler guy. I want something with a good story. I like the concept a lot; a Pope goes out against the social norms and does things his way. But this show, man…it’s too much. I’m not so happy watching this show. I’ve legitimately fallen asleep on multiple occasions. I’m sorry HBO, but this one is lost on me.

And to repeat: Here’s the honest truth: we’re going to try to watch this show and do a podcast about it, but, if the show doesn’t drive conversation, we’re just gonna talk about other stuff, so tune in, because you just don’t know what you’re going to hear.

Review us on iTunes. Leave a comment below or on our Facebook page. Catch up on our other episodes of Dude Watches, including Seasons 1 and 2 of The Leftovers, here. Finally, hit us up if you have a television series or a movie (or maybe a genre of something) that we should check out.

Caleb (@OriginalCaleb) (rafehatescaleb.com)

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Dude Watches – The Young Pope – S1E01 & S1E02

by Cord Culver on January 18, 2017

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Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen!

After a short break, Dude Watches is back with HBO’s The Young Pope, starring Jude Law, Diane Keaton, James Cromwell, Silvio Orlando, Yung Jeezy, Yung Money, Yung Ma, Sum Yung Gai, Angus Young and Mighty Joe Young. It’s a pretty impressive ensemble cast.

So, here’s the deal, yeah, we talked about The Young Pope, and we all agree that there are really strong moments of dialogue, writing, imagery, etc. but when put together, don’t add up to something that makes much sense to us. To give you an idea, we were all very excited by the first episode and scored it between a 7 and an 8, however, by the second, all of that promise had been wiped away by Voiello’s mole like a chocolate muffin sucks up spilled juice and we scored it between a 4 and a 5. The point is: we were stoked, now we’re not. So what did we do? We talked about:

  • A badass second grader who stabbed himself with an epipen so he could eat a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
  • Jessica Jones
  • Luke Cage
  • David Tennant
  • Hollywood Squares
  • Whoopie Goldberg
  • Shadoe Stevens
  • Woodstock (the bird, not the concert)
  • AMC’s Turn
  • Dead Bart Simpson

Here’s the honest truth: we’re going to try to watch this show and do a podcast about it, but, if the show doesn’t drive conversation, we’re just gonna talk about other stuff, so tune in, because you just don’t know what you’re going to hear.

Review us on iTunes. Leave a comment below or on our Facebook page. Catch up on our other episodes of Dude Watches, including Seasons 1 and 2 of The Leftovers, here. Finally, hit us up if you have a television series or a movie (or maybe a genre of something) that we should check out.

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Cord (@TooFewWhales)

Will (@Ramtrap)

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Dude Watches – Westworld (1973)

December 14, 2016
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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSOkay, here’s the story. I have got to write this trashcan of a movie up for the post, and I’m not incredibly happy about it. It’s not the fact that I’m having to write this up, it’s that it’s about this movie. This–Westworld–was a […]

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Dude Watches – Westworld – S1E10

December 7, 2016
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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! Boy, oh, boy, here it is: Westworld season 1 finale… and boy is it a doozy (depending on who you ask). We’ll cut straight to it– Will and Caleb were all about this episode and the series, where as, in a […]

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Dude Watches – Westworld – S1E09

November 30, 2016
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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe have reached the penultimate episode of the first season of Westworld and…guys! This episode! Holy shit! We get some confirmation on some long held theories regarding Bernard and Arnold (i.e. they are one in the same). We’ve been dealt some heavy-handed allusions as […]

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Dude Watches – Westworld – S1E08

November 23, 2016
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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWestworld fittin’ to jump off, ya’ll! This week, Maeve cuts a guy, Man in Black stabs a girl, and Bernard must come to grips with his feelings. It was expected that following the huge reveal last week that this week would be kind of […]

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