On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Baywatch, a raunchy comedic adaptation of the popular television show about a bunch of lifeguards who solve mysteries and fight crime on their beach.
What to Watch This Weekend is a weekly podcast from GeekScholars Movie News. Each Friday, the GeekScholars present a spoiler-free review of a film that has just become available in the past week to watch by renting, streaming, or purchasing.
The misadventures of the Baywatch team – from grounded leader Mitch to hot dogging Matt; from sympathetic nerd Ronnie to Rommie’s dreamgirl CJ – as they tackle the ‘not quite Bond’ villain Victoria are little short of genius-level silliness (with a dash of drama to keep things from drifting away).
Baywatch is coming to home video on August 15th (digital) and August 29th (Blu-ray and DVD). The Blu-ray and 4K UHD releases include an extended version of the film.
Maybe it’s just the mood I had going into Baywatch (looking for a laugh or two after a day of packing up to move), but I quite enjoyed Baywatch.
I only ever watched a couple episodes of the TV series, but the movie seemed to hit every one of the major parts of the show – slo-mo Baywatch babe; overly earnest Mitch Buchanan; plucky comic relief (who’s so quick to melt down when his crush is around that he doesn’t realize that she’s into him from the beginning); totally inappropriate investigation of suspected criminal activity; lots and lots of beautiful beach people.
Welcome fans to this week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast! The show kicks off with a trio of headlines including news about a new Looney Tunes movie, a director taking on the Baywatch adaptation, plus the possibility that has LEGO inadvertently spoiled a second villain’s appearance in next the Superman movie, Man of Steel.
After that, the GeekScholars debut a brand new segment called ‘Where Are They Now?’, where each host does a little research to find out what some once-stars are up to these days, having made the move from spotlight to obscurity. This week the GeekScholars hunted down Pearl Harbor’s Josh Hartnett, Clueless’ Alicia Silverstone, and The Wonder Years’ Fred Savage.
From there, the GeekScholars analyze and grade the trailers for the Jackie Robinson biopic, 42, starring Harrison Ford as Brooklyn Dodgers’ owner, Branch Rickey, as well as Promised Land, a nearly-ripped-from-the-headlines tale about the boom of natural gas excavation and its potential effect on a small farming town, starring Matt Damon.
GeekScholar Fox then closes out the episode with his review and grade for the comic-book adaptation of Dredd 3D.
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