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Watch Closely is a relentlessly fun dive into the world of movies, television, and what's streaming! Join hosts Jason and the ‘Great and Talented’ Ernie through the far-reaching galaxy of entertainment. Geek out and discuss the latest news, if you should see it or skip it, and expand your horizons through new recommendations. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/watchclosely/support

Watch Closely Watch Closely

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 129 Ratings

Watch Closely is a relentlessly fun dive into the world of movies, television, and what's streaming! Join hosts Jason and the ‘Great and Talented’ Ernie through the far-reaching galaxy of entertainment. Geek out and discuss the latest news, if you should see it or skip it, and expand your horizons through new recommendations. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/watchclosely/support

    #43 James Gunn talks DC TV | The Batman PG13 rating | Lost City, Kimi, Wolf Like Me reactions

    #43 James Gunn talks DC TV | The Batman PG13 rating | Lost City, Kimi, Wolf Like Me reactions

    This week we discuss the passing of Bob Saget (Full House, Funniest Home Videos) at age 65 in Orlando. James Gunn reveals he's working on another DC TV series after Peacemaker. We discuss our takes on Peacemaker's first episodes. The Batman gets an official PG-13 rating and what it means for the franchise. Then as an apology for skipping it in the last episode we discuss the Lost City trailer starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Brad Pitt, Oscar Nuñez, Patti Harrison and more. Zoë Kravitz's Kimi trailer for HBO Max streaming Feb 10th tells a story of an agoraphobic during the pandemic, includes Rita Wilson, Devin Ratray, Erika Christensen, and Jaime Camil. Wolf Like Me released on Peacock with the trailer hinting at a strange twist of love and horror, starring Isla Fisher, Josh Gad, Emma Lung and Ariel Joy Donoghue. A-24's X, starring Jenna Ortega, Kid Cudi, Brittany Snow, Mia Goth, Martin Henderson and more, appears like a typical slasher flick but is there a twist? On Twitter, questions about how the Golden Globes went? Favorite movie night snack? Which movie is better than the book? What's the first movie you remember owning on physical media? And more!

    If you have a question you would like on the show tweet us @watchfultweets

    Thanks to @caseyfitlove @TheAVClub @rachel_reviews @JacksonBoren for your questions on twitter.




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    • 1 hr 8 min
    #42 Batman HBO release | Uncharted physics? | The Northman, Rebel Moon reactions | Jurassic hybrids?

    #42 Batman HBO release | Uncharted physics? | The Northman, Rebel Moon reactions | Jurassic hybrids?

    Hello friends! We are catching up on movie news this week. The Batman is going to HBO Max, 45 days after theatrical release. What do we think of the new 45 day window? Morbius gets delayed for a forth time! Why? And do we care? Zach Snyder teased some Rebel Moon concept art, the Star Wars-esque movie coming to Netflix. For See it or Skip it, we have a possibly fake trailer for Insidious: The Dark Realm, Patrick Wilson's first directorial debut. Would we watch it, even if it is fake? The Batman released 'The Bat and The Cat' trailer with more details of the riddler's puzzles. Uncharted released a clip from the famous plane fight straight out of the video game. The Northman - Official Trailer in Theaters April 22, directed by Robert Eggers, starring Alexander Skarsgård, Ethan Hawke, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Anya Taylor-Joy, Björk, Ralph Ineson and more in a epic revenge tale. On twitter we answer, thoughts about the new Jurassic World: Dominion hybrids? What are our least and most favorite movies of 2021 as well as our most anticipated movies and series for 2022? Recommendations for movies to lift the mood? Plus what have we been watching. And more! Enjoy.

    Thanks to @TomJurassic @STUPIDREACTIONS @YacineAddala


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    #41 Q&A Best MCU Villains, Venom vs Andrew Garfield spidey, Alita 2 or Avatar sequel discussion

    #41 Q&A Best MCU Villains, Venom vs Andrew Garfield spidey, Alita 2 or Avatar sequel discussion

    Happy New Year! We are still on break but here is a fun-filled episode where we answer your questions posted on Twitter. Where does Willam Dafoe's Green Goblin rank for MCU villains? What Christmas present would you buy for Anakin Skywalker? Which movie do you prefer Alita or Avatar? Did What If lead into Dr Stange in the Multiverse of Madness after all? And more! Enjoy.

    Thanks to @PatriciaHeaton @SpiderManShots @Uber_Kryptonian @BluesyCarl @lightsabrqueen @DougCarlin2006


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    • 48 min
    #40 Spiderman: No Way Home spoiler review | Quotables crossover episode

    #40 Spiderman: No Way Home spoiler review | Quotables crossover episode

    [Spoilers Warning] Review of Marvel & Sony's Spider-Man: No Way Home featuring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, Jon Favreau, Tony Revolori, Angourie Rice and Paula Newsome. In this special hybrid episode the 'Quotables' podcast gang joins forces with Watch Closely for a deep dive into this action, adventure event!


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #39 The Secrets of Dumbledore, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent reactions | Shyamalan’s one take!

    #39 The Secrets of Dumbledore, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent reactions | Shyamalan’s one take!

    M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming film starring Dave Bautista 'Knock at the Cabin' is to be filmed as one long take similar to Birdman or 1917. Can he pull it off? Sweet Tooth's co-creator Emmet Quinlan is adapting his comic God Country into a feature film. HBO Max's Last of Us series casts Nick Offerman to play Bill. Nicolas Cage stars as... Nick Cage in the action-comedy "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" with Pedro Pascal, Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffany Haddish, Sharon Horgan, Eli Jane, Jacob Scipio, Alessandra Mastronardi. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore gets an official trailer starring Jude Law, Mads Mikkelsen, Katherine Waterston, Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol. Michelle Yeoh goes into an A24 multiverse in Everything Everywhere All At Once with Jamie Lee Curis, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, Andy Le. We discuss Minions 2: The Rise of Guru and Dreamworks' The Bad Guys and how they are playing to their target audiences. Plus some twitter questions, who should be the next wolverine? Wheel of Time, Foundation, Invasion worth checking out? Favorite Charlize Theron movies?

    Thanks to @chancelor_p @DougCarlin2006 @ComicBook for posting twitter questions.


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    #38 Cowboy Bebob cancelled | Sonic 2 trailer reactions | James Cameron's Spiderman

    #38 Cowboy Bebob cancelled | Sonic 2 trailer reactions | James Cameron's Spiderman

    This week Netflix cancelled Cowboy Bebob after only 3 weeks on the streaming platform. We discuss why we think it didn't get a second season. Also multiple sources are saying that Warner Bros. has been testing two different cuts of 'The Batman' and one has a certain actor in it. Who is this mystery actor and why would they be considering a version without him? We discuss our theories. Plus for See It or Skip It, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 releases an official trailer featuring Jim Carrey reprising the role of Dr. Robotnik and Idris Elba voicing Knuckles and Colleen O'Shaughnessey voicing Tails with James Marsden and Ben Schwartz as Sonic. A new heist movie Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre stars Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza, Josh Hartnett, Max Beesley and Hugh Grant. Netflix trailer for 'Munich - The Edge of War' is a tense historical thriller starring George MacKay, Jeremy Irons, Jessica Brown Findlay, Robert Bathurst, August Diehl, Alex Jenning, Anjli Mohindra, Liv Lisa Fries, Jannis Niewohner and Urlich Matthes as Hitler. Plus our twitter questions this week have us discussing Star Wars: Eclipse, James Cameron's failed Spiderman movie, which is better Home Alone 2 or the Night Before, and is Die Hard a Christmas movie?

    Special thanks to @ForceGhostPod @thedigitalfix @culturecrave @DerrickWalkerJ2 @hrkbenowen for your twitter questions.

    Also a big congrats to @DarrylCider who won the giveaway for the 'Thanos was right' hoodie!


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    • 1 hr 30 min

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