Cinemaholics Review: The Meg, Like Father, BlacKkKlansman

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Our featured review this week is The Meg, a new shark/monster movie starring Jason Statham. Cohosts Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines joined me this week to discuss the film, plus some others including an early sneak peek review of Crazy Rich Asians.

Don’t forget, our Q&A episode is rapidly approaching, and we’re still collecting your burning questions. We’re obviously hoping for film-related inquiries and topics, but feel free to ask whatever’s on your mind!

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Snarcasm: This WALL-E Theory Makes So Much Sense That It Doesn’t

Fan theories are both the best and the worst. Kind of like people! But you can’t say the same about Pixar’s WALL-E, a triumph of animated cinema about the overly capitalist dangers of mankind passively wreaking havoc on the environ—

The Die Hard Movies – Anyway, That’s All I Got!

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In celebration of Dwayne Johnson’s new action blockbuster Skyscraper, as well as the recent roast of Bruce Willis on Comedy Central, we decided to talk about the (surprisingly pretty good) series of movies known only as the Die Hard franchise. Anthony took over as host this week as we took a 25-year journey from 1988 all the way to 2013 and tried to figure out how this franchise has handily managed to keep going. Afterward, we throw out some ideas for what we’d like to see from the forthcoming 6th installment of the series, and some of our director suggestions might not be what you expect. Enjoy!

Hosted by Anthony Battaglia, Jason Read, and Sam Noland!

Question For You: How did you like Anthony as a host? Also, give us your pitch for a 6th installment in the Die Hard series.

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Cinemaholics Review: Christopher Robin and The Spy Who Dumped Me

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Big episode this week. I’m joined by Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines to review Christopher Robin, Disney’s latest live-action reimagining of a classic tale. Like most of you, I have fond memories of the Winnie the Pooh characters, so I’ve been quite curious about this new film since it was first announced. The reviews are definitely mixed so far, and I think you’ll hear some of that in this episode. Regardless, we had a great conversation about the film, plus some others like The Spy Who Dumped Me and BlacKkKlansman.

Ask us questions! Our Q&A episode is coming up soon, and we’re keeping track of all your questions. Comment below or send us an email to have your voice heard.

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All Three of Pixar’s Billion-Dollar Movies Are Sequels. Now What?

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From Animation World Network:

Incredibles 2 became just the seventh animated film to cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office. It is Disney’s fifth animated and 18th-ever billion-dollar release and joins Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War as Disney’s third release to reach the $1 billion milestone this year.

Egregious success for Disney in 2018 aside, Pixar is now the first animated studio to release three films with $1 billion worldwide box office. And all three of these films are sequels: Toy Story 3Finding Dory, and now Incredibles 2. And yet people wonder why Pixar continues to make sequels in the first place. Money speaks louder than critics, I suppose.

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Cinemaholics Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

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Tom Cruise is back for another mission, this time in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, once again directed by Christopher McQuarrie. I’m joined by my regular cohosts this week to review the film, Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines (who is back from his time off the show). It’s a packed episode with plenty to get into, so let’s get started.

Please send us your questions. We’re planning on doing our first Q&A episode, so ask us anything. We’ll be devoting a full episode to answering your questions, whether they be personal, professional, or downright absurd. Can’t wait to read what all of you come up with.

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The Taylor Sheridan Episode – Anyway, That’s All I Got!

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In what is somehow our second longest episode to date, we decided to take a look at the quickly-escalating career of writer/director Taylor Sheridan, in honor of this summer’s controversial new release Sicario: Day of the Soldado. We discuss the themes, politics, and marketing tactics of the new release, as well as our predictions for the planned third installment. We were all surprised to find out how much we geek out over Sheridan’s stories, and we hope that you’ll give it a listen, whether you’ve seen the movies or not. Enjoy!

Hosted by Sam Noland, Jason Read, and Anthony Battaglia!

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