Retro Reviews – Now Conspiring


This week we get together to discuss some classic movies we have been meaning to watch for a long time. Sam gives his opinion of Casablanca, Maria crossed off Psycho from her list and Bridget finally saw Pulp Fiction. Some were impressed by these films. Some were not. Can you guess who?

We also bring back a shorter version of Bridget’s Science corner, where Bridget discusses six new science facts discovered this year.

By the end we were faced with the most difficult Kiss Marry Kill ever. Friendships ended as consequence.

Question of the Week: What critically acclaimed movie you still haven’t seen? Let us know in the comments!

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What Is Even Going On In ‘Transformers: The Last Knight?’— Cinemaholics

Full disclosure: I was very tired during this latest episode of Cinemaholics, and you can clearly hear it in my voice. For fun, simply imagine that it’s my disdain for Transformers: The Last Knight fueling my weariness and it should sound just fine.

Maveryke and I are joined this week by CJ Mellon from That Kind of Nerd podcast. You may remember CJ from his guest appearance on Now Conspiring last fall, when we discussed the best and worst movies of 2016 (or maybe just the summer?) Unfortunately, Will Ashton is out this week due to scheduling conflicts.

Fortunately, our Mini Reviews were a bit more lighthearted than our featured discussion of Transformers. We talked about GLOW, the new show on Netflix starring Alison Brie, which is about the “gorgeous ladies of wrestling” in the 1980s. Highly recommend now that I’ve seen a few episodes myself. CJ shares his love of iZombie and speaks briefly on Season 3 without spoiling anything. And I gave a sneak peak review of Friends from College, another new Netflix show premiering on July 14th. I’m still working my way through the season, but it’s a solid recommendation.

There are just three things we want you listeners to do if you have a spare moment this week, and it will greatly benefit Cinemaholics:

  1. Email us! We truly enjoy your feedback through the cinemaholicspodcast(at) email. It also helps guide our early segments and ease into conversation. So please keep your great emails coming.
  2. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Yes, yes, I know it’s a hassle, but doing this ensures that our podcast stays afloat as we pay our bills and bring on new guests. For those of you who’ve already done this, thanks again for taking the time.
  3. Join our Facebook community. We’re steadily growing and finding new ways to talk to you all, and it’s great to find listeners from YouTube and podcasts mingling in the same group. Thanks again for all of you who’ve liked the page already.

No Cinemahomework this week, but stay tuned for some bonus content in the next few days surrounding some big news stories we didn’t have time to get to in the main episode. See you all next week.

Kiss Marry Kill (Extended Version) – Now Conspiring

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Want to play Kiss Marry Kill? This week, we revisit a comment from our Aliens episode where we were given the best KMK choices. Some picks were a no brainer; others were a little more difficult. Play along with us and let us know your picks in the comment section.

We also bring back a shorter version of Bridget’s Science corner, where Bridget gives us two new science facts discovered this year.

Question of the Week: Kiss Marry Kill: The Rock, Dave Bautista and Andre the Giant?

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Is ‘Cars 3’ The Best ‘Cars’ Movie? — Cinemaholics

I’ve spent the last seven days or so talking about Cars 3Cars, and Pixar in general, but my recent sit-down with Will Ashton and Kayla Savage on Cinemaholics was a true highlight. We reviewed Cars 3, of course, but we also spent a considerable amount of time discussing the Cars franchise as a whole and why it’s Pixar’s most controversial brand.

We also shared our thoughts on two big movies that released this week: 47 Meters Down and Rough Night. Will Ashton saw the former and Kayla Savage and I saw the latter. Hopefully, you’ll appreciate our newly titled segment at the beginning of the episode, “But Our Emails,” where we took a few minutes to read your messages over the last few weeks.

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The Mini Episode of Animated Movies- Now Conspiring

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And so the coup began. Sam and Bridget got together for a bonus mini episode as a sorry for our terrible ability to stick to a schedule. We pinky promise we will do better from now on. In the mean time, enjoy learning more about Sam and Bridget and their favorite animated movies of all time.

Question of the Week: What are your favorite animated movies?

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The Mummy Comes At Night — Cinemaholics

I’m still working on putting the mental pieces of my brain back together after sitting through The Mummy, and strangely enough, I’m almost as equally confused about It Comes At Night, A24’s would-be horror classic beloved by critics and ravaged by just about everyone else. Luckily, I had plenty of help on the show this week to navigate these new films and then some.

We finally managed to lasso in Andy Herndon from The D-Cast for the “Mummy” segment of this week’s episode. True, we brought him in for something completely removed from Disney (which he of course pointed out with sharp irony), but as expected, we had a great conversation and will have him back again soon.

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The Late Episode of Alien Covenant- Now Conspiring


Better late than never. In this super late episode of Now Conspiring, we dive into Ridley Scott’s franchise and discuss what made it so great and whine about all the questions that are still unanswered, even after watching Alien: Covenant.

Before our science fiction rant, we talk about real science in our very first Bridget’s Science Corner! It is quite a treat with a great reaction track provided by our Sam Noland.

Question of the Week: What do you think of the Alien franchise and its influence on Sci-Fi movies?

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