January films have less than an amazing reputation. Coming off the Oscar buzz months and some questionable holiday movies, the New Year always starts with random horror movies, not good enough for the month of October, low budget films and a few indie gems. In this week’s episode of Part-Time
Everyone’s favorite marmalade-loving bear is back for seconds in Paddington 2, the sequel to the film that utterly charmed me back in 2015. On the show this week, I review the film with cohosts Maveryke Hines (who never saw the original) and Will Ashton. The movie has an incredible 100% review aggregate on Rotten Tomatoes, but that doesn’t mean everyone on Cinemaholics agrees.
In our Mini Reviews segment, we covered a lot of other movies and shows you might want to check out. Will reviewed The Commuter, starring Liam Neeson. Maveryke and I talked about the The End of the F****** World, a binge-worthy new show on Netflix. Will recommended Blame, an indie gem directed by Quinn Shephard. Then we both dug into The Post, Molly’s Game, and My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.
We also talked at length about the Golden Globes this week, but less about the actual awards and more about the impact of the MeToo and TimesUp movement, plus our plan to take part in the 52 Films By Women Challenge.
2017 is over, but we’re just getting started. I’m not usually the biggest fan of conversations over general rankings (my yearly power rankings aside), but I do find them most useful years later, when I’m trying to remember what I thought of the filmgoing landscape with some perspective. That’s why I do rankings, period, and it’s triple effective when I get to hear Top 10s from my Cinemaholics cohosts.
Our lists do feature some expected overlap, including a clear Cinemaholics “winner,” if you want to call it that. Turns out Brigsby Bear had the most collective impact on me, Will Ashton, and Maveryke Hines, and hopefully some of you awesome listeners.
Enjoy the episode, and if you just can’t wait, here are our Top 10 lists written out below.
In our first episode of 2018, we discuss everything we watched during the holiday break, our opinions over the Disney-Fox deal, and the repercussions it might create.
We start off talking about our Christmas break what we’ve been up to. We also briefly pick our favorite holiday foods and traditions. This is when we all realize Adonis has never had the distinct pleasure of tasting Baileys.
After we each discuss the movies and series we have been watching, we talk about the Disney-Fox deal and what it means for the future of the movie industry. While many are excited because X-Men will finally show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the consequences of this merger will change the industry as we know it.
I’ve been out of town for the last two weeks, so I haven’t had a chance to share all of our latest episodes of Cinemaholics. We’ve put out three since our review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and two of them have been bonus “Last Call” episodes. You can check out all of them above, and let me know in the comments if there’s anything else you want us to review in the coming weeks as we catch up.
It is the end of 2017. It is time for fresh starts and welcoming 2018 with open arms. But before we could do that, Part-Time Characters wanted to take a trip down memory lane. This week’s episode is a special holiday treat where our listeners get to hear all of the mistakes we make before the final edit is done.
The episode includes all the outtakes and laughs we had throughout 2017. You will hear all of Sam’s sketch ideas for Gandalf the Wizard, Adonis’s attempt to roast a meat and Bridget’s Long Island and New Jersey accents.
The One Where We Are All Angry #NotMyLuke
Star Wars Episode VII came out in theaters a week ago and Part-Time Characters is finally ready to talk about The Last Jedi with all of the spoilers and rage. Accompanied by our guest, Jerry Rodriguez, we let the hate flow through us as we discuss the out of place humor, the new character pairings and ‘the twist’ that people either love or hate.
Be warned. We talk about every little detail of this movie. There will be all the spoilers. If you haven’t seen this movie yet and don’t want it spoiled for you, maybe come back in a week and have a listen.