Cinemaholics Review: Jumanji, The Greatest Showman, Bright, and Downsizing

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.

Our most recent main episode was a double feature review for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Greatest Showman, plus some mini reviews for Call Me By Your NameThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and more. Above, you’ll also find a Last Call episode for Downsizing and Bright, hosted exclusively by Will Ashton and special guest Matt Serafini, who took the reigns while Maveryke and I traveled for the holidays. Finally, our most recent episode is a Last Call with special guest Sam Noland from Part-Time Characters, where we had a blast talking about recommended movies we’ve never seen before until now.

Overall, it’s been a fantastic first year for the podcast, and I want to thank all of you loyal listeners for coming back every week to take part in the show. We have a lot of ideas for upping our game in 2018, so don’t forget to send us all your feedback for the new year.


As most of you already know, our show is only possible because so many of you are spreading the word and sharing episodes with friends. We’re truly humbled by your emails, comments, and genuine interest in allowing Cinemaholics to continue. Thanks, all.

If you’re interested in continuing to help us out, there are three easy, painless ways to do so:

  1. Email us! Tell us what you love and hate about the show by emailing cinemaholicspodcast(at) And please ask us questions we can share over the air.
  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 to all of you who’ve liked the page already.


14 thoughts on “Cinemaholics Review: Jumanji, The Greatest Showman, Bright, and Downsizing

  1. I’ve been meaning to comment for a while on thanking Will, Maverick, and of course Jon for putting this podcast out consistently for the last year. I’m a happy listener for sure. Keep doing the good stuff (reviews, mini reviews, last calls) and please do more wacky stuff whenever you have the time (like the It aint Ogre takeover). Maverick, keep being hilarious and making Jon laugh out loud. Love this show, please keep it going!

  2. Proud cinemaholic here. 2017 was a dumpster fire of a year, but you guys made it a little less smoky. I can’t wait for more, and I’m hoping you guys do a best and worst of the year episode soon. Question for all of you: how many new films did you watch in 2017?

  3. I kind of liked Bright in a “so bad its watchable” kind of way. I think the people praising this movie need to get out of Max Landis’s ass.

    • Also, that Last Call theme music gets me GOING.

  4. Sam should be on the show permanent-like

    • He should come on more last calls, for sure. His expertise lies in classic movies, not new releases, ya dig.

  5. When are you guys reviewing Phantom Thread?

    • I suggested it for the next episode, but Jon and Maveryke won’t be able to see it in time. But don’t worry, we’ll get to it soon, and we have something fun planned for this week.

  6. I was wondering when you guys would get around to reviewing Bright. Hopefully we can hear about it from Jon and Maverick eventually…

    Happy new year Cinemaholics. I’ve been listening to every episode since the Pixar ranking with SCB. My only feedback is for Maverick to talk more. I feel like in recent episodes he’s been down in the basement rather than cracking up with Jon and Will. Not sure if he disappears on purpose during the Mini Reviews sections, but if so I think it should be mentioned, or Maverick should be on during the whole thing. Idk.

    I want to thank you guys for taking the place of the slashfilmcast as my go-to for weekly reviews. I’m not hating on that podcast whatsoever, I just appreciate the freshness of your show and format, espeically with how you do main reviews at the front instead of at the very end. I thought I would hate that at first, but it’s actually really useful because I find myself listening to the entire episode more often than I did with slashfilmcast. The structure is great imo, and even though I don’t mind a little political talk now and again, it’s nice that you guys don’t bring it up every five goddamn minutes, plus you’re pretty good about talking naturally instead of talking in cliches. Keep up the awesome work fellas.

  7. Well now I gotta listen to this Shrek podcast.

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