Cinemaholics Review: Red Sparrow and Love, Simon

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Special guests Mae Abdulbaki and Kimber Myers joined the show this week to help us review Red Sparrow, a new spy thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton, directed by Francis Lawrence (no relation). Of course, Maveryke Hines and Will Ashton were also on the show, so we had a full panel to discuss what turned out to be a painfully bad film, at least in my opinion. We also opened the show with some light discussion about the 2018 Oscars.

We certainly had more positive things to say about some of the films and shows in our Mini Reviews. To start us off, Kimber shared her thoughts on Love, Simon, a new teen romantic comedy about “coming out.” Maveryke and I gave a passionate plea for listeners to start binging Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Netflix, especially now that Season 3 has landed. Will talked us through a new British comedy called The Party, which should be on your radar. And I did my best to articulate my complicated thoughts on the new Netflix original series Everything Sucks!

Question for you: What was your overall takeaway from the Oscars this year? And should Maveryke feel bad about loving Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri? The second question is a joke, of course.


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13 thoughts on “Cinemaholics Review: Red Sparrow and Love, Simon

  1. Listened to this yesterday, and please please please have Kimber on more. She is terrific.

    • Agreed. I was just thinking after the Phantom Thread episode she should be a permanent cohost, or maybe like how the /filmcast has Kristy Puchko on rotation.

      • That’s an AMAZING idea! Cinemaholics has always needed a female voice.

    • We’d be happy to have Kimber on as often as possible.

  2. This was a great year for the Oscars. I think I was happier with the wins than I thought I would be, but where tf was Florida Project across the board? That and Lady Bird got overlooked like crazy which is stupid. Also Maveryke don’t worry I’m fan of Three Billboards too.

  3. “There’s no “me” in Myers” destroyed me.

  4. Red Sparrow looks like such a drag. Thanks for watching this so I don’t have to!! Side note, more Kimber please thanks.

  5. I remember Mae from the Spider-Man episode (Aunt Mae!). Was so cool to hear her and Kimber, plus I’m always good with Maverick getting burned lmao

  6. I don’t get all the hate for Red Sparrow. I found it very suspenseful and intriguing.

  7. Great episode! I’m especially excited to hear Love, Simon is worth checking out. AS for Three Billboards, I found the movie to be super problematic, but I don’t think it’s wrong to like the movie or anything.

    • I like the movie. I just don’t think it’s Best Picture.

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