Cinemaholics Review: A Wrinkle in Time and Thoroughbreds

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On the show this week, Will Ashton and I review A Wrinkle in Time, the new Disney family film based on the classic novel. The film opened at around Disney’s box office expectations, second only to Black Panther (which is still breaking records), but it’s become a divisive topic among critics and fans who found the adaptation disappointing while also championing the film’s representation.

For the most part, Will and I are on the same page with Wrinkle. It’s complicated. Later in the show, we take a look at Thoroughbreds, plus we opened this week’s episode with some discussion about the Oscars and ongoing coverage over at SXSW Film Festival. It’s a useful talk if you’re curious about some upcoming genre films set to release in 2018, just remember to take these early film reviews with a grain of salt. The rest of this week’s reviews include Atlanta Season 2, Jessica Jones Season 2, and Will Ashton’s reactions to Love, Simon (which guest Kimber Myers reviewed for us last week).

Question for you: Where do you stand on A Wrinkle in Time?

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10 replies to Cinemaholics Review: A Wrinkle in Time and Thoroughbreds

  1. I think I’m somewhere inbetween Jon and Will on Wrinkle in Time. I sort of enjoyed it but yeah so many problems. I could barely pay attention.

  2. Wow, it was just the two of you guys this week! Haven’t heard that in a while. I skipped Wrinkle in Time but checked out Thoroughbreds because of Jon’s recommendation, and I was seriously entertained. What a great movie.

    • I get so sad when Dad doesn’t come home.

      • I’m sorry, son

  3. I’m a big fan of the novel and reread it for this movie. I have to admit even I was pretty disappointed. This was Dragonball Evolution bad.

  4. Even for a kids movie, this movie was weak sauce.

  5. Thoroughbreds was weird as it gets and I was all about it. I wanted to love Wrinkle in Time but that was just a cheesy CGeyesore

  6. This movie was a huge milestone, if it did suck I’m glad it was made.

    • Same here.

  7. I’m so excited for QUIET PLACE

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