Special guest Aaron Dicer of SiftPop and CinemaSins joins the show this week to talk about Skyscraper, the latest Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson blockbuster. We also found time to discuss some recent indie releases doing good box office in their own right. There’s the new A24 film Eighth Grade, directed by standup comedian Bo Burnham, and Sorry to Bother You, directed by musician-turned-filmmaker Boots Riley.
Two directorial debuts from two unlikely media personalities. Next week, you can probably expect BILL ACTION’s feature directorial debut.
Question for you: what was your initial reaction after seeing Sorry to Bother You? And if you haven’t seen it, do you plan on checking this one out?
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5 thoughts on “Cinemaholics Review: Skyscraper, Eighth Grade, Sorry to Bother You”
It doesn’t get said enough, but I really appreciate how well you guys disagree. You don’t just echo each other or get dismissive, but you also stand up for your opinions. I haven’t seen Sorry to bother you or Eighth Grade yet, but I certainly plan on it.
I actually first heard of Cinemaholics from Siftpop, so this was a great podcast share. As a devout listener of both at this point, I can’t wait to hear you two talk movies again (and hopefully debate maybe down the line?)
I agreed more with Jon’s arguments about Sorry to Bother You, honestly. It just felt like a movie that was only good at being different, but there wasn’t much else to it, in my opinion. I think Will misheard Jon with the whole “capitalism sucks” thing because Jon didn’t say that was the only theme of the movie, just one of the more important ones, and even as someone who is fairly liberal, I found the movie to just be….easy? Is that the right word? Nothing about it made me feel differently about any political issue, and I usually love political issues in my movies (seriously). This is the same problem I had with the Post, which weirdly I remember Jon liking more.
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