Overlord Review – Cinemaholics Episode #90

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Overlord is an original horror action-war movie released after Halloween. And they say Hollywood isn’t full of surprises. It’s just me and Will Ashton reviewing films this week, which include The Grinch, the latest adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss holiday story, this time made by Illumination. There’s also Widows, a heist ensemble from director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and starring a packed cast led by Viola Davis. We talk about Outlaw King, a new war epic from Netflix starring Chris Pine. And Will gives his thoughts on The Front Runner, starring Hugh Jackman and covering the Gary Hart political scandal from the late 1980s.

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Bohemian Rhapsody Review – Cinemaholics Episode #89

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We tend to be mostly polite and civil during episodes of Cinemaholics, but this is an outlier of an episode. Things got heated during our discussion of Bohemian Rhapsody, the new biopic about Freddie Mercury and the band Queen during their rise to fame in the 70s and 80s. Long story short, I enjoyed the film but wished it could have been a masterpiece deserving of Mercury’s legacy. Will and Maveryke had far larger issues, making for a fascinating discussion around how films depict homosexuality, especially regarding true-life stories.

As you can imagine, though, things loosened up quite a bit as we got into our other reviews, to the point where we were laughing almost too much for me keep the conversation coherent during editing. We hope you enjoy our discussions around SuspiriaThe Nutcracker and the Four RealmsThe Haunting of Hill HouseWildlife, and Boy Erased.

Next week: We need your help deciding which film to do for our featured review. The choices include The Girl in the Spider’s WebDr. Seuss’s The Grinch, and Overlord. You can also become a patron and vote your decision in our weekly Patreon poll.

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Halloween and Mid90s Review – Cinemaholics Episodes #87-88

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I went on vacation recently and have been slow to posting, so apologies on the wait. Here are the latest two episodes of Cinemaholics, which we did manage to record while I was out of town (apologies for not-as-good audio for Halloween in particular).

First up above is our Halloween episode, where Will Ashton and I debated the latest sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 classic. Next up, Will and I had a thoughtful discussion about Mid90s, the new A24 film directed and written by Jonah Hill. Other films and shows we talked about include The Hate U GiveChilling Adventures of SabrinaJohnny English Strikes AgainBeautiful Boy, “Red Dead Redemption 2,” and plenty more.

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First Man Review – Cinemaholics Episode #86

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First Man has just landed in theaters, but not to a strong box office. The prestige picture from Oscar-favorite Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy captures the stoic, yet daredevil life of Neil Armstrong from his early days as an X-15 pilot to becoming the first man to walk on the moon. On the latest Cinemaholics, we discuss the film’s contribution to the moon landing legacy and the craft behind turning that fateful Apollo 11 mission into something truly traumatic and realistic, perfect for IMAX.

Next week: We’re watching Halloween and The Hate U Give. Let us know which film you think we should feature review, or if we should do another Double Feature. Plus, let us know which new films or TV shows you want us to mini review in the comments below. You can also become a patron and vote your decision in our weekly Patreon poll.

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Is Pixar in Decline? Cinemaholics Happy Hour w/ T.J. Wolsos

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It’s finally happened. T.J. Wolsos of PixarPost and I have collaborated on a project. Above, you’ll hear our full conversation on all things Pixar, mostly centering around the feeling that the animation studio’s best days are in the past. T.J. and I have a hearty debate and discussion about whether or not this is really true, and if it is, what caused the change (or “evolution” as T.J. aptly points out).

Is Pixar making too many sequels? Did Disney cause all of this? Has Disney animation surpassed Pixar? And what movies are coming next from the Emeryville campus? We answer these questions and tons more, plus we read your tweets and comments to parse out how everyone else feels about the subject. This is one podcast episode you Pixar fans don’t want to miss.

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Venom and A Star is Born Review – Cinemaholics Episode #85

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This week on the podcast, I’m joined by Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines to discuss Venom, Sony’s latest exploration of the Spider-Man mythology, this time focusing on the symbiotic nightmare played here by Tom Hardy. This is a double feature episode, so we also dive into A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper’s first foray into direction and co-starring with Lady Gaga in this third remake of the 1937 classic film. Afterward, hear our exclusive interview with legendary actor Joe Morton, star of the new CBS show “God Friended Me.”

Next week: Once again, we’re planning on doing a double feature episode, this time reviewing both First Man and Bad Times at the El Royale. Help us decide which review comes first by voicing your opinion in the comments. You can also become a patron and vote your decision in our exclusive Patreon poll.

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Maniac and Smallfoot Review – Cinemaholics Episode #84

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We had a packed show this week. First we reviewed Maniac, the new Netflix limited series starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone. We also reviewed the new animated film Smallfoot, and right before that you’ll hear my interview with Karey Kirkpatrick, the director of the film. For mini reviews, we also covered The Hate U GiveHell Fest, Night School, and more.

Next week: We’re planning on doing a double feature of Venom and A Star is Born. Help us decide which review comes first by voicing your opinion in the comments. You can also become a patron and vote in our poll.

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