Logan Lucky…Was That Supposed To Be Funny? — Cinemaholics

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Special guest Andy Herndon from The D-Cast came on Cinemaholics this week for a spirited discussion about Steven Soderbergh’s new film, the rural heist “comedy” Logan Lucky. Of course, we also found time to dig into some other notable films, including The Hitman’s BodyguardWind River (one of my favorite movies of the summer), and The Glass Castle.

Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines were also on the show this week, and we had a bit of a debate going on around Logan Lucky in particular. We also got some closure on Will’s opinion of Annabelle: Creation early on in the show, and Mav and I talked about a couple of shows we’ve been watching this week, including Marvel’s The Defenders Season 1 on Netflix.

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Cinemaholics Review: Annabelle: Creation

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On this latest episode of Cinemaholics, I sat down with Maveryke Hines to review Annabelle: Creation, the new horror film out of “The Conjuring universe.” We also had a great conversation about our favorite horror films and started things off with a trailer breakdown of mother!, the upcoming Darren Aronofsky film.

Our conversation is spoiler-free up until the 40 minute mark, but after that is fair game. And I want to take a moment to mention a few podcasts we plugged this week that we encourage you to check out if you’re a fan of Cinemaholics.

Many of you already know and love Part-Time Characters since it’s hosted on this website. But we also mentioned The Legendarium Podcast, a fantastic resources for fans of fantasy books and the occasional movie review. I recently guested on their show to talk about The Dark Tower, and it was definitely time well spent.

There’s also Down the Hall, a great “take back movie night” podcast with recommendations for streaming releases from Chet and Rodney, plus celebrity interviews. Be sure to check them out.

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Who Was ‘The Dark Tower’ Made For? — Cinemaholics

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“Stephen King is obviously one of the most prolific writers of all time,” said Will Ashton on the latest episode of Cinemaholics, where we reviewed The Dark Tower and discussed at length why and how this movie confounds us. The show opened with a quick aside about our favorite Stephen King film adaptations, and as some of you might have predicted, I had some not-so-popular opinions to express about The Shining.

We covered a few extra movies in a shorter episode this week (our originally recorded episode with extended cast was unfortunately lost to the audio oblivion), including Lady Macbeth and Detroit. We’ve talked about both movies in previous episodes, but now we’ve all seen both and were able to share notes on two of the most impressive films in 2017. And Will capped the episode off with a mini review for Girls Trip, setting off a great discussion about summer comedies.

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Atomic Blonde, The Defenders, Ozark, and Detroit — Cinemaholics

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We had a special guest join us this week to help review Atomic Blonde. You might remember Robert Yaniz Jr. from our Alien: Covenant episode a few months back, but he also hosts his own entertainment podcast, Crooked Table. Robert gave us an early spoiler-free review of The Defenders Season 1, as well, which premieres August 18th on Netflix.

Will Ashton was out this week on vacation, but Maveryke Hines and myself came back to cover OzarkDetroitTo The Bone, and The Incredible Jessica James. We also introduced a new segment we’d love your feedback on: “Would you even watch this?” The rules are simple: one of us describes the trailer for an obscure movie as a pitch for the other person to go see it. Let’s see if we can do a better job hyping up audiences than the actual marketing for these movies (probably not).

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Is Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Really A Masterpiece? — Cinemaholics

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Usually on Cinemaholics, we stick to covering one featured movie and leaving the rest for “mini reviews.” But for the second week in a row, the summer release schedule disagreed with us, so Will Ashton, Maveryke Hines, and I reviewed both Dunkirk and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets this week.

This was a more contentious episode than usual, with most of us differing quite a bit on both of these movies, particularly Valerian. If you’re at all interested in seeing either of these films, our conversation might prove useful.

Just two Mini Reviews this week: Aftermath (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Colossal (starring Anne Hathaway). The latter is a film I saw just this week as a blind buy on Will Ashton’s recommendation.

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Does ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ End This Trilogy Well? — Cinemaholics

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I’ve never been the biggest fan of the prequel trilogy beginning with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but I do enjoy them as one of the better franchises available on the occasional summer. Joining me to discuss and review the final entry (for now), Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines share their own take on the long, fascinating tale that is most impressive for its motion-capture work featuring Andy Serkis than pretty much anything else.

We also did a feature review for The Big Sick, one of my favorite movies of 2017 so far and a true delight for fans of romantic comedies and really comedies in general. It’s a great discussion that we’ve been patiently waiting to have since last month. Our mini reviews this week include Lady MacbethA Ghost Story, and The Standups.

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Does ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Live Up To The Hype? — Cinemaholics

The original Spider-Man and its sequel Spider-Man 2 essentially molded my taste in superhero movies. So it’s no surprise we spent a longer amount of time than usual dissecting Spider-Man: Homecoming, which has received high ratings from critics and audiences everywhere.

Special guest Mae Abdulbaki joined the discussion between me, Will Ashton, and Maveryke Hines this week. In addition to The Young Folks, Mae writes for Heroic Hollywood, where Will and I used to contribute (myself as DC Editor last year). It was a great to have her on for a reunion, especially when she gave us a brief mini review of The Big Sick. 

Speaking of which, we also talked about Castlevania, a new anime series produced by Netflix which is streaming now. And I finally got a chance to share my love of The Beguiled, a remake of the 1971 Clint Eastwood film starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, and Kirsten Dunst.

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