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!

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Top 5 Worst Remakes of All Time (Anyway, That’s All I got)

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For our second episode, we’re following up last week’s “best remakes” by discussing the other side of remakes: The Bad Side. We take a little time at the beginning to get to know the hosts a bit more, and then we get into our lists, highlighting the worst remakes of all time. Needless to say, we had some stuff to get off our chests.

We’d love to hear what some of your least favorite remakes are, or what we might have missed, and we’d also love to see your ‘Cinemaholic Bios.’ Comment below and let us know!

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Cinemaholics Review: Annihilation and Game Night

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I’m still reeling from the experience of watching Annihilation in the theater, and I’m about equally pleased with the discussion that came out of this film with my cohosts Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines. In this episode, we spent a good amount of time unpacking the good, bad, and stellar Annihilation has to offer, and I suspect we’ll be revisiting this conversation throughout the rest of the year.

But that wasn’t the only movie we had some fun with this week. After a half-hearted review of the new Netflix movie, Mute, we got to an extended Mini Review of Game Night, a new studio comedy I find myself effortlessly recommending. And the box office agrees too, which put Game Night at #2 for the weekend behind Black Panther, which is continuing its gargantuan run across the world.

During Mini Reviews, we also had a brief discussion about Netflix original films. Between BrightCloverfield Paradox, and Mute, it seems Netflix is having a rough time pleasing critics despite their success with original shows. So that leads to our question for you all.

Which Netflix original film is your favorite? 

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Top 5 Remakes of All Time (Anyway, That’s All I Got)

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In the inaugural episode of the Cinemaholics spin-off, ‘Anyway, That’s All I Got,’ we celebrated the recreation of our brand by counting down our top 5 favorite remakes of all time. We took on the entirety of cinema, and our lists turned out to be surprisingly unpredictable.

We’d love to know what your thoughts on the show, as well as what some of your favorite remakes are. More importantly, what did we miss? There are probably thousands of remakes out there and plenty that we’ve never seen or heard of, but for now, here are our top picks. Enjoy!

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Cinemaholics Review: Black Panther

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I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off Season 2 of Cinemaholics than to dive into Black Panther, one of the most hyped movies of the year and yet another huge hit for Marvel and Disney. I’m sure most of you had gotten a taste for how gargantuan this movie has become in the last few months, but putting aside all the hype, I had a great conversation about Black Panther with cohosts Will Ashton, Maveryke Hines, and special guest Adonis Gonzalez (yes, it’s a Now Conspiring reunion!)

A highlight of the episode is probably the heated discussion about Early Man between me and Will Ashton, and by heated I mean meteoric. And we’ve got some other mini reviews to get to that deserve to be on your radar: The RitualGame Night (which we’ll be probably talk more about in the coming weeks), Tamborine, and  the new video game Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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Cinemaholics Review: The Cloverfield Paradox and Peter Rabbit

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On the pod this week, we review The Cloverfield ParadoxPeter RabbitThe 15:17 to Paris, and quite a few more flicks and shows you can see above. We also had a few big announcements for the show, which is partly why we had special guest Sam Noland join us for the full episode.

First up, Cinemaholics is now on Spotify, so if that’s your streaming platform of choice, you can find our full archive right here.

Second, we are now on Patreon, which means you can support this podcast and get access to a bunch of new perks we’re rolling out, including some hilarious bonus audio from this week’s show. It’s an uncensored conversation between me and Will Ashton as we waited for Sam to get ready for the episode, as we normally talk about random tangents, ideas for the podcast, and other inside baseball topics.

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Cinemaholics: Sundance Film Festival 2018 Breakdown

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It’s the 50th episode of Cinemaholics, and to celebrate, we invited special guest Alex Billington of FirstShowing.net to talk about all things Sundance. The iconic festival has been home to countless great movies over the years, but it’s almost impossible to see all of them. Fortunately, we manage to talk about a good number of good flicks, including The TaleAssassination NationWon’t You Be My NeighborTully, Bodied, and plenty more.

Question for you: We have a lot of movies to pick from for this coming week to be our featured review. Let us know what you would rather hear a review for: Peter RabbitThe 15:17 to ParisFifty Shades Freed, or The Cloverfield Paradox?

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