Cinemaholics Review: Black Panther

Black Panther

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


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


It’s the 50th episode of Cinemaholics, and to celebrate, we invited special guest Alex Billington of 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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Cinemaholics Review: Maze Runner: The Death Cure and Hostiles

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I’m not entirely sure why I care so much about the Maze Runner series at this point, now finishing with The Death Cure. I enjoyed the first film and even the second one to an extent (silliness and all). But it’s been nearly three years and I’m struggling to figure out if there’s much of a fan base left after all this time.

If there is, then this latest episode of Cinemaholics will do you good. If you couldn’t care less, that’s also fine. We also took a look at some other noteworthy releases. There’s Hostiles, a new western starring Christian Bale. Black Lightning, the new CW superhero show. Please Stand By, a new indie film that just hit VOD. A Futile and Stupid Gesture, a new original Netflix film about the making of National Lampoon. And The Breadwinner, which was just nominated for Best Animated Feature by the Academy Awards.

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Netflix Shows Worth Watching: Part-Time Characters

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With so much to choose from, it’s hard to sit down and pick one Netflix series that’s worth watching. Not to worry! Hopefully Part-Time Characters can help with any indecisiveness. While Maria works the solo shift in this fictional video store, recurring guest and video store client, Jerry Rodriguez, joins this week’s episode to talk about Netflix shows and specials that are worth a try.

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Part-Time Characters: The Worst January Movies

Worst January Films

January films have less than an amazing reputation. Coming off the Oscar buzz months and some questionable holiday movies, the New Year always starts with random horror movies, not good enough for the month of October, low budget films and a few indie gems. In this week’s episode of Part-Time Characters, Maria, Adonis and Jenny try to get to the bottom of why January is considered by the film community a ‘dump month’.

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Cinemaholics Review: Paddington 2 and The Commuter

Paddington 2

Everyone’s favorite marmalade-loving bear is back for seconds in Paddington 2, the sequel to the film that utterly charmed me back in 2015. On the show this week, I review the film with cohosts Maveryke Hines (who never saw the original) and Will Ashton. The movie has an incredible 100% review aggregate on Rotten Tomatoes, but that doesn’t mean everyone on Cinemaholics agrees.

In our Mini Reviews segment, we covered a lot of other movies and shows you might want to check out. Will reviewed The Commuter, starring Liam Neeson. Maveryke and I talked about the The End of the F****** World, a binge-worthy new show on Netflix. Will recommended Blame, an indie gem directed by Quinn Shephard. Then we both dug into The PostMolly’s Game, and My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.

We also talked at length about the Golden Globes this week, but less about the actual awards and more about the impact of the MeToo and TimesUp movement, plus our plan to take part in the 52 Films By Women Challenge.

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