Our Favorite Trilogies of All Time

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On this episode of Now Conspiring, Maria takes a week off as Adonis, Bridget, and Sam count down their top 3 favorite film trilogies of all time in celebration of War for the Planet of the Apes. There is a bit of an overlap in their lists, as well as a few surprises, and, as always, plenty of nonsensical tangents.

Later on, we read some of your comments and briefly discuss our excitement for War for the Planet of the Apes.

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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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‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ Isn’t Another Big, Generic Superhero Movie

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the latest standalone superhero film to tackle great power and great responsibility without actually having to mention those famous words. This is Marvel Studios and Sony’s first full-length collaboration on a superhero film, making Homecoming a risky experiment that was clearly worth taking.

Is Baby Driver Really All That Good? – Cinemaholics

Over July 4th weekend, I got together with the rest of the Cinemaholics crew to chat about Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver at length. For those of you who’ve already read my review, it should come as no surprise that I adored the film. But as always, Will and Maveryke provided some nuance of their own to whether or not this film is as good as the critics are saying.

We started off the show with a spirited discussion about Edgar Wright’s filmography and which ones are our favorites. And of course we spared some time later in the show to talk about some other big movies you might want to check out. We covered Despicable Me 3 and Okja, mainly, while also touching on my (finally) viewing of Captain Underpants and Maveryke’s current obsession with Bojack Horseman.

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Baby Driver and Spider-Man: Homecoming Reviews – Now Conspiring

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This week, Now Conspiring saw a double feature and we tell you everything we thought of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Sam, Maria and Jenny talk about their thoughts on Baby Driver and its incredible style and rich soundtrack. We gushed too much about this movie, but we’d still love to hear your thoughts on it in the comment section.

Later on, Adonis Gonzalez joins us to discuss his favorite superhero. Warning- more gushing happens and a whole lot of hazing.

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‘Baby Driver’ Fires On More Cylinders Than You May Think

Baby Driver is Edgar Wright’s latest love letter to the overused tropes of cinema. Now that he’s explored zombies, cop spoofs, and alien invasions, the British director and writer turns his masterful eye toward car chases, bank heists, and even musicals.

Retro Reviews – Now Conspiring

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This week we get together to discuss some classic movies we have been meaning to watch for a long time. Sam gives his opinion of Casablanca, Maria crossed off Psycho from her list and Bridget finally saw Pulp Fiction. Some were impressed by these films. Some were not. Can you guess who?

We also bring back a shorter version of Bridget’s Science corner, where Bridget discusses six new science facts discovered this year.

By the end we were faced with the most difficult Kiss Marry Kill ever. Friendships ended as consequence.

Question of the Week: What critically acclaimed movie you still haven’t seen? Let us know in the comments!

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