Cinemaholics Review: Tomb Raider and Love, Simon

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I’ve been as busy as ever this week, so it surprises even me that I managed to catch both Tomb Raider and Love, Simon in time for this episode of Cinemaholics. We even managed to catch The Death of StalinLove Season 3, and some others. Despite a packed episode, this discussion comes in at just under an hour for once.

The featured event is Tomb Raider, which is admittedly right up my wheelhouse for two reasons: my love of action adventure and most certainly the 2013 video game reboot this new film is based on. I’m also a fan of Alicia Vikander, so what could go wrong? Well, listen and find out. Our discussion certainly livened up a bit, though, over Love, Simon, which I can declaratively say is a new favorite of the year.

Question for you: What is your favorite video game adapted film?

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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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