Ralph Breaks the Internet Review – Cinemaholics Episode #92

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Ralph Breaks the Internet (or just Wreck-It Ralph 2) is smashing its way through box office records, but is it true that Ralph breaks hearts, as well? Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines are on Cinemaholics with me this week to review the film, along with Green BookRobin HoodThe Christmas Chronicles, and Cam.

Next week: We’re thinking of doing our annual Winter Movie Preview  episode, covering some of our most anticipated films releasing between December and February. Let us know in the comments or become a patron to vote in our weekly Patreon poll.

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Bohemian Rhapsody Review – Cinemaholics Episode #89

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We tend to be mostly polite and civil during episodes of Cinemaholics, but this is an outlier of an episode. Things got heated during our discussion of Bohemian Rhapsody, the new biopic about Freddie Mercury and the band Queen during their rise to fame in the 70s and 80s. Long story short, I enjoyed the film but wished it could have been a masterpiece deserving of Mercury’s legacy. Will and Maveryke had far larger issues, making for a fascinating discussion around how films depict homosexuality, especially regarding true-life stories.

As you can imagine, though, things loosened up quite a bit as we got into our other reviews, to the point where we were laughing almost too much for me keep the conversation coherent during editing. We hope you enjoy our discussions around SuspiriaThe Nutcracker and the Four RealmsThe Haunting of Hill HouseWildlife, and Boy Erased.

Next week: We need your help deciding which film to do for our featured review. The choices include The Girl in the Spider’s WebDr. Seuss’s The Grinch, and Overlord. You can also become a patron and vote your decision in our weekly Patreon poll.

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls Review – Cinemaholics Episode #83

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Did Eli Roth’s first foray into children horror films tick us off? Or were we spellbound by the performances of Jack Black and Cate Blanchett? Tune in to hear our thoughts on The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a new adaptation of the popular book series from the 1970s. And stick around as we also review Mandy, Assassination NationLife Itself, and more.

Next week: Should our feature review be Maniac on Netflix, or the new animated film Smallfoot? Help us decide by voicing your opinion in the comments. You can also become a patron and vote in our poll.

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Cinemaholics Review: The Meg, Like Father, BlacKkKlansman

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Our featured review this week is The Meg, a new shark/monster movie starring Jason Statham. Cohosts Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines joined me this week to discuss the film, plus some others including an early sneak peek review of Crazy Rich Asians.

Don’t forget, our Q&A episode is rapidly approaching, and we’re still collecting your burning questions. We’re obviously hoping for film-related inquiries and topics, but feel free to ask whatever’s on your mind!

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Snarcasm: This WALL-E Theory Makes So Much Sense That It Doesn’t

Fan theories are both the best and the worst. Kind of like people! But you can’t say the same about Pixar’s WALL-E, a triumph of animated cinema about the overly capitalist dangers of mankind passively wreaking havoc on the environ—

Incredibles 2 Review: Not Every Pixar Movie Can Be Super

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From my official review of Incredibles 2 on The Young Folks:

These are the clearest shortcomings of Incredibles 2, as it fails to be as strong an ensemble piece as The Incredibles, where every main character (even the villain) had a defined, cohesive arc. But in virtually every other respect, Incredibles 2 is just as wonderful, gorgeous, and thrilling as the first, to the point where most super fans of the original likely won’t care about these flaws.

Overall, I liked the movie. It even exceeded some of my expectations, particularly with some of the clever writing surrounding the infant Jack Jack and how he creatively factors into the super family’s heroic antics.

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‘Incredibles 2’ Just Premiered: Here Are The First Reactions

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Pixar’s Incredibles 2 premiered in Hollywood last night, which means the social media reactions are already rolling in. The embargo for Incredibles 2 doesn’t lift for most critics until Monday, and I won’t see the movie myself until tomorrow (Update: saw it, agree with a lot of stuff below), so if you can’t wait until then, here are the earliest (spoiler-free) takes.

Let’s start with the most positive:

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