First Man Review – Cinemaholics Episode #86

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First Man has just landed in theaters, but not to a strong box office. The prestige picture from Oscar-favorite Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy captures the stoic, yet daredevil life of Neil Armstrong from his early days as an X-15 pilot to becoming the first man to walk on the moon. On the latest Cinemaholics, we discuss the film’s contribution to the moon landing legacy and the craft behind turning that fateful Apollo 11 mission into something truly traumatic and realistic, perfect for IMAX.

Next week: We’re watching Halloween and The Hate U Give. Let us know which film you think we should feature review, or if we should do another Double Feature. Plus, let us know which new films or TV shows you want us to mini review in the comments below. You can also become a patron and vote your decision in our weekly Patreon poll.

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Venom and A Star is Born Review – Cinemaholics Episode #85

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This week on the podcast, I’m joined by Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines to discuss Venom, Sony’s latest exploration of the Spider-Man mythology, this time focusing on the symbiotic nightmare played here by Tom Hardy. This is a double feature episode, so we also dive into A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper’s first foray into direction and co-starring with Lady Gaga in this third remake of the 1937 classic film. Afterward, hear our exclusive interview with legendary actor Joe Morton, star of the new CBS show “God Friended Me.”

Next week: Once again, we’re planning on doing a double feature episode, this time reviewing both First Man and Bad Times at the El Royale. Help us decide which review comes first by voicing your opinion in the comments. You can also become a patron and vote your decision in our exclusive Patreon poll.

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The Predator Review – Cinemaholics Episode #82

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Franchise, franchise, franchise! The Predator aims to be a revival of the late 80s action franchise continued by a direct sequel, two spin-off crossovers, and a previous attempt at reigniting the hunt. Directed and co-written by Shane Black (who appeared in the first Predator), this latest imagining of the alien horrors is an action horror…comedy? On Cinemaholics this week, I discuss how that works with Will Ashton of Cinemablend and Maveryke Hines, our sound producer.

Mini reviews this week include A Simple FavorBojack Horseman Season 5, White Boy RickThe NunPeppermint, Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4, Iron Fist Season 2, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Season 1, and The Dragon Prince Season 1.

Next week: Should we review The House with a Clock in its Walls or Life Itself? Let us know which you’d prefer in the comments!

We also have a big announcement…

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Searching Review – Cinemaholics Episode #80

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On the podcast this week, I’m joined by Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines to review Searching, one of my favorite films of 2018. We also start the show with some movie news and announcements, then get into mini reviews for The Little StrangerThe Miseducation of Cameron PostSupport the Girls, and more.

Before you start listening, be sure to help us decide the content of next week’s show. We’re debating either doing a Fall Movie Preview (as per tradition) or a feature length review of The Nun. Sound off in the comments.

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Cinemaholics Review: Skyscraper, Eighth Grade, Sorry to Bother You

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Special guest Aaron Dicer of SiftPop and CinemaSins joins the show this week to talk about Skyscraper, the latest Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson blockbuster. We also found time to discuss some recent indie releases doing good box office in their own right. There’s the new A24 film Eighth Grade, directed by standup comedian Bo Burnham, and Sorry to Bother You, directed by musician-turned-filmmaker Boots Riley.

Two directorial debuts from two unlikely media personalities. Next week, you can probably expect BILL ACTION’s feature directorial debut.

Question for you: what was your initial reaction after seeing Sorry to Bother You? And if you haven’t seen it, do you plan on checking this one out?

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Cinemaholics Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

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The year is half over, but weirdly enough we’ve already THREE Marvel films now with Ant-Man and the Wasp. Of course, this is the last MCU film of 2018, so enjoy that revolving logo while you can. This week on Cinemaholics, I’m joined by special “recurring” guests Kimber Myers and Alisha Grauso, filling in for Will and Maveryke while they enjoy their vacations.

We kicked things off with a conversation about some of our favorite movies of 2018 so far, then later we talked about Sorry to Bother YouHotel Transylvania 3GLOW Season 2 on Netflix, and a few more releases.

Question for you: What is YOUR favorite movie of 2018 so far?

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Cinemaholics Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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This week on Cinemaholics, I’m joined by special guest Jake Holland and my co-host Will Ashton to review Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Is the “fallen kingdom” in question the state of the Jurassic Park franchise at this point? Well, according to the box office, definitely not. We had a great conversation about the series as a whole and leading up to this new film from J.A. Bayona, and we’ve even included a brief section for spoilers (with fair warning of course).

We opened this week’s show with some Off-Topics, including a rundown of Incredibles 2 breaking all kinds of box office records, plus how Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s utter failure at the box office has reportedly led to Disney and Lucasfilm putting future standalone Star Wars movies on hold. We also get into a fascinating segment about Gotti, which includes everything from a marketing campaign targeted at film critics to some seriously shady number crunching going on at Rotten Tomatoes. You’ll have to hear this one to believe it.

Last, we get into Mini Reviews as usual, but only a few this week. I give my thoughts on Luke Cage Season 2, which just dropped on Netflix, as well as the new romantic comedy Set It Up. And Will finally saw Thoroughbreds, one of my favorites of 2018.

Question for you: Aside from the original, which is your favorite Jurassic Park movie?

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