With so many films coming out right now, Will Ashton and I decided to do a “mini review marathon” in lieu of a normal episode of the show. In addition to our discussions on Mowgli, Roma, Creed II, and The Favourite, we also review Vox Lux, Shrek Retold, Anna and the Apocalypse, and more.
The “Winter Movie Season” is truly unique. On the one hand, it’s a dumping ground for Oscar season contenders and arthouse favorites hitting limited release, then a wider release in January in lead up for the big event. But it’s also packed with major holiday blockbusters and family films to warm up to during the holidays. The horror afterthoughts start in January, then get a bit better in February. Well, to break down all these upcoming films and what we’re most looking forward to, I sit down with Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines for our seasonal movie preview.
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 Book, Robin Hood, The 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.
Overlord is an original horror action-war movie released after Halloween. And they say Hollywood isn’t full of surprises. It’s just me and Will Ashton reviewing films this week, which include The Grinch, the latest adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss holiday story, this time made by Illumination. There’s also Widows, a heist ensemble from director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and starring a packed cast led by Viola Davis. We talk about Outlaw King, a new war epic from Netflix starring Chris Pine. And Will gives his thoughts on The Front Runner, starring Hugh Jackman and covering the Gary Hart political scandal from the late 1980s.
I went on vacation recently and have been slow to posting, so apologies on the wait. Here are the latest two episodes of Cinemaholics, which we did manage to record while I was out of town (apologies for not-as-good audio for Halloween in particular).
First up above is our Halloween episode, where Will Ashton and I debated the latest sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 classic. Next up, Will and I had a thoughtful discussion about Mid90s, the new A24 film directed and written by Jonah Hill. Other films and shows we talked about include The Hate U Give, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Johnny English Strikes Again, Beautiful Boy, “Red Dead Redemption 2,” and plenty more.
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.
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.