Cinemaholics Review: Pixar’s Coco

Coco

Coco is yet another major success for Pixar both critically and financially, and over Thanksgiving break we took some time on the podcast to review the film with special guest Matt Donato. We started the show with some discussion over the recent John Lasseter scandal and how that might affect (or have affected) the production of Toy Story 4. And we did find time to get into some spoilers for Coco with proper warning, of course.

In our packed Mini Review segment, Will Ashton and Matt Donato spoke at length about The Disaster Artist, the new A24 film starring James Franco, Dave Franco, and Seth Rogen. Will had a chance to finally share his thoughts on Darkest Hour, which is set to secure Gary Oldman an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Winston Churchill. I managed to sneak in my thoughts on Star Wars Battlefront II, pointing out how some plot details in the campaign may pave the way for details in the upcoming movies. Lastly, Donato discussed his spontaneous thoughts on I Love You Daddy, the Louis C.K. film that has been dropped by the distributor, as well as The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro’s latest film being both praised and ostracized for its polarizing material.

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Cinemaholics Review: Justice League and The Punisher Season 1

Justice

Is Justice League the last comic book movie of 2017? If so, what a bizarre ending to one of the most bizarre years in comic book movie history (at least in recent years). What should have been the biggest comic book movie since, well, The Avengers, has arrived with little-to-no fanfare, but we’re here to judge the movie on its own, removed from any hype it may attempt to earn by merit of its seven icons.

I’m joined this week by my trusty cohosts Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines, but also special guest Craig Hanks from the Legendarium Podcast. You may remember I guested on that show to talk about The Dark Tower back in August, and per the holy podcast networking laws hiding in plain sight, it’s only fair to have Craig on this week to share his thoughts on Justice League, the DCEU, and where this frenetic franchise is headed next.

Aside from Justice League, we talk about The Punisher Season 1, plus some new movies you might be interested in. Pixar’s Coco (full review next week), Last Flag Flying, and Wonder get a few minutes each, and we finished out the show with some banter about new movies to come over the Thanksgiving holiday.  Continue reading Cinemaholics Review: Justice League and The Punisher Season 1

Is ‘Cars 3’ The Best ‘Cars’ Movie? — Cinemaholics

I’ve spent the last seven days or so talking about Cars 3Cars, and Pixar in general, but my recent sit-down with Will Ashton and Kayla Savage on Cinemaholics was a true highlight. We reviewed Cars 3, of course, but we also spent a considerable amount of time discussing the Cars franchise as a whole and why it’s Pixar’s most controversial brand.

We also shared our thoughts on two big movies that released this week: 47 Meters Down and Rough Night. Will Ashton saw the former and Kayla Savage and I saw the latter. Hopefully, you’ll appreciate our newly titled segment at the beginning of the episode, “But Our Emails,” where we took a few minutes to read your messages over the last few weeks.

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‘Cars 3’ Review: A Surprisingly Good Sports Drama, But With Cars

Is Pixar’s Cars franchise worth another lap with Cars 3? 

Every Pixar Film Ranked By Their Box Office Success

From Toy Story to Finding Dory, which Pixar movies found the most financial success with audiences? 

Why There Are No Humans In Pixar’s ‘Cars’

We all know that Cars, Cars 2, and Cars 3 are confusing enough when thinking about how their world works or makes sense compared to ours. But for Pixar Theory fans, we have a lot of great arguments to hang our tin-foil hats on.

Snarcasm: Disney Ruined Pixar Because Why Not?

Did Pixar lose its way, or did we lose our way with Pixar? There’s no real answer to the latter part of that question because it makes no sense. But the article we’re snarcasming this week actually does make a lot of sense and deserves to be approached thoughtfully. Even though it’s basically wrong for the most part.