Are Critics Wrong about Beauty and the Beast and Iron Fist? – Cinemaholics

On the latest Cinemaholics, Will Ashton and I review Beauty and the Beast and Season 1 of Iron Fist. In doing so, our main question is whether or not critics and audiences are right to be so divided on these movies.

Later, we dig into some mini reviews for Big Little LiesThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch, and Wilson, which stars Woody Harrelson. Hope you enjoy our ranting.

YOU TELL US: Do you think Beauty and the Beast and Iron Fist deserve their mixed reviews? And what did you think of either of them?

Email us your feedback so your voice can be heard next week: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.com

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How to Make a Great Movie Remake – Now Conspiring

 

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Since Hollywood isn’t planning on slowing down with the remakes and Kong: Skull Island is now in theaters, the gang talks about the movies they think merit a remake. We also discuss what should be considered when remaking a franchise or a standalone movie, from respecting the original story to the style the director chooses to portray it. If you stick around long enough, you will hear Maria and Sam basically screaming out all the things wrong about Kong: Skull Island. Don’t worry. No one was harmed during the rant.

Question of the Week: What is your favorite movie remake? What movie do you think deserves a remake and why?

Additional Question: What is your favorite pick for our new podcast name?

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Kong: Skull Island and Samurai Jack Review – Cinemaholics

On an all-new Cinemaholics, Will Ashton and I review Kong: Skull Island, the second entry in Legendary’s “MonsterVerse” after 2014’s Godzilla, and Samurai Jack Season 5, the Adult Swim short series that will finally wrap up one of the greatest animated shows in a lifetime. We also take a look at some other shows and a comedy special later in the episode.

YOU TELL US: Does Kong: Skull Island deserve to be #1 at the box office over Logan? Comment below or email us, cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.com. You might just hear your email read next week…

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Disney’s LGBT Characters, Logan, and Oscar Fails – Now Conspiring

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With Bridget off duty this week, the lovely Jenny Pan joins us all the way from Canada to talk about the Oscars Fail, Logan and a quick round of Would you Rather? We also discuss Disney’s announcement of Lefou’s sexual orientation in the Beauty and the Beast remake. If that weren’t enough, Sam comments on your comments as some of his impersonations.

Question of the Week: Does it matter at all if the Academy messed up? What do you think of the whole ‘first LGBT character’ in a Disney movie?

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The Top 5 ‘Best Picture’ Winners Of All Time – Now Conspiring

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In honor of the Oscars, Now Conspiring shares their favorite movies that have taken home the golden statue for Best Picture. Before we mention our top five picks, we find out where Adonis has been hiding and why Sam has beef with Bridget. We switched this week from playing Would You Rather to chatting quickly about some foreign films we have recently watched.

Question of the Week: What is your favorite Academy Awards Best Picture winner? Also, if you have any foreign film recommendations, let us know!

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Logan, The Great Wall, Fist Fight Review – Cinemaholics

This week on Cinemaholics, Will and I review Logan, the latest “X-Man” movie starring Hugh Jackman. Don’t worry, no spoilers here. We also reviewed The Great Wall and Fist Fight, along with some new TV shows like Crashing on HBO and The Good Fight on CBS. Finally, we covered some of the latest movie news this week, and this episode features special guest Matt Donato.

Be sure to email cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.com to submit any and all feedback. You might hear your email read on next week’s show!

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What’s New on Netflix? – Now Conspiring

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This week on Now Conspiring, the gang reviews Netflix shows that we’ve been watching and we throw in some quick reviews for La La Land and Hell or High Water. We also decided to change things up even more this week and replace “Show & Tell” with a little “Would You Rather?”

Question of the Week: What voice should Sam do for an entire episode? What would you rather us ask when we play “Would You Rather?” What Netflix show will you be watching soon?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments and we will read them on next week’s show! Also, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook so you can send us direct messages and get podcast updates. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes and/or Stitcher, where you can also rate/review the podcast if you like it!

You can also download this podcast episode on iTunes and Stitcher.

This Week’s Cast: Maria Garcia, Bridget Serdock, and Sam Noland

02:32 – Games: Would You Rather? [Movie Edition]

22:07 –  Main Segment: New Netflix Original Shows

51:09 –  Movie Reviews [La La Land, Hell or High Water]

59:50 –  Commenting on your Comments

62:21 –  Movie Releases [Get Out, Rock Dog, Collide]