Is Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Really A Masterpiece? — Cinemaholics

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Usually on Cinemaholics, we stick to covering one featured movie and leaving the rest for “mini reviews.” But for the second week in a row, the summer release schedule disagreed with us, so Will Ashton, Maveryke Hines, and I reviewed both Dunkirk and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets this week.

This was a more contentious episode than usual, with most of us differing quite a bit on both of these movies, particularly Valerian. If you’re at all interested in seeing either of these films, our conversation might prove useful.

Just two Mini Reviews this week: Aftermath (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Colossal (starring Anne Hathaway). The latter is a film I saw just this week as a blind buy on Will Ashton’s recommendation.

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What Is Even Going On In ‘Transformers: The Last Knight?’— Cinemaholics

Full disclosure: I was very tired during this latest episode of Cinemaholics, and you can clearly hear it in my voice. For fun, simply imagine that it’s my disdain for Transformers: The Last Knight fueling my weariness and it should sound just fine.

Maveryke and I are joined this week by CJ Mellon from That Kind of Nerd podcast. You may remember CJ from his guest appearance on Now Conspiring last fall, when we discussed the best and worst movies of 2016 (or maybe just the summer?) Unfortunately, Will Ashton is out this week due to scheduling conflicts.

Fortunately, our Mini Reviews were a bit more lighthearted than our featured discussion of Transformers. We talked about GLOW, the new show on Netflix starring Alison Brie, which is about the “gorgeous ladies of wrestling” in the 1980s. Highly recommend now that I’ve seen a few episodes myself. CJ shares his love of iZombie and speaks briefly on Season 3 without spoiling anything. And I gave a sneak peak review of Friends from College, another new Netflix show premiering on July 14th. I’m still working my way through the season, but it’s a solid recommendation.

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No Cinemahomework this week, but stay tuned for some bonus content in the next few days surrounding some big news stories we didn’t have time to get to in the main episode. See you all next week.

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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The Mummy Comes At Night — Cinemaholics

I’m still working on putting the mental pieces of my brain back together after sitting through The Mummy, and strangely enough, I’m almost as equally confused about It Comes At Night, A24’s would-be horror classic beloved by critics and ravaged by just about everyone else. Luckily, I had plenty of help on the show this week to navigate these new films and then some.

We finally managed to lasso in Andy Herndon from The D-Cast for the “Mummy” segment of this week’s episode. True, we brought him in for something completely removed from Disney (which he of course pointed out with sharp irony), but as expected, we had a great conversation and will have him back again soon.

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Review Roundtable – Cinemaholics

We have a special guest on this week’s episode of Cinemaholics, where we review Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. Robert Yaniz Jr., TV editor for We Got This Covered joined the roundtable with me and Soundmaster Maveryke Hines to talk all things Alien. Definitely a great discussion.

Later in the show, we spent some time talking about some big movie news and then did a mini-reviews for The Lovers, the latest movie from A24. We also talked about the latest going on with The FlashGotham, and Sherlock.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Review Roundtable — Cinemaholics

I’m joined this week by film critic Will Ashton and sound master Maveryke Hines to review Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We had a great discussion with a separate segment just for spoilers, but we really want to know what YOU think about the followup to one of Marvel’s most successful movies.

Later in the show, we Cinemaholics dug into some shows and movies we think you might like, including season 1 of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, Dean starring Demetri Martin, Handsome on Netflix, and season 1 of Dear White People on Netflix.

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Are Critics Right About The Circle? — Cinemaholics

This week on Cinemaholics, I’m joined by Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines to talk about The Circle, starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega. We kicked off this week’s show with some trailer talk for Kingsman: The Golden Circle and then did some mini reviews for GirlbossBig Little LiesFargo, and more.

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