Cinemaholics

Cinemaholics

Don't know what to watch? Join Jon Negroni of Cinemaholics and Will Ashton of CinemaBlend for no-nonsense conversations about the latest films coming to theaters and streaming online. They may not always agree, but one thing's for sure. They're both Cinemaholics.

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July 23, 2021 46 min
Yo, Joes, we know the G.I. Joe film franchise has been on leave since 2013, but the wait is finally over. Paramount just deployed Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, a reboot prequel centered around everyone’s favorite silent ninja, played here by a not-silent Henry Golding. Directed by Robert Schwentke (Red) with a screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulos (Charlie’s Angels), this new origin story resets the character with his own solo feature....
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Sit down for a spell and enjoy a meal with us. That's right, we're doing a special bonus review of Pig, a new psychological drama from Neon starring Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, and Adam Arkin. Directed by Michael Sarnoski in his feature film debut, Pig is definitely not your average film, and we definitely have a lot to go full ham about with this one. Intro Music:?“Hunting" by Alexis Grapsas & Philip Klein Links: F...
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July 19, 2021 69 min
Special guests Matt Serafini and Chris Sheridan join us for a 2-on-2 matchup over Space Jam: A New Legacy, the long-awaited sequel to the 1996 millennial fave, Space Jam. LeBron James steps into Michael Jordan’s sneakers, but not everyone on the show agrees he can fly in this massive, Warner Bros. commercial that at times features the Looney Tunes. Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Shooting hoops with the boys 00:03:00 – Intro 00:05:10 – Spa...
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July 14, 2021 25 min
We’re back for a bonus episode covering Gunpowder Milkshake, a new action thriller now streaming on Netflix. Borrowing inspiration from a whole slew of movies like John Wick, Drive, Kill Bill, and many more, the film stars Karen Gillan as a bare-knuckle assassin on the run. The cast also includes Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, Chloe Coleman, and Paul Giamatti. Intro Music: “Goonfight at Gutterball Corral...
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July 12, 2021 69 min
Special guest Emily Tannenbaum joins us to review Black Widow, the long-awaited Marvel action spy film starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz. We open the show with early buzz for the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, then some quick catchup on other movies and shows we saw this week. Will briefly shares his thoughts on I Think You Should Leave Season 2 on Netflix, Emily teases the first several episod...
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July 9, 2021 32 min
Now available to stream on HBO Max, No Sudden Move is a new crime thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh, with a screenplay by Ed Solomon. The film boasts an impressive cast in this 50s setting, which includes Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, David Harbour, Jon Hamm, Amy Seimetz, Brendan Fraser, Kieran Culkin, Noah Jupe, Craig Grant, Julia Fox, Frankie Shaw, Ray Liotta, and Bill Duke. This review is an excerpt from Episode #227 of t...
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July 8, 2021 16 min
Directed by Questlove, Summer of Soul(...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a music documentary chronicling the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which highlighted some unforgettable, transcendent performances at the same time as Woodstock. The film is now playing in select theaters through Searchlight Pictures and is available to stream on Hulu. This review is an excerpt from Episode #227 of the Cinemaholics Podcast....
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July 7, 2021 19 min
From A24, Zola is a dark comedy based on a viral Twitter thread by Aziah "Zola" King. Directed and co-written by Janicza Bravo, the film stars Taylour Paige as Zola, a part-time stripper who gets roped into a wild, dangerous trip to Tampa with a new friend (Riley Keough) who may be up to no good. The cast also includes Colman Domingo, Nicholas Braun, and Ariel Stachel. This review is an excerpt from Episode #227 of the Cin...
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July 6, 2021 134 min
July 4th weekend passed, and we spent it doing (what else?) watching a ton of movies. In addition to our in-depth review of The Tomorrow War, the new Chris Pratt sci-fi blockbuster on Amazon Prime Video, we kicked off the show with a conversation about the Purge franchise, thanks to The Forever Purge (which we didn’t see). We also briefly went over Fear Street Part 1: 1994 on Netflix and The Boss Baby: Family Business. And finally,...
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June 30, 2021 24 min
Now available to stream on Netflix, The Ice Road is an action thriller directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and starring Liam Neeson as a trucker who has to brave a perilous ice road in Canada to save a group of trapped miners. The film also stars  Laurence Fishburne, Benjamin Walker, Amber Midthunder, Marcus Thomas, Holt McCallany, Martin Sensmeier, Matt McCoy, and Matt Salinger. UK listeners can find this movie streaming on Amazon Prim...
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June 29, 2021 20 min
Now available to stream on Hulu, False Positive is a horror thriller from A24 directed by John Lee and co-written by Ilana Glazer, who also stars in the film alongside Justin Theroux, Pierce Brosnan, and Sophia Bush. This review is an excerpt from Episode #226 of the Cinemaholics Podcast. The intro music is “Headphones and Hoodies” by Lamar Azul & Palpal. Links: Follow us on Twitter: Jon Negroni, Will Ashton Support our show ...
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June 28, 2021 96 min
Fasten your seatbelts, and yes, “F” is for family. That’s right, we’re talking F9: The Fast Saga this week, which is the ninth film in Universal’s Fast & Furious franchise. Once again starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Charlize Theron, plus newcomer John Cena, F9 is now in theaters and running laps around the box office. Also in this week’s show, we talk about False Positive, a new horror movie starring Ila...
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June 25, 2021 17 min
Now available in limited release, Summer of 85 is a French-Belgian romance film from director François Ozon. It stars Félix Lefebvre and Benjamin Voisin as two young men who strike up a passionate bond over one fateful summer in a French coastal town, and it's partly based on Aidan Chambers' 1982 novel, Dance on My Grave. This review is an excerpt from Episode #225 of the Cinemaholics Podcast. The intro music is “Under the...
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June 24, 2021 12 min
Now released through Lionsgate, Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is the (long-awaited?) sequel to the 2017 action comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard. Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek reprise their roles in this mismatched follow-up directed by Patrick Hughes. And the cast also includes Antonio Banderas, Frank Grillo, Tom Hopper, and Morgan Freeman. This review is an excerpt from Episode #225 of the Cinemaholics Po...
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June 23, 2021 16 min
Now being released in theaters by Focus Features, The Sparks Brothers is a music documentary from Edgar Wright. It outlines the unlikely rise to underground success for the pop-rock duo Sparks, made up by brothers Ron and Russell Mael. This review is an excerpt from Episode #225 of the Cinemaholics Podcast. The intro music is “Under the Sea” by RdBeats & Kuba. Links: Follow us on Twitter: Jon Negroni, Will Ashton Support our ...
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June 21, 2021 86 min
Our heads are finally above water this week, because we’re reviewing Luca, a new Pixar movie about two young sea monsters who explore an Italian coastal town during an unforgettable summer. We also discuss TheSparks Brothers, Edgar Wright’s music documentary about “your favorite band’s favorite band.” Then we get into Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the action comedy sequel to the action comedy you probably didn’t see or remember. And w...
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June 17, 2021 11 min
Now in select theaters and video-on-demand starting June 18, Censor is a British horror film from Magnolia, directed and co-written by Prano Bailey-Bond. It stars Niamh Algar as a film censor in the 1980s struggling to balance fiction and reality as she starts to see comparisons between real-life events and brutal horror depicted in the video nasties of the era. The film also stars Nicholas Burns, Vincent Franklin, Sophia La Porta,...
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June 16, 2021 14 min
Now available in limited release from IFC Films, Holler is a new drama from Nicole Riegel in her directorial debut. It stars Jessica Barden as a young woman in the "rust belt" who must scrape by and take on a dangerous side job in order to save up enough money for college. The film also stars Becky Ann Baker, Pamela Adlon, Gus Harper, and Austin Amelio. This review is an excerpt from Episode #224 of the Cinemaholics Podcas...
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June 15, 2021 19 min
Now available on Netflix, Wish Dragon is a new computer-animated fantasy comedy from Sony Pictures Animation. It's an American-Chinese redux of Aladdin, with Chris Appelhans as writer and director and Jackie Chan as producer and voice actor for the Mandarin dub. The film stars Jimmy Wong as Din, a Chinese teenager who unwittingly discovers a genie-like "wish dragon," voiced by John Cho, who might be able to grant his de...
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June 14, 2021 123 min
Our sueñito this week is to review In the Heights, the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical from 2008, directed by Jon M. Chu with a screenplay from Quiara Alegría Hudes. Now in theaters and on HBO Max for a limited time, this massive spectacle of a Nuevo York musical stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Jimmy Smits, and many more. We kick off this week's s...
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