We’re taking our latest film takes to court this week with Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson. We review the other big releases of the week, plus a second opinion on A Hidden Life and a catch-up discussion on Varda by Agnès.
2019 was filled with era-defining blockbusters, emotionally compact dramas, and just about every other type of exciting feature in between. Many of these films were true gems, but others might’ve gotten a little lost in the shuffle of weekly big screen releases and an onslaught of new content championed by burgeoning streaming services. Despite all the chaos, 29 of our contributors were able to pinpoint their absolute favorite releases of the year.
Special guest Sam Noland joins us for a countdown of our favorite films this year, as well as our general reflections on 2019. You’ll also hear voice recordings from Cinemaholics contributors all across the globe who picked vastly different films for their own lists, which all factor into our definitive Top 25 rankings, which you’ll hear at the end of the episode along with outliers and honorable mentions. This is our longest episode of Cinemaholics yet, but we hope you give the whole episode a listen as we deep dive into a wide variety of films that made this past year just a little better.
We have a bad feeling about this episode. This week, Jon and Will return from their holiday break to catch up on the biggest December releases you may have already seen. From far away galaxy of The Rise of Skywalker to the even more alien city in Uncut Gems and Bombshell (New York), this is an episode you don’t want to miss.
Time for an Extra Milestone of Biblical proportions. Sort of. This month, Jon and Sam explore Monty Python’s Life of Brian, which celebrates 40 years this past November.
We saw Cats. Is it purrfect, or should audiences catnip this in the bud? We saw Cats. Directed and co-written by Tom Hooper, Cats is based on the long-running 1981 musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber. It stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Ray Winstone, […]
It’s playtime for the Cinemaholics, as we get sucked into Jumanji: The Next Level. We catch up on a ton of other films, too, including Black Christmas, Richard Jewell, 6 Underground and a whole lot more in our Off-Topics segment. Grab a controller, press play, and join us.
With The Rise of Skywalker, we now have a definitive conclusion to the latest official trilogy from the official kingmakers at Disney, who set out to construct a brand new direction for a boundless franchise. As a capper to this corner of stories, The Rise of Skywalker is an incredible finale, no question. But like its central opposing forces, it’s filled with all the bad and only most of the good there is to be found in blockbuster cinema’s most beloved — and scrutinized — canon.
It’s the most cinematic time of the year…for the cinemaholics, at least! Jon and Will discuss the films they’re most excited about watching from now until the end of February, along with some dark horse picks that have them more curious than ever about the upcoming winter season.
If you’ve been following Cinemaholics closely over the last year, you’ll know I’ve been an outspoken proponent of Kelvin Harrison Jr. as one of the best actors of the year, first due to his landmark performance in Luce from this past summer (which is still on my Top 10 movies of the year list), and now in Waves, a slow burn A24 indie that has a real chance at scoring some Oscar nominations.
Cinemaholics Podcast #145 – Knives Out, 1917, Noelle, Mickey and the Bear, 21 Bridges, Let it Snow, By the Grace of God
This week, every movie is a suspect. Jon and Will discuss the latest releases, including Rian Johnson’s modern whodunnit-murder-mystery ensemble, Knives Out, which stars way too many people to mention. We also talk Christmas movies on streaming, catch up on recent flicks we missed, and cover a few indies you might want to add to your ever-growing radar.
It’s game night for the Cinemaholics, as we play Cinephile on this week’s bonus show, featuring special guests Sam Noland and Cory Woodroof. The gang competes to recall the filmographies of John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Penelope Cruz, and Greta Gerwig. Plus, a few rounds of “six degrees of separation,” where we attempt to link two actors at random through their associated roles with other actors!
Director Trey Edward Shults has a clear interest in the tools needed for families to survive whatever dangers may come their way. His sophomore film from 2017, It Comes at Night—also an A24 film—explored a heightened metaphor for the terrors parents inflict upon their children just as easily as they themselves fear it, and in Waves, Shults presents a far more grounded, but equally as harrowing tale about the fragility of success in modern America.
Cinemaholics Podcast #144 – Frozen 2, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, The Irishman, The Two Popes
The hot takes never bothered the Cinemaholics anyway. This week, Jon and Will review Frozen 2, the latest animated Disney film, along with the other big releases of the week. They also read your answers to the question of the week, catch up on what they’ve been watching, and discuss the Three Rivers Film Festival.
This week, Jon and Will enter the fast lane for an in-depth review of Ford v Ferrari, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale. They kick things off with some mini reviews for The Irishman, Parasite, and Doctor Sleep. Plus some full reviews for Charlie’s Angels, Klaus, and Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
Special guest Brandon Katz joins us for a bonus episode of Cinemaholics. We dive into Waves, the new A24 drama starring Kelvin Harrison Jr., Taylor Russell, and Sterling K. Brown. After that, we review Honey Boy from Amazon Studios, which stars Shia LaBeouf as his own father in a semi-autobiographical drama about his life as a child actor coming of age.
Special guest Cory Woodroof joins Will Ashton for an in-depth review of Doctor Sleep, a spiritual sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, but also an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name starring Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson. In addition to reviewing Last Christmas and Playing with Fire, Cory and Will answer the question of the week, offer second opinions of Jojo Rabbit and Marriage Story, and briefly review Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby.
This is the episode we’ll be remembered for. This month on Extra Milestone, Jon, Sam, and Will discuss Tim Burton’s Ed Wood, which celebrates its 25th anniversary of release. We discuss how the film got made, its legacy over the years, and what we really think about it after all this time.
This week, Jon and Will explore the bright spots of Terminator: Dark Fate, the newest Terminator film directed this time by Tim Miller (Deadpool). They also discuss Marriage Story from director Noah Baumbach, which stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. As well as Harriet, the new biopic centering around Harriet Tubman starring Cynthia Erivo, and […]
Consider our timbers shivered. This week, Jon and Will review The Lighthouse, which is the newest indie freak flick from Robert Eggers, director of 2016’s The Witch. Later in the show, Jon reviews Jojo Rabbit from Taika Waititi, and Will talks about the new Netflix film Dolemite Is My Name, as well as The Current […]
Cinemaholics Podcast #139 – Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Zombieland: Double Tap, El Camino, Parasite
We’ve let the movies pile up over the last few weeks, which means it’s time for a CINEMAHOLICS REVIEW-ATHON! We start off with the big Disney wide release, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, then dive into Zombieland: Double Tap and catch up on El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. From there, we get into some mini reviews that range from stellar indies to major new shows hitting streaming. This is a packed episode, so be sure to check out the show notes below to see everything we covered.
This week, we’re seeing double. Jon and Will review Gemini Man, a new action-thriller-spy-clone film starring Will Smith from acclaimed writer and director Ang Lee. Known for its off-kilter shooting style and aggressively high frame rate, Gemini Man has critics and audiences torn, but where do the Cinemaholics stand? Also in the show, Will shares his thoughts on two other new films: Mister America and In the Tall Grass. And Jon briefly discusses his experience playing Borderlands 3 for Playstation 4.
A couple jokers reviewing Joker? What could go right? Jon and Will discuss the controversial new film starring Joaquin Phoenix from director Todd Phillips of The Hangover series and other 2000s comedies your dad probably loves. They also dive into some discussion around In the Shadow of the Moon, The Kill Team, The Politician, and more. But the real killing joke is that theme music, which is “Smile” by Jimmy Durante.
Since his first appearance in 1940, the Joker as a comic book villain (and later TV/Film/Video Game villain) has been an ever-evolving enigma, much like his darkly heroic counterpart. So it makes perfect sense for the films to continuously reinvent a character like the Joker, who serves a litany of important functions as an antagonistic presence.
We like to think of ourselves as contenders, so for August and September, Sam and Will are doing a double review of On the Waterfront from director Elia Kazan and Rear Window from Alfred Hitchcock. Both films came out in 1954 and are thus celebrating 65 glorious years at the cinema.
Special guest Sam Noland returns for a packed episode filled with movie news and reviews you can only find at Cinemaholics, or perhaps somewhere over the rainbow. That’s right, after some movie news chat about The Irishman and Spider-Man returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sam and Will review Judy, a new biopic about the legendary actress and singer, Judy Garland, starring Renée Zellweger. Also, Will briefly shares his thoughts on Abominable, the latest animated film from DreamWorks.
Cinemaholics Podcast #135 – Ad Astra, Rambo: Last Blood, Downtown Abbey, Tigers Are Not Afraid, One Cut of the Dead, In Fabric
Special guest Sam Noland joins us for a galaxy-sized episode of the show this week with more reviews than stars in the sky (or so it might feel). We covered the wide releases of the week, including Ad Astra of course as our featured review toward the end of the show, but we also tackled […]
Do Jon and Will float by on charm, too? Or…TWO?! This week on Cinemaholics, Jon and Will discuss It Chapter Two, the followup to the wildly successful 2017 horror film/Stephen King adaptation. They also talk about Where’d You Go Bernadette, Luce, The Nightingale, Dave Chapelle: Sticks & Stones, American Factory, and Brittany Runs a Marathon.
After recapping the summer movie season and discussing 2019’s best films thus far, Jon and Will dive into a full preview of what’s coming out this fall, including their most anticipated films, a few dark horses, and even some flicks they’ve already seen ahead of time.
This week’s episode of Cinemaholics isn’t a game. We’re reviewing Ready or Not, a new horror thriller/comedy starring Samara Weaving, plus we’re diving into some of the biggest announcements coming out of Disney’s D23 Expo, which includes updates about Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and of course, Disney+. We also tackle a few mini reviews, which […]
A TON of movies have come out in the last few weeks, so with Jon and Will back from vacation, they take on a supersized episode of reviews that include Dora and The Lost City of Gold, The Angry Birds Movie 2, and plenty more, including our featured review of Good Boys, Luce, Peanut Butter Falcon, Blinded by the Light, and Sextuplets.
If you can’t handle the heat, stay out of Julia and Kimber’s podcast about The Kitchen, a new female-led gangster movie starring Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, and Melissa McCarthy. That’s right, Julia Teti and Kimber Myers are guest hosting this episode of the show, which dives deep into the directorial debut of film writer Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton).
Special guest Preeti Chhibber from the Strong Female Characters podcast joins the show this week to talk about Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, a spinoff of the “Fast/Furious” franchise starring Dwayne the Rock Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, and Idris Elba.
Get ready to cruise down the sunset strip to WSJ radio (Will/Sam/Jon), because we’re reviewing Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood, the latest film from director/writer Quentin Tarantino, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and a huge cast of surprise faces you’ll probably recognize. This is one of our most divisive conversations of the year, so you don’t want to miss it, ya dig?
Julia Teti and Sam Noland join Jon Negroni for an Indie Panel discussion of Wild Rose, a new drama about a country music singer (Jessie Buckley) who lives in Scotland but dreams of somehow going to Nashville to realize her dreams, despite all the obstacles standing in her way.
Before we indulge in Disney’s recycle of life by reviewing The Lion King, the newest “reimgainging” of one of their animated classics, the Cinemaholics catch up on the latest details coming out of Comic Con, specifically the big announcements surrounding Marvel’s next timeline of films and streaming releases. Plus, we get into a fur-raising discussion […]
We have a triple feature this week, as we dive into the new hurricane horror predator flick Crawl from director Alexandre Aja, the new R-rated buddy action comedy Stuber starring Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista, and the dark indie comedy The Art of Self-Defense starring Jesse Eisenberg.
Jon, Will, and Julia escape the daylight and discuss Midsommar, the latest “horror” film from director/writer Ari Aster and A24. Yes, we’re doing another bonus review on an A24 movie. We start with a spoiler-free overview of our thoughts, then we dive into spoiler-filled deep dive of the film. Midsommar stars Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter, and Vilhelm Blomgren.
Special guest and fellow webhead Matt Serafini joins us for a full review of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the newest Marvel film featuring Tom Holland as everyone’s favorite neighborhood superhero. We also catch up on some other films and shows we’ve been watching, including Stranger Things Season 3, Anima, and Annabelle Comes Home. This week’s […]
Do we believe in Yesterday? Special guest Kimber Myers joins the show to discuss the latest film from director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Richard Curtis, which explores a world where the Beatles never existed, and the one person who remembers them tries to pass their legendary music off as his own. We also discuss Midsommar and Wild Rose, then dive into some feedback from last week’s show.
If you’re a fan of the Annabelle and Conjuring movies, then we have a special treat for you this week. I recently spoke with Gary Dauberman, writer and director of the new horror film Anabelle Comes Home, which hits theaters later this week. Dauberman was also the screenwriter for the first Annabelle in 2014, along with Annabelle: Creation and The Nun. He co-wrote It from 2017 and is the executive producer and co-writer for Swamp Thing, a new DC Comics series on streaming.
Special guest Charlie Ridgely (ComicBook.com) joins us for some playtime with Woody and the gang in Toy Story 4, the latest Toy Story film from Pixar. We discuss our thoughts and feelings on the overall series, plus we kick off the episode with some discussion about our favorite films of the year so far.
Suit up. Jon and Will are back in black to discuss Men in Black: International, the fourth film in the franchise, now starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson as the memory-wiping, alien-saving agents. They also discuss the lackluster summer box office in 2019 and how this may affect theatrical releases in the future. And you’ll hear reviews for Jim Jarmusch’s “dry zombie comedy” The Dead Don’t Die and Seth Green’s directorial debut Changeland.
The Toy Story movies have always been filled with lots of toys, and rightfully so. But every film so far has mostly played around with the character of Woody the cowboy doll. His story has progressed both positively and negatively to some extent over the years, from his fear of being replaced in the first […]
Have you tried…not being a Cinemaholic? The “X-Men” franchise is on its last wings these days, so Jon and Will are here to discuss Dark Phoenix, Fox’s last breath of fire before Disney bought the rights to these characters. We also discuss the new comedy Late Night starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson, The Secret Life of Pets 2 from Illumination, and Joanna Hogg’s latest film The Souvenir from A24.
‘Dark Phoenix’ Review – The X-Men Franchise Ends As It Did The First Time, By Flaming Out Spectacularly.
19 years of X-Men films have led to one very awkward moment. A patchwork of sagas ranging from transcendent to bottom-dweller couldn’t have a picked a flatter vehicle for punctuating a complex legacy now in the hands of Disney upon the Disney-Fox merger. And to make matters more confused, we still have another one of these ancillary films, New Mutants, delayed to next spring for an unrelated and likely inconsequential misadventure. For now, Dark Phoenix effectively closes the book on a story that already has two, maybe three endings as it is.
Cinemaholics Podcast #119 – Rocketman, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Ma, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Always Be My Maybe
We’re not the podcast you thought we were before. This week, Sam Noland joins Jon Negroni for a packed episode, covering all the wide releases of the week, plus some extra limited/streaming releases. Our theme music this week is “Amoreena,” performed by Taron Egerton on the Rocketman soundtrack.
Jon, Will, and Sam talk about François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows, which began the French New Wave of Cinema in the late 1950s. We discuss the significance of the film and why it’s essential viewing for cinemaholics, plus we debate the meaning behind the film’s controversial ending.
Do you trust us? Great! We’re sweeping you off your feet as we review a whole new Disney live-action remake, this time covering everyone’s favorite street rat, Aladdin, in Aladdin. We also discuss The Perfection, a new Netflix film you have to hear to believe, and Brightburn, a super-hero-horror flick that will probably make you […]
Every teen generation tends to get defined by the media they consume and how they consume it. Sure, not everyone can relate with the exact feeling a single song from the 70s can invoke when played in a film like Dazed and Confused, or perhaps what an early 2000s pop culture reference might inform in Superbad. But in Booksmart, the tradition of expanding relatability beyond the constraints and memories of a given era continues in this lovingly ambitious feature debut from actor-turned-filmmaker Olivia Wilde.
Fellow Game of Thrones fanatics Kimber Myers and Julia Teti join us for a full-length discussion of the hit HBO series and its 8-season finale. We discuss what we liked and disliked, what surprised us, and how the legacy of Game of Thrones may shape pop culture for winters to come.
We’re ready to get in on the action of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, the third installment of the ongoing Keanu Reeves hitman franchise from director Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad. We kick off the show with Off-Topics and briefly catch up on some of the new films we saw this week and last week but don’t have time to fully review.
Special guest Cory Woodroof joins Will for a long conversation about Under the Silver Lake, the latest film from director David Robert Mitchell (It Follows), which stars Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough. Despite a lot of buzz surrounding this neo-noir thriller after premiering last year at Cannes Film Festival, A24 has only recently unleashed the mystery upon us hopeful cinemaholics. Is that for good reason? Dive in and find out!
I can still recall…The Last Summer.
We just have one movie following us around as we battle it out over Pokémon Detective Pikachu, a new live-action movie based on the video game, as well as the larger world of pocket monsters with so many games and merchandise, we couldn’t possibly hope to catch ’em all.
In Pokémon Detective Pikachu, the rules of Pokémon and perhaps video game movies in general are turned on their head to seemingly serve a single purpose: give the people what they want. But what do audiences really want in a new Pokémon movie? A stylish film noir? A diversely casted Zootopia narrative? Dozens of CG monsters to adore and collect? The Ryan Reynolds brand of comedy under a PG rating? Or perhaps simply a reminder that when many of you were young, Pokémon (in some fashion) was a big deal to you, and now it can be a big deal to your kids.
Cinemaholics Podcast #115 – Long Shot, Booksmart, Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile, Tuca & Bertie, Knock Down the House
Special guest Abby Olcese joins us as we cast our ballots for Long Shot, a brand new political romantic comedy starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen. But that’s not all! School is out but the party is just getting started. We’re doing an early review for the upcoming bad teen comedy Booksmart, the first film directed by Olivia Wilde. And later in the show, we discuss three new releases on Netflix: Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile, Tuca & Bertie, and Knock Down the House.
This month on Extra Milestone, we’re celebrating the 65th anniversary of Akira Kurosawa’s legendary action epic, Seven Samurai, which was released on April 26, 1954. As always, we dive into the historical context and legacy for the film, why it’s so fondly remembered, and what we think of it all these years later.
We’re assembling some surprise guests to review Avengers: Endgame, starting with a spoiler-free discussion of the blockbuster event that’s already breaking box office records. Afterward, all of our spoiler hesitations disappear with a snap, and we have special guests Alisha Grauso and Matt Donato on deck to help us process basically everything this saga by Marvel has been building up to for over a decade.
Avengers: Endgame marks the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. At least…until Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out in a few months. Regardless, there are 22 films in this sprawling quilt of franchises, and not all of them are made equal. In this bonus episode of Cinemaholics, I spend a grueling two hours with Sam Noland collaborating and debating a definitive ranking we can both put our names on.
The set up and payoff structure of the Marvel films beginning with Iron Man in 2008 may never be fully realized. These stories will continue on for as long as audiences continue to be fans of the material, so any definitive ending for a saga of episodic films requires a conclusion to at least one prominent idea, not necessarily an entire world of characters and their respective potential as branched franchises. This is why Avengers: Endgame is a film deftly committed to playing out the first and last revelation of such a film series. Tony Stark is Iron Man. And the Avengers are the Earth’s mightiest heroes. Everything else in Endgame is secondary, including its villain.
Special guests Sam Noland and Julia Teti join us for a Summer Movie Preview that includes the entire writing staff at Cinemaholics for the first time! We talk about all the biggest sparks, spooks, and bops we’re looking forward to the most this summer. Plus we each pick a few “dark horse” films we think might be better than they look, then cover all of our honorable mentions for the upcoming blockbuster season.
Cinemaholics Podcast #112 – Hellboy, Missing Link, High Life, Guava Island, Little, The Death of Dick Long, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Breakthrough
We’re traveling to hell and back this week with our review of Hellboy, a new R-rated adaptation of the monster-fighting comic book anti-hero, now starring David Harbour. We also catch up on the latest stop-motion animation family film from LAIKA, Missing Link, and cover plenty of other releases worth talking about, including High Life, Guava Island, Little, The Death of Dick Long, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, and Breakthrough.
Cinemaholics Podcast #111 – Shazam, Pet Sematary, The Best of Enemies, Unicorn Store, Shrill, The Inventor
Special guest Ryan Oliver (The Playlist) joins us for a supersized review of Shazam, the latest superhero film from DC and Warner Bros. We also bury our feelings to discuss Pet Sematary, a new horror remake of the 80s Stephen King adaptation. Later in the show, we’re covering a wide variety of other releases, including The Best of Enemies, Shrill Season 1, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, and Unicorn Store.
The escapist horror of Stephen King is known and perhaps beloved for its eery “other” worlds and frightscapes mirroring our own reality, yet are not quite the same. Something is always off in the very best of King’s written stories and media adaptations, and in the same way, Pet Sematary (a remake of the schlocky 1989 horror hit) contains just about everything recognizable in a memorable, unshakeable King horror, but something here inevitably strikes as a bit twisted and wrong.
The inmates are running the asylum this week as Jon is absent for mysterious reasons and Will takes over the show to ramble about Danny DeVito, Sad Clowns, and his enemy list with special guest Cory Woodroof! Later in the show, Will is high on his own supply — i.e. the sound of his own voice — as he spews more nonsense about Harmony Korine in a prolonged, in-depth conversation about The Beach Bum, starring a far-out Matthew McConaughey. All this and more as fans begin to get worried about Jon’s sudden disappearance.
This month for our Extra Milestone series, we’re discussing the classic Billy Wilder comedy Some Like It Hot, celebrating 60 years since its release on March 29,1959. Joining us is Sam Noland, our Movie of the Week columnist. In this discussion, we cover the background and legacy of the film, which stars Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, and Tony Curtis. Afterward, we dive into the plot of the film with clips and our own double entendres.
Shazam! is probably the last film a lot of superhero movie fans expected from the expanded cinematic universe of DC stories, which have recently taken a turn for the colorful and fantastical with Aquaman, as well as the dynamic and righteous Wonder Woman. Unlike those entries into the ever-growing mythology of live-action gods and heroes, this new film from oft-horror director David F. Sandberg is a heartfelt family comedy with an authentically “teen” edge, boasting far more angst to chew on than its closest rival, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
This week, we’re dedicating the majority of the show to reviewing the new horror film Us, the second feature by director Jordan Peele after his 2017 debut Get Out. We’ll be discussing the film entirely spoiler-free for the first half of this review, then after a fairly obvious spoiler warning, we’ll be digging deep into the secrets, meanings, and interpretations we had after our first watch. Plus, we kick off the episode with a brief review of Yardie, the first feature film directed by Idris Elba.
Cinemaholics Podcast #108 – Triple Frontier, Five Feet Apart, Captive State, The Mustang, After Life
Special guest Sam Noland joins us for a triple review of Triple Frontier, a new “soldier-heist” film debuting on Netflix and starring Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac. We’re also getting emotional over the new teen romance dramedy Five Feet Apartstarring Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse. Stick around for even more reviews, including the new sci-fi release Captive State, After Life from Ricky Gervais, and The Mustang, now in limited release.
Cinemaholics Podcast #107 – Captain Marvel, Leaving Neverland, Miracle Workers, The Aftermath, The Kid
Spring is in the air, and so is Captain Marvel. We’re flying higher, further, and faster in our review of the new Marvel superhero film starring Brie Larson, and joining us is special guest Kimber Myers of the LA Times. We also discuss Leaving Neverland, a new HBO documentary from Sundance about the sexual abuse allegations of Michael Jackson, as well as some other new releases like The Aftermath, The Kid, and one new TV series on TBS starring Steve Buscemi, Daniel Radcliffe and many others in Miracle Workers.
At one point in The Kid, a new western directed by Vincent D’Onofrio, someone utters the tremendously bold statement, “It only matters the story they tell when you’re gone.” With all due respect to real-life outlaw “Billy the Kid,” you probably deserve the story this film decides to tell about you.
Special guest Cory Woodroof joins us for a quick Oscars 2019 recap, plus we dig into the recent controversy surrounding Steven Spielberg and Netflix. Our main review is Greta, a new thriller from director and co-writer Neil Jordan starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Isabelle Huppert, and Maika Monroe. We also discuss the new IMAX documentary Apollo 11, which just hit limited release along with Gaspar Noé’s dance horror Climax. Last up is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind on Netflix, Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut, which he also stars in alongside Maxwell Simba.
For our debut episode of a bonus series we’re calling Extra Milestone, Sam Noland joins us as we celebrate the 85th anniversary of Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night, which was released on February 22, 1934 and stars Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. Largely hailed as the first screwball comedy and an early precursor to the modern rom-com, this is one film you’ll definitely want to cross off your cinematic bucket list, or perhaps revisit.
Cinemaholics Podcast #105 – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Fighting with My Family, Paddleton
Special guest Sam Noland joins us for a high-flying review of DreamWorks Animation’s third How to Train Your Dragon film, The Hidden World. We’re also discussing the new family sports comedy-drama Fighting with My Family from writer and director Stephen Merchant, starring Florence Pugh. Later in the show we dig into some of the Oscar-nominated short films and review Paddleton, a new […]
Paige and her brother Zak (Florence Pugh and Jack Lowden) want nothing more than to be professional wrestlers, to be whisked away from their small town in England and into the throes of Wrestlemania in America. They were born into a wrestling family, sure enough, and their dysfunctional, WWE-enthused parents (Nick Frost and Lena Heady) […]
We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day weekend with some new films featuring powerful female leads. Special guest Val Complex joins us to review Alita: Battle Angel, a new sc-fi blockbuster from Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron starring Rosa Salazar. We also discuss Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to the horror slasher comedy from 2017 starring Jessica Rothe. And Isn’t It […]
Isn’t It Romantic makes a clear, uncompromising proposition to an audience that should be game. It’s a romantic comedy about romantic comedies, centered around a non-traditionally “Hollywood attractive” leading actress who hates romantic comedies but nevertheless finds herself “trapped” in one. Put more simply, it’s a Rebel Wilson laugh machine that relies on your love […]
You can have the most cynical, braindead, waste of space movie hitting the big screen, and yet it may still win your heart. Why? Because “effort” is always the undervalued advantage hiding behind loud, dumb movies. And the opposite is also true. A film that should work on paper—great cast, writing, visual styles, etc.—can crash […]
Don’t forget to put your toys away. We’re reviewing The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, the long-awaited sequel to the surprise animated hit of 2014. We’re also covering some big new releases, including What Men Want, starring Taraji P. Henson. Plus, we discuss Cold Pursuit, a black comedy revenge thriller starring Liam Neeson, then High Flying Bird, which is a […]
Jake Gyllenhaal reunites with writer/director Dan Gilroy in the all-out bonkers arthouse horror satire Velvet Buzzsaw, which is our featured review this week. Later in the show we break down the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, teasing some of the most intriguing new films set to release later this year. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and […]
It was the greatest party that never happened. We review the dueling documentaries recently released on Netflix and Hulu covering the infamous failure that was the “Fyre festival.” Plus, it’s that time of year again when we obsess over the most prestigious film awards event you’re probably not watching. We talk about the Oscar nominations for 2019 […]
We’re still reeling after watching Serenity, a new bonkers neo-noir fishing boat mystery film directed by Steven Knight (Locke) and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Djimon Hounsou, Jason Clarke, and Jeremy Strong. Special guest Charlie Ridgely (ComicBook.com) joins us for this extended Last Call review, which begins with a spoiler-free section. Jon NegroniJon is the […]
Special guest Chris Evangelista (Slashfilm) joins us this week to talk about Glass, M. Night Shyamalan’s follow-up to Split and Unbreakable starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and James McAvoy. Also, it’s our 100th episode! After our featured review, we answer listener questions and discuss some of our favorite films of all time. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author […]
Special guest Cory Woodroof joins us for a bonus review of The Kid Who Would Be King from director/writer Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is usually The Mask of Zorro (don’t ask).
Hold on to your emotions. We’re catching up on one of the best films of the year, If Beale Street Could Talk, with special guest Julia Teti (The Playlist) . Later in the show, we also talk about The Upside, a new inspirational drama starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, and Nicole Kidman. Stay tuned for even more reviews, including Black Mirror: Bandersnatch on […]
We’re counting down our Top 10 movies of 2018! But you won’t just hear picks from the regular cast of this show. We reached out to Cinemaholics contributors across the globe to help us figure out the definitive “Cinemaholics movie of the year.” And we’re not just talking about our favorite films in 2018. We’ll also […]
Finally, former Vice President and War on Terror cheerleader Dick Cheney has gotten his own comedic biographical film from The Big Short director Adam McKay in Vice. Plus, Netflix has dropped their latest holiday blockbuster, Bird Box, which stars Sandra Bullock along with a huge, talented cast of recognizable faces, but does is this survival thriller worth seeing? Later in […]
Steve Carell stars in the latest film from legendary filmmaker Robert Zemeckis. And, well, uh oh. Critics aren’t loving Welcome to Marwen, neither are audiences, and here to explain some of…whatever this movie is…we have special guest Matt Serafini joining Will Ashton for a special Last Call bonus episode! Sorry, Matt. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host […]
It’s a surf and turf episode! First, we’re diving into the latest DC Comics superhero flick Aquaman. Plus, Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena star in Bumblebee, the latest Transformers film. But this one’s a bit different because it’s a prequel set in the 80s and it’s all about the titular, yellow lovebug. Later in the show, you’ll hear us review […]
Time to dust off your kites. Mary Poppins has ofifcially returned, this time as Emily Blunt, along with an (almost) all-new cast taking residence at 17 Cherry Tree Lane. Special recurring guest Alisha Grauso (Forbes, BirthMoviesDeath, Marvel.com) joins the show to help us review Disney’s long-awaited sequel to the film starring everyone’s favorite magical nanny. […]
Special guest Matt Serafini joins this show this week to review Sony’s latest Spider-themed adventure. Later in the show, you’ll also hear reviews for Mortal Engines, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2, our early reactions to Aquaman, and plenty more. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar […]
A lot of films are flying at us this month, so we decided to do a marathon of reviews this week. Not only do we cover some limited releases battling it out for Golden Globes and Oscars, but we also cover some recent streaming releases and major blockbusters that have come out in the last […]
We’re catching up on our most anticipated films of the winter season, starting this coming week and going all the way through February. This includes some prestige awards favorites we haven’t checked out yet, but also major blockbusters and animated features that will keep us warmly entertained throughout these cold, chilly months. We also tease […]
Hey kids! It’s almost December, and you know what that means! Roughly 40 minutes of Will Ashton and the It Ain’t Ogre Til It’s Ogre podcast crew talking about a Dr. Seuss adaptation featuring your favorite Benedict Cumberbatch-voiced Illumination-produced holiday-stealing green bad boy. That’s right, Will, Chris, and Matt are talking about the recently released The […]
The film otherwise known as Wreck-It Ralph 2 has just hit theaters like a box office smashing wrecking ball, but did Ralph break our expectations, too? We discuss and review this new Disney film along with Green Book, The Christmas Chronicles, Robin Hood, and Cam, so tune in for yet another packed episode. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and […]
Happy Flicksgiving! Per the request of one of our patrons, we’re retro reviewing The Hateful Eight, directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, and Walton Goggins. The film originally came out at the tail end of 2015, so what our thoughts three years later? Jon NegroniJon is […]
Should we Expelliarmus this new Harry Potter prequel sequel from our minds (wait, is that Obliviate?) Special guest Tyler Carlin of the Bacon and Eggs podcast joins us this week to discuss the latest misadventures of Newt Scamander in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World of finanical decisions. We also review The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Instant Family, Can You Ever Forgive […]
October is dead and gone, but Overlord brings some gore-infused horror back to the big screen right on time for the holidays. The Cinemaholics review this new WWII historically revisionist war movie (but with Nazi zombies) from director Julius Avery. Plus we review The Grinch, Widows, Outlaw King, and The Front Runner. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of […]
Is Bohemian Rhapsody Freddie Mercury’s real life, or is it just fantasy? Well, the Cinemaholics are caught in a landslide of controversy surrounding Fox’s new biopic starring Rami Malek about the iconic band’s rise to fame in the 70s and 80s. Also in this show, the gang reviews Suspiria, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, The Haunting of Hill House, Wildlife, and Boy […]
Get ready for one badical review. This week, we discuss the new A24 coming of age skater film written and directed by Jonah Hill and starring Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Katherine Waterston, and a host of talented newcomers. Later in the show, we also review “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” Johnny English Strikes Again, “Red Dead […]
Is Halloween a trick…or treat? This week, we review the latest followup to the 1978 classic horror film of the same name, directed this time by David Gordon Green with Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprising their roles as original final girl Laurie Strode and unkillable serial killer Michael Myers. We also review The Hate U Give, Apostle, […]
Drew Goddard directed and wrote this new neo-noir thriller about one night gone horribly wrong at a hotel with some disturbing, dark secrets. Starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, and more, this ensemble piece had all of us at Cinemaholics talking, so we decided to do a special Last Call […]
The review has landed, but does First Man have wings? That’s what we’re here to find out. Damien Chazelle’s latest film promises to be his prestige hat trick at the Oscars, with starring roles for Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy that might be out of this world. Also in this week’s show, we review some new Netflix […]
T.J. Wolsos, cofounder of PixarPost.com, joins Jon Negroni for our latest Happy Hour topic: are the best Pixar films behind us? Jon and T.J. discuss the current state of Pixar Animation Studios, from their work culture and recent scandals to the actual movies they have slated for the next decade. This is one conversation about Pixar […]
Get ready to sink your teeth into our double feature review of Venom and A Star is Born, this week’s double wide release. Is Venom too toxic for audiences? And should moviegoers get loud for the latest remake of A Star is Born? Also, stay tuned for our exclusive interview with Joe Morton, star of the new CBS show “God […]
Welcome to our first ever Cinemaholics Happy Hour, a new bonus episode series where one of us sits down with a special guest to discuss just one topic that’s on our minds. This week, Cinemaholics host Jon Negroni sits down with Alisha Grauso to discuss the controversy surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn and his […]
We’re breaking the “pattern” this week and we just might lose our minds reviewing Maniac, the new limited series on Netflix directed by Cary Fukunaga and starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. We also air our interview with Karey Kirkpatrick, the director of Smallfoot, then review the film ourselves along with Hell Fest, The Hate U Give, Night School, and […]
It’s finally time for our long-anticipated Q&A episode! We gathered questions from Cinemaholics listeners all across the internet and did our best to answer them. We discussed our most overrated and underrated films, debated which decade of film is better than the other, relived our final Blockbuster Video memories, and a whole lot more. It’s […]
Did Eli Roth’s first foray into children horror films tick us off? Or were we spellbound by the performances of Jack Black and Cate Blanchett? Tune in to hear our thoughts on The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a new adaptation of the popular book series from the 1970s. And stick around as we also […]
With the debut of Shane Black’s The Predator, we here at ATAIG decided to do what we normally do and take a look back at the entire Predator series leading up to this point. We revisit the original classic, the lesser-known sequel, the notorious crossover, the even MORE notorious crossover, the other lesser-known sequel, and the latest […]
If it bleeds, we can review it! This week, we’re discussing The Predator, the sixth film featuring the iconic alien hunter introduced in 1987’s Predator, this time directed by Shane Black. We also discuss some big announcements for the podcast moving forward, plus we mini review A Simple Favor, White Boy Rick, The Nun, and more. Jon NegroniJon is the […]
We’re back! We’ve been away for a little while, but the wait is over, and to celebrate our return we’re catching up on ALL of your feedback! We work our way through an entire summer’s worth of comments and emails, and there are plenty of conversations and debates to be had. Hopefully, we’ll be able […]
You voted, we listened! This week we’re doing our full preview of the Fall movie season, from September all the way through November (cut off date is December 1st, even though that’s still “technically” considered Fall). We discuss our most anticipated films coming out, as well as our honorable mentions and a few notable films […]
There’s a lot of discussion to be found in Searching, a new “screen life” found footage film starring John Cho and Debra Messing. But is it really the next step in films about technology we’ve been, ahem, searching for? Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about […]
Get ready to put a sock in it. Our featured review this week is The Happytime Murders, a new raunchy puppet film from Brian Henson. Featuring special guests Matt Serafini and Chris Sheridan! Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is […]
Our featured review this week is Crazy Rich Asians, starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, and a massive all-Asian ensemble cast in what could be the summer’s biggest and best romantic comedy. We also review To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Alpha, Disenchantment Season 1, and Mile 22. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two […]
This week, we dive into the campy Jason Statham shark/monster movie The Meg, chat about the new Oscars category a little, and review Crazy Rich Asians, Like Father, BlacKkKlansman, Better Call Saul Season 4, and Demetri Martin: The Overthinker. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite […]
With the recent release of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, we here at ATAIG thought it would be the perfect opportunity to trace the lineage of the series, from 1996 to 2018 and try to figure out just why this franchise has managed to keep going strong. We talk about the ones that worked (five of them), […]
Hide your honey, the Cinemaholics are back this week to review Christopher Robin, the new Disney live-action movie based on the characters of the classic children’s stories featuring Winnie the Pooh. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is […]
In this week’s episode, should you choose to listen to it, we review Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the latest in the action-blockbuster spy series starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. We also review Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, Luke Cage Season 2 on Netflix, Who Is America, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, and Damsel. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of […]
In celebration of Dwayne Johnson’s new action blockbuster Skyscraper, as well as the recent roast of Bruce Willis on Comedy Central, we decided to talk about the (surprisingly pretty good) series of movies known only as the Die Hard franchise. Anthony took over as host this week as we took a 25-year journey from 1988 all the way to […]
This week, we review Eighth Grade and do a sneak peek review of Mission: Impossible – Fallout. We also review Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, The Equalizer 2, Unfriended: Dark Web, and Blindspotting. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is usually The Mask […]
In what is somehow our second longest episode to date, we decided to take a look at the quickly-escalating career of writer/director Taylor Sheridan, in honor of this summer’s controversial new release Sicario: Day of the Soldado. We discuss the themes, politics, and marketing tactics of the new release, as well as our predictions for the planned […]
Special guest Aaron Dicer (SiftPop, CinemaSins) joins the show for the first time to help us review Skyscraper, the latest movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. We also review Eighth Grade, Sorry to Bother You, The First Purge, and more. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar […]
In what is undoubtedly our longest episode to date, we decided (against our better judgment) to revisit all five movie in the Jurassic Park franchise, from the original 1993 film all the way to the newly released Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we dissect the few successes and many failures of the series thus far. Needless to say, we have […]
Special recurring guests Kimber Myers and Alisha Grauso join the show this week to help review Ant-Man and the Wasp, the latest Marvel film. Plus, we discuss Sorry to Bother You, GLOW Season 2, Hotel Transylvania 3, and more! Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite […]
Special guest Sam Noland of Anyway, That’s All I Got joins the Cinemaholics this week for an action-packed episode, where we review the new film Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the sequel to the 2015 surprise critical hit, Sicario. We also do an early sneak peek review for Ant-Man & The Wasp, then reviews for Leave No Trace, Uncle Drew, and American Animals. Jon […]
Special guest Jake Holland joins the Cinemaholics for an episode of prehistoric proportions, as we review Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the latest film in the Jurassic Park franchise. We also tackle some big movie news and review Luke Cage Season 2, Thoroughbreds (again), and Set It Up. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about […]
With the release of Incredibles 2, we decided to look back on the filmography of director Brad Bird, which proved to be fascinating, enlightening and exciting (for the most part). From The Iron Giant in 1999 all the way to Tomorrowland in 2015, we break down every Brad Bird directorial effort, and afterward we respond to some of your […]
Special guest Skyler Shuler of The DCast joins us this week for a super-sized episode with a featured review for Incredibles 2, the latest animated film from Pixar. We also do mini reviews for Tag, Cloak & Dagger, Hearts Beat Loud, and plenty more. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book […]
This week, we decided to look back on the series of films that has led up to this past week’s release of Ocean’s 8. We start all the way back in 1960 with The Rat Pack, make our way through Steven Soderbergh’s trilogy, and finally arrive at the newest installment. Afterwards, we take some time to […]
Welcome to our first ever LADIES NIGHT episode of Cinemaholics, hosted by Kimber Myers with special guests Alisha Grauso and Candice Frederick! The ladies took over our normal programming for a double feature review, starting with the new A24 horror hit, Hereditary, followed by the female-led heist spinoff, Ocean’s 8. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of […]
It’s much more laid-back on ATAIG this week, because we decided to talk about some of our favorite (and possibly least favorite) ROBOTS from movies, in celebration of last week’s low-budget sci-fi thriller Upgrade (not technically a robot, but we thought it was close enough). Listen as the ATAIG crew discuss some of the most well-written, […]
Disclaimer: Our normal recording device crashed at the end of the episode (go figure), so we were forced to use a backup recording of slightly lesser quality. We apologize for the inconsistent sound of this episode. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The […]
This week, we review Upgrade, a new sci-fi action horror from Blumhouse. We start off with some big announcements, Jon’s experience at Pixar Fest, and our reactions to the poor Solo: A Star Wars Story box office. And later on we get into our mini reviews for Adrift, Arrested Development Season 5, and more. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics […]
Special guest Catrina Dennis joins Cinemaholics this week to help review Solo: A Star Wars Story. Plus, we review 13 Reasons Why Season 2, Joe Pera Talks With You, and the New Girl series finale. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie […]
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters this weekend, so we decided to revisit each and every Star Wars movie, including the strange, misfit TV movies history has tried to erase. We didn’t want to force (no pun intended) every single installment into one episode, so for part 1 of our discussion we review everything from […]
Hide your chimichangas, special guest Brandon Katz (Observer) joins us this week to help review Deadpool 2, the sequel to the R-rated superhero smash hit that broke all barriers (including the fourth wall). Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie […]
We were willing to give Melissa McCarthy’s new movie Life of the Party the old college try, but as you’ll hear, our more passionate discussion came through in our review of Cobra Kai. We also covered a few other releases this week that were a bit hit and miss. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author […]
This week on Anyway, That’s All I Got, we decided to talk about something a little more relaxed than what we’re used to and discuss some animated movie recommendations. Whether they’re underseen or underrated, we talk about the animated movies we wish would get more attention than they already do. We excluded anything by Disney […]
Get ready for a real mother of an episode as we review Tully with special guest Abby Olcese! This is a new comedy-drama film from director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult), which tells the story of a deeply over-stressed mother of three, starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, and Mark Duplass. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics […]
Now that Avengers: Infinity War has finally been released, we were able to continue our breakdown of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). We start by catching up on Ant-Man, which we didn’t realize was part of Phase 2, followed by our breakdown of Phase 3 (so far). From Captain America: Civil War all the way to Avengers: Infinity War, […]
We could spend an infinity discussing and analyzing Avengers: Infinity War, but this week we just settled for an entire episode of Cinemaholics devoted to the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is […]
Avengers: Infinity War is poised to take the entire world by storm this summer, so for our monthly Cinemaholics crossover episode, we’re revisiting and analyzing the first 11 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From Iron Man to Avengers: Age of Ultron, we discuss the hits and misses of the first two phases of the MCU and […]
It’s time for our second annual Summer Movie Preview episode, where we cover the 2018 movies we’re most excited about from May through August! Unlike last year, we’re pretty low on excitement when it comes to a lot of the blockbusters scheduled for release, so expect some under-the-radar indie flicks to make our lists and honorable mentions. […]
In honor of the unfortunate passing of R. Lee Ermey, this week we decided to count down our 5 favorite supporting characters from a whole litany of movies. We quickly realized that we had bitten off more than we could chew with this massive topic, because there are literally MILLIONS of supporting characters, but we […]
Not everyone is going bananas for Rampage, the new arcade game-inspired monster flick starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. And it turns out the Cinemaholics are just as divided. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is usually The Mask of Zorro (don’t […]
In honor of the release of A Quiet Place, the ATAIG crew got together to count down their top 5 most suspenseful movies! It’s a very broad, personal, and subjective topic, so our lists ended up being very diverse and indicative of our own sensibilities. There are plenty of obvious choices, but there are also plenty […]
Special guest Rebecca Pahle joins Cinemaholics this week as we review A Quiet Place, the new horror film directed by John Krasinski. We also review Blockers, King in the Wilderness, Isle of Dogs, Unsane, and more. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite […]
This week on Anyway, That’s All I Got, we decided to tackle Wes Anderson’s entire filmography in a broad, chronological overview. We start in 1994 with the original Bottle Rocket and work all the way forward to the newly-released Isle of Dogs. We all have a variety of strong opinions on his filmography, so this discussion takes […]
Plug in your headset of choice, because we’re back this week to review Ready Player One, the latest film directed by Steven Spielberg! Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is usually The Mask of Zorro (don’t ask).
The ATAIG crew is back with a list of their favorite movies they watched with their families…whether they wanted to or not. The episode is chocked full of nostalgia, tangents, and bad puns (mostly by Sam). We talk about The Birdcage, Big Fish, Point Break, Planet of the Apes, and plenty more with special guest Guy Simons. Jon NegroniJon […]
Is Wes Anderson’s latest stop-motion feature Isle of Dogs man’s best friend? The Cinemaholics are back this week to review the new film, along with Pacific Rim Uprising and Barry Season 1 on HBO. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is usually The Mask […]
We didn’t have time to record a new episode this week, but we didn’t want to leave you with nothing, so we decided to do a throwback episode and re-release an episode of our previous show, The Unnamed Podcast About Movies. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and […]
Love to raid tombs? Or do you just love Simon? Either way, we’ve got the episode for you, especially if you’re also super curious about the death of Russian dictators. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is […]
Which Oscars movies have been the most notable throughout history? In this latest episode of Anyway, That’s All I Got, hosts Sam Noland, Jason Read, and Anthony Battaglia discuss some of the best wins and biggest upsets for the Academy Awards. Plus, they recap some of the wins from the 2018 awards. Jon NegroniJon is the […]
Is Disney’s new fantasy family film A Wrinkle in Time worth your time? The Cinemaholics review this and plenty other new releases, including Thoroughbreds, Atlanta Season 2, Jessica Jones Season 2, and Love, Simon. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is usually The […]
We got a little out of control last week with our episode about the worst remakes, so this week we did a more free-flowing discussion about our favorite guilty pleasure movies from Click to Con-Air. Not sure if that’s an understandable range, but that’s what we’re going with. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of […]
Special guests Mae Abdulbaki and Kimber Myers joins us this week to review Red Sparrow, a new spy thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is usually The Mask of Zorro (don’t ask).
Welcome to Episdoe #2 of our new spinoff show, Anyway, That’s All I Got! After diving into the best remakes of all time last week, host Sam Noland joins both Anthony Battaglia and Jason Read to cover the very worst. Enjoy the show! Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and […]
This week, we’re reviewing Annihilation, starring Natalie Portman. And later we discuss Game Night, Mute, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale, and Tom Segura: Disgraceful. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is usually The Mask of Zorro […]
Here’s the first episode of our new spinoff podcast: Anyway, That’s All I Got! In their inaugural episode, host Sam Noland talks with Anthony Battaglia and Jason Read about the best movie remakes across history, narrowing down to 5 each but also mentioning almost 50 other films in consideration. Enjoy the show! Anthony’s Top 5: 5. 12 […]
Black Panther is out, and we’re ready to talk about it! Marvel’s latest is one of the most hyped films of the year, and we’re not short on opinions. We also review Early Man, Game Night, The Ritual, and more, later in the show. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a […]
Special guest Sam Noland joins the show to help us review The Cloverfield Paradox, Peter Rabbit, The 15:17 to Paris, and plenty more. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is usually The Mask of Zorro (don’t ask).
Special guest Alex Billington from FirstShowing.net joins us on Cinemaholics this week to discuss all things Sundance, live from Park City, Utah. Alex saw 42 films total over the course of the festival, and he’s got plenty to share about what are sure to be some of the year’s biggest and best films, months before […]
This week, your favorite Cinemaholics talk about Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Hostiles, Please Stand By, Black Lightning, The Breadwinner, and A Futile and Stupid Gesture. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is usually The Mask of Zorro (don’t ask).
Special guest Kimber Myers of The Playlist joins this week’s show. Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson have teamed up once again with Phantom Thread, also starring Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps. The Cinemaholics review this film and many others, including Forever My Girl, 12 Strong, Den of Thieves, and more. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author […]
We were just as surprised as you are when the first Paddington turned out to be a terrific film for kids and adults. Its highly anticipated sequel, Paddington 2, is finally out in U.S. theaters, so it’s time to snack on some marmalade and discuss the ongoing adventures of everyone’s favorite talking bear in London. We also review The […]
New year, new Cinemaholics! We’re taking an extended look back at the best movies of 2017, along with some discussion about the year’s overall box office, movies that disappointed us the most, and theater experiences that surprised the heck out of us. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and […]
Every Cinemaholic has a gap in their movie watching, so to cap off the year, we watched films we’ve never seen before, recommended by a fellow host on the show! Special guest Sam Noland from Part-Time Characters (A Movie Podcast) joins this special bonus episode. We’re a bit more relaxed than usual, so expect tangents, […]
Happy Holidays, Cinemaholics! To celebrate, Will Ashton and special guest Matt Serafini just watched two new movies you might have on your radar this week. First up is Downsizing, directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matt Damon. Afterward, they tackle Bright, the new Netflix original blockbuster starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, directed by David Ayer. Jon […]
Fire up your off-brand Nintendo gaming systems, because the Cinemaholics are back this week to review Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungleand The Greatest Showman, your two newest movies for getting through the holiday weekend. Plus some mini reviews that include Call Me By Your Name, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and more. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of […]
Set your blasters to “stunned,” because the Cinemaholics have officially seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi and have plenty of thoughts to share. Fans and critics have been as divided on this new film as the First Order and the Resistance itself, as some hail director Rian Johnson as a fresh new visionary for the Star Wars saga and […]
From now until February, there are a slew of exciting new movies coming soon to theaters, and the Cinemaholics have already placed their bets on which ones may be worth seeing. There are the more obvious picks, like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Black Panther, but the gang also uncovers some quiet favorites like Annihilation and Paddington 2, plus all of the Oscar […]
Oh, hi Cinemaholics. This week, the gang gets together to review The Disaster Artist, My Friend Dahmer, Runaways, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, The Man Who Invented Christmas, and Roman J. Israel, Esq. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie […]
This week, we review Pixar’s Coco, their first original film in two years and their last original film until 2020. No pressure? We also review The Disaster Artist, The Shape of Water, Darkest Hour, I Love You Daddy, and Star Wars Battlefront II. Our special guest this week is Matt Donato. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of […]
The seven have been united onscreen, but offscreen the three Cinemaholics (plus special guest Craig Hanks of The Legendarium Podcast) are here to review Justice League, the latest DCEU film directed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon. The gang also takes some time to review The Punisher Season 1 on Netflix, Pixar’s Coco (full review next week), Wonder, and Last Flag Flying. Jon […]
We’re joined by special guest Kristen Lopez to review Lady Bird, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, as well as Murder on the Orient Express directed and starring Kenneth Branagh along with too many other big-name actors to count. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar […]
Thor: Ragnarok has finally landed in theaters, which means it’s time to hear from the Cinemaholics! We also review Stranger Things Season 2, Wonderstruck, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and Super Mario Odyssey. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is usually The Mask […]
Why do we love horror movies? This Halloween, go trick-or-treaing for the truth with Jon, Will, and Maveryke, as they explore their favorite traditions about the holiday, what kinds of horror movies they enjoy, and why people even like getting scared by the big screen in the first place. This is our first R-rated episode […]
This week, we review Only the Brave, starring Miles Teller and Josh Brolin, as well as The Snowman, MINDHUNTER Season 1, The Confession Tapes, and 1922. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is usually The Mask of Zorro (don’t ask).
The Cinemaholics go on a journey to Orlando this week to talk all about The Florida Project, directed by Sean Baker and starring Willem Dafoe and Brooklyn Prince. They also review Happy Death Day, The Foreigner, The Meyerowitz Stories, The Babysitter, and Mindhunter Season 1. Plus a special On Tap segment with Alisha Grauso covering the recent Harvey Weinstein scandals and Hollywood’s sexual […]
It’s time for our much-anticipated review of Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, and Ana de Armas. Jon, Mav, and Will also review The Mountain Between Us, The Good Place Season 2, and Long Shot on Netflix. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about […]
Welcome to our first ever Bottle Episode! This is our bonus episode where we focus in on one TV show we’ve binged and/or find bingeworthy. For good reason, we’ve chosen Bojack Horseman to lead the way on this new off-shoot of Cinemaholics. Four seasons in, we can’t get enough of the Netflix Original, which tackles serious issues with […]
Tom Cruise is back in the cockpit for American Made, directed by Doug Liman. The Cinemaholics also review Battle of the Sexes, Star Trek Discovery, Jerry Before Seinfeld, and Stronger. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is usually The Mask of Zorro (don’t […]
Is Kingsman: The Golden Circle better than what the critics are saying? The Cinemaholics debate! We also review Bojack Horseman Season 4, Ingrid Goes West, and Friend Request. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is usually The Mask of Zorro (don’t ask).
On the latest Cinemaholics, Jon and Will review Darren Aronofsky’s latest film mother!,starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. They also take a close look at Stronger, Brad’s Status, and Destiny 2. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie is usually The Mask of […]
Unlimited movies at the theater for $10/month may sound like a scam, but MoviePass is here and apparently ready to stay. For our latest Last Call, Jon Negroni and Will Ashton chat about the basics of MoviePass, how it works, and how it could change the way we watch movies forever. Jon NegroniJon is the […]
The Cinemaholics were out of town this week, but they found time to gather around for a scary review of a scary movie called It, directed by Andy Muschietti and starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, and Sophia Lillis. This remake of the mini-series based on the massive novel by Stephen King is certainly one to keep an eye on, […]
The Cinemaholics assembled this week to dig into their top picks for the upcoming season of fall movies. From Darren Aronofsky’s mother! starring Jennifer Lawrence to Matthew Vaughn’s spy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle and James Franco’s off-beat The Disaster Artist and many more, there are a ton of movies coming out soon that are worth getting excited about. Jon NegroniJon […]
The Cinemaholics have a great time reviewing Good Time this week, which stars Robert Pattinson and was directed by the Safdie brothers. They had a less fun time talking Death Note, a Netflix original movie based on the anime series of the same name and starring Nat Wolff and Willem Dafoe. A few other movies were tackled in […]
Is Logan Lucky one of the best movies of the summer, or is it one of the worst? The Cinemaholics debate, this week with special guest Andy Herndon of The D-Cast. They also review The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Wind River, The Defenders Season 1 on Netflix, and The Glass Castle. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a […]
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DCEU to Universal’s Dark Universe and…Scooby Doo? Anyway, we have two special guests on Last Call this week! Alisha Grauso (Editor-at-large for Movie Pilot) and Matt Donato (Senior Film Critic for We Got This Covered) come on to help us unpack the past, present, and future of Hollywood’s Cinematic Universes. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host […]
This week, the Cinemaholics review Annabelle: Creation, the latest entry in “The Conjuring Universe” of horror movies and prequel to 2014’s Annabelle. They kick things off with the segment “Would you even watch this,” leading into a trailer breakdown for mother!, the upcoming Darren Aronofsky film. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book […]
The Cinemaholics review The Dark Tower this week, the latest film adaptation of a popular novel by Stephen King and starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. They also take a close look at Lady Macbeth and Detroit, two movies discussed in previous episodes that are finally hitting wider release, and the episode ends with a mini review for Girls Trip. Jon NegroniJon […]
Robert Yaniz Jr. guests on Cinemaholics this week to help review Atomic Blonde and The Defenders Season 1. They also take some time in Mini Reviews to talk about Detroit, Ozark, To the Bone, and The Incredible Jessica James. Jon NegroniJon is the co-host of Cinemaholics and author of two books: the novel Killerjoy and a book about Pixar called The Pixar Theory. His favorite movie […]