As always, we don’t have a clue what to review this week. But we’ll start with Enola Holmes, a new YA Netflix film starring Millie Bobby Brown as the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, played by Henry Cavill. We also discuss Miranda July’s latest indie favorite, Kajillionaire, which stars Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Richard Jenkins, and Debra Winger. Last, there’s a new Disney+ movie made with the Disney Channel called Secret Society of Second Born Royals and, um, yikes.
Music in this episode: “Comforting You” by WYS.
- 00:00:00 – SHE-LOCK HOLMES
- 00:02:20 – Intro & Off-Topics
- 00:06:00 – How to get Cinemaholics MERCH
- 00:07:30 – Will talks about Holler, Concrete Cowboy, and Another Round
- 00:16:30 – Listener feedback: What’s a recent streaming series or movie you wish more people would see?
- 00:22:05 – Enola Holmes
- 00:43:40 – Kajillionaire
- 01:04:15 – Secret Society of Second Born Royals
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Just emailed you about MERCH! Also, like Abby you two are bumming me out with your review of Enola Holmes, hahahaha
That Christopher Enolan pun should be illegal.
Why is this my favorite movie trailer of 2020…
Also, wow that Secret Society review was extra salty. Been a while since I heard this negative a review on the pods.
Abby Olcese is so good in the openings XD
Not even Willston can avoid being hysterical. The Cinemaholics makes fools of us all, no matter your role, your occupation. Your label.
It’s unlikely that the Cinemaholics will agree on their main review. But unlikely doesn’t mean impossible.
At the end of Monday’s chaotic Cinemaholics episode, new cohost Abby Olcese asked an exasperated Jon Negroni if he would “talk about Dick Johnson is Dead.” The host’s answer was, worryingly, not an automatic yes.
“That’s another Sundance film,” Jon said, referencing the prestigious film festival, whose future is still in doubt.
This comes on the heels of Jon’s refusal last week to commit to covering the TIFF film Holler — “we’ll let you all know what we’re covering when we know,” Jon said — and recent reporting suggests that the Cinemaholics podcast will soon be bought by The Ringer podcast network, though hosts at the center of this controversy have denounced these rumors and defended their previous remarks to the contrary as “pranks.”
Taken together, this news has brought what had been brewing worries about the end of Cinemaholics as an independent podcast to a boil.
Questions like “How far is Cinemaholics willing to go to maintain indie cred?” and “Will Jon talk about movies with Sean Fennessey?” were once seen as far-fetched hypotheticals pondered by experts and pundits; now, a month out from the Fall Movie season, they have become mainstream concerns.
The more we as a podcast community prepare for the worst-case scenarios, the less likely they become — we hope.