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Cinemaholics Podcast #181 – Project Power, Boys State, Magic Camp, Happy Happy Joy Joy

Good news, we don’t need a superpower pill to put on a powerful episode of Cinemaholics, which this week covers Project Power, now on Netflix and starring Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback. We also discuss Boys State from A24, a documentary about Texas students who learn about politics by building a government of their own, which is now streaming on Apple TV+. Will describes the less magical elements of Magic Camp, a family comedy that just hit Disney+ starring Adam DeVine and Gillian Jacobs. And last, we have a heated debate about the controversial documentary Happy Happy Joy Joy, which is about the making of Nickelodeon’s pioneering ’90s cartoon “Ren and Stimpy” and the complicated legacy of its problematic show runner.

Music in this episode: “Flowers” by The Deli

Show Notes:

  • 00:00:00 – Just a normal Cinemaholics day
  • 00:04:00 – Off-Topics; some new indie films we want to cover soon
  • 00:09:30 – Jon caught up with Yes, God, Yes
  • 00:11:55 – Project Power
  • 00:30:10 – Boys State
  • 00:38:20 – Magic Camp
  • 00:48:00 – Happy Happy Joy Joy

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6 Comments

  1. when I heard the PSA music come on, my heart swelled. A solitary tear made its way down my cheek, and before I knew it the phone calls started pouring in.

    “Did you hear?”

    “I can’t believe…”

    “Send word. Grandma Charades has returned.”

  2. Saw BOYS STATE and I echo Jon’s high praise. It really is a miracle to see this thing come together the way it does (I mean how did they know the kids they followed would be so fascinating?? Either they’re very lucky or the whole thing is rigged).

  3. I’ve been listening to you guys for a while and you deserve some real props for how you’ve been handling reviews during the pandemic. I’ve listened to /Filmcast and Filmspotting for years and their output has been middling to say the least compared to you guys. There’s so much coming out that’s worth discussing and I feel like a lot of other film pods are ramping down their work compared to you all. Nothing but love for everyone working hard out there but you guys deserve some extra kudos.

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