She Dies Tomorrow

Cinemaholics Podcast #179 – She Dies Tomorrow, Black is King, Host, The Fight

The Cinemaholics gang is finally getting existential. Our featured review this week is She Dies Tomorrow, a new indie horror from Amy Seimetz. We also discuss Beyoncé’s Disney+ visual album Black is King, which sort of ties into last year’s The Lion King remake. Also, Host is a new horror film shot and produced during the pandemic, and it’s about a Zoom call that goes horribly wrong. Fun! And last is a new political documentary called The Fight, which is about recent ACLU cases fighting various human rights cases in the United States. We also talk briefly about “Umbrella Academy” Season 2, the future of Netflix sitcoms without “Friends” or “The Office,” and the latest release date news for Tenet.

Music in this episode: “[oops]” by potsu

Show Notes:

  • 00:00:00 – John Mulaney Introduces Cinemaholics!
  • 00:03:40 – Intro & Off-Topics
  • 00:15:00 – “Umbrella Academy” Season 2
  • 00:16:55 – Will Netflix ever make a show like “Friends” or “The Office?”
  • 00:27:35 – New release date for Tenet?
  • 00:33:55 – She Dies Tomorrow
  • 00:56:30 – Black is King
  • 01:12:30 – Host
  • 01:20:45 – The Fight

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6 Comments

  1. Will doesn’t get enough credit for how consistently good his reviews are. Listening to him talk about HOST, and it’s a great monologue that fully breaks down the context balanced with his honest thoughts. Sorry, I’ve noticed this before but feel like it needs to be said that he’s the real heart and soul of this show. Jon is a wonderful host of course and fulfills his role in kind when it comes to steering the ship and facilitating these discussions, but I gotta give it up to Will as well for being so consistently no-BS with his takes.

  2. Damn, that legit sounded just like John Mulaney. If I was first time listener I probably would’ve been fooled!

  3. I honestly don’t see Netflix ever making a sitcom as big as The Office or Friends. It just doesn’t fit their streaming service. Those shows are a big deal to binge right now because of nostalgia, and you can’t really force that by making your own version of it. And what shows have come even close to the mainstream success as those sitcoms in the last few years? Even the ones considered to be successful like Superstore and Brooklyn 99 are nowhere near as ubiquitous as The Office, Friends, or Parks/Rec, or How I Met Your Mother were in their prime. And that’s because the network TV model has changed so drastically to suit the specific tastes of lots of different people. I think Netflix has been preparing for this for a LONG time. They’ve been shoring up their original content to be the industry leader in what’s next for TV, not just a replication of what was once popular. Granted, they’re sort of following trends in other ways; The Witcher is obviously trying to fill the hole left by Game of Thrones, and you could argue that the majority of their original prestige shows are all taking pages from AMC (Ozark being the most egregious example). But it’s more like they’re taking these formulas and turning them into content that’s easier to binge, which is the right call. The idea of watching a new watercooler sitcom on Netflix is just too weird to fathom right now. And I doubt another Friends will come along for any content platform, including Peacock. The Office might get them a boost in subscribers for the short term, but it won’t keep them there forever.

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