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Cinemaholics Podcast #140 – The Lighthouse, Jojo Rabbit, Dolemite Is My Name, The Current War

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 War: Director’s Cut, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and was originally supposed to release in 2017. And at the beginning of the show, Jon and Will read your answers to our question of the week: what makes someone a film critic?

This week’s theme music is “A Butterfly’s Wings,” which was composed by Michael Giacchino and can be found on the original soundtrack for Jojo Rabbit.

Question of the Week: What is your favorite “legacy sequel,” or “reboot sequel,” for a franchise that has been long dormant? And which franchise would you love to see get a legacy sequel sometime in the future?

Show Notes:

  • 00:00:00 – Intro and announcements
  • 00:05:28 –  What makes someone a film critic?
  • 00:19:35 – Bojack Horseman Season 6 premiere
  • 00:22:35 – Will catches up on Lucy in the Sky
  • 00:34:29 – The Lighthouse
  • 01:01:57 – Jojo Rabbit
  • 01:21:08 – Dolemite is My Name
  • 01:38:08 – The Current War

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  1. I was going to say Star Trek The Next Generation, but I suppose the new Picard show sort of gets to that. Otherwise, I’d love to see a “reboot sequel” of The Matrix. I know they’re doing a fourth one, but it sounds like a continuation as opposed to a fresh start (so far).

  2. Just walked out of the LIGHTHOUSE after listening to your conversation and I need to process this one a bit. No idea how I feel yet. But one thing I can say for certain is that I’m glad I saw this!

  3. I guess GHOSTBUSTERS would make for a good legacy sequel, but I guess that’s already happening with Jason Reitman?

  4. I really dug last year’s HALLOWEEN, so I’d have to say do the same for NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET!

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