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Don't know what to watch? Join film critics Jon Negroni and Will Ashton for no-nonsense conversations about the latest films coming to theaters and streaming online. They may not always agree, but one thing's for sure. They're both Cinemaholics.

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Don't know what to watch? Join film critics Jon Negroni and Will Ashton for no-nonsense conversations about the latest films coming to theaters and streaming online. They may not always agree, but one thing's for sure. They're both Cinemaholics.

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Episodes

Argylle

2/12/2024
This week on Cinemaholics, Jon Negroni and Will Ashton discuss the film Argyle, a new spy action comedy directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O'Hara, Henry Cavill, Sofia Boutella, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, John Cena, and Samuel L. Jackson. They delve into Vaughn's early career, his style, and the potential setup of a "Kingsman" cinematic universe. They also touch on the screenplay by Jason Fuchs and the audience reception of the film. Argylle opened in theaters on February 2 through Universal Pictures and Apple Original Films. Our intro music this week is “Ballin'” by Worldtraveller Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram. Discussion Points: KingsmanArgylleArgylleDie HardLethal WeaponThe Lost CitySupport our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:05:39

Poor Things and The Zone of Interest

2/8/2024
This week on Cinemaholics, Jon Negroni and Will Ashton discuss the films Poor Things and The Zone of Interest. Both movies have been expanding in theaters nationwide, with many people debating and analyzing the themes of sexuality and feminism in Poor Things, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, and Mark Ruffalo. As well as the controversial depiction of Aushwitz during the Holocaust in The Zone of Interest, directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring Christian Friedel and Sandra Hüller. And as always, the show finishes out with the Rotten Tomatoes game. Show Notes: (Might be about 30 seconds ahead due to ads!) ArgyllePoor ThingsThe Zone of Interest Our intro music this week is “Marco Polo” by Glimlip, 9ICK & azayaka Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram. Discussion Points: Poor ThingsThe Zone of InterestSupport our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:09:47

Ferrari, Godzilla Minus One, The Boy and the Heron, American Fiction, The Color Purple (and more!)

1/25/2024
Welcome back for Part 2 of our catchup on the winter releases we missed while on vacation. We focus mostly on Ferrari, Michael Mann's first film in eight years. As well as Godzilla Minus One, The Boy and the Heron, American Fiction, The Color Purple, and The Zone of Interest, just to name a few! Show Notes: (Might be 30 seconds ahead due to ads!) Fingernails Our intro music this week is “Orient Express” by Mayaewk & AHNAMUSICA. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:20:15

Maestro, May December, The Holdovers, Saltburn, Napoleon (and more)

1/11/2024
And we're back. After the longest hiatus in Cinemaholics history (and unplanned), the movies didn't stop coming out just because we were away. So this week we catch up on some of the releases that came out while we were away. This is Part 1 of our overall conversation, which will continue with even more flicks in the near future (not five weeks from now, don't worry!) Movies mentioned in this episode include: Priscillla, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, Fingernails, Nyad, Rustin, The Holdovers, Dream Scenario, Perfect Days, Next Goal Wins, May December, Saltburn, Napoleon, Good Burger 2, and Maestro. Our intro music this week is “Orient Express" by Mayaewk & AHNAMUSICA. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:04:24

Wish

12/1/2023
Turns out streaming is a wish Disney's heart makes. That's right, this week we review Wish, the latest film from Walt Disney Animation Studios and part of the company's 100 year anniversary...for better or worse. The directors are Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn, with a screenplay written by Jennifer Lee and Allison Moore. The voice cast includes Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine, Alan Tudyk, Angelique Cabral, Victor Garber, Natasha Rothwell, Jennifer Kumiyama, Harvey Guillén, Evan Peters, Ramy Youssef, and Jon Rudnitsky. Wish opened in theaters on November 22 and has a 95-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “A Dream Is a Wish Your Makes (From 'Lofi Minnie: Chill')” by Made in M. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:58:18

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

11/29/2023
We can't say we've been hungering for more YA dystopian prequels, but The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes might just have us singing a new tune. So this week on Cinemaholics, we kick off the winter season with some, well, Snow. The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes was directed by franchise mainstay Francis Lawrence and written by Michael Lesslie and Michael Arndt. It's based on Suzanne Collins' 2020 book The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and the cast includes Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, and Viola Davis. The film opened in theaters on November 17 through Lionsgate and has a 157-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “Humble Beginnings (feat. Look)” by l’eupe. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:35

The Killer

11/26/2023
Execution is everything. This week on Cinemaholics, we review The Killer, a new action thriller directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker — their first collaboration since Seven in 1995 — and based on the eponymous French graphic novels by Alexis "Matz" Nolent and Luc Jacamon. The cast includes Michael Fassbender, Arliss Howard, Charles Parnell, Kerry O'Malley, Sala Baker, Sophie Charlotte, and Tilda Swinton. The Killer premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in September and opened in limited theatrical release on October 27. It's now available to stream on Netflix and has a 118-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “Humble Beginnings (feat. Look)” by l’eupe. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:14

The Marvels

11/16/2023
Special guest Alisha Grauso joins the show this week for a review of The Marvels, the 33rd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Marvels has been bombing at the box office so far, so we kick off the show by diagnosing some of the problems plaguing the MCU and what they might be cooking up next to right the ship before diving into the review. Nia DaCosta directed and co-wrote The Marvels alongside Megan McDonnell and Elissa Karasik. The film stars Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel. The cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Zawe Ashton, Gary Lewis, Park Seo-joon, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, and Saagar Shaikh. The Marvels opened in theaters on November 10 through Disney and Marvel Studios. It has a 105-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “Humble Beginnings (feat. Look)” by l’eupe. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:58

Five Nights at Freddy's

11/10/2023
Based on the spooky 2014 video game series, Five Nights at Freddy's has taken more than five years just to come out. It was directed by Emma Tammi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Cawthon (creator of the game) and Seth Cuddeback. The cast includes Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Elizabeth Lail (You), Piper Rubio, Matthew Lillard (Scooby Doo), and Mary Stuart Masterson. Five Nights at Freddy's is now playing in theaters through Universal Pictures, and you can also stream it on Peacock. It has a 109-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “Humble Beginnings (feat. Look)” by l’eupe. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:57

Killers of the Flower Moon

10/31/2023
Special guest Mike Overhulse joins us this week to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon, the latest feature film directed and co-written by Martin Scorsese. And yes, we're talking about the importance of not being Ernest. Killers of the Flower Moon was also co-written by Eric Roth and is based on the eponymous 2017 book by David Grann. Additionally, the ensemble cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, John Lithgow, Brendan Fraser, and many more. The film opened in theaters on October 20 through Paramount Pictures and Apple Original Films, will eventually go to streaming on Apple TV+, and has a 206-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “Humble Beginnings (feat. Look)” by l'eupe. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:14:17

Totally Killer

10/28/2023
Trick or teen, it's time to review a new(ish) teen slasher comedy movie which premiered at Fantastic Fest and later hit Amazon Prime Video in early October. That's right, we're talking about Totally Killer, which stars Kiernan Shipka of Mad Men fame. Totally Killer was directed by Nahnatchka Khan (Always Be My Maybe) and written by David Matalon, Sasha Perl-Raver, and Jen D'Angelo. The cast also includes Olivia Holt and Julie Bowen. It started streaming on October 6 and has a 106-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “Which One?” by Glimlip & .multibeat. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:52

The Exorcist: Believer, but also The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial!

10/12/2023
This week, we're comparing the most beloved movie ever made by William Friedkin and one of the last movies made by William Friedkin. That's right, The Exorcist: Believer came out recently as a reboot sequel of The Exorcist, which ignores all the subsequent sequels in true Halloween (2018). In addition to our review of that film, we discuss Friedkin's The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, an adaptation of a 50s play (originally a novel and also a film) set in the modern day. Despite being a "TV movie," it's actually fantastic? Show Notes The Exorcist: Believer was directed by David Gordon Green, who co-wrote the screenplay with Peter Sattler and story credits that include Green, Scott Teems, and Danny McBride. The cast includes Leslie Odom Jr., Lidya Jewett, Olivia O‘Neill, Jennifer Nettles, Norbert Leo Butz, Ann Dowd, and Ellen Burstyn. The film came out on October 6 through Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, and it has a 111-minute runtime. The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial was directed and written by William Friedkin, based on Herman Wouk's eponymous 1953 play, itself based on Wouk's 1952 novel The Caine Mutiny. The cast includes Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Clarke, Jake Lacy, Monica Raymund, and Lance Reddick. Additionally, the film premiered at the Venice International Film Festival on September 3 and came out on Paramount+ with Showtime on October 6. It has a 109-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “Which One?” by Glimlip & .multibeat. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:35

The Creator

10/5/2023
This week, we're watching Cry, Robot. Sorry, it's actually called True Love. Nope, Rogue Two. No...that's not it. Ah! Nirmata—WAIT, The Creator, directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Rogue One) who co-wrote the film with Chris Weitz. The cast includes John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, Allison Janney, and Madeleine Yuna Voyles. It opened in theaters on September 29 through 20th Century Studios and has a 133-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “Which One?” by Glimlip & .multibeat. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:19

Flora and Son

9/29/2023
John Carney — director of Once, Begin Again, and Sing Street — is back with a new music-centered, Irish-based romance, but is he striking the same old chords? That's right, we're reviewing Flora and Son this week, which premiered at the Sundance 2023 Film Festival and is just now hitting streaming. We discuss whether or not the movie fine-tunes the Carney formula, plus we look at the critical reaction and play the Rotten Tomatoes Game. Flora and Son was directed and written by John Carney and features original songs by Carney and Gary Clark. The cast includes Eve Hewson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jack Reynor, and Orén Kinlan. It opened in limited theatrical release on September 22 and is now streaming on Apple TV+ (with the exception of Ireland, which will be getting a wide release of the film on February 23, 2024). It has a 97-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “Which One?” by Glimlip & .multibeat. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:53

A Haunting in Venice – Also, The Nun II

9/18/2023
We don't have a clue as to why Kenneth Branagh loves making these Hercule Poirot movies so much, but it looks like A Haunting in Venice is turning heads. How about ours? In addition to reviewing the latest Agatha Christie murder mystery adaptation featuring, we also sneak in some random asides and analysis of The Nun II, the latest Conjuring-verse movie starring Taissa Farmiga. A Haunting in Venice was directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars in the movie. The screenplay, by Michael Green, is loosely based on Agatha Christie's 1969 novel Hallowe'en Party. It's the third "Herculte Poirot" movie after Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile. The cast includes Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Jude Hill, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, Kelly Reilly, Riccardo Scamarcio, and Michelle Yeoh. The movie opened on September 15 through 20th Century Studios and has a 103-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “Which One?” by Glimlip & .multibeat. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:36

Bottoms

9/14/2023
This is not another teen movie. That's right, we're finally reviewing Bottoms this week, which is a raunchy teen sex comedy from the people who brought us Shiva Baby and Bodies, Bodies, Bodies. Critics have been loving this one, even though its box office has so far bottomed out, but where do the Cinemaholics stand (or sit?) Bottoms was directed by Emma Seligman, which she co-wrote with Rachel Sennott. The cast includes Sennott, as well as Ayo Edebiri, Ruby Cruz, Havana Rose Liu, Kaia Gerber, Nicholas Galitzine, Miles Fowler, Dagmara Domińczyk, and Marshawn Lynch. The movie opened on August 25 through MGM and has an 88-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “Which One?” by Glimlip & .multibeat. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:00

Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story

9/6/2023
We're shifting gears this week to a review of Gran Turismo, which came out a little later than planned (kind of like this episode of Cinemaholics). You're right, it's really Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story, that story belonging to Jann Mardenborough the real life gamer who became a professional race car driver. Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story was directed by Neill Blomkamp and written by Jason Hall and Zach Baylin. The cast includes Archie Madekwe, David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Darren Barnet, Emelia Hartford, Geri Halliwell Horner, Djimon Hounsou, and Josha Stradowski. The film came out on August 25 through Sony Pictures Releasing and has a 134-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “Which One?” by Glimlip & .multibeat. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:45

Strays

8/28/2023
Strays is a new-ish breed of R-rated talking dog comedy, and it's definitely bad...to the bone. But are we making our way poundtown? Pawing fast? Leashes past, and we're Homeward Bound? That's right, we're reviewing Strays this week, plus Jon does a mini-review for Blue Beetle. Show Notes: Blue BeetleStrays Strays was directed by Josh Greenbaum and written by Dan Perrault. The cast (a mix of voice and live-action) includes Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx, Randall Park, Will Forte, Harvey Guillén, Rob Riggle, Brett Gelman, Jamie Demetriou, and Sofía Vergara. Strays opened in theaters on August 18 through Universal Pictures and has a 93-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “Which One?” by Glimlip & .multibeat. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:48

The Last Voyage of the Demeter and Talk to Me

8/22/2023
Special guest Michael Overhulse is down for the count this week in our double review of The Last Voyage of the Demeter and Talk to Me, two horror movies that the boys claim Jon is too scared to watch. Guess they just need a thrill pill. Show Notes The Last Voyage of the DemeterTalk to Me The Last Voyage of the Demeter was directed by André Øvredal and written by Bragi F. Schut Jr. and Zak Olkewicz, adapted from a chapter of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The cast includes Corey Hawkins, Aisling Franciosi, Liam Cunningham, Javier Botet, and David Dastmalchian. The film opened on August 11 through Universal Pictures and has a 119-minute runtime. Talk to Me was directed by Danny and Michael Philippou in their feature debuts. Danny Philippou also co-wrote the film with Bill Hinzman. The cast includes Sophie Wilde, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird, Otis Dhanji, and Miranda Otto. It premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2022 and opened in Australia on July 27. It has a 95-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “Which One?” by Glimlip & .multibeat. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:06

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

8/14/2023
This podcast was recorded during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the movie being covered here wouldn’t exist. Wowabunga! Special guest Cory Woodroof joins the show this week for a review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, a computer-animated reimagining of the famous pizza-loving turtles from some of the same talent behind Mitchells vs. The Machines. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem was directed by Jeff Rowe, who co-wrote the screenplay with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Dan Hernandez, and Benji Samit. The voice cast includes Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu, Brady Noon, Ayo Edebiri, Maya Rudolph, John Cena, Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Natasia Demetriou, Giancarlo Esposito, Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, Paul Rudd, Post Malone, and Hannibal Buress. The film opened in theaters on August 2 through Paramount Pictures and has a 100-minute runtime. Our intro music this week is “Which One?” by Glimlip & .multibeat. Links: cinemaholicspodcast [at] gmail.comhereJon Negroni, Will Ashtonour Cinemaholics Merchour PatreonFacebookInstagram.Support our show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cinemaholics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:05:07