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Every week, Jon Negroni of Atom Tickets and Will Ashton of CinemaBlend debate the biggest and best films coming to theaters and streaming online. They may not always agree, but one thing's for sure: they're both Cinemaholics.

Every week, Jon Negroni of Atom Tickets and Will Ashton of CinemaBlend debate the biggest and best 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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Every week, Jon Negroni of Atom Tickets and Will Ashton of CinemaBlend debate the biggest and best films coming to theaters and streaming online. They may not always agree, but one thing's for sure: they're both Cinemaholics.






Tiger King, Bloodshot, Crip Camp, Slay the Dragon

From rednecks to orange chests, we’ve to you covered this week on Cinemaholics. First we dive into the insanity of Joe Exotic in the new Netflix documentary series, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. Then we really kick into gear for our review of Bloodshot, a Vin Diesel action movie that only briefly appeared in theaters before getting blasted into VOD. Last, we discuss a pair of more inspiring documentaries, which include Crip Camp on Netflix from Higher Ground Productions (owned by...


Big Time Adolescence, The Banker, Stargirl, Lost Girls

The cinema may be closed, but not Cinemaholics! We're covering some of the most notable new streaming releases hitting your WiFi router, which include a Sundance indie on Hulu starring Pete Davidson, a would-be Oscar contender on Apple TV+ starring Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson, a Disney+ original music drama starring Grace VanderWaal, and a crime drama on Netflix starring Amy Ryan. Show Notes: 00:00:00 – PODCAST SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 00:03:30 – Off-Topics 00:10:45 – Big Time...


His Girl Friday (1940)

Here's the big scoop! For our February Extra Milestone, we're getting down and dirty with His Girl Friday, see. Directed by Howard Hawks and starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy (as himself?), and many others, we discuss how this 1940 film was made and what we think of it today, 80 years later. Correction: In the episode, Sam incorrectly states that His Girl Friday is #40 on Empire's "500 Greatest Films of All Time" list. It's actually #58. Sam has been fully scolded for this...


The Hunt, Guns Akimbo, I Still Believe, Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Special guest Amanda the Jedi joins us all the way from YouTube to review a host of controversial new films most of us can't see in theaters right now, including The Hunt starring Betty Gilpin, Guns Akimbo starring Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving, I Still Believe starring Britt Robertson and her boyfriend Archie (fine, KJ Apa), and Never Rarely Sometimes Always starring Sidney Flanigan and Talia Ryder. Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Off-Topics 00:08:20 – The Hunt 00:33:00 – Guns Akimbo 00:53:40...


Onward, The Way Back, Emma., Spenser Confidential

Special guest Charlie Ridgely joins us for a cinematic quest from the fantastical suburbia of Pixar's Onward to the Los Angeles basketball courts of The Way Back, and even further to the debutante affairs of Emma. Whatever your poison (Spenser Confidential, anyone?), the Cinemaholics have you covered this week. Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Off-Topics 00:13:50 – Onward 00:49:35 – The Way Back 01:04:05 – Emma. 01:22:10 – Spenser Confidential Please consider rating this podcast! Go to...


The Invisible Man, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Wendy, The Call of the Wild

Special guest The Invisible Man comes on the show to talk about his own movie The Invisible Man, which was directed by Leigh Whannell and stars Elisabeth Moss. So stay tuned to hear our thoughts on the latest Blumhouse horror movie, which has most audiences and critics pleasantly spooked. The Cinemaholics also have a chance to discuss the other new releases of the week, including Wendy, Shaun the Sheep 2, and more. Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Episode Overview 00:04:25 – The Invisible Man 00:45:30...


Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Special guests Julia Teti and Emily Kubincanek join Jon and Will for an in-depth review of Portrait of a Lady on Fire, one of the most universally acclaimed new films from the last year. Directed by Céline Sciamma, this sweeping romantic drama centers around an intense love affair between a young painter (Noémie Merlant) and the woman she is secretly painting a portrait of (Adèle Haenel). Theme Music: Antonio Vivaldi - Violin Concerto in G Minor, RV 315 "L'estate": I. Allegro Links and...


Young Frankenstein (1974)

It's been over four decades, and Mel Brooks still has us laughing. As we mark the 45th anniversary of Young Frankenstein, Jon and Sam discuss the spooky comedy's legacy as one of our latest "Extra Milestone" films. Starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, and many more familiar faces, Young Frankenstein proves that even a parody film can be just as thrilling and satisfying as a bonafide sequel in the Universal Monsters canon. Show Notes: 00:02:25 – The movies we didn't...


Sonic the Hedgehog, The Photograph, Downhill, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Did audiences have a real need for speed this Valentine's Day? Jon and Will review Sonic the Hedgehog, which premiered this weekend to huge success despite its release delay, alongside other new wide releases like The Photograph and Downhill, plus the new Netflix rom-com sequel, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Episode Overview 00:06:10 – Sonic the Hedgehog 00:32:15 – The Photograph 00:42:25 – Downhill 00:53:05 – To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Theme...


Birds of Prey, Horse Girl, BoJack Horseman, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Ready to be emancipated from January movie season? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) just flew into theaters, and the Cinemaholics are ready to discuss. Stay tuned for reviews of the new Netflix film Horse Girl starring Alison Brie, our quick Season 6 discussion of BoJack Horseman, and the surprisingly good new Disney+ original movie Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Intro 00:02:25 – Birds of Prey 00:30:10 – Horse Girl 00:42:35 –...


Oscars 2020 – If We Picked The Winners!

On a special bonus episode of Cinemaholics, we pick our own winners for the 2020 Oscars ceremony. Inspired by the Siskel and Ebert classic format, we go through the nominees of almost every category and explain our favorites. Theme Music: sound recorded live during the taping of "Siskel & Ebert: If We Picked The Winners" on March 1, 1990. Want to cut to the chase? Below are our consolidated picks, voted on by just Jon Negroni, Sam Noland, and Will Ashton. VISUAL EFFECTS The Lion King...


Sundance 2020, Miss Americana, The Rhythm Section, Gretel & Hansel

It's that time of year again, when Jon goes to see way too many movies in Park City, Utah, then comes back to tell us all about them. In addition to giving an overview of the Sundance Film Festival, Jon joins Will for in-depth reviews of the new Taylor Swift documentary Miss Americana, The Rhythm Section starring Blake Lively and Jude Law, and the dark fantasy reimagining Gretel & Hansel. Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Sundance Film Festival 2020 01:02:50 – Miss Americana 01:17:10 – The Rhythm...


The Gentlemen, Color Out of Space, Clemency, A Fall From Grace, VHYes

This week, a couple of gents got together to discuss The Gentlemen, the newest film from writer/director Guy Ritchie. With Jon Negroni still shivering in the cold at the Sundance Film Festival, Will Ashton and special guest Sam Noland go across the pond to see what is being considered a return-to-form for the British filmmaker by some and a regressive piece of work by others. Where do these two lads land? Listen to this week’s episode to find out, in addition to hearing our thoughts on...


Dolittle, Bad Boys for Life

It's survival of the fittest this week on Cinemaholics, which means special guest Cory Woodroof has stepped up to fill in for Jon while he's away at Sundance. Cory and Will dive into some catch-up reviews, plus they react to the Oscars 2020 nominations before reviewing the two wide releases this week: Dolittle and Bad Boys for Life. Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Second Opinion: Underwater 00:06:40 – Mini Review: Queen & Slim 00:13:00 – Oscars 2020 reactions 00:38:15 – Second Opinion: Joe Pera Talks...


Just Mercy, Underwater, Togo, Like a Boss

We're taking our latest film takes to court this week with Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson. We review the other big releases of the week, plus a second opinion on A Hidden Life and a catch-up discussion on Varda by Agnès. Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Intro & Off-Topics 00:10:00 – Second Opinion: A Hidden Life 00:12:35 – Mini Review: Varda by Agnès 00:16:05 – Review: Just Mercy 00:32:25 – Review: Underwater 00:40:00 – Review: Togo 00:46:15 – Review: Like a Boss...


Ranking the Star Wars Movies, From Phantom Menace to Rise of Skywalker

Jon and Sam dive into the entire Star Wars saga of films, ranking all their favorites and combining them into one definitive list that will hopefully bring balance to the fandom. Just kidding, we know this will make everyone mad. Enjoy! Support the show.


Top 10 Films of 2019

Special guest Sam Noland joins us for a countdown of our favorite films this year, as well as our general reflections on 2019. You'll also hear voice recordings from Cinemaholics contributors all across the globe who picked vastly different films for their own lists, which all factor into our definitive Top 25 rankings, which you'll hear at the end of the episode along with outliers and honorable mentions. This is our longest episode of Cinemaholics yet, but we hope you give the whole...


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Uncut Gems, Little Women, Bombshell

We have a bad feeling about this episode. This week, Jon and Will return from their holiday break to catch up on the biggest December releases you may have already seen. From the far away galaxy of The Rise of Skywalker to the even more alien city in Uncut Gems and Bombshell (New York), this is an episode you don't want to miss. Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Intro & Off-Topics 00:04:00 – Mini Reviews: Spies in Disguise, A Hidden Life, The Witcher Season 1, You Season 2, Joe Pera Talks With You...


Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

Time for an Extra Milestone of Biblical proportions. Sort of. This month, Jon and Sam explore Monty Python's Life of Brian, which celebrates 40 years this past November. Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Overview of the show 00:04:00 – Other movies we considered for November 00:16:05 – Background and Legacy of Life of Brian 00:50:50 – Spoiler-filled discussion of Life of Brian 01:45:30 – Movies to vote on for December! Help us decide what to discuss for the month of December: Gone with the Wind (1939)...



We saw Cats. Is it purrfect, or should audiences catnip this in the bud? We saw Cats. Directed and co-written by Tom Hooper, Cats is based on the long-running 1981 musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber. It stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Ray Winstone, Laurent Bourgeois, Laurie Davidson, and introduces Francesca Hayward as Victoria. Links and Important stuff: Follow us on Twitter: Jon Negroni, Will Ashton. Check...