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Don't know what to watch? Join Jon Negroni of Cinemaholics and Will Ashton of CinemaBlend 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.

Don't know what to watch? Join Jon Negroni of Cinemaholics and Will Ashton of CinemaBlend 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 Jon Negroni of Cinemaholics and Will Ashton of CinemaBlend 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

The Velvet Underground

10/21/2021
Now available to stream on Apple TV+, The Velvet Underground is the first documentary from acclaimed director Todd Haynes. Featuring a fittingly artistic approach, the documentary outlines the origins and ongoing influence of this late-60s group centered around Lou Reed, John Cale, Andy Warhol, and others. This review is an excerpt from Episode #242 of the Cinemaholics Podcast. Our intro music this week is “Rainy Afternoon” by Josh Tarzi. Links: Find more of our movie reviews on...

Duration:00:16:42

The Last Duel

10/21/2021
Now playing in theaters, The Last Duel is the latest epic medieval drama from acclaimed director Ridley Scott. Loosely based on true events and a 2004 book by Eric Jager, the film was written by Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon. Damon and Affleck also star in the film alongside Jodie Comer and Adam Driver. This review is an excerpt from Episode #242 of the Cinemaholics Podcast. Our intro music this week is “Rainy Afternoon” by Josh Tarzi. Links: Find more of our movie reviews...

Duration:00:48:12

Halloween Kills

10/19/2021
Is Halloween Kills another casualty of the never-ending Halloween franchise? In addition to discussing David Gordon Green’s sequel to his 2018 legacy sequel to the 1978 slasher masterpiece, Halloween, we review The Last Duel, Ridley Scott’s epic medieval drama starring Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, and Adam Driver. We then turn up the volume for The Velvet Underground, Todd Haynes’ (first!) documentary covering the eclectic roots of Lou Reed and John Cale’s infamous late-60s music movement, now...

Duration:02:09:39

Muppets Haunted Mansion

10/13/2021
Special guest Matt Serafini joins us ghoul kids for a death-defying discussion of not just Muppets Haunted Mansion, the new Disney+ special based on the classic Disneyland ride, but also the history and ongoing legacy of the Muppets and what we hope to see from Kermit and the gang over the next few years. And yes, this is the first time we’ve had a chance to talk about the Muppets on Cinemaholics! Links: Follow us on Twitter: Jon Negroni, Will Ashton Check out our Cinemaholics Merch! Leave...

Duration:01:01:43

Titane

10/8/2021
Get in the car, film nerds, we’re watching Titane, the latest mind-bending (and gear-grinding?) French feature from Julia Ducournau (Raw). Special guest Ema Sasic joins us to unpack all the twists, turns, and detours in this Palme d’Or winner, which premiered at Cannes earlier this year—with Ducournau being the first female filmmaker to win the award solo. The film, which is now available in limited release through Neon, stars Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon, Garance Marillier, and Laïs...

Duration:00:34:08

The Many Saints of Newark

10/6/2021
Now playing in theaters and on HBO Max for a limited time, The Many Saints of Newark is a crime drama prequel to The Sopranos television series. Directed by Alan Taylor and written by Sopranos show runner David Chase and Lawrence Konner, this precursor to the show explores the life of a teenage Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini's son, and how he was shaped in a big way by his "uncle" Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola). The film also stars Leslie Odom Jr., Vera Farmiga, Jon...

Duration:00:44:37

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

10/5/2021
Speaking of toxic relationships, have you watched the new Venom movie, Venom: Let There Be Carnage? Tom Hardy returns as the sweaty, parasitic antihero, this time contending with the blood-red Carnage, played by Woody Harrelson. We review this latest comic-book movie from Sony and try to understand why these movies are so popular. Later in the show, we discuss The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel movie for the hit prestige drama The Sopranos, starring Michael Gandolfini (son of the late...

Duration:01:42:25

No Time to Die

10/2/2021
We can't say this movie came out in no time. After 6 years of delays and false starts, Daniel Craig's final mission as James Bond culminates in this nearly 3-hour 007 sequel directed and co-written by Cary Joji Fukunaga and also written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. This is a spoiler-free review of the movie, but at 00:54:30, we will give a fairly lengthy spoiler warning and begin talking about the ending of the movie and what we think might happen with the future of...

Duration:01:14:11

Dear Evan Hansen

9/29/2021
We’re definitely not sealing this review with a kiss. On this week’s show, our main review is Dear Evan Hansen, a film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, starring Ben Platt, Amy Adams, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, and Julianne Moore. We also do some catchup reviews on festival indie I’m Your Man, a Netflix Melissa McCarthy dramedy called The Starling, and the third season of “Sex Education” on Netflix. Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Intro 00:05:55 – Brief thoughts on I’m Your Man 00:15:10 –...

Duration:01:20:17

Prisoners of the Ghostland

9/24/2021
Now streaming on demand, Prisoners of the Ghostland is a neo-noir action Western directed by Sion Sono and starring Nicolas Cage, who may or may not join us for this review to lend his own thoughts, let's find out. The film also stars Sofia Boutella and Bill Moseley. This review is an excerpt from Episode #238 of the Cinemaholics Podcast. Our intro music this week is “Sous Vide Tofu” by Leo Low Pass & Chill Select. Links: Find more of our movie reviews on Cinemaholics.com Follow us on...

Duration:00:16:47

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

9/23/2021
Directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) and starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield, The Eyes of Tammy Faye is a bio-drama about the infamous televangelists Tammy Faye Bakker and Jim Bakker. The cast also includes Vincent D'Onofrio and Cherry Jones. This review is an excerpt from Episode #238 of the Cinemaholics Podcast. Our intro music this week is “Sous Vide Tofu” by Leo Low Pass & Chill Select. Links: Find more of our movie reviews on Cinemaholics.com Follow us on Twitter: Jon...

Duration:00:29:12

Cry Macho

9/21/2021
Don’t worry, these are tears of joy. Why? In this packed episode of Cinnamonholics, we dish on TIFF 2021, catch up on Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter and Justin Chon’s Blue Bayou, then review some movies. First, there’s Clint Eastwood’s new western, Cry Macho, starring himself, which just hit theaters and HBO Max. Then we get into The Eyes of Tammy Faye, starring Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, and Jon’s personal, childhood memories (just wait). Then we have a special surprise celebrity...

Duration:02:18:20

Malignant

9/13/2021
Special guest Ryan Oliver joins us for a review of Malignant, a giallo-esque horror thriller from James Wan that just hit wide release and HBO Max. The movie is so scary, in fact, Ryan Oliver cusses one time! We also talk about Kate, the latest action movie on Netflix about revenge (another one!) this time starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Woody Harrelson. We open the show with a brief check-in on the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival and some brief thoughts for Petite Maman from...

Duration:01:15:32

Worth

9/9/2021
Now available on Netflix, Worth is a biographical drama starring Michael Keaton as a lawyer trying to sign on family members of 9/11 victims to a compensation fund that would prevent them from suing the airline industry and thus cratering the economy. The film was directed by Sara Colangelo with a screenplay by Max Borenstein. The cast includes Amy Ryan, Stanley Tucci, Tate Donovan, Shunori Ramanathan, and Laura Benanti. This review is an excerpt from Episode #236 of the Cinemaholics...

Duration:00:26:59

Cinderella

9/8/2021
It's the movie that ended it all. Now available on Amazon Prime, Cinderella is the latest badaptation of the classic story, this time in musical form. Directed by Kay Cannon (Blockers) and starring Camila Cabello, along with some other recognizable faces who are probably regretting their involvement, this jukebox Glee monstrosity might have broken our hearts. And our brains. The cast includes Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Galitzine, Billy Porter, Pierce Brosnan, and the society we...

Duration:00:36:53

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

9/7/2021
Special guest Adonis Gonzalez returns for an action-packed review of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. No, this isn’t an arthouse remake of one of those Sonic movies, though the rings do look suspiciously familiar. This is the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, their first Asian-led superhero flick, in fact. Later in the show, we also review Cinderella, a new musical adaptation of the classic story directed by Kay Cannon and starring Camila Cabello, which is now...

Duration:01:59:21

Vacation Friends

9/3/2021
You haven't heard from us in a few days, yes, but what can you do, we're on vacation! Making friends! Speaking of, here's our belated review of Vacation Friends, a new buddy comedy on Hulu starring Lil Rel Howery, John Cena, Meredith Hagner, and Yvonne Orji as a group of strangers who become friends while on vacation. Vacation friends! We also talk about the current state of wrestlers who become actors, then the problem with streaming-only movies having little-to-no pop cultural impact, so...

Duration:00:54:44

Candyman

8/31/2021
Special guest Adonis Gonzalez joins us to review Candyman, a horror legacy sequel to the iconic 1992 slasher. Directed and co-written by Nia DaCosta with Jordan Peele as producer and co-screenwriter, this new take on the urban legend stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo. We open the show with a brief review of He’s All That, the new Netflix teen rom-com based on the late 90s “classic,” She’s All That. And we finish the show with an...

Duration:00:56:27

Cryptozoo

8/28/2021
Now available to stream on demand and in limited theaters, Cryptozoo is an adult-animated dramedy from comic artist and animator Dash Shaw. One of our favorites from Sundance 2021, this zany, surrealist indie features the voice talents of Lake Bell, Michael Cera, Angeliki Papoulia, Zoe Kazan, Peter Stormare, Grace Zabriskie, Louisa Krause and Thomas Jay Ryan. This review is an excerpt from Episode #234 of the Cinemaholics Podcast. Our intro music this week is “Copacabana” by flâneur, Bagira...

Duration:00:20:02

Reminiscence

8/27/2021
Now in theaters and on HBO Max, Reminiscence is a neo-noir, sci-fi thriller starring Hugh Jackman as a man who can use a machine to display and travel through the memories of others with the help of his partner, played by Thandiwe Newton. The cast also includes Rebecca Ferguson, Cliff Curtis, Marina de Tavira, and Daniel Wu. The film was directed and produced by Lisa Joy in her feature debut and co-produced by her husband, Jonathan Nolan. This review is an excerpt from Episode #234 of the...

Duration:00:20:46