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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.

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.






On the Count of Three – Best Last Day Ever

Special guest Cory Woodroof fittingly sits in the third chair this week for our review of On the Count of Three, a dark...buddy comedy? No, that's not quite right. But it is an indie dramedy (maybe?) directed by Jerrod Carmichael in his feature debut. He also stars with Christopher Abbot in this Sundance favorite about two friends who decide today will be the last day of their lives. The film also stars Tiffany Haddish, J. B. Smoove, Lavell Crawford, and Henry Winkler. Show Notes: 00:00:00 –...


Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – Horror or Horrible?

The first big MCU movie of 2022 is here, and we exist in a universe where we talk about it. After some quick box office catchup, we discuss the highs and lows of recent Marvel movies (and the Disney+ shows) before digging into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, a sequel to the 2016 film, but also an "event" Marvel movie with crossover characters like Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and of course Benedict Cumberbatch, directed by the one and only Sam Raimi! Show Notes: 00:00:00 –...


Liam Neeson, Martin Campbell, and Memory

Martin Campbell directed a new movie starring Liam Neeson, and we definitely watched it. Right? Anyway, let's talk about the fascinating career of Liam Neeson post-Taken, then dive into the unpredictable filmography of Martin Campbell, who directed Jon's favorite movie of all time, among...other movies. Finally, we review a movie called...called...oh, it's on the tip of our tongues. Guy Pearce is also in this movie, we're pretty sure. Intro Music: “Table Talk” by Glimlip, Søren Søstrom &...


Summer Movie Preview 2022 – with Dan Murrell!

Special guest Dan Murrell joins us this week for the triumphant return of our Summer Movie Preview! We try our best to predict the box office fortunes (or misfortunes?) of the biggest movies to come, from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder to Jurassic World Dominion and Lightyear. And that new Minions movie. And Nope. And Black Phone and Bullet Train and so many more! We also pinpoint the movies we're most looking forward to and reflect on changing trends...


The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent – Nicolas Cage against the Machine

Special guest Clint Worthington—Founder/EIC of The Spool and host of the Travolta/Cage podcast—joins us for the first time, and trust us, we need a Nick Cage expert for this episode. That's right, we're reviewing The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which surprisingly isn't the Will Ashton biopic stuck in development hell. No, this is a high-concept meta comedy action movie starring Nicolas Cage as a fictionalized version of himself(?), as he gets roped into a crime caper alongside Pedro...


The Northman – Robert Eggers' OG IP

We're not just reviewing The Northman, we're reviewing The North, man. That's right, Robert Eggers' is back with an epic viking blockbuster that is sure to blow a lot of minds, mostly in a good way. We discuss Eggers' brief filmography to date (The Witch and The Lighthouse) and debate where The Northman lands in his ongoing saga of twisted machismo fables. Plus we get into some spoilers toward the end of the show and make some predictions regarding the film's expected box office fate. You...


RRR – Run Run Run to the Theater!

Oh you want to watch a movie with some fantastic beasts and secrets? Great news, we're reviewing RRR this week, one of the best action blockbusters to come out in years. Seriously! This Tollywood film came out a few weeks ago, and we chat about the hype and what this director, S.S. Rajamouli, might do next. We open this week's show with some brief thoughts on the Fantastic Beasts franchise, plus we chat about some of the week's other releases, including Father Stu, We're All Going to the...


Ambulance and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Are They Up to Speed?

Ambulance, the newest action crime thriller from Michael Bay, isn't a video game movie like Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but it might as well be. We begin this week's show with this runaway GTA-inspired Bayhem heist, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Eiza Gonzáles. Then we spend some quality time with Sonic and the gang in this superpowered sequel to the 2020 box office hit, this time with Idris Elba joining the cast as Knuckles alongside Ben Schwartz as Sonic, Jim Carrey as...


The Bubble – Judd Apatow’s Pandemic Piece

Special guest Cory Woodroof joins the show to review The Bubble, a new Judd Apatow satirical comedy that just hit Netflix and stars a massive cast. Karen Gillan, Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Mann, Kate McKinnon, Pedro Pascal, David Duchovny, Fred Armisen, Maria Bakalova, and Iris Apatow. It’s a who’s who of big-name actors who made a bubble movie about the pandemic, and you can imagine how well this one went over. Intro Music: “Les Pieds Dans Le Sable” by Clément Matras, Soul Food Horns &...


Everything Everywhere All at Once – We've Got Googly Eyes

Talk about a multiverse of madness. This week, we're diving into A24's surreal and cerebral Everything Everywhere All at Once from the Daniels, directors of Swiss Army Man. Starring Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, and Jamie Lee Curtis, this sprawling and manic action fantasy is definitely one we won't forget anytime soon. We also review the nostalgic Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood, the newest film from Richard Linklater—animated in the same style as his films Waking Life and A...


This Year's Oscars Hit Different - Also, The Lost City and 7 Days!

Oscars 2022 really slapped this year. That's right, we're discussing Will Smith and Chris Rock's exchange of hard-hitting ideas at this year's ceremony, but we of course comment on the awards themselves and our thoughts on who won. Our first main review is The Lost City, a swashbuckling romantic comedy adventure blockbuster starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum. Then we slow things down for a hearty review of 7 Days, an indie rom-com starring Geraldine Viswanathan and Karan Soni. Show...


Oscars 2022 – If We Picked the Winners!

It's time for our annual Oscars episode, in which we take a cue from Siskel and Ebert's classic approach in picking our own winners for the Academy Awards. From The Power of the Dog and Licorice Pizza to Dune and CODA, we run down our favorite films, performances, and technical achievements covered by the 2022 Oscars, which airs officially on March 27. Links: Follow us on Twitter: Jon Negroni, Will Ashton Check out our Cinemaholics Merch! Leave us a voicemail using The “Swell” App. We post...


A Madea Homecoming – Death, Taxes, and Tyler Perry

Special guest Cory Woodroof joins the show for a mother of an episode. That's right, we're excavating the Madea franchise, fixing in specifically on the latest straight-to-Netflix feature starring Tyler Perry as the caricature who's been around since...1999? Wow. Intro Music: “Les Pieds Dans Le Sable” by Clément Matras, Soul Food Horns & Birocratic Links: Follow us on Twitter: Jon Negroni, Will Ashton Check out our Cinemaholics Merch! Leave us a voicemail using The “Swell” App. We post new...


X and Deep Water – This Movie Cucks

Let's talk about X. And Deep Water! Two movies that are doing it. One is an original 70s-based slasher horror in theaters from director Ti West starring Mia Goth and Jenna Ortega. The other is a psychological erotic thriller on Hulu from director Adrian Lyne starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas. Don't worry, this episode of Cinemaholics gets more, ahem, heated than that movie. We also finish out the show with a fun breakdown of the movies we (mostly Will) saw at SXSW 2022. Show Notes:...


Turning Red – Pixar's Pandemic Panda Panic

Heads have been turning for Turning Red, the newest Pixar film directed by Domee Shi. But do the Cinemaholics have warm and fuzzy feelings for this fantastical coming-of-age movie set in the most fantastical setting of all time? Canada circa 2002? We also discuss The Adam Project, a new Netflix sci-fi action movie starring Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, and Mark Ruffalo. Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Turning Red review 00:46:25 – The Adam Project review Intro Music: “Beard Oil” by...


The Batman – But also After Yang and Fresh!

The Batman is demolishing the box office right now, but the real bat signal is that notification on your phone telling you it's time for a new episode of Cinemaholics. That's right, we're reviewing Matt Reeves' reboot of the Batman franchise, now starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, and plenty more familiar (and unfamiliar?) faces. Later in the show we also discuss the lovely A24 sci-fi indie gem that is After Yang, from Columbus director Kogonada, which is now playing in...


Cyrano – Peter Dinklage's Song of Solomon

We're not singing our thoughts on Cyrano, but we probably should be. That's right, we're reviewing Joe Wright's new musical starring Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett, who also starred in the stage musical written by Erica Schmidt, who writes the screenplay for this adaption of the 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac. Later in the show, we also talk about No Exit, a new Hulu thriller...not much else to say there! Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Cyrano review 00:34:45 – No Exit review Intro Music: “Good Times...


Dog – Channing Tatum's Divorced Dad Era

Special guest Charlie Ridgely of joins us for a bonus review of Dog, which stars Channing Tatum as, well, our best friend. This is Tatum's first time directing, with his longtime collaborator Reid Carolin as co-director. And the film, coming to us from United Artists Releasing and MGM, is about an army ranger who escorts the dog of a fallen commander to their funeral. The cast includes Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, and more. Intro Music: “Seeping” by Sinnr. Links: Follow us on...


Texas Chainsaw Massacre – Who would go to brunch with Leatherface?

We've decided to mess with Texas Chainsaw Massacre. On a special bonus episode of the Cinemaholics Podcast, we review the new Netflix horror film directed by David Blue Garcia (Tejano) and produced by Fede Álvarez (Don't Breathe, Evil Dead). The film, which is a direct sequel to the 1974 original classic (and direct copy of 2018's Halloween) stars Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) and a few other people who probably wish this movie had never happened. Intro Music: “Seeping” by Sinnr. Links: Follow...



Special guest and gaming editor Evan Griffin joins us for a playful review of Sony's Uncharted, the feature film adaptation of the hit video games from Naughty Dog. Starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, Uncharted is a franchise long in the making. Well, development hell, let's be honest. But what do we think of this summer blockbuster adventure hitting theaters in...Febraury? Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Video Games, Video Game Movies, and Tom Holland 00:23:00 – Uncharted review Intro Music:...