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HeroBlend is both CinemaBlend's oldest and newest podcast, originating as a video series launched back in January 2014 before becoming a Facebook Live broadcast in the fall of 2016. In this hour-long extension of the weekly show, hosts Eric Eisenberg, Adrienne Jones and Gabe Kovacs discuss the latest news and events in the world of comic book movies and television, relating the material back to its source, to past adaptations, and to what may lie ahead in the future!
 
Welcome to The Cord Cutter Podcast! Join us as we take on the ever-expanding catalog of streamable TV and film from services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO NOW, CBS All-Access; the list goes on and on! Our hosts Mick Joest and Adrienne Jones are here every week to discuss the content you care about, and will be joined by other writers and experts from the entertainment industry. TV is overrated! Keep on cord cutting!
 
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Directed by Frank Oz, In & of Itself is a filmed version of the live stage production of the same name, which features Derek DelGaudio as a conceptual magician and storyteller who leads a live audience (and us) through an unpredictable maze of questions and ideas that address our individual identities. LINKS Follow us on Twitter: Jon Negroni, Will …
 
Writer/Director John Lee Hancock joins the show to discuss his new film The Little Things starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto which hits select theaters and HBO Max this weekend. He discusses working with such talented actors, Steven Spielberg nearly signing on to direct and more. Also on this week's show, we discuss the new Godzi…
 
Now on Netflix, The White Tiger is the latest film from director Ramin Bahrani. Based on Arvind Adiga's debut novel of the same name, the film centers around a young Indian servant (Adarsh Gourav) who falls in with a wealthy couple (Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra) who push him to rethink his place in society. LINKS Follow us on Twitter: Jon Negr…
 
Start spreading the news. The Cinemaholics are back this week to discuss the latest Tom Hanks movie directed by Paul Greengrass, which just happens to be a western set in post-Civil War Texas. Fun! We also review The White Tiger, In & of Itself, Our Friend, Some Kind of Heaven, and The Marksman. Intro music: “In Green” by No. 18 & Soul Food Horns S…
 
This week’s show dives into news surrounding the supposed confirmation from Zack Snyder that his Justice League Director’s Cut has shifted from a 4-part mini-series to a full, 4-hour feature film on HBO Max. News of Chris Evans in negotiations with Marvel to return as Captain America hit the trades just as we wrapped up the show last week. We debat…
 
Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia! and The Iron Lady, returns to the big screen with Herself, a new uplifting drama starring and co-written by Clare Dunne. The film had a warm reception at Sundance last January and is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. LINKS Follow us on Twitter: Jon Negroni, Will Ashton, Abby Olcese Subscribe to ou…
 
The first "major" COVID movie is here! And it's a romantic comedy...heist movie? Sort of? Join us as we parse through the insanity that is Locked Down, which just released on HBO Max. It was directed by Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) and written by Steven Knight (Locke). The film stars Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and a star-studded cast of Zoom…
 
One afternoon on a Sunday, the Cinemaholics got together to review Regina King’s debut feature film, One Night in Miami, which stars Kingsley Ben-Adir, Leslie Odom Jr, Eli Goree, and Aldis Hodge. Also in this episode, you’ll hear some mini reviews for “WandaVision,” The Ultimate Playlist of Noise, and more. And some extended discussion over Locked …
 
Yahya Adbul-Mateen II has skyrocketed himself as a new, impressive star with a growing resumé that includes Watchmen, The Trial of the Chicago 7 with Aaron Sorkin and DC's Aquaman. He isn't slowing down with roles in the Candyman reboot from breakout director Nia DaCosta, The Matrix 4 and George Miller's Mad Max spinoff Furiosa. We managed to cover…
 
OK, “reel” talk. 2020 was…interesting. It was definitely the most unique year of film in the last century of moviegoing. But throughout all the weirdness, we here at Cinemaholics found ourselves captivated by no small number of great projects from veteran filmmakers, first-time directors, and plenty of independent voices. In our annual “best of the…
 
Another year in the rearview, and a weird one for movies at that. The guys get together this week for the annual tradition of revealing their 10 favorite movies of the year. Producer Gabe even rounded them all up, crunched the numbers and presents ReelBlend's aggregated "Top 5" list of movies for 2020. It's a good time! Also this week, we catch up …
 
We’re celebrating the new year with some tonally different new movies this week. First up is Pieces of a Woman, a new melodrama hitting Netflix this week, which stars Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf. Then we get into Sylvie’s Love, a new throwback romance on Amazon Prime starring Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha. Finally, Will and Abby discuss The…
 
To officially conclude this year's Extra Milestone lineup, Jon Negroni and Will Ashton of the Cinemaholics podcast joined forces with me one last time to discuss two distinct (and oddly holiday-centric) auteur-driven classics. We start our conversation by digging through the muck of Terry Gilliam's Brazil, a bureaucratic odyssey of madness often re…
 
Pete Docter, writer/director/producer behind Pixar's Soul joins the show! We discuss his approach to animation and Pixar's incredible run of films. He gets into the work he and team did with composers Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor on the music for the film. There's plenty of nerdy information on the process that you've come to know in love from our…
 
We had an out-of-body experience over the holidays checking out some major blockbuster films that hit streaming instead of theaters. There’s Pixar’s Soul, the latest from Pete Docter, which stars Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey. And we also cover the controversial Wonder Woman 1984 from Patty Jenkins, which stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pe…
 
We love watching movies around Christmastime, but we all have our favorite "unconventional" picks for the holiday season. Julia Teti joins us for a bonus discussion to discuss some of the best alternative Christmas movies, from recent favorites like Hustlers to perennial classics like The Apartment (which Julia contends is a New Year's Movie for so…
 
Welcome to (perhaps) the largest Extra Milestone yet! In an Anyway, That’s All I Got reunion for the ages, I’m joined by Anthony Battaglia, Guy Simons Jr., and Jason Read to discuss three of the biggest epics of the 21st century! First up is Barry Lyndon, the passion project of Stanley Kubrick released in 1975, and a film that’s quite well-loved am…
 
Writer/director/actor Emerald Fennell joins the show to discuss her directorial debut Promising Young Woman (starring Carey Mulligan, Alison Brie, Adam Brody). Emerald and Sean talk about the brilliance of Carey Mulligan, and her performance as the lead. Emerald shares a story about a fight breaking out at an early test screening, the impossible ta…
 
We’re sounding off this week for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the new Netflix film that has Oscars in its sights for Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman. We also cover Nomadland, a Best Picture frontrunner from writer/director Chloé Zhao and starring Frances McDormand. And there’s also Greenland, the newest Gerard Butler disaster flick that is s…
 
Emily Kubincanek makes her welcomed and triumphant return to Extra Milestone, and this week's selections are among the most varied yet! We begin by celebrating the 95-year anniversary of Sergei Eisenstein's magnum opus Battleship Potemkin, a film more fundamentally significant than almost any other when it comes to the art form of editing and propa…
 
Paul Greengrass (you read that right) joins the show! His work spans from the Bourne series to United 93 to Captain Phillips to his latest News of the World, a Western starring Tom Hanks. We discuss the story that drives News of the World, the incredible work from Tom Hanks which he thinks makes for his best performance yet, getting snubbed at the …
 
Colman Domingo stars alongside Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, which hits Netflix on December 18 after its limited theatrical release. In addition to his acting work in films like If Beale Street Could Talk, Assassination Nation, Zola, and the upcoming Candyman, Domingo brings a wealth of experience as a writer, direct…
 
The holiday season is upon us, so you know what that means! Time to celebrate the…prom? Well, OK, we’re really celebrating the annual big-budget December movie musical, which this year is Ryan Murphy’s The Prom, now streaming on Netflix and starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, and Keegan-Michael Key. We cover several other movies as …
 
We have another all-time interview this week with director Patty Jenkins joining the show to talk about Wonder Woman 1984. She gets into her feelings on the theatrical cut of Justice League, the influence Indiana Jones has on Steve Trevor's character, working on the score with Hans Zimmer and so much more. It's a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes…
 
This week on Extra Milestone, I'm joined by returning guest and fellow cinephile Andrew McMahon to break down an enticing double feature spanning numerous decades and genres. First up is a cinematic and musical appetizer in the form of Gimme Shelter, the iconic Rolling Stones documentary directed by Charlotte Zwerin and the Maysles Brothers, chroni…
 
Cinemaholics is what you Mank of it. Which is why we’re reviewing David Fincher’s latest film, Mank, now streaming on Netflix and starring Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, and Charles Dance. Manks in advance for listening. We also review Sound of Metal starring Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke, Black Bear starring Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbot, and God…
 
Samwise himself Sean Astin joins us this week for a wonderful interview all about The Lord of the Rings. It's rare that you get to interview a cast member of a beloved franchise, and even more rare to get to interview about said franchise. We had a blast chatting with Sean Astin about his last scene on set, gallivanting about New Zealand with a coo…
 
This week on Extra Milestone, I'm joined once more by my good friend Guy Simons Jr. to dissect a pair of (relatively) recent classics that have garnered acclaim over the years, and which have almost nothing whatsoever to do with each other! First up is Pixar's groundbreaking debut feature Toy Story, the first-ever wholly computer animated movie tha…
 
Not all of us are in love with Clea DuVall’s latest film, Happiest Season, which is a Christmas romantic comedy on Hulu starring Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Aubrey Plaza, and many more. Will and Abby take some time to review the latest “Small Axe” film from Steve McQueen on Amazon Prime Video: Lovers Rock. The whole gang joins the fun of The …
 
Even in the midst of a year as hectic and unconventional as this one, Oscar season is still in full swing when it comes to this week’s selection of heavy hitters. Joining me once again for the first time in nearly three years is Maria Garcia, my former partner in crime from such shows as Now Conspiring and Part-Time Characters, and we’re discussing…
 
Paul Bettany and writer/director Alan Ball join the show to discuss their new film Uncle Frank streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Paul Bettany talks about actors not needing chemistry, shooting WandaVision in front of a live studio audience and more. Alan Ball also recalls the night he was an Oscar. ReelBlend Premium! Sign up for an extra episode a w…
 
It’s just Will and Abby on the show this week, so you know what that means. No rules! No Jon to tell us, “No, you can’t review Aneesh Chaganty’s new film Run, his follow-up to Searching.” It doesn’t matter that it stars Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allen in her breakout role, or that the film is now streaming on Hulu. That’s right, Will and Abby are goi…
 
To close out the month of October, we're reviewing two of the best films of the 1950s, and also trying out a new format for the show! First up is my conversation with Rob Wilkinson on Joseph L. Mankiewicz's All About Eve, an all-star drama with a record-breaking number of Oscar nominations, and which happens to be a fantastic exploration of the unf…
 
Alex Winter joins the show this week for the home video release of Bill & Ted Face the Music. He gets into Van Halen, shooting Bill & Ted movie on digital for the first time, his work as a director, and more. Steven Soderbergh is back with a trailer for his new film Let Them All Talk starring Meryl Streep, and Lucas Hedges. After our quick reaction…
 
The Cinemaholics are having an out of body experience covering the latest films this week, which include a new comedy horror starring Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton, from Happy Death Day director Christopher Landon. In addition to our main reviews, we briefly discuss some new shows we’ve been catching up on and ask the listeners what their favorit…
 
Adonis Gonzalez, my cohost on A Nice Place to Visit and Game Over, Man!, is back on the show to discuss a trio of movies that have nothing to do with each other…or do they? Tune in to hear our conversation on Kevin Costner’s Oscar-Winning epic Dances With Wolves, John Sturges’ iconic western remake The Magnificent Seven, and Charles Burnett’s engro…
 
Writer/directors Eshom and Ian Nelms join the show to discuss their new dark comedy, holiday flick Fatman (starring Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Mel Gibson). The movie follows Santa Claus who's had a hit placed on him by a disappointed child. We also got word that Jeff Nichols (Mud, Midnight Special) has been tapped to write and direct a…
 
Election week is over, but that doesn’t mean we took a break from catching up on new movies. Our reviews this week include The Dark and the Wicked, a new horror film from Bryan Bertino that is now streaming on demand. We also discuss the new Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit, which stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Marielle Heller. Plus, we cover Let H…
 
Will Ashton returns to Extra Milestone yet again to chart an unusual cinematic path across the 1980s and 1990s! We begin with an examination of David Lynch’s The Elephant Man, including our thoughts on the story’s emotional core, trivia on why the film is significant to the history of the academy, our impressions of David Lynch, and more! From ther…
 
Vince Vaughn joins the show this week to discuss his new film Freaky. We also get into his work on the Psycho remake, a sequel to the classic Wedding Crashers he's interested in making, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and so much more. The Mandalorian returned to Disney+ last week, so we had to talk about that amazing season 2 premiere. Songbird, a t…
 
In this house, we review the new Netflix horror film His House, the feature debut of writer/director Remi Weekes starring Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu, and Matt Smith. We also discuss the soft reboot/sequel The Craft: Legacy, which is now on VOD. There's Holidate, an unexpectedly R-rated rom-com on Netflix that might win some hearts. And last, Glen Ke…
 
Guy Simons Jr. (of Anyway, That's All I Got fame) joins me for the first time on Extra Milestone for a special Halloween episode devoted to two of the greatest serial killer movies of all time! Kicking off our conversation is Alfred Hitchcock's game-changing masterpiece Psycho, including the unique and revolutionary distribution of the film, the wa…
 
On this week's show, we are joined by Composer Michael Giacchino discuss his original album Travelogue Volume 1. Also this week, we talk Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’s Oscar chances, Anne Hathaway’s The Witches, the latest Tom Holland Spidey News and Oscar Issac in talks to play Moon Knight. This Week In movies: The Craft: Legacy (VOD, Oct 28) Holida…
 
It time for very nice episode of Cinemaholics. First American movie is Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, great success. Rashida Jones and Bill Murray have weird marriage problem in On the Rocks, not nice. New streaming service HBO Max ruin day with The Witches, my wife Anne Hathaway make big impression. Rebecca on Netflix make no sense, but Lily James in…
 
Cinemaholics host Jon Negroni returns to Extra Milestone for a double feature of two of the greatest films of all time! We start by discussing Sidney Lumet's 1975 crime thriller Dog Day Afternoon, a revolutionary and dynamic film that remains just as relevant 45 years later, if not even more so. From there, we move on to Martin Scorsese's career-de…
 
On this week's show, we are joined by Adam Brody and writer/director Evan Morgan to discuss their new film The Kid Detective. It's a dark, yet funny and completely charming story about a famous kid detective all grown up, and still dealing with the one case that got away. We can't recommend the film enough, and hope you will check it out as soon as…
 
This week, we call Aaron Sorkin to the stand for his latest film The Trial of the Chicago 7, which is now on Netflix and stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and many more. We also find some time for love, or Love and Monsters to be specific, which stars Dylan O'Brien and Jessica Henwic…
 
Emily Kubincanek returns to Extra Milestone at last, and in no small fashion! We're diving headfirst into the most Classic of Cinema with two brilliant films that connect to the Silent Era! First up is Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush, a dramatic comedy featuring Chaplin's 'Little Tramp' that cemented many dramatic traditions while simultaneously te…
 
On this week’s show, we welcome legendary writer Aaron Sorkin to discuss he latest film The Trial of the Chicago 7, his second feature as a director. The film’s cast is absolutely stacked with Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II just a few of the A-listers bringing this true story to life. Stick around after the interview to he…
 
It’s a little spooky how positive we are on Hubie Halloween, the newest Netflix film starring Adam Sandler and a whole host of other recognizable actors and comedians. We keep the horror comedy vibe going with our review of The Wolf of Snow Hollow, the final film starring Robert Forster. Then we go back to Netflix to watch The 40-Year-Old Version, …
 
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