With the release of Black Panther (and Early Man and Samson too, I guess), Jon talks about the Hollywood Hype Machine, its downsides, and how to counteract it. Plus, a quick look at the winners of the 71st annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.
In lieu of the single release of Winchester, Jon has an extended Netflix and Chat reviewing Mudbound, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, and Tiny Toons Adventures: How I Spent My Summer Vacation, and then discusses what it will take for streaming to compete with movie theaters and how to improve them. Plus, a look at the haul of Super Bowl trailer spots.
Since we're between awards ceremonies and it's a light weekend, Jon reviews the The Maze Runner with its conclusion Death Cure releasing and the overlooked gem from last year's awards season push Hostiles, then discusses the term "Oscar bait," the pros and cons of the genre, and a look at this year's Oscar nominees.
This weekend, Jon reviews the Liam Neeson action movie The Commuter, both Paddington 1 and 2, Taraji P Henson's latest movie Proud Mary, and Steven Spielberg's The Post about the lead up to the publication of the Pentagon Papers. Plus, a quick rundown of the winners of the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards and Jon's most (and some least) anticipated movies coming out in 2018.
This week, Jon reviews the highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi as well as Blue Sky's Ferdinand the septuagenarian comedy Just Getting Started before talking about how to best discuss contrary opinions on media and pointing out the toxic issues in the current discourse of open film criticism.
This week the Christmas Creep begins as Jon reviews Thor: Ragnarok, A Bad Moms Christmas, the Pokémon anime's 20th anniversary movie Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You, plus a Netflix and Chat about The Love Witch. Then, a roundabout discussion on why filmmakers use retro styles and when it works best.
It's time for another SUPER MEGA AWESOME MOVIE REVIEW MADNESS!! This week, Jon reviews Blade Runner and its sequel Blade Runner 2049, My Little Pony: The Movie 2017, and The Mountain Between Us, plus a Movie Catch Up with Unforgettable and DisneyNature's Born in China. Also, screw Harvey Weinstein and screw Harry Knowles.