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Cinema Royale
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The official podcast of BFCA and WAFCA film critic, Travis Hopson!
 
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Cinema Con Queso
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Movie reviews the way they should be....from the perspective of the average viewer.
 
The Punch Drunk Critics, your Washington DC area film buffs, take a casual approach to talk about what's going on in the movie world while never forgetting to have fun!
 
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The big red demon is back with HELLBOY, a gory, apocalyptic reboot starring STRANGER THINGS' David Harbour, Ian McShane, and Milla Jojovich! Is Neil Marshall's R-rated take on the popular comic book character enough to win over fans still pissed over Guillermo Del Toro and Ron Perlman's departure? Plus, we kinda gotta talk about that STAR WARS: ...…
 
This week's Cinema Royale is loaded up with reviews, so I had to ask AwardsCircuit.com's Karen Peterson to join me on breaking 'em all down! First up, Disney soars back into theaters with Tim Burton's DUMBO! Is the flying elephant with the jumbo ears as magical now as he once was? Plus we'll take a look at the gripping true-life thriller HOTEL ...…
 
The story of Bonnie & Clyde gets a different spin with THE HIGHWAYMEN! Netflix's film stars Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson as the Texas Rangers who tracked down and killed the most famous criminal couple in history. I had a chance to sit down with the film's director, John Lee Hancock, and writer John Fusco to talk about their motivation for ...…
 
Was there any doubt what we'd be talking about on this week's show? But is CAPTAIN MARVEL the hero audiences want to see save the day? Is Marvel's first solo female lead all that it deserves to be? I'll be joined by Jeff Lyles of Lyles' Movie Files and Mae Abdulbaki to break it all down. Plus, James Gunn's THE SUICIDE SQUAD is shaping up to be ...…
 
It's time to turn the page on the movie year of 2018 with tonight's Academy Awards! And as always, I'm contractually obligated to provide my picks for this year's Oscars. Or at least it feels like I am! Of the eight movies nominated for Best Picture, who has the best shot at winning? Will it be Alfonso Cuaron's ROMA? Will Marvel's BLACK PANTHER ...…
 
On this week's Cinema Royale, I'm joined by Joblo.com's Chris Bumbray to review James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez's long-awaited ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL! Were the years of technical tweaking worth it? And should you see it in IMAX? Plus, the WWE's biggest film ever hits theaters in Paige biopic FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY! All of this plus news on the ...…
 
After being away far too long, I've returned from Park City and that means Cinema Royale is back, too! I've enlisted some expert help in recapping the best of the Sundance Film Festival from Awards Circuit's Karen Peterson. Plus, is The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part still awesome or what? And how does What Men Want hold up compared to Mel Gibso ...…
 
Two years after his groundbreaking Best Picture winner, MOONLIGHT, Barry Jenkins returns with a challenging adaptation of James Baldwin's 1974 book, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK. Set in 1970s Harlem, the story follows Tish (Kiki Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James), two young lovers who see their future together torn apart when he is falsely accused ...…
 
It's the busiest movie weekend of the year! We've been waiting to see how this one would play out all year long, and now it's BUMBLEBEE squaring off with AQUAMAN squaring off with MARY POPPINS RETURNS squaring off with VICE squaring off with WELCOME TO MARWEN! We've got reviews of them all so tune in to find out which are worth seeing this holi ...…
 
Holy crap they finally did it! Marvel has unleashed the AVENGERS: ENDGAME trailer on an unsuspecting world of fanboys! Not only did we just find out the movie's title, but the footage we got sets up one climactic clash with Thanos! I'm taking just a few minutes of Cinema Royale time to give my thoughts on the trailer and what to look forward to ...…
 
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston join me to talk about their anticipated Disney sequel, continuing Ralph's hero journey, the creation of Gal Gadot's character, and of course that Disney princesses scene!
 
'Creed II' director Steven Caple Jr. and star Florian Munteanu join me to talk about the latest chapter in the 'Rocky' saga. What pressure did Caple face stepping in for his friend Ryan Coogler? What does it mean to them to be part of the 'Rocky' family, one of the most beloved and respected franchises in movie history? And how did Florian deal ...…
 
It's Thanksgiving week, and like a holiday dinner spread there are a ton of options on the table. I'll be joined by fellow Punch Drunk Critic Mae Abdulbaki for a return to the Wizarding World with FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD! Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali travel the deep south in the buddy comedy, GREEN BOOK, and Viola Davi ...…
 
'The Front Runner' director Jason Reitman and co-writers Matt Bai and Jay Carson join me to talk about their new political drama, starring Hugh Jackman as scandalized 1988 Presidential hopeful, Gary Hart!
 
It's been way too long but we are back! Cinema Royale returns with three huge reviews. The first is Luca Guadagninos long-awaited SUSPIRIA remake starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton! Next up is Joseph Kahn's battle rap flick BODIED that has been spitting fire all over the festival circuit. Finally, it'll be time to stomp our feet to the Q ...…
 
On this week's show, me and fellow PDCer Roxana Hadadi take a look at two important films for this season. Sony's VENOM is the launch of their new cinematic universe but is Tom Hardy's bizarre performance enough for fans? And does its box office success signal an end to the conversation about "superhero fatigue"? Plus, Bradley Cooper and Lady G ...…
 
On this week's Cinema Royale, me and Joblo.com's Chris Bumbray talk two of the most controversial films of the month. Shane Black's THE PREDATOR bombed at the box office but was it a worthy entry into the franchise? And Dan Fogelman erupted at critics over the reviews of LIFE ITSELF, but is he just deflecting blame from a bad movie? All that an ...…
 
On this week's show, I'm joined by Hannah Buchdahl of Blogtalkradio's Cinema Clash podcast to talk about Jennifer Garner's long-awaited (??) return to action flicks with PEPPERMINT! Was the wait worth it? Or is there nothing sweet about this comeback? Plus, the Academy decided to delay the controversial Best Popular Film category, but should it ...…
 
On this week's Cinema Royale it's a tale of two very different potential blockbusters. Hollywood has been buzzing about CRAZY RICH ASIANS and what it could mean to have the first all-Asian romantic comedy in years be a huge success, but does it actually live up to all of the hype? And what does its box office success this weekend mean? Plus, Ma ...…
 
Jason Statham needs a MUCH bigger boat! On this week's show we'll take a look at his prehistoric shark flick, THE MEG! Plus, a review of Spike Lee's racially-charged blaxploitation comedy, BLACKKKLANSMAN! Is this a return to form for the director of DO THE RIGHT THING and MALCOLM X? Flixist.com's Matt Razak joins me to talk about those films, p ...…
 
And we are back!! After taking a break to head to San Diego Comic-Con and deal with some other nagging concerns, Cinema Royale returns and of course there's another Disney film waiting to be reviewed. But first I'll fill you in on where I've been and why the show has been away for so long. My Comic-Con roomie Wilson Morales of Blackfilm.com wil ...…
 
The Coup frontman and SORRY TO BOTHER YOU director Boots Riley talks about his debut film, the influences behind it, and the politics of breaking into Hollywood!
 
Marvel's stranglehold on the summer continues with the tiniest Avengers of all, ANT-MAN & THE WASP! Following on the heels of the tremendous and vitally important INFINITY WAR, can Marvel's comedic sequel possibly compare? I'll be joined by Jeff Lyles of Lyles' Movie Files to talk about it and the future of the MCU! Plus, there's big news on Sc ...…
 
On this week's Cinema Royale it's all about two movies that arrive on opposite ends of the anticipation scale. First up, SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO is the sequel to 2015's intense film that nobody thought had more story to tell. Can Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro live up to the original and possibly build a franchise? Next is LEAVE NO TRACE ...…
 
Cinema Royale is joined by Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie to talk about LEAVE NO TRACE, the first film by Debra Granik since 2010's WINTER'S BONE. The film, which already has McKenzie being compared to Jennifer Lawrence, centers on a war veteran suffering from PTSD, and his daughter who have been living off the grid in the forests of Portland ...…
 
On this week's Cinema Royale, Blackfilm.com's WIlson Morales joins in to talk JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM and if the Jurassic period is indeed over. With San Diego Comic-Con right around the corner we'll talk about what to expect at Hall H, the Chris Hardwick controversy, and more! Plus news on the Star Wars spinoffs, The Last Jedi fan remak ...…
 
Cinema Royale is joined by director Silas Howard who talks about his new film A Kid Like Jake starring Jim Parsons, Claire Danes, and Octavia Spencer. The film follows a Brooklyn couple whose preschool aged son is showing signs of gender nonconformity. Howard talks about what drew him to the film, his career as a trans filmmaker and how the ind ...…
 
This week belongs to the villains as Cinema Royale takes a look at two movies centerd on criminals. The first is the anticipated all-female Ocean's 8 with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, and a costume budget bigger than any Avengers movie! Then, Jodie Foster and Dave Bautista lead another all-star cast in Drew Pearce's Hotel Arte ...…
 
Barry Keoghan joins Cinema Royale to talk about his starring role in American Animals, the new heist movie from writer/director Bart Layton that blurs the line between fact and fiction.
 
Ten years have passed since the first time I interviewed director Leigh Whannell, for a little horror film you may have heard of called SAW. Now he's back and more enthusiastic as I've ever seen him for his new movie, UPGRADE, a wild sci-fi revenge flick starring Logan Marshall-Green. Whannell talks with me about finally getting to make a movie ...…
 
It's another Star Wars weekend as Solo: A Star Wars Story flies into theaters. I won't be flying solo on this review, though, as my homie Chris Bumbray of Joblo.com and The Beard and the Bald podcast joins in to talk about the anticipated prequel. Plus we'll look at Paul Schrader's latest, First Reformed, starring Ethan Hawke as a priest suffer ...…
 
Paul Schrader, the legendary writer of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and others returns to his dark roots with First Reformed. Starring Ethan Hawke as a priest experiencing a crisis of faith, the film finds Schrader at his most challenging and controversial, but also at his best. Schrader took a few minutes to talk with me for an episode of Cinema ...…
 
Ryan Reynolds is back and suited up for DEADPOOL 2, the anticipated sequel to the highest-grossing R-rated comic book movie ever. But can this one top the bullet-riddled bloodsoaked heights of the original? And will there be a DEADPOOL 3 or just an X-FORCE movie? I'll be joined by Jeff Lyles of Lyles' Movie Files to talk about Deadpool's future ...…
 
After a welcome post-Infinity War break, Cinema Royale is back with a review of Melissa McCarthy's new comedy, LIFE OF THE PARTY! Hannah Buchdahl of the Cinema Clash podcast joins me to give the film a passing grade, or send it to detention with some of McCarthy's other comedies. Plus, I'll talk BILL & TED 3, new casting on Quentin Tarantino's ...…
 
"Dread it! Run from it! Destiny still arrives!" It's Avengers Day!!! Later tonight millions will be flocking into theaters for the long-awaited AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR! I've seen it, and so have my guests Jeffrey Lyles of Lyles' Movie Files and Matt Razak of Flixist, and we're going to talk about everything that worked, which heroes stood out, w ...…
 
On this week's Cinema Royale, I'm joined by Hannah Buchdahl, one half of the Cinema Clash podcast right here on Critical: The Movie Critics Network. We'll take a look at Amy Schumer's new comedy I FEEL PRETTY and if it's deserving of all the backlash it's been getting. Plus, Hannah will talk about the acclaimed drama THE RIDER because I still h ...…
 
On a special episode, Cinema Royale talks with Jason Liles, stunt performer and motion capture actor on his role as George the gorilla in RAMPAGE, the new action film starring Dwayne Johnson. Liles talks about his career, the extensive training he received from legends Andy Serkis and Terry Notary, and much more.…
 
On this week's Cinema Royale we'll take a look at two big films that already have people buzzing. First up is John Krasinski's A QUIET PLACE, a horror that has everybody too spooked to say a word. Plus, the teen sex comedy BLOCKERS may be one of the funniest movies of 2018, but is it as sex positive as it wants to be? We'll be joined by my homi ...…
 
On this week's show, me and Matt Razak of Flixist.com will dive into the Oasis and review Steven Spielberg's READY PLAYER ONE! Is too much turning back the clock a bad thing? Can Spielberg capture the magic of Ernest Cline's geeky pop culture novel? Plus, we'll look at the hilarious controversy surrounding Donald Glover's cancelled DEADPOOL ser ...…
 
On this week's show I'll be joined by my northern buddy Chris Bumbray of Joblo.clom and The Beard and the Bald podcast to review PACIFIC RIM UPRISING! Does the these giant robots need retooling without Guillermo Del Toro? Or is John Boyega enough to pilot this sequel to greatness? Chris will also hang around to talk about the TOMB RAIDER reboot ...…
 
There's so much going on this episode I don't know if I can fit it all in! I'll be joined fellow PDCer Roxana Hadadi to talk A WRINLKE IN TIME, Ava DuVernay's anticipated adaptation of the classic children's book. Does it live up to the hype? I have a feeling we won't see eye to eye on this one! Later, we'll talk about Disney's BLACK PANTHER, w ...…
 
It's the time of year when everybody you know is asking you, "So who is going to win Best Picture"? I'm as sick of it as you are, but it all ends this weekend with the 10hr+ Academy Awards. And before that happens I might as well answer the question, right? So here are my picks for every movie that will win in the categories anybody cares about ...…
 
I've just returned from my second trip to Wakanda, and now I think it's a good time to talk BLACK PANTHER! I'll be joined by my buddy, fellow WAFCA and BFCA member, and president of the Black Reel Awards, Tim Gordon, to talk about Marvel's first major film in years to feature a black superhero. We'll talk about the film and the potential cultur ...…
 
Not so fresh from Park City and recovered from a week long bout of the Sundance Flu, I can finally get back to the business of Cinema Royale! And on a week where the only new movie was Helen Mirren's WINCHESTER, which they didn't even bother to screen for us, it's as good a time as any to recap the best from Sundance! My home Chris Bumbray of J ...…
 
With the 2018 Sundance Film Festival right around the corner, it's time for me and Joblo.com's Chris Bumbray to rap about all of the movies that you'll be talking about for the rest of the year. Except we'll have seen them mad early. After freezing our asses off under tents. Plus we'll review PADDINGTON 2 and the return of the world's most lova ...…
 
As we get deeper into awards season now is the perfect time to talk with film director Paul McGuigan about his latest, FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL, which finds Annette Bening in possible Oscar-contending form again. She plays Hollywood star and Oscar winner Gloria Grahame, with Jamie Bell as her young lover Peter Turner, who cares for her ...…
 
Well, 2017 was quite a thing, wasn't it? I mean, thank goodness it's over because 2018 has to be less crazy, right? The one thing we can all agree on is what the best movies of the year were. Right? RIGHT!?!? Of course there will be no agreement here, but I'm going to countdown my 10 favorite movies of 2017 anyway! I may even do the entire top ...…
 
Before Santa comes barreling illegally down the chimney, Cinema Royale has a couple of gifts of its own under the tree. Rogerebert.com's Susan Wloszczyna joins me so we can perform a duet review of PITCH PERFECT 3! Then we do our due dilligence and review Steven Spielberg's THE POST because they'll murder us here in DC if we don't. Plus I'll gi ...…
 
Christmas has come early! STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is here and we've got a lot to talk about! I'll be joined by Flixist.com's Matt Razak to spoil EVERYTHING!!!! Okay no, we won't. Seriously, we will try not to ruin anything in our extreme excitement to talk Star Wars. No promises! I mean, that thing Kylo Ren does is sick! That lightsaber fight ...…
 
Can there be a really good, perhaps Oscars worthy movie about one of the worst movies ever? And can it be done by James Franco? This week on Cinema Royale I'll be reviewing James Franco's THE DISASTER ARTIST about the making of Tommy Wiseau's bizzare, atrocious THE ROOM! And I'll be saying "Oh hai Hannah Buchdahl" as the co-host of The Cinema C ...…
 
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