Cinemaholics #45: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle And The Greatest Showman Review

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Fire up your off-brand Nintendo gaming systems, because the Cinemaholics are back this week to review Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Greatest Showman, your two new releases for getting through the holiday weekend.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black and is a reboot/sequel of the original Jumanji starring the late Robin Williams, which came out in 1995. Instead of a magical board game where animals come to life and wreak havoc though, the teen characters of Welcome to the Jungle are transported into a video game world that’s far deadlier, where they must traverse a dangerous high-fantasy jungle in order to get back home.

Being a double-feature episode, we also review The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson. Based incredibly loosely on vague events from the life of P.T. Barnum, this show-stopping musical tells the glamorized version of how Barnum invented the three-ring circus.

Later in the podcast, the Cinemaholics talk about some other films and shows they’ve been watching. Jon discusses one of his favorite movies of the year: Call Me By Your Name and one of his new favorite shows, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime Video. Also, Will finally shares his thoughts on Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, while everyone chimes in to discuss The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

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