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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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The king is here! On this episode of Cinema Royale I'll be joined by Ignorant Bliss host and fellow Punch Drunk Critic, Julian Lytle, to review my most anticipated movie of 2017, KONG: SKULL ISLAND! Was it worthy of the true king of the... more

Bub, the baddest X-Man of them all is calling it a day, but is LOGAN the R-Rated swan song Hugh Jackman's Wolverine deserves? Of course we're going to be talking about the final X-Men flick to feature Jackman and Patrick Stewart's... more

On this episode of Cinema Royale I dial up my northern homie Chris Bumbray of Joblo.com to talk about a movie we both saw at Sundance, Jordan Peele's GET OUT! Hopefully we both remember something about it. It was kinda late. Plus,... more

There's no better way for a critic to thoroughly humiliate himself than with their Oscars picks. And that's what I've chosen to do on this episode of Cinema Royale. I'll put on my swamee hat and predict who the winners of the 2017... more

The mission for this episode of Cinema Royale? To help you decide what to see on Valentine's Day. Guys, how much will she hate you for dragging her to see John Wick: Chapter 2? "But it's got Keanu!", you'll plead desperately. That... more

Having avoided the annual Sundance Flu for now, I'm inviting my Punch Drunk Critics colleague Mae Abdulbaki to recap this year's Sundance Film Festival with me! Together we saw a ton of great films, but which ones have the chance... more

Something happened while I was away at Sundance....OH YEAH! THE OSCAR NOMINATIONS!! Cinema Royale will be joined by fellow Critical host, Joanna Langfield of The Movie Minute, to talk about who got in, who got snubbed, who... more

Less than two weeks before my annual trip to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, Cinema Royale will be joined by Joblo.com's Christopher Bumbray to talk about the most anticipated movies at the festival Robert Redford built. Plus, we'll... more

The title says it all, doesn't it? On the final Cinema Royale of 2016 I'll reveal the best movies of 2016! Did your favorite make the cut? Or did it end up on my worsts list? There's only one way to find out, isn't there? Tune in to Cinema... more