It’s time to throw reality out the window (mostly) and get ‘Weird’

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Every week, Kristopher Pollard from Milwaukee Film and Radio Milwaukee’s Dori Zori talk about movies — because that’s what you do when you’re Cinebuds.

We’re getting weird this week on Cinebuds — Weird AL, that is! Yep, we watched Weird: The Al Yankovic Story so we can chat all about the man, the hair, the legend that is Weird Al.

The film is a biopic but also NOT a biopic. Fact and fiction blend seamlessly in this hilarious spoof on a spoofmaker’s spoofs. Plus, Harry Potter is in it! Confused? Just listen to the episode. We’ll clear it all up.

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The Cinebuds could watch ‘Wakanda Forever’ … well, for a long time

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Every week, Kristopher Pollard from Milwaukee Film and Radio Milwaukee’s Dori Zori talk about movies — because that’s what you do when you’re Cinebuds.

This week on Cinebuds, we have the pleasure of discussing one of the most anticipated sequels of all time!!

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever brings back all of your favorite characters from the first film, with one sad exception. The film deals with this loss in an incredible way, but it’s much more than that. It’s a cultural touchpoint for this era and a film you’ll want to see in the cinema.

Like always, we’ll also talk about what other awesome stuff we’ve been watching. Please like, share and subscribe to Cinebuds wherever you listen to podcasts! And join @cinebudspodcast on Instagram!


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Stephen King adaptation ‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’ sends mixed signals

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Every week, Kristopher Pollard from Milwaukee Film and Radio Milwaukee’s Dori Zori talk about movies — because that’s what you do when you’re Cinebuds.

This week on Cinebuds, we talk about the newest Stephen King adaptation, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone. Tune in only to see the new Cinebuds finally disagree! It’s a real bloodbath — if, by “bloodbath,” you mean that I slowly but surely come over to Dori’s way of thinking … more or less.

This story is one of friendship, revenge, technology (the titular “phone”) and ghostly messages. Is it scary? Is it heart-warming? Is there a bully that finally makes me more concerned for him than I am for the victim? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out.  

We also talk about all the other exciting stuff we have been watching and what we’re looking forward to! Please like, share and subscribe to Cinebuds anywhere you listen to podcasts. And don’t forget to follow @cinebudspodcast on Instagram!


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TÁR is a film that sticks with you after the credits roll

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Every week, Kristopher Pollard from Milwaukee Film and Radio Milwaukee’s Dori Zori talk about movies — because that’s what you do when you’re Cinebuds.

This week on Cinebuds, we talk about the new film TÁR with Cate Blanchett, which takes place in the world of orchestral conducting. But if you don’t happen to be immersed in that specific realm, no worries. What makes this movie is the story of someone at the top of their game and the fall from those heights.

Plus you’ve got Ms. Blanchett, who is one of the best actors we’ve got, playing a very complicated character and making it look easy. Award season has a contender here!

As usual, we’ll also talk about what else we’ve been watching. Listen below, and please like, share and subscribe to Cinebuds wherever you listen to your podcasts. Join us at @cinebudspodcast on Instagram, too. Thanks everyone.


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Is it worth spending your waking hours on ‘Moonage Daydream’?

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Every week, Kristopher Pollard from Milwaukee Film and Radio Milwaukee’s Dori Zori talk about movies — because that’s what you do when you’re Cinebuds.

On this week’s episode, an all-star music team talks about the Starman himself: David Bowie. More precisely, they talk about the new documentary from director Brett Morgen, Moonage Daydream.

Joining Dori this week to make it THREE buddies talking about cinema are 88Nine Music Director Erin Wolf and Milwaukee artist Dwellephant. They have plenty of thoughts about Morgen’s creative choices for his latest music documentary (he also directed Cobain: Montage of Heck), which were — in Dwellephant’s words — Bowie-esque.

The words “druggy” and “hallucinatory” make an appearance as we deliver a verdict on whether you need to be a big Bowie fan to connect with this unique movie. As always, we also talk about what’s getting attention from our eyeballs this week.

Don’t forget to share, like and subscribe to the podcast, and follow @cinebudspodcast on Instagram.


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Does Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’ nail it or come off a little too wooden?

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Every week, Kristopher Pollard from Milwaukee Film and Radio Milwaukee’s Dori Zori talk about movies — because that’s what you do when you’re Cinebuds.

This week on Cinebuds, we talk about Disney’s newest “classic animation turned live action but still also animation a bit,” Pinocchio. As a young puppet who also hopes to be a boy one day, you’d think this would be right up my alley. We’ll see.

It’s an often-remade story, with nearly a dozen incarnations over the years. But Disney’s 1940 version is the gold standard. Will the newbie live up to the original, or will it carve out a life of its own? (Nice one. Thanks!) We’ll break down our reactions to the film, and talk about what else we’ve been watching and what we’ll watch in the future (the Guillermo del Toro Pinocchio?).

Don’t forget to share, like and subscribe to the podcast, and follow @cinebudspodcast on Instagram for more WHITE HOT CONTENT!!


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It’s time to crown a new Cinebud and talk about ‘The Woman King’

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Every week, Kristopher Pollard from Milwaukee Film and a real-live, bona-fide, PERMANENT co-host talk about movies — because that’s what you do when you’re Cinebuds.

Well, the time has come. I’ve looked far. I’ve looked wide. I’ve looked far and wide. And I’ve finally found the right person to permanently co-host this show we call Cinebuds

The one. The only … DORI ZORI!

That’s right. THE Dori Zori. I am delighted she has, frankly, lowered herself to join me on the podcast. So let’s welcome her! I can’t think of a better film for us to start our new journey than THE WOMAN KING. Viola Davis! You need to hear more? Fine. 

Davis stars in this epic that has character, history, battles, dance, battles and also battles. It’s in theaters now, and that’s the only place you should consider watching it. Don’t believe us? Listen to our very compelling case below, then go see it and join us at @cinebudspodcast on Instagram to tell us what you thought.

Please like, subscribe and share our podcast everywhere. Make us famous! Or at least make me as famous as Dori!


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When you’re talking subpar movies, things can get reel bad

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Every week, Kristopher Pollard from Milwaukee Film and a mystery co-host talk about movies and maybe — just maybe — become Cinebuds.

We try to keep it positive on Cinebuds. We really do. But sometimes you gotta get the poison out, so this week’s episode is dedicated to bad movies! And joining me once again is artist extraordinaire Dwellephant!

Listen, we get it. This stuff is subjective. So we break things down a bit. Some films are thought widely to be bad, but you love them. Some are bad, and you know it, but you still love them.  Some, well, you don’t love them. In fact, they put a bee in your bonnet! Good-bad, bad-bad, double-dipped bad — all are welcome.

No matter the category of “bad,” we spill the tea, talk the trash and burn all the bridges in sight in this one. OK, it’s actually pretty tame if I’m being honest. But take a listen below, and then join us at @cinebudspodcast on Instagram to tell us what bad movies you love!

And don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to Cinebuds far and wide. Make me internationally known, please!


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Salve Regina: Can Hall’s performance in ‘Honk for Jesus’ save the film?

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Every week, Kristopher Pollard from Milwaukee Film and a mystery co-host talk about movies and maybe — just maybe — become Cinebuds.

This week I’m joined by a local artist, legend and enigma (yes, wrapped in a riddle, obviously): Dwellephant! He and I talk about the new film, Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul.

The feature film debut from twin filmmakers Adamma (director) and Adanne (producer) Ebo — and co-produced by Daniel Kaluuya and Jordan Peele (not too shabby!) — is a satire of the megachurch culture and all that comes with it. Played brilliantly by the amazing Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown, the very wealthy preacher and his wife take a hit after a huge scandal in the church. We follow them in this half-mockumentary as they try to stage their comeback.

We almost abandon the chat about the movie altogether and just start spouting pure praise (pun intended) for Hall, who we both have huge admiration for. Duh. Ah-men. We also discuss what else we’ve been watching and how cool we are in general.

Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to Cinebuds anywhere you listen to podcasts; visit radiomilwaukee.org/podcasts for more episodes; and follow @cinebudspodcast on Instagram!


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The Cinebuds sing the praises of music documentaries

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Every week, Kristopher Pollard from Milwaukee Film and a mystery co-host talk about movies and maybe — just maybe — become Cinebuds.

This week, we talk about music documentaries. And who better to pair with on this topic than the music maven of Milwaukee: Dori Zori!

Dori and I discuss some of our favorite music docs, and what makes them so inspirational and compelling. Is it just learning the most you can about your favorite acts, or is there more to these films than fanning out? We also get to know a little bit more about Mrs. Zori’s movie preferences (spoiler alert: We’re both ’80s babies).

Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to “Cinebuds” anywhere you listen to podcasts; visit radiomilwaukee.org/podcasts for more episodes; and follow @cinebudspodcast on Instagram!


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