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This week on Cinemaholics, Jon Negroni and Will Ashton discuss the film Argyle, a new spy action comedy directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O'Hara, Henry Cavill, Sofia Boutella, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, John Cena, and Samuel L. Jackson. They delve into Vaughn's early career, his style, and the potential setup of a "Kingsman" cinematic universe. They also touch on the screenplay by Jason Fuchs and the audience reception of the film.

Argylle opened in theaters on February 2 through Universal Pictures and Apple Original Films.

Our intro music this week is “Ballin'” by Worldtraveller


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  • Matthew Vaughn's early career and filmmaking style
  • A cinematic universe for Kingsman?
  • Jason Fuchs' previous screenwriting credits
  • The bonkers opening scene of Argylle
  • Analyzing the premise of the film and audience reception
  • The visuals and budget of Argylle, as well as its box office performance and marketing
  • Some of the mixed reactions to the film and general audience reception
  • Influences from Die Hard and Lethal Weapon
  • Comparison to The Lost City
  • Tonal inconsistencies and opinions on the "twist"
  • Chemistry between Bryce Dallas Howard and Sam Rockwell
  • The overall cast and issues with writing/characterization
  • Movie length and pacing
  • Positive aspects of the film
  • Bryce Dallas Howard's acting/directing career
  • Vaughn's depiction of female characters
  • The film's length and climax
  • Reactions from critics and audiences
  • Future releases from Apple Original Films
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