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The Filmlosophers

The gentleman's post-credits discourse. Enthusiastic and tactful, hosts Eddie Villanueva and Chad Riley offer candid observations about current events in the movie industry, film reviews and various other movie buff sundries. When the lights come up, the conversation goes down.
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Now displaying: May, 2016
May 25, 2016

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva and Chad Riley, welcome guest host Hannah Porter and evaluate the latest from director Shane Black, a neo-noir buddy comedy called The Nice Guys (2016). Does the Rotten Tomatoes "Certified Fresh" classification fly with the crew? More importantly, would the unexpected comedy duo of Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling succeed in another film genre?

This week's news items include a press announcement for a new Halloween film from the mind of John Carpenter, reactions to the first teaser trailer for Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast (2017) and a smashing update from Mark Ruffalo on the Hulk's role in Thor: Raganok (2017).

May 18, 2016

Cult classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, making now the perfect time for The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva and Chad Riley, to discuss its fourth wall breaking tendencies. The analysis covers multiple aspects of the film's successful formula, including the multiple ways in which Ferris addresses the audience directly and its iconic post-credits ending.

News items for this installment include growing revenues for Captain America: Civil War (2016), leaked character names and photos from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and a new collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow tentatively titled Powerhouse.

May 11, 2016

The Filmlosophers Eddie Villanueva and Chad Riley welcome VideoGame BANG! co-hosts Cory Vincent and Aaron Carter for a detailed review and breakdown of Captain America: Civil War (2016). Who stands with Team Cap, who favors Team Iron Man, and who wants to assemble Team Black Panther?

News items include updates on the Deadpool (2016) DVD release and Ryan Reynolds' cameo voiceover on the ScreenJunkies Honest Trailer, the start of the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival featuring jurists George Miller, Kirsten Dunst, Mads Mikkelson and Donald Sutherland, and the Nerdist Captain America marathon at El Capitan Theater with some interesting spoiler comments from Sebastian Stan, the cinematic Winter Soldier.

May 4, 2016

In preparation for Captain America: Civil War, Filmlosophers Eddie Villanueva and Chad Riley discuss the fan-favorite (and critically endorsed) second installment in the series, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). From the balanced storytelling to the compelling musical score, no stone is left unturned in this evaluation of one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's most acclaimed properties to date.

The team also discusses Space Jam 2 (2017) news, the "creative differences" that caused Seth Grahame-Smith to leave The Flash (2018), Cable news for Deadpool 2 (2017) and a foreign box office power play from Captain America: Civil War (2016). 

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