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The Filmlosophers

The gentleman's post-credits discourse. Enthusiastic and tactful, hosts Eddie Villanueva, Spencer Williams 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 conversations goes down.
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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 28, 2018

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, try to process all the emotions left behind in the wake of Avengers: Infinity War (2018) with this SPOILER-FREE review. While you won’t find a laundry list of who lives and who dies, you will get a sense of some of the film’s standout characters and who to watch. Of course, a movie with this many characters and the highest stakes we’ve yet seen from the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to generate a lot of commentary... and leave you with all the feels.

Apr 25, 2018

In this bonus episode, we discuss how much of a jerk move is it to spoil a movie for people, and whether or not Spencer really knows what "Rosebud" actually is.

Stick around and join the conversation as we are barely able to contain ourselves! So pull up a chair, and prepare for some bonus hilarity in "Extra Credit!"

If you're wanting a bit more context, head over to our main episode, Lesson 110, where this bonus episode invades from!

Apr 25, 2018

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, let their geek flag fly with this week’s preview of Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring every major A-list performer in the world - or at least the Marvel Cinematic Universe - the film marks the culmination of a decade of storytelling and offers viewers with their first in-depth look at the MCU’s “big bad,” Thanos. To prep for this weekend’s extravaganza, we’re taking a sweeping look at what’s worked thus far for Marvel Studios, what we think we should expect from this film and how many theaters we’re planning to visit over the weekend.

Who lives? Who dies? What could possibly turn the MCU on its head and set up a whole new framework for new stories to come? We have your first look!

Apr 18, 2018

In this week's bonus episode, the guys attempt to find better video games to adapt to film, and, ultimately, fight against the almighty power on the show: The Soundboard!

Stick around and join the conversation as we are barely able to contain ourselves! So pull up a chair, and prepare for some bonus hilarity in "Extra Credit!"

If you're wanting a bit more context, head over to our main episode, Lesson 109, where this bonus episode stomps in from!

Apr 18, 2018

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, are taking it to the streets of Chicago with this week’s review of Rampage (2018). Directed by Brad Peyton, the film marks his third collaboration with megastar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, after Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) and San Andreas (2015). Based loosely off the 1986 video game series of the same name, Rampage marks the second film this year to be adapted from a video game after March’s Tomb Raider adaptation.

Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance and shares an unshakable bond with George, an extraordinarily intelligent, incredibly rare albino silverback gorilla. When a rogue genetic experiment causes George to mutate into a raging creature of enormous size, Okoye teams with discredited geneticist Kate Caldwell (played by Naomie Harris) to secure an antidote. Together, they fight their way through an ever-changing battlefield to halt a global catastrophe and save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

Apr 11, 2018

Welcome back to our bonus episode, ready to dish out some "Extra Credit!" In this episode, we discuss some pertinent things to consider before deciding to go see the film, A Quiet Place (2018). Not every theater experience is the same, and interestingly enough, your theater actually plays a HUGE role in how you'll experience this film.

So join us as we have fun descending slowly into madness, as we pull ourselves up for some bonus hilarity in "Extra Credit!"

If you're wanting a bit more context, head over to our main episode, Lesson 108, where this bonus episode sneaks in from!

Apr 11, 2018

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, brush up on their sign language skills with this week’s review of A Quiet Place (2018). The film marks actor John Krasinski’s third time in the director’s chair and provides a captivating glimpse into the challenges of life in a world where humans have become prey to creatures from the great beyond that use sound to hunt for their victims. Also starring Krasinski’s wife, Emily Blunt, and featuring VFX from Industrial Light & Magic, you just might want to hold your breath during this family-centric survival tale.

Originally conceived as a potential component of the now-anthological Cloverfield universe franchise spawned by JJ Abrams, A Quiet Place instead stands alone on its own merits. Judging by initial audience reactions, which have been largely positive, this decision may be to its benefit even if it prevents the film from making more money during its theatrical run.

Apr 4, 2018

Welcome to our first episode of bonus content, as we are here to offer up some "Extra Credit!" In our first episode, we fall deeper into the rabbit hole of Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), as Chad notes the geological issues he had with the film. All the while, Spencer and Eddie are pulling what's left of their hair still contemplating the results of this project.

So join us as we have fun descending slowly into madness, as we pull ourselves up for some bonus hilarity in "Extra Credit!"

If you're a little lost, head over and check out our main episode, Lesson 107, where this bonus episode stems from!

Apr 4, 2018

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, re-enter the drift - and lose a few brain cells in the process - with this week’s review of Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018). Set ten years after the Guillermo del Toro-directed first film, this installment stars John Boyega as the son of the late Stacker Pentecost (played by Idris Elba) and features only a few returning performers (Charlie Day, Burn Gorman and Rinko Kikuchi). The bulk of the film is devoted to a new group of Jaeger pilot recruits and a small fortune spent on digital effects.

With the breach beneath the Pacific Ocean sealed after the first film, one might ask what causes the massive kaiju monsters to return and battle Earth’s building-sized Jaegers once more? The answers might surprise you (or not).

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