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The Filmlosophers

The gentleman's post-credits discourse. Enthusiastic and tactful, hosts Eddie Villanueva and Spencer Williams 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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Feb 19, 2020

The Filmlosophers lace up their cross trainers and go for a run on the latest video game film to make its way to the big screen, Sonic the Hedgehog. The Rapid Romeos take on the task of critiquing what started out as a Hollywood CG mess. Did the dumpster fire of a first trailer foreshadow what was delivered to fans around the world? Or did the quick work and redesigns of our beloved “Blue Devil” offer a new sense of redemption not seen by movie fans until now? Grab your Gatorade and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

 

Feb 12, 2020

The Filmlosophers don their high-heeled boots and break out their mallets for the latest film coming out of WB and DC, Birds of Prey. The Salacious Sparrows discuss the cinematic endeavors of continuing the building of the DCEU, and showcasing the female side of their rosters. Does Birds of Prey deliver a breath of fresh air from the stale offerings out of DC’s “Holy Trinity” flicks? Or does this turkey fall right out of the sky and on to our plates for criticism? Grab your bats and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Feb 5, 2020

The Filmlosophers are left restless and stay awake all night after watching one of the first horror films of 2020, Gretel & Hansel. The Ferocious Fellas embark on a journey of discovery as they dissect the latest offering of fear and intelligence. Does Gretel & Hansel showcase the impeccable wonder of a new subgenre of Horror? Or is this another one that suffers from the early year drop curse? Grab your breadcrumbs and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jan 29, 2020

The Filmlosophers have a spot of tea and brutality as they discuss the latest selection to come from filmmaker Guy Ritchie, The Gentlemen. The Cantankerous Compadres take their time pulling apart the unique vision and filming style of the man that introduced the world to the allure of London’s underbelly in cinema. Does this film mark the return to form for Ritchie and his gangster films? Or does this whole new world fall out of the sky and on its face? Grab your pistols and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jan 22, 2020

The Filmlosophers bring the heat and recite mantras as they drive head first into the latest Bad Boys installment, Bad Boys for Life. Taking on the trilogy franchise that spans the course of 24 years, the Dangerous Dudes give their differing opinions on whether it was successful or not. Have theaters become inundated with too many cash-grabbing franchises that need to end? Or are we still on the cusp of still finding diamonds in the rough with filmmaking? Grab your scripts and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jan 15, 2020

The Filmlosophers are joined in the trenches by Videogame BANG!’s very own Emma Skies to talk about the Oscar-nominated war epic, 1917. As the new year starts to strike up the band with this incredible piece of cinematic art, the Tremendous Trifecta discuss the unique perspective 1917 has for its audiences. Has the long take begun to overload the senses of moviegoers? Or have we yet to scratch the surface of this auspicious yet elusive technique among filmmakers? Grab your wide angle lenses and your notepads, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jan 8, 2020

The Filmlosophers creepily crawl their way from the theaters and into the studio to discuss the first horror film of 2020, The Grudge. Taking a chance on the reboot- wait, side story sequel (sidequel) of the massively successful horror film of 2004, the Tenacious Titans grab some popcorn and endure the latest from director Nicolas Pesce. How does this film fare in comparison to the original reboot? Is it terrifying like its predecessor, or terrifyingly awful? Grab your popcorn and your notepads, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jan 1, 2020

The Filmlosophers celebrate 200 EPISODES with a bang, as they bring together a star-studded ensemble of guests to discuss the best films of the decade! The Fantastic Four come to create a omega-level front on deciphering the outstanding films of the last ten years. As the decade comes to a close, the Dazzling Dudes determine which movies made the grade, and which ones hold a special place in their heart! So grab your popcorn and your notepads, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

 

Dec 25, 2019

The Filmlosophers spare no expense and bring back Travis and the gift of our unfiltered spoiler-filled thoughts on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The Glad Tiding Trio break out the joy of their opinions on the latest installment of the sci-fi franchise that’s changed the world for the last 42 years! With all the speculation and rumors surrounding the film, do the Holiday Hunks take the side of the mainstream crowds, or do they forge their own opinions and find a star amidst the sky? Grab your lightsabers and your notepads, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 18, 2019

The Filmlosophers brave new and uncharted territory, and come out more confused than ever after a conversation over The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978). The Cinematic Kringles don their holiday thinking caps to decipher one of the Star Wars franchise best kept secrets! From four-armed cooks to drinking out of holes in their heads, the guys determine if Life Day is a time to celebrate with a classic TV special, or a moment in cinematic history that most -including George Lucas- would die? Grab your “proton pack” and your notepads, Wookies, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 11, 2019

The Filmlosophers are joined by Travis Cook to traverse the galaxy in the education of a galaxy far, far away, talking about the Star Wars franchise. In preparation of the upcoming film, the Twilekian Trio careen down the Kessel Run to present their Crash Course in all things Star Wars! From Jedi’s to Gungans, the guys discuss the franchise that has lived in the hearts of fans for over 40 years, and even throw out a few theories as to where the latest film will go. But will they agree on each other's perspectives? Grab your Ewoks and your notepads, Nerfherders, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 4, 2019

The Filmlosophers let it go as the temperature rises while talking about Disney’s Frozen 2. The Frozen Fellas catch the sequel that followed the wildly successful 2013 film, but did they suffer too much in the name of film reviews? Can the Duo find the progression and growth in the House of Mouse with this film, or does it only highlight the true lessons that Disney has learned when it comes to cultural diversity? Grab your lutefisk and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Nov 27, 2019

The Filmlosophers are talking turkey -and murder!- as they talk about the much anticipated Rian Johnson murder mystery film, Knives Out. The day of thanks is almost upon us, but are the Diligent Dudes thankful for this modern take of a whodunnit? Did the guys follow the trail of clues to find the glorious reward at the end, or were they snuffed by another goose hunt of a promise for something great? Grab your magnifying glass and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Nov 20, 2019

The Filmlosophers are earning their stripes as they are joined by The Capeless Crusaders Amy LaBelle to talk about Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit. As the Tumultuous Trio discuss the highs and lows of the film, do they find the film offensive or award-worthy? Will Jojo Rabbit and Taika create a new sense of wonder in this unique journey, or will it fall short of true satirical parody? Grab your popcorn and your notepad, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Nov 13, 2019

The Filmlosophers are back for a walk in the hedge maze as they take on a conversation of the sequel to 1980’s The Shining, Doctor Sleep. With it being one of the most anticipated films of 2019, the Creepy Compadres take a deeper look at Dan Torrance and his unique power in this Stephen King adaptation. But how does this film stack up as a successful follow-up to the 1980 classic film? Does the film suffer from a bad case of fan-service and Hollywoodism, or will we see a King adaptation clearly get the attention it deserves? Grab your popcorn and your notepad, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Also, check out our Extra Life stream with our friends this Saturday as we help raise funds for our local children's hospital over at Twitch!

Oct 30, 2019

The Filmlosophers ghoulishly prepare for next week’s film Dr. Sleep by watching it’s prequel, Stanley Kubrick’s 1980’s Horror classic, The Shining. The film that has been widely regarded as Stephen King’s most hated adaptation takes over the show today, bringing a unique take from both of our Brooding Buddies. Does the film have enough of a hold in the Horror world to still stand the test of time? Has the film that has been so enigmatically torn apart and scrutinized finally become a husk of its former self? Grab your axe and typewriter, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

 

Oct 25, 2019

The Filmlosophers take a break from their coffee's to come to the stark reality that Spencer may ACTUALLY like Horror films now! Spencer's journey has been a whirlwind of a ride, and the train ain't stopping yet the Horrific Homies discuss their latest ghoulish offering, 2010's Insidious. Has the Halloween Grinch finally found his holiday cheer? Has the wonderful sounds of screams and scares give Spencer enough pull to bring him to the dark side? Grab some popcorn, put down your crucifix's and holy water, and tune in to a new and exciting episode of Extra Credit!

 
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Oct 23, 2019

The Filmlosophers crawl creepily as they discuss the unique arachnophobic nightmare of Micah Gallo’s Itsy Bitsy. The Webbing Wonders gather their wits and face their fears as they discuss the independent film that just dropped. The film creates a strong sense of familiarity in horror films past, but the connection is strong enough to call it something unique? Does the artistry and creativity of the storytelling and practical effects give fans something new they’ve been craving, or do the loose ends and CG fail to bring that level of expertise we should be expecting? Bring your bug catchers and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Oct 19, 2019

The Filmlosophers barely hold their coffees as they discuss the Horror films Spencer has seen, and the lies he's been hiding! Jumping headfirst into Spencer's viewing challenge for the month of October, the Horrific Hounds discuss some holiday classics like 2003's Identity and 2007's Trick r' Treat. Amidst the conversation, Spencer makes some stunning revelations that may test the very fabric of the teams friendship. So grab some popcorn, put down your masks and makeup, and tune in to a new and exciting episode of Extra Credit!

 
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Oct 16, 2019

The Filmlosophers celebrate the Halloween season (and a birthday) with a nostalgic review of The Nightmare Before Christmas. The Boo Brothers take a stroll down memory lane and rewatch the film that took our breath away...or at least, Eddie’s. Will the revelation that Spencer has never seen it blow your mind? Will Spencer’s Grinchy heart melt to the sounds of the musical wonder that is The Nightmare Before Christmas? Don your best skeleton costume and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Oct 11, 2019
The Filmlosophers sip their coffees (and cider) as they explore the wonder of Halloween! Well into the Autumn season, the Fall Fellas chat about their personal views of Halloween, and how Spencer has become the Halloween Grinch. From dress-up to holiday goodies, everything is laid out on the table to find where the root of his distain originates. Plans are made, insults are thrown and a truce is forged in this latest war of words! So grab some popcorn, put down your masks and makeup, and tune in to a new and exciting episode of Extra Credit!
 
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Oct 9, 2019

The Filmlosophers dance gracefully as they discuss the polarizing cinematic experience of Todd Phillip’s Joker. The Cantankerous Capers pull out all the shots and draw up their opinions about a film that has sparked conversation everywhere. In our day and age, how will this film hold up against the critics and fans alike? Are we prepared to take a film such as this as the artistic piece it sets out to be, or does it only bring to light the irresponsibility of Hollywood and filmmakers? Bring your grease paint and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Oct 6, 2019
The Filmlosophers voice their concerns as Spencer divulges what really rubbed him the wrong way with It Chapter Two! Back at the Honeycomb Hideout, a.k.a. the incredible Oblivion Comics & Coffee, the Perilous Pair pull up a chair, grab their coffees and reveal some of the more disturbing parts of the film, with a bit of spoilery fun. There are just some things that don't fit in this modern age, and Spence is calling out the filmmakers and studios to make it right! So, grab some popcorn, put down the grease make-up, and tune in to a new and exciting episode of Extra Credit!

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Oct 2, 2019

The Filmlosophers swap roles as Spencer jumps in the driver’s seat to discuss the franchise that redefined time travel films, the Back to the Future Trilogy. The DeLorean Dynamos, joined by friend and longtime listener to the show, Marcus, buckle up and reminisce on the cultural, cinematic and even scientific impact of the films that took the world by storm over three decades ago. We take a deep dive and ask the hard questions: how do the films measure up today? Does the franchise and all its theories about time travel still hold water? Or -much like Professor Hulk pointed out in Avengers: Endgame- has the explanation of it been wrong all along? Tune in to find out what we think in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Sep 25, 2019

The Filmlosophers leave a bloody trail behind them as they discuss the last film in the 37-year Action franchise, Rambo: Last Blood. The Strapping Cinephiles pull up their bootstraps and take a stab at sifting their thoughts from the rubble of the film that caps a 37 year long journey. In comparison to the first film in the series, First Blood, how does Last Blood measure up? Does Sylvester Stallone bring the nostalgia with a return to form for the series, or does the film reek of just another franchise entry cash grab? Tune in -and wear your raincoats- to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

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