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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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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!

Sep 18, 2019

The Filmlosophers take a nose dive headfirst into the world of veterans and vagrancy with a deeper look at Sylvester Stallone’s 1982 action film, First Blood. The guys dissect the work of author David Morrell and his novel adapted into the cinematic work that started a 37 year franchise. The idea of Rambo holds thoughts of guns and explosions (and definitely body counts), but what happens if you take a closer look at the film that started it all? The Dynamic Duo do just that, and dig deep into not only the impact First Blood had in the cinematic world, but even it’s implications about the treatment of Vets in the U.S., even to this day! Tune in to find out how deep we dive in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Sep 13, 2019
The Filmlosophers do it real big as they record LIVE and talk to some great guests at Crocker Con 2019! Spencer was so excited, he couldn't stop singing. The Guys sit back and discuss all that makes a Con a Con, and have a few friends along the way to share their thoughts. The fun never stops with amigos such as Short Nerdy Cosplayer Jay to Dennis from Graphic Novel Explorer's Club, to even a visit from YouTube sensation and incredible Maker, Odin Makes! So grab some popcorn, toss aside the homework, and tune in to a new and exciting episode of Extra Credit!
 
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Sep 11, 2019

The Filmlosophers pull out the party hats and grab the noise makers as they celebrate the 80th anniversary of the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz. The guys take some time out of the chaos of their soon-to-be fall season to discuss the technicolor wonder, and it’s oddity of a sequel, 1985’s Return to Oz. Does the weirdness and aroma of 80’s nostalgia change the pleasant vibes of its predecessor? Or do the familial memories and catchy tunes keep the beauty and wonder of The Wizard of Oz from turning entirely grey? Tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Sep 5, 2019

The Filmlosophers have returned to drink coffee and wage war on movie trailers, as well as discuss why the ending of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark confused Spencer. Nestled back at the incredible Oblivion Comics & Coffee, the Duo pull up a chair, grab their coffees and pastries, and discuss why Hollywood can't put out a decent trailers anymore. Like, are we the only ones seeing this problem? It's an epidemic! We also take some time to untangle some of the mess left behind by Scary Stories to tell in the Dark! Grab some popcorn, toss aside the homework, and tune in to a new and exciting episode of Extra Credit!

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Sep 4, 2019

The Filmlosophers face their deepest and darkest fears, and talk about the real dangers with Stephen King’s It: Chapter Two. The Terrible Two delve into the latest horror tale of Pennywise that has been highly anticipated by fans worldwide. Does the return of the Dancing Clown mean the return to form for Director Andy Muschietti? Or will the efforts to appease King fans create a bit of confusion for the Knowledgeable Nerds? Tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Aug 28, 2019

The Filmlosophers get down into the drains and exhume a blast from the past with the 1990 TV miniseries, It. In preparation for the upcoming sequel It: Chapter 2, the Terrible Two embark on a journey down memory lane to discuss the mini-series that had a wide spectrum of both critics and fans alike. As the guys dive deep into the tale of the killer Clown, how will they emerge once they come to the surface? Will they find themselves falling back in love with a horror classic, or will the tables turn and create the monsters they have come to loathe: Haters? Tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Aug 21, 2019

The Filmlosophers question the decisions of their lives as they discuss the recently lamented film out of Nick Jr., Dora and the Lost City of Gold. This time, Spencer dictates the conversation in this rare instance of a shellshocked Eddie, as the Pair reflect on their experience with the children’s movie. As tempers heat up and words fly, can the guys' friendship last as they sift through the rubble of what makes up this film? Or will the guys figure out where the film actually went wrong, and tear these two lifelong friends apart? Tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Aug 14, 2019

The Filmlosophers leave the lights on to discuss Guillermo del Toro’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The Duo pull up their lawn chairs and gather ‘round the campfire as they weave their thoughts around this homage to the 1981 smash hit book series. With one of them being a huge horror fan, and the other a huge cynic, how does this film measure up? Does it ring the bells with fear and excitement, or bring down the house with just another novel adaptation cash grab? Tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Aug 7, 2019

The Filmlosophers drives the getaway car to find out our thoughts on the latest entry into the car-racing franchise, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. The Pair race through memory lane to recall the origin of the franchise and compare it to the offering in theaters today. Carrying the torch in this spin-off film, we get a chance to see the comedic chemistry between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Does the film, however, breathe new life into a stale franchise that has fans teetering on its future? Or does it take out its own brakes and tanker the rest of this street-car saga off the cliff? Tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Aug 2, 2019

The Filmlosophers take the show on the road...or at least, outside, for a fun and strange opportunity to talk Netflix's Strangers Things! Nestled at the incredible Oblivion Comics & Coffee, the Duo pull up a chair, grab their coffees and pastries, and discuss the latest season of the hit sci-fi streaming show! Does this season do the last two justice? How much does Spencer like Hopper? What does that end credit scene mean? Grab some popcorn, toss aside the homework, and tune in to a new and exciting episode of Extra Credit!

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Jul 31, 2019

The Filmlosophers get the skinny on the latest film from director Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. The Duo travel back to groovier days to discuss Tarantino’s latest “magnum opus.” Does the film, however, epitomize the truest sense of Tarantino’s career? Or does it take what’s left of it and miss the boat entirely? Tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jul 24, 2019

The Filmlosophers go back in time and rock out as they welcome Video Game Bang! Host, Cory Vincent, to discuss Danny Boyle’s Yesterday. Coming off as a huge sleeper film, the guys take the time to reminisce on the cultural icons that were and are The Beatles in this latest flick. Does the film, however, give proper homage to the famed rock group? Or does it smear the legends all over Abbey Road? Tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jul 17, 2019

The Filmlosophers test their allegiance to each other, and throw down the gauntlet in a battle of MOVIE TRIVIA! The questions, however, aren’t your simple, everyday run-of-the-mill movie questions. Nope, we decided to take things up a notch (Emeril style) and take our own friendship as the inspiration of our questions! How well do the Dynamic Duo of movies know each other? Tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jul 10, 2019

The Filmlosophers take a walk through San Francisco and discover the latest independent film to come out of the Bay Area, The Last Black Man in San Francisco. Winner of several awards at the Sundance Film Festival, and birthed out of visionary writer/director Joe Talbot, this impressive film gives moviegoers a glimpse of the beauty and economic confusion that is San Francisco. As moving as this film is, however, does it hold its own against the many other independent films starting to come out of California’s Bay Area? Tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jul 3, 2019

The Filmlosophers web-sling their way into discussing Sony’s latest sequel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Far from Home. This iteration of the Wallcrawler closes out the Third Phase of the franchise, as well as capping the 10-year long saga many have come to know and love. But does this latest serving from Sony offer up something “Thor-worthy,” or does it fall flat on the pavement? Tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jun 26, 2019

The Filmlosophers revisit their old toy chest and review the latest entry in the Disney-Pixar powerhouse franchise, Toy Story 4. With Josh Cooley's directorial debut, this animated feature will have the crew reaching back into their past and feeling old in tonight’s discussion. Does it live up to its previous films? Is Disney-Pixar trying to make one last cash grab? Is the team still surviving without Chad? Tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

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Jun 19, 2019

The Filmlosophers take on the universal mystery of why we saw this movie in the first place with Men In Black: International (2019). This latest entry in the Men In Black franchise has the team shaking their heads as they discuss the vibe and creative direction this out-of-this-world film takes. Are the powerhouse performers Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth enough to help launch this Arquillian space cruiser, or is this film a doomed Boglidite? Tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jun 12, 2019

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, band together to keep from falling apart at the seams with this week’s review of Dark Phoenix (2019). The final installment of Fox’s nearly 20-year-long X-Men film series (since New Mutants may or may not ever release in 2020) tackles the comic book franchise’s most popular storyline and tries to fix some of what went wrong in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).

Directed and written by Simon Kinberg, the film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Give us a few minutes of your time, and we’ll let you know if that huge stable of talent pulled out a win...or if that cosmic bird needs another attempt at rebirth someday.

Jun 5, 2019

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, knock over a few buildings while saving the world with this week’s review of Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). As the third installment of Warner Bros. MonsterVerse, the film presents some of the famous kaiju’s most fearsome opponents while setting up the additional mythology leading up to next year’s Godzilla vs. Kong.

Directed by Michael Dougherty, the film stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O'Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Zhang Ziyi and a bunch of monsters “as themselves.” Intrigued? Give us a listen!

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