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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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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!

May 29, 2019

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, wonder if there’s anything good left in the world after viewing Brightburn (2019). The highly anticipated film, produced by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, mashes up the superhero and horror movie genres by posing the simple question: what if Superman wasn’t a good guy, even as a child?

Directed by David Yarovesky, the film stars Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, and Meredith Hagner. It debuted to mixed reviews and a modest box office haul, but we think you’ll be very interested to hear where we stand...

May 22, 2019

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, scramble to find weapons in every corner with this week’s review of John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum (2019). The adrenaline-fueled “gun fu” action flick closes out the first trilogy of Chad Stahelski’s relentless series with stars Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston and Ian McShane.

Parabellum continues the saga of titular character John Wick’s merc marathon run as he tries to elude death from every assassin in the world after being declared “excommunicado” by the High Table. With a fourth chapter already green-lit, it’s obvious that the film series is here for the long haul...but can you stomach the violence long enough to reach the end?

May 15, 2019

With Eddie out of the office for a week, Filmlosophers Spencer Williams and Chad Riley do a bit of a duet with this week's review of Detective Pikachu (2019). Starring Ryan Reynold, Justice Smith, Bill Nighy and a whole host of Pokemon characters who've made the transition from cartoon to live action.

With a healthy mix of franchise knowledge (Spencer) and no knowledge at all (Chad), we take a look at how this video game adaptation rates in comparison to other nominally successful properties.

May 1, 2019

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, drag their sorry carcasses out of the theater after repeat viewings of Avengers: Endgame (2019). After 18 previous episodes dedicated to Marvel Cinematic Universe films, everything culminates in this week’s review of the Infinity Saga closeout that rocketed to more than $1 billion at the global box office in record time.

Endgame brings the initial 22-film run of the MCU to a point of closure and rebirth, and we’ve assembled all of our brain cells to recount in spoiler-ridden fashion all three hours and five minutes of the film. If you haven’t seen it yet, listen at your own risk - you’ve been spoiler alerted!

Apr 24, 2019

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, head back to the start of the infinity loop with this week’s review of Jon Favreau’s Iron Man (2008). The film marked the first official entry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, established Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/Iron Man as a household name and paved the road toward this week’s Infinity Saga culmination, Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Also starring Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges and Clark Gregg, Iron Man set a new standard for superhero blockbusters and initiated one of the most unique multi-franchise undertakings in the history of cinema.

Apr 17, 2019

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, try desperately to escape the flames of the underworld with this week’s review of Hellboy (2019). The remake stars David Harbour from “Stranger Things” alongside Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich, Danial Dae Kim and a whole lot of CGI.

Unfortunately, this slow burning garbage fire of a film is too relentlessly unquenchable even for us. The good news is that we suffered through it so you don’t have to.

Apr 10, 2019

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, tackle the debate of the modern era with this week’s evaluation of the Netflix effect...and a “mini-review” of one of the streaming giant’s recent releases, Triple Frontier (2019). With a war brewing between Hollywood’s previous generation of upstarts (we’re looking at you, Steven Spielberg) and the new content disruptors (including Oscar-winner Alfonso Cuarón), how are the rest of us supposed to feel about on-demand home viewing versus the grand allure of a cinematic presentation?

As a small litmus test, we also dive into an abbreviated review of Triple Frontier starring Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, Garrett Hedlund and Adria Arjona. It may not be the next Roma (2018), but it sure beats most of the Netflix-distributed films we’ve reviewed in previous episodes.

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