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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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Dec 30, 2020

The Filmlosophers go retro with Intern Amy as they revisit the latest DCEU entry from HBO Max and Warner Bros, Wonder Woman 1984. The New Year’s Rockin’ Rockettes traverse through the non-sequel sequel of Patty Jenkin’s unmatched heroine. Does the number of characters and effort to highlight them all drag the story? Or will Diana Prince reignite the passions of female empowerment once again? Grab your lassos & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 16, 2020

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy take Christmas back to the ‘80s as they review an ad-filled film from Spencer’s past, Santa Claus: The Movie (1985). The Tree-Topping Trio explores the wonderful promo days of cinema with a Dudley Moore holiday classic! Will Santa’s interesting origin story create new awe and wonder for the team? Or are the product placements enough to make you gag on your own tinsel? Grab your Coca Cola & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 9, 2020

The Filmlosophers deck the halls & barricade the fireplaces along with Intern Amy as they discuss a holiday favorite of Eddie’s, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010). The Festive Few take a stroll through holiday traditions & experience a film that is watched every year! Will the tale of the “real” Santa chill the team to the bone? Or are the old, naked men & “business models” not the Christmas spirit? Grab your gingerbread & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 2, 2020

The Filmlosophers take Intern Amy on the road less traveled to hunt for one of the most elusive items in film: MacGuffins! The Sleuthing Cinematic Scholars start the holidays off right with a bit of rabbit-hole diving. Are these mysterious entities some of the smartest forms of plot points in cinema, even still to this date? Or has the mere mention of its name already given you a headache? Grab your magnifying glasses and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Nov 25, 2020

The Filmlosophers take a last stroll on Gallifrey with Intern Amy to celebrate the Doctor in the review of the 13th Doctor’s 2-episode espionage special, Spyfall. The Kasaavin Cohorts untangle the spy fun from Jodie Whittaker’s second season. How does the special rank up with others before it? Or do the stumbling blocks of the writing from the season past hinder the success of this effort? Grab your Sonic Screwdriver and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Nov 18, 2020

The Filmlosophers find Intern Amy in the time stream to join the celebration and discussion of the 12th Doctor Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time. The Mondasian Mob deck the halls as they discuss one of the most unique Christmas specials ever put out by the time-traveling franchise. Do the exploits of the 12th and 1st Doctor create outstanding “timey wimey” fun? Or will the logic and thought process of the timeline be enough to give you more headaches? Grab your Sonic mistletoe and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Nov 11, 2020

The Filmlosophers continue leaping through time stasis bubbles to celebrate the Doctor by discussing the 50th-anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor. The Zygonian Zealots use all their brainpower to interpret how this particular hits each of them differently. Does the episode give a beautiful exploration into the minds of the Doctor? Or does the confusing mess only give headaches? Grab your Sonic Screwdrivers and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Nov 4, 2020

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy (from the Capeless Crusaders) jump back in time to celebrate the wonders of the Doctor by reviewing David Tennant’s series 4 finale, The End of Time. The Time-Traveling Trio take steps to honor the cinematic experiences Doctor Who has had by reviewing one of it’s most heart-wrenching. How does Tennant’s performance rank among the other Time Lords in the series? Grab your Sonic Screwdrivers and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Oct 28, 2020

The Filmlosophers are joined by Intern Amy (from the Capeless Crusaders) to honor the season by discussing the nature of the most talked-about horror subgenre: Social Thrillers. The Trifling Trio reflects on how far social commentary in films has come. Does the subgenre continue to educate moviegoers, creating a new generation of cinephiles? Or has the notion of “Woke Cinema” become a shell of its former self, losing its punch in the gut? Grab your notepads and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Oct 21, 2020

The Filmlosophers continue their descent into madness and music with their next horror double feature review offering of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Little Shop of Horrors (1986). The Grisly Ghouls sing along as they discuss two iconic horror musicals. Does the niche fandom of the films become overshadowed by its plot holes? Or has the music taken hold of the guys and added two new followers? Grab your high heels and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Oct 14, 2020

The Filmlosophers dive into the holiday spirit headfirst with a horror double feature review on two underrated films, Sleepaway Camp (1983) and Dead Alive (1992). The Corporeal Compadres revisit the wonderful season of spookity by watching two horror films that flew well beneath the radar. Does the lack of infamy among these films imply hidden horror gems yet to be celebrated? Or is there a legitimate reason why these movies stayed buried all these years? Grab your lawnmowers and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Sep 30, 2020

The Filmlosophers complete their journey in honoring the creative genius of Satoshi Kon by discussing his most innovative -yet deceptive- film, Paprika. The Parading Pals break down the unique messages behind the film and share what Kon has done to push anime to another level. Does Paprika create an original story that holds a beautiful mess to experience? Or has the film become so cumbersome that it will lull some viewers to sleep? Grab your toy robots and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Sep 23, 2020

The Filmlosophers team up once again with Capeless Crusader -and intern- Amy to highlight a holiday anime classic from Satoshi Kon, Tokyo Godfathers. The Tokyo Trio takes a deep dive into the recently dubbed feature. Does the film continue to break the mold for Satoshi Kon and reset the standard in anime storytelling? Or has Tokyo Godfathers come to a complete stop as Kon’s anime mainstream offering? Grab your lottery tickets and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Sep 16, 2020

The Filmlosophers are joined by Capeless Crusader -and intern- Amy to celebrate one of Satoshi Kon’s gleaming masterpieces, Millennium Actress. The Tumultuous Trio reflects on the artistic style and engaging storytelling of Kon through the cinematic vessel that debuted in 2002. Does the heart and beauty that encapsulates every cell of the film still tug at heartstrings, young and old? Or has Millennium Actress reached the peak of its ability and serves as only good memories of films gone by? Grab your key necklaces and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Sep 9, 2020

The Filmlosophers wrack their brains trying to understand the latest time-bending creation from Christopher Nolan in Tenet. The Temporal Todd’s continue their fight against inverted entropy by discussing one of the most talked-about films of the year. Does Tenet create a beautiful mess of science and story that gives moviegoers an escape from the world? Or has Christopher Nolan’s big bag of engaging stories and visuals finally run out? Grab your bungee cables and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Sep 2, 2020

The Filmlosophers bust out their Keytars and their leopard tights to rock on with the latest film in the Bill & Ted trilogy, Bill & Ted Face the Music. The Most Excellent Introverted Extroverts cap a 30-year journey of the boss kind and discuss the latest exploits of the time-traveling dudes. Does the film give homage to the roots where it comes from while also addressing their present-day dilemmas? Or do Bill and Ted find them on a journey of regret and painful ‘80s puns and jokes? Grab your new coke and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Aug 26, 2020

The Filmlosophers dish out their final move in their celebration of the iconic Bruce Lee by discussing his most unique -and final- film, Game of Death (1978). The Jeet Kune Dudes lay their final thoughts on the ending of the career that Lee made for himself with his most controversial film. Does Game of Death honor the man that once was? Or does its irreverence create nothing more than the many copycat films that preceded Lee’s death? Grab your ceramic heads and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Aug 19, 2020

The Filmlosophers pulls out all the punches and kicks as they bow down to one of Bruce Lee’s most famous films, Enter the Dragon (1973). The Quarrelsome Quipsters manage to muster up the words that describe how much of an impact this film had (and still has) on the industry. Does Lee create a beautiful storm of grace and ferocity? Or does Enter the Dragon need to “exit” out of the door of relevance? Well, grab your impaled mirrors and popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Aug 12, 2020

The Filmlosophers continue to honor the martial arts master Bruce Lee with a lively discussion of his directorial debut, The Way of the Dragon (1972). The Destructive Dudes marvel at the iconic legend as they dissect the many aspects that set this film apart from his first. Does The Way of the Dragon showcase everything that martial art cinema has grown to become? Or does the film suffer from directorial “freshman blues?” Well, grab your nunchucks and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Aug 5, 2020

The Filmlosophers fight their way to honor the memory of martial arts legend Bruce Lee by discussing his breakout film, The Big Boss (1971). The Combative Compadres bow before a power greater than their own and celebrate the filmography of Bruce Lee with a deep dive in his debut role. Does The Big Boss still cast a big shadow across the landscape of martial arts films? Or has the idea of the movie become larger than the “Big” impact it actually created? Well, grab your American dubs and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jul 29, 2020

The Filmlosophers share a mind-blowing convo with the crew from Nerd On! The Podcast over some of our favorite Summer Blockbusters! The Dialectical Duo becomes the Quintessential Quad as Tom and Josh from Nerd On! join the show to discuss films that made Summers great. How do the newcomers fare as the conversation goes from friendly to...controversial? Well, grab your pool floaties and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s CROSSOVER episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jul 22, 2020

The Filmlosophers celebrate their inner geekdom by discussing the movie that REALLY started it all, X-Men (2000). Honoring its 20th anniversary, the Munificent Mutants rave about the film that set the stage for what we now know as the superhero cinematic universe concept. Does the film that had us primed for entities like Iron Man and Captain America still hold its weight in Adamantium? Or has the 20-year-old cinematic effort lost its luster and is just another relic meant to stay where it started, in the past? Well, grab your non-CG claws and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jul 15, 2020

The Filmlosophers -and "Intern Amy"- continue their patriotic celebrations by reviewing Disney’s recent streaming release, Hamilton. The Ceremonious Cadre of Cinema discusses the Broadway phenomenon that has taken the world by storm and presented to a home audience by the House of Mouse. Does the stage production create a wave of sensation to reignite the passion of Broadway in a time of a pandemic? Or does the hype and buildup create a shortsighted sense of expectations for a musical that is just...meh? Well, grab your dueling pistols and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jul 10, 2020

The Filmlosophers are saved as Amy joins Spencer to help run the show and review one of the first popular musicals available through streaming services, Shrek The Musical. In a rare mishap of posting errors (ie., Eddie forgot to post last week), we have great news: you get TWO episodes this week! So grab your pitchforks and your popcorn, and tune in to one of TWO CHANCES to hear us this week on The Filmlosophers!

Jul 10, 2020

The Filmlosophers show their stars and stripes as they journey back in time to get jiggy with aliens in 1996’s Independence Day. In a rare mishap of posting errors (ie., Eddie forgot to post last week), we have great news: you get TWO episodes this week! So grab your fireworks and popcorn, and tune in to one of TWO CHANCES to hear us this week on The Filmlosophers!

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