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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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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!

Jun 26, 2020

The Filmlosophers dig deep and share their personal choices for most treasured Dads in film. The Patriarchal Trio divulge what fatherly roles in cinema really tugged on the ole heartstrings, and also reveal a huge announcement at the end of the episode! Does everyone on the team agree with each other’s choices, or will someone (ahem, Eddie) have no choice but to disagree with everyone? Grab your best dad jokes and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jun 19, 2020

The Filmlosophers share -alongside Capeless Crusader Amy- their mourning of the standard of movies from Disney with the release of Artemis Fowl. The Mickey Mouse Trio takes a dangerous journey navigating the frustrating and frightful world of Disney’s latest streaming offering. Does the House of Mouse deliver a film that is on par with their other adaptations? Or does Artemis Fowl give literary fans a lackluster example of a great novel series? Grab your reflective glasses and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jun 3, 2020

The Filmlosophers are joined again by the wonderful Amy to pull away from the movies and talk about the real-life atrocities happening in our country, and how they affect them.

May 27, 2020

The Filmlosophers take a stroll across the finish line with their best pal Amy as they gush over the final film in their journey to honor Hayao Miyazaki, Howl’s Moving Castle. The Duo is made into a Trio as the journey of “Ani-MAY” comes to a close with an honest discussion of a film that hails from literature. Does the film honor the past and do right by the novel it’s adapted from? Grab your magic walking sticks and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

May 20, 2020

The Filmlosophers journey across the sky -after sanitizing it- to bask in the wondrous glory of one of Miyazaki's most beloved films, Laputa: Castle in the Sky. The Kakkoii Kiddos further their journey of “Ani-MAY” as they race towards the conversation of a work that both of them hold dear. Will the Duo find the film that sparked joy within them able to spark within others? Grab your blunderbuss and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

May 13, 2020

The Filmlosophers take a long soak (in an antibacterial bubble bath) while celebrating another one of the incredible works from Hayao Miyazaki, Spirited Away. The Wakuwaku Warriors continue their journey of “Ani-MAY” as they unravel the wonder and mystery behind one of Miyazaki's most notable films. Does the film that wowed critics back in 2001 still hold its steam and give viewers a wondrous look into the world of a bathhouse for the other side? Grab your bath tokens and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

May 6, 2020

The Filmlosophers poke their heads out for a bit of sunshine (with masks on) while talking about the incredible Hayao Miyazaki and one of his greatest works, My Neighbor Totoro. All during the month of May, the Doki Doki Dudes plan to explore some of Miyazaki’s works while at Studio Ghibli, giving honor to the incredible pieces that come out of that studio. With the world in its current shape, can movies like this help at all? Grab your acorns and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Apr 22, 2020

The Filmlosophers clean up nicely in celebration as they review Lionsgate’s incredible movie livestream event this week, Dirty Dancing. The Dougie Duo is so excited about this Friday’s YouTube live "cinematic-soiree" that they watched the movie already, in preparation of watching it again! In a world of complex plot threads and love triangles, can a film about a young girl becoming who she was born to be still resonate with audiences? Grab your tap shoes and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Apr 15, 2020

The Filmlosophers adjust their face masks and mics as they welcome writer/director Jeffrey Fong to discuss the impact of the quarantine on the film industry. Maintaining the “six-foot rule” at all times, the Tenacious Trio delves into how social isolation has impacted their personal viewing experiences, as well as the future of cinema, entirely. Will the theaters of tomorrow look like something out of Demolition Man, Ready Player One, or Virtuosity? Only time will tell! Collect your microwave popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Apr 1, 2020

The Filmlosophers don their scrubs and hand sanitizer to brave the outside world and dig a little deeper into Bong Joon Ho’s award-winning film, Parasite. The Scholarly Studs keep six feet apart as they dissect the polarizing Korean film that took the world by storm. Does Parasite strike a stark similarity to the current state of the world we live in -even today- or is this another film that suffers from overhype and overcomplexity? Grab your false identities and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

 

Mar 25, 2020

The Filmlosophers bring the Lysol and the films they have streamed or will stream while under quarantine. The Humbled Homebodies reveal what they’ve been doing while under the government-advised shelter-in: streaming all and everything they can! So grab your hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, and your popcorn, and tune in to find out what they’ve been watching in this week’s special episode of The Filmlosophers!

Mar 18, 2020

The Filmlosophers are dealing with both quarantine and Vin Diesel in his latest comic book film, Bloodshot. The Scrubbed Sanchos take time from stocking their toilet paper to discuss the latest non-Marvel comic book film to hit the silver screen. Does the Pale Man in Bloodshot blow us away? Or does Vin Diesel do as Vin Diesel does, delivering fans the same dose of that Vin Diesel gravelly charm? Grab your nanites and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Mar 11, 2020

The Filmlosophers are joined by Amy of The Capeless Crusaders to do battle over the latest magical Pixar film, Onward. The table is divided, and the swords are drawn, but who will draw first blood? Does the unique storytelling of Onward evoke the Pixar feels from its fans, or does the overuse of nerd culture drive the film into the ground? Grab your spell-books and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Mar 4, 2020

The Filmlosophers are joined by anime fanatic Tyler to discuss the long anticipated manga-inspired film to debut in theaters, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising. The Tumultuous Trio dissect the film and how it gave us more questions than answers, in a good way! Does My Hero Academia emerge victorious two times in a row with the latest silver screen endeavor? Or does Spencer convince the guys how his distain for the ending ruined his outlook on any anime film to come? Get ready to go beyond, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Feb 26, 2020

The Filmlosophers take their extensive knowledge of B-movies and love of cinema, and put them to the test with The Asylum Studios latest serving, The Final Level: Escaping Rancala. Does the studio that brought us Sharknado and Mega Shark vs. Kolossus bring us a new niche and fun B-movie experience? Or has the bottom of the barrel been scraped clean of new ideas? Grab your gamepads and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

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!

 

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