The Filmlosophers and Ensign Amy say hello and goodbye to the TNG cast as we walk out the door for the last film of Star Trek Month, Star Trek: First Contact. Does a TNG era film live up to the legacy of the TOS films? Or does this movie spell the beginning of the end of the Star Trek franchise? Find out on this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Cadet Amy say goodbye to the TOS cast as they venture into new lands with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. 25 years' worth of stories, adventures, and camaraderie with this cast and crew end here, as the Starless Searchers take their conversation to areas unknown. Will the film end the exploits of the Enterprise on a high note? Or will they get lost in the rocky terrain of its own story? Let’s sail into the last sunset and find out on this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Cadet Amy continue their voyage across space and time with 1986’s Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. The Voyaging Voyeurs break down the plan from this entry with their time travel shenanigans, nuclear wessels, and whales to save the earth. Does this movie with its odd whale-based plot still hold up? Or is this film better left at the bottom of the ocean? Get ready to hit warp speed and find out on this week's episode of The Filmlosphers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy enlist in Starfleet for the month of September, exploring the best of the Star Trek film franchise, starting with the first sequel of the saga, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Often marked as one of the best of the Star Trek movies, the Tribble Troglodytes shine a light on the film that really brought the best parts of the series to the surface. Does this movie still hold up over the decades of technological advancement in film? Or has the campiness of the film really just proved that it was better left stranded on a barren planet? Get ready to beam up and find out on this week's episode of The Filmlosphers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy camp out under the stars in hopes of seeing shooting stars in NBC’s new horror film streaming on Peacock, They/Them. The Outdoorsy Orators work to find the message executed in this new spin on the timeless camp horror trope.Does the execution and writing style say something fresh and new for the genre? Or will the soaring ambition create an experience that falls vastly short? Grab your microphones & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy take on Skeletor and the ward of evil 80’s tropes as they regale the 35th anniversary of one of the iconic crown jewels of that era of cinema, Masters of the Universe (1987). The Parallaxing Pariahs find the keys to unlock the tone of this 80’s classic, both in contrast to it’s cartoon counterpart and it’s role in cinematic history. Do the campiness and consistent presence of 80’s tropes become too much for viewers? Or has this film stood the test of time as a lost classic formula for high fantasy? Grab your chicken wings & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy travel back to a simpler time of foraging, nature, and hunting -as well as being hunted- in the latest prequel installment to the Predator franchise from Hulu, Prey. The Worrying Warriors unlock their Predator franchise knowledge and do a deep dive into the prequel potential of the film saga that started with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Has director Trachtenberg stumbled upon a lost opportunity that could revitalize this dying franchise? Or has the studio and the filmmaker simply continued to prove that these films just can’t seem to make anyone “stick around”? Grab your flintlock pistols & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
TOOT TOOT!! The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy hop on to the latest non-stop action film from Deadpool 2 director David Leitch, Bullet Train. The Locomotive Locos discuss the cinematic trip that wouldn’t stop…in a good way! Has the director found the formula for the perfect trifecta in filmmaking? Or will the many cameos and plot points give fans cinematic motion sickness? Grab your sparkling water & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy are on an alien binge as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of the M. Night Shyamalan classic thriller, Signs (2002). The Interstellar Introverts chat it up about the long career Shyamalan has had, and how his alien thriller changed the scope of original extraterrestrial films are created. Does the director’s work still hold up to today? Or does Shyamalan’s work hold one too many cracks for fans? Grab your foil hats & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers, Intern Amy and Jr Filmlosopher Sarah peel back the layers on Jordan Peele’s latest film that has taken the world by spectacular storm, Nope. The Apropos Aliens detail the many perspectives they gathered after seeing the genius trifecta that is Jordan Peele in his writing, producing, and directing. Has Peele reawakened the sci-fi genre and set the bar to a new level? Or has the eccentric filmmaker finally hit his wall, and become the next M. Night Shyamalan? Grab your cactus slushies & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
At the height of Summer Blockbuster territory, the Filmlosophers unlock a special level of nostalgia and memory with a recollection of the timeless classic film, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Not to be confused with the 2005 remake, the Chill Chocolatiers unwrap the deepest parts of their core memories related to this movie. Does the combination of Gene Wilder and an incredible script truly create something special that is “pure imagination”? Or has time slowly exposed the film to being something that was grander when we were kids? Grab your chocolate bars & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
Between retro cuts and Marvel butts, the Filmlosophers engage in a discussion about the latest chapter in phase 4 of the MCU, Thor: Love and Thunder. The Weathered Wayfarers dive head first into the film’s comedic measures and raw moments, while also delving into new information behind Marvel’s treatment towards its creative staff. Are the walls cracking for the superhero factory over at Marvel? Or has Taika and other like minded directors breathed new life into the genre? Grab your grapes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers are FINALLY joined by both Jr Filmlosophers, Sarah and Logan, to discuss one of the most talked about horror films of this year, Scott Derrickson’s The Black Phone. The Troublesome Troglodytes open up about the visceral fear and dread that master writer Joe Hill concocts with his impeccable work. Does the film solely recreate all of Hill’s father’s tropes and pitfalls? Or has Joe ushered a new kind of era of horror with his adaptations and body of work? Grab your rotary phone & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
**Note: this episode contains adult themes and situations that may not be suitable for young listeners or sensitive ears. Listener discretion is advised.**
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy take a break and visit a little piece of literary paradise in the latest Hulu offering with Fire Island. The Prodigious Progeny display their pride with a deep discussion of the unique adaptation of the Jane Austen tale, Pride and Prejudice, with a queer twist! Does Fire Island fall into the same Rom-Com tropes that plague really bad Rom-Coms of the past? Or does this interpretation of the classic novel give a new and pure view of romance and love, actually? Grab your ice cream cones & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy crash land on a mysterious planet and discover the unknown truth that is the origin of our favorite childhood Disney-Pixar films with Lightyear. The Astronomical Arbitrarians uncover the very source that inspired the creation of the Buzz Lightyear toy in 1995’s Toy Story. Does the film do nothing more than give callbacks and references to the film we already know and love? Or will the revelation of what we uncover change the entire way we as fans view the Toy Story Universe? Grab your Sox & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers, Intern Amy, and nerd aficionado Tyler embark on an archeological journey to see how Universal Pictures wraps up a childhood franchise with Jurassic World: Dominion. The Paleontological Privateers divulge how far the new film goes, and whether it creates the beautiful wrap-up this franchise deserves. Has Dominion finally served fans the true ending they’ve deserved all these years? Or will the Pratt-verse just get in the way of our classic heroes’ ending? Grab your baby Raptors & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers, Intern Amy and Jr Filmlosopher Sarah articulate the animated servings of the combo team-up of Disney and FOX in The Bob’s Burgers Movie. The Resilient Restauranteurs dine on the delicious cinematic goodness that comes from the Animation Domination evening lineup. Will the lack of grit and envelope-pushing keep this film from hitting its potential? Or has the series and it’s film figured out the formula for decent and fun viewing for the whole family? Grab your bunny ears & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy break out their cereal bowls and dish out on the latest live-action offering from Disney+, Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022). The Ample Animaniacs give their honest thoughts on the revamped childhood favorite produced by the House of Mouse. Has Walt and his crew gone too far with taking a beloved show from our past? Or will this film (finally) usher in a new era of good live-action adaptations? Grab your stinky cheese & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy break every conceivable time travel law of the universe and unravel the mysteries of Netflix films in the latest flick from Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds, The Adam Project. The Decyphering Cyphers discover not only a diamond amidst the streaming giant’s originals but also the star and acting power of the young performer in the film! Has Netflix created enough hits to come out of the doghouse with folks regarding their process of blasting mass amounts of films hoping that one hits? Or is this one-off instant only a product of the creators and not the platform? Grab your time travel jets & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and nerd aficionado Tyler quantum leap through space and time to finally give our thoughts on the latest horror-tastic entry in the MCU, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The Gargantuan Guild pull a “Sliders” and fall down the rabbit hole of MCU fun and Sam Raimi horror! Has the MCU stepped into a new era for expectations of how scary a superhero film can be? Or has Raimi opened a portal into the darkside for Kevin Feige and his comic book based empire? Grab your pizza balls & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers crack open the ole Extra Credit playbook and dish up some epic Star Wars trivia for Star Wars Day! Since Eddie, Spencer and Amy are hosting a Star Wars trivia night at the incredible There and Back Cafe and Games, they decided to host a digital trivia night here! Do you have enough of the knowledge from a galaxy far, far away to win? Strap in and grab your popcorn for some fun and mayhem in this week’s Extra Credit!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy narrowly escape the twisted maze that is the ego of a nuanced actor to share their thoughts on 2022’s The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. The Theatrical Trifecta peel back the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) performances of the super meta film from the mind of Tom Gormican. Will the film only fuel the rumors about the eccentricity of one Nicolas Cage? Or has Gormican opened a new way in how we should see film and its performers? Grab your scripts & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
Intern Amy takes charge on this magical journey with The Filmlosophers as they demystify the truths of a school professor in the latest entry from the Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. The Nippity Nifflers alongside Jr Filmlosophers Sarah embark on a confusing yet otherworldly tale of…well, confusion. Have the massive changes in the saga created a perfect storm of freshness and sincerity? Or has the overwhelming efforts serve fans an unfortunate mess? Grab your pans & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers race against evil alongside Knuckle-headed pal of the show, Tyler, to dissect the latest in video game movie adaptations with Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The Triumphant Toadstools reflect on their own past with the Blue Devil and how the director may have stumbled on an important clue in video game filmmaking. Has Sonic 2 changed the way adaptations should be made? Or will lightning not strike twice and give us the nightmare we dreaded so many years ago? Grab your chili dogs & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy jump into a parallel universe and discover a different kind of multiverse masterpiece in A24’s Everything Everywhere All At Once. The Traversing Trio recount the vast universes the writer/director duo Daniel’s reveal in what may be the best film of the year. Has the film changed the name of the game for multiverse flicks? Or does the artistic approach overwhelm an already complicated story? Grab your googly eyes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!