The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy find themselves immersed into a whole new world of animation art styles and Webslingers in our take on Sony’s smash hit Spidey sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The Wall-Crawling Wonderers are overwhelmed as they unravel their thoughts on the franchise that changed the animation game back in 2018. Has this new level of art style in cinema reached new heights with this latest project? Or are the scales beginning to tip more into the arena of distraction more than attraction? Grab your BAGEL! & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
FIlmlosopher Spencer and Intern Amy torture Filmlosopher Eddie with a revisit to the franchise that almost made him rage quit the show, as they recap Amy’s first time viewing of The Asylum’s cult classic franchise, Sharknado. The Shadowy Sharktopuses find themselves once again enthralled in a conversation about the franchise that redefined the B-Movie genre, and Eddie’s view of indie filmmaking. Does the franchise ultimately fall in the harmless fun category of film? Or is this film -and its cult-classic status- only aiding in the downfall of new and better ideas being found in Hollywood? Grab your chainsaws & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy round out their month of Ani-MAY with a stunning (and surprising) project from Mamoru Hosoda that surpasses time and bullet trains with 2018’s Mirai. The Undeniable Uwu’s are completely dialed into this anime feature that debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, setting a whole new expectation for this generation’s anime. Has Hosoda really keyed in the art style that will carry new anime fans to the motherland? Or is this film indicative of the full missteps we see in his follow up work? Grab your yellow pants & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s special Ani-MAY episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy kick off their celebration of the incredible month of Ani-MAY with a stark discussion of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival favorite and Studio Chizu’s latest offering, Belle. The Wacky Weebs immerse themselves into the world of Hosoda as they offer up their thoughts about the film cited as the spiritual sequel to Summer Wars. But has the amount of CG in the film really still qualify it as an anime? Or has the new age of anime art styles finally caught up to those that cling to the past? Grab your speaker whales & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s special Ani-MAY episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy are joined by the host of the Capeless Crusaders, Doc Barrie, as they muster the courage to say farewell to James Gunn’s work in the MCU with our review of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3. The Comical Conspirators drown their sorrows and amusement together as they discuss the implications and fallout of Gunn’s final entry in the GotG franchise. Has Gunn created the first complete and whole trilogy for the MCU? Or did his last entry only reveal the cracks within the writer/director’s abilities? Grab your face clips & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy are joined by fan of the show Marcus to geek out about all the galactic shows from a galaxy far, far away to celebrate the best holiday in the galaxy, Star Wars Day. The Rambunctious Rebels lose their minds over the evolution of every Star Wars show, from TV to streaming. Is the latest influx of content coming out of the House of Mouse overwhelming fans? Or has the new era of Star Wars and Star Wars fans hungry for what’s to come? Grab your blasters & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s special episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy brave the chaotic and troubling mind of director Ari Aster and come out unsure of what to say about A24’s latest project, Beau is Afraid. The Discombobulated Dissenters attempt to deconstruct the thoughts of their mind in a way that vaguely conveys their opinions on the function -and dysfunction- of this film. Has the efforts of filmmaker Ari Aster and the like really retread new ground with their avant-garde style of directing? Or has the welcome of A24 and its edgier projects become far too worn? Grab your paintbrushes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy summon the ultimate powers of positive affirmation to decipher the latest efforts of director Chris McKay and Nicolas Cage, Renfield. The Hellish Helsings break down the latest iteration of the Prince of Darkness in film, led by the most likely person to actually become Dracula: Nicolas Cage. But has the charm of Cage and his zany acting methods run its course? Or has Chris McKay and his team created (dark) magic that this film wields with perfection? Grab your wooden stakes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy powerslide into the latest video game-film adaptation with Videogame BANG! host Cory Vincent, as they each run the gauntlet to discuss Nintendo and Illumination’s latest film, The Super Mario Bros (2023). The Jumping Jumpmen (and Jumpwoman) return to their childhood to revel in their delight at the film scorned by critics but loved by fans. Has the mega-team-up of Illumination and Nintendo finally given the House of Mouse a run for its money? Or has the curse still not been lifted off the impossible task of creating a video game-adapted film? Grab your power gloves & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy engage in blind combat (through conversation) as they discuss the latest entry in the John Wick franchise, John Wick: Chapter 4. The Cunning Choreographers unload their thoughts as they revel in their take on the film franchise that created a new image for Keanu Reeves for almost the last 10 years. Will this latest chapter of the John Wick saga continue the tradition of expertly crafted choreography and backstory? Or has the tank finally run out through the efforts of an older Keanu and cast? Grab your nicest suit & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
Through fire and flame, the Filmlosophers and Intern Amy scale the depths of caverns deep to unearth the joy found in the latest film adaptation of the tabletop game, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. The Miming Mimics have set their sights on Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s directorial efforts to discover whether fans finally get a sincere homage to the game of imagination and exploration. Have the directors finally appeased the massive fan base that has waited patiently for a decent portrayal? Or has the time passed for even the most clever of directors to take a roll at it? Grab your dice & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy fight against the surge of films beating their way into theaters to bob and weave through Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut in the latest entry of the Creed franchise, Creed III. The Lean, Mean Reviewing Machines take the battle to Michael B. Jordan and his cast as they discuss the efforts he makes, as well as its evident lack of that Sly charm. Has the removal of the Rocky/Journeyman element doomed the first-time director, and possibly this franchise? Or have we entered into a new generation of the every-man story, with Jordan and Coogler at the pulse? Grab your gloves & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy endure the painful yet emotionally charged tale of Charlie in Darren Aronofksky’s 2022 film, The Whale. The Auteur Authors discuss the implications of Aronofsky’s latest film, and whether the impact outweighs its implications. Knowing the director’s filming style, does The Whale meet expectations? Or has this film become a vehicle to resurface the magnificence of Brendan Fraser’s acting ability? Grab your Milky Ways & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
In lieu of the awards season being fully in swing, The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy take a hard look at the films we got a chance to review this past year, and see who are some of the top (and bottom) films of 2022. As the trophies and speeches gear up, the question that remains is who do we feel deserves to walk the stage, and who needs to just walk out? Strap in and grab your popcorn for some fun conversating in this week’s Best of 2022 Extra Credit!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy use the art of deduction and logic to determine the impact of Rian Johnson’s whodunnit sequel released on Netflix, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The Sensational Sleuthers bust out their magnifying glasses to examine the long-awaited sequel to Johnson’s amazing mystery film led by the Southern-accented Daniel Craig. But has the gimmick of his accent and sleuthing style in this story lost its southern charm? Or is Johnson creating cinematic gold with the depth of character and unique modern whodunnit motif? Grab your napkins & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers drop some late holiday cheer as they try to wrap their brains around Intern Amy’s CLEAR definition of what dictates a holiday movie. With the overwhelming jolly flicks out there, Amy explains why she thinks some movies are categorized as holiday, and why some aren’t. Strap in and grab your popcorn for some fun and confusing chatter in this week’s Holiday Extra Credit!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy sweetly savor mid-holiday delights with Guillermo del Toro’s stop motion masterpiece, Pinocchio. The Conversational Cinephiles regal in the perfection of Del Toro’s ability to tell the classic tale in a new light. Has this retelling of the Disney-laden wooden boy breathed new life into the property? Or has the House of Mouse stamped the last light that no blue fairy can revive? Grab your chisels & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers begin their month of Yule with a look at the visually appetizing yet maniacally enthralling foodie movie of the year, Mark Mylod’s The Menu. The Charismatic Canapes lay their napkins in their laps as they digest the film that holds a statement on the very nature of the foodie community entirely. Does the message get lost in the weeds of the script? Or is there more to this movie than just a protest sign and burgers? Grab your amuse-bouche & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers celebrate the birth of Intern Amy as they take a hard stare at one of her favorite films of all time, Paddington 2. The Celebratory Cellmates create a lively conversation about the positivity and joy brought by the bear in the duffle coat. Is there some magic formula for the goodness this movie brings? Or is the film merely banking on the nostalgia and cuteness for its claim to fame? Grab your marmalade sandwiches & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy reflect sincerely on the cinematic thanatological study presented by director Ryan Coogler in the latest Marvel drop, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The Solemn Soldados examine the processing of grief put on prominent display in the continuation of the character’s tale while processing the loss of its iconic performer, Chadwick Boseman. Does the director create a vacuum of grief that feels more like a memorial than a Marvel film? Or does the film give an honest look at grief in the scope of the MCU, while remembering a great character and human being? Grab your conch shells & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy give one last final hurrah to the Halloween season in this Extra Credit episode with an overdue review of Guillermo Del Toro’s own ghost tale, The Devil’s Backbone (2001). After much delay, the Menacing Menagerie finally get to dive into the ethereal tale created by the master of Macabre. Strap in and grab your popcorn for some fun and ghostly chatter in this week’s Extra Credit!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy aren’t finished with the spooky season yet as they immerse themselves in the world of stop-motion Henry Selick’s latest work released by Netflix, Wendell & Wild. The Puppeteering Patrons regal the history of the long-lost art form as they review the much anticipated film starring the Key and Peele duo. Will the children’s flick come off a bit too heavy handed with their messaging? Or has Selick and Peele created a new way to breathe new life into the art form? Grab your boom boxes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!
The Filmlosophers get into the holiday spirit of All Hallows' Eve in this Extra Special Extra Credit as our hosts and friend of the show Ben dish out their favorite Halloween flicks! The Vicious Variety Pack dive deep through the memories of Halloween’s past, and offer up some of their favorite movies highlighting the holiday! Is your pick on our list? Strap in and grab your popcorn for some frightful fun and maniacal mayhem in this week’s Extra Credit!
The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy wrestle with the shake-ups at WB, the immense amount of CG, and the people’s Champ in the latest entry of the DCEU, Black Adam. The Raging Revenants pull back the curtains on their thoughts of The Rock’s latest performance and weigh it against what we’ve already seen with the DCEU. Has this latest offering out of Warner Bros breathed new life into the franchise? Or do we need the Deadman to deliver this film its tombstone? Grab your favorite cassettes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!