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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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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!

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!

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