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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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May 12, 2021

The Filmlosophers send up they’re MAYDAY for the month of May with a look at Roland Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow (2004). The Destructive Duo prepare for impact with this chilly disaster flick. Does Emmerich bring his thrilling sci-fi vibes for a second time? Or did lightning only strike one for the ID4 director? Grab your barometers & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

May 5, 2021

The Filmlosophers, along with Padawan Amy, knock the sand from their boots and raise a glass of blue milk to another trip ‘round the galaxy for a Star Wars Day discussion of the Skywalker Saga. The Jedi Counsel convenes to render a decision on the original trilogy, prequel trilogy and sequel trilogy. Is there a unanimous decision as to which trilogy best represents the universe? Or will the Bantha poo-doo hit the fan in this Duel of the Fates? Grab your droids & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s very special episode of The Filmlosophers!

Apr 28, 2021

The Filmlosophers test their might (of knowledge) by battling their way through a discussion of HBO Max's recent video game adaptation, Mortal Kombat (2021). The Gargantuan Goro’s prepare for the film that revisits their beloved video game saga. Does the new film create a new experience for fans of the franchise? Or has this latest attempt only join the pile of fallen video game movie attempts? Grab your quarters & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s very special episode of The Filmlosophers!

Apr 21, 2021

The Filmlosophers blaze the trail through the concrete jungle to explore Netflix’s latest release, Concrete Cowboy. The Voracious Vaqueros tear back the pages of history and reveal a truth about the American image of cowboys in the film. Does the Netflix film reveal a unique and incredible aspect of Philly? Or have the expectations from the streaming service fall short of its competitors? Grab your saddles & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s very special episode of The Filmlosophers!

Apr 14, 2021

The Filmlosophers honor the recent WWE Wrestlemania event with a solid exploration of 2008’s heart-wrenching film from Darren Aronofsky, The Wrestler. The Duo is joined again by friend of the show Ben to unwrap everything this film has to say. Does Aronofsky give a true and real glimpse of aging wrestlers? Or has the filmmaker’s imagination stretched the realm of disbelief too far, like an old pair of faded tights? Grab your steel chairs & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s very special episode of The Filmlosophers!

Apr 7, 2021

The Filmlosophers are joined by friend of the show, Ben, to discuss the monstrous outcome of HBO and Legendary's Godzilla vs Kong. The Titanic Trio examines the dynamics of the recently released product of the famous kaiju franchise. Has the latest film breathed new life into the newly minted monster verse? Or have the human elements begun to stomp out the Titans in all the wrong ways? Grab your axes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s very special episode of The Filmlosophers!

Mar 31, 2021

The Filmlosophers and The Capeless Crusaders return for the second half of our two-part event in our epic crossover review of Zack Snyder's Justice League! The Disastrous Dudes (& Dudette) conclude their incredible conversation about the Snyder cut, & where we see the franchise headed in the future. Has the artistic expression of Zack Snyder really changed the layout of the DCEU? Or will the toxicity this fandom has created spread to other areas? Grab your mother boxes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s very special episode of The Filmlosophers!

Mar 24, 2021

The Filmlosophers unite with fellow epic podcast, The Capeless Crusaders, in a massive crossover event to review the latest from the DCEU and WB, Zack Snyder's Justice League! The Commanding Compadres discuss how much has changed in this release, and if it measures up. Does the Snyder Cut create a much-needed change in experience for viewers? Or has the hype and the cyberbullying pushed fans too far away? Grab your lassos & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s very special episode of The Filmlosophers!

Mar 17, 2021

The Filmlosophers travel to Zamunda and Queens to discover the quirky comedic mind of Eddie Murphy in a back-to-back review of Coming to/2 America. The Dynamite Dudes discuss the impact the first film has had on comedy even until today, and how the sequel measures up. Does Eddie Murphy tap into that incredible comedic vein to deliver to fans a true-to-form sequel? Or does Coming 2 America feel like a cash grab and a half? Grab your McDowell’s & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Mar 10, 2021

The Filmlosophers explore the world of Kumandra as they discuss the latest from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Raya and the Last Dragon. The Fantastical Few weigh the film for its ability to show proper Asian representation against the amount it costs to watch it. Does Raya give enough opportunities to allow an all-Asian cast to shine? Or has the price to see the film do darn high? Grab your congee & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Mar 3, 2021

The Filmlosophers find spookity vibes early in the year as they discuss IFC Film’s latest serving of independent goodness in Keith Thomas’s The Vigil. The Schmoozey Schlemiels discuss the unique perspective Thomas’s directorial debut shares. Does The Vigil give enough insight to create a cultural open door for audiences? Or has the market already become oversaturated with demonic films? Grab your yamakas & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Feb 24, 2021

The Filmlosophers revisit our vicious history in the 2021 Warner Bros Pictures and HBO original film, Judas and the Black Messiah. The Vigilant Vigilantes explore the dark corners of our nation to uncover the truth surrounding Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. Do films like this really create an opportunity for educating? Or do the greedy eyes of studios see dollar signs in our past pain and suffering? Grab your berets & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Feb 17, 2021

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy dive deep into familial love while discussing Netflix’s animated hit of 2020, The Willoughbys. The Colloquial Colleagues become enraptured by the children’s book adaptation of family, friendship, & fantastic follicles. Is time too much of a factor that dwindles the impact of this film? Or will the warmth and impeccable voice acting steal the show? Grab your mustaches & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Feb 10, 2021

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy attempt to maneuver through the destructive nature of the titular characters in Netflix’s Malcolm & Marie. The Tempestuous Temptations discuss the haunted themes of this film and recognize the dangers of portraying toxic relationships. Do the performances outweigh the impact of how the two characters treat each other? Or is this a misdirected excuse for using gaslighting in film? Grab your records & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Feb 3, 2021

The Filmlosophers go back a year to discuss one of Eddie’s top films of 2020, The Invisible Man (2020). The Visible Vicars clash as they don’t see eye to eye on a film hailed as one of the best of last year. Do the unique messaging and obvious gaslighting parallels seem to go over their head? Or does the film seem too hyped for its own good? Grab your invisible capes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jan 27, 2021

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy take a long, hard look at the past 12 months to find the best of the dumpster fire known as 2020. The Cinematic Censors revisit the past year to find the hidden gems during a dreary time in our lives. Will the crew find the silver lining when the industry was at its lowest? Or, much like the rest of the year, will they struggle to find the light at the end of the tunnel? Grab your numbered lists & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jan 20, 2021

The Filmlosophers dive deep into the study of change as they dissect Regina King's directorial debut, One Night in Miami. The Diligent Dynamos explore the fictitious -but no less impactful- account of four influential civil rights leaders and friends coming together one fateful night. Does this account of history create a spark in today’s society? Or does the story veer too far into disbelief? Grab your thinking caps & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jan 13, 2021

The Filmlosophers are Chicago bound as they discover the wonders of Blues in the 1920s with a discussion of Netflix’s latest release, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The Fanciful Fellas experience one of August Wilson’s adaptations in the comfort of their own home. Do Ma and the gang create a magnificent layering of storytelling and acting? Or will the film drown amidst the sea of new releases every week? Grab your trumpets & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jan 6, 2021

The Filmlosophers -and fellow film enthusiast Ben- burst through the doors of 2021, ready to reveal the joys and reality of Disney-Pixar’s latest release, Soul. The Soulful Sentients dive into the wonders -and questions- created by Director Pete Doctor’s latest film. Does Soul delve into the depths of the “Great Beyond”? Or did the House of Mouse bite more off than they could chew? Grab your saxophones & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

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!

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