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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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Feb 23, 2024

Love - and horror - is in the air as the Filmlosophers and Intern Amy put on their ruffle shirts and petticoats to engage in the directorial debut of Zelda Williams in her feature film, Lisa Frankenstein.

Feb 14, 2024

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy put on their sleuthing hats to try and figure out what is driving this film in their latest review of Matthew Vaughn’s latest espionage flick, Argylle.

Feb 7, 2024

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy dig deep into their childhood and unearth deep trauma as they review the latest promiscuously spellbinding film by Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things.

Jan 30, 2024

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy do some soul-searching and faith-measuring with our thoughts on Jeymes Samuel’s latest work, The Book of Clarence.

Jan 23, 2024

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy receive some timely advice and hard truths with their latest viewing of Cord Jefferson’s latest film, American Fiction.

Jan 16, 2024

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy look back at what many called a unique -yet still wonderful- year of films as we discuss our picks for the best movies of 2023!

Jan 4, 2024

Happy New Year! The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy are joined by GameXplain’s Joey Ferris to kick off the start of 2024 with an emotional look at one of the best animated films of 2023, Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron.

The Weeble Wobble Weebs dives deep into the thick of their emotions and discovers the pure message from what many believed was Miyazaki’s final film to the world. Will the overt somber overtones create a melancholy feel for viewers? Or has the Master given us his final magnum opus and great final life lesson? Well, grab your Warawara and popcorn and find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 28, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy cap off their Season of Suffering with a look at Paul King’s attempt at rewriting our childhood in our review of 2023's Wonka. 

The Snozzberry Snozzwangers took the chance to finish off their self-imbued journey of pain with what they thought would have been the most torturous route, but ended up becoming the most surprising experience to everyone. Does King’s approach to filmmaking make him a standout for all future literary adaptations? Or will this Wonka Mobile stop right before it even leaves the station? Well, grab your Scrumdiddlyumptious bars and popcorn and find out in this week's special holiday episode of The Filmosphers!

Dec 26, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy wish you happy holidays as they bestow another entry in the Season of Suffering with an Avengers-level Hallmark holiday film in Three Wise Men and a Baby.

The Curmudgeonly Compatriots gift each other the wonderful present of confusion as the mental sanity of the demographic for these types of films comes into question. As the film markets itself to have an all-star cast of Who’s Who in the Hallmark holiday film universe, does the film dive deeper into the effort of other areas like the writing and direction? Or does the Avenger's call to action follow only with an Avengers-level flop? Well, grab your surrendered babies at the door and popcorn and find out in this week's special holiday episode of The Filmosphers!

Dec 14, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy continue the pain of their Season of Suffering with a trip to the House of Mouse and their latest holiday cringefest, Dashing Through the Snow.

The Nativity Natives can’t wrap their brains around the Christmas offering from Disney, despite the conglomerate’s massive success throughout the years. With the amount of production value going into some of these other holiday films from Disney, was Dashing Through the Snow only suffering from being under budget? Or is there more to this film than a few Christmas jokes and some diverse casting? Well, grab your holiday cookies and popcorn and find out in this week's special holiday episode of The Filmosphers!

Dec 8, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy kick off their second annual Season of Suffering with a 20th anniversary viewing of one of the most cringe-worthy Christmas films of all time, Love Actually.

The Yuletide Yuppies try to wrap their brains around why this film is not only celebrated, but even still available for viewing. With its blatant misogyny, disrespect to women and the institution of marriage, and just the absolute injustice done to the iconic Rowan Atkinson, why is this film getting another crack in the theaters this season? Or is the English charm and awkwardness of Hugh Grant enough to overpower any audience? Well, grab your lobster and popcorn and find out in this week's special holiday episode of The Filmosphers!

Nov 23, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Jr Filmlosopher Sarah want to wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday as they take a fun look at Eli Roth’s pilgrim serial slasher film, Thanksgiving.

The Cornucopiatic Compadres unravel the entertaining yet visceral dissection of the holiday masterpiece, a project solely based on a mock trailer created by Roth for the 2007 experimental Horror film, Grindhouse. With the nature of Hollywood Horror these days, however, do Slasher films still have a place in theaters? Or does the success and drive for more only highlight the market and audience that may be underfed? Well, grab your turkey drumsticks and popcorn and find out in this week's special episode of The Filmosphers!

Nov 10, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy are joined by Jr Filmlosopher and video game aficionado Sarah to break down and discuss the subtle -and not-so-subtle- nuances of the hit indie horror game-turned-movie, Five Nights at Freddy’s.

The Mechanophobic Maniacs offer their experience and intellect as they dissect the long-awaited adaptation that has both gamers and cinephiles ready to critique. Does FNAF add another feather in the hat of the potential to create great video-game-to-film adaptations? Or will the past continue to come back to haunt us with the doomed fate of our favorite pastimes turned movies? Well, grab your electrified guitars and popcorn and find out in this week's episode of The Filmosphers!

Oct 30, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Intern/Final Girl Amy wrap up their celebration of the Asylum rabbit hole with a look at the nexus film honoring the 25th anniversary of the infamous studio, 2025 Armageddon.

The Tech-Savvy Tools take a moment to recollect the film that acts as ‘The Avengers’ crossover event for the studio’s past 25 years of films. Can the studio known for its unique filmography create a piece that unites all that is good and fun in its history? Or does the effort to build up such a film only highlight the issues many critics share? Well, grab your interstellar walkie-talkies and popcorn and find out in this week's special spooky episode of The Filmosphers!

Oct 20, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Intern/Final Girl Amy are joined by friend of the show Ben to continue their celebration of The Asylum Studios this month with a cataclysmic take on their 2020 end-of-the-world film, Asteroid-a-Geddon.

The Laser-focused Looky-Loos dive deep on their journey through the chaotically fun film reminiscent of the 1998 smash-hit film, Armageddon. Does the sheer nature of these films highlight the too-serious nature of most Hollywood films these days? Or will the overpowering inconsistencies and performances do more harm than good for movie fans? Well, grab your denim vests and popcorn and find out in this week's special spooky episode of The Filmosphers!

Oct 12, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Intern/Final Girl Amy celebrate The Asylum Studios this month as they creep carefully through the history books and sift through the chaos and entertainment of their “mockbuster" film, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies.

The Biographical Buds discuss the parts they missed in school that regaled our 16th President and his proclivity to beheading the undead. Do B-movies like this give fans of the macabre and ridiculous an opportunity to let their freak flag fly? Or are these more of the same types of movies that are just copying major films in theaters, and nothing more? Well grab your pocket scythes and popcorn and find out in this week's special spooky episode of The Filmosphers!

Sep 22, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Ensign Amy are blinded by the light -or should we say lens flare. Joined by host of The Capeless Crusaders David “Doc” Barrie, the crew “reflects” on the middle entry from J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi trilogy as they dig deep in 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness.

The Vulcanized Vulcans take a hard look at what could possibly be the beginning of the end for the director’s efforts to reboot the beloved franchise. Has this sequel flown too close to the sun with its direct ties and parallels to its obvious inspiration, Wrath of Khan? Or has Abrams given fans a new perspective on this story? Revive your Tribbles and find out in this week's special episode of The Filmosphers!

Sep 14, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Ensign Amy warp to their next destination in a parallel universe as they embrace the master of the lens flare director J.J. Abrams’ fresh take in Star Trek (2009).

The Romanticized Romulans discuss how this reboot checks off a lot of the boxes many fans didn’t know they needed to check. But does this watered-down Shatner-ness of Kirk really satisfy fans of the franchise? Or has this film only ushered in a new age of Star Trek that fans can actually unanimously get behind? Set your phasers to stun and find out in this week's special episode of The Filmosphers!

Sep 7, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Ensign Amy beam back to the Multiverse where no man has gone before, as they dust off their phasers in celebration of Star Trek Month with a review of the most divisive film of the franchise, Star Trek: Nemesis.  

Our Crew of Red Shirts takes an opinionated view on their first movie of the month, a much-derided film that many fans blame for the death of the franchise for several years. But does this thought still hold regarding the beloved series? Or is this just another case of a fanbase overreacting to the film’s outcome?

Find out in this week's special episode of The Filmosphers!

Aug 31, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy may be a little late to the party, but they are definitely ready to join the joyful processional with the latest adaptation of the timeless Disney attraction, Haunted Mansion (2023). 

The Corporeal Critics have finally made the trek to go see the film that Intern Amy has been itching incessantly to review, being the Disney Lore nerd that she is. But have the efforts already established in the first adaptation featuring Eddie Murphy already tainted the waters? Or will the fresh take and engaging cast of characters with an updated storyline give fans a new look at the attraction's mythos? Grab your sharpened axes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Aug 24, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy break out the cervezas and the jams as they get pulled into la familia with their latest thoughts on the indigenous indigo cabezón superhero out of Warner Bros and DC, Blue Beetle.

The Brazen Borachos can’t believe the amount of quality storytelling and fun coming out of the fallen house of the DCEU, and how Director Angel Manuel Soto brought the Latinx community to the big screen. But does this film only highlight the very issues that DC and Warner Bros seem to work to sweep under the rug: diversity in their films? Or has the incredible work by actor Xolo Maridueña and the rest of the cast only scratched the surface of what James Gunn has in store?

Grab your tacos & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Aug 17, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy shred the streets of nostalgia as they delve deep into Seth Rogen’s fresh take on our shell-shocked crime fighters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. The Reptilian Reporters vibe off this latest iteration of our favorite non-amphibian warrior adolescents and their rodent father. Did Seth Rogen and his team find the unique bridge for this childhood classic quartet for fans young and old? Or does the imperfect styling of this TMNT world only highlight the very issues we are seeing in filmmakers trying to replicate the animation magic from Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse? Grab your pizza slices & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Aug 14, 2023

The hosts of the Filmlosophers, The Capeless Crusaders, and Video Game BANG! come together to say farewell to not only a staple in the Sacramento community, but also to dear a friend.

Late in June, we found out that our friend and podcast mate Curtis J. Fisher -also known as Skipntosh- passed away from a hard-fought battle with cancer. To many, he was more than just a friendly local comic book nerd; he was THE local comic book nerd. His love for the Sacramento Kings and all things nerdy made him a friend to every member of this city instantaneously. Next to his work in the podcast community, his musical career, and his ability to draw people from all crowds in, Curtis was like gravity. We knew that we had some things left to say to him, promises to keep, and goodbyes to be had.

When podcasters need to say something, we do it the only way we know how: we come to the table, put on our headphones, and hit record. Join VGB host Cory Vincent, The Capeless Crusader hosts David "Doc" Barrie and Anthony Esteves, and Filmlosophers Amy and Eddie Villanueva as we talk about how we've each been touched by his life, and how his legacy will always live on. We will miss you, Curtis Fisher. 

Aug 11, 2023

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy take a strange and nostalgic trip to a land of yesteryear, where they discuss the subtle surprise and not-so-subtle power behind Greta Gerwig’s latest film, Barbie. The Malleable Mammals reveal the impact this film has had on not just cinema but society as a whole, and all the people it’s upsetting. Has Greta Gerwig created a spotlight on a portion of cinema that has still yet to evolve after all these years: respect for women? Or does the heavy-handed nature of the messaging in the film only act as a deterrent to fans? Grab your rollerblades & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

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