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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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Jun 1, 2022

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!

May 18, 2022

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!

May 11, 2022

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!

May 5, 2022

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!

May 4, 2022

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!

Apr 26, 2022

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!

Apr 13, 2022

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!

Apr 6, 2022

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!

Mar 30, 2022

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy unveil the cinematic history created by innovation, creativity, and plagiarism in F.W. Murnau’s 1922 horror classic, Nosferatu. The Secluded Sanchos explore the impact the Dracula-esque film has had on cinema over the years and its help in shaping how audiences see the famed vampire today. Do the cutting-edge techniques and effects of the film still hold up today? Or will this vampire only remind you of that one episode of Spongebob? Grab your wooden stakes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Mar 23, 2022

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy wax nostalgia of teenage pasts as they regal the complexity of this prodigious pubescent tale in Pixar’s Turning Red. The Budding Buddies unravel ancient memories (and trauma) as they step back in time with the female-driven team behind Domee Shi’s full-length feature debut. Does the different direction speak volumes for Pixar’s next steps? Or will this bold move spell danger for the future of animation? Grab your boy band CDs & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Mar 16, 2022

The Filmlosophers bring in trusted friends and fellow nerd JR to celebrate the 40-year-old enigma that is John Carpenter’s The Thing. The Creeping Cohorts descend into the madness of a genius as they discuss this practical effect staple. Has The Thing created a memorial for a burning era of artistry? Or has cinema outgrown the need for practical effect work? Grab your flamethrowers & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Mar 9, 2022

The Filmlosophers patrol the dark skies of Gotham with Nerd Afficinado Tyler and new Jr Filmlosopher, Logan, and discuss Matt Reeve’s take on the Dark Knight in 2022’s The Batman. The Brooding Brawlers delve into every facet of the Great Detective and how the Reeve’s take gives us a new look at him. Does the director give fans something new to see in the Caped Crusader? Or is this just another cookie-cutter superhero flick? Grab your batarangs & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Mar 2, 2022

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy are joined by action movie lover Tyler to celebrate 34 years of Kumite with a review of the 1988 classic, Bloodsport. The Brawling Brood reveal the unique love and affection this film has cultivated over the years. Has Jean-Claude Van Damme created cinematic gold with this iconic role? Or does the amount of “rear” viewing push fans from wanting more? Grab your samurai swords & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Feb 23, 2022

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy are jettisoned into space without direction as they navigate Roland Emmerich’s latest disaster movie, Moonfall. The Aeronautical Acrobats do their best to recollect the trajectory of this film and how it lands. Does this film give proof that the disaster genre has lost its luster? Or does the lack of oxygen in Moonfall breathe new life in apocalyptic cinema? Grab your moonpies & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Feb 16, 2022

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy kick-off a huge trailer breakdown post-Super Bowl to discuss all the great reveals and sneak peeks! The Revelation Revelers take note of the most important parts of the Super Bowl: the commercials. More importantly, the movie trailers. Do the reveals movie fans got warrant the amount paid for the airtime? Or are fans dying to see more of the small taste they got? Grab your helmets & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Feb 9, 2022

The Filmlosophers are joined again by Jr Filmlosopher Sarah to discuss toxic fandoms in the 2022 horror film, Scream.  The Fantastical Freaks breakdown the super meta tale of the latest entry in the 25-year-old horror franchise. Does the underlying allegory of the film honor Craven? Or will the preachy vibes take away from the story entirely? Also check out our new segment with Spence at the helm in Spencer’s Big Score! So grab your masks & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Feb 3, 2022

THE FILMLOSOPHERS ARE BACK, and are joined by Jr Filmlosopher Sarah for a jog down memory lane with a take on Wes Cravens 1996 horror masterpiece, Scream.  The Returning Rascals reminisce on the complexity of the work that turned the genre on its head. How has Craven’s flick held up compared to others? Or has the premise lost its luster? Grab your knife & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jan 5, 2022

The Filmlosophers and intern Amy take one last look behind them as they reminisce and debate on 2021’s offering of film, fun and filmlosophy! The Nostalgic Noodles reflect on reviews and episodes that really stuck out during this past year. Which film made everyone’s top spot? Which one made them wish they could unsee it? Grab your notepads & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 30, 2021

The Filmlosophers take a last leap with intern Amy as they jump into the new year with a look at Warner Bros new take on the neo-futuristic film saga, The Matrix Resurrections. The Unplugged Underlings give their take on HBO Max’s attempt to reboot a beloved film franchise. Does the film give us a new fresh take on the system that imprisons us? Or does this project need to be sent back to the source? Grab your black trench coats & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 22, 2021

The Filmlosophers and intern Amy swing through the doors with their excitement over Marvel’s latest entry in the Web Slinger’s tale, Spider-Man: No Way Home. The Web-head Wackos cannot keep their lips tight as they gush about the latest Marvel masterpiece. How has this film stacked up against all other Spidey films? Grab your web shooters & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 15, 2021

The Filmlosophers drag along with Intern Amy as they recollect their Season of Suffering with a review of Lifetime’s “Mistletoe & Menorahs” and Netflix’s “The Knight before Christmas.” The Cinematic Sadists endure the pain of poor storytelling and low production value as they try to understand the allure of movies like these.Do they crack the code on these films? Grab your wine & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s special episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 8, 2021

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy trace their genealogical roots through the lens of Disney’s Encanto. The Disney Fiends reveal familial parallels with the latest work coming out of the House of Mouse’s “Revival Era.” Does Encanto showcase the highlights of the studio’s new direction? Or has the targeting of Millenials created a stunted formula sure to fail? Grab your candles & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s special episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 1, 2021

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy trudge through the murky depths of Netflix to relish the pain that is Red Notice. The Tormented Trio traverse through the star-studded picture, begging to question the streaming giant’s logic. Does the film make comedy gold, or fool’s gold? We also introduce a brand new segment led by our intern, Jane Unseen! So grab your eggs & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s special episode of The Filmlosophers!

Nov 24, 2021

The Filmlosophers cross over into the otherworldly as they converse with the dead (and each other) on the latest entry in the ghost-hunting franchise, Ghostbusters: Afterlife.The original Dynamic Duo reminisce on the franchise that founded their love of movies as they open up about the 2021 film. Does Afterlife breathe new life in to the franchise? Or are the film critics spot on about the latest attempt? Grab your proton packs & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s special episode of The Filmlosophers!

Nov 21, 2021

Never one to go long without discussing Horror, the crew breakdown their thoughts on the unique and obscure world that is the V/H/S franchise! Joined by friend of the show Ben, the guys journey back to the anthological oddities found in the freakish found footage films. How do they stack up to each other? Strap in and grab your popcorn for some fun and mayhem in this week’s Extra Credit!

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