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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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Aug 5, 2022

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy are on an alien binge as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of the M. Night Shyamalan classic thriller, Signs (2002). The Interstellar Introverts chat it up about the long career Shyamalan has had, and how his alien thriller changed the scope of original extraterrestrial films are created. Does the director’s work still hold up to today? Or does Shyamalan’s work hold one too many cracks for fans? Grab your foil hats & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jul 27, 2022

The Filmlosophers, Intern Amy and Jr Filmlosopher Sarah peel back the layers on Jordan Peele’s latest film that has taken the world by spectacular storm, Nope. The Apropos Aliens detail the many perspectives they gathered after seeing the genius trifecta that is Jordan Peele in his writing, producing, and directing. Has Peele reawakened the sci-fi genre and set the bar to a new level? Or has the eccentric filmmaker finally hit his wall, and become the next M. Night Shyamalan? Grab your cactus slushies & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jul 20, 2022

At the height of Summer Blockbuster territory, the Filmlosophers unlock a special level of nostalgia and memory with a recollection of the timeless classic film, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Not to be confused with the 2005 remake, the Chill Chocolatiers unwrap the deepest parts of their core memories related to this movie. Does the combination of Gene Wilder and an incredible script truly create something special that is “pure imagination”? Or has time slowly exposed the film to being something that was grander when we were kids? Grab your chocolate bars & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jul 13, 2022

Between retro cuts and Marvel butts, the Filmlosophers engage in a discussion about the latest chapter in phase 4 of the MCU, Thor: Love and Thunder. The Weathered Wayfarers dive head first into the film’s comedic measures and raw moments, while also delving into new information behind Marvel’s treatment towards its creative staff. Are the walls cracking for the superhero factory over at Marvel? Or has Taika and other like minded directors breathed new life into the genre? Grab your grapes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jul 6, 2022

The Filmlosophers are FINALLY joined by both Jr Filmlosophers, Sarah and Logan, to discuss  one of the most talked about horror films of this year, Scott Derrickson’s The Black Phone. The Troublesome Troglodytes open up about the visceral fear and dread  that master writer Joe Hill concocts with his impeccable work. Does the film solely recreate all of Hill’s father’s tropes and pitfalls? Or has Joe ushered a new kind of era of horror with his adaptations and body of work? Grab your rotary phone & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jun 29, 2022

**Note: this episode contains adult themes and situations that may not be suitable for young listeners or sensitive ears. Listener discretion is advised.**

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy take a break and visit a little piece of literary paradise in the latest Hulu offering with Fire Island. The Prodigious Progeny display their pride with a deep discussion of the unique adaptation of the Jane Austen tale, Pride and Prejudice, with a queer twist! Does Fire Island fall into the same Rom-Com tropes that plague really bad Rom-Coms of the past? Or does this interpretation of the classic novel give a new and pure view of romance and love, actually? Grab your ice cream cones & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jun 23, 2022

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy crash land on a mysterious planet and discover the unknown truth that is the origin of our favorite childhood Disney-Pixar films with Lightyear. The Astronomical Arbitrarians uncover the very source that inspired the creation of the Buzz Lightyear toy in 1995’s Toy Story. Does the film do nothing more than give callbacks and references to the film we already know and love? Or will the revelation of what we uncover change the entire way we as fans view the Toy Story Universe? Grab your Sox & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jun 15, 2022

The Filmlosophers, Intern Amy, and nerd aficionado Tyler embark on an archeological journey to see how Universal Pictures wraps up a childhood franchise with Jurassic World: Dominion. The Paleontological Privateers divulge how far the new film goes, and whether it creates the beautiful wrap-up this franchise deserves. Has Dominion finally served fans the true ending they’ve deserved all these years? Or will the Pratt-verse just get in the way of our classic heroes’ ending? Grab your baby Raptors & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jun 8, 2022

The Filmlosophers, Intern Amy and Jr Filmlosopher Sarah articulate the animated servings of the combo team-up of Disney and FOX in The Bob’s Burgers Movie. The Resilient Restauranteurs dine on the delicious cinematic goodness that comes from the Animation Domination evening lineup. Will the lack of grit and envelope-pushing keep this film from hitting its potential? Or has the series and it’s film figured out the formula for decent and fun viewing for the whole family? Grab your bunny ears & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

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!

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