Lesson 116: Ocean’s 8 – A Worthy Con-tender?

Jun 6, 2018 | Chad Riley, Eddie Villanueva, Movies, Podcasts, Spencer Williams, The Filmlosophers

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, hatch a plot to make a lot of money with this week’s review of Ocean’s 8 (2018). The fourth installment in Steven Soderbergh’s revitalized Ocean’s franchise, the film features an all-female take on the heisty storyline and stars Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of George Clooney’s Danny Ocean, who served as the ringleader in the previous three films. Directed by Gary Ross, the film also stars Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Armitage and James Corden.

Ocean’s 8 is most recognizably cut from the same cloth as the prior films thanks to its cool soundtrack and ensemble-focused plot. Its ensemble, though, is where the film breaks from its predecessors and offers a more tightly balanced team where each member shines in her own way. Will it woo the crowds on opening weekend? We’re pretty sure it “con.”

Lesson 184: Back to the Future Trilogy – Spencer Takes the Wheel!

The Filmlosophers swap roles as Spencer jumps in the driver’s seat to discuss the franchise that redefined time travel films, the Back to the Future Trilogy. The DeLorean Dynamos, joined by friend and longtime listener to the show, Marcus, buckle up and reminisce on...

Lesson 183: Rambo: Last Blood – Bleeding Out (Non-Spoiler)

The Filmlosophers leave a bloody trail behind them as they discuss the last film in the 37-year Action franchise, Rambo: Last Blood. The Strapping Cinephiles pull up their bootstraps and take a stab at sifting their thoughts from the rubble of the film that caps a 37...

Lesson 182: First Blood (1982) – The War Never Ends

The Filmlosophers take a nose dive headfirst into the world of veterans and vagrancy with a deeper look at Sylvester Stallone’s 1982 action film, First Blood. The guys dissect the work of author David Morrell and his novel adapted into the cinematic work that started...