Lesson 131: Nothing But Netflix – Double Feature

Sep 19, 2018 | Chad Riley, Eddie Villanueva, Movies, Podcasts, Spencer Williams, The Filmlosophers

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, prepare for the worst with this week’s double feature review of two recent Netflix-distributed films: How It Ends (2018) and Extinction (2018). Both films explore themes of connection and loss against a backdrop of catastrophe, and they each fit broadly within the sci-fi subgenre of dystopic futures. Flavored with tinges of Mad Max mixed with The Road, How It Ends stars Theo James and Forest Whitaker in a story about two men traveling cross-country to save a woman they both love. Alternatively, Extinction stars Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan as concerned parents trying to ensure their family’s survival in the face of a military invasion from the stars.

What sort of storytelling DNA do these films share, and how do they treat their subjects differently? Most importantly, does either film do enough to keep your attention?

Lesson 192: The Shining (1980) – Spencer’s Not Here, Mrs. Torrance

The Filmlosophers ghoulishly prepare for next week’s film Dr. Sleep by watching it’s prequel, Stanley Kubrick’s 1980’s Horror classic, The Shining. The film that has been widely regarded as Stephen King’s most hated adaptation takes over the show today, bringing a...

Lesson 191: Extra Credit – “Insidious” Intentions and Fun

The Filmlosophers take a break from their coffee's to come to the stark reality that Spencer may ACTUALLY like Horror films now! Spencer's journey has been a whirlwind of a ride, and the train ain't stopping yet the Horrific Homies discuss their latest ghoulish...

Lesson 190: Itsy Bitsy – Arachnophobia Redux

The Filmlosophers crawl creepily as they discuss the unique arachnophobic nightmare of Micah Gallo’s Itsy Bitsy. The Webbing Wonders gather their wits and face their fears as they discuss the independent film that just dropped. The film creates a strong sense of...