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 187: Extra Credit – The Halloween Grinch and Horror Movies

The Filmlosophers sip their coffees (and cider) as they explore the wonder of Halloween! Well into the Autumn season, the Fall Fellas chat about their personal views of Halloween, and how Spencer has become the Halloween Grinch. From dress-up to holiday goodies,...

Lesson 186: Joker – It’s Kind of a Funny Story…(Spoiler)

The Filmlosophers dance gracefully as they discuss the polarizing cinematic experience of Todd Phillip’s Joker. The Cantankerous Capers pull out all the shots and draw up their opinions about a film that has sparked conversation everywhere. In our day and age, how...

Lesson 185: Extra Credit – Spencer’s Issue with It Chapter Two

The Filmlosophers voice their concerns as Spencer divulges what really rubbed him the wrong way with It Chapter Two! Back at the Honeycomb Hideout, a.k.a. the incredible Oblivion Comics & Coffee, the Perilous Pair pull up a chair, grab their coffees and reveal...