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 174: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

The Filmlosophers drives the getaway car to find out our thoughts on the latest entry into the car-racing franchise, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. The Pair race through memory lane to recall the origin of the franchise and compare it to the offering...

Lesson 172: Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

The Filmlosophers get the skinny on the latest film from director Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. The Duo travel back to groovier days to discuss Tarantino’s latest “magnum opus.” Does the film, however, epitomize the truest sense of Tarantino’s...

Lesson 171: Yesterday – All Our Troubles Seemed So Far Away

The Filmlosophers go back in time and rock out as they welcome Video Game Bang! Host, Cory Vincent, to discuss Danny Boyle’s Yesterday. Coming off as a huge sleeper film, the guys take the time to reminisce on the cultural icons that were and are The Beatles in this...