Lesson 133: Bad Times at the El Royale – Crazy Good

Oct 3, 2018 | Chad Riley, Eddie Villanueva, Movies, Podcasts, Spencer Williams, The Filmlosophers

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, straddle state lines with this week’s review of Bad Times at the El Royale (2018). Set in a rundown casino hotel where almost nothing is as it seems, the film features a number of familiar faces including Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Chris Hemsworth. It also marks a career-making turn from Cynthia Erivo, who also makes a splash in Widows (2018) next month.

Written, directed and produced by former Daredevil showrunner Drew Goddard, Bad Times at the El Royale includes twist upon twist and is sure to keep you guessing until the end. In spite of its dark subject matter, the film manages to captivate and delight throughout its two-hour-plus runtime.

Lesson 177: It (1990) – Clown Prince of Horror

The Filmlosophers get down into the drains and exhume a blast from the past with the 1990 TV miniseries, It. In preparation for the upcoming sequel It: Chapter 2, the Terrible Two embark on a journey down memory lane to discuss the mini-series that had a wide spectrum...

Lesson 176: Dora and the Lost City of Gold – Swiper, Swipe this Movie

The Filmlosophers question the decisions of their lives as they discuss the recently lamented film out of Nick Jr., Dora and the Lost City of Gold. This time, Spencer dictates the conversation in this rare instance of a shellshocked Eddie, as the Pair reflect on their...

Lesson 175: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

The Filmlosophers leave the lights on to discuss Guillermo del Toro’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The Duo pull up their lawn chairs and gather ‘round the campfire as they weave their thoughts around this homage to the 1981 smash hit book series. With one of...