Lesson 134: Venom – I Think I’ve Got a Disease

Oct 10, 2018 | Chad Riley, Eddie Villanueva, Movies, Podcasts, Spencer Williams, The Filmlosophers

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, cough up some new personalities with this week’s review of Venom (2018). The Sony Pictures film marks the studio’s first foray into a Spiderverse without a Spider-Man (to this point, at least). Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed and Jenny Slate, Venom follows man-on-the-street journalist Eddie Brock on a confusingly quirky journey in which he finds himself bonded to an alien symbiote and crusades against a similarly symbiote-empowered villain looking to transform life on Earth and take to the stars before the planet succumbs to environmental degradation.

Following a record-breaking October weekend at the box office, does Venom herald the dawn of a new age for Sony when it comes to superhero fare? Or were you better off catching Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born (2018)? Listen in to find out!

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...