Lesson 182: First Blood (1982) – The War Never Ends

Sep 18, 2019 | Chad Riley, Eddie Villanueva, Movies, Review, Spencer Williams, The Filmlosophers

The Filmlosophers take a nose dive headfirst into the world of veterans and vagrancy with a deeper look at Sylvester Stallone’s 1982 action film, First Blood. The guys dissect the work of author David Morrell and his novel adapted into the cinematic work that started a 37 year franchise. The idea of Rambo holds thoughts of guns and explosions (and definitely body counts), but what happens if you take a closer look at the film that started it all? The Dynamic Duo do just that, and dig deep into not only the impact First Blood had in the cinematic world, but even it’s implications about the treatment of Vets in the U.S., even to this day! Tune in to find out how deep we dive in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Lesson 227: Summer Crossover – Blockbuster Favorites (Feat. Nerd On! The Podcast)

The Filmlosophers share a mind-blowing convo with the crew from Nerd On! The Podcast over some of our favorite Summer Blockbusters! The Dialectical Duo becomes the Quintessential Quad as Tom and Josh from Nerd On! join the show to discuss films that made Summers...

Lesson 215: Dirty Dancing – Nobody Puts Spencer in a Corner

The Filmlosophers clean up nicely in celebration as they review Lionsgate’s incredible movie livestream event this week, Dirty Dancing. The Dougie Duo is so excited about this Friday’s YouTube live "cinematic-soiree" that they watched the movie already, in preparation...

Lesson 214: Cinephiles in the Time of Quarantine (w/ Jeff Fong)

The Filmlosophers adjust their face masks and mics as they welcome writer/director Jeffrey Fong to discuss the impact of the quarantine on the film industry. Maintaining the “six-foot rule” at all times, the Tenacious Trio delves into how social isolation has impacted...