Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 117 (Down with the Phellas)

On this episode of the Cinephellas Podcast , your favorite ‘Phellas of film return for Episode 117 to discuss a variety of topics about movies, television shows, and more topics like… 🎬📽️🎥🍿📺

• New Releases Such as Black Widow, F9, and Netflix’s Fear Street

• Favorite Families in Movies

• Favorite Movie Quotes of All-Time

• Remembering Richard Donner

• Looking Back at Spoof Movies and Popular Movie Scenes We’d Critique

And a Lot More on Episode 117 of the CinePhellas Podcast!

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Review – Black Widow (2021)

by Kevin Muller

The essence of family seems to be creeping into big budget films lately. There have been countless memes connecting the word to the Fast and the Furious franchise. Those specific ones are hilarious since, what once was a sincere part of those films, has now become a punchline. In Marvel’s Black Widow, it is used to reduce to coldness of the title character, who was trained to be a heartless killing machine. Does it work? Are people in for a treat after waiting two years for Marvel’s new entry?

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Review – Marriage Story (2019)

by Armando Vanegas

After watching this movie, I’ve decided to retire from being a fan of movies because Noah Baumbach’s latest movie Marriage Story  finally did what I’ve wanted from movies and nothing else will compare. The Squid and the Whale was one of the movies that made me a fan of movies because it made me realize you can talk about real things like marital issues onscreen and it can impact the audience talking about those things. It doesn’t have to make you laugh, be scared, or excite you. It can also stick with you on a more personal level. Writer/director Noah Baumbach had that special touch, even back then. I think since Squid, I’ve wanted Baumbach to keep going into that well. Perhaps, I have personal things that made me want this. It also was helpful to learn that he was a child of divorce and that it was a semi-autobiographical look at his parents’ marriage. How he touched on divorce in Squid made me feel like I was seen. Marriage Story didn’t exactly fulfill those satisfactions if only because I didn’t need that itch scratched anymore. I’m young and I just want to enjoy whatever’s out there. When I saw Squid, I wanted more time in that world with these characters because it was so engrossing to me. Logically, there’s no way for this to continue because it felt complete enough even though the ending could be stronger. The movie gods have answered as this is essentially a spiritual sequel to The Squid and the Whale and it has that incredibly written Baumbach dialogue to listen to for 2 hours. It seems that he’s gotten his takes on how divorce sucks out of his system and I did as well.  As far as I can tell, movies are now dead and I will leave this movie life and become a cobbler. But before I do, I’ll talk about Marriage Story. Semi-based on Baumbach’s previous relationship, the movie deals with a theater couple who decide to go through with a divorce. As they realize, this process is extremely difficult and rough as they deal with ruthless lawyers and surprise reveals about each other. If The Squid and the Whale was the breakthrough EP, then Marriage Story is the mic drop and the surefire hit that defines  Baumbach as one of the great American directors of his time.

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Review – Avengers: Endgame (2019)

It’s been 11 years in the making and we’ve come to the final chapter in this phase of the MCU. Logan Myerz reviews the box office record-breaking film, Avengers: Endgame now playing in theaters everywhere!

“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.”

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Review – Isle of Dogs (2018)

by Armando Vanegas

Simultaneously charming and depressing, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs will find a way to stick with you long after the credits roll. While it might not reach the levels of Rushmore or Moonrise Kingdom, Anderson still manages to utilize his trademark style into a unique and entertaining experience. The movie follows a group of dogs in a dystopian future version of Japan and isolated by the evil new mayor on a trash island literally called “Trash Island,” after an outbreak of a dog flu virus in the city. When Atari, a young Japanese boy, gets stuck on the island while looking for his own dog, the other dogs agree to help him, including the cynical Chief.

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Review – The Layover, Girl’s Trip, and Rough Night!

The Good, Bad, and the Ugly: “The Layover,” “Girl’s Trip,” and “Rough Night” Review

by Kevin Muller

These three movies take the typical comedic situations involving girl trips and creates three very different stories. They all try to make us laugh, with some resorting to the gross out humor more than the others, but only one really succeeds because it abides by the rules of good film-making.  

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Review – Ghost in the Shell (2017)

by Taylor Lunsford

‘Ghost In The Shell’ is a remake from internationally acclaimed futuristic Japanese hit in 1995, directed by Mamoru Oshi of the same name and based on Masamune Shirow manga published in 1989. I just saw it yesterday morning and in it’s first 10 minutes, I was starting to think that this could be one of the best, visually impressive dystopian sci-fi films ever put onscreen. The film has a vibe of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece, Blade Runner, with the aura of The Wachowski Brothers’, The Matrix . It’s hard not to think of some other films we’ve seen in the past years that touch on the same subject as this movie, but Rupert Sanders was able to find ways to continuously make it seem new to us.

The year is set in 2019: Major (played terrifically by Scarlett Johansson) is a female human-android and being called the first of her kind, designed to kill world’s most dangerous criminals. Major has mind and soul, she was told that she was saved from a terrific accident and only her brain survived. She is having visions, memories from her past that led her to the truth why she was brought to Hanka, a corporation that develop state-of-the-art robotics.

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Review – Under the Skin

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by Nile Fortner

In the film Under the Skin, Laura, played by Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers, Don Jon) is an extraterrestrial, who disguises as a woman of Earth. Who drives around Scotland, capturing unsuspecting men. With this type of plot, many of us would assume a great horror film. However, we get a great mixture of an artistic direction, science fiction, fantasy, drama, and themes throughout this film.

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