Monday, November 18, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #171 | Swamp Thing (2019)


What do you get when you combine DC superheroes, disgusting body horror, and swamps? You get SWAMP THING, an expensive and ambitious TV series starring Andy Bean, Crystal Reed, Kevin Durand, Will Patton, Ian Ziering, Jennifer Beals and Virginia Madsen!
SWAMP THING is about a swampy thing in a swamp, and it only lasted one season on the new DC Universe streaming service! Was it... CANCELED TOO SOON? 
Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold explore the whole hulking series, the state of streaming services and more in a massive, mossy episode, as our SUDDENLY LAST SEASON month continues!


Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Iron List #1 | The Best Film Noirs Ever!


Happy #Noirvember! We're celebrating by introducing a whole new podcast to THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NETWORK, in which every month film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold present their picks for the best movies ever, in genres selected by our Patreon subscribers!


And fittingly enough, in #Noirvember, our Patrons chose "Film Noirs" to be the first subject of... THE IRON LIST! Find out which films Bibbs and Witney selected and sign up for our Patreon to pick next month's giant-sized podcast topic!

Give it a listen!


Friday, November 15, 2019

The Two-Shot | Samurai Cop and Hard-Boiled!


It's been called one of the worst movies ever made, but not by us! This week on THE TWO-SHOT, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold unleash the wild and weird 1991 thriller SAMURAI COP, complete with a lion made of yarn and a car chase that defies the laws of time and space! 

And they're following that up with an early classic from action movie luminary John Woo, HARD-BOILED, which is like if The Departed had John Wick's action sequences and suddenly turned into Die Hard halfway through... and it's even cooler than that sounds! 

Give it a listen!

We've Got Mail #5 | What is 'The Movie of the Year?'



You wrote us emails, and we're answering them on the air in WE'VE GOT MAIL!
This week, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED co-hosts William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold talk about what should qualify as the "Movie of the Year," what "auteur theory" really means, how the MPAA works and more!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #102 | Midway, Doctor Sleep, Marriage Story, Honey Boy, The Mistletoe Secret


Surprise! Despite a ton of early buzz and a giant marketing push, DOCTOR SLEEP wasn't the #1 motion picture of the weekend. This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold debate whether DOCTOR SLEEP is a misunderstood classic or just a weird, contrived movie.
Plus, reviews of that unexpected hit MIDWAY, the art house releases MARRIAGE STORY and HONEY BOY, and the new Hallmark Christmas movie THE MISTLETOE SECRET.
Midway Review - 3:36
Doctor Sleep Review - 16:41
Marriage Story Review - 47:47
Honey Boy Review - 57:41
The Mistletoe Secret Review - 1:08:00

Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Two-Shot | All Six(-ish) Critters Movies!


The CRITTERS movies are kinda like the "Gremlins," movies except they’ve got badass shape-changing bounty hunters! So, it could be argued, they’re even better.

In the latest episode of THE TWO-SHOT, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold explore the five weird feature films in this series - featuring early performances by Leonardo DiCaprio and Angela Bassett! - and also the web series, which doubles as a feature length film in its own right!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #170 | Tuca and Bertie (2019)


It's that time of year again! CANCELED TOO SOON is back with SUDDENLY LAST SEASON, a whole month where we review nothing but TV shows that failed within the last year, and we're starting with one of the most acclaimed Netflix shows ever made... TUCA AND BERTIE!
From the producer of "Bojack Horseman" came an animated sitcom about two mismatched birds growing up, and apart, in a surreal world filled with unimaginable sight gags and heartbreaking emotional sincerity. Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold explore the incredible world of TUCA AND BERTIE and decide, for the sake of posterity, whether this animated series was... CANCELED TOO SOON!