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!

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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! 

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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!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

We've Got Mail #4 | Steven Spielberg's War Movies, Ridley Scott vs. Tony Scott, and International Cinema!


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 Steven Spielberg's war movies, the competing cinematic oeuvres of Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, how the Oscars handle international cinema and much, much more!

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Canceled Too Soon #169 | Night Stalker (2005)


"Kolchak: The Night Stalker" is one of the most important and influential "Canceled Too Soon" shows in TV history. But what about the reboot, NIGHT STALKER, from "X-Files" producer Frank Spotnitz, starring Stuart Townsend and Gabrielle Union? Was it a worthy follow-up to a cult TV classic, or a generic early-2000s supernatural detective series with a catastrophically miscast star?

You'll have to listen to CANCELED TOO SOON to find out! Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold dig up NIGHT STALKER to see how it stacks up to the original, how it stacks up to "The X-Files," and why all the show's problems probably could have been solved with a $20 trip to an outlet store.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Critically Acclaimed Episode 101 | Terminator: Dark Fate, The Irishman, American Dharma, Arctic Dogs, Earthquake Bird, Christmas Scavenger Hunt


It's a HUGE week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED! We've got an overview of the TERMINATOR franchise, leading up to a review of TERMINATOR: DARK FATE, and an in-depth review of Martin Scorsese's ambitious gangster epic THE IRISHMAN! 

Plus, we've got reviews of the Netflix murder mystery EARTHQUAKE BIRD, the family-friendly talking animal animated movie ARCTIC DOGS, and - because YOU demanded it - the return of our HALLMARK CHRISTMAS reviews, starting with the aptly titled CHRISTMAS SCAVENGER HUNT!


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

We've Got Mail #3 - Is Darth Vader Redeemable and Horror Movies for Adults


You took the time to write us, so we're taking the time to listen! 

This week on the CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NETWORK's weekly podcast WE'VE GOT MAIL, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold answer questions about how Darth Vader could ever be redeemed, why mature horror films don't get written about, why film critics get abusive comments, ambitious films that didn't quite hit the mark and more!

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #100: Dolemite is My Name, Countdown, Girl on the Third Floor, The Gallows Act II and Making Waves!



Eddie Murphy is back and in top form with DOLEMITE IS MY NAME, a brand new biopic about comedy trailblazer Rudy Ray Moore and the production of his blaxploitation classic! This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review that new biopic and MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND, a new documentary about motion picture sound design! 

And if that's not enough for all you movie lovers, Bibbs and Witney also a review a bunch of new horror movies, just in time for Halloween. Get ready for reviews of COUNTDOWN, GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR and THE GALLOWS ACT II!



Saturday, October 26, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #168 - Tremors: The Series (2003)


The cult monster movie classic TREMORS spawned five straight-to-video sequels and, over a decade later, its own SYFY tv series! But how the heck do you turn a movie about folks stranded in the desert with underground sonar monster worms into an episodic TV show?

The answer... may surprise you. But what we really want to know is, was TREMORS: THE SERIES canceled too soon?! 

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold dig into the mythology of the underground hit and reveal why they love this franchise, and whether TREMORS: THE SERIES is worth exhuming.

Give it a listen, as GHASTLYTOBER continues!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #99 | Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Zombieland: Double Tap, Jojo Rabbit, The Lighthouse and Eli!


Disney made a sequel to "Maleficent," for some reason, and it's called MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL! And it's really dumb! Bibbs and Witney review this blockbuster dud on an all-new CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, as well as the all-star horror sequel ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP and the new Netflix haunted hospital movie ELI!

Plus, Bibbs and Witney review two of the most anticipated arthouse movies of the season: Taika Waititi's Nazi comedy JOJO RABBIT, and Robert Eggers' sanity-jangling THE LIGHTHOUSE! Are they really two of the best movies of the year?

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #167 | Jekyll (2007)


Before Stephen Moffat updated Sherlock Holmes for the 21st century, in the megahit BBC series "Sherlock," he went back in time and brought back a monster. JEKYLL stars James Nesbitt ("The Hobbit") as Dr. Tom Jackman, a mild-mannered scientist who keeps transforming into an amoral, violent and uncontrollable new personality. But there's more to the story than meets the eye, and more than you'd ever find in the book!

JEKYLL lasted only one season, six short episodes, but although Moffat claims to have written a second season that never came to fruition. Was the series... CANCELED TOO SOON? Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold will find out in an all-new episode of the podcast, as our GHASTLYTOBER continues!

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Friday, October 18, 2019

The Two-Shot | The Candyman Trilogy!


CANDYMAN isn't just a song from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," it's one of the most acclaimed horror movies of the 1990s, and it led to two mostly forgotten sequels which... yikes, those two sequels. 

But we'll get to that. Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold dissect the whole CANDYMAN movie trilogy on this week's THE TWO-SHOT!

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

We've Got Mail #2 | Why Aren't Film Critics Objective? Can High Frame Rates Work? Is Joker Brilliant?


You have burning questions and we've got burning answers! 

In this week's episode of WE'VE GOT MAIL, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold tackle the misunderstood concept of objectivity in film criticism, come up with new ways for filmmakers to use high frame rates, reflect on their favorite movies that became musicals that became movies again, and consider the very real possibility that they were completely wrong about JOKER!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #166 | Mockingbird Lane (2012)


Everyone's second-favorite 1960s sitcom about a family of monsters living in suburbia got an all-star reboot with 2012's MOCKINGBIRD LANE! This reimagining of THE MUNSTERS stems from HANNIBAL producer Bryan Fuller, and stars Jerry O'Connell, Portia De Rossi, Charity Wakefield and Eddie Izzard as creepy creatures trying to live inconspicuously in polite society, while also occasionally killing some people. 

It's creepy, it's kooky, but it's ain't THE ADDAMS FAMILY. It's the Munsters all over again, and it may very well have been CANCELED TOO SOON!

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold exhume this notorious failed pilot to determine if MOCKINGBIRD LANE deserved to buried alive in foul earth of pop culture history, or whether it's worthy of resurrection.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #98 | The Addams Family, Parasite, Gemini Man and Robert Forster


They're creepy and they're kooky, but are they altogether ooky? Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold visit the brand new animated version of The Addams Family in the latest episode of CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, and also review the new releases "Parasite," "Mary," "Gemini Man" and High Strung Free Dance!

Plus, Bibbs and Witney bid a fond farewell to one of the great character actors, Oscar nominee Robert Forster.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

We've Got Mail #1 | Joker, Mental Health and Bad Movie Subtitles!


It's a brand new podcast on the CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NETWORK, and this one is all yours! 
WE'VE GOT MAIL is the podcast where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold answer your emails, and in this debut episode they tackle everything from mental health in movies, to bad movie subtitles, to how they'd recast "Casablanca," to whether "Joker" is the worst movie of the year!

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Two-Shot | All the Prom Night Movies!


Everyone knows the most famous slasher movie franchises, but do you recall the most prom nighty slashers of all? 

This week on THE TWO-SHOT, film critics William Bibbiani explore all six entries in the PROM NIGHT franchise, from the original proto-slasher to the lousy remake, to all the utterly bizarre and forgotten sequels in between! 

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #165: Mistress of Suspense, a.k.a. Chillers (1990)


Anthony Perkins hosts a series of sinister stories in MISTRESS OF SUSPENSE, an anthology based entirely on the works of Patricia Highsmith, the author of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN and THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY. With an all-star cast that includes Ian Holm, Ian Richardson, Ian McShane and Niccol Williamson, MISTRESS OF SUSPENSE - or, as it was called in America, CHILLERS - is an unusual entry in the horror anthology genre, in which the supernatural doesn't seem to exist... except maybe in a rooster.

Did MISTRESS OF SUSPENSE deserve to fade into obscurity, or was it... CANCELED TOO SOON? Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold explore its extremely British tales of murder and madness in an all-new episode of the podcast, which kicks off GHASTLYTOBER... our Halloween celebration of short-lived horror shows!

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #97: Joker, Pain and Glory, In the Tall Grass and More!


Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold have moved their movie review show to THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NETWORK! 

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, they tackle the controversial blockbuster JOKER, Pedro Almodovar's celebrated PAIN AND GLORY, the latest Stephen King adaptation IN THE TALL GRASS, the video game movie sequel/remake DOOM: ANNIHILATION, the Natalie Portman astronaut drama LUCY IN THE SKY, the gritty young adventure LOW TIDE, and the Marine Corps. prison break drama SEMPER FI!




Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Two-Shot | All the 'Fright Night' Movies!


It’s GHASTLYTOBER here at THE TWO-SHOT, and all month we’re reviewing the horror movie franchises that YOU voted for! 

First up: FRIGHT NIGHT, a series of four films about horror movie fans who run afoul of real life vampires. The first film is a classic, but what about the big budget remake? And what about the two sequels that nobody ever talks about?! Is this one of the best horror movie series, or does FRIGHT NIGHT… bite?



Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #96: The Best Movies of the 2000s!


It’s the last episode of CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED at the Schmoes Know network! William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are picking up stakes and moving to THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NETWORK (the soon-to-be-renamed CANCELED TOO SOON podcast feed), but before they go they want to say goodbye to all you lovely listeners, and take one long, last look at the best motion pictures of 2000-2009, now that we’ve had a decade to think them over!

Which films are standing the test of time? Which films that once seemed important don’t make much an impression anymore? Bibbs and Witney answer these questions and give you a great long list of great movies to watch, many of which you’ve probably never heard of!


Don’t weep for CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED! We’ll be back next week in our new podcast feed, and our other podcast THE TWO SHOT will stay at Schmoes Know!



Monday, September 30, 2019

The Two-Shot | All of the Pink Panther Movies!


It’s most celebrated comedy movie franchise in history… so why does so much of it suck? 

This week on THE TWO-SHOT, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold explore all eleven feature films in the PINK PANTHER series, from brilliant Peter Sellers installments, to the bizarre Alan Arkin one-off, to the embarrassing attempts to keep the franchise alive after Sellers’ death, to the weird one with Roberto Benigni, to the often underrated reboot with Steve Martin!



Thursday, September 26, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #164: Nearly Departed (1989)


Eric Idle from MONTY PYTHON stars in American sitcom about a pair of upper class ghosts haunting the middle class family that moves into their old house! It sounds like BEETLEJUICE but it's not. It's NEARLY DEPARTED, and it lasted only six short episodes in 1989.
Was this supernatural sitcom with a low-key catchy as hell theme song... CANCELED TOO SOON? We'll find out in this week's episode, where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold perform an autopsy on this forgotten sitcom, figure out why it's funny (and why it's not), and decide once and for all if NEARLY DEPARTED is dearly departed.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #95: Rambo: Last Blood, 3 From Hell, Ad Astra and More!


Rambo is back and he’s bloodier than ever! Not as smart or as relevant, but bloodier, that’s for sure. 

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review RAMBO: LAST BLOOD as well as Rob Zombie’s 3 FROM HELL, James Gray’s AD ASTRA, Paolo Sorrentino’s LORO and the new horror-thrillers POLAROID and VILLAINS. 

They also read your letters, say goodbye to the late, great Sid Haig, and prepare you for the next phase of the CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED podcast!



Saturday, September 21, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #163: The Starlost (1973-1974)


Celebrated sci-fi author Harlan Ellison created a show Amish people who learn they're living in outer space, in a ship containing everyone on Earth as they flee an uninhabitable Earth! It's the very ambitious and extremely cheap TV series THE STARLOST, starring Keir Dullea from "2001: A Space Odyssey!"

Harlan Ellison had his name taken off "The Starlost" and replaced with, for some reason, "Cordwainer Bird." Was he right, or was this TV show... CANCELED TOO SOON?


Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold dissect this failed sci-fi experiment, debate its complex themes and try to endure its many silly, silly, SILLY episodes.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

The Two-Shot: Dungeons and Dragons and The Adventures of Robin Hood!


The year before THE LORD OF THE RINGS changed cinema forever we finally got a live-action movie based on the RPG game DUNGEONS & DRAGONS… and it sucked. With an embarrassingly low budget, a cast of actors who are either out of their element or way too good for this, and a story that seems to be missing whole scenes, it’s one of the most embarrassing adventure films of the century.


So why is DUNGEONS & DRAGONS the perfect double feature with THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, the iconic 1938 action-adventure classic starring Errol Flynn? And why does ROBIN HOOD play so much better today than a film made in recent memory?

You’ll have to listen to THE TWO-SHOT to find out! Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold talk about the best and worst of cinema, every single week! And this week they’re joined by fellow critic Liz Shannon Miller!

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #94: Hustlers, Tigers Are Not Afraid, Letters and More!


Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu are strippers scamming stock market moguls in HUSTLERS, one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year! 

How fitting, then, that film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are reviewing this smash success, and also several indies including TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, DEPRAVED, CHAINED FOR LIFE and ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE, and also answering your fan letters in an all-new episode of CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED!



Friday, September 13, 2019

The Two-Shot: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and The Love Witch!



What if Hansel and Gretel were badass witch murderers with steam punk guns and snarky attitudes? You’d probably get something like HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as ultraviolent action heroes. 

Why did critics balk at this weird attempt to jumpstart an R-rated fantasy franchise, and why is it the perfect double feature with Anna Biller’s acclaimed horror comedy THE LOVE WITCH, about a young witch whose attempts to find love go horribly awry?

You’ll have to listen to THE TWO-SHOT to find out! Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold talk about the best and worst of cinema, every single week! And this week they’re joined by fellow critic Liz Shannon Miller!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #162: The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell (2018)


It's our first cooking show! This week on CANCELED TOO SOON, internet sensation Christine McConnell gets her own Netflix series about how to make delicious, spooky desserts. But it's also a sitcom about living with adorably homicidal monsters, brought to life as charmingly creepy puppets!
It's THE CURIOUS CREATIONS OF CHRISTINE MCCONNELL, and it may very well have been... Canceled Too Soon! Join film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold as they dive into McConnell's tv series and recipes, and figure out what this show needed to do to get noticed. (Not debuting on the same day as "The Haunting of Hill House" probably would have helped...)
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Monday, September 9, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #93: Every Stephen King Movie, from Carrie to It: Chapter 2!


Stephen King has been dominating Hollywood for over 40 years, and in this very special episode of CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are reviewing every* theatrically-released adaptation of his work! 


That’s dozens of movies, and it’s all leading up to the eagerly awaited release of IT: CHAPTER 2! (We also review the new dance movie NEXT LEVEL, because that also opens this weekend.)

*Except one. Yeah, sorry, we forgot one and we didn't realize it until it was too late. But try to guess what we missed! We'll review it on the next episode to make up for the error.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

The Two-Shot: The Dark Tower and The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T!


If you thought Stephen King’s THE DARK TOWER was hard to adapt, how do you make a movie out of the wild imagination of Dr. Seuss way back in the 1950s? 

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold explore why King’s movie went wrong, and why THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T gets Dr. Seuss just right, and may be one of the best fantasy movies you’ve never heard of!

It's an all-new episode of THE TWO-SHOT!



Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #92: Don't Let Go, Falling Inn Love, The Fanatic and More!


Did Hollywood shirk an age-old trend and release something, anything good in the last week of August? Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold find out in an all-new episode of CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, with reviews of "Don't Let Go," "The Fanatic," "Official Secrets," "Spider in the Web," "Falling Inn Love" and "Belzebuth!"

Plus, more fan mail, with topics ranging from "The Joker" to Gus Van Sant's "Psycho!"

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #161: American Gothic (2016)


Our AMERICAN GOTHITHON concludes with another failed TV series called AMERICAN GOTHIC! The second series stars a fantastic ensemble - including Virginia Madsen, Justin Chatwin, Juliet Rylance and Catalina Sandino Moreno - in a complex whodunnit murder mystery, about what happens when one of the richest families in American learns that one of them is a serial killer!

Film critics William Bibbiani delve into this insidious series, and reveal whether it was really CANCELED TOO SOON, and whether it's better or worse than the other (completely unrelated) AMERICAN GOTHIC!

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Four-Shot: All the Breakin' Movies!


ELECTRIC BOOGALOO is the most famous subtitle in all of movie history, but have you ever actually seen the BREAKIN’ movies, and did you know there were technically FOUR of them?! We’re taking a look at all the films that captured the cultural zeitgeist of the mid-1980s in this all-new episode! 


Join film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold as they show you the place where good taste and bad taste collide, every week on THE TWO-SHOT! 

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #91: Angel Has Fallen, Ready or Not and More!


Gerard Butler tries an American accent one more time and Samara Weaving cements her claim to horror superstardom in an all-new episode of CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED!

This week, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new releases "Angel Has Fallen," "Ready or Not," "Brittany Runs a Marathon," "American Factory" and "Jacob's Ladder." They also talk about Spider-Man's return to Sony and answer YOUR emails!

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #160: American Gothic (1995-1996)



Sarah Paulson, Lucas Black and Gary Cole star in a supernatural horror series from the minds that brought you "The Evil Dead" and "Emerald City!" 

It's AMERICAN GOTHIC, a creepy and kooky small-town drama about murders and mysteries and temptations and salvations, which aired almost completely out of order and then, adding insult to injury, was released on DVD... also in the wrong order!

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold try to decode the mystery of "American Gothic" in this all-new episode of CANCELED TOO SOON!

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #90: Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, Good Boys, and Peter Fonda!


We’ve got TONS of new movie reviews on this week’s CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED podcast! 

Get ready, because film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are dissecting "Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus," "Good Boys," "47 Meters Down: Uncaged," "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?," "The Banana Splits Movie," "Gwen," "Cold Case Hammarskjold" and "Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles!" 


Also this week, Bibbs and Witney say goodbye to the late great movie star iconoclast Peter Fonda and the legendary animator Richard Williams, and read YOUR fan mail!

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #159: Badlands 2005 (1988)


The year was 1988 and post-apocalyptic wastelands were EVERYWHERE. That's why ABC enlisted director George Miller* to direct a new pilot for a TV series called BADLANDS 2005, aka 2005 BADLANDS, about heroic road warriors saving the future from bad guys in supercharged muscle cars in the desert!

Lewis Smith and Sharon Stone co-star with Miguel Ferrer, playing a sometimes-animatronic robot, in an action-packed weekly thrill ride... that only lasted one week. Was "Badlands 2005"... CANCELED TOO SOON, or was there a good reason why this awesome-sounding TV series crashed and burned?

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold delve into this forgotten chapter of TV's sci-fi stunt spectacular past in an all-new episode.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Two-Shot: Caddyshack II and The Rules of the Game!


CADDYSHACK II has often been called one of the worst sequels ever made... but not by us. In the latest episode of THE TWO-SHOT, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold compare "Caddyshack II" to the original comedy classic, and discover that the sequel is actually the better of the two!

And what's even crazier, they think "Caddyshack II" is the perfect double feature with Jean Renoir's THE RULES OF THE GAME, a film about class divides that, like "Caddyshack II," was originally criticized but now, unlike "Caddyshack II," is considered one of the best movies ever made!

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #89: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and The Kitchen!


One of the most iconic book series for young horror fans finally makes its way to the big screen in SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK! This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold dive into their earliest experiences with those beloved tales of terror, review the new film in depth, and also review the new crime thriller THE KITCHE, starring Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish!

Plus! More fan mail, because YOU demanded it!

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Two-Shot: Faust: Love of the Damned and Max Max: Fury Road!




Not a lot of people talk about it, but Brian Yuzna's FAUST: LOVE OF THE DAMNED is probably the most disgusting live-action superhero movie ever made! So why is this ultra-low budget film, about a guy who makes a deal with the devil to get Wolverine claws so he can behead people, the perfect double feature with George Miller's celebrated action classic MAD MAX: FURY ROAD?

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold guide you through a notorious misfire and an all-time classic every single week on THE TWO-SHOT!

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #158: The Weird Al Show (1997)


"Weird" Al Yankovic is a comedy legend AND a music legend, but even he couldn't keep a kids television series on the air for more than 13 episodes! THE WEIRD AL SHOW starred Yankovic as an insecure weirdo living in a cave under the surface of the Earth, who learns valuable lessons about life with the help of celebrity guests like Patton Oswalt, Fabio, John Tesh, Randy Savage, Hanson, Barenaked Ladies and more!

Why didn't THE WEIRD AL SHOW last longer? Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold dig deep into this oddball failed TV series and explore their own lifelong love of "Weird" Al Yankovic in an all-new episode of CANCELED TOO SOON!

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Critically Accclaimed #88: Hobbs and Shaw, The Nightingale and Fan Mail!


Hobbs and Shaw are back, and they're still reasonably fast and moderately furious! This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold crack open the hood on the FAST & FURIOUS franchise and review the brand-new spin-off, and also review the new indie releases THE NIGHTINGALE and LOVE, ANTOSHA as well as the Netflix Original OTHERHOOD.

Plus, just how snooty are Bibbs and Witney? One of our listeners found out!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Three-Shot: All the Sharktopus Movies!


Half shark, half octopus, all cheese! 

This week on THE TWO-SHOT (or in this case, THE THREE-SHOT), films critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review all three of the SHARKTOPUS movies - "Sharktopus," "Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda" and "Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf" - to figure out which one's the good one, what cinematic value they have, and why we all should care!

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #87: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Fan Mail! (Special Guest: Liz Shannon Miller)


Quentin Tarantino's ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD is one of the most polarizing films of the year! 

We needed some extra help reviewing this film in-depth on this's week CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, so esteemed critic and Movie Trivia Schmoedown competitor Liz Shannon Miller is here to discuss the film in SPOILERIFFIC detail with William Bibbiani, and also help answer your fan mail.

Plus, Witney Seibold also reviews the new Jeff Goldblum drama "The Mountain," they all pay tribute to the late, great Rutger Hauer, by saluting his best and most overlooked films.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Canceled Too Soon #157: Suburban Beat (1985)


One year after "A Nightmare on Elm Street," Heather Langenkamp teamed up with Dee Wallace ("Cujo"), Shelly Fabares ("Coach") and acclaimed singer Patti Austin to play suburban housewives who solve murders and impersonate sex workers and get in car chases between hearses and diaper vans and take a killer's dictation in SUBURBAN BEAT!

It's clever, it's funny, it's got a dynamite cast, but somehow SUBURBAN BEAT only lasted one episode! Was it really CANCELED TOO SOON? Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold try to solve that mystery in the latest episode of the podcast.

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