Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Critically Acclaimed #146 | Hubie Halloween, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The 40-Year-Old Version, Theater of Blood, Let's Scare Jessica to Death and MANY More!

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED is overflowing with films!   

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new releases HUBIE HALLOWEEN, POSSESSOR, YELLOW ROSE, THE WALL OF MEXICO, THE 40-YEAR-OLD VERSION, CHARM CITY KINGS, THE WAR WITH GRANDPA, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, BLACK BOX, TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL and AMERICAN UTOPIA!  

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney accept Vincent Price's invitation to the THEATER OF BLOOD, and wonder if they should go along with LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH!  

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Star Wars: Episode Zero - Clerks.


Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are working backwards through film history, using STAR WARS as the starting point!  

This week on EPISODE ZERO they explore how Kevin Smith's micro budget slice of life comedy CLERKS changed the conversation about Generation X, about independent film, about retail jobs, and about STAR WARS, while having a surprising impact on the franchise itself! 

PLUS: Bibbs and Witney reveal which pop culture phenomenon they'll be exploring on the NEXT season of EPISODE ZERO!

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Canceled Too Soon #199 3/4 | The Ghost Busters (1975)


Before Ivan Reitman's GHOSTBUSTERS, Filmation had a live-action series called THE GHOST BUSTERS, starring Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch from F-TROOP, as supernatural investigators with a pet gorilla and a serious case of the sillies!  

Was the original THE GHOST BUSTERS... CANCELED TOO SOON?

William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are about to find out, as our annual SCARYTOBER event continues! 

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

We've Got Mail #50 | What Hath Disney Plus Wrought?!

It's an all-new episode of WE'VE GOT MAIL, the podcast where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold answer YOUR letters!

This week, Bibbs and Witney talk about the longest TV binges they've ever done, the re-evaluation of art after disturbing revelations about the artists, movie twists that have been ruined by pop culture references, the music they've discovered through movies and TV, how Disney Plus may have permanently changed the movie marketplace, and Joss Whedon's Dollhouse.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Canceled Too Soon #199 1/2 | W.E.I.R.D. World (1995)

The producers of TALES FROM THE CRYPT went mad (science) on Fox with W.E.I.R.D. WORLD, a failed TV pilot starring Ed O'Neill as the leader of a secret think tank where anything is possible. Robots, time travel, youth serums, and more!

And of course... all of those things will kill you! 

Our annual SCARYTOBER horror event begins with W.E.I.R.D. WORLD, and your hosts William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are about to find out if it was... CANCELED TOO SOON!

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Star Wars: Episode Zero - The Power of Myth


Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are working backwards through film history, using STAR WARS as the starting point! 

This week on EPISODE ZERO they delve into Joseph Campbell's astounding career and teachings, focusing on THE POWER OF MYTH, a series of interviews about the impact mythic stories have on society, and vice-versa! George Lucas patterned his movies after the works of Joseph Campbell, and in turn, Campbell was one of the intellectuals who canonized STAR WARS as an important work of art.

How does Campbell's work inform STAR WARS, and was he a little too quick to rubber stamp this franchise as the ultimate modern mythos? 

We'll find out on EPISODE ZERO!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

We've Got Mail #49 | What's Wrong With Watching Movies at Home?

It's an all-new episode of WE'VE GOT MAIL, the podcast where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold answer YOUR letters!

This week, Bibbs and Witney talk about movie references that are better known than the actual films, transmedia storytelling, weird title translations, how acting styles have evolved and their favorite old-fashioned toys! 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Critically Acclaimed #145 | Vampires vs. The Bronx, Save Yourselves, The Binding, Eternal Beauty and Train to Busan!

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED has so many movies this week, it's scary! 

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new teen horror comedy VAMPIRES VS. THE BRONX, the millennial sci-fi comedy SAVE YOURSELVES, the Italian villa thrilla THE BINDING, and the Sally Hawkins rodramedy ETERNAL BEAUTY!

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs introduces Witney to the celebrated zombie thriller TRAIN TO BUSAN

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Friday, October 2, 2020

We've Got Mail #48 | Who Are The Best Movie Dogs?

It's an all-new episode of WE'VE GOT MAIL, the podcast where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold answer YOUR letters!

This week, Bibbs and Witney talk about jukebox musicals they wish Hollywood would make, movies that make us sad (but not in that way), the greatest movie dogs ever and even more queer film recommendations! 

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