Friday, September 17, 2021

Canceled Too Soon #219 | Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)


Move over, Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie! It's time for Russell Hornsby and Arielle Kebbel to do some bone collecting! 

The latest adaptation of Jeffrey Deaver's hit novel THE BONE COLLECTOR, previously turned into a serial killer thriller starring Washington and Jolie in the 1990s, is an NBC series stretched into a weekly procedural. 

But the real mystery is, was LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR actually... CANCELED TOO SOON? 

William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are about to find out as SUDDENLY LAST SEASON continues! 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

We've Got Mail #93 | What Are Our Favorite Books?

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 read emails from listeners who want to talk about what happens when their love of movies ebbs, Bibbs and Witney's favorite books, the future of the video store movie expertise, filmmakers who developed movies around their actors, and how getting quoted in a movie trailer really works!

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #189 | Malignant, Kate, The Voyeurs

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review James Wan's absolutely bonkers new HBO Max horror sensation MALIGNANT, the Mary Elizabeth Winstead Netflix action extravaganza KATE, and the lusty new erotic thriller THE VOYEURS on Amazon!

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Canceled Too Soon #218 | Jupiter's Legacy (2021)


From the co-creator of KICK-ASS, WANTED and KINGSMAN comes a superhero TV universe that Netflix canceled after only one season! 

JUPITER'S LEGACY was one of the most ambitious TV shows of the year, so what it... CANCELED TOO SOON? 

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold venture into the fantastic, and the highly padded, as SUDDENLY LAST SEASON month begins!

Friday, September 10, 2021

Critically Reclaimed #13 | The Three Musketeers (1993)

Welcome to CRITICALLY RECLAIMED, where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold catch up on older movies one or both of them have never seen before, as chosen by YOU, our listeners!  

This week, Bibbs and Witney give you Walt Disney's THE THREE MUSKETEERS, the action-adventure inspired by YOUNG GUNS and ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES and also that one book by Dumas. 

Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Platt, Chris O'Donnell, Tim Curry, Rebecca De Mornay and Julie Delpy, it's a beloved 1990s family flick... but does it hold up today?

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We've Got Mail #92 | Was Sahara Really THAT Bad...?

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 read emails from listeners who want to talk about great movies with bad music, an introduction to Bollywood cinema, whether it's better to learn about a movie's influences before or after you've seen it, intoxicated movie performances and whether the 2005 box office dud SAHARA was really as bad as all that!

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Monday, September 6, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #188 | Jean-Paul Belmondo, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Cinderella, Worth, Superhost

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold say goodbye to the late, great JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO, and review the new Marvel superhero film SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, Amazon's "hip" new fairy tale musical CINDERELLA, the serious 9/11 Netflix drama WORTH, and the latest Shudder thriller SUPERHOST!

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Critically Reclaimed #12 | Raise the Titanic! (1980)

Welcome to CRITICALLY RECLAIMED - formerly THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB - where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold catch up on older movies one or both of them have never seen before, as chosen by YOU, our listeners!  

This week on CRITICALLY RECLAIMED, Bibbs and Witney give you RAISE THE TITANIC, the first attempt to turn Clive Cussler's hero Dirk Pitt into a motion picture franchise! And just like the second attempt, SAHARA, it was a gigantic box office dud that Clive Cussler hated.?

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We've Got Mail #91 | What Are the Best Los Angeles Movies?

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 read emails from listeners who want to talk about all the great sports documentaries they've missed, the best movies set in Los Angeles, urban legends and some of the biggest stuff they were wrong about recently!

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #187 | Candyman, He's All That, Vacation Friends, No Man of God

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Nia DaCosta's legacy horror sequel CANDYMAN, Mark Waters's SHE'S ALL THAT remake HE'S ALL THAT, the Hulu comedy VACATION FRIENDS, and the Ted Bundy drama NO MAN OF GOD

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Critically Reclaimed #11 | The Long Goodbye (1973)

Welcome to CRITICALLY RECLAIMED - formerly THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB - where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold catch up on older movies one or both of them have never seen before, as chosen by YOU, our listeners!  

This week on CRITICALLY RECLAIMED, Bibbs and Witney give you Robert Altman's THE LONG GOODBYE, a Raymond Chandler adaptation unlike any other, starring Elliott Gould as the iconic private eye in 1970s Hollywood, who's more worried about his cat than he is about the murder! Critics balked when THE LONG GOODBYE came out, but does the film deserve its current classic status??

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

We've Got Mail #90 | Which Muppet Should Be Gigantic and Fight Godzilla?

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 read emails from listeners who want to talk about the sexy sci-fi farce FLESH GORDON, the history of British television stations, TV shows that changed their theme music, how big "Big Bird" could possibly get, which Muppet should fight Godzilla, movies Bibbs and Witney have seen that will never be available to the public, and why so many movies have so-called "daddy issues!"

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #186 | Paw Patrol: The Movie, The Protege, Reminiscence, The Night House, Demonic, Cryptozoo

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the animated kid flick PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE, the assassin action film THE PROTEGE, the sci-fi film noir REMINISCENCE, the similar supernatural thrillers THE NIGHT HOUSE and DEMONIC, and the animated indie CRYPTOZOO

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Canceled Too Soon #217 | Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004)


Garth Marenghi may not have really existed, but he was a prolific horror author who produced, wrote, directed, starred in and whistled the theme song for an ahead-of-its-time tv series back in the 1980s called GARTH MARENGHI'S DARKPLACE! 

It's a comedy about a horror drama that takes the form of a DVD special edition, and it's one of the most high concept TV shows we've ever reviewed! 

But was GARTH MARENGHI'S DARKPLACE also... CANCELED TOO SOON? 

William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are about to find out!

Friday, August 20, 2021

The Streaming Club/Critically Reclaimed #10 | Malcolm X (1992)

Welcome to CRITICALLY RECLAIMED - formerly THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB - where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold catch up on older movies one or both of them have never seen before, as chosen by YOU, our listeners!  

This week on CRITICALLY RECLAIMED, Bibbs and Witney revisit Spike Lee's celebrated biopic MALCOLM X, starring Denzel Washington as the inspirational Civil Rights leader who reinvented himself repeatedly throughout his too short life. Is this really one of the best films of the 1990s? Is it one of the best biopics ever made?

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

We've Got Mail #89 | Why is Irma Vep?

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 read emails and ACTUAL LETTERS from listeners who have averaged out all their movie reviews to see if "C" really is average! They also answer questions about why so many old shows are coming back, comic book recommendations for people sick of superheroes, why old movies have strange scene transitions, why IRMA VEP is the way it is, why Mrs. Danvers from REBECCA isn't considered one of the great movie villains, and why fans are so danged overprotective of their favorite stuff!

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #185 | Free Guy, Don't Breathe 2, CODA, Raging Fire, Days

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Shawn Levy's sci-fi/comedy hit FREE GUY, the hardboiled horror sequel DON'T BREATHE 2, the Sundance smash CODA, Benny Chan's final action epic RAGING FIRE, and Ming-liang Tsai's DAYS

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Canceled Too Soon #216 | Massarati and the Brain (1982)


The year was 1982 and everyone in the world was wondering... what if James Bond had a gadget expert who was a little kid, and also his nephew? 

That's the premise of MASSARATI AND THE KID, starring Peter Billingsley from A CHRISTMAS STORY, Daniel Pilon from DALLAS, Christopher Hewett from MR. BELVEDERE, Markie Post from NIGHT COURT and yes, even Christopher Lee! 

Was it... CANCELED TOO SOON? William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are about to find out!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Canceled Too Soon #215 | Sgt. Savage and His Screaming Eagles (1994)

After over decade at the top of the toy pile, G.I. JOE needed to revitalize its brand for the hip, new 1990s. And the only way to do that was basically to do the CAPTAIN AMERICA story but, like, angrier and stupider.  

Was SGT. SAVAGE AND HIS SCREAMING EAGLES, a failed pilot and a failed toy line... CANCELED TOO SOON? 

William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are joined by LAZOR COMB podcast host Christopher Siege to help explore this weird chapter in pop culture history!

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Monday, August 9, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #184 | The Suicide Squad, Annette, Vivo, Bring Your Own Brigade

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review James Gunn's R-rated superhero movie THE SUICIDE SQUAD, Leos Carax's Sparks musical ANNETTE, Lin-Manuel Miranda's animated musical VIVO, and the hard-hitting wildfire documentary BRING YOUR OWN BRIGADE

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Friday, August 6, 2021

The Streaming Club #9 | Turkey Shoot (1982)

Welcome to THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold catch up on older movies one or both of them have never seen before, as chosen by YOU, our listeners!  

This week on THE STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney have themselves a TURKEY SHOOT! This cult classic Australian exploitation film stars Steve Railsback and Olivia Hussey as prisoners of in a dystopian future, who are hunted for sport by their wicked wardens. Is this one of the best exploitation films ever made?

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

We've Got Mail #88 | Who's Got the Best Beard in Movie History?

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 read emails from listeners who ask if blockbuster movies are all too long, wonder who's got the best beard and/or mustache in movie history, have details to share about GHOSTS OF FEAR STREET, share a basketball fan's perspective on SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY, and argue in favor of well-intentioned message movies!

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #183 | Jungle Cruise, The Green Knight, Stillwater, Eyimofe (This is My Desire), Resort to Love

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold Disney's latest theme park ride adaptation JUNGLE CRUISE, the A24 Arthurian epic THE GREEN KNIGHT, the controversial Tom McCarthy drama STILLWATER, the ambitious Nigerian drama EYIMOFE (THIS IS MY DESIRE), and the Netflix rom-com RESORT TO LOVE

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Friday, July 30, 2021

The Iron List #21 |. The Best Movies That Begin with the Letter "D!"

Every month on THE IRON LIST, the Patrons of the Critically Acclaimed Network get to pick a topic for a giant-sized episode!  

This month it's THE BEST MOVIES THAT BEGIN WITH THE LETTER "D!"

William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold continue their adventure through the cinematic alphabet with classic sci-fi movies, horror movies, comedies and surrealist masterpieces!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #182 | Old, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, Jolt, Blood Red Sky, Mandibles, Kandisha

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review M. Night Shyamalan's newest high-concept thriller OLD, the latest attempt to jumpstart a Hasbro franchise SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS, the Kate Beckinsale action comedy JOLT, Netflix's "Die Hard on a Plane But with a Vampire" thriller BLOOD RED SKY, the giant-sized fly comedy MANDIBLES and the Shudder horror film KANDISHA!

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Monday, July 26, 2021

All Our Yesterdays | Encounter at Farpoint - The Star Trek: The Next Generation Pilot!

In case you missed it, Witney Seibold and William Bibbiani are reviewing every episode of STAR TREK ever made on their Patreon-exclusive podcast, ALL OUR YESTERDAYS!  

They've already reviewed every episode of STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES and STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES, and the first four STAR TREK movies, and this week they begin their trek through every single episode of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, and we're giving the first episode away for free!  

Enjoy our review of the two-hour pilot, ENCOUNTER AT FARPOINT, and sign up on Patreon to enjoy over our backlog of over 100 episodes (so far!), and to follow along with our TNG podcast every single week!

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Canceled Too Soon #214 | Ghosts of Fear Street (1998)

Decades before Leigh Janiak directed the acclaimed FEAR STREET movie trilogy, director Ken Kwapis introduced audiences to GHOSTS OF FEAR STREET!  

Sure, nobody cared and the show never made it past the pilot, but could it be that GHOSTS OF FEAR STREET, the first adaptation of R.L. Stine's hit book series, was... CANCELED TOO SOON?  

William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold explore the secret TV past of FEAR STREET, over two decades before Netflix got a hold of it, in a brand new episode!

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Friday, July 23, 2021

The Streaming Club #8 | Christmas Twister (2012)

Welcome to THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold catch up on older movies one or both of them have never seen before, as chosen by YOU, our listeners!  

This week on THE STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney have a holly jolly environmental disaster with CHRISTMAS TWISTER! It's a made-for-tv disaster epic starring Casper Van Dien, Richard Burgi and Haley Lu Richardson, about a whole bunch of tornados that decide to attack during the yuletide season for a change.  

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

We've Got Mail #87 | Should We Start a Columbo Podcast?

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 read emails from listeners who want to know their favorite Irish films, why SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY really stinks, how to get bigots to watch queer movies and television, the pros and cons of predicting a movie's ending, the right and wrong way to do product placement, and whether we should add a podcast about COLUMBO to our line-up!

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #181 | Space Jam: A New Legacy, Fear Street: 1666, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, Gunpowder Milkshake

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the LeBron James family sequel SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY, the ambitious slasher finale FEAR STREET: 1666, the scary amusement park ride that is ESCAPE ROOM: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS, and the action extravaganza GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE

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Friday, July 16, 2021

The Streaming Club #7 | Mystic Pizza (1988)

Welcome to THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold catch up on older movies one or both of them have never seen before, as chosen by YOU, our listeners!  

This week on THE STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney book a reservation at MYSTIC PIZZA, a cult classic romantic drama starring Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Annabeth Gish, Vincent D'Onofrio and Conchata Ferrell! This story of love, messy emotions and secret pizza toppings helped elevate many of the cast members to stardom, but it's not talked about very often anymore. Does it still deserve its classic status ?  

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

We've Got Mail #86 | When Should We Stop Following a Franchise?

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 read emails from listeners who want to know their favorite British films, recommend new streaming services, celebrate art that begins with the letter "A," wonder when is the right time to give up on following a beloved franchise, and whether Disney has ever done "spectacle" right!

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #180 | Black Widow, Fear Street: 1978, Son, Summertime, Genus Pan


This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the long-delayed Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) blockbuster BLACK WIDOW, the ambitious Netflix slasher sequel FEAR STREET: 1978, the Shudder horror film SON, Carlos Lopez Estrada's poetic SUMMERTIME, and Lav Diaz's bleak drama GENUS, PAN!  

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Friday, July 9, 2021

The Streaming Club #6 | The Italian Job (1969)

Welcome to THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold catch up on older movies one or both of them have never seen before, as chosen by YOU, our listeners!  

This week on THE STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney travel back to the swinging 1960s with THE ITALIAN JOB, one of the most iconic heist movies ever made! Does the film's strange sense of humor and overwhelming sense of style elevate it above the rest of the genre? And how does it hold up to the remake?  

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

We've Got Mail #85 | Are the Eagles in Lord of the Rings a Plot Hole?

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 read emails from listeners who want to add more context to the conversation about SYLVIA SCARLETT, discuss actors whose careers were cut tragically short, debate whether LORD OF THE RINGS really has a big plot hole, campaign to let people enjoy the FAST & FURIOUS movies without inviting snark, and discuss movies we only love because of our family!

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #179 | Richard Donner, The Forever Purge, Fear Street: 1994, The Tomorrow War, No Sudden Move, America: The Motion Picture, God Exists Her Name is Petrunya

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold say goodbye to the late, great filmmaker Richard Donner, and review the horror sequel THE FOREVER PURGE, the Netflix slasher FEAR STREET: 1994, the Amazon sci-fi adventure THE TOMORROW WAR, the HBO Max/Steven Soderbergh crime thriller NO SUDDEN MOVE, the Netflix animated satire AMERICA: THE MOTION PICTURE, and the Macedonian drama GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNYA.  

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Friday, July 2, 2021

The Streaming Club #5 | Sylvia Scarlett (1935)

Welcome to THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold catch up on older movies one or both of them have never seen before, as chosen by YOU, our listeners!  

This week on THE STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney introduce you to George Cukor's SYLVIA SCARLETT, a notorious box office disaster from 1935 that - decades later - is now held up as a pioneering attempt to discuss queer identity in mainstream cinema! Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Edmund Gwenn!  

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

The Iron List #20 | The Best Classic Literature Movies Ever!

Every month on THE IRON LIST, the Patrons of the Critically Acclaimed Network get to pick a topic for a giant-sized episode!  

This month it's THE BEST CLASSIC LITERATURE MOVIES EVER!

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are picking out the very best movies based on greatest books, stories and plays of all time, from iconic romances to terrifying horror, to mind-boggling sci-fi and dashing adventure!

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #178 | F9, Werewolves Within, Lansky, I Carry You With Me, The Evil Next Door, An Unquiet Grave, False Positive, The Sparks Brothers

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the post-physics blockbuster F9, the horror comedy WEREWOLVES WITHIN, the mafia biopic LANSKY, the true-love story I CARRY YOU WITH ME, the haunted house thriller THE EVIL NEXT DOOR, the low-budget supernatural thriller AN UNQUIET GRAVE, the pregnancy paranoia thriller FALSE POSITIVE, and the Edgar Wright music documentary THE SPARKS BROTHERS

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Friday, June 25, 2021

We've Got Mail #84 | The Must-See Films of the 1970s!

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 read emails from listeners who want to talk about templates used by integration tests only, everything we got wrong about the cult musical THE APPLE, which 1970s movies new film fans should start with, fan backlash to negative and positive reviews, and the deeper meaning of our physical media collections! 

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Streaming Club #4 | The Black Hole (1979)

Welcome to THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold catch up on older movies one or both of them have never seen before, as chosen by YOU, our listeners!  

This week on THE STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney dive into THE BLACK HOLE, Disney's epic response to STAR WARS, with an all-star cast orbiting an unthinkable void in space! It's a big budget sci-fi horror movie starring Anthony Perkins, Maximilian Schell, Rob Forster, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowall, Slim Pickens and more!  

THE BLACK HOLE was a gigantic box office disaster, but does it really suck, or is it an underappreciated cinematic spectacle?

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #177 | Luca, The Superdeep, Fatherhood, Miss Juneteenth

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new Pixar animated family film LUCA, the new Russian underwater monster movie THE SUPERDEEP, the Kevin Hart family comedy FATHERHOOD, and the new drama MISS JUNETEENTH!  

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Friday, June 18, 2021

We've Got Mail #83 | Does Box Office REALLY Matter...?

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 read emails from listeners wondering what our hosts dream vacations would be, whether a film's box office take really matters in the long run (or only under certain conditions), songs Bibbs and Witney want to hear in more movies, the intricate plot of a STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED series episode, and an invaluable perspective on autism representation in film and cinema!

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Streaming Club #3 | The Apple (1980)

Welcome to THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold catch up on older movies one or both of them have never seen before, as chosen by YOU, our listeners!  

This week on THE STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney pluck out THE APPLE, a cult classic movie musical from 1980, about a pair of idealistic musicians who get sucked into a hellish disco/new wave nightmare hellscape of sex, drugs and rock and roll!  

THE APPLE premiered to boos and vandalized movie theaters, but now it's got a reputation as a charmingly weird relic of a bygone era. But how good is it, REALLY?

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #176 | Ned Beatty, In the Heights, The Amusement Park, Infinite, Awake, Holler, Censor, Wish Dragon

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are joined by special guest, YouTube film critic LADY KNIGHT THE BRAVE!

They're saying goodbye to the late, great Ned Beatty and reviewing the new Jon M. Chu musical IN THE HEIGHTS, the long lost George A. Romero horror movie THE AMUSEMENT PARK, Antoine Fuqua's sci-fi actioner INFINITE, the sci-fi thriller AWAKE, the indie drama HOLLER, the psychological horror film CENSOR, and the Sony Animated movie WISH DRAGON!  

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Canceled Too Soon #213 | Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp (1970-1971)

The year was 1970, and one of the most expensive television shows in the world was LANCELOT LINK: SECRET CHIMP, a spy spoof for children, starring real chimpanzees as secret agents and their offensively stereotyped roster of villains!  

Who the heck was this show made for? Why the heck is it so bad? Is it really the worst live-action tv series we've ever reviewed? And was it... CANCELED TOO SOON?  

William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are about to answer all these questions and more!

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Streaming Club #2 | The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

Welcome to THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold catch up on older movies one or both of them have never seen before, as chosen by YOU, our listeners!  

This week on THE STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney explore one of the most notorious duds of the 1990s, based on one of the most popular novels of the 1980s! THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES stars Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith and Morgan Freeman, and completely fails to dramatize, satirize, or suggest it knows anything at all about social tensions in New York City.  

Is THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES the worst Tom Hanks movie ever made? Let's find out!

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

We've Got Mail #82 | The Best Movies About Computer Science!

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 read emails from listeners looking for great movies about computer science and concert movies that'll blow your mind! 

Plus, Bibbs and Witney talk about films based on Mark Millar's comics, comic book movie fatigue, and have a healthy debate about the superhero genre!

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #175 | Bo Burnham: Inside, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Caveat, Limbo, The Perfect Candidate

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are joined by special guest B PETERSON from THE SCREEN'S MARGINS!  

They're reviewing the new Netflix feature BO BURNHAM: INSIDE, the horror sequel THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT, the Shudder thriller CAVEAT, and the independent films LIMBO and THE PERFECT CANDIDATE!  

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

We've Got Mail #81 | Why Are ALL Pulp Adventure Films Compared to Indiana Jones?

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 read emails from listeners wondering why all pulp adventure movies are compared to INDIANA JONES even though that's just a very small part of the genre, the best films to help introduce students to cinematic literacy, the cinematic legacy and future of GHOSTBUSTERS and more! 

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