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Professional film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold host a series of ongoing shows, featuring CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED (new movie reviews), CANCELED TOO SOON (retrospectives of short-lived TV shows), WE'VE GOT MAIL (fan mail episodes) and more!
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Now displaying: May, 2021

Welcome to Canceled Too Soon, the podcast that only reviews TV shows that lasted one season or less! Every week, your hosts William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold will guide you through television's strangest missteps, and decide once and for all if they were... canceled too soon!

Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and rewards!

May 31, 2021

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the blockbuster horror sequel A QUIET PLACE PART II, the Disney prequel CRUELLA, the Chinese documentary SWIMMING OUT TILL THE SEA TURNS BLUE, the Moby documentary MOBY DOC, the teen comedy PLAN B, and the Brazilian gore film SKULL: THE MASK!

A Quiet Place Part II - 4:56 
Cruella - 18:37 
Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue - 53:06 
Moby Doc - 58:45 
Plan B - 1:07:00 
Skull: The Mask - 1:15:40 
Review Round-Up - 1:27:06 

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more!

May 29, 2021

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 MOVIE MONSTERS EVER! Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are presenting their picks for the greatest creatures in movie history, whether the actual movies are good or not! What makes a great movie monster, and which famous (and not so famous) monstrosities made their separate lists?

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

May 27, 2021

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 with personal experience with autism who recommend films and tv shows with respectful representation, discuss the movie reviews that completely nailed it, reconsider the ending of TOGETHER TOGETHER, and revisit their controversial opinions about HOOK, SPACE JAM and SCOOBY DOO!

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

May 26, 2021

One of Disney's first foray into modern TV animation was a failed pilot called FLUPPY DOGS, based on an adorable toy line for children about puppies that are fluffy! 

But when the time came to turn FLUPPY DOGS into a show, something happened... something wonderful, but something that also doomed the show completely. 

Was DISNEY'S FLUPPY DOGS really... CANCELED TOO SOON? Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are joined by author and soap artist M. Lopes da Silva from SaltCatSoap as they uncover the answer!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

And don't forget to email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer your questions in a future episode! And check out our Amazon Wish List to send us more exciting one season wonders that we can review on the show!

May 24, 2021

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new Zack Snyder epic ARMY OF THE DEAD, the slasher SEANCE, World War II documentary FINAL ACCOUNT, and the coming of age film DRUNK BUS!

Also on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney explore Gillo Pontecorvo's THE BATTLE FOR ALGIERS, one of the most influential movies ever made, and arguably one of the best!

Army of the Dead - 3:15 
Seance - 38:05 
Final Account - 46:15 
Drunk Bus - 53:45 
Review Round-Up - 58:46 
The Battle for Algiers - 1:01:32 

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more!

May 21, 2021

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are working backwards through film history, and in Season 2, they're using THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW as the starting point!

This week, Bibbs and Witney present THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, the only film ever directed by celebrated actor Charles Laughton, starring Robert Mitchum as a serial killer preacher who's hunting two children in the American south. And it's one of the best movies EVER MADE.

How did THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER influence THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW? William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are about to find out!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more!Roclu

May 19, 2021

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 representation in film and television, the original HAIRSPRAY vs. the musical HAIRSPRAY, the film series JOSH KIRBY... THE TIME WARRIOR (for some reason), their favorite TV mini-series, movies that work better when viewed through unexpected angles, a pitch for THE CANCELED TOO SOON MYSTERIES, the cult film DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, why so many films are completely forgotten, and whether the notorious musical dud XANADU is actually underrated!

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

May 18, 2021

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new releases SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW, FRIED BARRY, THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, MAINSTREAM, THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD and THE KILLING OF TWO LOVERS!

And on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney explore Takashi Miike's gigantic samurai action epic 13 ASSASSINS!

Spiral: From the Book of Saw - 3:32 
Fried Barry - 21:38 
The Woman in the Window - 28:10 
Mainstream - 44:42 
Those Who Wish Me Dead - 55:05 
The Killing of Two Lovers - 1:05:33 
Review Round-Up - 1:10:57 
13 Assassins - 1:14:04 

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more!

May 14, 2021

From the co-creator of FIREFLY and the co-writer of Pixar's CARS movie came DRIVE, a high-octane action series about an illegal cross-country road race, starring Nathan Fillion, Emma Stone, Dylan Baker, Melanie Lynskey and many, many more!

Fox canceled DRIVE after only four episodes, but was it... CANCELED TOO SOON? William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are about to find out!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

And don't forget to email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer your questions in a future episode! And check out our Amazon Wish List to send us more exciting one season wonders that we can review on the show!

May 12, 2021

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 discuss how to find long lost TV shows, which James Bond movie was almost a killer crab movie, what movies they'd show to aliens to introduce the human race, what their film criticism pet peeves are, the difference between raccoons and tanookis, more queer film recommendations, who the greatest original movie villains are, and why one scene in the movie BAD TRIP ruined the whole trip.

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

May 11, 2021

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are working backwards through film history, and in Season 2, they're using THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW as the starting point!

This week, Bibbs and Witney present a triple feature: Hammer Horror's THE KARNSTEIN TRILOGY, a trio of queer-themed vampire movies that pushed the boundaries in the early 1970s! There's the celebrated THE VAMPIRE LOVERS, the salacious LUST FOR A VAMPIRE, and the pulpy TWINS OF EVIL!

How did THE KARNSTEIN TRILOGY influence THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW? William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are about to find out!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more!

May 6, 2021

From the creator of CRASH and MILLION DOLLAR BABY came THE BLACK DONNELLYS, an ambitious tv series about Irish-Amerian brothers punching their way into the world of organized crime!

Was THE BLACK DONNELLYS... Canceled Too Soon? Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are about to find out!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

And don't forget to email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer your questions in a future episode! And check out our Amazon Wish List to send us more exciting one season wonders that we can review on the show!

May 5, 2021

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 discuss the way American film critics approach international cinema, listen to a serious defense of STAR TREK's Harry Mudd, talk about the way ratings systems injure film criticism, and reconsider the whole career of Steven Spielberg and come to surprising conclusions!

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

May 4, 2021

Movies! You love 'em, we love 'em, now let's review 'em!.

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new releases THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES, BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ, TOM CLANCY'S WITHOUT REMORSE and THE HUMAN VOICE.

On THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney unveil one of the most controversial movies ever made... Ken Russell's THE DEVILS!

And of course we have to say goodbye to the incredibly talented Olympia Dukakis, the star of STEEL MAGNOLIAS and MOONSTRUCK!

Olympia Dukakis - 2:28 
The Mitchells vs. The Machines - 14:00 
Berlin Alexanderplatz - 31:03  
Tom Clancy's Without Remorse - 39:43 
The Human Voice - 1:02:57 
Review Round-Up - 1:09:10 
The Devils - 1:12:10 

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more!

May 1, 2021

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are working backwards through film history, and in Season 2, they're using THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW as the starting point!

This week, Bibbs and Witney introduce you to BABY DOLL, the Oscar-nominated and controversial Tennessee Williams adaptation, directed by Elia Kazan and starring Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, and (in their motion picture debuts) Eli Wallach and Rip Torn! 

How did BABY DOLL influence THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW? William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are about to find out!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more!

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