"Emoji Movie is What's Wrong with Hollywood." - Movie Podcast

Filmhaus Podcast: "Emoji Movie is What's Wrong with Hollywood." - Movie Podcast

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Today, the gang talks about the zenith of American film making, The Emoji Movie. And yes, I did scoff at the reviews while simultaneously sending a kissy face followed by three blue hearts and a hot dog to my girlfriend.


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Comments (37)

  • 221BLazerTeam FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Thank you for helping me justify why I dont want to give in and see this with the 4 and 7 year old children under my roof.. keep it up guys ..I hope the movie podcasts never go away

  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I think the difference between the Lego and Emoji movies is that Lego had to create an actual world in Lego stop-motion world in Lego, with computer aid, rather than just being another animated film based on an idea. On top of that, The Lego Movie was about an oil company taking over the world and killing creativity, while The Emoji Movie promotes several companies and sends mixed messages about whether you should be yourself or do what society wants you to do. The Emoji Movie is everything the Lego Movie was against.


    I'm a hardcore Bionicle fan (fight me) and yeah, Ninjago is more Bionicle than the Bionicle reboot.

  • kinshoma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    The Emoji Movie was basically a poorly rehashed "Inside Out" inside a smart phone.  

  • GrimmShadow FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Grimm

    2 months ago

    The Lego Movie also has nostalgia of when they show old Lego sets and properties like Bionicles at one point, I think it's when they're talking about what other worlds or dimensions exist, if I'm not mistaken.

  • Kingsmen123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold M00nphazer

    2 months ago

    Animal Cracker Movie.....

    Look it up its real......


    • Ahnahleesah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      holy crap it's a real thing

  • rhn94 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    lego has actual human representations instead of fucking one dimensional clip art on a keyboard; the only thing they have in common is being as yellow

  • ScruffyNerfherder FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Lego has been around since 1949. There have been evolutions to the product as a whole. I think Lego have been a part of more people lives than Emojis have been and that's part of the reason it resonated with the audience more. Plus better writing, story, and that kind of stuff.

  • rooplespooples69 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Jokes on you Adam I'm Scottish and like the Saltire my baws fly free

  • combat_wombat_007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Why does Elyse look so pissed to talk about The Emoji Movie?

    • rooplespooples69 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I'd look pissed as well tbh

  • ContemporaryDevil FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Igor isn't that bad of a movie. It's great, but it is not offensively bad like this movie. It has an orginal story with actually funny parts and a compelling story.

  • TheRTV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Round Peg in Square Hole

    2 months ago

    Glad to see this format back. Also glad yall reviewed the movie, so I don't have to see it haha. I appreciate James providing a balanced perspective on the film. It's great to see a somewhat more objective discussion of the film than you'd see on most other podcasts haha

  • sean962 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Love another Filmhaus so soon. Turning discussion of a garbage movie into something really interesting. Only thing I'd say is that it comes off as either recorded very early in the day or really late in the day. Bruce and Elyse both seem like they need a nap for the first 20 minutes, but I guess that could just be the movie they're discussing. 

  • VaultHunter26 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Lego movie justified itself by being a well made movie. It doesn't matter if marketing or referencing is similar, that fact that it was well done makes it something worthwhile. Even though the history of legos and the characters make it more valid than this movie, it it sucked too it would probably not be justified and probably panned as a being a "bad concept" trying to make little block toys into an entire movie.

  • NeonBodyStyle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    The movie they mentioned at the end is Ferdinand the Bull. I guess they're remaking it. It's based on old story. The Fall Out Boy album From Under the Cork Tree is a reference to it. I guess the bull just likes to chill out under a tree all day instead of charge at things. This has been your daily useless fact comment. 

    • BrandonK FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Funnier in editing.

      2 months ago

      Ferdinand is a gentle bull. He isn't aggressive like the other bulls, but instead enjoys laying around and looking at flowers. He's stung by a bee one day and freaks out, making bull fights think he's the best bull to bring into the ring. Etc. It's actually a good little Disney short, you should watch it.

  • StaceyStenger FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    does the player stop and the audio just plays for anyone?  This happens on all videos when i watch on my tablet.

  • mlgjake_g FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    im not a big fan of the lego games, but if i see a fucking Emoji game im gonna fucking blow my head off

  • Pixelmike FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mike- loveable Stupid Ru

    2 months ago

    Was James talking about Donkey Ollie towards the end? If you havent seen that trash watch it its fucking terrifying 

    • deliala919 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold fuck

      2 months ago

      thats what immediately popped into my head

  • honkysachmo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Noah

    2 months ago

    I'm glad James said Sausage Party was "funnier" and not "funny" because it absolutely wasn't besides Nick Kroll and Bill Hader. 

  • noname88 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    something we can all enjoy, this podcast. the movie sucks

  • RGunkelman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Explain the Emoji Movie to a caveman...

  • remules FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    When james references a donkey movie he saw, was he referencing Ollie?

    • imveryevil FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I think so! The Star felt very identical to Ollie the Donkey.

  • benabula

    2 months ago

    I heard that the creators of the Emoji Movie were/are considering making a fidget spinner movie... What is this world we live in?

    • DoctorWinstonOBoogie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Warden of the North

      2 months ago

      True evil.

  • ChaoticPKK FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Tony

    2 months ago

    Thank you, Adam and Lawrence, for falling on that sword for us.

  • Kr1sp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    So this is just Wreck it Ralph without the creativity, good story or anything interesting.

  • packers18

    2 months ago

    lol loved the adam vlogs reminded me of inside gaming and early funhaus 

  • mrcharles

    2 months ago

  • whatdajay FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold True King in the North

    2 months ago

    The reason Lego Movie worked was because at it's core it dealt with what the product was all about. Legos are about thinking outside of the box and using your own imagination to do fun creative things with your peers. That whole theme permeates throughout the entire movie and comes across as sincere.

    Emoji sounds like it it didn't take any inspiration from anything other than 'Hey that app exists'. I'm sure at some point someone wrote a film about the merits of using actual communication and expressing your feelings in a more nuanced way, but that was scrapped for the cash.

  • SkelterBandit FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Funhaus' ultimate strategy. Provide food and underwear for free so we can keep watching their content and get food and underwear for free. The ultimate perpetuum mobile

  • fozzie52 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    my body is ready Adam. Take me

  • Jaune_Black_Smudge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    So glad I skipped this. ;D

    • zaidkm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      you mean the movie? yea i dont blame u