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Reel Film Nerds is a podcast based on the best thing in the world, movies of course! We discuss films of all kinds new, old, Netflix, Amazon, you name it! Your hosts Mike and Matt are not professional film critics and they have not been trained in any way shape or form, we swear! They are just a cou…

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    Episode #250: House of Gucci

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 28:20


    We did it everyone, 250 podcasts! Wow that's a whole lot of talk about movies. For today's pod the guys grant Leza Live and Local's request with a review of the House of Gucci. Not Gucci topics include a new Paramount Pictures movie giveaway, cheap vs expensive, and Ghostbusters trivia. House of Gucci is a family drama on steroids. This is a wild true story about deceit, deception, and murder. Directed by the infamous Ridley Scott this film follows the rise and assassination of Maurizio Gucci, played by Adam Driver, by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani played by Lady Gaga. House of Gucci is a great movie but it's not for everyone. It is very long and the story is only known by those who pay attention to the fashion world. What really sets this movie apart is the acting. House of Gucci has a ton of big names at the top of their game. The actors that excelled in their roles were Al Pacino and Jared Leto but everyone did an incredible job.  Mike and Matt both agree this is a great film but it is not a must see in the theaters. Matt awards House of Gucci 3.5 out of 5 Reels because of the incredible performances. Mike was not a huge fan of the film giving it 2.5 out of 5 Reels. For next week Mike picked an oldie but a goodie. The 1983 Oscar nominated film Trading Places starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!


    Episode #249: King Richard

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 40:55


    Welcome everyone to another Reel Film Nerds Podcast! For those of you who are sane, December is here and now you can start setting up for Christmas! This week Matt and Mike chat about Will Smith's latest sure to be Oscar nominated film King Richard. Not tennis related topics include losing your eyesight, crazy dads, and the new Hawkeye tv show on Disney Plus.  Are you looking to watch an inspiring film with the family this holiday season, King Richard might be for you. This film centers around infamous tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams' father Richard. There are dark elements to this story, especially raising a large family in Compton. Will Smith does an incredible job as Richard but the young actors Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton almost steal the show. The recreation of the Williams sisters truly makes you feel like the young ladies are sisters in real life. The biggest complaint your hosts have about this film was it's lack of focus on the sisters. Mike enjoyed King Ricahrd and thinks it's definitely worth a watch at home on HBO Max. He awards it 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt getting back to form really loved King Richard too. He gives the family flick 4 out of 5 Reels.       For next week Mike and Matt hit the theaters to find out what all the hype is about with House of Gucci.  Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!


    Episode #248: Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 40:07


    Turkey day is almost here! Why not fill yourself up with a nice movie review first? For this week's Reel Film Nerd's pod Matt and Mike review Ghostbusters: Afterlife, finally! Not busting ghost topics include going retro, fan service, and Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Do you like ghosts? Do you like busting ghosts? Ok the real question, did you like the original Ghostbusters from 1984? If the answer is yes then you will love Ghostbusters: Afterlife. It is a trip down nostalgia lane to put it lightly. The pacing for the first half of the film is rough. They do have to help us viewers get up to speed with these new characters so it's understandable. The cast is great from Paul Rudd to Annie Potts from the original film. The real stand our performance of Ghostbusters: Afterlife comes from Mckenna Grace. For not even being in high school she really carries this film! Mike absolutely loved Ghostbusters: Afterlife and thinks you should run out to the theater and watch it right now. Matt thinks he is jaded because Mike hasn't been to the theater in a long time. Mike awards the film 4.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt on the other hand had some issues with it being a die hard Ghostbusters fan. He still really enjoyed Ghostbusters: Afterlife but he awards it an average score of 3 out of 5 Reels.   For our next pod Mike and Matt chat about Will Smith's latest biopic King Richard currently in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!


    Episode #247: Tributary - Red Notice

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 31:57

    Happy Wednesday boys and girls! Today your host's Mike and Matt chat about a summer blockbuster that was released on Netflix in November; Red Notice starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds. Extra pod thoughts include Dragon Boobs, Indiana Jones, and The Rock 4 President. The timing for Red Notice is either genius or a big mistake. This film is nonstop action that takes place all over the globe. It stars three of the biggest actors of 2021. Lastly the story is a cross between the National Treasure and James Bond franchises. Oh Netflix, why didn't you release this one in May or June? Red Notice is a heck of a fun film without a ton of substance and a lot of hitting the “I believe” button. It is a summer blockbuster released in the fall that should be seen in a theater with a big bag of popcorn. Mike loved Red Notice giving it 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt on the other hand had a tough time hitting the “I believe” button so much. He awards the film 2.5 out of 5 Reels.   For our next pod Mike and Matt venture back to the theaters to catch another victim of COVD-19, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #246: Eternals

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 44:38

    Hello friends and welcome to our review of the third of four Marvel Cinematic Universe films to hit the theaters in 2021. Eternals is directed by Chloé Zhao and stars a lot of people, seriously a lot. Bonus topics for today's pod include growlers, multiverses, and politics in movies. Eternals is not your typical MCU film. It is like a cosmic Avengers on steroids. All the Eternals have different powers and they work together to protect humankind from the Deviants, an evolutionary alien race of creatures. The cast for this film is incredible. There are so many big name actors that you barely get to see any of them even at an almost 3 hour runtime. There is a lot to take in and understand in the Eternals. It does tie into the rest of the MCU but not blatantly, yet. This is more of an origin style film packed with a dense story, gobs of dialogue, and a massive backstory about our new band of 10 heroes.  Is Eternals a bad film, no. It is just not as good as a lot of the other MCU films to date. Matt and Mike both agree, maybe wait to watch this one at home on Disney+. They both award the cosmic historical adventure 2.5 out of 5 Reels.   For our next pod Mike and Matt take a break from the theaters to catch a Netflix Original starring Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson, and Gal Gadot, Red Notice. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #245: Dune (2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 42:33

    Happy Wednesday everyone! Today Mike and Matt return to their regular-ish schedule. This week the guys hit the theaters and HBO Max to check out Dune (2021) starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and Jason Momoa. Not hardcore Sci-Fi related topics include books, COVID has changed movie production forever, and living in the desert. What a visually incredible film. Dune (2021) is another masterpiece from Denis Villeneuve. It is just stunning to look at, especially on the big screen. The cast is just as incredible as the cinematography. There are a ton of big names in this film in both big and small roles. The story and it's pacing is where this film is less successful. If you are not familiar with Dune you run the risk of getting lost especially in the start. It is a Sci-Fi epic much in the vein of Star Wars or Star Trek with a ton to digest. By the end of Dune you will be itching for a resolution as the credits roll. Luckily we will be getting part two in the near future. Matt loved Dune (2021) awarding it a near perfect score of 4.5 out of 5 Reels. Mike also really enjoyed the movie but the story left him confused and frustrated. He awards it 4 out of 5 Reels.  Next week our next Marvel Cinematic Universe film The Eternals hits theaters! Mike thinks it's going to be incredible while Matt thinks it's going to flop. We will find out and report back to you. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #244: Harvest Horror Fest – Friday the 13th Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 39:30

    All good things must come to an end. The good news is that it's just temporary. Our annual Harvest Horror Fest will return next October. For our final 2021 installment Mike and Matt continue their re-watch of Friday the 13th with Friday the 13th Part 2. Additional topics include Apple, slashers, and 40. For being an over 40 year old film, Friday the 13th Part 2 is still a pretty darn good horror sequel. There are others out there but not many. The acting is rough at times and the story is just ok but the body count comes in hard and fast throughout the film. Being one of the original slasher films, Friday the 13th gives us a ton of horror movie tropes such as the harbinger, jump scares, and impossible deaths. Mike and Matt both agree if you are into horror this movie is a must watch at least once. Mike, the lover of horror that he is, awards the film 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt enjoyed Friday the 13th Part 2 too giving it an average rating of 3 out of 5 Reels. Next week we return to our usual shenanigans with our review of the sci-fi cult film remake Dune (2021) starring a ton of big name actors! Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #243: Harvest Horror Fest – Halloween Kills

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 38:36

    Let the horror continue, oh and our horror movie reviews too. Sorry the pod is a bit late this week. Your hosts are having a hard time getting time off at the same time to record, that's a lot of time! Today we chat about a brand new soon to be horror classic Halloween Kills, the sequel to the 2018 hit Halloween. Not murder topics today include cartoons, In N Out Burger, and a surprise special guest that doesn't talk yet. Do you like over the top gory murders and a whole lot of them? If you answered yes then this movie is definitely for you! Halloween Kills lives up to its title and then some. To Matt it doesn't feel like a traditional Halloween movie. It's more about murders and gore then fear or jump scarring the viewers. Mike agreed and even pointed out a few scenes that were just silly. Is this a bad movie, no, it is just not the film everyone expected. Halloween Kills is clearly a filler movie teasing the grand finale Halloween Ends that will be released next year. Mike and Matt both agree Halloween Kills barely earns 2.5 out of 5 Reels.    Next week the boys end the 4th Annual Harvest Horror Fest with Friday the 13th Part 2. Don't worry we will keep the horror fest going every year until we get them all reviewed. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #242: Harvest Horror Fest – Thir13en Ghosts

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 32:12


    Welcome back everyone! Our 4th Annual Harvest Horror Fest kicks into high gear this week with the haunted house ghost movie classic Thir13en Ghosts starring Tony Shalhoub, Shannon Elizabeth, and Matthew Lillard. Off topics include the McRib returns, Paramount Pictures giveaway, and the Black Widow lawsuit. Seriously, this movie is 20 years old? I remember watching this one in the theaters during college, man we are old! Thir13en Ghosts is a fun, dark, and gory haunted house flick with tons of awesome ghosts! The acting definitely leaves a lot to be desired, especially the side characters. This is still a great film that is holding up well and makes a perfect fit for our horror fest. The makeup is incredible and so is the creepy glass house in the woods. Thir13en Ghosts  is not for everyone but Mike and Matt agree it is worth a watch even if you have seen it before. Matt with the shocking higher rating gives Thir13en Ghosts 4 out of 5 Reels. Mike with a full reel lower awards it 3 out of 5 Reels.    Next week the horror continues but this time in the theaters with the sequel to a sequel? Ya I think that's right, Halloween Kills starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!


    Episode #241: Harvest Horror Fest – The Strangers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 40:53

    It's finally here kids, Mike's favorite time of year, the annual Harvest Horror Fest! For his first pick of horror Mike went with a newer classic The Strangers starring Scott Speedman and Liv Tyler. Not horror related topics include old cell phones, the new Venom flick, and street lights. The Strangers is a great psychological horror film with minimal sets and cast allowing the story to really drive the film. There are a ton of jump scares that Matt is not a big fan of. He thinks they are a cop out when it comes to horror. Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman did an excellent job keeping the viewers on their toes. When things start to go awry Tyler has an absolute blood curdling scream! This is a great start to our annual celebration of horror films. If you have not seen The Strangers and are into horror even a little bit this is a must see. Mike loves this film, still creeping him out to this day. He awards it 4 out of 5 Reels. Matt also enjoyed the movie being his first viewing of it. He is a bit harsher but still awards a decent rating with 3 out of 5 Reels.   Next week the horror continues with kind of Matt's pick, the 2001 haunted house thriller Thir13en Ghosts starring Shannon Elizabeth and Matthew Lillard. It is currently streaming on HBO Max if you want to watch it with us. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #240: Tributary - Kate

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 37:44


    This is it listeners, our last podcast before HARVEST HORROR FEST! Today Mike and Matt chat about the Netflix Original assassin revenge film Kate starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Woody Harrelson. Bonus topics include Japan, Anthony Bourdain, and being tall. Just what the guys needed, another action assassin revenge movie but this time in Japan. Kate is a story we have seen and reviewed time and time again. What sets this film apart from the others is it's stunts, location, and acting. Taking in place in Japan and using Japanese actors and stunt professionals makes Kate a true visual delight crammed with martial arts. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and newcomer Miku Patricia Martineau have excellent chemistry. One of the few misses the film has is it's lack of Woody Harrelson. Mike loved Kate! He did not anticipate it being such a great film and that might have added to his rating. He gives it 4.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt also really enjoyed the movie but thought the story had been told too many times before. He gives Kate 3.5 out of 5 Reels.        Next week our annual Harvest Horror Fest begins with the modern horror classic The Strangers currently streaming on Netflix too. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!


    Episode #239: Cry Macho

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 39:11

    Hey look at us, back on schedule even with a huge life changing event for Mike! Today your hosts chat about Clint Eastwood's latest film Cry Macho. Not western film topics include Mike's new baby, a new movie giveaway, and cock fighting. Your hosts have very mixed feelings about the latest Clint Eastwood epic Cry Macho. The film is really strange for the first act leading into the second. There is a time jump, a weird introduction, and just lots of confusion. The second half of the film really shines. It is sweet and down to earth showing the viewer how to appreciate life and the little things. Clint Eastwood does a great job especially at the ripe age of 91. Newcomer Eduardo Minett has some growing pains to get through. The sets are beautiful along with the cinematography. Mike really enjoyed Cry Macho giving it 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt on the other hand thought he got half a film awarding it 2.5 out of 5 Reels. Next week the boys are kinda up in the air on a film. Mike would like to review Card Counter starring Oscar Issac but it is not currently available nationwide. If it doesn't happen they plan to watch the new Netflix film Kate starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #238: Tributary - Jolt

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 37:28

    Sorry everyone, we suck! Yeah we missed our normal pod day but hey we got er done. Matt and Mike are both very busy, especially Mike preparing to add to his brood. Today the guys chat about an Amazon Original, Jolt starring Kate Beckinsale and Stanley Tucci. Not action murder movie topics include westerns, Arizona Rattlers lose, and Y: The Last Man. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you mixed Jon Wick with Crank and tossed in some Kate Beckinsale, wonder no more! That film is here and it's called Jolt. This flick is not going to win any awards but it sure is a ton of fun. Fast action, vibrant colors, a great cast, and a decent story, what else do you want? Beckinsale plays a character that can't control her anger, subsequently leading her to self-inflicted shock therapy until she meets the man of her dreams. He is murdered by his boss and it is all out revenge for the rest of the film.  Mike and Matt both agree this is well worth the watch if you are into action or revenge movies. Mike awards Jolt a modest 2.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt rates the film a full reel higher with 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Next week Mike and Matt return to the theaters to catch Clint Eastwood's latest Cry Macho. Hopefully we will record on time next week too. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #237: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 43:27


    Welcome fellow MCU fans to another incredible Reel Film Nerds podcast! Today Matt and Mike review the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film to hit the market, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Extra curricular topics include What We Do in the Shadows, Dad jokes, and Hulk. Thank you Marvel, you did it again. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a breath of fresh air not only as an MCU film but a film in general. It is acted well, shot well, and the martial arts stunts are on the level of Jackie Chan films. The story is great, the CGI is amazing, honestly what doesn't this film have? Relative newcomer Simu Liu pairs perfectly with Awkwafina. Just enough humor to make it fun but they both know how and when to be serious. Shang-Chi should have been the kick off to the MCU's Phase 4. This is only the beginning for this character and Phase 4 let's hope Disney and Marvel keep the momentum going. Both your hosts suggest you run to see this one in the theaters. Large screens, surround sound, and popcorn are made for films like this. Mike Talent awards Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 4 out of 5 Stars. Matt was really blown away by this film, rating it a near perfect score with 4.5 out of 5 Reels.   Next week the guys take a break from the theaters to catch up on some streaming. Mike picked the new Amazon Prime Video film Jolt starring Kate Beckinsale. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!


    Episode #236: Candyman (2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 49:27

    Welcome everyone to the Reel Film Nerds podcast! Today Matt and Mike review a film they both were anxiously awaiting for over a year, Candyman (2021). Written by Jordan Peele and starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. Not sequel horror movie topics include contact lens painters, Halloween candy, and Mortal Kombat. It has been a while but Mike and Matt definitely do not agree on Candyman (2021). Mike loves it as predicted, it is a horror film after all. Matt on the other hand found it to be boring and slow to say the least. Cabrini Green, the infamous part of Chicago where the 1992 Candyman takes place, has been gentrified but that doesn't stop our ominous villain from making his triumphant return. The acting in Candyman (2021) was stellar but the real shining star is the cinematography and directing. This film is a slow burn with darts of violence and horror peppered throughout. Mike Talent loved the 2021 sequel awarding it 4 out of 5 Reels. Matt on the other hand thinks this film is a hard pass giving it a mere 2.5 out of 5 Reels. Next week your boys head to the theaters to review the second Marvel Cinematic Universe movie of the year, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. FYI there are still 2 more MCU movies coming out in 2021, hold onto your butts! Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #235: Reminiscence

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 35:51

    Welcome everyone to the Reel Film Nerds podcast! Today Matt and Mike break down a trippy sci-fi noir film Reminiscence starring Hugh Jackman and Thandiwe Newton. Topics more interesting than this film include CRS, The Office, and Red Hot Chili Peppers' concerts. There is not a whole lot to say about Reminiscence. It is not only difficult to discuss without spoiling the movie but it is also a really long and at times boring film. There are a lot of great concepts at work here. Wonderful world building, a modern-ish noir, and Hugh Jackman acting his ass off. In the end though Reminiscence just doesn't deliver. It is not a horrible movie but it's not a great one either. Matt thinks Reminiscence is worth a watch if you have HBO Max and nothing else is on. He awards the film an average rating of 3 out of 5 Reels. Mike on the other hand really did not like this movie and can't recommend you to waste your time on it. He gives Reminiscence 2 out of 5 Reels.        It's here, it's finally here!! Candyman (2021) is hitting the theaters August 27 after a more than a year hiatus, and Mike and Matt will be there! Who else is excited for Jordan Peele's sequel to a horror classic?  Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #234: Free Guy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 43:01

    Well hello there and welcome to the latest installment of the Reel Film Nerds podcast. Only two hosts made it this week, hey it happens, people are busy especially when preparing for a little one. Today Matt and Mike sit down and chat about another Ryan Reynolds movie but this one is video game based, Free Guy. Bonus point topics include GTA V, are people becoming even more terrible, and Deadpool kicks it with Korg. It took almost two whole years for Free Guy to hit the theaters but Dude it was worth it! This is one heck of a fun movie for everyone but especially those of us in the world who game or use to game. Finally Hollywood delivers an original idea, not a sequel or superhero film. Ryan Reynolds kills it of course. It's like he was born for action comedies. Newcomer to film Jodie Comer was incredible in her dual roles. No wonder she won an Emmy for Killing Eve. Let's not forget about the villain video game CEO Antwan played by the multi-talented Taika Waititi.  He was absolutely hilarious and ruthless at the same time. Is this film for everyone, short answer no. It is for just about everyone though. If you love comedies, absurd action, and great stories, Free Guy is a must watch! Mike Talent really enjoyed the open world game movie awarding it 4 out of 5 Reels. Matt with a rare super high score honestly thinks this is the best movie of the year to date, awards Free Guy a near perfect rating with 4.5 out of 5 Reels. Next week it is Matt's turn to pick and he went with Mike's suggestion. Hitting theaters and HBO Max on August 20 is Hugh Jackman's latest Sci-Fi mystery film Reminisce. Hang on listeners this one looks super trippy! Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #233: The Suicide Squad (2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 47:20

    Welcome back faithful listeners! Today Mag's, Mike, and Matt chat about the newest DC movie to hit the big and small screen The Suicide Squad starring everyone! Ok not everyone but man it is one heck of a cast. Bonus topics include Fast and Furious (yes, again), Sedona, and Van Wilder. The Suicide Squad is a fun gory romp with a mess of DC villains trying to save the world. James Gunn really brought his A game to the DCEU. The Suicide Squad is leaps and bounds better than it's 2016 counterpart. There is a lot of comedy, silly action, and memorable characters. We will just put it out there, Polka-Dot Man steals the show with one of the most powerful and strange abilities ever conceived in a superhero/villain movie. If you enjoy action, are not afraid of lots of gore, and want a zany story than The Suicide Squad is a must see especially if you have HBO Max. Matt takes the top spot this week really loving this film awarding it 4 out of 5 Reels. The married duo agreed it was a bit too out there for them, especially the story. They both award The Suicide Squad an average 3 out of 5 Reels. Next week Mike steps up to the plate picking the second Ryan Reynolds movie of the summer, Free Guy. This theater only release looks like a fun take on video games. The crew can't wait to watch this one. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #232: Jungle Cruise

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 45:32

    Welcome Wednesday fellow movie buffs! Today Mike, Matt, and our returning special guest Mags sit down and chat about Disney's latest ride turned movie, Jungle Cruise. Not cruising topics include homosexual movie characters, animal sounds, and ScarJo's lawsuit. Have you ever wondered if The Rock and The Blunt have chemistry together? Wonder no more, Jungle Cruise quickly answered that question, a very loud yes! Jungle Cruise is a fun, zany, back to form film for Disney that doesn't disappoint. It is a green screen spectacular but man did they do an amazing job with the CGI. The story is a bit over the top just like a lot of the action but it is a ton of fun. The real shining star or shall I say stars of the film is the acting of Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Both fantastic action superstars with comedic overtones and boy did they deliver.  If you are on the fence about watching this thrilling family film, don't be. Mike, Matt, and Mags all agree you should watch it, especially in the theaters. Mags the ever kind and sweetheart reviewer awards Jungle Cruise 4 out of 5 Reels. Mike and Matt both with good ratings come in just above average with 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Next week is Matt's pick. He continues the summer superhero blockbuster trend but this time with a DC film, The Suicide Squad written and directed by James Gunn (yes that James Gunn from the MCU). It is available to stream on HBO Max for a limited time or check it out at your local theater. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #231: Tributary - Gunpowder Milkshake

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 49:43

    What a killer pod we have for you today, that pun is brought to you by this week's special guest. For Reel Film Nerds Episode #231 Mike, Matt and our incredible guest host sit down and chat about the Netflix Original Gunpowder Milkshake. Extra special topics today include Mom jokes, video stores, and the return of nocturnal flatulence. This was a pleasant surprise for an original streaming film. Gunpowder Milkshake is Jon Wick for ladies, as Matt puts it. Karen Gillan delivers nonstop over the top action as an assassin working for The Firm. Things quickly go south and she turns to her fellow female assassins the librarians to fight off a horde of dude assassins set on revenge. The action was amazing and the acting was stellar but what do you expect from such a star studded cast? A really nice treat is the style, color palette, and cinematography of the film. It is very dream-like. Gunpowder Milkshake is a terrible name for a movie but it is a don't miss action thriller where ladies really kick some butt! Mike, Matt and their special guest all agree this film earns a very high rating of 4 out of 5 Reels. Next week  if the theaters stay open, Mike and Matt will try to catch a ride on the new Disney movie Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #230: Tributary - The Tomorrow War

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 37:46

    Happy Wednesday peeps! Today Matt and Mike sit down and chat about the Amazon Prime Original sci-fi flick The Tomorrow War starring Chris Pratt and Yvonne Strahovski. Not time travel topics include The Thing, Blanton's, and we need more Mags! Wow, what a fun concept for a sci-fi film. Traveling back in time to draft your parents and grandparents to fight in a future war against aliens. This is what sci-fi is all about! The Tomorrow War is a fun action packed thriller you should take time out of your day to enjoy. Is this one going to win any awards or finally bring Matt to award 5 Reels, nope, but it is a heck of a fun time. The aliens are really well done and the action sequences are fast paced and intense. One of a handful of issues is that the film is very long. Sometimes it can really drag while other times the story feels rushed. Mike Talent thinks it would have been better as a mini series to really dive deep into the characters and world building. Both of your hosts agree The Tomorrow War is well worth a watch. Mike with the surprise almost perfect score awards the film 4.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt with a decent rating but not as favored gives it an average score with 3 out of 5 Reels.   Next week Mike and Matt switch streaming services to Netflix to check out the action pack assassin film Gunpowder Milkshake starring Karen Gillian and Lena Headey. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #229: Black Widow

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 47:19

    It's been two whole years since a new Marvel Cinematic Universe film hit theaters. Black Widow is finally here but was it worth the wait? Bonus topics today include Mike throws some DC shade, cellphones, and the never ending streaming wars. So let's just get this out of the way right now, no. Black Widow was definitely not worth the wait. In fact it is probably 10 years too late. Is it a bad film, no. Just not what Mike and Matt anticipated or wanted to see. Black Widow is great but for a MCU movie it is mediocre. The acting was excellent, especially newcomer Florence Pugh, the story was just OK, and there definitely was not enough action. Taskmaster oh poor Taskmaster you were woefully under used. Why does the MCU have such difficulties with villains? Thanos was great, Killmonger was great, but man was this film's villain a let down. With all that out of the way Black Widow is still a great movie and you should see it in the theater if you feel comfortable. Mike Talent gives the kick off to MCU Phase 4 3 out of 5 Reels. Matt not too far ahead awards the film 3.5 out of 5 Reels.    Next week Mike and Matt tackle the really interesting Amazon Prime Original Sci-Fi flick The Tomorrow War. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #228: The Forever Purge

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 41:00

    Are you ready to purge? Welcome kiddos to Reel Film Nerds Episode #228: The Forever Purge starring Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, and Josh Lucas. Not purgy topics include the Yarnell 19, Top Gun: Maverick (yes again), and racism. Did you like the other purge movies up to this point? If your answer was an ear shattering yes then this film is for you. It is, in the words of Mike Talent, the least purgy purge movie of all of them but it is still very violent and political. The Forever Purge has lots of political statements throughout the film and an uncanny similarity to the past year in the United States even though filming was finished before the pandemic. The acting, sets, and special effects were all terrific. The story is decent and thought provoking but it is still the same old purge story line in many respects. Mike Talent thinks the conclusion to The Purge franchise is worth a watch in the theaters awarding it 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt again being the harsh one says to wait until it comes out on a streaming service giving the film 2 out of 5 Reels. For next week's film we FINALLY get to see the kick off to the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 Black Widow!!!!! This is it people, there is still hope for the movie theaters yet. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #227: F9: The Fast Saga

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 41:35

    Welcome to our family everyone! Yes, the Reel Film Nerds family. This week Matt and Mike chat about another summer blockbuster but this one has been marinating for over a year! That's right kids it's finally here F9: The Fast Saga is out for your viewing pleasure. Not family related topics include Subway, 40's, and space. The Fast and Furious franchise continues with F9 the most ridiculous film of the 10 movie saga. Was F9 worth the year long wait, heck no but it was a lot of fun to watch and laugh at. The action is great, unrealistic, and extremely over the top just like we expect. There is a very big lull in the action halfway through the movie with lots of back story. Some of it is welcome, especially the explanation to why Dom has a brother and why you and I have never heard of him before now. It does really slow down the film a lot though. The acting was fine and on par with the rest of the films. It is just so over the top unrealistic it's laughable.  Should you run out and watch F9, sure why not but only if you love this series or really need a break for two and a half hours. Mike the ever optimist awards the movie 2 out of 5 Reels. Matt comes in a smidge below giving F9  1.5 out of 5 Reels.      For next week Mike is really loving Hollywood's summer movie roll out, and takes us back to the theaters to catch The Forever Purge.  Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #226: The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 39:45

    Hi everyone and welcome to another pod! Today's review is on The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, and Antonio Banderas. Additional topics include Loki, car collecting, and the Desperado Trilogy.  This is the movie everyone needs right now. A great action comedy to help bring back movie goers for the summer. The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is packed full of action and comedy just like the original but turns it up to 11. The star studded cast only adds to the fun, especially Morgan Freeman and his unexpected character. The stunts are fantastic and over the top, especially the practical effects. The plot, now that is another story. It wasn't awful but it could have been a lot better. The duo of Ryan Reynolds and Salma Hayek is definitely not as strong as the Reynolds Jackson duo from the original. Mike Talent suggests you do not miss this amazing sequel especially in the theaters awarding it a 4 out of 5 Reels. Matt back with a lower score enjoyed the film but doesn't think it's worth the visit, wait for on demand. He awards The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard an ok score with 3.5 out of 5 Reels.          For next week Mike continues our trek to the theaters to watch a film that was pushed a full year thanks to the VID, F9.  If this film has as many crazy stunts and action as the rest of the franchise it is a must see in the theaters! Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #225: Legacy - Kajillionaire

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 32:20


    It's hump day and that means more pod! This week was Matt's pick and well he picked wrong with the unique indie directed by Miranda July, Kajillionaire. Off topics include real estate, the heat, and independent films.   Kajillionaire is a very strange film with amazing acting and cinematography. Let's just put it out there, this movie is very strange. The story is mediocre at best and is left to interpretation. Some of the choices by the actors are odd too. For instance Evan Rachel Woods uses a deep voice for her character and it does nothing but detract from the story and her acting. Speaking of acting, all four of our main actors Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger, Evan Rachel Wood, and Gina Rodriguez were excellent. They had wonderful chemistry and are easily the best part of the film.  Mike Talent was not a fan of this movie at all and does not recommend anyone watch it. He gives Kajillionaire 1.5 Reels out of 5. Matt thought it was a passable independent film but really hated the story.  He graciously awards the movie a mediocre score of 3 Reels. For next week Mike is sending us back to the theaters to watch the follow up to the 2017 underrated action comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard. It is only available in the theaters. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!


    Episode #224: Tributary - Stowaway

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 38:39

    Welcome kiddos to Reel Film Nerds Episode #224 featuring a review of the Netflix Original Stowaway. The movie sucks but the podcast is great! Off topics include nerds are cool now, space, and a new Paramount Pictures giveaway! Ok fine Stowaway is not that bad but it is a long and very boring film. The topics brought up are excellent, especially the jabs at corporate America. The acting is phenomenal. The Sci-Fi thriller comes off as a space play with only 4 actors total. It really lets the actors excel at their craft. The ending was atrocious. It completely undoes the almost 2 hour long film. If you love space and Sci-Fi Mike Talent thinks you should not miss this one. He awards it 3 out of 5 Reels. Matt on the other hand thinks Stowaway is a hard pass unless you really need something to watch. He generously gives the movie 2 out of 5 Reels. Next week there still is not a whole lot of movies hitting the theaters. It's Matt's pick and he went with an independent film that was released in theaters late last year. It just hit HBO Max. Kajillionaire is a quirky comedy drama starring Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger, and Evan Rachel Wood. Why not take a chance and watch it with us? Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #223: A Quiet Place Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 42:34

    Howdy everyone and welcome to the Reel Film Nerds podcast #223 people return to the theaters! This week was Matt’s pick, but we all know Mike is the one that really wanted to watch A Quiet Place Part II starring Emily Blunt. Directed and written by her husband John Krasinski. Distractions include Fantastic Four rumors, talking in the theater, and post-apocalyptic movies and shows. It feels like we have been waiting forever for this movie and it did not disappoint. The box office numbers say the same thing. People are finally returning to the theater in droves. It took an amazing sequel to a groundbreaking film to do it. Delayed for over a year thanks to the VID A Quiet Place Part II is an incredible sequel. The story is extraordinarily strong and answers questions from the original while introducing more, for a possible trilogy. Emily Blunt and her child co-stars acted the crap out of this one. Cillian Murphy did a stellar job as well as a lost, lonely, and bitter survivor. One complaint is that they wasted Djimon Hounsou’s talents. Such a gifted actor with little acting for him in this flick. Mike and Matt both agree this is a must-see film, if you have watched the original. It might be a good idea to re-watch it first to pump you up for this sequel. A Quiet Place Part II earns a solid 4 out of 5 Reels from Matt and a great 3.5 out of 5 Reels from Mike Talent. Next week there is not a ton hitting the theater so Mike, on top of his game finally, picked a Netflix Original. Another Sci-Fi thriller starring Anna Kendrick, Stowaway. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #222: Tributary - Army of the Dead

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 40:18

    Welcome friends to another rousing episode of the Reel Film Nerds Podcast! Today Matt and Mike discuss the latest Netflix bank heist zombie horror film directed by Zack Snyder, Army of the Dead. Not brain eating topics include Rick and Morty, Las Vegas, and favorite zombie movies. Here we go, another zombie movie brought to you by Zack Snyder but this one is not a remake. Army of the Dead promises a ton in it’s trailer and mostly delivers. The fun gory blockbuster packs a punch when it comes to action and entertainment but lacks a great story. There are some incredible scenes the likes of which you have never seen and there are several that just flat out should have been cut. The CGI, acting, and stunts were excellent. Dave Bautista particularly is on his game with this film showing his range. Mike Talent loved Army of the Dead awarding it 4 out of 5 Reels. Matt also really enjoyed the zombie bank heist giving it an average score of 3 out of 5 Reels. For next week Matt sends us back to the movie theater for opening weekend of the highly anticipated sequel A Quiet Place Part II. Written and directed by John Krasinski and starring his wife Emily Blunt with Cillian Murphy.  Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!

    Episode #221: Those Who Wish Me Dead

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 37:40


    Welcome to another hump day but that also means it’s new podcast day too! For Reel Film Nerds Episode #221 Mike and Matt discuss the latest thriller from Taylor Sheridan and Angelina Jolie, Those Who Wish Me Dead. Not thriller related topics include Starlink, lighting farts on fire, and an incredible movie giveaway! Those Who Wish Me Dead is a great action, chase, and thriller movie. Angelina Jolie is on top of her game. Newcomer Finn Little did an excellent job as Conner, the kid being hunted down by assassins. Jon Bernthal, typecast as a police officer, did a fantastic job as well. The sets were incredible and the action keeps you on the edge of your seat. There is some humor thrown in here and there for good measure too. Mike and Matt are split on this one. Mike thinks this is a great film that you should check out. Matt on the other hand felt it was boring and left way too many questions than answers. Mike gives Those Who Wish Me Dead 3.5 out of 5 Reels while Matt gives it a lowly 2 out of 5 Reels. Next week Mike was on top of his game and picked a movie! He chose the latest Netflix movie written and directed by Zack Snyder starring Dave Bautista, Army of the Dead. It looks to be a fun action packed film blending two genres, zombies and heist movies. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!


    Episode #220: Wrath of Man

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 35:44

    Hi avid listeners and welcome to Reel Film Nerds Episode 220! This week Matt and Mike went to the theaters to watch the newest Guy Ritchie film starring Jason Statham, Wrath of Man. Extracurricular topics include body armor, revenge movies, and a brand new Paramount Pictures giveaway. Do you like revenge? Yes? Then this movie is definitely for you. Wrath of Man is a hardcore revenge film from start to finish. It is also a typical Ritchie film starting in the middle of the story and jumping around the timeline. Jason Statham plays a cold calculating gangster, almost too cold at times. The rest of the star studded cast did a great job with their roles too. Did you know Josh Hartnett is still acting, ya neither did we. The story is fantastic, especially weaving throughout the main arc of revenge. If you are looking for an action thriller to enjoy on the big screen then Wrath of Man is a must see. Mike awards the movie 3 out of 5 Reels. Matt enjoyed it way more than Mike which is strange because of Mike’s love of revenge films. Matt gives it 4 out of 5 Reels.  For our next pod Mike slacked off and forgot to pick a film. Luckily Matt is always prepared with a backup. The brand new Angelia Jolie wildfire thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead. It is available in the theaters and streaming on HBO Max.  Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!

    Episode #219: Tributary - Thunder Force

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 38:35


    Welcome nerdereenos to Reel Film Nerds Episode #219!! Wow that is a ton of pods right there. This week is Mike’s pick and boy is he mean. He chose the Netflix Original Thunder Force starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer. Topics better than this movie include video games, Marvel’s 2021 films, and what’s the worst Netflix movie to date? Let’s be honest, Matt and Mike didn’t chat a whole lot about this movie. Mike enjoyed it but Matt appropriately hated it. Since he mostly runs the show Matt went off topic more than he was on topic. Thunder Force had a ton of potential. It has a decent story and plot but for a film touted as a comedy just wasn’t very funny. Yes, it was silly, slapsticky, but also very boring at times. Jason Bateman as The Crab is the funniest thing in the film. He played it spot on and dead serious. The action is decent and the CGI is passable but not great. Mike really enjoyed Thunder Force awarding it 3 out of 5 Reels. Matt on the other hand thought it was terrible giving it a generous 1.5 out of 5 Reels.    Next week the guys return to the theaters for the reunion of Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie after a 15 year hiatus in Wrath of Man. It is only available in the theaters so get off your couches and run to the movie theaters! Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!


    Episode #218: Mortal Kombat (2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 40:30


    Hi everybody! Today Matt and Mike chat about the reboot of a movie based on a video game near and dear to their hearts, Mortal Kombat (2021). Not kombat related topics include VOD, Wildcat Giveaway, and how boring the Academy Awards were. The summer blockbuster movie season is upon us. Mortal Kombat (2021) is not a horrible movie but it is not an incredible one either. The story is very lacking but the over the top fight scenes make up for it. They are bloody and graphic just like the games. The film does dial down some of the violence to keep their R rating but it is definitely pushing the rating limits. One of the best things going for Mortal Kombat (2021) is the nostalgia. If you have played any of the video games you will recognize with glee the many characters, fatalities, and their abilities. The acting is mediocre at best. Some of the seasoned martial artist actors did very well but there are a lot of newcomers and you can tell who they are.  This movie is very much in the vein of Godzilla vs. Kong, Episode #215 for you newbies. It is mindless fun and entertainment with a smidge of a plot. Mike Talent did not enjoy Mortal Kombat except for the fighting, he awards it 2 out of 5 Reels. Matt, always a fan action packed blockbusters, gives it 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Next week is Mike’s pick and clearly he is torturing Matt, is the new Netflix Original Thunder Force starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!


    Episode #217: Promising Young Woman

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 41:18


    Podcast Wednesday is upon us and the Academy Awards inch ever closer. Today Mike and Matt chat about a revenge film that is nominated for Best Picture, Promising Young Woman starring Carey Mulligan. Additional topics include violent video games, baseball, and Idiocracy. This is a very unique film to be nominated for Best Picture. It is not a bad film, it is a very good film, just extremely dark and continues down that path all the way to the credits. In act two of Promising Young Woman you get a glimpse of redemption. Our protagonist sees a light at the end of the tunnel but it is quickly extinguished. Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham did an excellent job along with their supporting cast. This film is not for the faint of heart but is well worth the watch. Is it the pick for Best Picture 2021, Mike Talent sure thinks so, awarding it 4.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt on the other hand enjoyed Promising Young Woman but doesn’t think it deserved to be nominated. He awards the revenge thriller 3 out of 5 Reels. Next week the Academy Awards are over and so is our Best Picture catch-up. We missed a few films but will revisit some of them in the future especially the Best Picture 2021 winner. Matt picked next week's review. The brand new film reboot of the super popular violent video game Mortal Kombat. It will be available on HBO Max and at your local movie theater so you can watch it with us. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!


    Episode #216: The Father

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 38:52

    Happy Wednesday everyone and welcome to the Reel Film Nerds Podcast. Today Matt and Mike work on reviewing some of the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards Best Picture Nominees they missed starting with The Father starring Anthony Hopkins. Off topics today include Thor’s abs, cars in space, and grandparents. What an incredible movie that Mike and Matt will probably never watch again. The Father is not an easy watch but it is worth it. The storytelling is incredible. Viewing the downward spiral of man into Alzheimer's through his eyes is extremely powerful and depressing. The film is confusing, angering, and even hopeful. The Father is not for everyone especially those of you who have dealt with Alzheimer's recently in your lives. Anthony Hopkins gives the performance of a lifetime and his co-star Olivia Colman does an incredible job as well. If you can bring yourself to watch it you will not be disappointed. It truly is an incredible piece of art and storytelling. Mike and Matt both agree The Father is a great film giving it 4 out of 5 Reels.      Next week Matt and Mike continue their Academy Awards Best Picture Nominees catch up with Promising Young Woman starring Carey Mulligan. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!

    Episode #215: Godzilla vs. Kong

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 33:53

    Welcome everyone to a monster of a Reel Film Nerds Podcast. So our original review was dropped since it’s director did not get back to us after requesting his film’s review. Instead the boys chat about the box office destroying Godzilla vs. Kong. Other topics today include Best Picture Nominees, OG Godzilla, and Tartan Day. This is the exact movie we need right now to kick off the fun explosive summer blockbuster movie season. Godzilla vs. Kong is one of the best if not the best of the current Hollywood monsterverse films (Kong Skull Island is pretty good too). Unlike its predecessors this movie does not take itself seriously. Yes there is not much of a story it’s just good old fashioned CGI monsters wailing on each other but man it’s fun. The acting was adequate and the sets were big and beautiful but the CGI really shines through, mostly. There are a couple of background scenes that didn’t look great but our monsters looked incredible.  Are you going to have a long drawn out conversation about the meaning of Godzilla vs. Kong or it’s social impacts on our COVI-19 world, no. You will have a great time for two hours not thinking about the world around us and enjoying a CGI spectacle. Mike Talent hated Godzilla vs. Kong. He just isn’t a fan of monster movies. Strange for a self proclaimed horror film buff. He awards the movie 1.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt really enjoyed himself, especially a huge spoiler that comes later in the film. He gives the film 3.5 out of 5 Reels.   Next week’s episode Mike and Matt are going to try to catch up on some of the Academy Awards Best Picture Nominees with The Father starring Anthony Hopkins. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!

    Episode #214: Nobody

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 45:42


    Welcome everyone to another incredible Reel Film Nerds Podcast. Today’s choice in film is brought to you by Mysterious Mike. Tired of sitting at home on his comfy couch we risked life and limb to watch Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk only available in theaters. Amazing topics today include The Vault movie giveaway, PBR, and collared peccary. Two action packed shoot em up films back to back what a great end to the month of March. Nobody is nothing special when it comes to story. It has been told several times throughout the years in different ways. That is not a bad thing just not special. What is special is the actors and loads of action they deliver. Bob Odenkirk goes out of his comfort zone as a comedian and dives deep into hardcore action performing 90% of his own stunts. He truly did a fantastic job. Christopher Lloyd makes a few appearances, some of the most memorable of the film, brandishing a weapon and dipping into the action too. Nobody is a really fun film that is definitely worth a watch in a movie theater. If you enjoy films such as Jon Wick, The Expendables, or RED you will enjoy this film too. Mike and Matt agree Nobody earns a solid 4 out of 5 Reels.     For next week Matt and Mike will review what is sure to be an extremely controversial film Roe v. Wade. The director Nick Loeb reached out to us personally to review his film. It comes out April 2, 2021 on Video on Demand. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!


    Episode #213: Tributary - Boss Level

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 37:39


    Welcome everyone to this week’s Reel Film Nerds Podcast. Today’s selection is brought to you by Matt. He kept with the streaming services picking the Hulu Original Boss Level starring Frank Grillo and Mel Gibson. Bonus topics include brain surgery, Crossbones, and a new giveaway for next week. Are you looking for a film that is over the top violent, filled with swear words, and will leave you laughing until it hurts? If your answer is yes then Boss Level is a movie for you. It is Groundhog Day meets Dedpool. Our star Frank Grillo is being hunted by assassins but can’t seem to figure out how to make it through the day without dying and waking up to do it all over again. The acting is good, the sets are great, and the special effects are mostly spot on. This movie does not take itself seriously and that is one of its strong points. It is a good old fashioned popcorn flick that would be best enjoyed in the theaters. Matt back on top awards Boss Level 4 out of 5 Reels. Mike enjoyed the film as well but not as much giving it 3 out of 5 Reels. Next week Mike and Matt will return to the theaters to catch another fun blockbuster action film starring Bob Odenkirk and Christopher Lloyd, Nobody.  Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!


    Episode #212: Tributary - Moxie

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 52:29

    Welcome everyone to this week’s Reel Film Nerds Podcast. It was Mike’s pick for today’s episode and he chose the Netflix Original coming of age story Moxie directed by Amy Poehler. Bonus topics include Academy Award nominations, high school parties in film, and South Park’s Vaccination Special. When it comes to coming of age stories, Moxie is par for the course but also breaks new ground.  It is your typical teenage high school drama with a love story peppered in but things just don't seem right. The boys in the school verbally and physically attack most of the female students with no repercussions from their peers or administration. Our protagonist takes it upon herself inspired by her mom’s punk rebel teenage years to create a zine and bring the boys and administrations transgressions to light. Moxie is a very emotional film especially towards the end when the conflicts boil over. This movie is not for everyone but it is definitely a great film and worth a watch. Mike and Matt both agree it earns 3.5 out of 5 Reels.    Next week is regrettably Matt’s turn. He chose a new streaming groundhog day like action film Boss Level currently on Hulu. It stars Frank Grillo and Mel Gibson. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!

    Episode #211: Tributary - Coming 2 America

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 33:00


    Welp here we are again, another Wednesday and another nerdy podcast. This week the guys change things up with the 33 year old sequel no one asked for Coming 2 America starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. Loosely connected topics include Samuel L. Jackson, Blade, and Mike and Matt right a wrong from last week’s podcast, sorry Swankie. We are happy to report that Coming 2 America met and exceeded expectations. It was not a disaster of a film but a pretty decent fun comedy. Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are on point there is just not enough of them. The secondary story quickly becomes the main story line overshadowing Murphy and Hall’s characters. Leslie Jones and Wesley Snipes have some of the most memorable and hilarious performances of the film. Is this a must watch movie, no but it is a lot of fun. The original 1988 Coming to America is funnier on all levels but this sequel is a nice addition to the franchise. Mike clearly changed by becoming a father this past year gives the film 4 out of 5 Reels. Matt constantly evolving into a bitter old man awards Coming 2 America 2.5 out of 5 Reels.  Next week it is Mike’s selection and he chose Amy Poehler’s latest Netflix Original drama comedy Moxie. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!


    Episode #210: Nomadland

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 45:42

    Hump day is finally here, that means it’s new Reel Film Nerds podcast day!  Today’s episode the gents chat about recent the Golden Globe winning film Nomadland starring Frances McDormand. Not wandering across America in a van talk includes station wagons, taxes, and company owned towns. Nomadland is a great film but it is not for everyone. It is an independent art house style movie with amazing acting and cinematography. The story can drag and be boring at times with the ending not having a clear concise wrap up. Frances McDormand is incredible as always but her co-stars the real life nomads push the acting over the top. They are genuine and heartfelt opening up to the viewer about their past and why they have chosen the nomad life. Mike with a near perfect score gives Nomadland 4.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt on the other hand thought this film was average at best giving it 3 out of 5 Reels. Next week Matt changes things up completely with a sequel comedy 33 years in the making. The Prime Video film Coming 2 America starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!

    Episode #209: News of the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 43:12


    Welcome film buffs to another incredible Reel Film Nerds podcast. In today’s episode Matt and Mike sit down and chat about Tom Hanks’ first western News of the World currently in theaters and on demand. Not western topics include Crocodile Dundee, podcasts, and Black Widow (the movie). News of the World is not your stereotypical western we all know and love. It does have tons western elements. There is a shootout, beautiful open scenery, and buffalo poaching to name a few. The story centers around Hanks and Helena Zengel’s characters trying to communicate with each other as they venture across the Texas wilderness in a wagon. The pacing is great, the cinematography is excellent and the acting is very very good, especially newcomer Helena Zengel. Mike and Matt agree this is a must watch film. It will definitely be up for some awards in the next few months. They both give the News of the World 4 out of 5 Reels.     Next week Mike picked a brand new independent film that was just released to theaters and Hulu, Nomadland starring Francis McDormand and David Strathairn. It’s definitely award movie season! Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!


    Episode #208: Tributary - Outside the Wire

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 39:24


    Well 2021 just keep plugging along and so do we! Today Mike and Matt discuss a newish Netflix Original starring Anthony Mackie, Outside the Wire. Not gritty Sci-Fi war topics today include Wandavision, Zoom, and machine learning.  Have you been yearning for a robotic war movie based in the near future then we have the film for you. Outside the Wire is a fun action thriller that makes a few subtle points about war while still having fantastic action sequences. The effects and CGI were really good especially for a Netflix Original. Yes there are better examples out there but this film does a really great job. The acting is ok but not great. Anthony Mackie is great but his co-star Damson Idris could use some more practice. Mike really enjoyed this film giving it 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt again the ever aging bitter old man gives Outside the Wire 3 out of 5 Reels.            For next week Matt picked a movie that came out on Christmas day but it’s still hanging out in theaters, News of the World starring Tom Hanks, in his first western ever. If you don’t want to venture out of your home you can also rent it on one of the many streaming services. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!


    Episode #207: Freaky

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 40:44

    Hi everyone and welcome to yet another podcast about movies. Today Matt and Mike chat about a new horror comedy starring Vince Vaughn titled Freaky. Extracurricular topics include shop class, She’s All That, and 80’s horror films. Freaky is a really fun lighthearted horror film. The death scenes are over the top like all good horror movies. The story is decent drawing inspiration from films like The Parent Trap or Freaky Friday. The star of the show without a doubt is Vince Vaughn impersonating a high school aged girl. Kathryn Newton also does a stellar job impersonating a serial killer Vince. This is an entertaining fun horror comedy perfect for a social distanced weekend watch. It is not a must see so wait until it is on your favorite streaming service, if you have one or six. Matt and Mike both agree this film gets a good rating of 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Next week is Mike’s pick and he is swinging us back to one of the boys favorite genres Sci-Fi with the new Netflix Original Outside the Wire starring Anthony Mackie. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!

    Episode #206: The Little Things

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 38:47

    Happy Wednesday everyone! We are halfway there, well some of us. Today Matt and Mike sit down and chat about a star studded crime thriller hitting theaters and HBO Max, The Little Things. Starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto. Bonus topics today include two Brad’s, margarita’s, and Se7en. If you are nostalgic for the crime dramas of the 90’s like Se7en or The Usual Suspects then boy do we have a movie you will enjoy, the rest of you probably not. Is The Little Things a bad film, no, it is just nothing special. It really should have been better. The performances were amazing but that is to be expected from three Oscar winners. The story is where this movie lacks. It is not bad, just really could use a boost. It drags multiple times and leads you half way down several roads with no end in sight. The Little Things is not worth going to the theater to watch but if you have HBO Max it is well worth it just for the performances. The guys are finally back to normal. Mike gives the film 2.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt finally beats Mike out giving the new flick a 3 out of 5 Reels. Next week is Matt’s pick and he chose a horror movie, really? Freaky, written and directed by the guy that brought us Happy Death Day, puts a horror spin on the body swap concept. This is a horror comedy starring Vince Vaughn you don’t want to skip. You can buy or rent it on digital download today. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!

    Episode #205: Tributary - The Midnight Sky

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 33:45

    Happy snow days! The white stuff really came down in northern Arizona this week and mucked things up for a few days. Speaking of muck, 2021 continues the awfulness of 2020. Feels like it has been a year already and January is not even over yet! Back to the pod, today your hosts Mike Talent and Matt discuss the new Netflix Original directed by and starring George Clooney, The Midnight Sky. Other topics include booze filled seltzers, Aliens the movie, and how your hosts are broken. A movie directed by Clooney, starring Clooney, and it takes place in space, awesome lets do this! Not so fast, The Midnight Sky has a whole lot to say but it wants you to figure it out. The acting was great, the special effects were really good, almost too good, and the story is very deep but this movie has issues. It really drags and leaves you asking lots of questions. The film has a few characters and they are never really developed. Towards the end of the movie you really do not care what happens to them. The Midnight Sky is a well done smart film but it is not a must see. Mike Talent continues his streak of beating out Matt with 2.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt inches closer towards Mike's leniency but not quite awarding it 2 out of 5 Reels. Next week it is Mike’s pick and he chose the brand new police drama film The Little Things starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto. Catch it in theaters and HBO Max starting Friday January 29. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!

    Episode #204: Legacy - Johnny Mnemonic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 44:06

    Happy Inauguration Day! Ok that’s as political as we are going to get, we promise. Today Mike and Matt travel to the future, actually this past Sunday, from the past in 1995’s Johnny Mnemonic starring Keanu Reeves, Dina Meyer, and Dolph Lundgren. Topics better than this movie include organized crime, data prices, and body tech implants. Should you waste an afternoon or evening watching Johnny Mnemonic, maybe. This is a classic noteworthy mind bending film that has not aged well especially the tech talk and special effects. The acting is pretty awful too. The story is the best part of this movie. If you are a fan of Keanu Reeves or if you like dark Sci-Fi films it is definitely worth a watch. The rest of our listeners should pass. Mike Talent continues his lenient streak awarding Johnny Mnemonic 3 out of 5 Reels. Matt who thought his score was too high continues being harsh giving the Sci-Fi thriller 2.5 out of 5 Reels. Next week it is Matt’s turn picking George Clooney’s latest film the Netflix Original The Midnight Sky. Don’t forget to send in your New Year's resolutions to be entered into a drawing for a free copy of the brand new film Redemption Day. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!

    Episode #203: Sound of Metal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 64:53

    2021 continues and so far it is living up to the standards set by 2020. Enough about that jazz, today your hosts Matt and Mike chat about a brand new film on Prime video, Sound of Metal starring Riz Ahmed and Paul Raci. Additional topics include Death to 2020, Academy Awards, and should we do a Keanu month of movies? Sound of Metal is an incredible endearing film full of drama and perseverance. The acting by Riz Ahmed and Paul Raci is incredible especially when they play off of each other. The rest of the cast was stellar as well but what makes this film is it’s amazing story. It is unique and thought provoking especially when it goes in unexpected directions. The sound design is next level. Sound has not had this big a role in a film since 2018’s A Quiet Place. This is a must watch film at home or in a theater and definitely with a quality sound system. Mike really loved Sound of Metal awarding it a near perfect score with 4.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt also really enjoyed this one but only gave it 4 out of 5 Reels, slacker!        Next week it is Mike’s turn and he wants to return to the past’s future? I think that makes sense, by chatting about 1995’s cyberpunk thriller Johnny Mnemonic starring Dolph Lundgren and Keanu Reeves. It is currently streaming on Prime Video. Don’t forget to send in your New Year's resolutions to be entered into a drawing for a free copy of the brand new film Redemption Day. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!

    Episode #202: Wonder Woman 1984

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 54:46

    Happy New Year everyone! It’s a new year so why not review a new movie? Today Mike and Matt discuss Wonder Woman 1984 starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. Bonus topics today include Mike still can’t read, HBO Max is killing movie theaters, and the MCU VS the DCEU. What a let down. Matt and Mike had high hopes for this movie. They both really enjoyed the 2017 original but it’s 2020 sequel fell very short of even average. The acting is good, the sets looked great, and the action sequences were over the top and incredible. Sadly this film is awful thanks to numerous plot holes and a bad story line to name a few flaws. Mike braved the outside world and watched it in the theater, Matt did not. He watched it on HBO Max and he is glad he did. Mike and Matt both agree this movie is only worth a watch if you can see it for free at home. Mike gives WW1984 2.5 out of 5 Reels, Matt with the rare lower score awards it 2 out of 5 Reels.    Next week it is Matt’s pick. Being a metal-head and fan of Riz Ahmed’s acting, he picked the recently released Amazon Original Sound of Metal currently streaming on Prime Video. Thank you for another year supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!

    Episode #201: Legacy - Die Hard Revisited

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 48:28

    Happy Festivus everyone! Today Mike and Matt fulfill one of their promises, they revisit the Christmas action classic Die Hard starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. We first reviewed it for Episode #74 on Christmas Day 2018. Off topics today include Matt breaks his new phone, architecture, and lots of trivia.  If you have not seen Die Hard and you are listening to our podcast then shame on you! Die Hard is an incredible film that both of your hosts love. The acting is great, the stunts are big and bold, and the sets are engrossing. Basically this movie is the complete package on top of being a Christmas movie. Mike again gives Die Hard a perfect rating with 5 out of 5 Reels. Matt a tad lower like the original review awards the film 4.5 out of 5 Reels. The guys are taking next week off because Mike Talent is gone on his third vacation of the year, must be nice. We will return in the new year with a new film Wonder Woman 1984, finally! Don’t forget to stay to the end of the pod to hear Matt’s debate with Leza Live about Die Hard definitely being a Christmas movie. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from all of us at the Reel Film Nerds podcast! (FYI it’s just Matt and Mike, mostly Matt though.) Thank you for another year supporting our podcast. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike Talent to review you can email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com, listeners we are talking to you too. Our little show can be found anywhere Podcasts reside such as iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, Tune In, etc. While you are there like, subscribe, rate, and review us if you can too! You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Join our Facebook Fan Group so you can have a safe space to yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films too.  Don't forget we do have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Go watch as many movies as you can!

    Episode #200: Tributary - Scrooged

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 58:16


    Welcome everyone to Reel Film Nerds Podcast 200! Shocking that we made it all the way to 200 episodes. Today Mike and Matt continue their holiday movie reviews with 1980’s comedy gold Scrooged starring Bill Murray. A handful of our many off topics include a house fire, The Chive, TV’s, and LCD’s. Scrooged is a must watch retelling of the classic Christmas story by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. Bill Murray plays one of his most iconic and dramatic roles, Frank Cross, a cynical TV executive wronging his employees and former girlfriend right before Christmas. The star studded cast includes Karen Allen, John Forsythe, and Carol Kane. This film is a comedy but a very dark comedy. The story is great, the special effects, mostly practical, still hold up well today, and the sets are perfect. The three ghosts of Christmas are memorable and unique compared to other tellings of this tale. Scrooged is a holiday classic Mike and Matt watch every year and you should too. Mike gives Scrooged 4 out of 5 Reels. Matt a tad lower awards the film 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Next week the guys review a movie they have reviewed before. They promised it would make it’s return annually around Christmas, the skyscraper action spectacular Die Hard starring Bruce Willis and Reginald VelJohnson. Don’t forget to email us and enter our latest movie giveaway courtesy of Paramount Pictures, the brand new film The Stand In starring Drew Barrymore and Michael Zegen. Merry Christmas and thanks for your support of our podcast. If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike Talent to review you can email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com, listeners we are talking to you too. Our little show can be found anywhere Podcasts reside such as iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, Tune In, etc. While you are there like, subscribe, rate, and review us if you can too! You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Join our Facebook Fan Group so you can have a safe space to yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films too.  Don't forget we do have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Go watch as many movies as you can!


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