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The Reel Appeal is hosted by Mark Salcido and Kelsey Loiselle as they discuss film news, reviews, and the state of cinema today. We remove the nostalgia protection on classic films and take a bat to it to see if it stands the test of time. You can reach us at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com.

The Reel Appeal


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    Episode 118 - Shaw Was Shaking at the Duel

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 112:11


    Hey everyone! Mark finally got to show Kelsey The Shawshank Redemption based on the Stephen King novel! We paired that with The Last Duel as our Recent Review. Did Ridley Scott have his own redemption? In the news, we cover Disney's Marvel film schedule change and the avoidance of the first strike in film's 128 years with the IATSE union agreement. For Variety Time, it's all about DC Fandome.    Next week, Denis Villeneuve's Dune is our Recent Review, streaming on HBO Max or in theaters on October 22, and David Lynch's Dune (1984) is our Geriatric Cinematic, currently streaming on HBO Max or available to rent on Amazon, AppleTV, YouTube TV, and other VOD services We'd like to thank Your Entertainment Corner for hosting this podcast. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 3:33 The Last Duel - 21:04 Spoilers - 37:31 Variety Time - DC Fandome - 55:36 Geriatric Cinematic - The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - 1:17:22


    Episode 117 - Ain't Nobody Got Time to Die

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 115:30

    Hey everyone! We're back with a franchise classic this week. Yes, we're talking James Bond. Our Recent Review is MGM's No Time to Die and our Geriatric Cinematic is Casino Royale. In the news, we talk about Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 casting, Netflix picking up That 90's Show, and we found our Pinhead for the Hellraiser remake. Mark also talks about yet another blackmail email he received. The blackmailer seems smitten. Could it be love? Next week, we're reviewing The Last Duel, available in theaters October 15th, and The Shawshank Redemption, available streaming on HBO Max or rent on Amazon, AppleTV, YouTube TV, and other VOD services. We'd like to thank Your Entertainment Corner for hosting this podcast. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 3:32 No Time to Die - 22:28 Spoilers - 46:11 Variety Time - Blackmail Email: Round 3! - 1:03:43 Geriatric Cinematic - Casino Royale (2006) - 1:14:00

    Episode 116 - Newark vs. The Bronx

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 92:10


    Hey everyone! We've got a violent set of films to feed your soul with. Our Recent Review this week is The Many Saint of Newark and our Geriatric Cinematic is A Bronx Tale. In the news, we cover David Chase's deal with WarnerMedia and the real-life inspiration for Netflix's Squid Game. Our Variety Time is filled with the joys and love of Beyond Fest, and their showings of A24's Lamb and New York Ninja. Next week, we are reviewing No Time to Die and Daniel Craig's first film as James Bond, Casino Royale (1993). You can rent Casino Royale on AppleTV and Amazon, YouTube, and other VOD services. No Time to Die will release in theaters on October 8th. We'd like to thank Your Entertainment Corner for hosting this podcast. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 3:32 The Many Saints of Newark - 14:06 Spoilers - 28:43 Variety Time - Beyond Fest 2021 - 46:00 Geriatric Cinematic - A Bronx Tale (1993) - 1:08:11


    Episode 115 - No, It's Not a Tumor

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 108:10

    Hey everyone! With cooler weather comes cooler movies. At least, that's what we tell ourselves. This week, our Recent Review is Malignant and our Geriatric Cinematic is Basket Case (1982). Variety Time this week finds Mark experiencing his very own Curb Your Enthusiasm moment. And in the news, we talk casting for the new Mario Bros. film, Russell T. Davies' return to Doctor Who's showrunner, and Disney's Marvel suing to keep the Avengers characters from copyright termination.   Next week, we'll be reviewing The Many Saints of Newark which will be in theaters or streaming on HBO Max October 1st, and A Bronx Tale (1993), available to rent on Amazon, YouTube, Apple, and other VOD services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 4:23 Malignant - 32:08 Spoilers - 46:28 Variety Time - Mark's Enthusiasm was curbed...heavily. - 1:07:27 Geriatric Cinematic - Basket Case (1982) - 1:19:46

    Episode 114 - Lola Runs. See Lola Run.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 99:37

    Hey everyone! We're doing Netflix's Kate as our Recent Review and Run Lola Run (1998) as our Geriatric Cinematic. We would run with Lola, but we'd rather run down some news about Narcos: Mexico's season three being its final season and a Hellraiser remake. Who asked for the latter? We don't know. In our Variety Time segment, Kelsey recounts her luck at The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club...and there was a Yakuza guy. Next week, we'll be reviewing Prisoners of the Ghostland, starring Nicolas Cage, which will have a limited release September 17th or available on VOD, and Sabata (1968), streaming on Amazon Prime, YouTube (with ads), and other VOD Services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 4:20 Kate - 13:30 Spoilers - 29:36 Variety Time - Peppermint Flirt - 47:00 Geriatric Cinematic - Run Lola Run (1998) - 1:04:12

    Episode 113 - Shang-Chi Ran

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 106:25

    Hey folks! This week, our Recent Review is Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and our Geriatric Cinematic is Akira Kurosawa's Ran (1985). We've been waiting for the right film to pair with Ran, and this is it! In the news, we talk about Patty Jenkins' comments on streaming movies, Marvel's Blade, and the death of Michael K. Williams. Oh yeah, and we have a very special Variety Time segment in which Mark reads off an electronic-mail he received blackmailing him. Next week's Recent Review is Kate, streaming on Netflix on September 10th. Our Geriatric Cinematic is 1998's Run Lola Run, available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime, YouTube TV, and other VOD services. We'd like to thank Your Entertainment Corner for hosting this podcast. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 3:10 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - 19:02 Spoilers - 34:50 Variety Time - Mark Gets Blackmailed - 59:15 Geriatric Cinematic - Ran (1985) - 1:17:04

    Episode 112 - Murder-Candy & Murder-Bees

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 104:56

    Hey everyone! This week, we finally get to do Candyman (2021) as our Recent Review. In a stroke of pure imagination—I mean genius—Mark thought Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) would be the perfect Geriatric Cinematic to pair with it. You're gonna want to hear Kelsey's "imagination" in this episode. In the news, we cover Disney's The Return of the Rocketeer and an Amy Winehouse biopic. Also, Kelsey and Mark talk about Kelsey's first time experiencing Disneyland for this week's Variety Time. Next week, our Recent Review will be Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, available only in theaters. Our Geriatric Cinematic will be Akira Kurosawa's Ran (1985) streaming on Prime Video and available to rent on Apple TV, YouTube TV, and other VOD services. We'd like to thank Your Entertainment Corner for hosting this podcast. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 2:54 Candyman (2021) - 11:46 Spoilers - 25:11 Variety Time - Kelsey's First Time at Disneyland - 48:48 Geriatric Cinematic - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) - 1:12:03

    Episode 111 - Phantom of Annette's Paradise

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 99:34

    Hey everyone! We're back since Mark is over his shame of being unable to press a simple button (listen to the end of the last episode for details). This week we are reviewing Annette as our Recent Review and Phantom of the Paradise (1974) as our Geriatric Cinematic.  In the news, we talk about Netflix showing off their adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, and Marvel / Sony's Spider-Man: No Way Home drops a trailer. In our Variety Time segment, we talk about shows and movies we've been watching lately.  Next week, we're reviewing Nia Dacosta's Candyman as our Recent Review, only available in theaters, and our Geriatric Cinematic will be Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), streaming on HBO Max and available to rent on Apple TV, Prime Video, YouTube TV, and other VOD services. We'd like to thank Your Entertainment Corner for hosting this podcast. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 3:50 Annette - 15:28 Spoilers - 31:51 Variety Time - Try This, Not That - 48:28 Geriatric Cinematic - Phantom of the Paradise (1974) - 1:08:56

    Episode 110 - Troma Squad

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 121:09

    Hey everyone! We've got DCEU's The Suicide Squad as our Recent Review this week and Tromeo and Juliet (1996) as our Geriatric Cinematic. Yes, James Gunn is the connection. We think he deserves some attention. In the news, we talk about casting for the new Addams Family series at Netflix, Chronicle 2, and AMC and Warner Bros. shortening their theatrical window. We've also finished the last two episodes of the Berserk (1997) anime. We have so much to talk about.   Next week, our Recent Review is Free Guy, premiering in theaters on August 13th. Our Geriatric Cinematic is 1999's The Matrix, streaming on HBO Max or available to rent on Apple TV, Prime Video, other VOD services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 3:41 The Suicide Squad - 21:45 Spoilers - 39:46 Variety Time - The Final Berserk Tribute - 1:01:49 Geriatric Cinematic - Tromeo & Juliet (1996) - 1:24:48

    Episode 109 - Green, Lean, and On My Screen

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 122:35

    Hey, folks! This week, the dynamic duo talk about A24's The Green Knight as their Recent Review and Excalibur (1981) as their Geriatric Cinematic.  What's more epic than stories of knights from days gone by? The 6th installment of our Berserk anime tribute for this week's Variety Time. It's gotten to the point of no return, and we're here for it.  Scarlett Johansson is in the news for her lawsuit against Disney. A lot to glean from this topic, so it's our only story. Next week, we're reviewing James Gunn's The Suicide Squad, releasing August 6th on HBO Max and in theaters, and we mash that up with Gunn's first screenplay, Tromeo and Juliet. You can find the 1996 Troma movie available to rent on Apple TV, Prime Video, YouTube TV, and other VOD Services.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 2:40 The Green Knight - 24:50 Spoilers - 47:43 Variety Time - Berserk Tribute Review (Part Six) - 1:06:45 Geriatric Cinematic - Excalibur (1981) - 1:24:40

    Episode 108 - What Ever Happened to Old People?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 115:54


    Hey everyone! We've chosen M. Night Shyamalan's Old as our Recent Review this week, and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? as our Geriatric Cinematic. We have a lot to say about these two films. We love some character studies! Our Variety Time segment revolves around the decades-long feud between the stars of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?'s Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. We also have some news about the latest Predator directed by Dan Trachtenberg and Universal purchases a trilogy of the new Exorcist movies.   Next week, we'll review A24's The Green Knight, which you can see in theaters on July 30th, and Excalibur (1981), which you can rent on Apple TV, Prime Video, and other VOD services.   Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 4:33 Old- 22:40 Spoilers - 39:39 Variety Time - A Legendary Feud - 57:37 Geriatric Cinematic - What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) - 1:17:27


    Episode 107 - My Gunpowder Milkshake

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 115:58

    Hey everyone! Kelsey's back and better than Mark. This week we talk about Netflix's Gunpowder Milkshake as our Recent Review and Leon: The Professional (1994) as our Geriatric Cinematic. In the news, Marvel's Blade picks up a director, Park Chan-Wook, A24, and Robert Downey Jr. all land at HBO, and Lionsgate gets the rights to Kevin Smith's Clerks III. Kelsey also talks about her trip to New England for our Variety Time. Woo! On next's show, we slow it down a bit. The dynamic duo reviews M. Night Shyamalan's Old and mashes that up against 1962's What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? for their Geriatric Cinematic. You can find Shyamalan's latest movie premiering in theaters on July 23rd and the Bette Davis / Joan Crawford starring film available to rent on Prime Video, Apple TV, and other VOD services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 2:46 Gunpowder Milkshake - 18:31 Spoilers - 38:25 Variety Time - The Return of Kelsey - 50:24 Geriatric Cinematic - Leon: The Professional (1994) - 1:17:32

    Episode 106 - So. Much. Blood.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 114:28

    Hello you lovely people! This week's show is filled with widows, sex, and blood...but not in that way. Mark brings back Meg to discuss Marvel's Black Widow for their Recent Review. The two take a deep dive into the bad in a good way (?) Netflix's Sex / Life for their What The F*** Did We Just segment. Lastly, we take a look at the artfully violent jidaigeki film, Lady Snowblood, through the Geriatric Cinematic gauntlet. Next week's show has the return of Kelsey! Be there as the dynamic duo reviews Gunpowder Milkshake and see if it'll hold against Leon: The Professional. You can find the Karen Gillan starring movie streaming on Netflix on July 14th and catch Luc Besson-directed assassin film streaming on Starz or available to rent on Apple TV, Prime Video, and other VOD Services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! Marvel's Black Widow - 5:10 Spoilers - 23:12 What The F*** Did We Just - Sex / Life - 48:16 Geriatric Cinematic - Lady Snowblood (1973) - 1:22:22

    Episode 105 - Gimme That Soul. Hold The Knife.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 128:41

    Hey folks, we have a documentary-filled episode for you today! Kelsey is on vacation so Mark brought in Megann to help with this week's show. The two take a look at Questlove's directorial debut, Summer of Soul, for their Recent Review, and find try to figure out what's the big deal with the 1970's Gimme Shelter for their Geriatric Cinematic. We get to find out what was the documentary that changed Mark's life in this week's Variety Time and Meg talks about her run-in with an expensive guitar.  You're going to wanna sit down to enjoy this story. On next week's show, we finally get to talk about Marvel's Black Widow! Megann returns with a friend to join Mark and discuss the long-awaited newest MCU installment. We pair that action-packed film with 1973's Lady Snowblood for our Geriatric Cinematic. You can find the Scarlett Johanson starring movie in theaters on July 9th or streaming on Disney Plus Premier Access and the Japanese classic Jidaigeki film can be seen on HBO Max, The Criterion Collection, or available to rent on Prime Video, Apple TV, and other VOD Services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! Getting To Know Meg - 3:54 Summer of Soul - 20:19 Variety Time - That Doc That Changed Mark's Life - 58:531 Geriatric Cinematic - Gimme Shelter (1970) - 1:20:02

    Episode 104 - The Furious Repo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 126:20

    Hey everyone! We're here to repo your car. Just kidding. But cars are part of the show this week as our Recent Review is Universal Pictures's F9: The Fast Saga and our Geriatric Cinematic is Repo Man (1984). In the news, we talk about the end of an era as Conan O'Brien airs his final late night talk show episode. Quentin Tarantino has had ideas about his last film and film novelizations if you care to know. Finally, the Berserk anime is picking up and we cover episodes 17 through 20. Mark's theory still doesn't track but he tortures Kelsey with it anyway. Next week's show is a special one! Kelsey will be out but Mark has a guest lined up. We're reviewing the highly anticipated documentary Summer of Soul for our and will pair that with 1970's Gimme Danger. You can find the Questlove-directed documentary premiering on Hulu and the Rolling Stone doc streaming for on HBO Max, The Criterion Channel, and other VOD services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  3:10 F9: The Fast Saga - 25:55 Spoilers - 42:15 Variety Time - Berserk Tribute Review (Part Five) - 1:14:53 Geriatric Cinematic - Repo Man (1984) - 1:35:16

    Episode 103 - To Censor, or Not to Censor?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 109:57


    Hey everyone! You know the best thing to distract from reality? More reality—on TV. This week our Recent Review is Censor and our Geriatric Cinematic is David Cronenberg's Videodrome. Our Berserk tribute segment is nearing its end, and things are picking up. And in the news, Kevin Feige's thoughts on more Marvel prequels, John Wick 4 casting, MGM's Blacula reboot, and Stephen Spielberg's Amblin joining Netflix. Make sure to join us for next week's show as we finally get to watch Fast & Furious 9 and take it through the Recent Review gauntlet. We pair that up with a lot of WTFs with Repo Man for our Geriatric Cinematic. You can find the 9th installment of the Fast and Furious franchise premiering in the theaters on June 25th. The Stephen King 1984 adaptation is available to rent on  iTunes, YouTube TV, Prime Video, or other VOD services News -  2:52 Censor - 20:37 Spoilers - 36:55 Variety Time - Berserk Tribute Review (Part Four) - 58:28 Geriatric Cinematic - Videdrome (1983) - 1:14:40


    Episode 102 - Please Stop Singing At Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 103:11


    Hey everyone! This week we review Warner Bros. In The Heights as our Recent Review and John Water's Hairspray (1988) as our Geriatric Cinematic. We also talk about Movie Pass schemes, The Book of Boba Fett, and casting for the Toxic Avenger reboot in the news. If that doesn't have you stoked—and it really should—we also talk about the next four episodes of the Berserk anime for our Variety Time. Do you have the “Guts” to join us? Join us next week as we get weird. Our Recent Review will be Magnet Releasing's newest, Censor. We are pairing that trippy horror with the David Cronenberg classic, 1983's Videodrome. You can find the Sundance hit and James Woods starring film available to rent on Apple TV+, Google Play, Prime Video, and other VOD/On-Demand services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  3:15 In The Heights - 17:25 Spoilers - 37:52 Variety Time - Berserk Tribute Review (Part Three) - 1:01:30 Geriatric Cinematic - Hairspray (1988) - 1:16:30


    Episode 101 - A Quiet Place to Blow Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 114:08

    Hey everyone! This week, we review John Krasinski's A Quiet Place 2 and Brian De Palma's Blow Out (1981). We've continued with our second Berserk anime series tribute installment, as well, and Mark swears the story is going to get really messed up soon. In the news, we cover more about Sony proudly, albeit misguidedly, keeping Spider-Man out of his own universe with a new Kraven the Hunter film. We also talk about Danai Gurira in a new MCU Black Panther spinoff, a new installment in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise, and some movie theaters that will be loosening the mask mandate. On next week's show, we're reviewing the third installment in The Conjuring sequels, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. We get to pair that with 1979's The Amityville Horror and see if it's truly a horror classic. You can find both films streaming on HBO Max or other On-Demand services on June 6th. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  2:27 A Quiet Place 2 - 30:08 Spoilers - 45:23 Variety Time - Berserk Tribute Review (Part Two) - 1:03:11 Geriatric Cinematic - Blow Out (1981) - 1:17:12  

    Episode 100 - Rage Against The Dead

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 122:45

    Hey everyone! It's our 100th episode (obligatory “woo”), so what better way to celebrate than with stories of the undead?  Netflix's Army of the Dead is our Recent Review, and 28 Days Later is our Geriatric Cinematic. We also cover MCU's The Eternals teaser trailer, Timothée Chalamet cast in a Willy Wonka origin story, and the big AT&T/Discovery merger that'll sure be part of your streaming package. With the passing of the creator of Kentaro Miura, our Variety Time for the next few weeks will cover the 1997 anime series Berserk in tribute. You're gonna want to join us as Kelsey experiences the series for the first time and Mark pays a nice revisit to this influential anime. On the next show, the duo traverses the badlands and finally heads back to the theaters! Our Recent Review will be A Quiet Place 2 and we see if 1981's Blow Out deserves to be called a classic. The John Krasinski and Emily Blunt movie hit theaters on May 28th and you can find the Brian De Palma film streaming on Amazon Prime or to rent on Apple TV, YouTube, Google Play, or other On-Demand services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  2:46 Army of the Dead - 18:07 Spoilers - 38:19 Variety Time - Berserk Tribute Review (Part One) - 1:03:46 Geriatric Cinematic - 28 Days Later (2002) - 1:26:36

    Episode 99 - My Gawd, It's Maud!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 115:51


    Hey everyone! Here is our Recent Review of A24's Saint Maud and our Geriatric Cinematic of 1968's Rosemary's Baby. We bring up the age-old question of “is it religion or a mental break?” You help us decide. We also cover a controversy surrounding the Flamin' Hot Cheetos biopic, rumors about Amazon making a play for MGM, and new directors for Marvel's Secret Wars. Most importantly, though, Mark spends a whole segment explaining his trip in the Starship Enterprise with the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He even brought a list of favorite episodes. Join us next week as we review Zack Snyder's latest movie, Army of the Dead. We pair that with the zombie/not zombie film, 28 Days Later for our Geriatric Cinematic. You can find the zombie bank heist movie streaming on Netflix on May 21st and the Danny Boyle film streaming on Hulu or other on-demand services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  2:23 Saint Maud - 16:58 Spoilers - 34:26 Variety Time - Trekkie Transformation Complete - 1:03:26 Geriatric Cinematic - Rosemary's Baby (1968) - 1:23:43


    Episode 98 - Monster Rash, Mon!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 104:27


    Hey everyone! We have something special this week! Our Geriatric Cinematic is Akira Kurasawa's Rashomon. We chose it to go along with Netflix's Monster for our Recent Review. Both films cover perspective, so we thought those might pair well together.  In the news, we cover Knives Out 2 casting, Little Demon starring Danny DeVito and Aubrey Plaza coming to FXX, and minor Venom plot particulars. Variety Time is an extension of the news as we go into detail about what's going down with the Golden Globes and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Next week's show is the one we've been waiting to do for months! Our Recent Review will be Saint Maud and we tag team that 1968's Rosemary's Baby. You can find the A24 movie streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime on May 13th and the Mia Farrow classic film available to rent on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, and other On-Demand services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  3:09 Monster (2021) - 14:50 Spoilers - 28:31 Variety Time - Big Trouble at the Golden Globes - 51:05 Geriatric Cinematic - Rashomon (1950) - 1:08:48


    Episode 97 - The Hunt for Remorse

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 111:17


    Hey there folks! Our Recent Review this week is Amazon Studios Without Remorse. Being that it's based on a Tom Clancy novel, we chose The Hunt for Red October as our Geriatric Cinematic. We also cover more ArcLight and Pacific Theaters news, along with a Marvel sizzle reel that has us hyped. Variety Time this week? Films that traumatized us as kids and they aren't what you would expect. In next week's show, we take a look at one of the most classic Stephen King adaptations, 1994's The Shawshank Redemption for our Geriatric Cinematic. We pair that up with Netflix's Monster that's premiering on May 7th. You can find the Frank Darabont directed film to rent on Apple TV, Google Play, Amazon, VODs, or probably somewhere in your DVD/Bluray collection. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  3:36 Without Remorse - 26:52 Spoilers - 40:33 Variety Time - Traumatic Cinema - 1:00:34 Geriatric Cinematic - The Hunt For Red October (1990) - 1:21:12


    Episode 96 - Maybe He's Born With It...

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 123:36


    We're back with an action-packed episode! Warner Bros.'s Mortal Kombat is our Recent Review and 1994's Street Fighter is our Geriatric Cinematic. What better way to celebrate these cinematic masterpieces than with a few bonker stories from the making of Street Fighter for this week's Variety Time. In the news, we cover the announcement of Captain America 4 and the results, and our thoughts, on the 2021 Academy Awards ceremony. No jalapeño poppers this year, but we got some surprise wins. Next week's show will be filled to the brim with Tom Clancy! Our Recent Review will cover Amazon Studios's Without Remorse and we see if 1990's The Hunt for Red October is really that good. You can find the Michael B. Jordan starring movie streaming on Amazon Prime on April 30th. The Hunt for the Red October is currently streaming on AMC TV and is available to rent on rent on Amazon, YouTube, Apple TV, and other VOD. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  2:25 Mortal Kombat (2021) - 26:30 Spoilers - 41:02 Variety Time - Tales from the Street Fighter Movie - 1:03:36 Geriatric Cinematic - Street Fighter (1994) - 1:27:03


    Episode 95 - Concrete, Metal, and Horse Flesh

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 95:54

    Hey folks! We've got Netflix's Concrete Cowboy as our Recent Review and 1948's Bicycle Thieves as our Geriatric Cinematic. Mark takes up the whole Variety Time segment for himself to rant about a plant he couldn't find for a school project. So selfish. In the news, we cover Warrior coming back for a third season, Olivia Coleman in talks to join Marvel's Secret Invasion, and Disney and the original Predator screenwriters in a battle over the rights to the franchise. Next week's show will be filled with kicks, punches, and headbutts. Our Recent Review will be 2021's Mortal Kombat and we see if 1994's Street Fighter still holds up. You can find the Simon McQuoid directed movie premiering on HBO Max and the cult classic video game adaptation streaming on Peacock or to rent on Apple TV, YouTube, Amazon, and other VODs. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  3:25 Concrete Cowboy - 17:15 Spoilers - 30:32 Variety Time - The Search for a Motherf-ing Plant - 48:11 Geriatric Cinematic - Bicycle Thieves (1948) - 1:02:10

    Episode 94 - Joy, Luck, and a Side of Minari

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 123:27

    Hey there you moviegoers and non-moviegoers? Our latest episode is here! We review A24's Minari for our Recent Review and give The Joy Luck Club the Geriatric Cinematic treatment. We also have some news to talk about regarding A deal between Sony and Netflix, the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, and a live-action Gundam movie. What does not have us feeling particularly joyous or lucky is the news about ArcLight Cinemas and how their closure affects us. That is our Variety Time and we have some grievances. In next week's show, we look at cowboys, fathers, sons, and bicycle thieves. Our Recent Review will be on Concrete Cowboy and we pair that with 1948's Bicycle Thieves. You can find the Idris Elba starring movie streaming on Netflix and the classic neorealism film on HBO Max and The Criterion Channel.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  2:19 Minari - 16:39 Spoilers - 29:25 Variety Time - The Cinerama Dome No More? - 1:05:14 Geriatric Cinematic - The Joy Luck Club (1993) - 1:23:30

    Episode 93 - King God Kongza

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 121:38

    Aaand, we're back! We cover Godzilla vs. Kong as our Recent Review and 1962's King Kong vs. Godzilla as our Geriatric Cinematic. It's hard to keep them straight, we know. So here's a hint: One is actually pretty and good, and the other is really awful. In the news, Warner Bros are going back to their old theatrical ways, Rian Johnson signs with Netflix for Knives Out sequels, and Barry Jenkins takes his overall TV deal to HBO and HBO Max. We also have a few selections for you to check out in our Try This, Not That segment. Kelsey tries not to break Mark's heart with her take on Cinemax's Warrior. On next week's show be there to listen to the duo discuss their Recent Review of Minari and see if 1993's The Joy Luck Club still holds up. You can find both films available to rent on Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, and other VODs. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  2:41 Godzilla vs. Kong - 19:24 Spoilers - 33:09 Try This, Not That - 1:01:19 Geriatric Cinematic - King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) - 1:31:06

    Episode 92 - To Make A Short Story Long...

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 111:41


    Hey there folks! We've gone and done it! We watched all 4 hours of Zack Snyder's Justice League and it is our Recent Review--we have A LOT to say about the movie. Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut is our Geriatric Cinematic and hot damn there was so much information on this film's troubled production. In the news, we talk about Showtime's limited series on the US Capitol riot, Jamie Foxx's Mike Tyson biopic, and DC Films announcing a Zatanna movie. We're off next week but that'll give you plenty of time to prep for our next show on April 6th. You can expect our Recent Review of Godzilla vs. Kong which premieres on HBO Max on March 31st. We take a look back and the titan's first battle in 1962's King Kong vs. Godzilla for our Geriatric Cinematic. You can find the Ishirō Honda-directed film streaming for free on YouTube. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  2:57 Zack Snyder's Justice League - 20:05 Spoilers - 42:16 Geriatric Cinematic - Superman II: The Donner Cut (2006) - 1:11:48


    Episode 91 - The Cheery

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 104:04

    Hey there! This week, we cover The Russo Brother's Cherry as our Recent Review and 1978's The Deer Hunter as our Geriatric Cinematic. It's the final week before the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League is released, so we watched the theatrical version for our What The F*** Did We Just Watch segment to discuss the 2017 movie. In the news, we talk about the Oscar nominations, a Paul Reubens documentary coming to HBO, and Natasha Lyonne in a Rian Johnson written and directed TV series. Next week is filled to the brim with DC! We finally get a look at the Zack Snyder version of Justice League for our Recent Review and we'll revisit Superman II: The Donner Cut for our Geriatric Cinematic. You can find the Snyder movie streaming on HBO Max on March 18th and the Richard Donner-directed film to rent on Amazon. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  4:12 Cherry  - 23:37 Spoilers - 35:05 What The F*** Did We Just Watch - Justice League (Theatrical Cut) (2017) - 54:56 Geriatric Cinematic - The Deer Hunter (1978) - 1:14:30

    Episode 90 - Coming to Zamunda

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 107:46

    Hey folks! Amazon Studio's Coming 2 America just released, so we've chosen it as our Recent Review. Of course, we paired that with Coming to America (1988) as our Geriatric Cinematic. Listen and find out if either of them is worth your watch. In the news, we cover a revival of Starz's Party Down and Alamo Drafthouse's financial woes. Mark also drags Kelsey through DCEU's Suicide Squad as we go through the penultimate portion of our What The F*** Did We Watch: DCEU Edition. Next week's show is will be all about war and the PTSD that follows. Tune in as our Recent Review will be the Tom Holland starring movie, Cherry. We'll pair that with the classic 1978 film, The Deer Hunter for our Geriatric Cinematic. You can find the Russo Brothers directed movie streaming on Appl TV+ on March 12th and the epic story starring Robert De Niro on Peacock or rent it on Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, or other VOD services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  4:40 Coming 2 America  - 14:05 Spoilers - 30:26 What The F*** Did We Just Watch - Suicide Squad (2016) - 58:45 Geriatric Cinematic - Coming To America (1988) - 1:19:10

    Episode 89 - I Care About Fish

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 103:42

    Hey everyone! This week in the news we talk about Ta-Nehisi Coates writing a Superman reboot, and Paramount+ launching. We also review I Care A Lot for our Recent Review and take a crack at A Fish Called Wanda in this week's Geriatric Cinematic. We continue our What The F**k Did We Just Watch: DCEU Film Edition with our deep dive into Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice all to prepare for Zack Snyder's Justice League.  On next week's show, our Recent Review is the long-awaited sequel, Coming 2 America and we'll pair that with 1988's Coming To America for the Geriatric Cinematic. The 2021 comedy will premiere on Amazon Prime (March 5th) and you can find the classic Eddie Murphy movie on Amazon Prime as well as rent it on Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, or other VOD services.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  3:15 I Care A Lot  - 20:20 Spoilers - 31:36 What The F*** Did We Just Watch - Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) - 48:24 Geriatric Cinematic - A Fish Called Wanda (1988) - 1:19:06

    Episode 88 - Nomadic Motorcycle Diaries

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 103:06


    Hidey Ho! We've got your reviews here and a show full of shenanigans. First up, we talk about Edgar Wright directing Stephen King's Running Man, a MoviePass docuseries coming to HBO produced by Mark Wahlberg, and Daft Punk splitting up in our news segment. The Recent Review for this week is Nomadland, and it's winning a lot as it makes its rounds through the awards circuit. We talk about if this film lives up to the hype. Our What The F*** Did We Just Watch sees Mark dragging Kelsey through the DCEU starting with Man of Steel. Our Geriatric Cinematic is The Motorcycle Diaries, which follows Che Guevara before he was known. Of course, Mark already knew who he was but it was a good little history lesson for Kelsey. The question still remains, do any of these films hold up, or do they need to ride off into the sunset like protagonists ending their journey at dusk? Next week's show is filled with cons and chaos! Our Recent Review will be the movie I Care A Lot. We'll have that movie duke it out with A Fish Called Wanda for our Geriatric Cinematic. You can find the Rosamund Pike starring movie streaming on Netflix and the 1988 heist comedy film to rent on Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, or other VOD services.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  3:15 Nomadland - 18:11 Spoilers - 29:14 What The F*** Did We Just Watch - Man of Steel (2013) - 50:08 Geriatric Cinematic - The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) - 1:20:40


    Episode 87 - Judas and Uncle Sam

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 118:48


    Hey folks! We have a pretty somber episode for you this time. But the films are worth your attention, we promise. First, we get into the news with our talk about Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge collaborating, and Gina Carano's poor decisions are super fun to make fun of. Our Recent Review is Judas and the Black Messiah, and our Geriatric Cinematic is Spike Lee's Malcolm X. The discussion between Kelsey and Mark gets pretty heavy but you're gonna want to hear what they have to say about these two amazing films.  We also receive a message from a friend of ours asking Kelsey about her experience in the military versus military films. The most realistic military film is Starship Troopers, right? Also, we have a special announcement for our What The F**k Did We Just Watch Segments. Next week's show is gonna be a bit more laid back. Our Recent Review will be the Frances McDormand starring movie Nomadland and we pair that we 2004's The Motorcycle Diaries. You can find the latest Chloé Zhao directed film premiering on Hulu on February 19th. The biopic of Che Guevara is streaming on NBC's Peacock and is available to rent on Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, and other VOD services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  3:40 Judas and the Black Messiah - 29:27 Spoilers - 42:22 Variety Time - Question for Kelsey - 1:06:40 Geriatric Cinematic - Malcolm X (1992) - 1:28:58


    Episode 86 - Toxic Relationships Before Sunrise

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 117:47


    Hey everyone! This week, our Recent Review is Malcolm & Marie, and our Geriatric Cinematic is Before Sunrise. Both are important, but only one involves Mark having fun at Kelsey's expense. We talk about Marvel's reboot of Blade, a possible Jimmy Woo MCU spinoff at Disney Plus, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in a The Man Who Fell to Earth series at Paramount+. Another opportunity for Mark to have fun at Kelsey's expense. One last thing. We have a new segment called Obscene and Obscure, where we talk about a film we saw that is both obscene and obscure and demands us to willfully lay our eyes on it. This week, we chose Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky. If you haven't seen it. Watch it. Your eyeballs will thank you. Next week's show is a fille with biopics to the brim. Our Recent Review will be Judas and The Black Messiah and we pair that with 1992's Malcolm X. The story about Fred Hampton is premiering on HBO Max on February 12th and you can find the Spike Lee Joint streaming on HBO Max and available to rent on Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube, and other VODs. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  4:35 Malcolm & Marie - 19:18 Spoilers - 35:48 Obscene and Obscure - Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991) - 1:05:18 Geriatric Cinematic - Before Sunrise (1995) - 1:23:18


    Episode 85 - These Seven Little Things

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 109:51


    Hello hello, folks! The Dynamic Duo is back for your neo-noir crime thriller needs. Mark and Kelsey go over Neil Gaiman's Sandman, AMC theaters saved by Redditors, Baby Driver 2 update, and much much more in their news segment. The two take a look at the Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto movie, The Little Things, for their Recent Review. Mark finally introduces David Finchers's Se7en to Kelsey to see if his love for the movie is still warranted but before that, this week's Variety Time is all about Wandavision. Mark lets his OCD take over to see if he can figure how the Marvel show will end and what could be in store for the MCU. It gets pretty intense.  Next week's show is all about love...or maybe the end of it. Our hosts will be reviewing the John David Washington and Zendaya starring film Malcolm & Marie and revisiting 1995 with Before Sunrise. You can find the Netflix movie premiering on February 5th and the Richard Linklater classic streaming on Cinemax Go or to rent on Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, and other VOD services.   Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  5:33 The Little Things - 21:30 Spoilers - 36:19 Variety Time: Mark Has A Theory- 55:09 Geriatric Cinematic - Se7en (1995) - 1:16:59


    Epiosde 84 - Spitting and Toxic Masculinity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 105:07

    We're back with more news and on our in-depth reviews! Mark and Kelsey talk about Christopher Nolan stepping back from Warner Bros., 2021 film schedule is already changing, and much much more. Our Recent Review is Promising Young Woman, and our Geriatric Cinematic is 1978's I Spit on Your Grave. We already have so much to say about these two films, but out of nowhere came a recommendation from a listener. Yes, we talk about The Beast (1988) in our Variety Time segment and we really need you to watch this obscure gem. Even Kelsey was blown away by this war film. Next week's episode will be filled to the brim with serial killers. The dynamic duo's Recent Review will be The Little Things and we tackle 1995's Se7en. You can find the Denzel Washington and Jared Leto starring movie premiering on HBO Max on January 29th. The classic David Fincher film is also streaming on HBO Max and is available to rent on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, other VODs. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  8:20 Promising Young Woman - 20:56 Spoilers - 38:44 Variety Time: Suggestion From a Listener - 1:00:53 Geriatric Cinematic - I Spit On Your Grave (1978) - 1:16:48

    Episode 83 - Just Funky Karate in Miami

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 117:29


    What do we have here? A new episode, you say? Yes, Amazon Prime's One Night in Miami is our Recent Review and JFK is our Geriatric Cinematic, daddio. Ya dig? We think John Candy would have been proud of that last part. No regrets! Besides our reviews, we talk about some Willy Wonka, Zendaya, and Netflix's Master of None news. We also have recommendations on what to watch and what not to in our Try This, Not That segment. Join us in our conspiracy to watch films that attempt to rewrite history! In next week's show, you can expect us to talk about how men are trash. Our Recent Review will be Promising Young Woman and see if 1978's I Spit On Your Grave is worth revisiting. You can find the Carey Mulligan film to rent on VOD and the classic revenge horror movie available streaming YouTube. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  4:50 One Night In Miami - 31:46 Spoilers - 43:14 Try This, Not That - 1:02:01 Geriatric Cinematic - JFK (1991) - 1:27:05  


    Episode 82 - Frenching Your Woman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 102:52


    Hey folks! Have we got a show for you! No, not that kind of show. We know, the title is a bit misleading. But stick with us. The dynamic duo has got news on Deadpool's entrance into the MCU, Andy Samberg and Andy Siara's next collaboration, the Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz biopic written/directed by Arron Sorkin, and much much more. Our Recent Review is on Amazon Prime's I'm Your Woman and we see if our Geriatric Cinematic, The French Connection, still holds up. We also talk about the storming of Capitol Hill, because it's 2021 and we need to let off some steam. We're not even done with the first month of the year and things are already popping off.   On next week's show, you can expect us to discuss One Night In Miami for our Recent Review and we face that off against JFK for our Geriatric Cinematic. Regina King's directorial debut movie will be streaming on Amazon Prime on January 15th. You can catch the Oliver Stone classic to rent on Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, and other VOD's. Watch'em both and get ready for a lot of "What If" scenarios in the upcoming episode! Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  4:50 I'm Your Woman - 21:34 Spoilers - 34:47 That's More Than a Bill on Capitol Hil - 55:56 Geriatric Cinematic - The French Connection (1971) - 1:16:40


    Episode 81 - Another Round in Las Vegas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 114:04

    You've likely had your fill of alcohol these past few weeks, so we thought we'd have a drink to that with our choice of reviews of new and classic films! First off in the news, we discuss where Quibi's content will land, Michael Keaton getting his own Batman movie in the DCEU, and much much more. We're doing Another Round as our Recent Review and Leaving Las Vegas as our Geriatric Cinematic. Between those movies was discuss What The F**k Did We Just with the god awful Christian propaganda "movie" Assassin 33 A.D. Grab a glass of something strong and prepare yourself for what we got to say.  Next week is a slow we so we decided to talk about a  movie released in the distant time of December 2020. Our Recent Review will be the crime thriller I'm Your Woman. We pair that with the classic film, The French Connection for our Geriatric Cinematic. You can find Rachel Brosnahan led movie streaming on Amazon Prime and the 1971 William Friedkin directed crime thriller streaming on Starz or available to rent on VOD. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  4:06 Another Round - 25:12 Spoilers - 40:07 What The F**k Did We Just Watch - 1:02:35 Geriatric Cinematic - Leaving Las Vegas (1995) - 1:22:52

    Bonus Episode 3 - A PSA About Obession

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 80:36

    Our last episode of this terrible year and it's a bonus one! No news this bonus episode as our Recent Review is Pixar's Soul and we mash that up with Rock & Rule for the Geriatric Cinematic. Let's get to some (socially distanced and responsible) celebrating to start 2021 off right! Next week's show will feature Another Round for the Recent Review and we see if Leaving Las Vegas meets our Geriatric Cinematic standards. You can find both films to rent on Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, or YouTube, and other VOD services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! Soul -  4:36 Spoilers - 24:04 Geriatric Cinematic - Rock & Rule (1983) - 47:32

    Episode 80 - Wonder Woman: Coffy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 112:58

    Greetings everyone! We have an amazing lineup for you! Our Recent Review is Wonder Woman 1984. We know you folks were very excited about this sequel and we were too. Our Geriatric Cinematic is 1973's Coffy. They were both amazing; one was amazingly bad and the other was amazingly badass. Find out which one. In our news segment, we cover Sony Studios gaining new talent from Warner Bros, a New Jack City Reboot in the works, Wonder Woman 3 gets the green light, and much much more. Christmas came and went, and the dynamic duo discusses what went on during their holiday. Also, Mark has a special treat to bestow upon you marvelous listeners. Well...it's a treat for him and that might be something we're gonna have to live with.  We've decided to help bring in the New Year with a bonus episode! You can expect our Recent Review for Soul and a Geriatric Cinematic discussion of Rock & Rule this week. Pixar's latest is streaming on Disney Plus and the 1983's animated space musical is available on Amazon Prime. If you don't want to pay for the latter, just hop on over to YouTube to watch it for free.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 03:28 Wonder Woman 1984 -  19:35 Spoilers - 40:05 Variety Time: Our Christmas and Dad Jokes - 1:09:40 Geriatric Cinematic - Coffy (1973) - 1:23:22

    Episode 79 - Black Bottom Blues

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 147:42

    We're back! We have some HUGE news to cover this week. We discuss the big MGM "For Sale" sign, Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo's new show, the Book of Boba Fett, and much more.  Between reviews, we also talk about our trip across America where Kelsey terrifies Mark in various ways for our Variety Time segment. We've got Ma Rainey's Black Bottom as our Recent Review and Lady Sings the Blues as our Geriatric Cinematic. We break down Chadwick Boseman's final performance and Diana Ross's Oscar-nominated role in great detail. Should you see either of these?  Listen and find out. Next week is a big week for HBO Max, Disney Plus, and the dynamic duo at the Reel Appeal! You can expect our Recent Review to be Wonder Woman 1984 and the Geriatric Cinematic will be 1973's Coffy.  Find the Patty Jenkins directed sequel streaming on HBO Max on December 25th and the Pam Grier led movie available to rent on Amazon, Apple TV, YouTube, and other VOD services. But that's not the end of it! We are gifting you with a bonus episode for the holidays. That's right. We are reviewing Pixar's Soul for our Recent Review as well as Rock & Rule for our Geriatric Cinematic. The latest from the House of Mouse will be available on Disney Plus on December 25th and the 1983's animated musical is streaming on Amazon Prime or YouTube for free...just don't tell anyone we sent you. Enjoy an extra serving of Reel Appeal on us! Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 4:01 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom -  30:41 Spoilers - 40:49 Variety Time: On the Road Again...and again... - 1:09:18 Geriatric Cinematic - Lady Sings the Blues (1972) - 1:54:05

    Episode 78 - That Mank Is Dank

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 110:10


    It's here! If anything says we're at the end of 2020, it's a couple of movies about people who's greed or lack of self-control got in their way. Remind you of anyone? We breakdown Terminator: Dark Fate dropped sequel plans, Oscar Issac cast as Solid Snake in Sony's Metal Gear Solid movie, and Kelsey reveals the extent of her videogame knowledge in our news section. Mank is our Recent Review and The Social Network is our Geriatric Cinematic! It's a perfect match of David Fincher's films about men climbing to the top and destroying everything in the process. We also talk about Warner Brothers and what could be going on in their collective heads in our Variety Time. Talk about people getting in their own way... We will have two more episodes before the end of the year, so join us as we see this year out! We're off next week but stay tuned as we'll return in time to review Netflix's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. We're pairing the blues singer's biopic with another as we look back at Lady Sings The Blues for our Geriatric Cinematic. The Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis film will be available to streaming on December 18th and you can find the 1972 Diana Ross-led movie to view on YouTube! Just type the title in the search engine and don't tell them we sent you. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 3:00 Mank -  16:58 Spoilers - 35:46 Variety Time: Warner Bros. Is All In - 1:00:32 Geriatric Cinematic - The Social Network (2009) - 1:19:09


    Episode 77 - Run, Mother! Run!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 104:35

    We just got through what some consider to be the first holiday of the season, so here we are with a little maternal drama to soothe your soul! Hulu's Run is our Recent Review for this week and we've paired it with  Bong Joon-ho's Mother as our Geriatric Cinematic. Does the 2009 South Korean film still hold up? You'll have to listen to find out. We also have news about Ellen Page transitioning to Elliot Page, The Toxic Avenger gets a greenlit reboot starring Peter Dinklage--you read that correctly-the death of Darth Vader himself, and much much more. Our Variety Time sees Mark finally the light that is glistening on Netflix's The Crown. Kelsey has been telling him for-ever about this groundbreaking show and that idiot Mark finally sat down to watch it. On next week's show, the dynamic duo is staying in the year 2009 for their Geriatric Cinematic. Kelsey and Mark will discuss the longevity of David Fincher's The Social Network all the while comparing it to Mank for their Recent Review. The other David Fincher film will premiere on Netflix on December 4th and you can catch the 2009 movie on the same streaming service as well. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 5:02 Run -  25:33 Spoilers - 36:08 Variety Time: Let' talk about The Crown - 53:00 Geriatric Cinematic - Mother (2009) - 1:12:10

    Episode 76 - Planes, Trains and Broken Spirits

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 75:50

    It's that time of the year when you eat too much and feel guilty about it later. Yeah, I'm talking about Thanksgiving! So we're doing a special on it and giving Paramount's Planes, Trains & Automobiles the Geriatric Cinematic review the John Huges classic deserves. If watching it isn't part of your Thanksgiving tradition, it should be. But we also share some traditions and stories just in case you need a little more on the side like the gravy people always pour on your potatoes when you didn't ask for it. Gross. Also, Mark sings a lovely rendition of La Bamba. Enjoy. Speaking of La Bamba Next week's show pits Mark's past love with David Bowie. Our Recent Review will be on Stardust and pair that up with La Bamba. The 2020 Gabriel Range directed film will be available VOD on November 27th. You can find the 1987 classic streaming on Starz or available to rent on Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, or other VOD services.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! Variety Time: Thanksgiving Traditions and Stories - 3:15 Geriatric Cinematic - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987) 20:36

    Episode 75 - Rock, Paper, Scissors, Shoot!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2020 97:08

    Boy, do we have an episode for you! It involves father-daughter relationships. We're doing A24's On the Rocks and Paper Moon as our Recent Review and Geriatric Cinematic. We have a couple of show suggestions for you, in our Try This, Not That segment.  Our news is filled to the brim with talks about Keanu Reeves's Constantine sequel somewhat confirmed, Wonder Woman 1984 release rumors, and Zack Snyder's cut of Justice League having a whopping five minutes of new footage. Mark is gonna love this train wreck from Warner Brothers when it hits HBO Max. Next week has us asking if we're going to take a break or release a special Thanksgiving episode. If so, you can expect us to do a Geriatric Cinematic review of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles! You can find the 1987's John Hughes film available to rent on Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Apple TV, or other VOD services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 4:25 On The Rocks - 25:28 Spoilers - 37:00 Variety Time: Try This, Not That - 56:02 Geriatric Cinematic - Paper Moon (1973) 1:09:10  

    Episode 74 - I'm Blue Dabadee Dabudai

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2020 116:10

    Hey folks! We are here to talk about Possessor Uncut as our Recent Review and The Manchurian Candidate (1962) as our Geriatric Cinematic. Not enough? We also talk about Johnny Depp being ousted from the WB's Fantastic Beasts franchise while Mads Mikkelsen is in talks to take over his role, Lashana Lynch talks about being the new 007, Netflix "uncutting" the cord, and much much more. Still, need more? The election just happened, and though we are opinionated, we try to keep politics out of the show, “try” being the operative word. We thought that in light of the election and our choice of reviews, we would talk about our experiences over the last few days for our Variety Time. Now take a listen and let us know your views like anyone with a good foreign policy would. Next week's show should be easy sailing as our Recent Review is A24's On The Rocks and the Geriatric Cinematic of the week is 1973's Paper Moon. You can find Sofia Coppala's latest film streaming on Apple TV+ and the Peter Bogdanovich classic to rent on Amazon, YouTube, and other VODs. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 3:33 Possessor Uncut - 24:1 Spoilers - 42:02 Variety Time: The 2020 Election - 1:04:28 Geriatric Cinematic - The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 1:30:28

    Episode 73 - Mi Casa es Su Casa

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2020 107:26

    We've made it to the end of October and our final episode of the Halloween season is here! Houses and horror are synonymous when it comes to creepy films, and we have a match-up you'll enjoy. First, up is some news about James Gun's The Suicide Squad, Sean Connery, Narcos: Mexico, LeBron James, and much much more. We review Netflix's His House as our Recent Review before jumping into our Variety Time, where Mark takes the opportunity to gleefully talk about how happy he is that Jeremy Conrad is losing his website MCU Cosmic. Finally, we talk about House, a Japanese horror film from 1977. It's on the Criterion Collection, but does that mean it holds up? We get a bit political on next week's show. Our Recent Review will be Brandon Cronenberg's Possessor, which will be available on VOD on November 6th.  We will be pairing that with our Geriatric Cinematic of the week, 1962's The Manchurian Candidate. You can find the classic Frank Sinatra led film available streaming on Cinemax or rent it on Apple TV or Amazon.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 3:26 His House - 16:45 Spoilers - 30:08 Variety Time: The Death of MCU Cosmic - 56:27 Geriatric Cinematic - House (1977) 1:13:46

    Episode 72 - Witch, please...

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 109:26

    Which witch is which? The answer to this and more during this episode, where we talk about Warner Bros.'s The Witches (2020) as our Recent Review and The Witches (1990) is our Geriatric Cinematic! But before we enter the land of whimsical horror, some things in the news require our attention. Yes, Oscar Isaac might play a Marvel character, Moon Knight, Quibi is kaput, and we discuss much much more. Mark has discovered Bob Ross and he geeks out about him during our Variety Time segment. Maybe the fact he had never seen an episode is due to a witch putting a curse on him when he was a baby. On his 16th birthday, he will prick his finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel... Wait, that's a different story. We have plenty of witches to satisfy your Halloween appetite anyway! Next week is the final show for our month-long Halloween special and it's gonna be a good one. Our Recent Review will be the new thriller movie His House and we pair that with our Geriatric Cinematic, 1977's classic horror film, House. You can find the Netflix movie streaming on October 30th and the bonkers Japanese import streaming on HBO Max, the Criterion Channel, and other VOD services.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 4:10 The Witches (2020) - 27:09 Spoilers - 40:06 Variety Time: Mark Discovers the Joy of Bob Ross - 58:53 Geriatric Cinematic -The Witches (1990) 1:19:28

    Episode 71 - Toil and Trouble

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 122:11

    It's trick-or-treating season, and we have a couple of films to talk about. Are they tricks or treats? You'll find out as Mark is on hosting duties for this week! First up is the news. We talk about who's cast as Furiosa in the Mad Max spin-off, Dexter's (hopefully) triumphant return, and when The Fast & The Furious franchise intends on hanging its steering wheel for good. Our Variety Time segment is on the season finale of HBO's Lovecraft Country. With all the magic in this show and all the high marks it gets, we can't wait to break it down "Full Circle" for you. And last but not least, our Recent Review is Netflix's The Trial of the Chicago 7. We've paired that with Disney's Hocus Pocus as our Geriatric Cinematic. If you haven't already guessed, it's courtroom trial vs. Salem witch trial. You're welcome. Next week's show will be filled with witches once again. The dynamic duo will break down WB's The Witches for their Recent Review and we see if it'll hold up against the original 1990's The Witches. The 2020 remake will be streaming on October 22nd on HBO Max and you can catch the classic version streaming on Netflix or other VOD services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 5:25 The Trial of The Chicago 7 - 24:15 Spoilers - 41:20 A Trip Down Lovecraft Lane - 1:05:26 Geriatric Cinematic -Hocus Pocus (1993) 1:31:50

    Episode 70 - Pouf, Be Gone, For Crites Sake

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 129:20

    We bet you would all agree that little fluffy things are cute and cuddly. But not in the case of Critters or Save Yourselves! which are our Geriatric Cinematic and Recent Review, respectively. We have another special guest named Zeus! Or is it James? Aw heck, we'll just call him Juice as he helps the duo decide if Save Yourselves! is worth your hard earn VOD dollars or if Critters stands the test of time. This week's Lovecraft Country had another amazing episode and gave us all the feels as we draw closer to the season finale. We take a deep dive into "Rewind 1921" which involves the Tulsa Race Massacre and there is a lot to dissect with the plot and within ourselves. Yeah, it got deep for our Trip Down Lovecraft Lane Segment. In next week's show, it's a trial filled epsiode! The dynmaic duo will review Netflix's The Trial of Chicago 7 for our Recent Review and Kelsey finally ties Mark to chair so he can watch 1993's Hocus Pocus for Geriatric Cinematic. The Aaron Sorkin directed film hits Netflix on October 16th and you can watch nostaliga/Halloween-filled movie on Disney+ or to rent on other streaming services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! Getting To Know Zeus - 3:33 Save Yourselves! - 16:34 Spoilers - 31:14 A Trip Down Lovecraft Lane - 51:17 Geriatric Cinematic - Critters (1986) 1:32:44

    Episode 69 - Suckheads vs Non-Suckheads

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2020 113:43

    It's that time of year when the full moon means something more than just being a bright orb on an otherwise dark night. And we've got something to quench your thirst for the macabre! In the news, we talk about Ms. Marvel lead being cast, Barry Jenkins is set to direct the new Lion King film, and Regal Theaters are shutting down until further notice. We break down the latest episode of Lovecraft Country, Jig-A-Bobo. It was the third to last episode of the show and we had a lot to say about this amazing installment in the HBO hit show. Our Recent Review is Vampires vs. the Bronx and we paired it with 1972's Blacula as our Geriatric Cinematic. Maybe you will learn a thing or two about staying safe from vampires. You might need it someday. Next week we continue our Halloween themed extravaganza! Our Recent Review will be the VOD release of Save Yourselves! and we'll pair that with 1986's, Critters, for our Geriatric Cinematic. The Bleecker Street film will be available to rent on VOD and the sci-fi B-movie horror is available to rent on Amazon, YouTube, Apple TV, or Google Play. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 9:09 Vampires vs. The Bronx - 26:12 Spoilers - 36:37 A Trip Down Lovecraft Lane - 57:08 Geriatric Cinematic - Blacula (1972) 1:26:20

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