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Episode #243: Harvest Horror Fest – Halloween Kills

Episode #243: Harvest Horror Fest – Halloween Kills

October 21, 2021

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.


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Episode #242: Harvest Horror Fest – Thir13en Ghosts

Episode #242: Harvest Horror Fest – Thir13en Ghosts

October 13, 2021

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.


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Episode #241: Harvest Horror Fest – The Strangers

Episode #241: Harvest Horror Fest – The Strangers

October 6, 2021

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.


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Episode #240: Tributary - Kate

Episode #240: Tributary - Kate

September 29, 2021

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.


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Episode #239: Cry Macho

Episode #239: Cry Macho

September 22, 2021

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.


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Episode #238: Tributary - Jolt

Episode #238: Tributary - Jolt

September 16, 2021

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.


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

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

September 8, 2021

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.


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Episode #236: Candyman (2021)

Episode #236: Candyman (2021)

September 1, 2021

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.


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Episode #235: Reminiscence

Episode #235: Reminiscence

August 25, 2021

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.


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Episode #234: Free Guy

Episode #234: Free Guy

August 18, 2021

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.


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Episode #233: The Suicide Squad (2021)

Episode #233: The Suicide Squad (2021)

August 11, 2021

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.


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Episode #232: Jungle Cruise

Episode #232: Jungle Cruise

August 4, 2021

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.


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Episode #231: Tributary - Gunpowder Milkshake

Episode #231: Tributary - Gunpowder Milkshake

July 28, 2021

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.


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Episode #230: Tributary - The Tomorrow War

Episode #230: Tributary - The Tomorrow War

July 21, 2021

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.


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Episode #229: Black Widow

Episode #229: Black Widow

July 14, 2021

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.


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Episode #228: The Forever Purge

Episode #228: The Forever Purge

July 7, 2021

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.


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Episode #227: F9: The Fast Saga

Episode #227: F9: The Fast Saga

June 30, 2021

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.


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

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

June 23, 2021

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.


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Episode #225: Legacy - Kajillionaire

Episode #225: Legacy - Kajillionaire

June 16, 2021

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.


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Episode #224: Tributary - Stowaway

Episode #224: Tributary - Stowaway

June 9, 2021

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.


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Episode #223: A Quiet Place Part II

Episode #223: A Quiet Place Part II

June 2, 2021

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.


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Episode #222: Tributary - Army of the Dead

Episode #222: Tributary - Army of the Dead

May 26, 2021

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.


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Episode #221: Those Who Wish Me Dead

Episode #221: Those Who Wish Me Dead

May 19, 2021

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.


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Episode #220: Wrath of Man

Episode #220: Wrath of Man

May 12, 2021

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

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Episode #219: Tributary - Thunder Force

Episode #219: Tributary - Thunder Force

May 5, 2021

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.


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