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Episode #272: Legacy - Top Gun

Episode #272: Legacy - Top Gun

May 25, 2022

Do you have a need, a need for speed? Well then we have a podcast for you! Today in preparation for the new Top Gun Maverick, Matt and Mike sit down and chat about the 1986 original Top Gun. Starring Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, and Kelly McGillis. Not air combat training topics include call signs, new Top Gun school, and global politics in movies.

What can we say about the 1980’s naval aviator classic that hasn’t been said before, not much as we found out in the pod. Top Gun is an amazing movie! Yes it shows its age but in your host's opinions it holds up well. Top Gun was shot well, acted well, had a great story, and even won an Oscar for best original song! Right now is a great time to re-watch this classic with your kids, friends, or loved ones before the sequel drops on Friday. Mike and Matt both agree Top Gun is a 5 Reel film all the way! It is a must watch piece of cinematic history especially if you are a fan of flying or beach volleyball.     

For next week’s podcast Mike and Matt head to the theaters to finally watch Top Gun Maverick starring Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer. It was only supposed to be released in 2019 after all. Not that Matt’s anxious or anything, HA! Thanks for listening and reading to the end of our show notes. Chat at you next week!


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You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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Episode #271: Firestarter (2022)

Episode #271: Firestarter (2022)

May 18, 2022

Welcome kiddos to the Reel Film Nerds Episode #271 not an MCU movie! Today Mike picked a remake of a Steven King novel and film Firestarter (2022) starring Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong. Not telepathic fire related topics include beer-mosa, bullying, and Baywatch the Movie.

Firestarter (2022) is a mediocre at best remake of a good thriller/horror film from 1984. The acting and chemistry between  Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong is fantastic but that’s about all this film has going for it. The story is just awful and confusing. There are moments where what little story there is just drags. The 1984 film’s story excels in comparison to its 2022 counterpart. The CGI, stunts, and action sequences are pretty good but there just aren’t enough to keep you engaged. Mike and Matt both agree this movie is not worth watching in the theaters and maybe not at all. If you have Peacock and like Steven King then maybe it would be OK. Mike awards it 2.5 Reels out of 5. Matt with the low score again gives Firestarter (2022) 2 out of 5 Reels.         

For next week’s podcast Matt wants to prepare for the upcoming Top Gun Maverick by re-watching the original Top Gun starring Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer to name a few. Top Gun is currently streaming on Netflix, why not watch it with us? Thanks for listening and reading to the end of our show notes. Chat at you next week!


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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Episode #270: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Episode #270: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

May 11, 2022

Happy Wednesday boys and girls! Today Mike and Matt review their first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie of 2022 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Not MCU topics include Dirty Dancing, future giveaways, and Wired’s Autocomplete Interviews.

Two multiverse films in 3 weeks? Wow what are the chances, well in 2022 very good. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness sees the return of iconic Marvel and horror film director Sam Raimi to the superhero genre, it was a perfect fit. This film is dark, sinister, and kinda gory. It is the first somewhat horror film for the MCU. Elizabeth Olson steals the show with her portrayal of Scarlet Witch. Benedict Cumberbatch delivers again as Doctor Strange but Wanda is just amazing! 

This film was a lot of fun but it was not as insane or mad as it should be. Raimi could really stretch out and get nuts with this film but he doesn’t. Matt blames Disney oversight for not letting him stretch his creative muscles. Mike and Matt both agree the first 2022 MCU entry is a fun, dark, and exciting ride that’s worth a watch. They both award Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 4 out of 5 Reels.

For next week’s podcast Mike picked a Stephen King horror movie remake Firestarter starring Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong. Thanks for listening and reading to the end of our show notes. Chat at you next week!


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Episode #269: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Episode #269: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

May 4, 2022

May the Fourth be with you! Yes it’s that time of year again for the fake national Star Wars day. Listen to the pod, Matt explains. Today the guys discuss the latest Nicolas Cage movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Bonus Sith topics include IPA addicts, Top Gun Maverick is coming, and The Rock for President.

Have you ever wanted to see the most Nicolas Cage movie Nicolas Cage has ever made, yes? Then  The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is a not miss film. This meta comedy stars Nicolas Cage as Nick Cage channeling his many roles over the years. Cage is hired by a rich superfan, Javi played by Pedro Pascal, to attend his birthday party. The film quickly turns into its own action thriller as the CIA and drug lords get involved.

 The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is a really fun adventure that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Pedro Pascal and Nicolas Cage have excellent chemistry and clearly had a blast filming this movie. Is this flick for everyone, no, but it is well worth a watch especially fans of action, comedy, and Nick Cage. Mike and Matt both agree  The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent earns a respectable 3.5 out of 5 Reels.     

For next week’s podcast we continue going to the theaters (for those of you counting that’s 3 weeks in a row!) to catch the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Thanks for listening and reading to the end of our show notes. Chat at you next week!


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You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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Episode #268: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Episode #268: Everything Everywhere All at Once

April 27, 2022

The month of April is quickly coming to a close and we are ending it with a bang. Today Matt and Mike discuss the sleeper Sci-Fi multiverse hit, Everything Everywhere All at Once. Not multiverse topics include potty training, generation gaps, and David Carradine.

I am going to keep this one quick because it’s late and I don’t want to spoil too much of the pod or the film. Everything Everywhere All at Once is a very special film. It is creative, original, artistic, and has fantastic acting. This film is the complete package. The only issue with this movie is that it’s not for everyone. Older generations, at least Ma Hinshaw, had a difficult time understanding the multiverse and how the story worked. Sometimes these amazing Sci-Fi films can be too far out there and mind bending for viewers. Don’t let that scare you off from one heck of an interesting, zany, and fun ride.  

Mike and Matt both agree Everything Everywhere All at Once is a must watch film. Mike awards it a rare perfect rating of 5 out of 5 Reels. Matt drops it half a Reel because the film isn’t for everyone giving it 4.5 out of 5 Reels.  

For next week’s podcast Matt continues our theater adventures with the latest Nicolas Cage movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Thanks for listening and reading to the end of our show notes. Chat at you next week!


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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Episode #267: Tributary - Metal Lords

Episode #267: Tributary - Metal Lords

April 20, 2022

Happy 420 everyone! If Matt and Mike planned ahead they would have reviewed a stoner flick but they didn’t. Instead Matt picked a metal movie the Netflix Original Metal Lords. Not 420 topics include high school bullying, Roomba, and Big Trouble in Little China.

Are you yearning for a metal based coming of age story? Then boy do we have a film for you! Metal Lords’ story is nothing special. It has been told over and over many times. A group of teenagers get together to form a band to compete in their school’s battle of the bands for money and or recognition. Lots of antics ensue and by the end of the film the teens work together to win, right? No spoilers but yep that is pretty much Metal Lords in a nutshell but again it's METAL!!!!!!!

This film is a lot of fun especially the soundtrack, cameo’s, and bipolar cellist. If you want to reminisce about high school while rocking out to some awesome metal then this film is for you. It’s not at the level of Super Bad but it is still a great film. Mike gives Metal Lords 4 out of 5 Reels. Matt on the other hand thought it was just average because of the story awarding it 3 out of 5 Reels.

For next week's podcast Mike takes us back to the theaters to catch a mid budget film that is making huge waves, Everything Everywhere All at Once. Thanks for listening and reading to the end of our show notes. Chat at you next week!


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You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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Episode #266: Ambulance (2022)

Episode #266: Ambulance (2022)

April 13, 2022

Happy almost tax day everyone! Yes it’s the worst time of the year, enough about that, we are here to talk movies. Today Mike and Matt chat about the latest Bay Bang Ambulance (2022) starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eiza González. Not emergency vehicle related topics include FPV drones, Speed, and Mike falling asleep.

Man was it nice to see a huge over the top action chase thriller on the big screen. Ambulance (2022) is not Micahel Bay’s best work, let’s be honest nothing comes close to The Rock, but it is one of his best films in years. Ambulance (2022) is an edge of your seat thrill ride with incredible action, amazing camera work, and great acting especially from Gyllenhaal and Abdul-Mateen II. They have incredible chemistry from start to finish. The film can get long at times with the same concept running over and over but did we mention how incredible the action is? Matt and Mike both agree Ambulance (2022) is well worth the watch especially on the big screen. They both award the film 4 out of 5 Reels  

For next week’s podcast Matt gives us a break from the theaters to catch the new Netflix Original Metal Lords starring Jaeden Martell, Adrian Greensmith, and Isis Hainsworth. Thanks for listening and reading to the end of our show notes. Chat at you next week!


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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Episode #265: Morbius

Episode #265: Morbius

April 6, 2022

Welcome kiddos to another Reel Film Nerds pod! Today Matt and Mike chat about the latest Sony Marvel movie Morbius starring Jared Leto and Matt Smith. Additional topics include a new movie giveaway, the Sinister Six, and film drones.

Well we have a rare but fun occurrence, Mike and Matt really do not agree on Morbius. Mike thinks it’s an adequate blockbuster style film that was enjoyable but not a must see. Matt on the other hand does not understand why this movie exists. He really did not like it at all and can’t recommend anyone to go see it.

Michael Morbius, played by Jared Leto, is attempting to cure his lifelong crippling disease by experimenting with bat DNA. Things go horribly awry, turning himself into a blood thirsty vampire. There are some redeeming qualities in Morbius, the acting by Leto and co-star Smith is actually very good. The story is the major issue with this film. It’s very lackluster, uninspired, and boring. Mike awards Morbius 3 out of 5 Reels while Matt awards it half that, 1.5 out of 5 Reels.    

For next week’s podcast Mike sends us to the theaters two weeks in a row with the latest Bay Bang Ambulance (2022) starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Thanks for listening and reading to the end of our show notes. Chat at you next week!


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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Episode #264: Tributary - Windfall

Episode #264: Tributary - Windfall

March 30, 2022

Check it out everyone I think we are back on track for a bit with two pods in a row. This week Matt and Mike continue their voyage into new Netflix Originals with the suspenseful thriller Windfall starring Jason Segel, Lily Collins, Jesse Plemons, and Omar Leyva. Bonus topics today include Blanton’s, Alfred Hitchcock, and the Oscars.

 Are you looking for something a little different? A film that makes you ask questions instead of receiving answers? If your answer is a yes then Windfall is for you. The new Netflix Original is not a bad movie but is not an incredible one either. There are lots of great elements such as the set, the acting, and some storytelling. Windfall is just so dang drawn out and downright boring it might be a pass. 

A very wealthy couple goes to their vacation home for the weekend and walks in on a man robbing them when they arrive. Both parties are spooked and chaos quickly ensues. Mike thought Windfall was just OK giving it 2 out of 5 Reels. Matt agreed with Mike that it’s not a must watch film. He gives Windfall 2.5 out of 5 Reels.

For next week’s podcast Matt takes us back to the theaters to review the predicted train wreck Morbius starring Jared Leto. The guys will let you know if it’s worth spending your hard earned money on it or not. Thanks for listening and reading to the end of our show notes. Chat at you next week!


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You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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Episode #263: Double Feature - CODA and The Adam Project

Episode #263: Double Feature - CODA and The Adam Project

March 23, 2022

We are back everyone! Sorry about the last minute cancellation but the guys had some personal and family things to tend to. Don’t worry though today you get a double feature with their reviews of CODA and The Adam Project! Bonus topics today include Tesla, a new movie giveaway, and allergies suck!

I will do my best not to write too much, it's getting late and I do need to get to bed. The Apple Original CODA is an absolutely incredible film. The acting, the story, everything is just so wonderful and heartfelt. This film should win the Academy Award for Best Picture but we all know that it won’t because well it’s not weird. CODA is a coming of age story for a high school senior looking to go to college for singing but her entire family is deaf except her. This adds many challenges that most of us would never even contemplate let alone understand. Mike and Matt both agree this is a must see film awarding it 4.5 out of 5 Reels.

Our second review of the pod is the new Netflix Original The Adam Project starring  Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo. This is a fun sci-fi summer blockbuster kind of film with some heart thrown in for good measure. Time travel has been invented and Ryan Reynolds must team up with his younger self to save mankind from impending doom oh and rescue his wife who is trapped in the past. This film was just a lot of fun. It is nothing special but just a really good time with great acting, special effects, and a tried and true story with lightsabers, kind of. Mike and Matt agree this is well worth the watch if you have a Netflix subscription. If not, go over to a friend's house and watch it with them. Mike with the surprise higher rating gives The Adam Project 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt really enjoyed the movie too but thought it was just average. He awards The Adam Project 3 out of 5 Reels. 

For next week’s podcast, if we can keep our crap together, we continue catching up on new Netflix Originals with Mike’s pick Windfall starring Jason Segel, Lily Collins, and Jesse Plemons. Thanks for listening and reading to the end of our show notes. Chat at you next week!


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You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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Episode #262: The Batman (2022)

Episode #262: The Batman (2022)

March 10, 2022

Happy Thursday everyone? Yep sorry about that but Matt was out of town for work so the guys are a day late and definitely more than a dollar short. For today’s review we chat about The Batman (2022) starring Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz. Not bat topics include concerts, comic artist Dave Beaty, and Oscar predictions.

I am not sure if the world really needed another incarnation of Batman after Christopher Nolan and Christen Bale’s incredible trilogy but hey we got one anyways. The Batman (2022) is a great film with a stellar cast, amazing story, and gritty cinematography but man is it long. This is not your typical superhero action flick. Yes there is action in this movie but it is more of a detective noir akin to the DC Detective comics. It's a breath of fresh air in a time where superhero CGI action rules the box office. Robert Pattison did a good job as Batman but especially Bruce Wayne. The real standout though was Colin Farrell, wow just wow Colin! 

Matt and Mike agree The Batman (2022) is a great film but it is not a must watch unless you are big into Batman, DC, or superheroes. It will be streaming on HBO Max soon enough. Matt back to form really liked The Batman (2022) awarding it 4 out of 5 Reels. Mike on the other hand thought it was good but very slow, lengthy, and boring at times. He awards it 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

For next week’s podcast Mike wants to continue our Best Picture nominee watchlist with the Apple TV+ Original CODA starring Emilia Jones and Marleee Martin. Thanks for listening and reading to the end of our show notes. 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 #261: Nightmare Alley

Episode #261: Nightmare Alley

March 2, 2022

Come one come all and check out our newest pod! Today Matt and Mike chat about another Best Picture nominee for this year’s Academy Awards, Nightmare Alley directed by Guillermo del Toro. Not carny related topics include Aldi, Sons of Anarchy, and hot tubs.

Nightmare Alley is a beautiful period piece from about 1941 based on a carny that takes the big city by storm as a mentalist. There are a ton of incredible actors in this film from Bradley Cooper to Ron Pearlman to Toni Collette and they all do an incredible job telling this story. The only thing that overshadows the acting is the cinematography. This film is dark, mysterious, and dingy but holy cow is it beautiful! The cinematography in Nightmare Alley rivals other Best Picture nominee Dune and that is really saying a lot. Mike and Matt both agree this is a great must watch film especially since it is currently streaming on HBO Max. They both award the film 4 out of 5 Reels.     

Next week we might be a few days late with Episode #262. Matt is heading out of town for work. Don’t fret we are still going to review the new DC film The Batman starring Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz. Chat at you next week!


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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Episode #260: Uncharted

Episode #260: Uncharted

February 23, 2022

Happy new podcast Wednesday everyone! Today Mike and Matt chat about their first theater film of 2022 the action packed Uncharted starring Mark Whalberg and Tom Holland. Not treasure hunting topics include satellite internet, PlayStation 5, and owning a movie theater for your own use.

Man was it great to finally head back to the theaters. It has been way too long. Uncharted isn’t a bad movie but it’s also not a great movie. It is a summer popcorn flick released in February. The action is great and the story is pretty good, mostly. The acting left more to be desired (we are looking at you Mark Wahlberg) and as Mike likes to put it you really smash the “I believe” button a lot for this film. The guys agree this is not a rush to watch in the theaters. If you want to get out of the house and enjoy some action movie magic you won’t be disappointed. Mike with a shockingly low score gives Uncharted 2.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt thought it was a decent treasure hunt film that could be better. He awards it 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

Next pod Matt and Mike continue their trek to watch all the Academy Award Best Picture nominees with Nightmare Alley starring Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett. It’s currently streaming on HBO Max. Chat at you next week!


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Episode #259: Legacy - Step Brothers

Episode #259: Legacy - Step Brothers

February 16, 2022

Welcome everyone to our first Legacy cast of the year. Today Matt and Mike chat about the 2008 comedy classic Step Brothers starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. Extra curricular topics include Don’t Look Up, is humor dead, and sibling rivalry.

What can we say about Step Brothers that hasn’t already been said. This film is an amazing comedy at peak Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, and Adam Mckay. Yes it can be gross, offensive, and downright mean but it is absolutely hilarious from start to finish especially if you have siblings. You get two forty something year old men who refuse to grow up and move out of their parents home, have their parents fall in love, marry, and move in together. Let hilarity ensue for the next hour and 40 minutes. Mike and Matt agree this is a must watch film even if you have seen it before. Step Brothers earns a perfect 5 out of 5 Reels from Mike and a near perfect rating from Matt with a 4.5. 

Next pod Matt and Mike finally head back to the theaters to check out the action adventure movie based on a video game that is inspired by movies, Uncharted starring Mark Whalberg and Tom Holland. Chat at you next week!


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Episode #258: Tributary - The Power of the Dog

Episode #258: Tributary - The Power of the Dog

February 9, 2022

Welcome to February everyone! For our first pod of the month Mike and Matt review a film that is getting a ton of award buzz, The Power of the Dog starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst. Bonus topics include South Park is back baby, happy anniversary next week, and the multiverse.

The Power of the Dog is one of those movies that is good but isn’t good. The story is interesting but not amazing, and it is sad from start to finish. The acting is great but nothing special. The cinematography and directing are two of the best things about this film but you need a lot more than that. Matt and Mike talked at length about their interpretations of The Power of the Dog but they both agree it is not worth a watch unless you are a movie buff. The real question is why are the professional critics losing their minds over this film and how the heck is it nominated for 12, (yes 12!!) Academy Awards? The boys both agree The Power of the Dog barely earns 2.5 out of 5 Reels.

For next week Mike can’t take another drama so he picked one of the best romantic comedies of 2008, Step Brothers starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week!


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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Episode #257: Tributary - The Tragedy of Macbeth

Episode #257: Tributary - The Tragedy of Macbeth

February 2, 2022

Welcome one and all to an incredible movie review podcast! Today Matt and Mike review their first Apple TV+ Tributary film The Tragedy of Macbeth written and directed by Joel Coen. Special topics include Tool, Trek Translator, and Mike can’t talk.

This is definitely not the film Matt thought Mike would ever want to review. The Tragedy of Macbeth is Joel Coen’s first work without his brother Ethan and he knocked it out of the park! William Shakespeare is a legend but man is it hard to understand a lot of his writing in 2022. The acting was absolutely incredible, especially Kathryn Hunter. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand weren’t too shabby either. The cinematography and sets were equally amazing. It really feels like they are performing the play just for you.

Mike and Matt both agree The Tragedy of Macbeth is going to win a ton of awards and is a must see film. Mike gives the film 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt even though he dislikes Shakespeare really enjoyed this adaptation awarding it 4 out of 5 Reels.

For next week Matt picked a Netflix Original that is getting a ton of award buzz, Power of the Dog starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week!


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Episode #256: Tributary - Being the Ricardos

Episode #256: Tributary - Being the Ricardos

January 26, 2022

Hello faithful listeners and welcome to our fourth review for 2022! Today Mike and Matt chat about Being the Ricardos starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. Off topics today include Southpark returns, Must See TV Thursday’s, and Mike’s dad jokes just won’t die!

What happens when you pair two Academy Award winning actors together with Academy Award winning writer/director Aaron Sorkin? You get an amazing biopic about one of TV’s most iconic couples, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Sorkin can be a real tough pill to swallow. He loves lots of dialogue and jumping around timelines without letting the viewer know. If you can look past those two things you are in for a treat with Being the Ricardos. The acting is some of the best of 2020 and the story is harrowing. If Nicole Kidman is not nominated for an Oscar for her role as Lucy, Matt is going to protest in the streets! Being the Ricardos is not for everyone but it is well worth a watch on Amazon Prime. Mike with the high score this week awards the film 4 out of 5 Reels. Matt also really enjoyed the movie, dropping his rating a smidge with 3.5 out of 5 Reels.  

For next week Mike and Matt review their first Apple TV+ Original with Mike’s pick The Tragedy of Macbeth starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week!


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Episode #255: The Last Duel

Episode #255: The Last Duel

January 19, 2022

Hi everyone! Well 2022 continues to spiral out of control but at least we still have our movies! For podcast 255 Mike and Matt chat about a little film they missed in the theaters last year, The Last Duel starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, and Jodie Comer. Bonus topics include RIP Betty White, famous duels, and mullets.

The Last Duel was a big Hollywood blockbuster that flew under the radar. A lot of that is possibly it’s lack of promotion. The film has a killer cast, great director, and Matt Damon and Ben Affleck teamed up to write the script, their first together since Good Will Hunting. Why did this period drama about duels and lying bomb so hard at the box office? Maybe it was the way they told the story in 3 parts? Matt and Mike both enjoyed The Last Duel a lot and recommend everyone to go check it out on HBO Max. Matt continuing with the higher rating awards the film 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Mike a close second, gives The Last Duel 3 out of 5 Reels.   

For next week Mike and Matt continue with their at home streaming with the Amazon Prime Original Being the Ricardos starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week!


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Episode #254: Tributary - The Unforgivable

Episode #254: Tributary - The Unforgivable

January 13, 2022

Well 2022 is here and it is starting out rough. COVID is rearing its ugly head again but let's not talk about that. It’s movie podcast time with your buddies Mike and Matt! For pod 254 the boys chat about Sandra Bullock’s latest Netflix Original The Unforgivable. Off topics include work smells, Hawkeye, and fajitas.

This film is a bit of a sneak attack. There was not a lot of promotion for it, has a great cast, and is full of twists. The Unforgivable follows the story of Ruth Slater, Sandra Bullock, after spending the last 20 years of her life behind bars for murder. Slater is just trying to keep her head down, get a job, and find her long lost younger sister. Things quickly start to unravel as the layers of the story are uncovered. The acting is amazing, the way the story is told is very well executed, and the twists complete the package. Matt and Mike both agree The Unforgivable is a great movie and worth a watch. Matt with the higher rating gives it 4 out of 5 Reels. Mike also enjoyed the film awarding it 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

For next week Mike and Matt chat about a film they missed in theaters late last year, The Last Duel directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, and Adam Driver. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week!


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Episode #253: The Matrix Resurrections

Episode #253: The Matrix Resurrections

January 5, 2022

Welcome back everyone! Mike and Matt hope you had a great Christmas vacation, they sure did. For our first pod of 2022 we chat about Warner Bros latest money grab The Matrix Resurrections. Bonus topics include South Park, fan service, and dad jokes.

Mike and Matt had really high hopes for this film and they were smashed. The Matrix Trilogy and universe is some of our favorite mind bending science fiction of the past 30 years next to Star Wars of course. The Matrix Resurrections did not need to be made. It does not add to the saga, it is a rehash of the original film. The first third of this movie was great mind bending, making you question what's really going on with Neo. The rest of the movie evolves into a copy of the original movie. The action was down right dull at times making the film feel really long. It is still a Matrix movie with great special effects and decent acting, especially from Neal Patrick Harris

Matt and Mike both agree don’t rush to see this film in the theaters. If you have HBO Max and you love the Matrix then it is worth your time. Mike starts off the new year with an average rating of 3 out of 5 Reels. Matt thought The Matrix Resurrections was only half a film awarding it 2.5 out of 5 Reels.   

For next week Mike and Matt have their first Tributary review of the year, the Netflix Original starring Sandra Bullock The Unforgivable. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week!


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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Episode #252: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Episode #252: Spider-Man: No Way Home

December 22, 2021

Welcome friends and listeners to the final installment of the Reel Film Nerds podcast for 2021 and it’s a great one, we swear. Finally the last and most anticipated MCU film of 2021 is here, Spider-Man: No Way Home. Bonus topics today include Festivus, Venom, and Merry Christmas everyone!

Kevin Feige definitely saved the best for last. Spider-Man: No Way Home is the best MCU film of the year without question. It is exactly the introduction to the multiverse we wanted. This is a tough film to review without spoiling it so be prepared for a ton of reveals in our pod. It is safe to say that this is the movie that finally brought people back to the theaters. Spider-Man: No Way Home is definitely one movie you don’t want to miss in the theaters. It is a movie going experience much like before COVID-19 hit our world. Mike awards the latest web-slinger's film a perfect 5 out of 5 Reels. Matt also really liked the film but found the edits rough and the cinematography lacking. He awards it 4.5 out of 5 Reels.

Mike Talent is off for the next couple of weeks thanks to his job and the holidays. We will return in the new year with our review of the latest Keanu Reeves film The Matrix Resurrections in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you in 2022!


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com

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Episode #251: Legacy - Trading Places (1983)

Episode #251: Legacy - Trading Places (1983)

December 15, 2021

Hello fellow movie lovers and welcome to the Reel Film Nerds podcast #251. Today was Mike Talent’s pick and he went with a holiday classic Trading Places starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd. Off topics include another awesome movie giveaway, the rich helping the poor, and Yuengling.

What happens when two filthy rich brothers make a $1 bet destroying multiple lives in the name of science? An incredibly on point social commentary comedy about worth that is still very relevant today. Trading Places is a fantastic film starring some of the best comedians of the 80’s with a little Jamie Lee Curtis sprinkled in. The laughs run from start to finish but pay attention there are lessons being taught at the same time. This is definitely one of those films that you could not make today in our current politically correct culture. Mike and Matt both agree Trading Places is a must watch film. Mike awards it 4 out of 5 Reels while Matt really loves the 80’s classic giving it 4.5 out of 5 Reels.

For next week we hit the theaters for our fourth and final Marvel Cinematic Universe film of the year, Spider-Man: No Way Home. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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Episode #250: House of Gucci

Episode #250: House of Gucci

December 8, 2021

We did it everyone, 250 podcasts! Wow that’s a whole lot of talk about movies. For today’s pod the guys grant Leza Live and Local’s request with a review of the House of Gucci. Not Gucci topics include a new Paramount Pictures movie giveaway, cheap vs expensive, and Ghostbusters trivia.

House of Gucci is a family drama on steroids. This is a wild true story about deceit, deception, and murder. Directed by the infamous Ridley Scott this film follows the rise and assassination of Maurizio Gucci, played by Adam Driver, by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani played by Lady Gaga. House of Gucci is a great movie but it’s not for everyone. It is very long and the story is only known by those who pay attention to the fashion world. What really sets this movie apart is the acting. House of Gucci has a ton of big names at the top of their game. The actors that excelled in their roles were Al Pacino and Jared Leto but everyone did an incredible job. 

Mike and Matt both agree this is a great film but it is not a must see in the theaters. Matt awards House of Gucci 3.5 out of 5 Reels because of the incredible performances. Mike was not a huge fan of the film giving it 2.5 out of 5 Reels.

For next week Mike picked an oldie but a goodie. The 1983 Oscar nominated film Trading Places starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com

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Episode #249: King Richard

Episode #249: King Richard

December 1, 2021

Welcome everyone to another Reel Film Nerds Podcast! For those of you who are sane, December is here and now you can start setting up for Christmas! This week Matt and Mike chat about Will Smith’s latest sure to be Oscar nominated film King Richard. Not tennis related topics include losing your eyesight, crazy dads, and the new Hawkeye tv show on Disney Plus

Are you looking to watch an inspiring film with the family this holiday season, King Richard might be for you. This film centers around infamous tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams' father Richard. There are dark elements to this story, especially raising a large family in Compton. Will Smith does an incredible job as Richard but the young actors Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton almost steal the show. The recreation of the Williams sisters truly makes you feel like the young ladies are sisters in real life. The biggest complaint your hosts have about this film was it’s lack of focus on the sisters.

Mike enjoyed King Ricahrd and thinks it’s definitely worth a watch at home on HBO Max. He awards it 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt getting back to form really loved King Richard too. He gives the family flick 4 out of 5 Reels.      

For next week Mike and Matt hit the theaters to find out what all the hype is about with House of Gucci.  Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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Episode #248: Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Episode #248: Ghostbusters: Afterlife

November 24, 2021

Turkey day is almost here! Why not fill yourself up with a nice movie review first? For this week’s Reel Film Nerd’s pod Matt and Mike review Ghostbusters: Afterlife, finally! Not busting ghost topics include going retro, fan service, and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Do you like ghosts? Do you like busting ghosts? Ok the real question, did you like the original Ghostbusters from 1984? If the answer is yes then you will love Ghostbusters: Afterlife. It is a trip down nostalgia lane to put it lightly. The pacing for the first half of the film is rough. They do have to help us viewers get up to speed with these new characters so it’s understandable. The cast is great from Paul Rudd to Annie Potts from the original film. The real stand our performance of Ghostbusters: Afterlife comes from Mckenna Grace. For not even being in high school she really carries this film!

Mike absolutely loved Ghostbusters: Afterlife and thinks you should run out to the theater and watch it right now. Matt thinks he is jaded because Mike hasn’t been to the theater in a long time. Mike awards the film 4.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt on the other hand had some issues with it being a die hard Ghostbusters fan. He still really enjoyed Ghostbusters: Afterlife but he awards it an average score of 3 out of 5 Reels.  

For our next pod Mike and Matt chat about Will Smith’s latest biopic King Richard currently in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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