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Episode #34: Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Episode #34: Mission: Impossible - Fallout

July 31, 2018

Your mission if you choose to accept it is to listen to this podcast then rate and review the Reel Film Nerds on iTunes!  Anything to get a response out of our listeners, right?  This week Matt and Mike review the latest Tom Cruise action flick Mission: Impossible - Fallout.  It is a fun fast paced action movie with incredible practical effects and amazing stunts. The guys get off topic as they always do and discuss the continued slide of MoviePass with a dash of John Travolta and his airplane collection. Did Henry Cavill really have to have a mustache for this film and ruin a part of Justice League because of it, or does he just have a hard time growing facial hair? Lastly they get into their personal blu-ray collections and what they have bought in the bargain bins lately such as Big Trouble in Little China a classic and probably upcoming Legacy Cast!

Mike and Matt agree that Mission: Impossible – Fallout is a great popcorn action movie.  It is a must see in a theater and worth your hard-earned money.  If you can believe it the guys agreed on a rating again!  They both give Mission: Impossible – Fallout 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

Make sure you tune in to our Thursday show when Matt and Mike record their first Tributary Cast!  A Tributary Cast is a review of a movie only available on a streaming service such as Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, etc.  Our first Tributary will be the Netflix original Sci-Fi thriller Anon.  Welcome new and old listeners and thank you for subscribing and listening to our podcast.


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Episode #33: Legacy – Jaws

Episode #33: Legacy – Jaws

July 26, 2018

Welcome to a very special Legacy Cast!  Today Matt and Mike talk about Jaws in honor of the Discovery Channel’s 30th annual Shark Week!!  Jaws is one of Mike’s favorite movies of all time, but he is bias due to his love of sharks.  Matt lets Mike take the lead on this episode but asks him a lot of fun interesting questions. The boys also discuss the differences between a horror movie and a thriller at least in their eyes.  There is lots of fun trivia discussed including the name of the Jaws prop shark and its relation to Finding Nemo.  Lastly was Mike able to keep the Marvel Cinematic Universe streak alive even with a movie made in 1975?

I am not sure we even need to tell you our ratings for Jaws, but we are going to anyways.  Mike loves Jaws without a question.  It is probably his second most watch film.  He hands out his second perfect score with a 5 out of 5 Reels.  Matt also loves Jaws a lot, but he can’t get over how the shark looks.  Clearly, he has been spoiled with the recent developments in digital and practical effects.  Matt still loves the film and gives it a very respectable 4.5 out of 5 Reels.  Basically, if you have not seen Jaws you need to go watch it, NOW!


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Episode #32: The Equalizer 2

Episode #32: The Equalizer 2

July 24, 2018

Are you ready to get equalized?  Yes, then we have a treat for you today with our review of The Equalizer 2!  Matt gets off topic by talking about Denzel Washington and his Prescott connection.  That turns into a talk about guns then they both go full off topic and profess their love for Denzel Washington.  Who doesn’t love him right?  He has made some amazing movies!  Basically, your hosts spent half the podcast talking about Denzel and their favorite movies of his.  What I am trying to say here is if you don’t like Denzel Washington just skip this podcast.      

Finally we get a movie that is not absolute crap!  It feels like a month of just bad movies for us.  Matt and Mike really liked The Equalizer 2.  It is a fun sequel that is a great standalone film too.  The ending is not great and the pacing of the film is awkward but for the most par this is really a great movie!  Mike gives The Equalizer 2 a respectable 3 out of 5 Reels.  Matt is nowhere near as harsh as Mike is when it comes to ratings especially for his boy Denzel.  He gave the film 4 out of 5 Reels.    

Thank you for subscribing and listening to our podcast!  Don’t forget to check out this Thursday’s Legacy Cast in honor of the 30th annual Shark Week  with our review of the original summer blockbuster Jaws!!!


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Episode #31: Skyscraper

Episode #31: Skyscraper

July 19, 2018

WOW, 31 episodes and we are still going?  Why?  This week Mike and Matt discuss another bad movie you should not go see, Skyscraper staring The Rock “Dwayne” Johnson.  The boys talk about their love of Die Hard and why it is a Christmas movie no matter what Bruce Willis says!  They also discuss how Skyscraper blatantly ripped it off without question. Was Mike able to keep his Marvel Cinematic Universe streak alive, of course!  There is also even more talk about the unlimited movie services such as MoviePass, AMC A-List, and Cinemark Movie Club.  There is no rant on this one just a regular review of a bad movie.      

Matt and Mike both found this movie to be nothing special.  It was boring, a giant copy of great movies, a bad story, (seeing a pattern here?) just to name a few of its issues.  Mike gives Skyscraper a 2 out of 5 Reels.  Matt rated it a little bit higher (purely based on seeing hottie Neve Campbell on the big screen again) with a 2.5 out of 5 Reels. 

Thank you for subscribing and listening to our podcast!  We will talk at you next Tuesday with our review of The Equalizer 2.  Don’t forget we will be doing a special Legacy Cast a week from today in honor of the 30th annual Shark Week by Discovery Channel with the original summer blockbuster Jaws!!!


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Episode #30: The First Purge

Episode #30: The First Purge

July 17, 2018

Welcome to our 30th episode and review of The First Purge.  Matt and Mike get into it a bit especially how political they saw the film.  Acting was great but the story just flat out is another Purge movie.  The writer really dropped the ball on what could have been a great and interesting start to the annual Purge but nope.   

Here is your warning people this is a long pod a bit over an hour, if you just tuned in to hear our review of The First Purge stop listening around the 40 minute mark.  Matt really goes off on a rant and Mike joins in for a bit.  He does give you lots of fair warning though.  Topics start to include drones, MoviePass’s new peak pricing, and the gents first R rated movie to name a few.  Matt focuses though and begins his rant on bad movie goers and really bad parenting then explains why he will never breed or get married.  Who knows maybe you will get a kick out of it so listen anyways. 

Mike and Matt both were disappointed with The First Purge and do not recommend you to go see it unless Purge movies are your thing.  Mike loves the idea of the Purge and has enjoyed the films in the past but this one was just not up to snuff, he rated it 2.5 Reels out of 5.  Matt likes the Purge films but is not a huge fan of them he just really wanted a great story and this movie did not deliver, he rates The First Purge 2 Reels out of 5.  Thank you again for your continued support and we will chat at you this Thursday with our review of Skyscraper! 


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Episode #29: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Episode #29: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

July 12, 2018

Welcome everyone to the Reel Film Nerds podcast!  Today’s review is a special one for both your hosts, Won't You Be My Neighbor?  Matt and Mike grew up glued to their television sets watching Mister Rogers and his many lessons.  They have been talking about wanting to see this biopic since it came out back in January 2018 and now they have a chance.  As difficult as it was Mike was able to tie Won't You Be My Neighbor? to the Marvel Cinematic Universe you will have to listen to find out how.

Mike and Matt both loved this film without question.  Matt has a hard time understanding why it is life changing and extremely popular right now.  It is a very good film about an amazing man who touched the lives of millions.  Mike learned a lot about Mister Rogers and some of the controversies surrounding him that neither of the hosts knew about.  Matt really tried as hard as he could not to find a problem with this film, but he did anyways.  He really wishes they would have discussed Fred Rogers’ home life more then they did.  At the end of the show he tries to explain the Navy SEALS rumor and does a terrible job at it probably offending lots of people.  Only time will tell.

I guess it is not a rare occasion anymore since this is now 2 pods in a row but your hosts agreed on the rating.  Mike and Matt both give Won't You Be My Neighbor? 4 out of 5 Reels.  It is an incredible biography that is a must watch, you just don’t have to see it in the theater.  Won't You Be My Neighbor? will probably be on PBS or Netflix by the end of the year try to catch it then.

We apologize for some of the audio issues in this episode.  Matt tried to clean up Mike’s audio the best he could but there is still a lot of background noise.  Thank you for subscribing and listening to our podcast!  We will talk at you next Tuesday with our review of The First Purge.


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Episode #28: Ant-Man and the Wasp

Episode #28: Ant-Man and the Wasp

July 10, 2018

Welcome everyone to a new episode of the Reel Film Nerds that you aren’t going to listen to!  Today your hosts are talking about the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man and the Wasp!  Mike and Matt don’t really get off topic much on this review.  Is this the start of them becoming serious reviewers?  Doubtful!  No MCU tie-in for this episode either since Ant-Man and the Wasp is in the MCU!     

Matt and Mike both really enjoyed Ant-Man and Wasp.  Matt like always has a few nitpicky things he talks about but for the most part really enjoyed it especially the comedic aspects.  Mike really liked the film as well but did not think it did anything above and beyond your typical MCU flick.  They both enjoyed the original Ant-Man more than this sequel.  Guess what we have one of those rare occasions where your hosts actually agreed on a rating!  Mike and Matt both give Ant-Man and the Wasp 3.5 out of 5 Reels.  It is a fun hilarious family action film that is worth a watch in the theaters.  Thank you for subscribing and listening to our podcast!  We will talk at you Thursday with our review of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?


If you have a film you would like to hear Matt and Mike review please Facebook message us, Instagram message us, or email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com

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Episode #27: Legacy - Spaceballs

Episode #27: Legacy - Spaceballs

July 5, 2018

Welcome moviephiles to new episode of the Reel Film Nerds!  Today we have an amazing Legacy Cast for you, Spaceballs!!  This movie was requested by Matt’s buddy and co-worker Derek Nanke, thanks Derek for the request!  Right off the bat things start to get crazy in this pod!  Matt talks about his dad taking him to see Spaceballs in the theater as a kid.  He also talks about Star Wars probably too much but how you can not right Spaceballs is 95% of a rip on Star Wars!  Mike explains where his obsession with male genitalia came from and how much fun he had watching this movie.  Matt typically watches it at least once a year but Mike has not seen Spaceballs in a very long time!  Sit back relax and grab a big glass of water to help with your 4th of July hangover because this is a long pod, almost a full hour!

Clearly Matt and Mike both love this movie without question.  Mike loved it a teensy bit more than Matt probably because he has not seen Spaceballs as an adult!  Mike hands out the very first perfect rating in the history of the Reel Film Nerds with a 5 out of 5 Reels!!!  Matt loves Spaceballs without question but he does not think it is perfect, damn close but not perfect.  He gives Spaceballs a 4.5 out of 5 Reels.  Thank you for subscribing and listening to our podcast!  We will talk at you next Tuesday with another Reel Film Nerds movie review!


If you have a film you would like to hear Matt and Mike review please Facebook message us, Instagram message us, or email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com

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Episode #26: Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Episode #26: Sicario: Day of the Soldado

July 3, 2018

Welcome friends to the latest Reel Film Nerds podcast!  This week Matt and Mike talk about Sicario: Day of the Soldado.  They start out with some fun and interesting updates related to the podcast before getting into the review.  We were reviewed by Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting.  You can read his notes and listen to his podcast on us at Podcast Rodeo Show.  Do you agree with Dave’s assessment?  Let us know what you think especially if there is something you think we need to improve or that we are doing right. 

Matt continues being off topic talking about how you can now listen to our podcast on your Amazon Echo using the Alexa Any Pod skill.  Once the skill is installed all you have to say is "Alexa, open AnyPod."  After the greeting, say "Play Reel Film Nerds" and your Echo will play the latest episode of the Reel Film Nerds!  Pretty awesome right?

Mike and Matt both love the original Sicario and agree that it did not need a sequel but we got one anyways.  Mike really did not like this movie no matter how much fun Matt has saying Soldado over and over.  Matt thought it was passable until the third act of the film.  It just gets weird and starts to fall apart.  The acting was great, the sets were ok, the cinematography is decent, but the story was just really bad.  Mike gives Sicario: Day of the Soldado a 2 out of 5 Reels and suggests no one go see it in the theaters unless you have Movie Pass.  Matt enjoyed the film more than Mike until the end and it ruined the entire movie for him.  He gives it a 3.5 out of 5 Reels and strongly suggests if you do want to see it to watch the original first.


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