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Episode #60: A Star Is Born

Episode #60: A Star Is Born

October 30, 2018

Welcome faithful followers to another prodigious podcast of the Reel Film Nerds hosted by your buddies Mysterious Mike and Matt Hinshaw.  Today the movie geeks discuss what will probably be an Academy Award winning film, A Star Is Born starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.  Matt and Mike really dive deep into this film both being not only movie aficionados but also huge music fans.  They talk about the music industry, addiction, Metallica, their home state of Arizona, and this thing called the radio that is like podcasting but through the air? 

A Star Is Born is an incredible directorial debut for Bradley Cooper.  The song choice and the singing were real treats and not to be missed.  Lady Gaga did an incredible job acting.  It was almost like this role was written for her.  Bonus tip there is a documentary about Lady Gaga on Netflix called Gaga: Five Foot Two that is a nice companion piece to this film.  Mike and Matt both really enjoyed A Star Is Born.  They line up on their rating again awarding it 4 out of 5 Reels.  This movie is well worth the money so make sure to go see it in a theater.

Thanks for listening and following us on the socials. Your hosts will be back on Thursday with the final installment of this year’s Harvest Horror Fest.  They will be talking about an incredible underrated film titled Cabin in the Woods.  Have and incredible Halloween!  Now go out and catch a horror movie to end this amazing month of frights!


If you have a film you would like to hear Matt and Mike review feel free to email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

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Episode #59: Harvest Horror Fest - Event Horizon

Episode #59: Harvest Horror Fest - Event Horizon

October 25, 2018

Harvest Horror Fest is quickly ending but not quite yet.  Today Mysterious Mike and Masterful Matt talk about one of their favorite sci-fi/horror films ever Event Horizon!  Topics include isolation, haunted houses, The Matrix, Jurassic Park, and of course space.

Event Horizon is an incredible must-see film especially if you are a horror or sci-fi buff.  It is claustrophobic and thrilling.  The CGI needs some help, but it is a 21-year-old movie.  The other visuals and sets are amazing especially the gravity drive.  The makeup and gore are very well done and do nothing but elevate this horror film.  Matt and Mike are starting to click again maybe too much.  They both give Event Horizon 4.5 out of 5 Reels!

Thanks for your continued support and make sure to share our pod if you like it or not!  Mike and Matt will return on Tuesday with our review of a probable big time Academy Award contender A Star is Born starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.


If you have a film you would like to hear Matt and Mike review feel free to email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Our little show can be found anywhere Podcasts reside such as iTunesStitcherGoogle PlayTune InPlayer FM, etc. While you are there like, subscribe, rate, and review us if you can too!

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Episode #58: Halloween (2018)

Episode #58: Halloween (2018)

October 23, 2018

We have a two-fer for you today!  Exciting isn’t it?  Today your hosts discuss Halloween 2018 and the original from 1978.  The guys stay pretty much on topic discussing horror film tropes, Michael Myers as a villain, and journalism.  Was Mysterious Mike able to keep his streak going with the MCU?  You will have to tune in to find out! 

Halloween 2018 is a great fresh spin on a horror classic.  Michael Myers is scary and menacing to say the least.  Jamie Lee Curtis’ take on her first starring role Laurie Strode 40 years later is incredible!  Her acting is amazing and how the writers decided to write her was even better.  Matt really enjoyed Halloween 2018 but not as much as the original or as much as Mike, of course.  He gives it 3 out of 5 Reels.  He loves the original without question.  It setup an entire generation of slasher horror films.  Matt gives the original Halloween 1978 4.5 out of 5 Reels!!  Mike really enjoyed the latest version of Halloween more than he expected.  He awards it 3.5 out of 5 Reels.  The guys both agreed that the original is still better and just an all around incredible ground breaking film.  Mike gives Halloween 1978 4.5 out of 5 Reels as well!

Thanks for listening and make sure you catch Halloween 2018 in the theaters unless you hate horror movies or the Halloween series.  It is well worth the price of admission.  We will be back on Thursday with another horror film for our month long Harvest Horror Fest when the guys talk about one of their favorites a sci-fi horror movie, Event Horizon.  Have a great week.


If you have a film you would like to hear Matt and Mike review feel free to email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Our little show can be found anywhere Podcasts reside such as iTunesStitcherGoogle PlayTune InPlayer FM, etc. While you are there like, subscribe, rate, and review us if you can too!

Make sure to follow us on social media such as FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Feel free to visit our website to watch trailers, read bios, and just flat out get more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com 

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Episode #57: Harvest Horror Fest - From Dusk Till Dawn

Episode #57: Harvest Horror Fest - From Dusk Till Dawn

October 18, 2018

Hooray, Harvest Horror Fest continues today with a fun classic and goofy horror film From Dusk Till Dawn!!  The guys talk about their first time seeing the film when they were kids especially Quentin Tarantino’s character and how terrible and creepy he is.  The guys get off topic pretty hard but it’s after the spoilers warning so it’s ok.  Matt tried really hard to be funny about Ryan Reynolds and it fails miserably on Mike but it does lead to a discussion about beautiful women actresses.  Other off topics included Southpark, Salma Hayek, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, fighter pilots, and being tall.

From Dusk Till Dawn is a fun brutal vampire movie.  The acting is good, the special effects and makeup is great, and the story is very ridiculous but fun especially the vampire band and Salma Hayek’s snake.  Matt gives the film a respectable 3.5 out of 5 Reels.  Mike is a bit more judgmental giving From Dusk Till Dawn a solid 3 out of 5 Reels. It is not a must see film but it is very entertaining so basically if you are into horror films, Quentin Tarantino, or Robert Rodriguez you might as well watch it.

Make sure to join us next Thursday with the continuation of our month long Harvest Horror Fest when the boys chat about the sci-fi horror flick Event Horizon.  We have not picked what new movie we are going to review on Tuesday but I promise we are going to do something.  Don’t forget to share our podcast with your friends maybe not this episode but one of the good ones yeah that’s but which sode is a good one?  Talk at ya on Tuesday!!!


If you have a film you would like to hear Matt and Mike review feel free to email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Our little show can be found anywhere Podcasts reside such as iTunesStitcherGoogle PlayTune InPlayer FM, etc. While you are there like, subscribe, rate, and review us if you can too!

Make sure to follow us on social media such as FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Feel free to visit our website to watch trailers, read bios, and just flat out get more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com 

You can contact us through email as well Nerds@ReelFilmNerds.com

Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #56: First Man

Episode #56: First Man

October 16, 2018

Salutations everyone and welcome to your first Reel Film Nerds podcast of the week!  Today your hosts talk about a film with a subject matter that is near and dear to their hearts, space exploration!  Today your hosts dive into the dramatic telling of Neil Armstrong’s life as an astronaut ending with him landing on the moon.  The guys really get going and talk a lot about this movie and everything that surrounds it including the X-15, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo missions, and the movie versus real life.

Mike and Matt both love this movie without question.  They might be bias though since they both love space exploration.  The acting is incredible by both Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy.  The film is also very well done especially the scenes on the moon.  It is tense and thrilling and keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.  The filmmakers also cover a topic rarely seen on the big screen the family of Neil Armstrong and what they go though during his time as an astronaut.  Matt and Mike both give First Man 4.5 out of 5 Reels.  Matt thinks it is one of the top movies of the year and if it is not an Academy Award contender he would be shocked.

Thanks for listening and we will chat at you on Thursday with our Harvest Horror Fest review of From Dusk Till Dawn.  P.S. Don’t forget to tell your friends and family about us but only if you like our little pod.


If you have a film you would like to hear Matt and Mike review feel free to email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Our little show can be found anywhere Podcasts reside such as iTunesStitcherGoogle PlayTune InPlayer FM, etc. While you are there like, subscribe, rate, and review us if you can too!

Make sure to follow us on social media such as FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Feel free to visit our website to watch trailers, read bios, and just flat out get more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com 

You can contact us through email as well Nerds@ReelFilmNerds.com

Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #55: Harvest Horror Fest - Trick ‘r Treat

Episode #55: Harvest Horror Fest - Trick ‘r Treat

October 11, 2018

Harvest Horror Fest continues!!  Today Mysterious Mike presents his first solo cast, Trick ‘r Treat.  It is sweet, quick, and to the point.  This pod compensates for the multiple 30-minute plus podcasts lately.  Mike talks about his upcoming trip to Universal Orlando for Halloween Horror Nights, Netflix still has DVD’s, and Bad Santa.  He mostly stays on topic though.

Trick ‘r Treat is a fun horror movie that Mike should have seen by now but hasn’t.  It is 5 stories in one that all happen on Halloween night.  It has a stellar cast with good acting and will be a cult classic for years to come.  Mysterious Mike gives the film an average rating of 3 out of 5 Reels.

Thanks everyone for listening.  There are a ton of movies coming out this month and Matt and Mike are still arguing on which ones to do reviews on.  If they had time they would just do a podcast a day, too bad they are both working stiffs and don’t have the time.  This Tuesday look forward to a review of either A Star is Born, First Man, or Bad Times at the El Royale.  Chat at you next Tuesday and remember Harvest Horror Fest continues next Thursday with another cult classic horror film.


If you have a film you would like to hear Matt and Mike review feel free to email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Our little show can be found anywhere Podcasts reside such as iTunesStitcherGoogle PlayTune InPlayer FM, etc. While you are there like, subscribe, rate, and review us if you can too!

Make sure to follow us on social media such as FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Feel free to visit our website to watch trailers, read bios, and just flat out get more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com 

You can contact us through email as well Nerds@ReelFilmNerds.com

Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #54: Venom

Episode #54: Venom

October 9, 2018

Wow do we have an incredible podcast for you today! The guys have a super special guest who has extensive knowledge on the source material for the film we reviewed, Sony’s latest Marvel film Venom!  Bonus trivia this is our guest’s first podcast ever and Mike and Matt thought he did a fantastic job!  The three hosts stay on topic just about the whole pod even though it ends up running long.  That 30 minute rule seems to be broken a lot lately.  Topics include everyone’s favorite Venom host, the Venom trailer vs. the movie, Natural Born Killers, Spiderman, and of course the Venom comic book vs. the movie.

Venom was a fun action packed movie that dragged a bit during the first half of the film.  The CGI was incredible, the story was fun, and the villains were great!  Our special guest known as Lumberjack Michael is an absolute Venom fanatic and gave the movie 4.5 out of 5 Reels!!!!  He does really love Venom like no one Mike or Matt has ever met!  Mysterious Mike was surprised by the film and just like Matt does not understand why the critics are tearing it apart.  It is not a ground breaking movie but it is not hot garbage either.  Mike gives Venom 3.5 out of 5 Reels.  Matt probably for the first time ever gave a lower rating than Mike!  He gives this antihero film 3 out of 5 Reels.  He really wanted this movie to be rated R and it wasn’t.  Deadpool, his favorite comic character’s films are rated R and have done gang busters at the box office so why not make a Venom movie properly and rate it R?

This Thursday Harvest Horror Fest continues with a surprise, even for Matt, first ever solo cast by Mysterious Mike!  He reviews the 2007 horror film Trick ‘r Treat.  Thanks for hanging out with us and Mike will chat at you on Thursday!


If you have a film you would like to hear Matt and Mike review feel free to email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Our little show can be found anywhere Podcasts reside such as iTunesStitcherGoogle PlayTune InPlayer FM, etc. While you are there like, subscribe, rate, and review us if you can too!

Make sure to follow us on social media such as FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Feel free to visit our website to watch trailers, read bios, and just flat out get more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com 

You can contact us through email as well Nerds@ReelFilmNerds.com

Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #53: Harvest Horror Fest - Tusk

Episode #53: Harvest Horror Fest - Tusk

October 4, 2018

Welcome everyone to the kick off of what hopefully will become an annual event, the Reel Film Nerds’ Harvest Horror Fest!  Our first pick is probably our worst pick, but Matt tricked Mike anyways because he is a dick like that.  Today the boys discuss the disaster of a horror film Tusk by famed writer and director Kevin Smith.  The guys get off topic as always but some of the topics do relate more than others.  They discuss the Sixth Sense, going to the bathroom during a movie, production company A24, Chasing Amy, and why can’t we have DVR movie theaters? 

Tusk is just flat out a horrible movie and you really should not watch it unless you are insanely bored, insanely!!!!  It is not even hilariously bad, it’s just bad period.  Mike wanted to give it 0 Reels, but he is not that cruel, he gives Tusk 0.5 Reels out of 5.  Matt has a love hate relationship with Kevin Smith and this is one of the hate instances.  He gives Tusk 1 out of 5 Reels.    

Next Tuesday we will be reviewing the least anticipated Marvel, not MCU, movie to date Venom.  Matt is trying to get a special guest to be on who is a huge fan of Venom and what his thoughts are of his favorite comic character's latest flick.  Don’t forget Harvest Horror Fest continues next Thursday with From Dusk till Dawn.  Do us a favor and write in to let us know if you like or hate Harvest Horror Fest.  I know Mike is loving it.  Chat at you on Tuesday!


If you have a film you would like to hear Matt and Mike review feel free to email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Our little show can be found anywhere Podcasts reside such as iTunesStitcherGoogle PlayTune InPlayer FM, etc. While you are there like, subscribe, rate, and review us if you can too!

Make sure to follow us on social media such as FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Feel free to visit our website to watch trailers, read bios, and just flat out get more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com 

You can contact us through email as well Nerds@ReelFilmNerds.com

Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #52: Assassination Nation

Episode #52: Assassination Nation

October 2, 2018

Welcome back movie lovers to another episode of the Reel Film Nerds podcast!  Today we review a movie that 90% of you have never heard of, Assassination Nation.  This movie has had a limited release and was picked to go nation wide from the Sundance Film Festival.  It is not for the faint of heart, but it is an amazing film.  Mysterious Mike and Matt also talk about press conferences, the late Sen. John McCain, LGBTQ, sexting, and hackers.

Assassination Nation is a dark, gritty, and eye-opening film.  It keeps you thinking during the movie and days after you witness it.  The sets are great, the acting is amazing, and the story is incredible especially the social commentary.  Matt and Mike were both surprised by this movie and really enjoyed it.  They once again agree on a rating, 4 out of 5 Reels.  Wait is this becoming a trend?  Assassination Nation is not for everybody but if you love film this one is a must see.

Remember to tune in this Thursday when the first Reel Film Nerds Harvest Horror Fest kicks off with one of Kevin Smith’s first horror films, Tusk.


If you have a film you would like to hear Matt and Mike review feel free to email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com  Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Our little show can be found anywhere Podcasts reside such as iTunesStitcherGoogle PlayTune InPlayer FM, etc. While you are there like, subscribe, rate, and review us if you can too!

Make sure to follow us on social media such as FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Feel free to visit our website to watch trailers, read bios, and just flat out get more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com 

You can contact us through email as well Nerds@ReelFilmNerds.com

Now go out and catch a movie!

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