Reel Film Nerds
Episode #67: Widows

Episode #67: Widows

November 29, 2018

Namaste everybody and welcome to your second RFN pod of the week!  Today your hosts review Widows a slow burn Chicago based heist movie from director Steve McQueen starring Viola DavisMichelle Rodriguez, and Elizabeth Debicki.  Mike does his best to keep Matt on topic and pretty much succeeds.  Topics this episode go like this Matt hates Christmas, Mike is Matt’s brother at least in spirit, the trailer and marketing screwed this movie, and Mike’s MCU tie-in streak continues!!!

Widows is a long drawn out movie that needs to spend a bit more time in the editing bay.  The character development is great and maybe even over done.  How much development do we really need on so many side characters?  The acting was incredible especially from the three main actresses.  Mike really enjoyed Widows and thinks it is worth the trip to the theater.  He awards it 3 out of 5 Reels.  Matt was not a huge fan of the film.  He thought it was boring especially the first two acts.  He loved the acting and the story as whole but still thinks it is just an average film.  He also gives Widows 3 out of 5 Reels.   

Thanks for your continued support of our podcast.  Without you our listeners, this podcast would not exist, seriously.  Anyways do us a favor and tell your friends and family about our fun little pod especially if you hate it!  Don’t forget to subscribe and listen to our sister podcasts Rogues RadioCode 3 PodcastThe Blue Milk Podcast, and The Mile High Show.  Next week the guys review Disney’s latest animated film Ralph Breaks the Internet and a near and dear cult classic that you probably have never heard of Hackers.  Talk with 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.

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Episode #66: Green Book

Episode #66: Green Book

November 27, 2018

Welcome back kids for an amazing new episode!  Today your hosts Mysterious Mike and Matt chat about a probable movie of the year, Green Book starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen.  The guys really love this movie and cannot emphasize it enough.  It really is a must see film.  The hosts stay on topic most of the time, Matt talks about what the green book historically is and he has a neat little surprise for Mike and you, our listeners.

Green Book is just an amazing feel good film.  If it does not get nominated for a dozen Academy Awards we would be shocked.  It is a true story co-written by the son of one of the main characters.  This film does take place during a very dark time in the US’ history but it is a story that needs to be told.  The main reason history is taught throughout school is to learn from its mistakes and try not to make them again.  The acting is incredible, the story is fantastic, and the sets are beautiful.  This movie is the complete package and Mike and Matt agree they both give the Green Book 4.5 out of 5 Reels.  Maybe they need to cut back on talking to each other if their ratings keep lining up.

Thanks for tuning in for another episode of the Reel Film Nerds podcast!  Do us a favor and tell your friends, spread the love!  Don’t forget to subscribe and listen to our sister podcasts Rogues RadioCode 3 PodcastThe Blue Milk Podcast, and The Mile High Show.  Matt and Mike will return this Thursday with their review of Widows, chat at you then!


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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Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #65: Tributary - Outlaw King

Episode #65: Tributary - Outlaw King

November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  We hope you are out catching a movie today.  Nothing better to do on a holiday then spend it with friends and family at the movie theater.  Today your hosts discuss a film that is not in a movie theater and you can watch it right now on Netflix the kinda sorta sequel to Braveheart titled Outlaw King.  Matt apologizes way ahead of time, but he really gets off topic bad talking about tablets and watching movies on airplanes.  Mysterious Mike joined in forgetting to stop him being off topic.  If you are interested in tech and tablets listen, if not feel free to fast forward.

Outlaw King is an amazing film with great cinematography and incredible makeup!  The stunts and gore are so good that some scenes will haunt you well after you finish watching the film.  The acting is superb especially from Chris Pine and new comer Rebecca Robin.  The sets wow they are incredible!  Mike really loved this film he thinks everyone should go watch it except the little ones.  It is a bit much for them.  He gives it 4 out of 5 Reels.  Matt enjoyed Outlaw King as well just not as much as Mike.  He agrees that it is well worth the 2-hour runtime.  Matt gives the Netflix original 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

Thanks for tuning in for another amazing episode of the Reel Film Nerds podcast!  Do us a favor and tell your friends, spread the love!  Don’t forget to subscribe and listen to our sister podcasts Rogues Radio, Code 3 Podcast, The Blue Milk Podcast, and The Mile High Show.  We will be back next Tuesday and Thursday to discuss two new films.  There are a ton of releases this week and your hosts are still arguing about what to review.  Talk 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 #64: Overlord

Episode #64: Overlord

November 20, 2018

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Don’t fret it is a great Tuesday because 1.) RFN has an awesome new pod out and 2.) It is a short week thanks to national football and turkey day!!!  Today the boys chat about a zombie Nazi horror World War II movie that should have come out before Halloween, Overlord.  Conversation includes Wolfenstein 3D, other WW2 movies that are actually good, zombies or lack thereof, and the incredible thought-provoking comic book Über published by Avatar Press.

Overlord starts out really strong with some amazing WW2 C-47 and paratrooper scenes quickly falling apart afterwards.  The makeup is incredible, the acting is lackluster well Matt thinks so, and the story is just plain awful.  This film is clearly a rip-off of the hugely successful Wolfenstein video game franchise but fails to be as fun or as great of a story.  There are also a ton of WW2 movie stereotypes especially the characters.  It is weird having to write WW2 stereotypes, but they are quickly starting to develop in the entertainment world. 

Matt really was not a huge fan of Overlord other than the beginning scenes.  Maybe he built it up too much in his head or maybe the successful Nazi zombie franchises in existence make this one look terrible.  He gives the movie 2 out of 5 Reels.  Mysterious Mike agreed with Matt and is not a huge fan of this film.  He is still a huge fan of horror and maybe that effected his rating.  Mike gives Overlord 2.5 out of 5 Reels.

Thanks for tuning in for another episode of the Reel Film Nerds Podcast!  Do us a favor and tell your friends.  Don’t forget to subscribe and listen to our sister podcasts Rogues Radio, Code 3 Podcast, The Blue Milk Podcast, and The Mile High Show.  We will be back on Thanksgiving with our first Tributary since August, the Netflix original movie starring Chris Pine, Outlaw King AKA the sequel to Braveheart, kind of.  Chat at you 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 #63: Bohemian Rhapsody

Episode #63: Bohemian Rhapsody

November 15, 2018

Welcome, welcome, welcome to another installment of the Reel Film Nerds podcast!  Well Matt did it, he braved the Appalachian Mountains to hunt down Mysterious Mike and record a new pod.  Today the boys talk about an incredible biopic on Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody.  Can you believe it the RFN podcast made a top 40 list of the best movie podcasts on the planet?  We are at the 40th spot on the list but we made it!  You can check it out on the Feedspot blog along with all the other winners.  We are in some national company if you can believe it, we can’t.  Topics today include Mike’s wedding to Maniacal Mags, going to concerts, time travel, and our sister podcasts Rogues Radio, Code 3 Podcast, The Blue Milk Podcast, and The Mile High Show.

Bohemian Rhapsody is an amazing film peering into the life and formation of the band Queen focusing on their lead singer Freddie Mercury.  The story is great but it leaves something to be desired.  There just was not enough of Mercury’s back story or enough on the other band members.  It also checks the boxes for every band biopic trope.  The stand out performance of Rami Malek embodying Mercury is unbelievable!  If he is not nominated for an Academy Award Matt will lose his mind.  The soundtrack is incredible of course and the Live Aid scenes are so realistic it feels like you are there!  Matt and Mike both agree that this film is a solid 4 out of 5 Reels.  It is a must see in a movie theater if for nothing more than Malek’s performance and the incredible soundtrack.

The guys are back in full swing and hope to stay that way for the foreseeable future.  Next week look forward to their reviews of the Nazi zombie horror flick Overlord and a brand new Netflix original movie Outlaw King.  Thanks for sticking with us and landing us on a top 40 list.  Make sure to tell your friends about us and don’t forget to rate and review our show.  Chat at you next 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 

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

Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #62: Legacy - Last Flag Flying

Episode #62: Legacy - Last Flag Flying

November 13, 2018

Hi everyone and welcome back!  We have been on a little bit of a break the past week, but we return to you today with a vengeance!  Ok well Matt returns with a vengeance, Mysterious Mike is M.I.A. after his recent nuptials.  I am guessing he is doing this thing called a honeymoon?  Single guys like Matt will never know what that is.  Back on topic, today Matt talks about Last Flag Flying an Amazon Studio’s original starring Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, and Steve Carell.

Last Flag Flying is a very serious film that discusses a difficult but important topic.  It does get a little political here and there but how can you not when discussing the death of a young soldier?  The acting is incredible, the sets are great, but the story is what really sets this one apart.  It is nice having some well-timed and appropriate humor that helps with the very serious subject matter.  Matt really enjoyed Last Flag Flying and gives it 3.5 out of 5 Reels.    

Thank you liking, subscribing, and supporting our little pod.  Matt will do his best to wrangle up Mysterious Mike for Thursday where we will be discussing a biopic that is taking the country by storm, Bohemian Rhapsody.  Chat at you then!


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 #61: Harvest Horror Fest - Cabin in the Woods

Episode #61: Harvest Horror Fest - Cabin in the Woods

November 1, 2018

Well listeners we are sorry to say but the end is here but man is it an amazing end!  For the final episode of Harvest Horror Fest 2018 your hosts Mike and Matt discuss the comedy horror flick Cabin in the Woods.  This is one of our longer episodes but sit tight it is fun and worth a listen.  Topics include Marvel, horror tropes, Joss Whedon, Thor, Signals AZ, and we have more than 4 listeners?  How did that happen?

Cabin in the Woods is a near perfect blend of two genres.  It is fun, dramatic, and exciting to name a few.  The acting is stellar especially the little known actors that star in this film.  The story is really where Cabin in the Woods shines though.  This is a must watch film for everyone.  Mike really enjoyed it and awards the movie a near perfect score with 4.5 out of 5 Reels.  Matt truly loves Cabin in the Woods even though he is not a huge horror movie guy.  He drops the elusive perfect score with 5 out of 5 Reels!  Seriously if you have not seen Cabin in the Woods do yourself a favor and watch it.

Just a reminder listeners the coming week or two might be a little light on the podcast front.  Mike is having a lot of life things happening that I guess are more important than watching movies.  Matt will also be busy with regular work and the NAZ Suns 2018-19 season starting but he is going to try his hardest to record a few shows solo or with some special guests.  Thanks for tuning in and we hope you enjoyed Harvest Horror Fest!  We did so expect it to become an annual event.  Have a great weekend and welcome to November!


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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