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Episode #84: Legacy - Bomb City

Episode #84: Legacy - Bomb City

January 31, 2019

Are you ready for your last pod of the week?  No?  Well here it is anyways.  Today your hosts Mysterious Mike Talent and drunken Matt review a little known film based on a true story, Bomb City.  The movie takes place in a small Texas town between two very different clashing social classes.  Bonus topics today include #OE4Life, SLC Punk, and your hosts’ high school days.

Bomb City is a very good film.  The story is extremely compelling and the way it was told was unique and misdirecting.  The acting was not the best by some of the supporting cast but the stars shined brightly.  The scenes were setup well and the sets looked great mostly because they were filmed on location in Texas.  The dance through the story’s timeline was unique and did not always work.  The story though is what really makes this movie great.  Mysterious Mike Talent and dumb drunken Matt both agree that Bomb City deserves 4 out of 5 Reels.

The guys are still working out what to watch for next week.  Once again the movie theaters do not have much coming out.  It is awards season so it is expected.  Don’t forget to vote for your favorite film of the year and podcast of the year for our first Poindexter Awards.  Have a nice weekend and we will chat at you on Tuesday!   

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 The Blue Milk Podcast, Code 3 Podcast, and The Mile High Show.


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 #83: Tributary - Roma

Episode #83: Tributary - Roma

January 29, 2019

It’s another Tuesday and that means you lucky listeners get another incredible Reel Film Nerds Podcast!  Today your host’s Mike Talent and boring Matt discuss a Netflix Original Film that is nominated for multiple Academy Awards including Best Picture, Roma.  Other topics include Mexico, voting for the Poindexter Awards, and Netflix movies in theaters.

Roma is a good stylistic film that has a sad and incomplete story.  It seems to not really having a beginning or an end.  It is not a bad story it is just not compelling.  The film’s cinematography is amazing but writer and director Alfonso Cuarón uses a wide-angle pan shot over and over and over.  It is incredible the first two or three times you see it, but he just does not stop using it.  Mike enjoyed Roma but feels it is just an average film.  He gives it 3 out of 5 Reels.  Matt enjoyed the film more than Mike, but he really did not like the story.  He gives the film 4 out of 5 Reels.

On Thursday the guys talk about a film most if not all of you have never heard of, Bomb City.  It is based on a true story that takes place in a small Texas town between two very different clashing social classes.  It is available to stream on Amazon Prime right now.  Have a great week and we will chat at you Thursday, same time, same place.  


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 #82: Legacy - You Were Never Really Here

Episode #82: Legacy - You Were Never Really Here

January 24, 2019

Welcome everyone!  Hang in there it is almost Friday then you can get out and catch a movie!  Today Mike and Matt review a very dark and thought-provoking film You Were Never Really Here starring Joaquin Phoenix.  Off topics include the Academy Awards, our love of Joaquin Phoenix, and equipment failures again but this time it was Mike!

You Were Never Really Here is an incredible film but again it is super dark.  Joaquin Phoenix and Ekaterina Samsonov both did amazing jobs acting. The sound design shocked Matt.  It was so incredible even on his crappy surround sound system he just couldn’t believe it. The cinematography and directing were amazing as well.  This is a must watch film but again here is another warning the subject matter is extremely dark. Matt really likes this film and thinks it should have garnered more viewings and award nominations than it has.  He gives it a great score of 4 out of 5 Reels. Mike also really enjoyed You Were Never Really Here. The darkness and subject matter did put him off just a bit, but he still liked the film a lot. He gives it 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

The guys are still trying to figure out what they want to review for next week.  The theaters are pretty light right now with new releases. Matt wants to review a couple of films that your hosts missed in the theaters because of their fairly small releases, Bomb City and Eighth Grade.  Tune in on Tuesday to see what they settle on.  Chat with you then!

Thanks for tuning in for another episode of two nerds talking about movies.  Please do us a favor and tell your friends about the RFN podcast. Don’t forget to subscribe and listen to our sister podcasts The Blue Milk Podcast, Code 3 Podcast, and The Mile High Show.


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 #81: Glass

Episode #81: Glass

January 22, 2019

Well what do we have here another Tuesday?  You know what that means it’s time for a new Reel Film Nerds podcast for your listening pleasure!  Today your hosts talk about the latest M. Night Shyamalan flick, Glass.  Matt really starts the pod out off topic, sorry, we will work on reining him in on Thursday.  The copious off topics include the new Fyre Festival documentaries, Punisher Season 2, and Matt guest stars on The Mile High Show Episode #199 and The Blue Milk Podcast’s upcoming Episode 66 about the Sith!

Mike and Mat are extremely confused about Glass.  They do not understand why the critics hate this film.  It is not the best M. Night Shyamalan movie but it is definitely not his worst.  James McAvoy’s acting is out of this world!  Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis do a great job as well especially during some nonverbal scenes.  The soundtrack is good and the cinematography is great except for a couple of times where it looked like they used a GoPro.  Your hosts both really enjoyed the movie but it is not a must see in the theaters unless you want to go to the movies because there really is not much out right now.  Mike gives Glass a respectable 3 out of 5 Reels.  Matt enjoyed the film just a hair more than Mike; he gives it 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

This Thursday the guys will finally get around to reviewing You Were Never Really Here.  If you want to watch it before the review on Thursday it is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.  Chat at you then. 

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 The Blue Milk Podcast, Code 3 Podcast, and The Mile High Show.


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 #80: Legacy - Clyde Cooper

Episode #80: Legacy - Clyde Cooper

January 17, 2019

Good day everyone!  Today Matt and Mysterious Mike have a real treat for you.  They received their first ever screener!!  Exciting right?  It is for us!  The film the guys are chatting about is titled Clyde Cooper.  It is a detective film noir murder mystery B movie that takes place in Silicon Valley.  Off topics for this episode include the Micro Machine guy, power hour, and vaping.

Clyde Cooper is an interesting story but a rough execution.  The writing is really bad and flat out doesn’t make sense at times.  The acting really could have been a lot better.  Some of the camera angles and shooting styles that were chosen to tell the story did not work.  The opening of the film is very strange and could have been completely left out or explained more.  This film just left your hosts wanting more.  It feels rushed and really could have been entertaining if it was executed right.  Mysterious Mike gives Clyde Cooper 1 out 5 Reels.  Matt is a little more generous as always because he did enjoy the story as a whole.  The premise intrigued him.  He gives the film 1.5 out of 5 Reels.

Next week your hosts return with a review of Glass the highly anticipated sequel to Unbreakable and Split.  Let’s hope all the critics are wrong and that Glass is a good movie.  We will let you know Tuesday.  Our second pod of the week on Thursday, the guys will finally get around to reviewing You Were Never Really Here after talking about it for over a week.  If you have Amazon Prime it is streaming there right now.  Watch it along with us.  Thanks for listening and we will chat at you next week.

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.


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 #79: Replicas

Episode #79: Replicas

January 15, 2019

Happy Tuesday everyone, literally it’s one of the worst days of the week.  Yes everyone says it’s Monday but we all know it is really Tuesday except for the tacos.  Today your two co-hosts review Keanu Reeves first craptastic film of 2019, Replicas.  Serious Keanu just stick with John Wick those films are incredible.  Bonus topics this week include Altered Carbon, movie critics suck, and Matt has a case of the Monday’s. 

Replicas is just an all around bad movie.  The acting was terrible, they tried to cram too many stories into an hour and 47 minute film, oh and did I mention the acting was terrible, yes?, just wanted to make sure.  If you love sci-fi, cloning, and a dystopian future just go watch the Netflix TV show Altered Carbon.  It is similar to Replicas in a lot of ways but a hell of a lot better.  Matt and Mike cannot recommend anyone to go see this film.  It’s just bad.  They both graciously give it 2 out of 5 Reels.

Coming up on Thursday the guys received their very first screener from a movie studio, Clyde Cooper.  It is a film noir crime drama based in Silicon Valley dealing with tech and deception.  If you are interested in watching it before Thursday it is available on Amazon to buy or rent.  Have a good week and 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 #78: Tributary - Bird Box

Episode #78: Tributary - Bird Box

January 10, 2019

Hi everybody!  Welcome back to the Reel Film Nerds Podcast!  Today Matt’s backup mic is working great!  Overtime even because it literally picks up every sound in the room.  Today Mysterious Mike and Matt bring you a new Tributary cast with their review of Bird Box.  Off topic topics include a new segment what are you drinking, The Walking Dead, lack of time in our lives, and lastly the first RFN awards show!

Bird Box is basically a mash up between A Quiet Place (RFN Episode #10) and The Happening.  It is an incredible thrill ride from start to finish.  The acting is incredible especially by Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich but honestly when do they not shine?  The story is very good, and the sets look great.  I think this is starting to become an issue, but both of your hosts agree Bird Box has a great showing for Mike and an average showing for Matt with 3.5 out of 5 Reels!  This is a must see sci-fi thriller even if you do not have Netflix.  Just steal a friend or co-workers login and watch it.

Next week the guys plan on watching the new Keanu Reeves film Replicas and either Bomb City or You Were Never Really Here.  Both are currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.  Thanks for your continued support of our podcast.  We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoy recording it!  Chat with you next 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 #77: Aquaman

Episode #77: Aquaman

January 8, 2019

Hi everybody and welcome to another craptastic Reel Film Nerds podcast!  Hey its been a long time since we had a truly craptastic episode and it's all Matt's fault!  He had some serious recording issues this episode, so his audio is hot garbage.  Mysterious Mike sounds great so only have the podcast is craptastic?  Back on point, something broke in his mic and he did not know it so if you skip this pod we understand just don't skip seeing Aquaman in the theaters.  The guys still had fun and got off topic probably too much while talking about Aquaman.  Extracurricular topics include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Disney taking over the world, Star Wars of course, and Marvel versus DC.

Both of your hosts loved Aquaman.  It is a fun cheesy movie with gobs of action and incredible visuals.  This is what superhero movies are supposed to be. Not all of them must be extremely serious and grounded.  Having one be an amazing popcorn action flick where the actors had tons of fun making it is refreshing. Mysterious Mike and Matt agree Aquaman is a must see in theaters basically because it is just so darn pretty!  They both give the film 4 out of 5 Reels!

This Thursday the guys talk about the Netflix movie that is exploding across the Internets, Bird Box.  They attempt to understand why it is so popular and even sparking Internet challenges. Chat at you on Thursday where we promise the audio won’t sound like crap, well less crap Matt is still co-hosting the podcast for now.


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 #76: Triple Feature

Episode #76: Triple Feature

January 3, 2019

Welcome everyone to our first Triple Feature episode.  We did our best to keep it to a half hour but failed miserably.  Today your amazing hosts Matt and Mysterious Mike reviewed Bumblebee, Welcome to Marwen, and Vice.  Extracurricular topics included wrestling actors, camera’s, and politics.  To tell you the truth they mostly kept on topic throughout each review.  Matt even reigned in Mike a couple of times if you can believe it!

We are going to try to keep our show notes short and sweet so you can spend your time listen to our pod and not reading about it.  To sum it all up quickly go see Bumblebee and Vice.  Skip Welcome to Marwen unless you are really bored and want to see Steve Carell give one of his best performances ever.  Here go our ratings if you want to skip actual podcast.  Bumblebee, Matt likes it a ton but he is a giant nerd who grew up loving Transformers.  He gives it 4 out of 5 Reels.  Mike really enjoyed it but like always is harsh with his ratings, he gives Bumblebee 3.5 out of 5 Reels.  Neither of your hosts thought highly of Welcome to Marwen.  Mike gives it 2.5 out of 5 Reels.  Matt really was let down by this film and rated it lower than Mike giving it 2 out of 5 Reels.  Our last review is Adam McKay’s Vice.  Matt really enjoyed Vice but thought some of the story telling elements were just weird and take you out of the film.  He awards Vice 3.5 out of 5 Reels.  Mike on the other hand really loved Vice awarding it his highest rating of the 3 films with 4 out of 5 Reels.

We hope you enjoyed our first Triple Feature podcast.  If you did or did not please email or message us and let us know.  Maybe we will do this again when another movie-pocalypse is upon us!  Next week Matt and Mike review Aquaman on Tuesday and another film on Thursday.  What film is the question.  Maybe that new Netflix movie everyone is losing their minds over Bird Box.  Chat at you on Tuesday!      

Thanks for tuning in for another episode of two nerds talking about movies.  Please do us a favor and tell your friends about the RFN podcast.  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


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 #75: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Episode #75: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

January 1, 2019

Welcome to 2019 everyone!  Today your insane host’s Mysterious Mike and Matt review a movie everyone in the world has probably seen but we are reviewing it anyways, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.  Matt has a full-on nerd melt down so here’s your warning.  It is not as bad as when we review a Star Wars movie, but it is pretty dang close.  Topics today also include snow, IMAX, the Universal Monsters, and finally our podcast goals for 2019.

The guys agree Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a ground-breaking film and really should be seen by everyone.  It is like watching a comic book come to life on the big screen.  The animation is out of this world, the voice acting is incredible, and the story is just a whole lot of fun to say the least.  Matt loved this movie.  There were very very minor issues with it in his eyes just enough to drop it down a little bit from a perfect score.  He awards Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse a 4.5 out of 5 Reels.  Mike also loved this film but not as much as Matt.  He is quickly becoming a film curmudgeon, and nothing is ever good enough for one of those.  He gives the animated Spider-Man flick a respectable 4 out of 5 Reels.                     

Winter Movie-pocalypse 2018 comes to a head this Thursday when your hosts attempt to review not 1, not 2, but 3, yes 3 movies in one podcast!  The 3 films in reviewed order are Bumblebee, Welcome to Marwen, and Vice.  We hope you are enjoying our attempt to watch every movie this holiday season and that our reviews are helping you to make the right choice on what to spend your money on.  Chat with you on Thursday with our first Triple Feature!

Thanks for tuning in for another episode of two nerds talking about movies.  Please do us a favor and tell your friends about the RFN podcast.  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.


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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