Reel Film Nerds
Episode #114: Brightburn

Episode #114: Brightburn

May 29, 2019

Another week has come and gone and you know what that means a new Reel Film Nerds podcast!  On this week’s hump day Mean Mike Talent and Amazing Matt review another superhero movie but there is a catch, this is a horror/thriller superhero movie.  Brightburn brought to you by the Gunn brothers puts a dark spin on the Superman origin story to say the least. Extra topics include growlers, nerds are now cool, and of course the rise of superhero films in mainstream media today.

Brightburn is an intense superhero thriller that starts out slowly and quickly ramps up the fear and violence.  It is a gritty, dark, and gory film even cringeworthy at times. The acting is excellent especially from Elizabeth Banks and Jackson A. Dunn. Mike and Matt both recommend you go out and see this movie especially if you like horror or superhero films.  Matt really loved the take on the classic origin of Superman. It reminded him of the DC comic publications known as the Elseworlds and the Marvel comic book series What If?  He gives Brightburn 4 out of 5 Reels.  Mean Mike Talent also enjoyed this thriller just not as much as Matt.  He can be very harsh especially in his old age. Mike gives Brightburn 3.5 out of 5 Reels.  

Next week we are going to be talking about the Elton John biopic Rocketman starring that kid from the Kingman’s movies Taron Egerton who actually sings John’s songs in the film unlike some other recent biopic that was nominated for a bunch of awards, sorry rant over.  Don’t forget to support local podcasting and listen to our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast and The Mile High 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!

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

Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #113: Summer Blockbusters w/ The Mile High Show & The Bluemilk Podcast

Episode #113: Summer Blockbusters w/ The Mile High Show & The Bluemilk Podcast

May 24, 2019

Happy Friday!!!!!  Today we have a special swapcast episode of the Reel Film Nerds podcast.  Matt joined fellow local podcaster’s Matt Santos of The Mile High Show podcast and Dirk VandenBerg of The Bluemilk Podcast to talk movies, theaters, and Summer Blockbusters at The Raven Café in beautiful downtown Prescott, Ariz.   Thanks Mr. Mile High Show for inviting Matt to be on your podcast and buying him plenty of drinks!

Next week we are going to be talking about James Gunn’s superhero horror movie Brightburn and maybe another movie if Mike, I mean the hosts have time.  Support local podcasting and make sure to listen to our sister podcasts that talk about amazing topics as well probably even more amazing than our topic, nah movies are pretty damn amazing, The Bluemilk Podcast and The Mile High 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 #112: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Episode #112: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

May 22, 2019

Wednesday is now the Reel Film Nerds’ NEW PODCAST DAY, well for now it is. Boy do we have a good one for you today too.  The latest installment of one of the best modern action movie franchises, John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum.  Bonus topics start out with vacations, sister podcasts, pants, and slugs not the creature but the round.

John Wick is a staple in the action movie world.  It is quickly becoming one of the most consistent action franchises of our generation.  It is over the top with its action and brutality but is also shot beautifully. How much farther can they really push the action after this film?  It was just incredible! The world of John Wick and The Continental continues to grow as well which is a nice touch. Matt would have liked to seen more world building which I am sure there will be more in the recently announced John Wick 4.  Mike loves the John Wick series. It is one of his favorite film franchises of all time and this latest installment is his favorite. He gives John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum 4.5 out of 5 Reels.  Matt also likes the John Wick films a ton especially the incredible action and the introduction of new characters and locales.  He gives the film 4 out of 5 Reels.

Next week we are going to be talking about James Gunn’s superhero horror movie Brightburn and maybe another movie if Mike, I mean the hosts have time.  Support local podcasting and make sure to listen to our sister podcasts that talk about amazing topics as well probably even more amazing than our topic, nah movies are pretty damn amazing, The Bluemilk Podcast and The Mile High 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 #111: Tributary - Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Episode #111: Tributary - Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

May 15, 2019

Happy, in words of friend of the show Jamie De Jesus, “HUMP DAY!” Today the guys barely got an episode recorded thanks to their busy lives but they did, go them!  It’s a nice little Tributary Cast review of the Netflix Original Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron. Extracurricular topics include film festivals, Mike being out of town, and Jon Wick.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is not the film the guys were expecting.  It is not a bad film but it is not an incredible film either.  It is really hard to watch a film about a serial killer even without the filmmakers showing the murders.  Zac Efron was cast perfectly and delivers a fantastic performance. Matt thinks the first hour of the film jumps around way too much and doesn't make a whole lot of sense.  The second half is where this movie really shines but still does not live up to his expectations. Mike on the other hand really enjoyed the movie and thinks you should watch it.  They both agree if you are going to watch this film you should watch the companion documentary Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes also streaming on Netflix.  They really do add to each other and tell you most of the true story of Ted Bundy and his victims.  Matt thought this film was just average at best and awards it 3 out of 5 Reels. Mike enjoyed it a bit more than Matt but not a whole lot more.  He awards the film 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

Our weekly podcasting slump continues sorry everyone.  The guys are just too busy and have way too different schedules so they are sticking to one pod a week, for now.  Next week the summer movie deluge continues with John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.  Mike might be utterly exhausted but they are going to talk about it anyways.  How can you not? If you are itching to hear someone else talk about equally amazing topics don’t forget to listen to our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast and The Mile High 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 #110: Hellboy (2019)

Episode #110: Hellboy (2019)

May 8, 2019

What another episode on Wednesday not Tuesday or Thursday?  What the hell is going on with the Reel Film Nerds? Well you need to listen to this episode where we also review the 2019 version of Hellboy.  Extracurricular topics include IMAX, Southpark, and cameras to name a few.

Hellboy (2019) is not as bad as the critics make it out to be but on the other hand it is not a masterpiece.  The CGI at times is bad, real bad. The acting is ok but mostly comes off as the actors just collecting a check.  The costumes work well and look good especially David Harbour as Hellboy. The story can be very busy and jump all over yet also drags at times.  Basically it is a hot mess. It was nice finally getting an R rated Hellboy film but they really went over the top with the blood and gore almost to the point where it’s just annoying.  Mike Talent liked Hellboy (2019) but thought it was just average giving it 3 out of 5 Reels.  Matt was not as huge of a fan. He did not hate the film but did not think it was anything special either.  He gives it 2.5 out of 5 Reels.

Next week we hope to squeeze out a Tributary on the new Netflix film based on Ted Bundy Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron.  If you listened to the pod Mike and Matt are really having a tough time connecting to record.  Their schedules are just so different right now especially with the huge time difference. They will continue recording just not twice a week for now.  If you are itching to hear someone else talk about equally amazing topics don’t forget to listen to our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast and The Mile High 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.


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 #109: Avengers: Endgame

Episode #109: Avengers: Endgame

May 1, 2019

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh it’s finally here!  Avengers: Endgame!!!  If you can’t tell we are crazy excited for this one.  We are pretty sure you already watched it and a million reviews of the film on YouTube by now but guess what here is another one but from the podcast that literally ties every single movie they watch to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Today we are doing things a little different.  This truly is an end of an era and you know how much we love the MCU.  We love it almost as much as Matt loves Princess Leia in her metal bikini.  This is a long pod, almost an hour and a half. Yes that is not long for most podcasts but we are not most podcasts.  We understand everyone has lots of other things to do in life and that’s why we really try to stick to our half hour time slot.   Today the first half hour is an MCU retrospective with all kinds of fun questions by both your hosts. The last hour is our spoiler filled review.  We warn you right when we start the review about spoilers and we do not hold back at all! We spoil the whole movie right from the start of our review.  You have been warned!

Mike and Matt both love Avengers: Endgame with a passion.  As a stand alone movie without the rest of the MCU maybe it’s not great but as the end cap to an incredible generation of films it is incredible!  Definitely a must see in theaters at least once if not more. Do yourself a favor and try to see it when there is little to no people there to ruin the experience.  Matt and Mike both give Avengers: Endgame a perfect score with 5 out of 5 Reels.      

Hopefully we didn’t make your ear holes bleed it’s just seriously such an incredible movie setting a new bar for the term blockbuster movie.  Mike and Matt are not sure what they will review next week. Probably a Legacy cast and a Tributary. If you are itching to hear someone else talk for a while don’t forget to listen to our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast and The Mile High Show.  Chat at 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!

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