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Episode #120: Child’s Play (2019)

Episode #120: Child’s Play (2019)

June 27, 2019

Looky looky two in one week again!  Wow, we are like butter because we are on a roll.  Today the two nerds Mike and Matt review Child’s Play (2019).  Super special added topics include hot tacos, Spawn, Crawl, Matt and Mike are old, and lastly the history of the Child’s Play franchises.

Child’s Play (2019) is a unique idea in our modern world for the infamous Chucky.  It is not a reboot but a re-imagining of a classic horror film for today’s time. The movie does not take itself too seriously adding a fair bit of humor from start to finish.  The acting is good especially Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill, the voice of Chucky, and Gabriel Bateman.  The sets are well done even the odd ones, the gore and makeup is great, and the cinematography isn’t half bad either.  With all that aside it is not an incredible must see film in the theaters but it is definitely worth a rent from Redbox or on one of the many streaming services.  Mike Talent really enjoyed himself and awards Child’s Play (2019) 3.5 out of 5 Reels.  Matt also did not hate this horror flick but he did think there were areas worth exploring more.  He gives the film an average rating of 3 out of 5 Reels.                        

Next week despite what the critics are already saying they are reviewing Yesterday, a fun unique film based kinda on the infamous band The Beatles.  If he has time friend, listener of the show, and Beatles fanatic Steve Stockmar hopefully will give us his thoughts on the film too.  We hope you continue to enjoy our podcast because we really enjoy making it for you!       

Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and don’t forget to support our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast and The Mile High Show as based in beautiful Prescott, Arizona.


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 #119: Anna

Episode #119: Anna

June 25, 2019

Hollywood finally did it listeners!!  We finally have a decent movie for the month of June!!  Today your hosts Mike Talent and Matt discuss Luc Besson’s latest spy thriller Anna starring Sasha Luss.  Bonus topics today include Stranger Things Season 3, Lone Survivor giveaway still up for grabs, and Red Sparrow.

Anna is a well written fun film with good dialogue and a great story.  The sets are great and the action was incredible. There are some odd time jumps that are difficult at first to keep up with and the cinematography was just mediocre.  Matt would like to see a few more action scenes in the film as well. Mike and Matt both agree this is a film worth spending you hard earned money on at the theater. We have a situation here that has not happened in a while, Matt and Mike agree on a rating!  They both give Anna 3.5 out of 5 Reels.                             

Hopefully we are over the hump of bad and boring summer movies for the year but honestly who knows.  The guys are going to try to review the reboot of Child’s Play next hopefully later this week.    If not next week they are reviewing a fun unique movie based around the infamous band The Beatles titled Yesterday.  If he has time friend, listener of the show, and Beatles fanatic Steve Stockmar hopefully will give us his thoughts on the film.  We hope you continue to enjoy our podcast because we really enjoy making it for you!       

Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and don’t forget to support our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast and The Mile High Show as based in beautiful Prescott, Arizona.


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 #118: Men in Black: International

Episode #118: Men in Black: International

June 20, 2019

Episode #118 is finally recorded and uploaded to annihilate your ear holes!  Sorry for being a bit late this week but Matt went to a concert down in the ever expanding valley and Mike broke his Internets on our other recording day.  Today the gents review Men in Black: International starring Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth.  Super bonus topics today include the new HBO docudrama miniseries Chernobyl, the Austin Powers films, June movie gloom, and no one has won our giveaway yet for a free digital download of the movie Lone Survivor so enter now!!

MIB: International is not an incredible film but it is not a horrible one either, it is just OK.  The sets were well done as most in the MIB franchise and the acting was passable.  The chemistry between the two leads was good but not incredible like we all know it can be, example Thor: Ragnarok.  The villains were convincing and intimidating initially. Things change later on in the film in a very predictable way.  Mike enjoyed the film more than Matt but not by much. He gives the latest MIB 3 out of 5 Reels. Matt did have a good time but kept finding flaw after flaw blaming it on the script.  He generously gives the movie 2.5 out of 5 Reels.

June so far is not a great summer movie month hopefully all that changes this weekend.  There are three films the gents want to watch but only promising to review one, Anna.  A John Wick style action flick about a government assassin.  Sounds a lot like Black Widow or one of our previous reviews Episode #7 Red Sparrow.  If there is time the guys will try to review the reboot of Child’s Play.  Mike Talent really needs his summer horror movie fix.          

Thanks for your continued support of our podcast and don’t forget to support our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast and The Mile High Show as based in beautiful Prescott, Arizona.


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 #117: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Episode #117: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

June 14, 2019

We did it!  We got two pods out in one week!  Today Mike and Matt fill an official email request from our buddy Ray who writes, “Just wondering if we will hear your opinion of the new Godzilla movie?”  Well Ray today is your lucky day, here is our review of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Bonus topics include landsharks, empty theaters, and a cartel shooting near Matt and Mike’s hometown.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a great monster movie with a massive people problem.  The story was just bad, real bad. The fight scenes between the different monsters were great!  The CGI looked good and the lighting was nice bright even at night so you could tell what was going on in the rumble.  The human side of the film was just plain awful. The acting was good but the story was cheesy and predictable. There were cutaways and human characters that made no sense why they were even in this film.  Mike and Matt only recommend you go see this movie if you really want to see some great monster on monster action, if not then by all means skip it maybe even on Netflix or Redbox. Matt generously gives the feature 2.5 out of 5 Reels.  Mike was a bit harsher with his review but not by much. He gives Godzilla: King of the Monsters 2 out of 5 Reels.

The summer movie season is kicking into high gear and the guys hope to do the same.  Next week they are going to review Men in Black International starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.  If there is money and time they hope to review the new Bill Murray and Adam Driver horror comedy The Dead Don’t Die as well.  It has a killer cast and really looks like a fun film. Lastly don’t forget to enter our contest to win a free digital download copy of Lone Survivor.  Listen to RFN Episode #116 to find out how. 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 #116: Dark Phoenix

Episode #116: Dark Phoenix

June 12, 2019

Welcome lucky faithful listeners!  Today we have an incredible episode of the Reel Film Nerds Podcast about a terrible movie, Dark Phoenix but you should still listen to this amazing podcast anyways.  Bonus topics today include bad year for nerds, you can win something, and Mike Talent falls asleep at the mic!

Dark Phoenix is a bad movie.  It is not the worst X-Men movie but it is damn close.  The acting is great for the most part but the story and the script is just awful.  They did get closer to a true adaptation of the Dark Phoenix Saga but that is not enough to save this film.  Just like the real critics in this world Matt and Mike Talent cannot recommend anyone waste their money at the theaters on this movie.  Wait until it comes out on Netflix or RedBox but even then it might not be worth your time.  Matt gives the Dark Phoenix 2 out of 5 Reels. Mike is just a bit high but not enough to make a difference, he gives the film 2.5 out of 5 Reels.

Hopefully on Thursday or Friday we will have a second pod of the week!  Yes it has been a long time since we snuck two pods in one week and it might not happen but we are going to try.  Ray from somewhere I am guessing the US emailed in!! Yes our first official email of the podcast!! It only took one year and four months but we got one so we decided to celebrate and fulfill his request ASAP.  We will be reviewing Godzilla King of the Monsters for Ray and all of you lovely listeners.  I hope this is a lesson to all of you, interact with us and we bump you right up to the front of the line.  Thanks for listening to our 116th episode and don’t forget to support local podcasting and listen to our sister podcasts The Bluemilk 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 #115: Rocketman

Episode #115: Rocketman

June 5, 2019

It’s Wednesday and that means another incredible episode of the Reel Film Nerds podcast is gracing this earth, you’re welcome.  Today Mike Talent and Matt discuss the latest music biopic based on the life of Elton John, Rocketman.  Matt starts out super off topic about attending the 9th annual local Prescott beer fest Party in the Pines. More bonus topics include what is normal, Bohemian Rhapsody, and do you have to be broken to be rich and famous.

Rocketman is a great film that attempts to be something different than your typical music biopic.  It is very depressing at times but extremely colorful as well. The acting is incredible especially from Taron Egerton and Jamie Bell.  Their chemistry together is remarkable.  The music was great, the sets were big and beautiful, and the costumes are award winning especially with how accurate they are.  Rocketman is not a perfect film by any measure it still falls into the same old formula of your typical biopic but the director, writer, and producers really did try to do something different with it.  Speaking of different Mike Talent enjoyed the film but thought it was just ok, nothing special. He prefers last year’s Bohemian Rhapsody over Rocketman giving it 3 out of 5 Reels.  Matt on the other hand really enjoyed the feature.  I know crazy right he not only sat through an entire musical but he liked it a lot.  He thinks it was better than the other film we have named too many times now. Matt gives Rocketman 4 out of 5 Reels.  

Next week we are going to watch the last Fox produced X-Men movie so you don’t have to!  Mike and Matt will let you know if this is a worthy film for the end of an era and this phase of a beloved Marvel team that is not the Avengers.  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!

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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