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Episode #143: Harvest Horror Fest - The Thing (1982)

Episode #143: Harvest Horror Fest - The Thing (1982)

October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween everyone!!!  Today is a happy and sad day.  First off it’s Halloween, one of the most fun days of the year.  Second, it is the final Harvest Horror Fest review of the season.  Today Mike Talent and No Talent Matt review John Carpenter’s classic horror film The Thing (1982).  Not thing related topics include Tool destroys at Gila River Arena, RC plane flying, and Netflix VS. movie theaters.

The Thing (1982) is an incredible Sci-Fi horror film that Matt should have watched long before 2019 but he is a giant slacker, literally giant.  The story is amazing especially the paranoia that slowly ramps us throughout the movie. It rivals the incredible monster and creature design.  Speaking of creatures, wow, just wow! They are truly out of this world, especially when you realize this film was made over 35 years ago! Kurt Russell does a particularly excellent job as a helicopter pilot, especially his decision to rock that incredible prospector hat.  Our Second Annual Harvest Horror fest has been one for the books especially for Mike Talent. He hands out another almost perfect rating for The Thing (1982) with 4.5 out of 5 Reels.  Matt also really enjoyed this movie awarding it 4 out of 5 Reels.

Next week we attempt to return to our regularly scheduled movie reviewing.  Who are we kidding we are not regular at all but you will get at least one review maybe two if Mike has time.  Our first and maybe only pod is a movie that is advertised as a return to form, Terminator: Dark Fate.  We will see and let you know if Linda Hamilton and James Cameron breathe life back into this formerly incredible franchise.  Don’t forget to tune in Monday to Magic 99.1 around 8:45AM with Leza Live to get a sneak peak of our Terminator: Dark Fate review with Matt.  Thanks for hanging out and listening to us and hopefully you get to eat lots of your kid’s candy tonight!

If you want to listen to way better podcast's don't forget to check out our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast, The Mile High Show, and Rogues Radio Podcast also based in beautiful Prescott, Arizona.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike Talent to review you can email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com, listeners we are talking to you too.

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

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Join our Facebook Fan Group so you can have a safe space to yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films too.  Don't forget we do have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #142: The Current War: Director’s Cut

Episode #142: The Current War: Director’s Cut

October 29, 2019

Welcome everyone to yet another podcast about movies!  Today your hosts’ Matt and Mike discuss a film that came in under the radar this weekend, The Current War: Director’s Cut.  Starring Michael Shannon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, and Nicholas Hoult.  With an incredible cast like that you would think there would be a whole lot of publicity.  Other topics today include Elon Musk, Harvey Weinstein, and the importance of electricity in the modern world.

The Current War: Director’s Cut is a historical docudrama about the battle of AC/DC (no, not the band) between Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Nikola Tesla.  It is not a bad movie in fact it’s a pretty decent movie it’s just nothing special.  The biggest gripe Mike and Matt both have is the historical aspects of this film and how Tesla was basically a side character when in reality he was a major reason we use AC in our homes and businesses today.  The acting is excellent, the sets are beautiful, and the cinematography is very good but the script and story could use some work.  Should you run out to the theaters to watch this movie, nope. Is it worth a watch, definitely. Just wait until it comes to one of the many streaming services or Redbox.  Mike Talent is a bit harsh on this film but we are glad to see he is getting back to his roots.  He gives The Current War: Director’s Cut 2.5 out of 5 Reels.  Matt is a bit more lenient with the historical inaccuracies awarding the film 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

Thursday AKA Halloween, the guys wrap up the 2nd Annual Harvest Horror Fest with John Carpenter’s monster classic The Thing (1982).  It is Matt’s first time watching the film all the way through!  Lastly tune in Monday to Magic 99.1 with Leza Live to find out what movie the guys are reviewing that week before the podcast drops.  Thanks for hanging out and listening to us, we will chat at you on Halloween!

If you want to listen to way better podcast's don't forget to check out our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast, The Mile High Show, and Rogues Radio Podcast also based in beautiful Prescott, Arizona.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike Talent to review you can email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com, listeners we are talking to you too.

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

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Join our Facebook Fan Group so you can have a safe space to yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films too.  Don't forget we do have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #141: Harvest Horror Fest - Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Episode #141: Harvest Horror Fest - Killer Klowns from Outer Space

October 24, 2019

Happy Birthday Matt and happy Thursday to everyone else!  Don’t be sad but our Second Annual Harvest Horror Fest is coming to a close but not yet!  This week we have an incredible classic horror B-movie, Killer Klowns from Outer Space!  Not klown related topics include pizza parties, HBO’s new Watchmen show, and Bozo the Clown.  

Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a fun horror film that knows exactly what it is and capitalizes on it.  The acting is cheesy, the premise is cheesy, and the sets are cheesy but that is what makes this movie so much fun!  The Klowns are particularly terrifying especially their face/masks. The level of detail and movement that went into them is astounding for 1988.  The real genius of the movie though really shines through in the different sets, weapons, and tools the alien Klowns use from cotton candy cocoons to popcorn guns.  Killer Klowns from Outer Space really hits all the marks for a great, fun, and unique horror film.  Mike Talent, Mr. Horror movie himself, has never seen this film until now and he loved it!  He gives it 4.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt also really enjoys Killer Klowns from Outer Space that is why he pushed Mike to have it in this year’s HHF.  He gives the movie a solid score of 3 out of 5 Reels. 

For next week, the guys are still trying to figure out what to watch and review.  Maybe a streaming movie or something in the theaters that is off the beaten path or maybe they will do two Harvest Horror Fest films. Tune in Monday to Magic 99.1 with Leza Live to find out what they settle on before the podcast drops on Tuesday.  Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for hanging out and listening to us, we will chat at you next week. 

If you want to listen to way better podcast's don't forget to check out our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast, The Mile High Show, and Rogues Radio Podcast also based in beautiful Prescott, Arizona.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike Talent to review you can email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com, listeners we are talking to you too.

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

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Join our Facebook Fan Group so you can have a safe space to yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films too.  Don't forget we do have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #140: Zombieland: Double Tap

Episode #140: Zombieland: Double Tap

October 22, 2019

Welcome listeners both new and old to another fantastical movie review by your loud mouth buddies Mike Talent and Matt Hinshaw.  Today the dismal dynamic duo discuss a sequel 10 years in the making Zombieland: Double Tap.  Not zombie related topics include Jones Soda, Mike’s criminal history, and double features.

Zombieland: Double Tap is a fun sequel to a groundbreaking horror comedy that took way too long to come out.  It’s amazing they were able to get the main cast members to reprise their roles after such a long period of time.  Especially since most of them have moved on to bigger and better films winning all kinds of awards to boot! Zomibeland: Double Tap does nothing new to add to the zombie genre or Zombieland world and that is ok.  We get a handful of new characters and places with some of the same old tropes of the previous film.  There are some really fun scenes and really annoying characters that make this just a fun film to enjoy with friends and family.  Is it going to win any awards and jump start a whole new zombie craze, nope but it was a great time with a great story and great actors what more do you want out of a zombie film?  Mysterious Mike Talent loved Zombieland: Double Tap giving it an amazing score with 4 out of 5 Reels.  Matt also really enjoyed the film but thought it did nothing new.  There were a lot of fun scenes, great acting, and immersive sets but he felt that the movie could have gone farther.  He gives it a 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

Thursday Harvest Horror fest starts winding down as we review slapstick horror comedy Killer Klowns from Outer Space.  Can you believe self proclaimed horror fanatic Mike Talent has never seen it?  Neither can we! If you want to watch it before our review it is streaming right now on Amazon Prime Video.  Thanks for hanging out and listening to us, we will chat at you on Thursday.

If you want to listen to way better podcast's don't forget to check out our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast, The Mile High Show, and Rogues Radio Podcast also based in beautiful Prescott, Arizona.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike Talent to review you can email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com, listeners we are talking to you too.

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

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Join our Facebook Fan Group so you can have a safe space to yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films too.  Don't forget we do have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #139: Harvest Horror Fest - Children of the Corn (1984)

Episode #139: Harvest Horror Fest - Children of the Corn (1984)

October 17, 2019

Happy Thursday everyone, hang in there the week is almost over.  in the meantime let the horror continue and not just the podcast but the movies we review too!  For our second Harvest Horror Fest review of the season Matt and Mike discuss the 1984 Stephen King classic Children of the Corn.  Extra special topics include The Terminator, South Park, and the streaming wars are really heating up.

Children of the Corn is a decent movie today but it is not as scary as your hosts’ thought.  The acting is passable and the script is pretty good but it just does not come off as scary unless you are like Matt and never plan on breeding then all those children are terrifying.  The atmosphere of an empty town in the middle of nowhere is captured very well. The special effects well let’s just say it was the early 80’s and they did the best they could with what they had.  It’s also difficult to watch Linda Hamilton play the victim when in the very same year she battled the first Terminator and won.  Mike the horror lover that he is was not super impressed with this classic.  He gives the film 2.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt thought Children of the Corn was just average.  There were some things that could have been better but overall it’s a passable movie.  He gives it 3 out of 5 Reels.

Next week we are doubling down on horror movies, kinda.  Zombieland: Double Tap comes out this weekend and both your hosts are very excited to watch the follow up to the 2009 smash hit horror comedy.  Thursday our Harvest Horror Fest continues with yet another classic horror film, well maybe a cult classic, Killer Klowns from Outer Space.  It is streaming right now on Amazon Prime Video if you want to watch it before next Thursday.  Thanks for listening and we will chat at you next week.

If you want to listen to way better podcast's don't forget to check out our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast, The Mile High Show, and Rogues Radio Podcast also based in beautiful Prescott, Arizona.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike Talent to review you can email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com, listeners we are talking to you too.

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

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Join our Facebook Fan Group so you can have a safe space to yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films too.  Don't forget we do have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #138: Gemini Man

Episode #138: Gemini Man

October 15, 2019

Let the two pods a week continue!  Today Mike and Matt discuss Ang Lee’s newest film starring two Will Smith’s, Gemini Man.  Topics more engaging than this film include Fargo the TV series, bingeing, and two Willy’s!

We won’t waste your time reading our show notes like we wasted our time seeing this movie, Gemini Man is not a good film.  It is not horrible but it is not worth the price of admission to a theater.  The script is just flat out awful. Matt thinks it might be because this project has bounced around Hollywood for 10 years ricocheting off of a slew of writers.  Will Smith’s acting is always great especially in both young and old roles.  Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an incredible actor but she felt under utilized in this film.  Most of the stunts and action sequences were great except one involving a motorcycle, it was complete fantasy to say the least.  The CGI young Will Smith looked great until he started talking.  There was just something really off whenever he talked.  Matt and Mike both agree you should not see this film in the theater.  Wait until it is on a streaming service you pay for or maybe rent it at Redbox but that might even be pushing it.  They both gracious award Gemini Man 2.5 out of 5 Reels.         

Make sure to stay to the end of the pod.  Matt included his interview with Leza Live and Local on Magic 99.1 that aired yesterday.  Do you like the addition of his radio interview to our podcast?  Email us and let us know!  This Thursday Harvest Horror Fest continues with the 1984 Stephen King classic Children of the Corn.  It is streaming right now on Amazon Prime Video if you want to watch it before our next episode.  Thanks for listening and we will chat at you Thursday!

If you want to listen to way better podcast's don't forget to check out our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast, The Mile High Show, and Rogues Radio Podcast also based in beautiful Prescott, Arizona.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike Talent to review you can email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com, listeners we are talking to you too.

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

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Join our Facebook Fan Group so you can have a safe space to yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films too.  Don't forget we do have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode 137: Harvest Horror Fest - Alien (1979)

Episode 137: Harvest Horror Fest - Alien (1979)

October 10, 2019

Thursday is here and that means it’s the start of our second annual Harvest Horror Fest!  This year Matt has given full control over to Mike Talent well he is picking the films we are watching if that’s considered full control.  First up is an incredible sci-fi horror classic that is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, Alien (1979), directed by the infamous Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver.  Not Alien (the film) related topics include Triple Force Friday, robot juice, and Hastings (R.I.P).

Alien is an incredible film that has stood the test of time.  It is still a very scary movie with amazing practical effects especially the Xenomorph.  The cinematography and acting do not disappoint either.  Do you think Harry Dean Stanton ever aged?  The guy always looked the same on film no matter what his age was.  If you have not seen Alien by now you need to buy it or rent it from your favorite online service now!  Mysterious Mike Talent loved Alien and thinks it’s just as good today as the day it came out in theaters in 1979.  He lovingly gives the movie 4.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt also really enjoyed Alien but thinks it has aged a bit more than he expected.  He, believe it or not, gives it a lower rating than Mike with 4 out of 5 Reels.

Next week the podcastage continues with Gemini Man directed by Ang Lee starring Will Smith.  On Thursday our second annual Harvest Horror Fest continues with another classic horror film review!  Tune in Monday to Magic 99.1 with Leza Live to get Matt’s first impressions of Gemini Man and find out what our next HHF film will be.  Thanks for listening and we will chat at you next week! 

If you want to listen to way better podcast's don't forget to check out our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast, The Mile High Show, and Rogues Radio Podcast also based in beautiful Prescott, Arizona.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike Talent to review you can email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com, listeners we are talking to you too.

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

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Join our Facebook Fan Group so you can have a safe space to yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films too.  Don't forget we do have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #136: Joker

Episode #136: Joker

October 8, 2019

Happy Tuesday everyone?  Yes we are back to two a weeks well at least for the month of October, you know what that means don’t you?  HARVEST HORROR FEST IS HERE! HHF officially kicks off on Thursday but until then you will just have to settle for one of the most controversial films in years, Joker.  Super special topics include PC America, mental illness, and super movie security.

Joker is an incredible cinematic achievement but it is not for everyone.  This film is very dark and depressing. It takes a lot of inspiration from Martin Scorsese especially his 1976 film Taxi Driver.  It is not about superheroes or villains.  It is about mental illness and what happens when you push someone too far.  Joker has no more violence than other films currently in the theaters.  The issue your hosts’ think is stirring up the controversy surrounding this film, is that the violence in Joker is more realistic than most action films like Rambo or Hobbs and ShawJoaquin Phoenix gives us another incredible performance possibly the best of his career.  If he is not nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards Mike and Matt will be extremely disappointed.  The cinematography and score are both on another level. Joker is truly the complete package, according to Matt.  He awards it a near perfect score of 4.5 out of 5 Reels.  Mike also enjoyed the film but not nearly as much. He still gives it a very good rating of 4 out of 5 Reels.

Thursday the guys kick off Harvest Horror Fest with a film near and dear to both their heart’s, Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror epic Alien.  Don’t forget to catch Matt every Monday on Magic 99.1 with Leza Live to get a sneak peak of what film we are reviewing on Tuesday.  Thanks for listening and we will chat at you next week!

If you want to listen to way better podcast's don't forget to check out our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast, The Mile High Show, and Rogues Radio Podcast also based in beautiful Prescott, Arizona.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike Talent to review you can email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com, listeners we are talking to you too.

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

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Join our Facebook Fan Group so you can have a safe space to yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films too.  Don't forget we do have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #135: Legacy - The Rock

Episode #135: Legacy - The Rock

October 2, 2019

A new month and a new Wednesday means a new podcast for your ear holes.  Today Mike and Matt get around to another Legacy Cast this one though is not a request but from Matt’s Legacy list.  Today the hosts take a look back at a Michael Bay masterpiece, according to Mike Talent, 1996’s The Rock.  Bonus topics include Mike won the lottery, we miss watching Sean Connery on the big screen, and violence in movies, music, video games etc.

The Rock is a classic 90’s action movie that helped put Michael Bay on the map as one of the best action film directors working today.  Up until The Rock he mostly directed music videos and another little action film you might have heard of Bad Boys.  The Rock is the complete package.  It has incredible acting, amazing action sequences, and a compelling story about a prison inmate no one has ever heard of.  It definitely shows it’s age compared to the modern action film but still holds up pretty well. Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage, and Ed Harris bring some of their best acting to the table with this film.  The chemistry between our two heroes is great to say the least.  Ed Harris gives us amazing nuances and dedication to his craft as a villain with honor.  His character is ultimately trying to achieve recognition for overlooked soldiers who gave all but has the wits to not add innocent blood shed to do it in the end.  Mike Talent loves this movie with a passion, almost as much as he loves Jaws and that’s saying a lot!  He gives The Rock one of his very rare perfect ratings of 5 out of 5 Reels.  Matt really enjoyed the film as well but felt it has not aged as gracefully as he remembers it.  He awards it a respectful 4 out of 5 Reels.

Next week the guys hit the theaters to watch a film that is already generating a ton of controversy and buzz, Todd PhillipsJoker starring Joaquin Phoenix.  Matt and Mike are both extremely excited to see this film and give you their honest opinions for our faithful few listeners.  If you want a sneak peek don’t forget to tune in to Leza Live on Magic 99.1 on Monday next week to hear Matt give his first impressions of the Joker.  Thanks for listening and we will chat at you next week!

If you want to listen to way better podcast's don't forget to check out our sister podcasts The Bluemilk Podcast, The Mile High Show, and Rogues Radio Podcast also based in beautiful Prescott, Arizona.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike Talent to review you can email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com, listeners we are talking to you too.

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

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Join our Facebook Fan Group so you can have a safe space to yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films too.  Don't forget we do have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Now go out and catch a movie!

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