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Episode #152: Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker

Episode #152: Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker

December 27, 2019

Thank the Maker!!!  It’s here our review of Matt’s reason to live, Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker!!!  If you can’t tell we are just a tad excited to chat with you about the last installment in the Skywalker saga.  Additional topics include Christmas, blue glowies, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is incredible! 

Star Wars: Episode IX is a great film and answer to Rian Johnson’s disaster that is The Last Jedi.  We are not going to spoil this film here but we do follow our new structure and spoil it after our Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-in.  Hopefully you have watched Episode IX at least once by now.  The acting is great, the script can be a real mess, and the action is nonstop!  If you are even a casual movie goer or Star Wars fan this is a must see film in the theaters.  Thank you J.J. Abrams for saving this beloved franchise with Star Wars Episode IX.  Don’t listen to the critics on this one they are wrong, really wrong.  Matt and Mike clearly are not critics because they loved this movie. Mike Talent came out of the gate swinging giving Episode IX a near perfect score with 4.5 out of 5 Reels.  Matt is a little lower but not by much and he is super critical of something he loves so dearly.  Matt gives Episode IX a respectable 4 out of 5 Reels. 

Next week the guys hit the theaters to see a film that is being praised by fans and critics alike Uncut Gems starring Adam Sandler in a very serious role.  Thanks for tuning in and listening to Mike and Matt ramble on about movies.  Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!


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.

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Now go out and catch a movie!

Episode #151: Pre Star Wars Episode 9 Predictions

Episode #151: Pre Star Wars Episode 9 Predictions

December 18, 2019

Welcome everyone to a super special bonus podcast from your Reel Film Nerds!  Today Matt is quizzed by Mike Talent about his predictions, desires, and outcome for the latest film of a franchise that is more important to Matt than sleep Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker!!  Sorry to disappoint but there are not any off topics, what are you drinking, or MCU tie ins just all Wars talk!  Those will all wait for our review of the film next week. If you want to hear Matt’s first impressions and brief thoughts on the latest epic space opera tune in Friday December 20, 2019 between 8:45AM - 9:15AM Arizona time to Leza Live and Local on Magic 99.1.  You can also click this LINK right HERE to listen live online anywhere in the world!

Next week it’s the big one, the final one, Matt’s reason to live, Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker review!!  How many times are you going to watch it in the theater?  Thanks for hanging out with us we do appreciate it. Have an incredible Christmas!!


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 #150: Jumanji: The Next Level

Episode #150: Jumanji: The Next Level

December 18, 2019

We did it!  The boys finally watched and reviewed a film in the theaters after a two week hiatus thanks to Matt not knowing how to read.  This week Mike and Matt sit down with a supercalifragilistic guest and animal expert to finally review Jumanji: The Next Level.  Off topic topics include harsh reality of social media, animals: fact versus fiction, and a bun in the oven, wait what?!?!  Buckle up you are in for a fun double sized RFN pod!

Jumanji: The Next Level is a film most of us were expecting if you watched Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.  It is just more of the same but bigger and badder like most sequels in the world.  More characters, more action sequences, and bigger sets all help bolster the film. The story is nothing special even bad at times and the impressions could be improved well most of the impressions.  It was great to see the return of all the characters and actors from the previous movie but this sequel in the end feels like a cash grab. Should you go out and watch Jumanji: The Next Level in theaters, according to Mike, Matt, and their guest nope.  It is not worth it, just wait for a streaming or rental service to see it.  Again it is not a bad movie it is just mediocre at best. If you can’t wait for Star Wars Episode IX then sure you won’t be disappointed but you won’t be impressed either.  If you can believe it Matt and Mike both agree again! Jumanji: The Next Level earns a 2.5 out of 5 Reels.  Our super special guest is a tiny bit more lenient awarding the film 3 out of 5 Reels.

Next week it’s the big one, the final one, Matt’s reason to live, Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker review!!  But wait there’s more, our next podcast before our big review of The Wars is a Rise of Skywalker predictions and guesses episode suggested by RFN superfan Steve Stockmar and implemented by Mysterious Mike.  Thanks for tuning in we hope you enjoyed our guest and chat with you later this week!


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 #149: Legacy - Wish Man

Episode #149: Legacy - Wish Man

December 11, 2019

Sorry everyone but Matt messed up bad last week.  He claimed we were reviewing Jumanji: The Next Level but regretfully it’s not out yet.  He was honestly looking at the wrong week on the release calendar.  Don’t hate him more than usual. Instead there was an exciting new Netflix release last week of a film made in Prescott, Wish Man.  Not Wish Man related topics today include Die Hard, Blanton’s Bourbon, and the incredible beauty of northern Arizona.

Wish Man is an extremely well acted and written film based on the life of Prescott hero Frank Shankwitz founder of Make a Wish.  Frank’s story is very emotional on many levels both good and bad.  The sets are beautiful and perfect for the time period. If you live or have experienced much of Prescott, Ariz. you will recognize most if not all of the locations they used.  There are a handful of minor missteps in the film. A couple of the flashbacks were not presented well and came off confusing. The child actors did well but could have been better.  They are kids and we are sure they did their best so you can’t hold it against them. In the end Mike and Matt both agree Wish Man is a must see film.  Go watch it now and tell everyone you know to watch it too.  Hopefully this is not becoming a trend for the guys but they agree on a rating for the second week in a row!  Matt and Mike both give Wish Man 4.5 out of 5 Reels.

Next week the guys will finally return to the theaters to watch the sequel to the 2017 surprise hit Jumanji: The Next Level, honest that is what we will be reviewing and hopefully with a special guest, Mrs. Talent!!  Thanks for hanging out with us and we will chat at you next week.


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 #148: Tributary - The Irishman

Episode #148: Tributary - The Irishman

December 4, 2019

Welcome to December everyone!  You can now safely decorate for Christmas, thank you to everyone who waited.  This week the guys stayed home and watched the biggest film release of the long holiday weekend Martin Scorsese’s latest gangster film The Irishman.  Extra special topics today include de-aging, Mike and Matt throw shade at each other, and structure?

The Irishman is an incredible film with a great story saturated with history.  It is classic Scorsese at his best!  Yes it is a long film, very long but worth it.  Do yourself a favor and try to watch it in one sitting.  It will be difficult, especially with the ease of streaming shows and movies today but it is honestly the best way to watch The IrishmanRobert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci do we really need to say more?  They were just incredible along with the excellent and vast supporting cast.  The de-aging effects were well done for the most part. There are a few times when the effect doesn’t look quite right but overall it is remarkable what film makers can do today.  The Irishman is a great film and well worth a watch.  If you have it in a theater near you definitely see it there but it is in super limited release.  This movie for sure will be making waves at the Academy Awards early next year. Matt and Mike in the extremely rare occasion agree on a rating giving Scorsese’s latest masterpiece 4 out of 5 Reels.

Next week the guys return to the theaters to watch the sequel to the 2017 surprise hit Jumanji: The Next Level.  What did you think of our attempt at a structured podcast?  Let us know in the emails, the social medias, or carrier pigeon.  Thanks for hanging out with us 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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