Reel Film Nerds
Episode #168: Tributary - Code 8

Episode #168: Tributary - Code 8

April 29, 2020

Welcome kiddos! Are you sick of watching TV, movies, and listening to the Reel Film Nerds podcast yet? No? Great, neither are we so here is a fresh one for your ear holes. Today Mike Talent and Matt checked out an independent Sci-Fi film that Netflix purchased recently Code 8. Not Code 8 topics include Zoom Meetings, the joys of breeding, and Parks and Recreation.

Code 8 is a really great fun action packed Sci-Fi movie. It is perfect right now to help keep your mind off being stuck inside. It takes place in an alternate universe where a percentage of the population basically has superpowers. Oh and there are these sick robots that were created to help police the troublemaker supers. The story and the special effects are the absolute best part of this film. It is astonishing what they were able to do on an independent  budget. The acting well it's a little rough.  It is not awful by any means it just could have been better. Mike and Matt really enjoyed this film and do suggest you sit down and watch it. Regretfully though they keep landing on the same rating!! This week makes 5 reviews in a row where they agreed, so boring! They both give Code 8 a respectable 3 out of 5 Reels.

Next week is Matt’s pick and boy did he grab a great watch. It is a film by a little director you might have heard of Martin Scorsese. The film though is one you might not have heard of. It is from 1999 titled Bringing Out the Dead. If you have Amazon Prime it is currently streaming on Prime Video for free. Why not sit down this week and watch it then email us your thoughts on the film. We will even read them on the pod! Thanks for checking our little review and booze show.  Why not do us one more favor and help spread the love by telling your friends and family to listen too!  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.

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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 #167: The Rhythm Section

Episode #167: The Rhythm Section

April 22, 2020

Is it just us or are the days starting to really blend together?  Well at least today is going to be different, we have a brand spanking new episode of the Reel Film Nerds podcast for you!  In this pod Mike and Matt talk revenge, spies, and the Green Lantern? when they review The Rhythm Section starring Blake Lively and Jude Law.  Way off topics include Shudder, buying a new TV, and washing dishes.

The Rhythm Section is a great film with lots of twists and turns and excellent acting.  Blake Lively especially excels at the many different ways her character is portrayed from girl next door to junkie to badass assassin.  Jude Law also does an excellent job being the strong willed and almost hated former spy training Lively’s character and taking advantage of her naivety.  One incredible scene of the film really sticks out to your two hosts, a car chase.  It is your typical car chase but the way it was shot puts you in the passenger seat for the whole chase.  There are no overhead shots or scene setting exteriors, just a fun ride with a scared Lively trying to escape.  Matt and Mike are on a roll!  Again they agree on a rating both awarding The Rhythm Section 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

Congratulations to our winner’s and enjoy your copy of The Rhythm Section while practicing social distancing.  Special thanks goes out to Paramount Pictures for supplying us with digital codes to share with you our loyal listeners.  For everyone who entered our contest thank you for your support.  Next week Mike and Matt talk about a new Netflix Original Sci-Fi film Code 8.  Thanks for downloading our pod and help spread the love by telling your friends and family to listen too!  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 #166: Legacy - Road to Perdition

Episode #166: Legacy - Road to Perdition

April 16, 2020

Welcome everyone to pandemic day number ah who cares it's way too many already.  Today we continue visiting films from Mike and Matt’s past with an amazing prohibition era gangster father and son film Road to Perdition starring Tom Hanks, Jude Law, and Paul Newman.  Special topics today include genre blending, Tiger King, a movie giveaway, and bidet’s.

Road to Perdition is an incredible film and a must watch if you have not seen it already.  It’s currently streaming on Netflix.  The cinematography is award winning, the casting is spot on, and the acting is on another level.  Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, in his final role, play off of each other very well especially when they switch from friend to foe.  Child actor at the time Tyler Hoechlin is incredible as the son of Mike Sullivan, Hanks, who witnesses a bit too much of his father’s work.  Hoechlin has expanded his career greatly in the past 18 years and it is well deserved.  Mike and Matt cannot give enough praise to this film. It is Sam Mendes’ second film after American Beauty and he has truly become one of the greatest directors working today.  Mike and Matt both award 2002’s Road to Perdition 4.5 out of 5 Reels.  

We have some exciting news for next week's podcast.  We are reviewing The Rhythm Section starring Blake Lively and giving away free copies of the film during next week’s review!  Listen to this week’s pod to find out how you can win (hint it’s at the end of the show).  Thanks for downloading our pod and don't forget to tell your friends to listen too! 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 #165: Legacy - The Stoned Age

Episode #165: Legacy - The Stoned Age

April 8, 2020

Hi everybody!  We hope everyone is staying safe and locked up in their homes watching movies and listening to podcasts.  Today Mysterious Mike Talent and Matt Hinshaw review a classic film from their high school days, The Stoned Age.  Bonus topics include ex girlfriends, baseball coming back, and coming of age films.

The Stoned Age is a fun comedic story about a pair of high school buddies cursing town in the blue torpedo looking to party and find some chicks.  There have been some incredible coming of age movies since this film came out but The Stoned Age was a pioneer with Dazed and Confused for the genre in the mid 90’s.  The plot is fun and takes a couple of wild turns especially when the floating eyeball is introduced.  The acting is decent. It is rough at times but a lot of these actors were very young and early in their careers so you have to cut them some slack.  It is not really a stoner comedy, The Stoned Age is more about getting into trouble on a Saturday night by friends, cops, and parents.  To put it lightly it is not a politically correct film and probably would not be made today.  Is this a must see film, probably not. It is a fun romp and a perfect film to revisit for your hosts during our current home lock downs.  It is worth a watch if you are having a few drinks late at night trying to avoid the news. Mike and Matt both agree this movie is probably pulling a lot of nostalgia for their ratings.  They both award the film 3 out of 5 Reels.

Next week who knows what we are reviewing.  It is Mike’s turn to pick a film. We went over several options on the podcast so you will have to wait until next week to find out what he picks.  Thanks for downloading our pod and don't forget to tell your friends to listen too! 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 #164: Legacy - Clue (1985)

Episode #164: Legacy - Clue (1985)

April 3, 2020

Check it out a new Reel Film Nerds podcast!  I guess it’s better late than never right? With the world coming to an end and a new life for one of our hosts it is tough to be on a schedule every week.  Matt and Mike promise to continue to do their best to put out a weekly film review even though movie theaters are shut down. This week Matt and Mike review a classic film from 1985, Clue currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.  Bonus topics include poverty, slapstick comedies, and streaming fatigue, really Mike fatigue?

Clue is an iconic fun comedy that everyone needs to enjoy.  The script is nothing special and it is definitely not for our current PC culture.  Where this board game based movie really excels is it’s performances especially Tim Curry.  His over the top acting is a true delight to behold.  Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn, and Michael McKean also bring a ton to this ensemble comedy but Curry is definitely the star.  The whodunit story is tried and true with a few twists and turns thrown in but it is nothing you haven’t seen before.  It is not an incredible story but it is a lot of fun especially the multiple endings. Mike and Matt both really enjoyed this nostalgic film from their childhoods both awarding it 4 out of 5 Reels.

The pandemic and movie theater apocalypse continues so your hosts have no choice but to continue visiting classic comedies from their youth to try to help everyone stay in good spirits.  Next pod Mike and Matt will review another comedy but his one is from 1994. The Stoned Age takes place over a single night in the 1970’s following two stoners cruising LA looking for chicks.  It is currently available to stream for free on Vudu so why not sit down and watch it with us this week? Thanks for downloading our pod and don't forget to tell your friends to listen too!  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!

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