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Episode #172: Legacy - Back to the Future

Episode #172: Legacy - Back to the Future

May 27, 2020

Merry Wednesday everyone!  Have you ever wanted to go back in time?  Ya Matt wishes he could every waking moment of his existence too.  Today we chat about an incredible, fun, and hilarious 1980's classic Back to the Future starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.  Off topics include Southpark, marketing products in film, and bullying.

What can we say Back to the Future is one of the best films ever created.  The acting is amazing, the story is thought provoking and fun, and the car oh man the iconic 1982 DeLorean is one of the greatest props ever created.  This movie hits all the right spots and never misses a beat.  The chemistry between Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd is magical!  So magical that it has inspired the creation of multiple pop culture hits such as Rick and Morty.  Alan Silvestri’s soundtrack is pure perfection, especially the main title.  Back to the Future is a true cinematic masterpiece.  Matt and Mike both love this film with a passion, if you can’t tell, and they award it a perfect score of 5 out of 5 Reels!

If you have not seen Back to the Future we implore you to fire up Netflix this instant and watch it then come back next week when we chat about it’s sequel Back to the Future Part II and the week after with the trilogies conclusion Back to the Future Part III.  Yep we committed to it.  The guys are doing a three part Back to the Future Summer Retrospective.  Thanks for checking our little review show. Chat at you next week about more time travel.


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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Go watch as many movies as you can!

Episode #171: Tributary - Extraction

Episode #171: Tributary - Extraction

May 20, 2020

Hello fellow movie buffs and listeners both new and old. Is anyone else really missing movie theaters yet? Mike and Matt are especially some of the new releases we were promised. Fear not for today’s Reel Film Nerds Podcast Matt picked a brand spanking new Netflix Original starring Chris Hemsworth, Extraction. Off topics today include CEO salaries, the Rambo franchise, and a lengthy discussion at the end of the pod about how Netflix makes money.

Extraction is a decent action film with a story that is very familiar. It is not a bad story; it has just been done over and over again in multiple different variations but better. The acting throughout the film was great. Nothing special but it was not bad either. One of the shining stars of the film is it’s location. Isn’t it nice to see Hollywood expand their filming locations outside of LA, New York, London, and Atlanta? Extraction is not a must watch for most people but you won’t be disappointed if you do. The action is very good so if you are an action buff it is well worth your time. Hopefully the guys are finally getting back on track with their opinions.  Mysterious Mike gives Extraction 2.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt who is always a bit kinder than Mike gives the kidnap action romp 3.5 out of 5 Reels.     

Mike is feeling a bit down and out being locked up at home with a brand new baby all the time. He really wants to laugh and have a good time. For next week he picked a classic that is currently streaming on Netflix, Back to the Future! We might even do a Back to the Future retrospective over the next three podcasts. What do you think? Email us and let us know if you want to hear us talk about one of the best film franchises in history. Thanks for checking our little review show. 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 #170: Legacy - American Pie

Episode #170: Legacy - American Pie

May 13, 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020! This week Mike and Matt pay their respects to all the new graduates by reviewing a film that was near and dear to them when they graduated high school. 1999’s raunchy dessert driven comedy American Pie starring Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, and Eugene Levy. Unique topics today include concerts coming back, PC culture, and high school shenanigans.

Alright no messing around let’s just get straight to it, Matt and Mike love this movie. It truly has a special spot in their hearts and it definitely affects their ratings. American Pie is a fun coming of age story with decent acting, relatable characters, and a great 90’s soundtrack. It is not politically correct especially by today’s standards and some of the gags are flat out felonies now. Foreign exchange students, bathroom pranks, and alcohol fueled parties, what’s not to like in this movie? Is this an award winning thought provoking film, no. It is a ton of fun especially to those of us who were in high school during the late 90’s. If you enjoy films by National Lampoon or 80’s era high school comedies you will enjoy American Pie. Matt and Mike are back at it again.  At least we had one week where they did not agree on a rating. The boys both give American Pie 4.5 out of 5 Reels.

Next week Matt picked the new Thor I mean Chris Hemsworth film currently streaming on Netflix titled Extraction. Why not sit down and watch it with us this week and send in your thoughts on the action packed thriller. Maybe we will even read your comments 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.

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 #169: Legacy - Bringing Out the Dead

Episode #169: Legacy - Bringing Out the Dead

May 6, 2020

Happy National hangover from Cinco day!!! Look we didn’t open this review with the end of the world maybe things are starting to turn around. Today Mike and Matt discuss a little known Martin Scorsese film Bringing Out the Dead starring Nicholas Cage. Not related topics include SGN, Cinco de Drinko, and Ghost Rider.

Bringing Out the Dead is not one of Scorsese’s best films but it is definitely not his worst either. It is a very dark and depressing story taking place over three nights as a paramedic descends into madness while being haunted by the ghosts of the people he could not save. The three different nights feel extremely different thanks to Cage’s coworkers he tours New York City with each night. One is optimistic, one is maniacal, and one is just thinking about dinner. The film production and the acting from the star studded cast is incredible. The shots are unique and beautiful each telling a different story. This is a charismatic, harrowing, and dark film that is not for everyone especially right now with the COVID-19 quarantine still going on. For the first time in five weeks Matt and Mike have different ratings! Mike was not a fan of this movie but respects it. He gives Bringing Out the Dead 3 out of 5 Reels. Matt likes this film that is why he suggested it. It is not an incredible film for him but it is enjoyable and a unique story. He gives it 4 out of 5 Reels.

Next week it’s Mike’s pick and he chose wisely! In honor of the Class of 2020 Matt and Mike are going to review a film that is near and dear to their hearts when they graduated high school American Pie.  Be prepared it will probably be a long and emotional podcast for your two hosts. American Pie is currently streaming on HBO. 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.

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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