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Episode #185: Tributary - Project Power

Episode #185: Tributary - Project Power

August 26, 2020

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today Mike and Matt sit down to chat about one of Netflix’s latest Original Films Project Power starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Non superhero related topics include Fortnite, movie theaters opening back up, and win a Blu-ray copy of The King of Staten Island.

Netflix has done it again, what a fun popcorn action flick! The acting was great, the sets are dark and gritty, and the CGI is the best of any Netflix Original Film. Jamie Foxx does a great job as Major, a man on a mission to find his daughter, but one of the best performances turned in was by relative unknown Dominique Fishback. A low profile TV actress, Dominique does an excellent job as a lost teenage drug dealer trying to find her way in the superhero powered New Orleans. 

Mike Talent, not knowing what to expect, really loved this film! He gives it a high rating of 4 out of 5 Reels. Matt also enjoyed Project Power giving it an above average rating of 3.5 out of 5 Reels. If you have Netflix and some time to spare (who doesn’t right now) then this movie is perfect for you.

Next week we are holding back on going to the theaters, for now. The boys are spending $25 each to catch a brand new movie Bill & Ted Face the Music. For you youngsters out there the original two films are cult classics and the role Keanu Reeves was born to play! Don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a free Blu-Ray copy of The King of Staten Island. Thanks for listening 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.

Go watch as many movies as you can!

Episode #184: Legacy - Public Enemies

Episode #184: Legacy - Public Enemies

August 19, 2020

Welcome movie lovers! Today we dip into our fan requests and review the 2009 depression era gangster film starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, Public Enemies. Not gangster topics include YouTube, $0.15 movies at AMC, and we have a Blu-ray giveaway to enter!

This film is a perfect example of a great gangster film with one major issue, it’s long! Bale and Depp perfect the cat and mouse game with their historical representations of Melvin Purvis and John Dillinger. The costuming is excellent along with the sets and gun fights. The cars are absolutely stunning! They even use them properly with period accurate getaways and shootouts. The supporting cast is fantastic including the likes of Jason Clarke, Giovanni Ribisi, and Marion Cotillard, to name a few. If you have not seen this film yet you are missing out. Public Enemies is currently streaming on Netflix. Mysterious Mike gives the film 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt, ever the lenient one, gives the gangster shoot 'em up 4 out of 5 Reels.

Next week is Mike’s pick. He decided to continue our exploration of new Netflix Original films with Project Power starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Don’t forget to listen to the whole pod and enter our giveaway for a free Blu-Ray copy of The King of Staten Island. Thanks for listening 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.

Go watch as many movies as you can!

Episode #183: Tributary - An American Pickle

Episode #183: Tributary - An American Pickle

August 12, 2020

Another week and another podcast for your listening pleasure. Today Mike and Matt dip into yet another streaming service to watch the first HBO Max Original film An American Pickle starring Seth Rogen and Seth Rogen. Extra topics include PSL, portrait mode, and do we really need more streaming services?

An American Pickle is definitely a movie. It is not a good movie, it is not a terrible movie, it’s just a movie. The premise is hilarious with tones of the hit TV show Futurama and the slapstick goofiness of an Adam Sandler comedy but it just doesn’t deliver. In fact the movie gets down right mean and cruel towards the end. It is a dark comedy but sometimes the darkness is just upsetting and not funny. Is this the film to force your hand to subscribe to yet another streaming service?  No, definitely not. If you have the time plus a subscription to HBO Max and want to watch Seth Rogen play against himself in what could have been a very funny film, then sure why not sit down and watch this one. Matt and Mike suggest you don’t. Mike Talent gives An American Pickle 2 out of 5 Reels. Matt getting back to normalcy gives it a smidge high score with 2.5 out of 5 Reels.

Next week, as of right now, we plan on watching the Johnny Depp and Christian Bale cops and robbers biopic Public Enemies currently streaming on Netflix. Thanks for listening to our pod, hopefully you enjoyed it as much as we did. 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.

Go watch as many movies as you can!

Episode #182: Tributary - Extinction

Episode #182: Tributary - Extinction

August 5, 2020

Happy Wednesday everyone! Mysterious Mike Talent finally picked a film for review this week. Another Netflix Original and this one is a couple of years old. The SciFi thriller Extinction starring Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan. Other topics include Four Peaks releases their Pumpkin Porter early, SpaceX splashdown, and what order to watch the Star Wars films.

This is the first time in a while the guys do not agree on a film. Mike really enjoyed Extinction, especially the story. Matt on the other hand thought the only thing worth while in this film is the huge slap in the face twist. The acting was subdued and nothing special.  The computer generated imagery was awful, especially one scene towards the end of the movie. If you are not into SciFi and big Twilight Zone style twists you might want to pass on this film, if you ask Matt. Mike on the other hand thinks it is definitely worth a watch being only 90 minutes long and easily available on Netflix. He graciously awards the film 3 out of 5 Reels. Matt uncharacteristically with a lower rating gives Extinction 2 out of 5 Reels, barely.

Next week we plan on having a newer movie review and giveaway! We were lucky to be contacted by the studio that produced The King of Staten Island and they will be providing us with some giveaway copies. Make sure to listen to next weeks episode for your chance to win. Thanks for listening to our pod, hopefully you enjoyed it as much as we did. 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.

Go watch as many movies as you can!

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