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Episode #201: Legacy - Die Hard Revisited

Episode #201: Legacy - Die Hard Revisited

December 23, 2020

Happy Festivus everyone! Today Mike and Matt fulfill one of their promises, they revisit the Christmas action classic Die Hard starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. We first reviewed it for Episode #74 on Christmas Day 2018. Off topics today include Matt breaks his new phone, architecture, and lots of trivia. 

If you have not seen Die Hard and you are listening to our podcast then shame on you! Die Hard is an incredible film that both of your hosts love. The acting is great, the stunts are big and bold, and the sets are engrossing. Basically this movie is the complete package on top of being a Christmas movie. Mike again gives Die Hard a perfect rating with 5 out of 5 Reels. Matt a tad lower like the original review awards the film 4.5 out of 5 Reels.

The guys are taking next week off because Mike Talent is gone on his third vacation of the year, must be nice. We will return in the new year with a new film Wonder Woman 1984, finally! Don’t forget to stay to the end of the pod to hear Matt’s debate with Leza Live about Die Hard definitely being a Christmas movie. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from all of us at the Reel Film Nerds podcast! (FYI it’s just Matt and Mike, mostly Matt though.) Thank you for another year supporting our podcast.


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Episode #200: Tributary - Scrooged

Episode #200: Tributary - Scrooged

December 16, 2020

Welcome everyone to Reel Film Nerds Podcast 200! Shocking that we made it all the way to 200 episodes. Today Mike and Matt continue their holiday movie reviews with 1980’s comedy gold Scrooged starring Bill Murray. A handful of our many off topics include a house fire, The Chive, TV’s, and LCD’s.

Scrooged is a must watch retelling of the classic Christmas story by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. Bill Murray plays one of his most iconic and dramatic roles, Frank Cross, a cynical TV executive wronging his employees and former girlfriend right before Christmas. The star studded cast includes Karen Allen, John Forsythe, and Carol Kane. This film is a comedy but a very dark comedy. The story is great, the special effects, mostly practical, still hold up well today, and the sets are perfect. The three ghosts of Christmas are memorable and unique compared to other tellings of this tale. Scrooged is a holiday classic Mike and Matt watch every year and you should too. Mike gives Scrooged 4 out of 5 Reels. Matt a tad lower awards the film 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

Next week the guys review a movie they have reviewed before. They promised it would make it’s return annually around Christmas, the skyscraper action spectacular Die Hard starring Bruce Willis and Reginald VelJohnson. Don’t forget to email us and enter our latest movie giveaway courtesy of Paramount Pictures, the brand new film The Stand In starring Drew Barrymore and Michael Zegen. Merry Christmas and thanks for your support of our podcast.


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!

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Episode #199: Fatman

Episode #199: Fatman

December 9, 2020

Let the holiday movie reviews continue! This week Matt and Mike chat about a new Christmas film Fatman starring Mel Gibson and Walton Goggins. Non holiday topics include Sons of Anarchy, shipping container homes, and the Paramount Network.

Have you heard about this epic tale featuring Santa Claus before today? New movies are rolling out on a weekly basis but since the pandemic you really don’t hear much about them. Matt and Mike sure do miss the movie theater especially all the trailers for the new films.

Back on topic Fatman is a very unique action and revenge story about one of the most beloved fictional icons in the world Santa Claus. Mel Gibson plays a not so fat Fatman trying to keep his struggling business going with a government contract. Walton Goggins, an assassin wronged by the man in red, is hired to take the Fatman out by a vengeful spoiled kid.

The acting was mostly great. Gibson and Goggins delivered and then some but the naughty kid played by Chance Hurstfield could use some work. The story is a very fun and comedic topic but there wasn’t a ton of comedy. It is an action movie but most of the action is crammed into the last thirty minutes. Mike and Matt both agree this is a great new holiday film that is worth a watch. Mike awards Fatman 3 out of 5 Reels. Matt almost always with the better rating gives the picture a 4 out of 5 Reels.

Next week for episode #200!!!! Matt and Mike review a holiday comedy classic starring Bill Murray, Scrooged. Don’t forget to email us and enter our latest movie giveaway courtesy of Paramount Pictures, the brand new film Wander starring Aaron Eckhart and Tommy Lee Jones. Merry Christmas and thanks for your support of our podcast.


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!

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Episode #198: Legacy - Gremlins (1984)

Episode #198: Legacy - Gremlins (1984)

December 2, 2020

Welcome back everyone, did you miss us? The boys are going to try something new for December. Much like our Harvest Horror Fest, for December we are going to chat about Christmas movies! They start off a possible tradition with a bang chatting about the Christmas classic Gremlins (1984). Off topics include limos, breeding, and stimulus TV’s?

Gremlins (1984) is an instant holiday classic where a son receives one of the worst Christmas presents imaginable. It requires not breaking three rules which we all know teenagers have a hard time not doing. What is Gremlins (1984), is it a comedy, a kids movie, a horror movie? Matt and Mike say yes, it’s a  successful combination of all three. The acting can be rough at times and the film does come off as dated but it still is a ton of fun. The puppetry is excellent along with the voice acting and special effects. This is a classic monster film that is just plain good old comedy and fun. 

Mike and Matt both agree this is a must watch movie especially for the holidays. Mike with the rare high rating gives Gremlins (1984) 4 out of 5 Reels. Matt also enjoyed the film but thinks it doesn’t hold up well awarding it 3.5 out of 5 Reels.  

Next week we review a brand new Christmas movie starring Mel Gibson and Walton Goggins, Fatman currently available on digital download and movie theaters. Don’t forget to email us to enter our latest movie giveaway courtesy of Paramount Pictures, the brand new film Buddy Games written and directed by Josh Duhamel. Merry Christmas and thanks for your support of our podcast. 


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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