Reel Film Nerds
Episode #209: News of the World

Episode #209: News of the World

February 24, 2021

Welcome film buffs to another incredible Reel Film Nerds podcast. In today’s episode Matt and Mike sit down and chat about Tom Hanks’ first western News of the World currently in theaters and on demand. Not western topics include Crocodile Dundee, podcasts, and Black Widow (the movie).

News of the World is not your stereotypical western we all know and love. It does have tons western elements. There is a shootout, beautiful open scenery, and buffalo poaching to name a few. The story centers around Hanks and Helena Zengel’s characters trying to communicate with each other as they venture across the Texas wilderness in a wagon. The pacing is great, the cinematography is excellent and the acting is very very good, especially newcomer Helena Zengel. Mike and Matt agree this is a must watch film. It will definitely be up for some awards in the next few months. They both give the News of the World 4 out of 5 Reels.    

Next week Mike picked a brand new independent film that was just released to theaters and Hulu, Nomadland starring Francis McDormand and David Strathairn. It’s definitely award movie season! Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com 

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Episode #208: Tributary - Outside the Wire

Episode #208: Tributary - Outside the Wire

February 17, 2021

Well 2021 just keep plugging along and so do we! Today Mike and Matt discuss a newish Netflix Original starring Anthony Mackie, Outside the Wire. Not gritty Sci-Fi war topics today include Wandavision, Zoom, and machine learning. 

Have you been yearning for a robotic war movie based in the near future then we have the film for you. Outside the Wire is a fun action thriller that makes a few subtle points about war while still having fantastic action sequences. The effects and CGI were really good especially for a Netflix Original. Yes there are better examples out there but this film does a really great job. The acting is ok but not great. Anthony Mackie is great but his co-star Damson Idris could use some more practice. Mike really enjoyed this film giving it 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt again the ever aging bitter old man gives Outside the Wire 3 out of 5 Reels.           

For next week Matt picked a movie that came out on Christmas day but it’s still hanging out in theaters, News of the World starring Tom Hanks, in his first western ever. If you don’t want to venture out of your home you can also rent it on one of the many streaming services. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com 

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also 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.

Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!

Episode #207: Freaky

Episode #207: Freaky

February 10, 2021

Hi everyone and welcome to yet another podcast about movies. Today Matt and Mike chat about a new horror comedy starring Vince Vaughn titled Freaky. Extracurricular topics include shop class, She’s All That, and 80’s horror films.

Freaky is a really fun lighthearted horror film. The death scenes are over the top like all good horror movies. The story is decent drawing inspiration from films like The Parent Trap or Freaky Friday. The star of the show without a doubt is Vince Vaughn impersonating a high school aged girl. Kathryn Newton also does a stellar job impersonating a serial killer Vince. This is an entertaining fun horror comedy perfect for a social distanced weekend watch. It is not a must see so wait until it is on your favorite streaming service, if you have one or six. Matt and Mike both agree this film gets a good rating of 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

Next week is Mike’s pick and he is swinging us back to one of the boys favorite genres Sci-Fi with the new Netflix Original Outside the Wire starring Anthony Mackie. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com 

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also 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.

Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!

Episode #206: The Little Things

Episode #206: The Little Things

February 3, 2021

Happy Wednesday everyone! We are halfway there, well some of us. Today Matt and Mike sit down and chat about a star studded crime thriller hitting theaters and HBO Max, The Little Things. Starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto. Bonus topics today include two Brad’s, margarita’s, and Se7en.

If you are nostalgic for the crime dramas of the 90’s like Se7en or The Usual Suspects then boy do we have a movie you will enjoy, the rest of you probably not. Is The Little Things a bad film, no, it is just nothing special. It really should have been better. The performances were amazing but that is to be expected from three Oscar winners. The story is where this movie lacks. It is not bad, just really could use a boost. It drags multiple times and leads you half way down several roads with no end in sight. The Little Things is not worth going to the theater to watch but if you have HBO Max it is well worth it just for the performances. The guys are finally back to normal. Mike gives the film 2.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt finally beats Mike out giving the new flick a 3 out of 5 Reels.

Next week is Matt’s pick and he chose a horror movie, really? Freaky, written and directed by the guy that brought us Happy Death Day, puts a horror spin on the body swap concept. This is a horror comedy starring Vince Vaughn you don’t want to skip. You can buy or rent it on digital download today. Thank you for supporting our podcast and we will chat at you next week.


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike to review, email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com 

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Why not join our Facebook Fan Group so you can yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films. We also 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.

Stay home and stream as many movies as you can!

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