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Episode #256: Tributary - Being the Ricardos

Episode #256: Tributary - Being the Ricardos

January 26, 2022

Hello faithful listeners and welcome to our fourth review for 2022! Today Mike and Matt chat about Being the Ricardos starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. Off topics today include Southpark returns, Must See TV Thursday’s, and Mike’s dad jokes just won’t die!

What happens when you pair two Academy Award winning actors together with Academy Award winning writer/director Aaron Sorkin? You get an amazing biopic about one of TV’s most iconic couples, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Sorkin can be a real tough pill to swallow. He loves lots of dialogue and jumping around timelines without letting the viewer know. If you can look past those two things you are in for a treat with Being the Ricardos. The acting is some of the best of 2020 and the story is harrowing. If Nicole Kidman is not nominated for an Oscar for her role as Lucy, Matt is going to protest in the streets! Being the Ricardos is not for everyone but it is well worth a watch on Amazon Prime. Mike with the high score this week awards the film 4 out of 5 Reels. Matt also really enjoyed the movie, dropping his rating a smidge with 3.5 out of 5 Reels.  

For next week Mike and Matt review their first Apple TV+ Original with Mike’s pick The Tragedy of Macbeth starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. Thank you for your continued support of 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.

Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

Episode #255: The Last Duel

Episode #255: The Last Duel

January 19, 2022

Hi everyone! Well 2022 continues to spiral out of control but at least we still have our movies! For podcast 255 Mike and Matt chat about a little film they missed in the theaters last year, The Last Duel starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, and Jodie Comer. Bonus topics include RIP Betty White, famous duels, and mullets.

The Last Duel was a big Hollywood blockbuster that flew under the radar. A lot of that is possibly it’s lack of promotion. The film has a killer cast, great director, and Matt Damon and Ben Affleck teamed up to write the script, their first together since Good Will Hunting. Why did this period drama about duels and lying bomb so hard at the box office? Maybe it was the way they told the story in 3 parts? Matt and Mike both enjoyed The Last Duel a lot and recommend everyone to go check it out on HBO Max. Matt continuing with the higher rating awards the film 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Mike a close second, gives The Last Duel 3 out of 5 Reels.   

For next week Mike and Matt continue with their at home streaming with the Amazon Prime Original Being the Ricardos starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. Thank you for your continued support of 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.

Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

Episode #254: Tributary - The Unforgivable

Episode #254: Tributary - The Unforgivable

January 13, 2022

Well 2022 is here and it is starting out rough. COVID is rearing its ugly head again but let's not talk about that. It’s movie podcast time with your buddies Mike and Matt! For pod 254 the boys chat about Sandra Bullock’s latest Netflix Original The Unforgivable. Off topics include work smells, Hawkeye, and fajitas.

This film is a bit of a sneak attack. There was not a lot of promotion for it, has a great cast, and is full of twists. The Unforgivable follows the story of Ruth Slater, Sandra Bullock, after spending the last 20 years of her life behind bars for murder. Slater is just trying to keep her head down, get a job, and find her long lost younger sister. Things quickly start to unravel as the layers of the story are uncovered. The acting is amazing, the way the story is told is very well executed, and the twists complete the package. Matt and Mike both agree The Unforgivable is a great movie and worth a watch. Matt with the higher rating gives it 4 out of 5 Reels. Mike also enjoyed the film awarding it 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

For next week Mike and Matt chat about a film they missed in theaters late last year, The Last Duel directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, and Adam Driver. Thank you for your continued support of 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.

Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

Episode #253: The Matrix Resurrections

Episode #253: The Matrix Resurrections

January 5, 2022

Welcome back everyone! Mike and Matt hope you had a great Christmas vacation, they sure did. For our first pod of 2022 we chat about Warner Bros latest money grab The Matrix Resurrections. Bonus topics include South Park, fan service, and dad jokes.

Mike and Matt had really high hopes for this film and they were smashed. The Matrix Trilogy and universe is some of our favorite mind bending science fiction of the past 30 years next to Star Wars of course. The Matrix Resurrections did not need to be made. It does not add to the saga, it is a rehash of the original film. The first third of this movie was great mind bending, making you question what's really going on with Neo. The rest of the movie evolves into a copy of the original movie. The action was down right dull at times making the film feel really long. It is still a Matrix movie with great special effects and decent acting, especially from Neal Patrick Harris

Matt and Mike both agree don’t rush to see this film in the theaters. If you have HBO Max and you love the Matrix then it is worth your time. Mike starts off the new year with an average rating of 3 out of 5 Reels. Matt thought The Matrix Resurrections was only half a film awarding it 2.5 out of 5 Reels.   

For next week Mike and Matt have their first Tributary review of the year, the Netflix Original starring Sandra Bullock The Unforgivable. Thank you for your continued support of 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.

Finally go out and catch as many movies as you can!

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