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Just two regular gents chatting and reviewing movies of all kinds!

Just two regular gents chatting and reviewing movies of all kinds!


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Just two regular gents chatting and reviewing movies of all kinds!




Episode #204: Legacy - Johnny Mnemonic

Happy Inauguration Day! Ok that’s as political as we are going to get, we promise. Today Mike and Matt travel to the future, actually this past Sunday, from the past in 1995’s Johnny Mnemonic starring Keanu Reeves, Dina Meyer, and Dolph Lundgren. Topics better than this movie include organized crime, data prices, and body tech implants. Should you waste an afternoon or evening watching Johnny Mnemonic, maybe. This is a classic noteworthy mind bending film that has not aged well especially...


Episode #203: Sound of Metal

2021 continues and so far it is living up to the standards set by 2020. Enough about that jazz, today your hosts Matt and Mike chat about a brand new film on Prime video, Sound of Metal starring Riz Ahmed and Paul Raci. Additional topics include Death to 2020, Academy Awards, and should we do a Keanu month of movies? Sound of Metal is an incredible endearing film full of drama and perseverance. The acting by Riz Ahmed and Paul Raci is incredible especially when they play off of each other....


Episode #202: Wonder Woman 1984

Happy New Year everyone! It’s a new year so why not review a new movie? Today Mike and Matt discuss Wonder Woman 1984 starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. Bonus topics today include Mike still can’t read, HBO Max is killing movie theaters, and the MCU VS the DCEU. What a let down. Matt and Mike had high hopes for this movie. They both really enjoyed the 2017 original but it’s 2020 sequel fell very short of even average. The acting is good, the sets looked great, and the action sequences were...


Episode #201: Legacy - Die Hard Revisited

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...


Episode #200: Tributary - Scrooged

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...


Episode #199: Fatman

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...


Episode #198: Legacy - Gremlins (1984)

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...


Episode #197: Tributary - The Vast of Night

Welcome fellow movie buffs to another installment of the Reel Film Nerds podcast! Does anyone actually read this, I hope so. Today Mike and Matt chat about a very low budget but amazing Sci-Fi film The Vast of Night. Offbeat topics include rez ball, Roswell, and no MCU tie-in? This is a prime example of being able to do a lot with very little. Is The Vast of Night a perfect film, nope but it is a very good film. The writing is superb, the acting is very well done, and the costumes and sets...


Episode #196: Tributary - The Outpost

Honoring all Veterans on Veterans Day. We don't know them all but we owe them all. Thank you for your service and sacrifices. This week Mike and Matt sit down and chat about a modern war movie The Outpost starring Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, and Orlando Bloom. Topics include COVID haircuts, military spending, and Jungleland giveaway. Just a warning for those of you who do not know, The Outpost is an incredible true story and it is a heartbreaking one told very respectfully. The...


Episode #195: Tributary - Hubie Halloween

Our Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest has come to an end but not Halloween, at least for us. Mike picked a film to raise people’s spirits especially after the election. Turning to Adam Sandler with his latest Netflix Original Hubie Halloween. Off topics include trick or treaters, haunted houses, and coffee consumption. Listeners you are in for a real treat. Mike and Matt do not see eye to eye at all on Hubie Halloween. These are Mike’s favorite episodes when he doesn’t agree with Matt....


Episode #194: Harvest Horror Fest – Candyman (1992)

We saved the best for last for our Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest, Candyman (1992) starring Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen. Additional topics include the importance of movie soundtracks, urban legends, and discovering old photographs. Neither of your hosts have seen this film in a very long time and it caught them off guard. Candyman (1992) is a great movie that has stood the test of time. The story, based on the “The Forbidden,” by Clive Barker is fantastic. It is dark, rooted in history,...


Episode #193: Harvest Horror Fest – The Lost Boys (1987)

Our Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest continues with a true vampire horror comedy classic The Lost Boys (1987) starring Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, and the two Coreys. Off topics include Taken, RAW vs JPEG, and Natalie Portman. This is it, arguably the original teen vampire film, The Lost Boys (1987). Basically it’s Matt and Mike’s version of the Twilight saga or Vampire Academy except this movie is great. It is a fun dark action packed horror comedy that is shot well and acted well....


Episode #192: Harvest Horror Fest – Friday the 13th (1980)

Welcome campers to our second pod of the Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest! Today the classic horror continues with one of Matt’s favorite horror films, yes Matt’s, Friday the 13th (1980). The boys stayed on point for most of the show but some extra topics include Halloween, gore in film, and horror films that scarred us for life. Friday the 13th is an incredible film. It is not only a great horror flick but a great movie overall. The story is very creative, the cinematography is...


Episode #191: Harvest Horror Fest – Leprechaun (1993)

After 11 months of waiting it is finally here! Our Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest! To kick off our month of horror reviews everyone’s favorite horror host Mike Talent dipped into his bag of gold and pulled the original Leprechaun from 1993. Scary but not horror topics include cereal, wells, and the imminent death of movie theaters. What can we say about the Leprechaun. It is a very unique horror film that is fun, gory, and campy. The acting is real rough (except Warwick Davis, he kills...


Episode #190: Tributary - Get Duked!

Sick and tired of politics yet? GREAT! Why not sit down and laugh while listening to the Talent-less Mike of Mystery and Matt review the Amazon Original Get Duked! Better topics than this movie include Prescott Valley professional sports, The Boys TV show, and our Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest! Well this is awkward, maybe not awkward but it has been a long time since Mike and Matt didn’t agree at least a little bit on a film. Mike Talent really enjoyed Get Duked! Matt on the other hand...


Episode #189: Legacy - Paul

Hi everybody! It is Wednesday and that means new podcast day! For today’s episode Mike and Matt travel back to 2011 to review a fun comedic alien sci-fi classic starring Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, Paul. Odd discussion topics include genetics, probing, and the acceptance nerd culture. This is the kind of film we need right now. It is fun, nerdy, and hilarious! If you have not seen Paul it is worth a watch. It is a unique alien road trip story across the United States by two British sci-fi...


Episode #188: The New Mutants

Happy hump day everyone! Today Matt and Mike continue cheating death and visit the movie theater to catch the last Fox Marvel film The New Mutants. Additional topics include sports ball, Siskel & Ebert, and the future of the X-Men franchise. What is wrong with critics today? The New Mutants isn’t a masterpiece but it is in no way a terrible movie. Could it have been better, sure. It is a decent take on making the mutant/superhero genre into a horror film. There are still elements of your...


Episode #187: Tenet

Thank the maker! Matt and Mike Talent return to the theaters this week after a 5 month absence risking their lives and relationships to see Christoper Nolan’s latest epic Tenet. Bonus topics included more movie giveaways, Twilight (yes, that one), and the Saw franchise. Christopher Nolan again tackles his favorite subject, time, but using a James Bond type character. Tenet is a great film that has issues, according to Matt. The shining star is all the practical effects especially when they...


Episode #186: Bill & Ted Face the Music

Happy week happy pod! Today your host’s Mike Talent and Matt review a brand spanking new movie that they are shocked got made, Bill & Ted Face the Music. Hold onto your butts listeners this is a long pod! Extra topics include a farewell and thank you to Chadwick Boseman, box office numbers, and booze filled seltzers. Have you been missing that thing we used to have last year, all the way back in 2019, what was it called, that’s right fun! Bill & Ted Face the Music is just plain old fun for...


Episode #185: Tributary - Project Power

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...