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Matt and Drew talk about the oft-overlooked film genre of high fantasy and occasionally wax poetic about the glorious cinematic heyday of sword-and-sorcery that was the 1980s.




Replay – Jack The Giant Slayer

The eighteenth episode of The Reel Fantasy Podcast featured 2013’s Jack The Giant Slayer, directed by Bryan Singer and written by a bunch of people, including long-time Singer collaborator, Christopher McQuarrie. While this episode of the podcast remains one of Matt’s favorites, neither he nor Drew particularly cared for the movie itself. Jack The Giant … Continue reading Replay – Jack The Giant Slayer →

Duration: 01:04:42

Replay – The Black Cauldron

The seventeenth episode of The Reel Fantasy Podcast featured 1985’s The Black Cauldron, directed by Ted Berman and Richard Rich. Matt and Drew both derived some pleasure from a decidedly darker Disney animated film than the usual. The Black Cauldron combined the first two books in The Chronicles Of Prydain series – The Book Of … Continue reading Replay – The Black Cauldron →

Duration: 01:04:55

Replay – Dragonslayer

The sixteenth episode of The Reel Fantasy Podcast featured 1981’s Dragonslayer, directed by Matthew Robbins and written by Robbins and Hal Barwood. Matt and Drew both enjoyed this film quite a bit, particularly the incredible dragon, Vermithrax Pejorative. Dragonslayer starred Peter MacNicol as Galen, the wizard’s apprentice; Caitlin Clarke as Valerian; and Ralph Richardson as … Continue reading Replay – Dragonslayer →

Duration: 00:59:59

Episode 58 – The Ator Series

The Ator Series, although not officially named The Ator Series, began in 1982 and was composed of the films Ator: The Fighting Eagle; The Blade Master; Iron Warrior; and Quest For The Mighty Sword. On his own, Matt watches all four films and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each, and the series as a … Continue reading Episode 58 – The Ator Series →

Duration: 00:47:14

Episode 57 – Masters Of The Universe

1987’s Masters Of The Universe, directed by Gary Goddard and written by David Odell, is only a single step for the long-running Masters Of The Universe franchise, but one of the last films that Reel Fantasy favorite, Cannon Films, ever produced. Matt and Drew both believe that they have the power! Masters Of The Universe … Continue reading Episode 57 – Masters Of The Universe →

Duration: 01:02:20

Episode 56 – Age Of The Dragons

2011’s AGE OF THE DRAGONS is a fantasy retelling of Moby Dick, starring Danny Glover as Ahab, Corey Sevier as Ishmael and Sofia Pernas as Rachel. Matt and Drew discuss an intriguing premise, with an ultimate execution that had nothing fun or interesting to offer. Agree with our assessment? Disagree? Let us know in this … Continue reading Episode 56 – Age Of The Dragons →

Duration: 00:55:15

We’re Doin’ The Patreon Thing!

After having done The Reel Fantasy Podcast for over a year, we’ve decided to launch a Patreon page. Patreon’s a way for fans to help support creators and get a little reward action in the process. If you like what we do and would like to help out, contribute, and join the Reel Fantasy family, … Continue reading We’re Doin’ The Patreon Thing! →

Duration: 00:05:22

Episode 55 – Jason And The Argonauts

Matt and Drew dip back into Drew’s childhood with 1963’s JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS! Arnold Schwarzenegger would play Machine-Gun-Arm-Jason! The most incredible Uncle Hercules ever put to film! The only reason Acastus is an Argonaut is his amazing announcer voice! The second greatest movie monster of all time is filled with boiling Kool-Aid!

Duration: 01:04:10

Episode 54 – Ruslan And Ludmila

In Soviet Russia, 1972’s RUSLAN AND LUDMILA watches Matt and Drew! The Spam Chronicles Part 2! Ladies gettin’ sucked out windows! The Beckies, the Christies and the Susans never speak! ALL OF THE BEHEADINGS!

Duration: 01:07:20

Episode 53 – Dungeons And Dragons

Matt and Drew phone-a-friend to help them understand 2000’s DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS! Muscle wizards! Our main villain is a wizard who works on Wall Street! Blumpy lobs! The best thing in this entire movie is a pit full of cake mix and marshmallow fluff!

Duration: 01:03:02

Episode 52 – A Mythica Retrospective

Matt re-watches all of the MYTHICA films and takes a look back at the series as a whole.

Duration: 00:33:06

Episode 51 – Erik The Viking

Matt and Drew take a break from cleaning up storm debris to watch 1989’s ERIK THE VIKING! Swedish production companies allow Norwegian Vikings! Mickey Rooney’s a crazy pumpkin! Makin’ bank off of Ragnarok! THE AGE OF AXE!

Duration: 00:49:33

Episode 50 – Mythica: The Godslayer

Matt, Drew and Amanda celebrate Reel Fantasy’s 50th episode by closing out the Mythica series, with 2017’s MYTHICA: THE GODSLAYER! Caviar is underwhelming! Hard PG-13 Mythica! Marek’s mother is super-important now for some reason! Always drink goddesses slowly!

Duration: 01:02:20

Episode 49 – Mythica: The Iron Crown

Matt and Drew return to the mythical myth of Mythica with 2016’s MYTHICA: THE IRON CROWN! I’da got away with it if it weren’t for the Magic Moochers! The Happer of Tek is an artifact of incredible power! Sudden steampunk and single-use blunderbuss! OWL!!!

Duration: 01:19:41

Episode 48 – Tangled

Matt and Drew brush up on the most expensive animated film of all time, 2010’s TANGLED! The original Cabbage Patch Kid! Enchanted turnips make perfectly suitable dummy babies! Hey, there Teenage Tower Girl! Drew’s not real big on this film!

Duration: 00:55:01

Episode 47 – Once Upon A Warrior

We’re back! Matt and Drew tackle their first Tollywood film, 2011’s ONCE UPON A WARRIOR! Love songs amid piles of dead bodies! Mary Poppins meets Mister Universe! Rick Steele’s on a mission, but does nothing…ever! Beach Blanket Hindu!

Duration: 01:03:39

Special – The History Of Fantasy

Matt, Drew and Amanda discuss the history of fantasy as a literary and film genre. Don’t worry, we skip over and gloss over plenty of stuff!

Duration: 00:28:25

Episode 46 – Clash Of The Titans

Matt and Drew take a run at some of Drew’s cherished childhood memories with 1981’s CLASH OF THE TITANS! Drew loves this movie so much! PG-rated full-frontal nudity! Medusa’s head is a bag full of jelly donuts! Clash Of The Titans was released THE SAME DAY as Raiders Of The Lost Ark!

Duration: 01:10:28

Episode 45 – The NeverEnding Story 3

Matt and Drew tag-team an amazing shaken-soda-bottle analogy to describe the villains’ actions in 1994’s THE NEVERENDING STORY 3: ESCAPE FROM FANTASIA! Nobody’s the same, everybody’s different! The Dastardly Nastardlies! Slip’s just bad at making friends! Melonhead is stormin’ out!

Duration: 00:56:19

Wednesday Replay – Dragonheart

The final Wednesday Replay (for now, at least) of our fifteenth episode, featuring 1996’s DRAGONHEART! This episode originally aired on July 22, 2016.

Duration: 01:00:52

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