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Reel Film Chronicles

Reel Film Chronicles

By Reel Film Chronicles
Once in a generation, a voice emerges that captures the essence of the time. The Reel Film Chronicles is not that voice. This is just a couple of guys who love movies and enjoy discussing them from time to time. Join us for an ongoing dialogue about movies: new and old, blockbuster and indie, contemporary and classic, popular and cult, the well known and the (practically) unheard of, we tackle them all. So put your feet up, relax, and get your popcorn ready as Reel Film Chronicles shares our love of watching and collecting movies of every genre.
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Dune (2021)
Strap on your stillsuits and grab a heaping helping of spice as you travel along with The Reel Film Chronicles to delve into the world of Dune. Based on Frank Herbert's epic novel of the same name, Denis Villeneuve's film adaptation is an ambitious interpretation of a story that has long been categorized as unfilmable (with the notable exception of David Lynch's attempt with his own cinematic version back in 1984, which has since garnered a cult following). As recent converts to the Dune-iverse, Brian and Nathan bring to bear their own insightful insights to the denizens and political machinations of Arrakis. Such challenging source material requires the skill and patience rivalling the bene gesserit themselves. Tune in to find out whether 2021's Dune exceeded even the most prescient of visions or whether it earned itself a place in the gullet of a sandworm. DUNE | 2021 | directed by Denis Villeneuve starring Timothee Chalamet | Rebecca Ferguson | Oscar Isaac | Josh Brolin | Stellan Skarsgard action / science-fiction | 155 min -- AROUND THE WEB -- Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Opening Music by Twisterium from Pixabay
01:30:58
June 08, 2022
Eternals (2021)
ETERNALS | 2021 | directed by Chloé Zhao starring Gemma Chan - Richard Madden - Angelina Jolie - Kumail Nanjiani action / science-fiction / superhero | 156 min -- AROUND THE WEB -- Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Opening Music by Twisterium from Pixabay
29:30
June 01, 2022
Copshop (2021)
Our next episode to drop is your one stop shop for Copshop talk. Did it rock our blocks or turn out to be a flop? For fans of Joe Carnahan, this may have been the very plot that you've sought. The titular cop shop serves as the backdrop to the plot, a single spot fraught with danger, wherein our characters are locked, though everything is not exactly as you thought. Our main characters count down the clock in shock at the constant risk of getting shot or chopped, and loyalties are tested as stories are swapped and our heroes and villains try not to blow their tops as they learn who actually walks the walk and who merely talks the talk. So hop on board and eavesdrop as our hosts squawk and unravel the knot of whether to sing Copshop's praises from the hilltops or block it from their memories faster than a photoshopped cyclops bar-hopping across the flat-top with an atomic lollipop. COPSHOP | 2021 | directed by Joe Carnahan starring Gerard Butler - Frank Grillo - Alexis Louder - Toby Huss action / crime / thriller | 107 min -- CHAPTERS -- 00:06 - Introduction and Overview 07:20 - Feature Discussion 42:13 - Ratings 51:37 - Social Commentary 59:55 - Closing -- AROUND THE WEB -- Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Opening Music by Twisterium from Pixabay
01:02:19
May 04, 2022
The Night House (2021)
Be afraid. Be very afraid. Or not. We're not here to tell you how to live your life. We are here, however, to tell you about the Night House, the latest movie from director David Bruckner. As Beth (Rebecca Hall) struggles to deal with the suicide of her husband, she unravels a sordid tale full of murder, unstoppable supernatural entities, and labyrinthine mirror houses in alternate dream dimensions. Or maybe the only thing that unravels is Beth's sanity. Or maybe The Night House is really 2021's sleeper hit romantic comedy. Or maybe it's all a metaphor for the effect of the industrial revolution on the slow decline of proletariat ownership over the means of production. Join Brian and Nathan as they delve into the twisted world of The Nighthouse, and try to determine exactly how much stock you should be buying in adult diapers before you check out what is undoubtedly one of the most unique cinematic visions of 2021. THE NIGHT HOUSE | 2021 | directed by David Bruckner starring Rebecca Hall - Sarah Goldberg - Vondie Curist-Hall - Evan Jonigkeit horror / mystery / trhiller | 107 min -- AROUND THE WEB -- Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Opening Music by Twisterium from Pixabay
55:20
April 14, 2022
2021 Bottom 5
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. For every particle, an antiparticle. For every light, a shadow. For every Taco Bell, an Imodium. While every year, some films rise head and shoulders above the rest of the pack to make us laugh or cry or feel other feelings or even change the way we look at the world, there are other films that do not do those things. In fact, some movies fail gloriously in providing insight into the human condition or even in simply being entertaining. In this episode, Brian and Nathan discuss their Bottom Five Movies from 2021, and what made them fail to live up to their impossibly high standards. Join our intrepid duo as they explore the lows that made the highs higher and discuss the failed promise of what could have been, much like the conversations their teachers had with their parents in grade school. -- CHAPTERS -- Introduction (00:48) Venom 2 (1:33) Jungle Cruise (3:09) Don't Breathe 2 (3:54) Ghostbusters Afterlife (5:54) Injustice (8:58) Shang Chi & Black Widow (10:46) Alien Conquest (14:42) The Deep House (17:40) Prisoners of the Ghostland (19:37) Ghostbusters Afterlife - Addendum (23:56) Honorable Mentions (25:11) Closing Comments (27:20) -- AROUND THE WEB -- Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Opening Music by Twisterium from Pixabay; Closing Music by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
28:45
April 06, 2022
Malignant (2021)
The face of evil has a new... face. In this week's exciting episode, Brian and Nathan delve into James Wan's latest horror opus, Malignant. The movie is another entry in the genre from one of only two people in history to ever successfully oversee a cinematic universe, so, of course, expectations for Malignant were entirely realistic and reasonable. Part slasher, part body horror, part psychological thriller, Malignant festers in the mind long after the credits roll owing to an original idea and a unique voice. Does Malignant usher in a bloody new era of horror and franchising rights? Tune in to hear our dynamic duo discuss the merits of James Wan's latest and greatest and weigh in on whether murder and horrific surgery is scarier than parking unnecessarily close to the edge of cliff. MALIGNANT | 2021 | directed by James Wan starring Annabelle Wallis - Maddie Hasson - George Young - Michole Briana White mystery / thriller / horror | 112 min -- CHAPTERS -- Introduction (00:11) James Wan Appreciation (1:03) Malignant Overview (10:01) Spoiler Free Feature Discussion (11:16) Feature Discussion (17:34) Rating and Closing (1:08:26) -- AROUND THE WEB -- Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Opening Music by Twisterium from Pixabay; Closing Music by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
01:18:35
March 23, 2022
2021 Top 10
Join Brian and Nathan as they count down their top ten movies of 2021. Their criteria? Simple. They're just looking for exceptionally well-made films that exemplify the best humanity has to offer, excelling both technically and narratively to transcend traditional genre boundaries and offer the deepest insights into the deepest philosophical questions about what it means to be a sapient being searching for meaning in an otherwise cold and uncaring universe. Well, that or some costumed heroes punching bad guys in the face. But mostly the finding-meaning-in-the-human-experience thing. So grab your popcorn and join our intrepid duo as they break down the very best of what 2021 movies had to offer with their typical insight and nuance. -- CHAPTERS -- Introduction (00:10) Honorable Mentions: Nathan (13:44) & Brian (18:04) - Brian's Top 10 - 20:38 - Power of the Dog 28:38 - Dune 35:52 - Spider-Man No Way Home 46:05 - The Tragedy of MacBeth 57:26 - The Last Duel 1:03:48 - Pig 1:11:36 - The Father 1:22:16 - The Night House 1:30:16 - The Green Knight 1:42:04 - Censor - Nathan's Top 10 - 25:01 - The Last Duel 30:10 - Zack Snyder's Justice League 41:06 - Don't Look Up 50:30 - The French Dispatch 59:56 - Censor 1:06:44 - The Green Knight 1:15:44 - The Matrix Resurrections 1:24:43 - Dune 1:37:53 - The Night House 1:47:25 - Pig 1:53:19 - Closing Remarks -- AROUND THE WEB -- https://linktr.ee/ReelFilmChronicles Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Opening Music by Twisterium from Pixabay; Closing Music by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
01:56:33
March 09, 2022
The Mummy (1999)
In the summer of 1999, Universal unleashed The Mummy, an action-adventure reimagining of the 1932 horror classic of the same name, bringing to life a timeless mix of action, romance, and grave robbing. Few movies can boast the sheer joy and excitement that emanate from every frame of The Mummy. The movie is still remarkable in its power to transport audiences both young and old to fantastic worlds populated by a host of colourful characters, including treasure hunters, mercenaries, Bembridge scholars, secret societies, and armies of the undead. Though it's questionable whether the curse that spawns the titular mummy's return is actually a punishment, one thing is for certain: watching The Mummy is nothing but a sheer delight. Join Brian and Nathan as they unearth this blast from the past, and attempt to unravel the secret to the movie's ongoing success more than twenty years since its initial release. Whether you're a long-time fan or discovering The Mummy for the first time, your intrepid hosts will make sure you don't end up on the wrong side of the river. THE MUMMY | 1999 | directed by Stephen Sommers starring Brendan Fraser - Rachel Weisz - John Hannah - Arnold Vosloo fantasy / action / adventure | 124 min ** SPOILERS FROM THE BEGINNING ** -- CHAPTERS -- 00:11 - Introduction 02:10 - The Mummy 09:16 - Plot Synopsis 10:03 - The Mummy 49:33 - Ratings 52:14 - Box Office 52:55 - The Mummy Returns 55:02 - The Mummy Franchise 1:00:00 - Final Thoughts 1:02:26 - Collecting The Mummy -- AROUND THE WEB -- Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Opening Music by Twisterium from Pixabay; Closing Music by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
01:04:37
February 23, 2022
Pig (2021)
Sometimes there's a movie that audiences both deserve and need right now. Pig is that movie. Though not entirely clear in the marketing campaign, Pig is not, in fact, a John Wick ripoff starring Nicholas Cage, but rather a somber meditation on grief and loss. Listen in as Brian and Nathan go hog wild for this touching film about the age-old tale of a man on the hunt for his truffle pig, scouring the dark underbelly of the seemingly inscrutable world of Portland high-end cuisine on a journey of catharsis and self-actualization. Once again, Nic Cage brings home the bacon in a career-best performance as a man with a very particular set of culinary skills wielding an arsenal of flavours and textures with a deftness and precision that would leave even Gordon Ramsay speechless and questioning his life choices. Though a slow burn, Pig is never a boar, and with a surprisingly refreshing narrative and thematic depth, your hosts discuss how they never feel penned in to any one interpretation. PIG | 2021 | directed by Michael Sarnoski | starring Nicolas Cage - Alex Wolff - Adam Arkin - Nina Belforte | drama / thriller | 91 min -- CHAPTERS -- 00:11 - Introduction + Nic Cage Talk 20:33 - Pig (Overview) 24:03 - Pig (Spoiler Discussion) 1:16:57 - Ratings 1:20:18 - Closing Remarks -- AROUND THE WEB -- Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Opening Music by Twisterium from Pixabay; Closing Music by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
01:21:43
February 09, 2022
Werewolves Within (2021)
In this episode, Brian and Nathan sink their teeth into Werewolves Within, the latest in a long line of video game movie adaptations. You'll howl with delight as your intrepid hosts take a bite out of the werewolf movie subgenre before trying to make heads or tails out of Werewolves Within. The fur will fly as Brian and Nathan debate the cinematic merits (or lack thereof) of this latest lycanthropic legend. Fans of werewolves will be over the moon as the discussion examines the elements that make a great werewolf tale and whether Werewolves Within is able to claw its way to the top of the heap. So settle in for yet another fangtastic episode that asks the tough philosophical questions like whether there can be too much gore in a werewolf movie? (Short answer: No, no there can't be.) WEREWOLVES WITHIN | 2021 | directed by Josh Ruben | starring Sam Richardson - Milana Vayntrub - George Basic - Sarah Burns | horror / comedy | 97 min -- CHAPTERS -- 00:11 - Introduction 00:32 - Favorite Werewolf Films 16:22 - Werewolves Within 24:32 - Werewolves Within (spoiler talk) 47:58 - Recommendations 49:49 - Closing Howl -- AROUND THE WEB -- Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Opening Music by Twisterium from Pixabay; Closing Music by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
50:41
January 21, 2022
Black Widow (2021) and The Tomorrow War (2021)
Let's get ready to podcast! In the red corner, weighing in at two hours and fourteen minutes, with a current IMDB average rating of six point seven stars, we have the latest contender from the Marvel school of blockbusters, the Phase Four Fury, the Franchise Surprise, the master assassin with a ledger dripping in red, BLACK WIDOW! And in the blue corner, weighing in at two hours and eighteen minutes, with a current IMDB average rating of six point six stars, it's the pride of Amazon Prime, the envy of streaming services the world over, the Temporal Confusion, the Alien Attacker, it's THE TOMORROW WAR! Tune in with Brian and Nathan for this week's harrowing adventure as they pit these two blockbuster titans against each other in the cinematic showdown of the century. Marvel at the blow-by-blow breakdown of two 2021's biggest releases. In this no-holds-barred episode, our dynamic duo wrestle with the possibilities and limits of big budget filmmaking. Oh the humanity! -- CHAPTERS -- 00:11 - Introduction 01:02 - Black Widow (Spoilers) 41:51 - Collector's Corner: Black Widow 43:13 - The Tomorrow War (Spoilers) 1:08:27 - Rating The Tomorrow War 1:15:12 - Final Thoughts and Lessons Learned -- AROUND THE WEB -- Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Opening Music by Twisterium from Pixabay; Closing Music by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
01:16:46
December 31, 2021
Censor (2021)
Journey along with Brian and Nathan as they explore the darkest depths of the human mind, test the very limits of human decency, and put their sanity - and indeed their very souls - in peril in an odyssey that must be heard to be believed. In this episode, the dynamic duo share their incredibly insightful insights on CENSOR, the feature-length debut from director Prano Bailey-Bond. The movie takes viewers back in time to the 1980s England which was in danger of being submerged under a wave of moral panic in regards to those particularly scandalous horror and exploitation films known not-so-affectionately as the "video nasties." Against this backdrop, CENSOR depicts one woman's descent into madness as she tries to unravel the mystery of her sister who went missing and in the process and somehow finds herself cast in a low-budget horror film alongside the Beastman himself. Marvel as Brian and Nathan try desperately to maintain any modicum of suspense through the end of the episode as they gush about how much they love this film that exemplifies the genre of psychological horror and demonstrate why neither of them would last more than five minutes in a game of poker. -- CHAPTERS -- 00:11 - Introduction 01:11 - Overview 01:52 - Initial Thoughts (Spoiler Free) 16:56 - Censor Spoiler Discussion 1:08:06 - Rating and Final Thoughts 1:11:45 - Closing -- AROUND THE WEB -- Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Opening Music by Twisterium from Pixabay Closing Music by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
01:12:28
December 06, 2021
Wrath of Man (2021)
Picture this: You’re alone on a tropical island, basking in the tangerine glow of the setting sun, reveling in nature’s majesty. Then, out of nowhere, out jumps Jason Statham and twelve, burly men brandishing various weapons and implements of death, destruction, and torture. You whisper a silent prayer of thanks to Guy Ritchie who is hiding in a nearby bush with a movie camera, and lean forward to get a better view of the carnage to come because Statham has just saved you from another boring evening staring at the sun set while trying in vain not to end up with pants full of sand. Such is the power of Jason Statham to shatter the sense of boredom and malaise we’ve been conditioned to think of as tranquility. Wrath of Man is the latest of Guy Ritchie’s foray into the gangster underworld, teaming up for the fourth time with Jason Statham, arguably his greatest on-screen muse. So get ready to get wrathful with Nathan and Brian as they explore this perfect antidote to a lazy Sunday afternoon, and marvel as Brian struggles to remember who the hell this Guy Ritchie character is. ** Spoilers start at 10 minutes! ** -- TIMESTAMPS -- 00:11 - Introduction 02:31 - Recommendations (Spoiler-Free) 10:07 - Feature Talk (Spoilers) 53:35 - Extra Final Thoughts 56:14 - Closing -- AROUND THE WEB -- Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Opening Music by Twisterium from Pixabay Closing Music by John_Yasutis from Pixabay
56:57
November 05, 2021
Species (1995) + Species Sequels
You may not know it, but they’re always there. Lurking in the shadows. Lying in wait in otherwise abandoned subway tunnels. Standing by themselves in the corner at parties. Ghoulish freaks clinging to the tattered edges of civilization. Until you dare enter their dark domain, and they ask you the question you’ve feared your entire life, that query that fills your heart with an existential dread: Have you seen SPECIES? Episode 11 of the Reel Film Chronicles sees your intrepid hosts tackle this staple of ‘90s cult cinema and its host of sequels, which embody the very essence of the phrase “diminishing returns.” Join Nathan and Brian as they explore a personal favourite and do their best to spread the SPECIES love. So settle in and prepare to join the elite ranks of SPECIES fans. There are literally dozens of us! ** Spoilers for all four SPECIES films right from the beginning! ** -- TIMESTAMPS -- 00:11 - Species 38:12 - Species 2 1:01:45 - Species 3 1:07:22 - Species 4 1:19:35 - Collecting the Species Franchise 1:25:48 - Closing -- AROUND THE WEB -- Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Music by Twisterium from Pixabay
01:27:40
October 22, 2021
Jungle Cruise
Did we do a bonus episode? You betcha! With a backlog of episodes to edit, we felt it pertinent to give you a taste of a more "casual" (and I use this term lightly) episode that falls outside our usual routine. We're here to talk about the 2021 film, JUNGLE CRUISE, starring none other than Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Paul Giamatti and Jesse Plemons in another entry in Disney's theme-park ride adaptations. This film falls suspiciously in line with PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, but is so much worse.  Spoilers begin immediately! Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Music by Twisterium from Pixabay
36:57
October 06, 2021
In the Earth (2021)
We cut right to the chase for IN THE EARTH, a movie shot during the pandemic about a very topical - yet vague - virus that has ravaged the world. Directed by Ben Wheatley, starring Joel Fry and Ellora Torchia (among others, of course), IN THE EARTH follows Martin and Alma as they head into a dangerous forest to find a research site. There's a bit of intrigue, mystery and some quite horrific, gory special effects that finishes off in a pretty surreal climax.  Nathan and Brian begin the show by giving their initial, spoiler-free impressions and recommendation on the film, then head into full spoiler territory to discuss the movie in depth. Spoilers begin at 8:45! Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Music by Twisterium from Pixabay
58:22
August 30, 2021
Mank (2020)
Eight episodes in and I don't think we mentioned David Fincher yet, so we're going all in for our talk about MANK on episode nine! Nathan and Brian start the show by ranking all of Fincher's feature-length films, which is no easy feat. In addition to our standard spoiler warning, this episode carries another warning: we might in fact be "Fincher Fanboys", as we struggle to find anything negative to say about the director's filmography. It's all in good fun though, as we don't take things too seriously and head into a discussion on the 2020 film MANK, released on Netflix and nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture.  As always, spoilers throughout! -- Timestamps -- Intro (00:15) Mank Overview (00:35) Fincher Films Ranked (4:04) The Agony of Ranking Fincher (40:23) Mank Discussion (43:03) Recommendations and Closing (1:25:40) Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Music by Twisterium from Pixabay
01:27:24
July 20, 2021
Recent Reels 2
We take it casual and discuss some recent films we've checked out that stood out to us for one reason or another, and dream about a possible future where Nicolas Cage joins the Fast & the Furious franchise. See the list of films and their time stamps below. As always, spoilers throughout! -- Timestamps -- Intro (00:15) Total Recall (00:30) Wicker Man (13:45) Flash Gordon (27:10) Napoleon Dynamite (33:00) Johnny Mnemonic (43:29) Sound of Metal (57:07) The Father (1:07:02) Hobbs and Shaw (1:13:15) Closing (1:33:27) Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Letterboxd: Brian | Nathan Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit -- Music by Twisterium from Pixabay
01:34:17
June 28, 2021
Mortal Kombat (2021)
The duo jump head first into the MORTAL KOMBAT reboot! Opinions are mixed but we find plenty to talk about for this 2021 fantasy action film. We get the discussion started with a bit of context as we both describe our experience with the video games, and finish off the episode with our ranking of the three Mortal Kombat films. As always, spoilers throughout! -- Timestamps -- Overview (00:45) Video Game Chat (04:05) Leadup into the Main Feature (12:34) Main Feature (14:37) Mortal Kombat Trilogy Ranked (48:13) Recommendations and Final Thoughts (58:03) Closing (59:34) Be sure to check out our site for more reviews and thoughts on films here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles -- Credit --  Music by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay
01:00:54
June 11, 2021
Willy's Wonderland (2021)
Brian and Nathan discuss Nicolas Cage's latest eclectic movie WILLY'S WONDERLAND! Before we dive into the main feature, we spend some time talking about our favourite and memorable Nicolas Cage films.  As always with our feature-specific episodes, we do get into spoilers throughout. In this particular episode we do discuss some of the gore in this R-rated film that may not be appropriate for younger listeners. Main movie talk starts at 17:43! WILLY'S WONDERLAND 2021 directed by: Kevin Lewis 88m Starring: Nicolas Cage | Emily Tosta | Beth Grant Overview: When his car breaks down, a quiet loner agrees to clean an abandoned family fun center in exchange for repairs. He soon finds himself waging war against possessed animatronic mascots while trapped inside Willy's Wonderland. Feel free to contact us at podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles Sound effects obtained from www.zapsplat.com
01:00:54
May 17, 2021
Recent Reels 1
It's the first entry in an ongoing series where we share our thoughts on some notable, recent movie viewings. These movies will span multiple decades, genres and quality. We do get into some light spoilers on some film entries, as indicated below in the movie listing. This episode's lineup of films and topics include the following:  01:02 - The Red Queen Kills Seven Times [1972] 03:50 - The New Mutants [2020] {spoilers} 11:33 - General movie franchise discussion 16:00 - Alita: Battle Angel [2019] {spoilers} 21:06 - Tremors 4 [2004] 27:10 - Frost/Nixon [2008] 32:43 - Judas and the Black Messiah [2021] 40:35 - Elektra [2005] {spoilers}  Comments? Suggestions? Send them to our email, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! We can be reached at podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles Sound effects obtained from www.zapsplat.com
53:23
May 04, 2021
Zack Snyder's Justice League
Join us as we jump into the much anticipated director's cut of ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE! As we work our way through the general plot of the film, we stay pretty positive as we discuss our favorite changes to this version of film's story, characters, special effects and new aspect ratio. Also be warned: we do not hold back on spoilers in this episode. ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE 2021 | directed by Zack Snyder | 242m Starring: Ben Affleck | Henry Cavill | Gal Gadot | Jason Momoa | Ezra Miller | Ray Fisher Be sure to check out our site here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles Sound effects obtained from www.zapsplat.com
01:03:36
April 23, 2021
Greenland
Nathan and Brian discuss the 2020 natural disaster film Greenland, starring Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin. Although we don't mention it in the episode, we do head into spoiler territory, so please be warned! Before tackling the film, we discuss our favourite disaster films, including the films that that we grew up with, adored and point out some of the lowest points of the genre. Be sure to check out our site here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles Sound effects obtained from www.zapsplat.com
01:06:39
April 06, 2021
Synchronic
Starting with a discussion of our beloved time travel films, this episode has the Chronicles delving into the 2020 sci-fi film by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead: Synchronic! Starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan, Synchronic continues the directing duo's trend of thought-provoking, mind-bending combination of science fiction and drama. We couldn't recommend this film enough, and this episode doesn't hold back in spoilers. SYNCHRONIC 2020 | directed by: Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead | 101m Starring: Anthony Mackie | Jamie Dornan | Katie Asselton | Alexia Ioannides Overview: Two New Orleans paramedics’ lives are ripped apart after encountering a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects. Be sure to check out Nathan's in-depth review of Synchronic at The Reel Film Chronicles! Direct link to the review here: https://cutt.ly/RFC-synchronic Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles
01:02:36
March 11, 2021
Wonder Woman 84
For our first venture into podcasting, we delve into Warner Bros' latest entry in the DC Universe: Wonder Woman 84! Be sure to check out our site here: The Reel Film Chronicles Comments? Suggestions? Email them to podcast@reelfilmchronicles.com, or head over to our Facebook page for regular updates! Facebook | Instagram Web: Reel Film Chronicles | Feed the Voices Twitter: Brian | Nathan | Reel Film Chronicles
01:04:56
February 10, 2021