In Mexico, you know what they call Twinkies? "Los submarinos." That’s the sort of high-brow dialogue to expect watching this week’s post-apocalyptic road trip movie, “Zombieland.” Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher as we discuss Eisenberg, Stone, Harrelson, Breslin, Bill freaking Murray…and a whole lot of zombies.
It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! The Reel Boys are back and ready to take you away into a land of enchantment... So let’s fly! ‘Tis time to run amuck and get in the Halloween spirit with this cult classic. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.
We conclude a month of crime by examining a film from the master of the crime genre, Martin Scorsese. Join two-thirds of The Reel Boys as we go undercover into The Departed. We’ll talk about everything that makes this film a fine entry in a celebrated directors career while asking.. “What Does Loyalty Get You?”
Enter the courtroom and stand trial with My Cousin Vinny. We’ll be weighing his courtroom etiquette and street-smarts to determine if he is the greatest movie lawyer of all time. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Spotify. What will the evidence show?
How do you pull off the perfect con? When the mark’s left none the wiser. Maybe that’s why this week’s grifters have remained in relative anonymity, despite their success. This week, we’re dusting off a classic crime flick, The Sting, to discuss why it’s remained in the shadows. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher as we uncover what makes Paul Newman and Robert Redford so appealing in this caper.
Come fly with us. It’s Crime Month, so we’re taking to the skies to make our getaway. Our in flight entertainment? Hanks and DiCaprio in a game of cat and mouse. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher as we watch Catch Me If You Can and ask “why are crooks so cool?”
Well, well here we are. Most of us want to suspend all of our high school memories, but not The Reel Boys, We’re going back.. way back to the 80’s for a round of Saturday detention. When the teacher isn’t looking, we’ll be asking if this beloved classic is dated or timeless.
You haven’t checked out our episode on The Sandlot and inclusivity in kids’ movies? You’re killin’ me, Smalls.
Do you like apples? Well, here’s our episode on Good Will Hunting and Robin Williams’ legacy. How do you like them apples?
He's about to bring this fight to your doorstep. This week we're watching Matt Damon's classic spy thriller and asking "does the action genre need to be Bourne again?"
Attention campers: lunch has been cancelled due to lack of hustle.. deal with it. All you need is Mother Earth, Father Sky, and your dear old Uncle Tony. So put your fat finger down, give all your candy to Seymour Butts, and step on the scales.. we didn’t send you to go-kart camp! Someone said “war is hell”… they’ve never been to fat camp!
Step into the Colosseum. This week we're watching Gladiator and asking...are you not entertained? Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher
In Amity, you say “yahd.” You also stay out of the water. Why? Something’s lurking under the surface. Something big. This week, we’re watching Jaws and discussing how it created the summer blockbuster. We’re gonna give ya the head, the tail, the whole dang thing.
When you hear the name “Alfred Hitchcock” what comes to mind? Birds perched ominously on a wire? Screeching strings and running water? This week, we’re conducting a Psycho analysis and asking “is Alfred Hitchcock the master of suspense?” Join us as we wade into mind of a director who “loved playing the audience like a piano” to unpack his legacy.
We got a real jam going down. Was Space Jam ever actually good? Or is Air Jordan’s magnum opus - “the Citizen Kane of live-action-animated hybrid basketball movies” – nothing more than a two-hour sneaker commercial? Listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify as we take it into overtime
The end is near. Dread it, run from it, destiny still arrives. Or, should we say, Thanos still arrives. Before we conclude this decade-long saga, it’s time to get real. Is Thanos the greatest villain in the MCU? Listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts as we fight this one out.
Get out your notebooks. Let’s put aside our party blinders for the sake of the greater good – much like Woodward and Bernstein in this week’s classic political thriller, All the President’s Men. We’re talking Watergate, the power of the press, and asking ourselves what’s so sexy about a scandal?
We’ve got something to get off our chests. That’s why we’re talking AVP: Alien vs. Prometheus. Does Ridley Scott still have the goods or is his heady prequel better off shoved out the airlock? Game over, man. Game over.
Let’s start at the very beginning.
The Von Trapp children don’t play. They march. Their father, Georg Von Trapp, hides a heart of gold underneath a stoic demeanor. He’s a decorated naval captain who – ever since his wife’s passing – expects military discipline from anyone living under his roof. Enter Maria – the failed nun and spitfire governess who brings joy and laughter back to the family through song. Maria makes the sprawling Austrian mansion a home again and discovers her calling along the way.
Soon, this buttoned-up bunch become the Von Trapp Family Singers, capturing the heart of a nation at the onset of a German invasion.
Whether strolling through the markets of Salzburg or crossing over the Swiss Alps to safety, music provides a constant source of strength and hope throughout the movie. This week, we’re asking “what is the sound of music?” How do you make a good movie musical? And why has this story stood the test of time?
Take in the entrancing mountain vistas and let each unforgettable song work its magic over you. Just in case you need someone older and wiser telling you what to do…give this one a listen.
Punk. Genius. Prophet.
Who is Mark Zuckerburg?
This week, we watched The Social Network to find answers. Instead, we found questions. Is a good story more important than the facts? How much is a friendship worth? And what’s so bad about the Winklevi?
We also dove into what makes The Social Network so memorable. Everything from Sorkin’s rat-a-tat dialogue and nonlinear storytelling to burning scarfs and Adidas flip flops.
Do we have your full attention?