IT’S OUR 50TH EPISODE! To celebrate, we had a HOF Joefest! Returning guest Joe Mancini joins Nick, Stephen, (and Kyle) to get down and Joe Dirty and talk about other Joe movies, Livermore, CA, poop jokes, and Dave Matthews Band.
Bill Murray has worked with some of the greatest actors of all time, like Odie from Garfield, himself from Garfield: Tale of Two Kitties, and a myriad of ghosts in Ghostbusters, but his biggest co-star by far is Tai the elephant in the cinematic “classic” Larger Than Life. In this episode the guys dive deep into the extremely shallow world of movies starring elephants and break down everything from hitch-hiking with an elephant, to feeding and elephant, to why Bill Murray seems to always do these weird movies. They give their top 5 elephant films of all time (there are literally six) and Kyle gives them grief for not loving Dumbo as much as he does. Kyle really loves Dumbo. Listen and subscribe!
Women centric superhero movies are finally starting to get some recognition in the world today, but it’s always important to remember where you came from and thank goodness Captain Marvel didn’t come from Elektra. In honor of Super Women we decided to take a look at a movie that apparently no one wanted to make, and when they did they settled on the most ridiculous decisions. The boys with help of new and not woman guest (sorry) Jackson talk about Elektra, Marvel, Ben Affleck, how Jennifer Garner is much better off now, Capital One, and so so much more. They rank the top 5 female assassins and each pitch their own completely original and entirely terrible MCU characters and feature films. So listen and tell us what you enjoyed so we can only do that from now on!
You Gotti be kidding me! Gotti did not win the Razzie Award for Worst Picture, and we’re protesting by devoting an entire episode to Gotti. Holmes and Watson is funny! Gotti is the least remarkable movie we’ve ever seen, and that’s a bad thing. So we get into what has to have been the nicest movie about the worst person ever. John Travolta and others come together to make what should have been the worst movie of the year, and we will die on this hill shot down by gangsters. The guys with recurring, horrible guest Kyle pitch their own gangster movies and share in moments of silence where we just stare at each other not saying anything in shock about how bad this movie is. YOU GOT IT WRONG RAZZIES!
It’s cold. It’s snowing. It’s a good day for death. That’s the life motto of our good friend and star of Polar, Mads Mikkelsen, who is first of all our good friend and also the star of our first Piss Poor Stream, Polar. Currently on Netflix this movie mostly about blood, death, and sex is one of our best episodes of the year (it’s still early). Brand new guest Mike joins the boys Nick and Stephen and they really get to the bottom of the barrel and scrape out all the leftover body parts still hanging around after the burial. Watch the movie and listen, you’re gonna have a good time, probably, or else.
We finally get to talk about good movies. Nick and Stephen go over their top ten movies of the year, best scenes of the year, and Kyle's top 10. Kyle's top ten is really the most ridiculous part, seriously, listen.
Happy Valentines Day, a day filled with love, money spending, flowers and sex? The sex is what we're here for. BDSM in particular. This may be the first podcast ever that both the men in it were dominated by the woman on the podcast. Nick and Stephen subbing to reoccurring guest and amazing woman Rachael Tiss dig deep into the really fucked psychology of Fifty Shades Freed. We do top 5 sex scenes, and come up with the next Fifty Shades film. Honestly, if you're single, listen to this, and if you're not, listen to this. Let's get kinky.
As the Polar Vortex sweeps through the nation, we here at Reel Rotten remember a simpler time when snow just meant it was time to go shred the gnar with your boys. Which is why we threw it back to the early 2000s and a snowboarding hit that probably shredded right past you, Out Cold. Featuring recurring guest Eric, Nick and Stephen celebrate winter by watching the last best worst snowboarding movie of all time, don’t @ us. The guys do a winter Top 5, play a new genre pitching game, and discuss watching this movie at 13 and watching it again when they’re going on 30. Listen, rate and subscribe. Follow us @reelrotten.
New year, new podcast! 2019 is our year, it is the time when things are going to finally occur for us. Go down if you will. An event will transpire. An incident will take place. This year for Reel Rotten it is Happening! So that’s exactly what we did. Twas an M. Night after New Years and a week before Glass. Not a Shyamalan twist could be trusted especially not the grass. To bring in 2019 Nick and Stephen dove deep into the remarkably short shrub of The Happening. A film that is shocking in many ways, none of them being good. Mark Wahlberg gives the Markiest performance of all time and we couldn’t even pretend to understand all of the different happenings in this movie. Why it happened, how it happened, what the fuck happened… No idea. All we know is that they said the word happen a minimum of 25 times. Featuring no guests except Kyle (anyone but Kyle) we head to the suburbs of Pennsylvania in the worst movie we’ve done so far this year!
Still have that Christmas hangover? Well this episode will probably make it worse because it’s the BIGGEST EPISODE YET! The kitchen studio was filled with egg nog, Christmas cheer, and guests as the guys had on 3 people to discuss the Christmas classic Jingle All the Way. You’ll hear everything from Schwarzenegger singing carols to Schwarzenegger saying all the reindeer’s names to why Phil Hartman was so down casually break up marriages. With the help of Chris, Tyler, and Wil; Nick and Stephen break down Jingle All the Way like it has never broken down before and if this podcast doesn’t cause you to tear up and call your dad to tell him you love him then we’ll send you your money back. Jingle All the Way is available on streaming, so give it a watch and give us a listen. Merry (post) Christmas! God bless Jaime.
Picture something made of your nightmares conglomerated. Now picture that as a snowman. We present to you, Jack Frost. No, we’re not talking about the horror film Jack Frost about a murdering serial killer snowman, this is the much more terrifying Jack Frost… Michael Keaton. For our second Christmas movie we watched a film about a man that dies and comes back to life as a snowman to spend more quality time with his kid. We’re still not sure what qualifies something as “quality time” but there is no way watching this film could qualify as quality time spent. Nick and Stephen drudge through the blizzard that is this movie; with minimal help from Kyle and a new challenge aspect of the podcast the guys get right down to why snowmen are scary, the physics of being made of snow and many more things you should probably listen to and learn if you want to survive this Christmas. Listen and subscribe.
We don’t play no games, and definitely don’t play any Reindeer Games, unless of course Ben Affleck is involved. It’s Christmastime, which means it’s time to get down to business and do Christmas in every way possible. First up is your favorite action Christmas movie (if Die Hard, and frankly many other movies didn’t exist) Reindeer Games! This episode is the first of our Christmas series and is such a bad Christmas movie that they had to reshoot scenes and missed their Christmas release date. This episode features a new format, same voices, and even a brand new original song to the tune of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The boys discuss just how long it takes for a body to catch on fire, why Charlize Theron decided to do this movie and if Gary Sinise should just do all of his movies without legs. Listen up and wallow with us and make sure to drink plenty of Christmas Spirits before watching this film.
Prepare to be Taken 2 a place unlike any you've ever been. Unless you've seen Taken then it's almost the same plot all over again, but with even more Albanians. Nick and Stephen get deep into the Liam Neeson universe answering all of your questions like why can't his daughter drive yet, and just where is Albania and what are the best Liam Neeson action movies of the last decade. This podcast is basically an audio version of an action movie in Istanbul, loud, badly edited, and full of gun shots and punch noises. So listen and subscribe or continue ignoring us just like our families. Note: This podcast was recorded very late at night, so deliriousness took over the mics at some point.
Jackie Moon is one of the most legendary promoter, player, coach, owner to ever not exist in the world of basketball. He did leave a legacy behind though, in Semi-Pro the ridiculous basketball film starring Will Ferrell and the deepest cast we've had yet on Reel Rotten. Nick and Stephen with guest Chris explore the semi professional world of basketball with the depth and charisma of Charles Barkley, Shaq, Kenny and Kyle as Ernie. They talk top 5 Will Ferrell movies, best quotes, and pretty much argue constantly. This was the most somewhat professional podcast about semi-pro that will ever be semi-produced. Listen and subscribe.
Happy Thanksgiving, hopefully you followed the true vegetarian way like us here and ate pizza for dinner with your family. We recorded this bonus podcast as our thanks to you for listening. It's almost as good as the movie we watched, Free Birds! Which is about time traveling turkeys, so IT'S AMAZING! This movie had the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and Amy Poehler and we can almost guarantee you've never heard of it. Featuring new segments, singing, no Kyle, and turkey talk!
The Reel Rotten crew does a Burt Reynolds tribute episode, and what better way to remember a legend than by watching one of his worst movies and criticizing it endlessly. This movie features Burt Reynolds as a grizzled old cop who gets an 8-year-old as an actual partner because he witnesses a murder. That's the actual plot of a movie. Insanely popular guest Wilfredo returns to Reel Rotten studios (a kitchen) and he and the boys sure do get off topic in this podcast that's almost as long as the movie you're likely to never watch. (though we do recommend it… kinda) Deemed a must listen episode by Nick’s mom!
Happy Hallloowwweeennnn... resurrection! Michael Myers, fresh off Austin Powers, is back and ready to take on Busta Rhymes in Halloween: Resurrection. This Halloween sequel will remind you of everything horrible about the early 2000s. Featuring some of your favorite actors like Tyra Banks, Busta Rhymes, the guy from Smart House and the kid from Rookie of the Year. Nick and Stephen with (little to no) help from the producers Kyle and Alex get deep into the worst Halloween movie of the series.
Alien vs Predator: Requiem is the sequel we didn't know we needed to original film we never wanted in the first place. Nick and Stephen dive deep into this ludicrous film where aliens and predators fight and basically kill every human in a small town for some reason. No one is safe in this sequel and no one is safe on the podcast, anyone can (metaphorically) die at any time. So listen up and listen in to the latest episode of Reel Rotten.
Reel Rotten has delved into the ridiculous, the funny, the action, and insane, but never in the same film, until we did Congo. If you missed this gem in your childhood you missed out. Featuring everything from talking gorillas, to diamonds, to albino gorillas protecting diamonds Congo has it "all". In this episode the criticism and awe flow almost as strongly as the drinks of the hosts. Bad movies are our business and Congo is good business. Watch this film (or not) and listen in!
We’ve got a bonus pod, and another fugitive. It’s been 20 years since U.S. Marshals and 25 since The Fugitive and we decided to watch the one without Harrison Ford. Who needs him when you have TLJ, the always angry man, the wrinkle machine himself, Tommy Lee Jones. In this intimate episode Nick and Stephen without any producers or rules do a late night pod on one of their favorite action movies. So listen up and stay til the end when they pitch Fugitive 3 because that way you can tell your friends and we can get this threequel rolling!