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 is 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!
We've all been fat, or at the very least thick little babies, so we get it. Heavy Weights is a film that will go down as the greatest fat camp movie of all time and that's why it's a Hall of Fame Reel Rotten selection for us. Featuring Ben Stiller's best villain performance and our special guest Tanner we get down to just what makes this movie still enjoyable today. So come here you devil log and give it a listen.
What do you get when you combine The Rock, Zac Efron, beautiful women and dick jokes.... The answer is a remake of a tv show that not a lot of people remember or know about. Nick and Stephen, along with new guest Wilfredo dig in the sand and do that thing where you bury each other and put like boobs on yourself and stuff. Baywatch is streaming so watch it and then listen, it's gonna be fun!
Like most Americans, the World Cup 2018 meant nothing this year to us, so we decided to turn our attention towards a more enjoyable SOCCER (USA!USA!) entertainment in the form of The Big Green. A monumental episode for Reel Rotten as it is our first official film with a 0%, but it is also the return of our theme song writer Joe. Come one and come all as we share of piece of 90's nostalgia, and bicycle kick this failed sports film into your long term memory banks!
Happy Independence Day! It's the time of year when you cook outside, light stuff on fire, and see big box office movies, but what really happened in 1776 when our founders said fuck tea, and fuck King George? Well, if you base all of your history knowledge on 1985's Revolution, you'll likely think the American Revolution was very muddy, revolved a little too much around drummer boys, and had taken place on location in England. So in the interest of creating a better society Nick and Stephen watched Revolution and are here to wake you from your patriotic catatonia. In this bonus episode the guys go all in on perhaps the worst movie about patriotism ever. This movie bombed so hard Al Pacino took 4 years off from acting. 4 YEARS. What we would give for that now. Listen and subscribe, etc. America!
Flintstones, meet the Flintstones, they make you hate their family. From the town of Bedrock, filled with product placement and... you get it. In honor of dinosaurs once again being the hottest thing in the history of time we watched the Flintstones movie. With the help of our guest Sophie we dig deep into the prehistoric past of 1994, and not so fondly remember a film from our childhood. Currently streaming on Netflix, subject yourself to this movie and join in on our "fun."
The Circle is just a shape to most of you, but to others it's life. We get deep into the ridiculous premise that is The Circle and just how a movie that could have been so right, goes so dang wrong. Featuring bad accents, police states, and kayaks this movie has it all and we have something to say about all of it. Complete with our own shape themed movies and general disbelief that this movie was made.
Blade. Laser. Blazer. Wesley Snipes doesn't wear a blazer in this movie but he sure does fuck up some vampires. We watched Blade: Trinity in honor of Ryan Reynolds talking his way into Deadpool. Thought it was on the high side of Rotten Tomatoes this movie will always be low to us. Featuring our "guest" Alex (we know, we know), we break down just how Blade: Trinity breaks down 15 minutes into the movie. Though under 2 hours it really feels like 2+ hours you'll never get back. We talk Reynolds, we talk Biel, we talk Snipes, we talk drunk(ish) because that's really the only way to watch this movie. Listen up and listen in!
Do you remember your SAT score, or are you trying to actively forget it? Well your living in the past and/or dwelling on the past is almost over. A movie about the test that test that you've likely moved on from is the cure. So start the timer, get your number 2 Ticonderoga pencil and fill in those dots and join Nick and Stephen on the only journey about the SATs that you'll ever take.