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.
Holy Joel Schumacher Batman! Get ready to take a CHILL pill as we journey to the cinematic experience, also only known as Batman & Robin. Join Nick, Stephen, and everyone's favorite go-to guest Kyle, as they discuss this ensemble cast film that sent super-hero genre into the dark-ages.
The holiday for tokers and smokers and stoners has come and gone, but we couldn't help but capitalize on the rich genre of stoner comedies. Joined by cannabis enthusiast Jacob, we break down the movie about boys for boys. We highly recommend going back in time and watching this movie again as a teenager, because it only gets worse from there.
Having the post-Wrestlemania Blues? Didn’t think it was fair how that they wrote that one guy to lose to another? Have no fear, because we vented your frustrations for you, by giving the ol’ snapmare to the classic professional wrestling film Ready To Rumble. Listen in as we discuss the highest high, and lowest lows of this sports entertainment classic, and Oliver Platt!
March Madness is almost at an end, but just in case you're not ready we have a podcast episode for you! We watched NCAA basketball movie favorite, The Sixth Man. We brought on our own sixth man, hoophead Dave, who provided the 6'8" height, as well as the basketball knowledge to this MADNESS themed podcast. We talked the Wayans, how having a ghost on your team is cheating, death, and of course did a fantasy basketball draft. LISTEN UP!
We know what you're thinking... With arms wide open! No, not that Creed. We watched the Creed where they murder people and where the movie is unintentionally murdered of all value in the process. Nick and Stephen and special guest and video game fanatic Sean watched the worst movie involving the word creed, and got down to just how did they take such a cool idea and make it so, so, so lame. We play many games, go off topic quite often, and enjoy the podcast more than the movie. Listen up!
It's the month of women, and we're starting to think we celebrated it the wrong way, we watched Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. With the help of girlfriend of the pod, Ellen, we dive deep into the (arguably) better version of Indiana Jones. We talk about Angie's career making movie, how it leads to Brad Pitt, Cambodia, and beyond. The episode also features the new and most exciting games ever to be done (probably) on Reel Rotten.
WARNING: In honor of this being the worst movie of the year we produced easily our worst podcast to date. We experienced feedback and buzzing throughout the episode, and though we would love to blame it on our producer Kyle it seems to be just a temporary equipment malfunction. So if you make it through the episode, email us and we'll send you bitcoins. REAL BITCOINS!
Fire emoji, is not the emoji we would use to describe this movie. The "winner" of The Golden Raspberry, The Emoji Movie is perhaps not actually the worst film of last year, but it definitely isn't the best. Nick, Stephen and special/default guest/producer Kyle go in depth on a movie about using pictures to talk. Give it a listen, or not, we don't give a [poop emoji].
As part of our 2 show Oscar night show coverage we had the Ladies of Reel Rotten, Ellen, Genevieve and Rachael come on and talk about 2017 for women. It is likely the funniest, most concise, and all-around best episode we've done to date, and by we, we mean the white men that run this podcast. (Though we fucked it up more than anything)
For part 1 of a 2 part Oscar Episode the guys finally got fresh. After being beat down by bad movie after bad movie, Nick, Stephen, and friend of the pod Alex Mallonee discuss their top 10 films of 2017. They award their own oscars, discuss who had the best years, and just really what tickled our fancy this year.
Happy Oscars Day to all you cool cats out there. Feline like a not-so-great film to counter-balance the celebration of this year’s best? Nothing is finer than Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry’s most superiorly inferior superhero film, Catwoman! Join Nick, Stephen, and special guest Derrick Lamb as we discuss this unintentional farce.
Derrick’s blurb: A hairball would leave a better taste in my mouth than this Catwoman movie.
Stephen’s blurb: Meow’s not the time, meow’s never the time, for a Halle Berry–Sharon Stone–Benjamin Bratt vehicle.
Nick’s blurb: Cross in your eyes.
Are you already having Olympics withdrawals, well we have the show for you, D2: The Mighty Ducks. Just like T2, D2 is an action romp filled with... action? It features the classic matchup of youth hockey titans Iceland and USA (most of which come from the same Twin Cities area in Minnesota). This episode, Nick and Stephen, with the help of actual hockey player Matt, discuss everything from Trinidad and Tabago having a hockey team, to why the hell they kept Goldberg in despite giving up obscene amounts of goals.
Stephen’s blurb: This movie was just as good, and just as terrible, when when I initially saw this in 1994.
Matt’s blurb: It was like the awkward middle movie that I can’t keep watching enough of.
Nick’s blurb: Quack.
We hope you listen to this episode about love and grief and shallow selfish characters only caring about their love and grief. Ah, life! Nick and Stephen and special guest (A WOMAN) Rachael break down the movie meant to break you down. They talk new versions of the movie, Swankiest moments, and a new segment, Rachael's Rant!
P.S. I love shoes
Stephen’s blurb: If you’re a fan of happy movies, sad movies, movies that give you hope, movies that make you want to change your life—watch The Mighty Ducks 2.
Nick’s blurb: Dear P.S. I Love You, It was okay to see you again. P.P.S. Never again. That’s from Nick.
Rachael’s blurb: P.S. I Love You—relive a lost relationship, and take a walk through Holly’s ugly shoes.
You remember a few month ago when Jackie Chan came back? Yeah, do you remember The Fifth Element? Well, good news, we reviewed Rush Hour 3 for you! Two special guests, Genevieve and Alex, joined Nick in studio for a bonus pod! The first special guest pod of many more to come. Anyway, Rush Hour 3 did not age well. We recorded this at the end of last year, and had this movie come out in 2017 it would not have survived a week. Shoutout to Brett Rat (our new nickname for him). Watch the movie or just listen, we get pretty deep.
Genevieve’s blurb: The cast must’ve stretched daily to be able to film such a massive reach of a trilogy. Rush Hour 3 is the Brett Ratner of the saga—an unwanted and annoying assault. #bonuspointsforpunchingpolanskiintheface
Nick and Stephen have no blurbs of their own for this one, but they like Genevieve’s blurb.
When the Game Stands Tall. What does that even mean? Nobody knows and we're pretty sure that's the point. Regardless we watched a movie about the worst high school in northern California and we talked about it.
Nick’s blurb: They converted on 4th and goal—if goal was a mediocre football movie about a high school I’ll never feel bad for.
Mike’s blurb: You might want to Remember the Titans, but you’ll want to forget When the Game Stands Tall.
Stephen’s blurb: Happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us, he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks (Psalms 137:8–9).
Strange indeed. To celebrate the new year and the new legality of everyone's favorite substance we watched a Strange Wilderness. Bear with us as we navigate this new world we live in. If the movie doesn't bring you in, the guest will, Joe is not only the best looking guest we've had on, he's also the most musically inclined. So listen to our most meandering musical munchie filled show yet!
Stephen’s blurb: This movie was clearly a contractual obligation from Paramount, or an elaborate hoax by Fred Wolf to the American people on what was considered a popular comedic film.
Joe’s blurb: This is the Happy Madison Jonestown, the career suicide of everybody in it.
Nick’s blurb: If Strange Wilderness was a show on TV, it would be the only show on my DVR.
Like John Travolta, we're on the fence about Battlefield Earth. Is it beautiful, is it good? We decided somewhere in the middle saying this is worst movie we watched in 2017. It took us a while to get around to editing due do the holiday season, but here it is. Wait no longer. Battlefield Earth. If you have not seen this film, you still have your innocence. As for the rest of you, enjoy!
Alex’s blurb: Battlefield Earth—a cinematic wonder, as in, I wonder who decided to make this movie.
Nick’s blurb: After I saw Battlefield Earth, I felt like going Psychlos.
Stephen’s blurb: Battlefield Earth only reinforces my opinon on white guys in dreads.
Hanukkah for Christmas! You got it! We get deep into what has to be one of the top five Hanukkah movies of all time. It's an Adam Sandler animated musical... sooooo you'll love it?
Stephen’s blurb: If you gave an eight-year-old $30 million, his own animation studio, and his journal from when he was six years old, to write a movie, you’d probably end up with Eight Crazy Nights.
Eric’s blurb: Eight Crazy Nights is a family-fun-filled catastrophe fueled by the American Dream. This Academy Award-winning snub brings the room together by bridging the religious differences of modern religions and their celebrations. A heart-stopping, all-around family-fun film—for the ages.
Nick’s blurb: If I was on meth for eight nights and I watched this movie, I would say I liked it.
Is not having an episode of Reel Rotten about The Room tearing you apparrtttt! Well, good news, we did The Room for our latest episode, bad news is, it's going to tear you apart. In the gentlest way possible. Nick and Stephen sat down with The Room aficionado Ryan Grennan to bring you what we think is our best episode yet. Listen and enjoy, I guarantee you'll be as turned on (not sexually) as we were! Download and listen!
Ryan’s blurb: The Room is the American Dream. Tommy Wiseau attempted to create something that was iconic and he did so in the complete opposite direction that he was intending, therefore he achieved the American Dream—success.
Stephen’s blurb: This movie made me believe in sex scenes again.
Nick’s blurb: I never wanted to go to the room, but now I never want to leave.
Top Gun, Color of Money, Rain Man, Born on the 4th of July, and Cocktail.... Which of these doesn't quite fit in? We don't care for your sarcastic answers, because Cocktail is the movie we watched and discussed! Stephen (new co-host) and Nick talk cocks and tails and Nick interviews a real life Tom Cruise, not even kidding. Download and listen!
Nick’s blurb: Cocktail, the movie where you need cocktails and where dreams go to die.
Stephen’s blurb: Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue, and Bryan Brown give phenomenal performances in this movie. Everything else about this is terrible.
Special guest @ 1:05:00