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.
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-award winning actress’s Halle Berry most superiorly inferior super-hero film, Catwoman! Join Nick, Stephen, and special guest Derrick Lamb as we discuss this unintentional farce.
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 help of an 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.
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
You remember a few month ago when Jackie Chan came back? Yeah do you remember 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.
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.