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!
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.
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.
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.
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