Category Archives: Film Nerds Unlimited

Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 198 – The newest Planet of the Apes is a genuinely ground-breaking blockbuster

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Graham Flanagan and Ben Flanagan are stronger together, as they discuss Matt Reeves trilogy-capping War for the Planet of the Apes! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes! Click Here to Download: Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 198

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 196 – How does Spider-Man: Homecoming impact the Marvel Cinematic Universe? (Spoilers)

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Matt Scalici and Ben Flanagan talk about Marvel Studios’ official roll-out of one of their biggest characters, Spider-Man: Homecoming! Marvel collaborated with Sony to bring Jon Watts’ superhero coming-of-age movie to life, and the guys discuss how the film works for them, and how it impacts the great Marvel Cinematic Universe. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 194 – Why can’t we have more movies like Baby Driver? (Spoilers)

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Matt Scalici and Ben Flanagan hop aboard one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. The guys discuss where the film falls in Wright’s filmography and if it lives up to the hype. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes! Click Here […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 193 – Let me tell you a thing or two about Transformers: The Last Knight (Spoilers)

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Ben Stark sits Matt Scalici down and tells him about his complex experience with the latest bit of installation art from Michael Bay and Hasbro. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes! Click Here to Download: Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 193

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 191 – Alien: Covenant and the Future of the Alien Franchise

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Matt Scalici and Graham Flanagan talk about the third of Ridley Scott’s xenomorph stories, Alien: Covenant. How does the movie fit into 20th Century Fox’s ongoing Alien series, and what does it suggest about the direction of the franchise going forward? Tune in to find out! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 190 – Does Wonder Woman Redeem the DC Cinematic Universe?

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Matt Scalici and Ben Stark have seen Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman! In this episode, they discuss their thoughts about the film and how it fits into Warner Brothers’ ongoing DC movie continuity. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes! Click Here to Download: Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 190

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 189 – What is Joss Whedon’s role in the DC Cinematic Universe?

Ben Stark and Ben Flanagan discuss the news that Zack Snyder has stepped down from Justice League after a heartbreaking family tragedy, leaving Warner Brother’s superhero team-up movie in the hands of Marvel’s former golden boy, Joss Whedon. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes! Click Here to […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 186 – Summer Movie Season Openers (2008-2016)

Ben Stark and Ben Flanagan continue their look at the blockbusters that kicked off Summer Movie Seasons of the past, picking up with the arrival of Marvel in 2008’s Iron Man and continuing to last year’s massive, climactic Captain America: Civil War. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 185 – Summer Movie Season Openers (1996-2007)

Ben Stark and Ben Flanagan take a deep dive into the trend of the a huge movie release in May kicking off the summer movie season. The guys begin with 1996’s Twister and continue into the 2000’s, tracking the growth of the Summer Movie Season as they go. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 184 – Summer Movie Preview 2017, Part 1

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It’s almost summer, which means it’s time for big, loud movies on big, shiny screens! In an oversized issue of Film Nerds Unlimited, Ben Stark and Franco Asmaeil go into detail on all the major releases in May and June of 2017, discussing their level of interest, box office potential, and critical expectations! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 183 – The Fate of the Furious (Spoilers)

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Ben Stark and Franco Asmaeil take to the streets (and to the glaciers) to discuss the newest film in the Fast & Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious, directed by F. Gary Gray. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes! Click Here to Download: Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 183

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 178 – Is Netflix Killing Cinema?

Ben Flanagan and Ben Stark discuss the tension between Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Alamo Drafthouse boss Tim League and it leads to a discussion of whether or not Netflix is a threat to the theatrical movie experience. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes! Click Here to […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 177 – Beauty and the Beast (Spoilers)

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Ben Stark and Craig Hamilton talk about the latest in Disney’s line of live action remakes, Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast. The guys discuss the film’s music, design, and performances, among other things! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes! Click Here to Download: […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 173 – Ranking the Harry Potter Films

Craig Hamilton and Ben Stark wrap up their retrospective of the Harry Potter film series as they talk about some of their favorite elements of the franchise and rank all the films! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes! Click Here to Download: Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 173

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 172 – Most Anticipated Films of 2017

Ben Flanagan and Ben Stark have a very difficult timing nailing down all of their most anticipated films of 2017. Matt Scalici and Franco Asmaeil weigh in, as well! Tune in to see if your most anticipated movies make the lists. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 169 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (Spoilers)

Craig Hamilton and Ben Stark begin the end as they discuss the first part of the conclusion of the Harry Potter film franchise, which is also noteworthy as the darkest film in the series. Does the darkness overwhelm the film? Does its narrative inertia hurt the experience? Tune in to hear what the guys have to say! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 166 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I (Spoilers)

Craig Hamilton and Ben Stark begin the end as they discuss the first part of the conclusion of the Harry Potter film franchise, which is also noteworthy as the darkest film in the series. Does the darkness overwhelm the film? Does its narrative inertia hurt the experience? Tune in to hear what the guys have to say! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 165 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Spoilers)

The Hogwarts Express rolls on as Craig Hamilton and Ben Stark are shocked to find themselves already arriving at the sixth Harry Potter film, Half-Blood Prince! The guys discuss the film’s big ending, its delicately balanced tone, and how David Yates settled into the franchise. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 164 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Spoilers)

Craig Hamilton and Ben Stark discuss the beginning of the end for the Harry Potter film series, as Order of the Phoenix marks a noted change in tone and creative direction. How do they guys feel about David Yates’ feature film debut? Tune in and find out! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 163 – La La Land (Spoilers)

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Matt Scalici and Ben Stark discuss Damien Chazelle’s highly anticipated La La Land. Does this musical throw-back live up to the hype? Is it more than just a shallow genre exercise? Tune in and listen to the guys share their thoughts! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes! Click […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 162 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Spoilers)

Craig Hamilton and Ben Stark return to Hogwarts as they discuss what is considered by many to be the worst of the Harry Potter films, Goblet of Fire! Tune in to hear what the guys think! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes! Click Here to Download: Film Nerds […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 160 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Spoilers)

Craig Hamilton educates Ben Stark on the increasing literary infidelity of the Harry Potter series, just as the films start to pique cinephile interest. The guys discuss Alfonso Cuaron’s brief visit to J.K. Rowling’s world! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes! Click Here to Download: Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 160

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 159 – Rogue One (Spoilers)

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The Force is with Graham Flanagan and Matt Scalici and they are one with the Force as they discuss the newest exciting entry into LucasFilm’s Star Wars revival, Rogue One! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes! Click Here to Download: Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 159

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 157 – Oscar Seasoning 2016 talks SAG and more!

Craig Hamilton and Ben Flanagan catch up with the state of the 2016 Oscar race, discussing all of the awards up to this point, and predicting tomorrow’s SAG nominations! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page, and please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes! Click Here to Download: Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 157

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 156 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Spoilers)

Craig Hamilton and Ben Stark continue their journey through the Harry Potter series with 2002’s entry, Chamber of Secrets. The guys discuss the change of tones, the film’s adherence to the original text, plumbing logistics, and much more! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 155 – Allied (Spoilers)

Graham Flanagan and Ben Flanagan discuss the newest entry in Robert Zemeckis’ recent run of star-studded, old school thrillers, the Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard romance Allied. What do the guys think of this lush World War II spy story? Tune in and find out! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 154 – Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone (Spoilers)

On the heels of JK Rowling’s newest cinematic project, resident Harry Potter expert Craig Hamilton is joined by Ben Stark to begin a magical movie retrospective! They start at the beginning, discussing Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s?) Stone! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to listen in your browser with […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 153 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Spoilers)

Craig Hamilton and Matt Scalici discuss this year’s return to the world that gave us Hogwarts, Dumbledore, and Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to listen in your browser with the audio player below! Click Here to […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 150 – Top 3 Actresses of All Time

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It’s another all-star line-up on this very special milestone issue of Film Nerds Unlimited! Your favorite FNU regulars and friends each discuss their three favorite actresses of all time, and this is one of the most difficult lists we’ve put ourselves through yet! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 149 – Doctor Strange (Spoilers)

Matt Scalici and Ben Stark do their thing as the Film Nerds Sorcerers Supreme of Marvel geekdom and discuss the newest MCU film, Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to listen in your browser with the audio player below! Click Here to Download: […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 147 – Oscar Season 2016… Oscar Bait or Not?

Craig Hamilton and Ben Flanagan check in with the 2016 Oscar race and talk about which buzzed-about titles qualify as “Oscar bait”. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to listen in your browser with the audio player below! Click Here to Download: Film Nerds […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 146 – Deepwater Horizon (Spoilers)

Graham Flanagan and Ben Flanagan discuss the newest Peter Berg/Mark Wahlberg collaboration, Deepwater Horizon. The guys talk about what they liked about the film, its critical and box office reactions, and more! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to listen in your browser with […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 145 – Fighting Over The Witch (Spoilers)

Matt Scalici loved Robert Eggers’ The Witch. Ben Stark was not as overwhelmed. The two hash out their opinions over the year’s most talked-about horror movie. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to listen in your browser with the audio player below! Click Here to […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 144 – Oscar Seasoning 2016 Kickoff!

Craig Hamilton and Ben Flanagan kick off the awards season with a discussion of the early Oscar buzz for films like Loving, La La Land, Arrival, Birth of a Nation, and many others! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to listen in your browser with the audio player below! Click […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 143 – Top 5 Favorite 21st Century Comedies

Ben Stark and Craig Hamilton totally rip off Filmspotting’s 602nd episode and discuss our Top 5 Comedies of the 21st Century. The guys try to mention all of the major comedic voices of the last 16 years or so, including Judd Apatow, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Edgar Wright, but of course there is no genre more subjective than comedies, so personal taste reigns […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 142 – Classic Film Noir

Ben Stark and Craig Hamilton talk about the nebulous genre of “Classic Film Noir”, covering which movies qualify, and discussing favorites like Double Indemnity, The Maltese Falcon, Mildred Pierce, and many more! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to listen in your browser with the audio player below! […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 138 – Top 5 Most Anticipated Films of Fall/Winter 2016

Ben Stark brings on Dawn of the Dad’s Franco Asmaeil to discuss their top five most anticipated films of the year’s remainder. There are lots of big Hollywood movies and independent and foreign films on the horizon, and many of them look incredible. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 137 – Is Rotten Tomatoes fresh or rotten?

Craig Hamilton and Ben Stark discuss the recent Rotten Tomatoes/Suicide Squad controversy. They cover common misunderstandings of the site, its usefulness or lack thereof, and the general state of online film criticism. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to listen in your browser […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 136 – Suicide Squad (Spoilers)

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Ben Flanagan and Matt Scalici go in-depth on David Ayer’s entry in the DC Cinematic Universe, Suicide Squad. The guys discuss the film’s troubled production, its critical reaction, and of course, their own feelings about cast, story, action scenes, and more! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 135 – Who should direct Man of Steel 2?

Ben Flanagan and Ben Stark discuss the latest news about the next Superman movie, which is officially in development. Assuming Zack Snyder will be too busy with Justice League to direct the sequel to Man of Steel, the guys talk about who might make a fitting replacement. WARNING: This issue may contain spoilers for Man of Steel and this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Share […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 134 – Two Dads Chat about Suicide Squad (Spoilers)

Ben Flanagan is joined by the Thomas Wayne of Film Nerds Unlimited (and father of Ben and Graham), Steve Flanagan, to give a quick take on Suicide Squad! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to listen in your browser with the audio player below! Click […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 132 – Comic-Con 2016 Movie Reactions

Ben Stark and Ben Flanagan cover just a few of the biggest bits of news and trailer sightings coming out of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con! The guys talk about the new trailer for Wonder Woman, Justice League, and other films, as well as the newest bit of Marvel casting. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 131 – Star Trek Beyond (Spoilers)

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Ben Stark and Ben Flanagan talk about the latest 2016 summer blockbuster, Star Trek Beyond! Comparisons to the previous two iterations are unavoidable, but the guys also discuss franchise newcomer Justin Lin, the film’s character dynamics, and much more! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 129 – Ghostbusters (Spoilers)

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Strangely enough, one of the most effervescent and friendly movies of Summer 2016 is also one of the most controversial! Ben Stark and Matt Scalici have seen Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, so they got on the phone to discuss the film, their expectations, and its reception at the box office! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 128 – Lost in Translation Commentary

Craig Hamilton is joined by our good buddy Morgan Gargis to record another feature-length commentary, this time for Sophia Coppola’s acclaimed 2003 film Lost in Translation! Cue up your DVD, Blu-ray, or digital file and listen along with the guys as they break down this hotly debated classic. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 127 – Do We Really Want All These Disney Live Action Adaptations?

With all the marketing coming out for next year’s Beauty & The Beast, and the success of The Jungle Book, Ben Flanagan and Craig Hamilton decided it was time to discuss the ongoing trend of Disney live action adaptations. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 126 – Steven Spielberg, Top to Bottom

MORE SPIELBERG HYPE! That’s right, the Film Nerds aren’t done with the Steven Spielberg talk yet! Graham Flanagan and Ben Flanagan discuss The Beard’s top five and bottom five movies, among other topics. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to listen in […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 124 – Movie Warning Signs

Are there things in movies that are warning signs for you? Red flags? Raccoons? Wait, why does Craig keep saying “raccoon”? Craig Hamilton and Ben Stark have a lot of fun talking about their movie warning signs… Elements that make them skeptical about seeing a given movie. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 123 – Top Five Pixar

In anticipation of this week’s release of Finding Dory, Ben Stark and Ben Flanagan talk about their anticipation of the film, the general critical consensus of Pixar at this point, and their top five favorite Pixar films. Tune in, and check out their full lists on Letterboxd: Flanagan here, Stark here. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 121 – Summer Movie Preview 2016

In a GIANT-SIZE issue of Film Nerds Unlimited, Ben Stark and Ben Flanagan tackle the in-progress Summer Movie Season of 2016, looking at all the big releases and their anticipation levels. Is it a weaker-looking Summer than others? Are there diamonds in the rough? Has the season already peaked, thanks to Captain America: Civil War? Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 120 – The Fast Eddie Felson Movies (Shelf of Shame)

Ben Stark had some time to knock a few classics off of his Shelf of Shame and recruited Franco Asmaeil to help him discuss Robert Rossen’s The Hustler and Martin Scorsese’s The Color of Money, which tell the story of pool shark Fast Eddie Felson, possibly Paul Newman’s greatest on-screen character. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 118 – The Ghostbusters Trailer Controversy

Ben Stark talks to Dawn of the Dad’s Franco Asmaeil about the trailers for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, which has been met with unexpected fan backlash. The popular YouTube personality Angry Video Game Nerd has gone so far as to refuse to watch and review the new film. The guys discuss the roots of this backlash, and if it’s warranted at all. Share your thoughts […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 117 – Is Daniel Craig Done with 007?

Ben Flanagan and Ben Stark react to today’s “news” that Daniel Craig may be finished playing James Bond. They discuss what this means for the franchise, what may have caused the split, and… of course, fantasy casting! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 116 – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Shelf of Shame)

Craig Hamilton and Morgan Gargis get together to discuss a classic film that sat on both of their Shelves of Shame: John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, the 1962 Western that is legendary for a number of reasons, including its all-star pairing of John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart. Did the guys like it as much as they SHOULD have? […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 114 – Captain America: Civil War (Spoilers)

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A relatively late night discussion means this off-the-cuff review is wrought with half-baked thoughts and unstructured rambling. Tune as Matt Scalici and Ben Stark discuss their first impressions of this year’s big Marvel movie! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to listen in your […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 113 – Captain America Hype!

Ben Stark and Matt Scalici get amped for Captain America: Civil War, as they discuss the previous four Marvel Cinematic Universe films featuring the character, his translation from the comics, and if the character has life beyond Chris Evans. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 112 – No More Inhumans and the Future of Marvel

Ben Stark and Matt Scalici discuss some recent Marvel news centered around the un-scheduling of the Inhumans film. This morphs into a greater conversation about the state of Marvel film and TV on the whole, as the guys discuss how recent leadership changes may mark a huge shift for the MCU. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 110 – Trailers for Cafe Society and Independence Day 2

Matt Scalici and Ben Flanagan preview the previews for two very different, but very colorful Summer 2016 movies: Woody Allen’s Cafe Society and Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to listen in your browser with the audio player below! Click Here to […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 108 – The Troubling Warner Brothers Game Plan

Ben Stark and Ben Flanagan talk about a recent Hollywood Reporter story that suggests Warner Brothers will produce fewer films, and focus more on a select handful of franchise movies. The guys talk about the Warner Brothers legacy, what caused this change in attitude, and what kind of a direction change they’d like to see for the studio. Share your thoughts with […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 107 – Marvel’s Doctor Strange Trailer and Spider-Man: Homecoming

Ben Stark and Matt Scalici do their usual thing and totally freak out for Marvel movies, as they discuss two new bits of Marvel news: The brand new trailer for Doctor Strange and the announcement of the title for Marvel’s Spider-Man reboot. Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 106 – Rogue One Trailer Reaction

Ben Stark and Matt Scalici discuss the brand new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. They talk about their anticipation level for the film, how it may affect the Star Wars cinematic universe going forward, and more! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and review Film Nerds Unlimited on iTunes. Feel free to listen […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 105 – The BFG Full Trailer Reaction

Graham Flanagan and Matt Scalici discuss the newly released full trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG. The first teaser seemed very promising, but both guys have their reservations now that they’ve seen more of the film. Tune in and hear what they have to say! Share your thoughts with us on the Film Nerds Facebook page! Please be sure to subscribe to, rate, and […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 103 – Batman v Superman Hype!

Ben Flanagan follows up his Al.com post about the best of Batman and Superman with a discussion with Ben Stark. The Bens get hyped for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice by talking about all the best elements from both the movies featuring these two massively popular characters. The guys cover casting, music, fight scenes, and so much more! Share your thoughts with us on the […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 102 – The Death of the Summer Movie Season (with Tyler Smith of Battleship Pretension)

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Ben Stark is joined by special guest Tyler Smith of the highly regarded movie podcasts Battleship Pretension and More Than One Lesson. The guys discuss Tyler’s theory on the meta-textual nature of Jurassic World, and how it – along with several other factors, including the March release of the Warner Brothers blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – ties into the idea […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 101 – Spielberg and Ford return for Indiana Jones 5

Ben Stark and Ben Flanagan discuss the huge news that Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will return to make a fifth Indiana Jones movie under the Disney/LucasFilm banner, with Kathleen Kennedy on board as producer, to be released in the Summer of 2019. There are several “x factors” in determining how this project might turn out, so the guys discuss their […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 99 – Want to pay $50 to watch a theatrical release at home?

Sean Parker (of Napster, Spotify, and other online successes) is shopping around “The Screening Room”, a day-and-date release platform that could revolutionize the way we watch new movies. Now, major directors such as Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson have spoken out in support of the new technology. Graham Flanagan and Ben Stark discuss the potential pros and cons of The Screening […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 98 – 10 Cloverfield Lane (Spoilers)

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Graham Flanagan and Matt Scalici talk about the latest sci-fi thriller from JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot production house… Dan Trachtenberg’s 10 Cloverfield Lane. Does the film live up to the hype? How does it connect to the 2008 Matt Reeves film it shares a title with? Tune and listen to the guys analyze one of the first hotly anticipated titles of 2016! Make […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 96 – Carol’s ending and critical reception (Spoilers)

Franco Asmaeil of Dawn of the Dad joins Ben Stark to discuss Todd Haynes’ Carol, particularly the film’s ending, tone, and audience reception. Why wasn’t the film in the Best Picture race? What sets it apart from other prestige films of 2015? What are its strongest qualities? Tune in and find out! Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 94 – What’s with the hate for The Revenant?

With the Oscars this Sunday, Ben Flanagan and Ben Stark decided to talk about the confusing negative reaction that The Revenant has garnered in its Awards Season run, inspired in part by the popular Brutally Honest Oscar Voter article that recently hit The Hollywood Reporter. Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast on iTunes or listen in the audio player below! Click Here […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 88 – 13 Hours (Spoilers)

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Michael Bay is releasing a rare non-Transformers film, and that’s definitely worth talking about. Graham Flanagan and Ben Flanagan discuss the new film 13 Hours, the story of the US military’s reaction to the 2012 Benghazi attack. Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast on iTunes or listen in the audio player below! Click Here to Download: Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 88

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 86 – Oscar Seasoning (January 15)

Oscar nominations have been announced, so it’s about time for Ben Flanagan and Craig Hamilton to weigh in with their thoughts and analysis! They discuss snubs and the state of the Oscar race going forward! Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast on iTunes or listen in the audio player below! Click Here to Download: Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 86

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 81 – Sicario (No Spoilers)

With Sicario hitting blu ray and digital rental today, Craig Hamilton and Ben Stark thought it’d be a good idea to discuss this highly recommendable movie by Denis Villeneuve. The guys discuss the film’s tone, politics, cinematography, and much more. Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast on iTunes or listen in the audio player below! Click Here to Download: Film […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 79 – The Hateful Eight (Spoilers)

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Another week, another massive movie event. It must be December! Matt Scalici and Ben Flanagan have seen the newest film from Quentin Tarantino in “glorious” 70mm, and with both being huge fans of the director’s output, are excited to discuss The Hateful Eight. Does the film live up to Tarantino’s high standards? Tune in and find out. Make sure to subscribe to […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 78 – The Good Dinosaur (Spoilers)

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From the illustrious Milo’s in Tuscaloosa, Graham Flanagan and Ben Flanagan discuss the newest film from Pixar, The Good Dinosaur. The guys talk about the film’s emotional impact, animation, and other elements of what has come one of the studio’s more low-key releases. Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast on iTunes or listen in the audio player below! Click Here […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 74 – Oscar Seasoning (December 11)

Now that Golden Globe nominations have been announced, Oscar season is in full swing. Ben Flanagan and Craig Hamilton begin what will hopefully be an ongoing series of discussions about the current Oscar climate and the state of the race. Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast on iTunes or listen in the audio player below! Click Here to Download: Film Nerds […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 69 – Creed (Spoilers)

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Ben Stark and Ben Flanagan discuss the newest film in the Rocky franchise. Does the team behind Fruitvale Station do the series justice? Does the film measure up to its strong reviews? What are Sylvester Stallone’s Oscar chances? Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast on iTunes or listen in the audio player below! Click Here to Download: Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 69

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 65 – The Current State of Comic Book Movies

With the looming Marvel/DC war between Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War, Ben Stark talks to special guest Allen Drago about the current state of comic book movies, why they’re so appealing, and which brand has the advantage. Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast on iTunes or listen in the audio player below! Click Here to Download: […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 62 – The Empire Strikes Back (Spoilers)

Ben Stark and Craig Hamilton continue the road to The Force Awakens with a discussion of the original trilogy’s dark middle chapter. The guys talk about the film’s effectiveness as a stand-alone movie, its relationship to the first film, and the particulars of exactly how much time passes during Luke’s training. Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast on iTunes or […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 56 – The Force Awakens Trailer Debut on Monday Night Football

Graham Flanagan and Matt Scalici keep the Star Wars hype awakened with a discussion of the brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The new trailer debuted on Monday Night Football on October 19, and has the geek world – and the mainstream world – abuzz. How did the trailer affect Graham and Matt’s anticipation for the film? Tune in and […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 53 – Early Review for Bridge of Spies (No Spoilers)

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We have a surprise for our listeners! Graham Flanagan sits down with his colleague Arielle Berger to discuss her reactions to a very early screening of Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies. Tune in and see what they have to say! Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast on iTunes or listen in the audio player below! Click Here to Download: Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 53

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 51 – The Star Wars Hype Awakens

In about 3 months, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will arrive in theaters. The deluge of trailers, toys, and various product tie-ins have begun, so Craig Hamilton and Ben Stark talk about their relationship to the franchise, their anticipation of the film, and the current cultural climate when it comes to what has to be the most buzzed-about movie of 2015. Make sure to […]

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