Category Archives: Film Nerds Unlimited

Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 35 – Are Pixar Movies Really For Kids Anymore?

Ben Flanagan and Matt Scalici are both shaken by the emotional experience of watching Pixar’s latest, Inside Out, and discuss the animation studio’s approach to making films that appeal to both children and adults. 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 35

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 33 – James Horner

Ben Flanagan and Graham Flanagan remember the composer James Horner, who died on June 23. They discuss classic Horner scores from Braveheart, Titanic, Aliens, and many others. All the Film Nerds are grieving the loss of Horner, but Ben and Graham bring a personal perspective to a composer who was so prolific during many of our developmental years. Make sure to subscribe to […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 32 – Inside Out (Spoilers)

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Franco Asmaeil of the podcast Dawn of the Dad joins Ben Stark for a discussion of Pixar’s latest critical and financial hit, Inside Out. They begin with a brief discussion of the short attached to the film, Lava, and continue on to talk about art history, tears, and death being preferable to being forgotten. Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast on iTunes or […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 31 – Jurassic World (Spoilers)

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WARNING: There are some cell connection issues at times. If they come up, relax! It’s only for a little bit and is marginally inconsequential. Ben Stark talks to Ben Flanagan, Matt Scalici, and Craig Hamilton about 2015’s latest smash hit, Jurassic World. The long-developing sequel summons some strong opinions from a few of the Nerds, and between the three conversations, every possible angle of […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 30B – Graham Flanagan’s Shelf of Shame

Graham Flanagan takes a break from his Cuban vacation to commend Craig and Morgan on their Shelves of Shame. In the process, he asks important questions about what it means to be a Film Nerd, the logistics of trans-Caribbean trolling, and the true definition of the term “jake ace”. The staff of FilmNerds.com apologize for this. Make sure to subscribe to […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 30 – Craig and Morgan’s Shelves of Shame

Craig Hamilton and special guest Morgan Gargis talk about a FilmNerds.com tradition: The dreaded Shelf of Shame, or the list of movies we all, as movie buffs, really should have seen by now. Everyone has their own Shelf of Shame, so don’t judge Craig and Morgan too harshly… Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast on iTunes or listen in the […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 29 – Anticipating Batman v Superman and DC Films

Craig Hamilton and special guest Morgan Gargis discuss the prospects of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the DC cinematic universe in general, and what Warner Brothers should do to make their films successful. 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 29

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 25 – Are Fifth Movies Always Bad?

Ben Stark has a long and rambling conversation with Ben Flanagan about the rare case of a fifth movie in an ongoing franchise. Is Rocky V the high water mark? If so, is Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation doomed? 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 25

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 24 – Superhero Movie Casting

Craig Hamilton and Ben Stark discuss casting in superhero movies, from the spot-on casting of Marvel Studios, to the creative casting of the X-Men and Batman films, to the arguably worse casting decisions in superhero movie history. 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 24

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 23 – The Rise & Fall of Sylvester Stallone

In celebration of the return of Back to the Movies, Matt Scalici talks to Ben Stark about the oddity that is Rhinestone, and the bizarre career that made the film possible: That of action movie superstar and comedy movie wannabe Sylvester Stallone. Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast on iTunes or listen in the audio player below! Click […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 22 – Tomorrowland (Spoilers)

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Ben Flanagan and Ben Stark go in-depth on Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland, which didn’t set the box office on fire in its release weekend, and currently has a “Rotten” designation on RottenTomatoes.com… Is the movie bad? Is it worth talking about? Is it saying anything worth thinking about? Touch the pin and find out. Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 21 – Pros and Cons of Mystery Box Movie Marketing

Movie marketing is a topic that has come up on FNU before, but the recent strategy for Tomorrowland has spurred on a conversation between Ben Flanagan and Ben Stark about whether or not a “mystery box” approach is a wise movie for studios and for the filmmakers that studios employ. How much marketing power should a filmmaker be given? How much […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 19 – Simon Pegg’s Indictment of Blockbusters

This week, Simon Pegg made comments suggesting that geek culture in mainstream film was dumbing down audiences, and Damon Lindelof admitted a disinterest in working on an “unoriginal” franchise like Star Wars. These comments, combined with the usual “popcorn movie malaise” that can set in for many film fans in the Summer, sparked the ire of Matt Scalici, and Ben […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 16 – Mad Max: Fury Road (Spoilers)

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Ben Stark talks to Graham Flanagan about the highly anticipated and highly acclaimed action epic Mad Max: Fury Road. Matt Scalici hops in to add his thoughts on this weird and unlikely summer blockbuster. Beware: Spoilers abound! 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 16

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 15 – Summer 2015 Box Office Preview, Part I (May-June)

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Dawn of the Dad’s Franco Asmaeil and Ben Stark go in-depth on Summer 2015, talking about the big movies of the season and trying their best to guess which will be the money-makers and which will be flops. Will Avengers: Age of Ultron stay on track? Will Jurassic World be a Green Lantern-level flop? Will this weekend’s Mad Max: Fury Road make a stand for R-rated action movies? Make sure […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 11 – You can’t get rid of The Babadook

Francesca Scalici and Ben Stark discuss Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook, recently added to Netflix Instant. They give their opinion on the film, its meaning, and its representation of parenthood, among other things. 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 11

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 10 – Getting Hyped for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

This Friday, the second “phase” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe culminates in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Matt Scalici and Ben Stark assemble to talk about their favorite Marvel movies, psychoanalyze their Marvel nerdiness, and address various other bits of Marvel business. It’s Avengers week. ‘NUFF SAID. Make sure to subscribe to our brand new podcast on iTunes or listen in the audio player below! […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 9 – Will The Visit be Shyamalan’s return to glory?

The trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit dropped last week, and while Matt Scalici is skeptical, Graham Flanagan sees an opportunity for M. Night Shyamalan to shine up a career that some Film Nerds might consider tarnished. 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 9

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 2 – Blade Runner 2 Casting / Oscars 1957

Welcome back to Film Nerds Unlimited, our new podcast series from the FilmNerds crew in which we discuss, argue about, and rant with each other on the movie-related topics that we’ve been thinking about lately. In the latest “issue” of our new Film Nerds Unlimited podcast series, Ben Flanagan reacts to the news of Ryan Gosling being cast in the Blade […]

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Film Nerds Unlimited: Issue 1 – Summer Movie Seasons / The Force Awakens Trailer

Greetings, Nerds! Welcome to Film Nerds Unlimited, a brand new podcast series from the FilmNerds crew in which we discuss, argue about, and rant with each other on the movie-related topics that we’ve been thinking about lately. What, you may be asking, makes it different than our previous podcasting ventures? Well, for one thing, we’re doing it! Thanks in large […]

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