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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Baseball Movies: From ‘Major League’ to ‘Moneyball,’ here’s the true hall of fame

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AL.com Birmingham news manager and deliriously hapless Chicago Cubs fan Alex Walsh joins “Aspect Radio” co-host Ben Flanagan to explore the best examples of the baseball movie genre, as we list each of our top three favorite films set on or around a diamond. Warning: We will leave out a couple that we know you hold near and dear to […]

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Shelf of Shame: Comedy Edition – Withnail & I (1987)

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WITHNAIL & I (1987) Bruce Robinson’s crudely shot but deeply personal meditation on friendship and alcoholism follows a pair of unemployed actors living in squalor and taking an impromptu trip to the English countryside to continue an ongoing avoidance of any actual responsibility. Richard E. Grant (in his film debut) stars as the troubled and self-absorbed Withnail with an at-first […]

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Cinematrimony – Guardians of the Galaxy

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Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This time, Matt and Francesca discuss Marvel’s latest comic book adaptation Guardians of the Galaxy. Does the movie exceed Matt’s fanboy hype? Does it play well with notoriously anti-superhero Francesca? Matt and Francesca discuss this and more in this episode of Cinematrimony. Click Here to Download: Cinematrimony – Guardians of […]

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Cinematrimony – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This time, Matt and Francesca discuss Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the latest edition of the sci-fi reboot franchise. Matt was thrilled with the first film in this new imagining of Rod Serling’s bizarre sci-fi tale but will Francesca come around after this heavily-praised sequel? Matt and Francesca […]

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Shelf of Shame: Comedy Edition – Midnight Run (1988)

MIDNIGHT RUN (1988) Martin Brest’s road action/comedy marks the first essential film in this 10-part comedy series thanks to a deft script loaded with memorable action and dialogue delivered by pros in their absolute primes. Robert De Niro obviously still had about a decade of brilliant work in him, this on the cusp of “Goodfellas” and “Awakenings.” As no-nonsense, world-weary […]

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Shelf of Shame: Comedy Edition – Silver Streak (1976)

SILVER STREAK (1976) Fun action/comedy blending exciting set pieces. Mostly a showcase for Gene Wilder, especially during the first hour when it goes for more of a Hitchcockian vibe. Richard Pryor only comes more than an hour into it, when it drifts almost entirely into pure action territory. Hops from light romance to mistaken identity thriller to disaster movie blockbuster […]

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Gordon Willis, 1931-2014

Arguably the greatest cinematographer ever, Gordon Willis passed away at 82 on Sunday. He shot the entire “Godfather” trilogy, “All the President’s Men” and every Woody Allen movie from 1977-1985, a run that included “Annie Hall” and perhaps his greatest work “Manhattan” (above). Read this tribute and take a look at some of my favorite Willis images.

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Cinematrimony – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This time, Matt and Francesca discuss Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Does the latest offering from the Marvel universe overcome Francesca’s inherent boredom with the superhero genre? Matt and Francesca discuss this and more in this episode of Cinematrimony. Click Here to Download: Cinematrimony – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Cinematrimony – Grand Budapest Hotel

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This time, Matt and Francesca discuss Wes Anderson’s latest colorful quirky drama Grand Budapest Hotel. How does it stack up to the rest of Anderson’s long line of offerings? Matt and Francesca discuss this and more in this episode of Cinematrimony. Click Here to Download: Cinematrimony – Grand Budapest Hotel

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Back to the Movies 1984 | No. 49: Oh, God! You Devil!

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Note: Back to the Movies is a special feature on the FilmNerds blog in which Matt Scalici will be watching the Top 50 highest-grossing movies of 1984 in order from 50 to 1.

The next film on my list forced me to confront a problem inherent to doing a project like this, yet somehow one I managed to avoid during my cinematic voyage through 1983. What do you do in a project like this when you encounter a sequel to a movie you haven’t seen? Do I add to my workload by forcing myself to watch the film’s predecessors in order to add the context I need to truly appreciate the movie?

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The List of Lists

“We’re all going to die some day.” The morbid thought above is what motivated me to start using my IMDb app to log every single movie I’d like to see from every year that cinema has existed. This was two years ago, and after hopping over to Letterboxd to house my myriad of “To See” lists, I’ve found myself on […]

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Cinematrimony – Noah

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This time, Matt and Francesca discuss Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. How does Aronofsky’s imaginative take on the biblical tale play with Matt and Francesca? Has Francesca finally come around on the controversial director or is she still haunted by what he did to her brain in Black Swan? Matt and Francesca […]

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11 truly tremendous moments in movie music in 2013 (audio)

The 2013 film year didn’t disappoint, and neither did its soundtracks featuring beautifully composed original scores and brilliantly chosen songs to accompany the films. Take a look back at some of the shrewdest choices the filmmakers made and the unexpected collaborations between them and many of the best composers in Hollywood, including the likes of Hans Zimmer and Cliff Martinez. […]

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Cinematrimony – Gravity

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This time, Matt and Francesca discuss Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Does Bullock’s performance carry the weight of this intense, character-driven thriller?  Matt and Francesca discuss this and more in this episode of Cinematrimony. Click Here to Download: Cinematrimony – Gravity

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The Five Best Horror Movies of the Last Five years? Not what you’d expect…

The last time I probably felt truly terrified at a movie was — well, OK, probably last weekend when I saw Alfonso Cuaron’s GRAVITY. Particularly, his use of silence in space, how you the viewer can only hear what the characters do inside their helmets. Therefore, like those poor astronauts, you cannot hear as millions of chunks of space debris […]

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Cinematrimony – The World’s End

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This time, Matt and Francesca discuss Edgar Wright’s genre-bending sci-fi/action/adult relationship comedy The World’s End. How does the film compare to Wright’s previous collaborations with leading men Simon Pegg and Nick Frost? Does the ambitious film manage to pull all of its various elements together into a cohesive blend or […]

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Cinematrimony – Blue Jasmine

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This time, Matt and Francesca discuss Woody Allen’s San Francisco-set drama Blue Jasmine starring Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin. Does Blanchett’s performance live up to the early Oscar hype? Where does Allen’s latest effort rank among his other female-driven dramas? Does this film have the potential to be another mainstream […]

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Cinematrimony – Elysium

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This time, Matt and Francesca discuss Neil Blomkamp’s sci-fi/action thriller Elysium starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Charlto Copley. Does the South African director’s follow up to Best Picture nominee District 9 deliver the same kind of social commentary-tinged action? Is Copley’s performance over-the-top or one of the year’s best? […]

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Cinematrimony – Monsters University

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This time, Matt and Francesca discuss Pixar’s latest animated effort Monsters University, the sequel to their 2001 classic Monsters Inc. Does this college-set comedy stack up to the laughs and emotional sincerity of its predecessor? Is Pixar still on their game? Matt and Francesca discuss this and more in this […]

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Cinematrimony – This Is The End

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This time, Matt and Francesca discuss Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s apocalyptic horror comedy This Is The End. Do the Hollywood in-jokes get old or have Rogen and Goldberg recaptured the sincere buddy comedy chemistry that worked so well in their debut feature Superbad? Matt and Francesca discuss this and […]

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Review: BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Over the weekend, my girlfriend downloaded BEFORE SUNRISE (1994) on iTunes to watch on her iPad during a 3-hour train ride. Naturally, that led to her downloading its sequel BEFORE SUNSET (2004), which I also watched. Since we’d both caught “Before-Fever,” the next logical step was to see the recently released third installment of Richard Linklater’s relationship saga BEFORE MIDNIGHT, […]

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Cinematrimony – Star Trek Into Darkness

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This time, Matt and Francesca discuss J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness. Does Abrams’ latest take on the classic sci-fi franchise appeal to both a mild fanboy (Matt) and the completely uninitiated moviegoer (Francesca)? Matt and Francesca discuss this and more in this episode of Cinematrimony. Click Here to Download: […]

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Remake It: 5 remakes that need to happen

We asked the FilmNerds contributors to pitch us their idea for a successful (critically and/or commercially) remake that Hollywood hasn’t thought of yet, complete with cast and crew suggestions. Here’s what they came up with: Westworld by Ben Flanagan “Westworld” is Michael Crichton’s own adaptation of his science fiction-thriller starring Yul Brynner as an android in a futuristic Western-themed amusement […]

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Cinematrimony – Side Effects

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This time, Matt and Francesca discuss Stephen Soderbergh’s dark and surprising thriller Side Effects. Does Soderbergh still have gas in the tank as he winds down his filmmaking career? Does the surprising plot twist ruin the entire movie for notorious twist-hater Matt? Listen as Matt and Francesca discuss this and […]

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Review: Steven Soderbergh’s SIDE EFFECTS

Stephen Soderbergh’s SIDE EFFECTS feels nothing like the work of a director tired and ready to retire. On the contrary, this superb psychological thriller exudes the passion of a young, hungry filmmaker just beginning to hit his stride. The last decade has been interesting for Soderbergh who, by 2001, had achieved unprecedented success as a director who could simultaneously appeal […]

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Cinematrimony – Silver Linings Playbook

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This time, Matt and Francesca discuss David O. Russell’s latest Best Picture nominated film Silver Linings Playbook. Do Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence have believable romantic chemistry? How does this film stack up against Russell’s last Oscar-nominated effort The Fighter? Does Robert DeNiro actually give a performance in which he […]

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Cinematrimony – Django Unchained

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This week, Matt and Francesca discuss the new film from Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED. Does QT find the right balance between over-the-top violence and respect for the travesties of slavery? Does the screenplay live up to the insanely high standards Tarantino has set for himself in his previous masterpieces? Listen […]

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Cinematrimony: Lincoln

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This week, Matt and Francesca discuss Steven Spielberg’s historical epic LINOLN. Does Daniel Day Lewis hit another potential Oscar-winning home run? Who else shines among the star-studded cast? Listen as Matt and Francesca discuss this and more on this episode of Cinematrimony. Click Here to Download: Cinematrimony – Lincoln

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Cinematrimony: Argo

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This week, Matt and Francesca discuss Ben Affleck’s Iranian hostage thriller Argo. Does Affleck successfully thrill an audience that is fully aware of how the story turns out? Can the actor-turned-director finally impress our stingy critics with his work behind the camera? Listen as Matt and Francesca discuss this and […]

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Cinematrimony: The Master

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This week, Matt and Francesca discuss Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master featuring buzzed-about performances by Joaquin Phoenix, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams. Does PTA’s latest effort pack the same punch as There Will Be Blood? Will this movie be one of 2012’s top Oscar contenders? Listen as Matt and […]

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Cinematrimony: The Campaign

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This week, Matt and Francesca discuss the Will Ferrell/Zack Galifinakis comedy The Campaign. In a summer with so few comedies, do Farrell and Galifinakis deliver the laughs we’ve been looking for? Listen as Matt and Francesca discuss this and more on this episode of Cinematrimony. Click Here to Download: Cinematrimony […]

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Cinematrimony – The Amazing Spider-Man

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This week, Matt and Francesca discuss The Amazing Spider-Man and debate whether rebooting this beloved franchise was the right decision. They also discuss the casting choices, the special effects, and how freaking adorable Emma Stone is. Listen as Matt and Francesca discuss this and more on this episode of Cinematrimony. […]

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Cinematrimony: Anniversary Edition – Brave

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. It’s a very special episode as Matt and Francesca celebrate their 5th anniversary by taking in a screening of Pixar’s newest effort, Brave. Matt and Francesca discuss how the film defied their expectations (and whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing), what the film’s box office success could […]

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FilmNerds In-Depth: Matt Scalici & Ben Stark discuss PROMETHEUS

FilmNerds Matt Scalici and Benjamin Stark go in-depth in a special podcast discussing the most talked-about film of the summer so far, Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS. Listen as Matt and Ben discuss the hidden themes, controversial plot points and the public backlash that have made PROMETHEUS the most discussed film of 2012 so far.     Click Here to Download: FlimNerds […]

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Cinematrimony – Snow White & The Huntsman

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. In this episode, Matt and Francesca discuss Snow White & The Huntsman and reveal whether Francesca was able to stomach Kristen Stewart, how excited Matt got when he discovered who plays the dwarfs, and whether Charlize Theron continues her recent run of acting excellence. Listen as Matt and Francesca discuss this and […]

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Cinematrimony: Prometheus

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. In this episode, Matt and Francesca discuss Ridley Scott’s sci-fi/horror/pseudo-prequel Prometheus. Is this brainy sci-fi thriller too smart for its own good or does Scott recapture some of the terrifying tension of Alien? Listen as Matt and Francesca discuss this and more on this episode of Cinematrimony.     Click […]

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Great Scenes: “Perfect Organism” from ALIEN

The Setup: When the crew of the spaceship Nostromo becomes the prey of a deadly extra-terrestrial being, Science Officer Ash (Ian Holm) enacts an order to bring the “life-form” back to corporate headquarters, regardless of the danger in which it puts the ship’s surviving members. When Warrant Officer Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) angrily confronts Ash about this, he attacks her until […]

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The Great Scenes: “Come Home” from Junebug

The Movie:                Junebug Spoiler Level:             Zero point Zero The Setup: Madeleine is an arts dealer living in Chicago with her new husband, George.  Madeleine plans a trip to North Carolina in order to convince an obscure artist to allow her to showcase his art.  This artist just happens to live very close to George’s hometown.  Madeleine and George have only […]

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Great Scenes: “Garry Calls His Dad” from PARENTHOOD

THE SETUP: Troubled teenager Garry (Joaquin Phoenix) summons the courage to ask his mother Helen (Dianne Wiest) permission to call his estranged father and ask if he can move in with him for a few months. Although Helen tries to persuade Garry not to follow through, she reluctantly gives Garry his father’s work-number, which he immediately dials. Within seconds, Garry’s […]

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Podcast: Cinematrimony – War Horse

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. At last, Matt & Francesca take on Stephen Spielberg’s Best Picture-nominated War Horse and Francesca reveals whether her two least favorite things, war and horses, were able to come together and make a great movie. Does this highly-touted award-contender live up to the hype?   DOWNLOAD: Cinematrimony – War Horse

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Podcast: Cinematrimony – The Descendants

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another new episode of Cinematrimony. In this episode, our dueling wedded critics take a look at Alexander Payne’s latest effort, the George Clooney-starring, Hawaiian-set drama The Descendants. Matt and Francesca discuss the film’s performances and consider whether this movie changes Francesca’s mind about how much she hates Alexander Payne. DOWNLOAD: Cinematrimony – The Descendants

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Podcast: Cinematrimony – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Cinematrimony is back with another dose of film discussion spiked with wedded bliss. In this episode Matt and Francesca Scalici discuss the period spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy featuring an all-star cast including Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy and Colin Firth. Listen as Matt and Francesca discuss the performances, the incredibly detailed atmosphere and whether the story might be too […]

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Podcast: Cinematrimony – Young Adult

Matt & Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. This week, they take a look at the latest Diablo Cody-scripted comedy Young Adult starring Charlize Theron. Matt and Francesca discuss Theron’s performance, the darkly comic tone of the film and what it says about the progression of Cody as one of Hollywood’s most talked-about screenwriters. DOWNLOAD: Cinematrimony – Young […]

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What If “The Adventures of Tintin” Was The Fourth “Indiana Jones” Movie?

Warning #1 – The article below contains heavy spoilers for The Adventures of Tintin and, quite possibly, Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Many film critics – like Russell Hainline, of the Jacksonville Movie Examiner  – have hailed the new Steven Spielberg film The Adventures of Tintin as the movie we SHOULD have gotten as the fourth […]

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Podcast: Cinematrimony – HUGO

Matt and Francesca Scalici return with another episode of Cinematrimony. In this episode, the wedded critics discuss Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, how the lauded 3D visuals measure up, the performances of the cast and where the film falls in Scorsese’s filmography. Click the link below to download or subscribe to us on iTunes by searching ‘FilmNerds’.   DOWNLOAD: Cinematrimony – Hugo

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Podcast: Cinematrimony – The Adventures of Tintin

Matt and Francesca bring you a special advance review of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming holiday release The Adventures of Tintin! This time the team goes light on spoilers so that our listeners can listen in without having to see the film first. Does Spielberg’s motion-capture 3D extravaganza fall flat or break new ground? Listen in and find out.   DOWNLOAD: Cinematrimony […]

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