Reel Film Chronicles

Reel Film Chronicles

Once in a generation, a voice emerges that captures the essence of the time. The Reel Film Chronicles is not that voice. This is just a couple of guys who love movies and enjoy discussing them from time to time. Join us for an ongoing dialogue about movies: new and old, blockbuster and indie, contemporary and classic, popular and cult, the well known and the (practically) unheard of, we tackle them all. So put your feet up, relax, and get your popcorn ready as Reel Film Chronicles shares our love of watching and collecting movies of every genre.


February 16, 2024 44 mins

In this very special episode, your intrepid hosts dive into the depths of cinematic disappointment as they unveil their Bottom Five Films of 2023. Welcome once again to our annual rundown of the cinematic catastrophes that left us bewildered, disappointed, and perhaps a little angry over the past year. From cringe-inducing sci-fi flops to poorly executed franchise entries, and forgettable thrillers, the bottom five list represents ...

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In this very special episode, your intrepid hosts run down their Top 10 Films of 2023. Welcome once again to our annual rundown of our top 10 films, as we review the movies that moved, entertained, awed, or otherwise inspired us over the past year. From mega blockbusters to independent dramas, established action franchises to emerging horror icons, giant radioactive lizards to famous historical figures, there's a little somethi...

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February 2, 2024 68 mins

What do you do when an unstoppable, evil army threatens your peaceful village? Why, you scour the countryside to retain the services of a small group of reluctant warriors with troubled back stories looking to make up for the sins of the past. And if it's your peaceful moon that's threatened, well then you scour the galaxy for your group of misfit warriors to defend you and your peaceful townsfolk. Hey, it worked for Akira ...

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January 19, 2024 60 mins
Extraction 2 (2023) | directed by: Sam Hargrave | starring: Chris Hemsworth - Golshifteh Farahani - Adam Bessa - Tornike Gogrichiani | Action - Thriller | 123 min ⁠
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January 5, 2024 68 mins
The smoke clears. The dust settles. For one, brief moment, it seems as though the stillness of the air could be a tranquil silence. A peaceful rearrangement of particles. That rare alignment of the cosmos that grants those most rare moments of serenity, where the world is in harmony, and the forces of nature and man align. But then, the moment passes. As your gaze trails ever upwards, your eyes slowly taking in the sight in front o...
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December 15, 2023 42 mins

"Now I have a machine gun. Ho, ho, ho." Often imitated but never duplicated, Die Hard has withstood the test of time to become firmly established in that hallowed pantheon of All-Time Classic Action Films. Its protagonist, John McClane, the wrong man in the wrong place at the wrong time, has become an archetypal action movie hero, the everyman answer to the muscle-bound question posed by the likes of Schwarzenegger and St...

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December 8, 2023 64 mins

Hang on to your webs spider-boys and spider-girls, because in this episode, we're swinging out Across the Spiderverse. In this follow-up to the critically acclaimed and beloved Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Miles Morales is grappling with how the consequences of being a hero affect him personally as well as those around him. Building on the frenetic animation style of the first film, Across the Spiderverse draws audiences...

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November 24, 2023 29 mins
A man out of time must summon the courage to save the life of a young child while battling humankind's most ancient of enemies: the dinosaur. Also, gross bugs that crawl into bodily orifices while you're sleeping. Though a box office flop, the movie 65 serves as a cinematic curiosity: a sci-fi genre film with a bizzare premise that tackles its subject matter with absolute seriousness. For all of its nonsensical plot points and, fra...
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November 10, 2023 59 mins

Since the dawn of civilization, humankind has looked up into the cosmos, and with our hearts and minds overcome by the vastness of eternity, we’ve silently pondered the ultimate question at the core of our existence: Why are robots so cool? The Creator is our latest attempt to answer this age-old quandary. Helmed by Gareth “Rogue One” Edwards, the film is a special effects showcase made for the big screen, and a rarity in this day ...

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October 27, 2023 52 mins

No One Will Save You (2023) | directed by: Brian Duffield | starring: Kaitlyn Dever - Elizabeth Kaluev | Thriller - Horror - Science Fiction | 93 min

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October 13, 2023 42 mins
In this universe, there are things known, and there are things unknown, and sometimes bridging that gap just takes a little conversation. Talk To Me is this year's breakout horror hit from Australia (which is totally a thing we expect from the Land Down Under every year), offering a unique take on the ghost story / demon possession genre and creating all kinds of buzz in the horror world. An underdog pack of teens battling superna...
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September 29, 2023 58 mins
There's a legend that's spoken of in hushed tones by people of every country and creed, from the dive bars of Los Angeles to the back alleys of Brazil to the neon-lit cityscape of downtown Tokyo. A whisper, carried faintly upon the breeze, of a promise that lies just over the horizon. The legend speaks of a tribe, a family, made up of the unwanted. Misfits. Outcasts. Criminals. This is a family where all are welcome at the table, b...
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September 22, 2023 61 mins
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. From the director who brought us Rambo: Last Blood comes a new terrifying vision of aquatic violence known as The Black Demon. Is it a giant shark? A mutant aberration? A zoological holdover from an ancient race of megalodons? An instrument of vengeance sent by the gods to punish humanity for our crimes against nature? An allegory for the consequences of our centuries of en...
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August 25, 2023 54 mins
It's a me, the Real Film Chronicles review of the Super Mario Bros. Movie! After 40 years and a couple of false starts, Nintendo finally made a successful transition from video games to the silver screen (all due respect to The Wizard and 1993's Super Mario Bros.). With an all-star cast; the full might of the animated film film titan, Illumination; Nintendo's Scrooge-McDuck-esque coffers; and four decades of simmering nostalgia, Th...
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Strap yourself in and prepare for a non-stop, white-knuckle, action-packed thrill ride. And if that doesn't pan out, then you can always unstrap yourself and sit down to watch Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre instead, the perfect movie for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Guy Ritchie's action adventure spy movie runs at a brisk pace quite confidently down the exact middle of the road, moored as much by the obvious fun Ritchie takes in get...
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June 2, 2023 45 mins

If there's one constant in the film industry, it's that the only sure way to improve a movie is to add copious amounts of cocaine, either behind or in front of the camera. If any movie proves this, it is certainly Cocaine Bear. Unleashed upon suspecting audiences after an incredibly effective marketing campaign, the bloody, drug-fuelled mayhem of the movie ironically serves as a sort of cinematic palate cleanser, offering a...

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May 20, 2023 66 mins
What one podcast can do, another can do!. Welcome to The Edge. You find yourself facing an existential crisis as you try to survive in the wilderness with nothing more than your wits, the clothes on your back, a pocket knife, and your two friends. Cold, wet, and a hundred miles from anywhere remotely resembling civilization, you struggle to scrounge up food and shelter while trying to figure out who among your fellow survivors you ...
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May 12, 2023 53 mins
In the world of the undead, one name reigns supreme and sends a shiver down the spines of all who dare whisper it aloud: Renfield? After 90 years, the Dracula mythology continues to fascinate audiences, and now the cursed manservant of the granddaddy of all vampires is finally getting his due. Putting yet another spin on everyone's favourite bloodsucker, the 2023 movie Renfield focuses on the toxic relationship between a centuries-...
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April 28, 2023 70 mins
Throughout history, people have been called upon to make a choice. And now, that burden falls to you. The fate of the world may, for all you know, rely entirely on you listening to this episode as your intrepid hosts venture out into the woods to answer the Knock at the Cabin. The latest film from prolific director M. Night Shyamalan is an anxiety-inducing phycological horror that asks some very poignant, age-old questions about li...
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April 21, 2023 39 mins
Vampires. Brooding creatures of the night that stalk their prey in the shadows. Their ideal habitat: sunny California? Welcome to the world of Day Shift, a tale of working class vampire hunters just trying to make ends meet by brutally murdering and plundering the corpses of another race of sentient beings. Gather up your garlic and the holiest water you can muster as you experience a world where the vampires are perhaps more twist...
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