Reely Random Movie Reviews

Reely Random Movie Reviews

Real People, Reel Takes. Every week, hosts Danielle Toussaint and Ben Grotemeyer use a random movie generator that chooses a random film for them. As long as it's easily accessible, they have to watch and review that movie. It could be anything from fantastic works of cinema to absolute dumpster fires. Join them on their journey of film discovery! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.


October 26, 2022 18 min

“Casper” #37

Ben and Danielle discuss the 1995 family movie, Casper, directed by Brad Silberling. The movie stars Christina Ricci as Kat, a kid whose paranormal therapist father, played by Bill Pullman, gets a job to get rid of the ghosts in a manor in Friendship, Maine. During her experience in the new home, she encounters and befriends Capser, the friendly ghost. The hosts discuss the themes of not judging a book by its cover, gri...

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“Fright Night (1985)” #36

Ben and Danielle discuss the 1985 vampire movie, Fright Night, directed by Tom Holland. The movie stars William Ragsdale who plays Charley Brewster, a teenager who discovers that his nextdoor neighbor who recently moved in is actually a vampire. The film also stars Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall, and Amanda Bearse. The hosts discuss the themes of the sullied vs unsullied woman, the religious vs secular valu...

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October 12, 2022 32 min

“Donnie Darko” #35

Ben and Danielle discuss the 2001 psychological thriller, Donnie Darko, directed by Richard Kelly. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal in the titular role, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, and Patrick Swayze. The hosts discuss the themes of the dichotomy of religion and science, the butterfly effect, and trickeries of the mind. What do they think? Well, grab some popcorn, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

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October 5, 2022 23 min

“Marley & Me” #34

Ben and Danielle discuss the 2008 family film, Marley & Me, directed by David Frankel. The movie stars Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston who play a married couple who gets a dog that ends up creating chaos in their lives. The hosts discuss the themes of love, family, and the value  of a pet. What do they think? Well, grab some popcorn, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

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September 21, 2022 24 min

“Invincible” #33

Ben and Danielle discuss the 2006 football drama, Invincible, directed by Ericson Core. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg as Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender who becomes a football player for the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1970s. The movie also stars Elizabeth Banks and Greg Kinnear. The hosts discuss the themes of perseverance, staying humble, and remembering one’s roots . What do they think? Well, grab some popco...

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September 7, 2022 28 min

“Terminator Salvation” #32

Ben and Danielle discuss the 2009 action sequel, Terminator Salvation, directed by McG. The movie stars Christian Bale as an adult John Connor. The movie also stars Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Helena Bonham Carter. The hosts discuss the themes of machine uprisings, human resilience, and whether you should do something when you know you can. What do they think? Well, grab some p...

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August 31, 2022 28 min

“Deadpool 2” #31

Ben and Danielle discuss the 2018 comic book sequel, Deadpool 2, directed by David Leitch. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, AKA Deadpool, who assembles a team to help a fellow mutant, Russel, (Julian Dennison), from being hunted down by a time-traveling man cyborg named Cable (Josh Brolin). The movie also stars Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, and Karan Soni. The hosts discuss the themes of revenge, what f...

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August 24, 2022 23 min

“Macbeth (2015)” #30

Ben and Danielle discuss the 2015 Shakespearian drama, Macbeth, directed by Justin Kurzel. The movie stars Michael Fassbender as the titular character, a duke of Scotland who receives a prophecy from three witches that he will become the king. He and his wife, played by Marion Cotillard, both become corrupted by their newfound power. The hosts examine the themes of greed, corruption of power, and paranoia. What ...

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August 17, 2022 24 min

“The Connection” #29

Ben and Danielle discuss the 2014 French crime film, The Connection, directed by Cedric Jimenez. The movie stars Jean Dujardin who plays Pierre Michel, a dedicated cop who dedicates his career to catching the leader of a large drug ring in 1970s France. The hosts examine the themes of different types of addiction, the abundance of vices in societies around the world, and becoming addicted to one’s one work life....

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August 10, 2022 26 min

“Free Willy” #28

Ben and Danielle discuss the 1993 children’s movie, Free Willy, directed by Simon Wincer. The movie stars Jason James Richter, a boy who forms an unlikely bond with a whale named Willy. As he grows closer to the animal, he realizes that Willy is in danger, and he and his friends from the marine animal park attempt to free the giant mammal. The hosts examine the themes of commodifying wild animals, grieving a loved o...

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July 13, 2022 30 min

“Who Framed Roger Rabbit” #27

Ben and Danielle discuss the beloved 1988 classic comedy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, directed by Robert Zemeckis. The movie stars Bob Hoskins as Eddie Valiant, a private detective who gets hired to investigate a scandal involving Jessica Rabbit and Marvin Acme. This case evolves into a murder case when Roger Rabbit gets framed for murdering the merchandise mogel. The hosts examine the themes of sticking t...

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June 29, 2022 19 min

“Stalag 17” #26

Ben and Danielle discuss the 1953 war drama, Stalag 17, directed by Billy Wilder. The movie takes place in a 1944 POW camp in Germany around Christmas time. After two prisoners who try to escape and are killed by their captors, the American soldiers become suspicious of the idea that there is a spy among them. The hosts examine the themes of instinct, going with your gut, and what happens in survival scenarios. What ...

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June 15, 2022 20 min

“Leaving Las Vegas” #25

Ben and Danielle discuss the 1995 drama, Leaving Las Vegas, directed by Mike Figgis. The movie stars Nicolas Cage as Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who loses everything and decides to escape to Las Vegas and indulge in his alcohol addiction. It also stars Elisabeth Shue who plays Sera, a sex worker who develops a relationship with Ben. The hosts examine the themes of addiction, the effects of addicti...

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June 8, 2022 27 min

“Vice” #24

Ben and Danielle discuss the comedic biographical film, Vice, written and directed by Adam McKay. The movie portrays the life of former US Vice President Dick Cheney, played by Christian Bale, and his political journey from the 1960s to the 2010s. It also stars Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell, and Steve Carell. The hosts examine the themes of the analogies between flyfishing and politics, the messy business of politics, and the r...

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June 1, 2022 24 min

“Rocky III” #23

Ben and Danielle discuss Rocky III, written by, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone. When a cocky, young fighter named Clubber lang, played by Mr. T, starts taunting the now heavyweight champion, Rocky Balboa, the tired boxer reluctantly trains to defend his title. Your hosts talk about aspects of the movie that they liked, such as the film quality, hopeful workout montages, and character development. They e...

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May 25, 2022 24 min

“The Big Sleep” #22

Ben and Danielle discuss the 1946 classic film noir The Big Sleep, directed by Howard Hawks. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. When a private detective gets hired by a wealthy family to investigate a blackmail case against one of his daughters, he discovers murder, extortion, and love. Your hosts talk about aspects of the movie that they liked, such as the classic film feel and its possible impac...

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May 11, 2022 36 min

“Blindspotting” #21

Ben and Danielle discuss the 2018 drama Blindspotting, directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada. The movie stars Daveed Diggs who plays Collin, a young man struggling to lay low before his parole period ends. However, his friend Miles, played by Rafael Casal, repeatedly brings him into sticky situations that threaten his freedom. This movie written by real-life best friends takes you through a journey of loss, friendship...

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May 4, 2022 24 min

“Rent” #20

Ben and Danielle discuss the smash hit musical Rent, directed by Chris Columbus. The movie stars Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Idina Menzel, and Rosario Dawson. During the 1980s AIDS epidemic in New York City, young bohemians struggle with disease, poverty, addiction, and loss. The musical follows a tumultuous year at the end of the decade. Your hosts talk about aspects of the movie that they liked, such as the music, emotio...

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April 20, 2022 24 min

“The Reader” #19

Ben and Danielle discuss the 2008 romance film The Reader, directed by Stephen Daldry. The movie stars Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet, and David Kross. In post-WWII Germany, a law student named Michael Berg attends the trial of his former lover, Hanna Schmitz. The film shows how the two met, fell in love, and broke up mysteriously. Your hosts talk about aspects of the movie that they liked, such as the set design, acti...

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April 13, 2022 22 min

“I Still See You” #18

Ben and Danielle discuss the 2018 young adult film I Still See You, directed by Scott Speer. The movie stars Bella Thorne, Richard Harmon, and Dermot Mulroney. After a cataclysmic nuclear reactor meltdown near Chicago, people who were killed by the blast still appear as ghosts, or remnants, throughout the area. A girl named Ronnie finds a remnant she has not seen before in her bathroom and investigates who it u...

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