The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift

Year: 2006 | Dir: Justin Lin | Runtime: 104m It’s easy to conceive of a universe where The Fast and The Furious franchise simply dissipated into the ether like a puff of exhaust from the tailpipe of a 1970 Dodge Charger. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift had all the hallmarks of a direct-to-video release and a total lack of any confidence in its success on the part of Universal. With none of the stars from the first two films returning, Tokyo Drift appeared to be an attempt by a major Hollywood studio to capitalize on whatever shred of popularity they could sink their greedy little claws into. On paper, it seemed to be a Fast and The Furious movie in name only: it featured all new characters in an all-new setting with a narrative completely divorced from the movies that had proceeded it. All signs pointed to Universal trying to squeeze the last few drops of profitability from a (at the time semi-) recognizable brand name before discarding its desiccated rinds into the gutter like so much scrap metal. Tokyo Drift might very well have sealed the…


2021 | directed by Denis Villeneuvestarring Timothee Chalamet | Rebecca Ferguson | Oscar Isaac | Josh Brolin | Stellan Skarsgardaction / science-fiction | 155 min Strap on your stillsuits and grab a heaping helping of spice as you travel along with The Reel Film Chronicles to delve into the world of Dune. Based on Frank Herbert’s epic novel of the same name, Denis Villeneuve’s film adaptation is an ambitious interpretation of a story that has long been categorized as unfilmable (with the notable exception of David Lynch’s attempt with his own cinematic version back in 1984, which has since garnered a cult following). As recent converts to the Dune-iverse, Brian and Nathan bring to bear their own insightful insights to the denizens and political machinations of Arrakis. Such challenging source material requires the skill and patience rivalling the bene gesserit themselves. Tune in to find out whether 2021’s Dune exceeded even the most prescient of visions or whether it earned itself a place in the gullet of a sandworm. Anchor  Apple Google Pocket Casts — CHAPTERS — No chapters, it’s…


With a more casual approach, Brian and Nathan take on this sweeping entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 2021 | directed by Chloé Zhao starring Gemma Chan – Richard Madden – Angelina Jolie – Kumail Nanjiani a ction / science-fiction / superhero | 156 min — CHAPTERS — No chapters, just pure Eternals talk here! Anchor  Apple Google Pocket Casts


Our next episode to drop is your one stop shop for Copshop talk. Did it rock our blocks or turn out to be a flop? For fans of Joe Carnahan, this may have been the very plot that you’ve sought. The titular cop shop serves as the backdrop to the plot, a single spot fraught with danger, wherein our characters are locked, though everything is not exactly as you thought. Our main characters count down the clock in shock at the constant risk of getting shot or chopped, and loyalties are tested as stories are swapped and our heroes and villains try not to blow their tops as they learn who actually walks the walk and who merely talks the talk. So hop on board and eavesdrop as our hosts squawk and unravel the knot of whether to sing Copshop’s praises from the hilltops or block it from their memories faster than a photoshopped cyclops bar-hopping across the flat-top with an atomic lollipop. COPSHOP | 2021directed by Joe Carnahan starring Gerard Butler – Frank Grillo – Alexis Louder – Toby Huss action / crime…

The Night House

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Or not. We’re not here to tell you how to live your life. We are here, however, to tell you about the Night House, the latest movie from director David Bruckner. As Beth (Rebecca Hall) struggles to deal with the suicide of her husband, she unravels a sordid tale full of murder, unstoppable supernatural entities, and labyrinthine mirror houses in alternate dream dimensions. Or maybe the only thing that unravels is Beth’s sanity. Or maybe The Night House is really 2021’s sleeper hit romantic comedy. Or maybe it’s all a metaphor for the effect of the industrial revolution on the slow decline of proletariat ownership over the means of production. Join Brian and Nathan as they delve into the twisted world of The Nighthouse, and try to determine exactly how much stock you should be buying in adult diapers before you check out what is undoubtedly one of the most unique cinematic visions of 2021. THE NIGHT HOUSE | 2021 directed by David Bruckner starring Rebecca Hall – Sarah Goldberg – Vondie Curist-Hall – Evan Jonigkeit…


The face of evil has a new… face. In this week’s exciting episode, Brian and Nathan delve into James Wan’s latest horror opus, Malignant. The movie is another entry in the genre from one of only two people in history to ever successfully oversee a cinematic universe, so, of course, expectations for Malignant were entirely realistic and reasonable. Part slasher, part body horror, part psychological thriller, Malignant festers in the mind long after the credits roll owing to an original idea and a unique voice. Does Malignant usher in a bloody new era of horror and franchising rights? Tune in to hear our dynamic duo discuss the merits of James Wan’s latest and greatest and weigh in on whether murder and horrific surgery is scarier than parking unnecessarily close to the edge of cliff. MALIGNANT | 2021 directed by James Wan starring Annabelle Wallis – Maddie Hasson – George Young – Michole Briana White mystery / thriller / horror 112 min

The Mummy

Join Brian and Nathan as they unearth this blast from the past, and attempt to unravel the secret to the movie’s ongoing success more than twenty years since its initial release. Whether you’re a long-time fan or discovering The Mummy for the first time, your intrepid hosts will make sure you don’t end up on the wrong side of the river.


Sometimes there’s a movie that audiences both deserve and need right now. Pig is that movie. Though not entirely clear in the marketing campaign, Pig is not, in fact, a John Wick ripoff starring Nicholas Cage, but rather a somber meditation on grief and loss. Listen in as Brian and Nathan go hog wild for this touching film about the age-old tale of a man on the hunt for his truffle pig, scouring the dark underbelly of the seemingly inscrutable world of Portland high-end cuisine on a journey of catharsis and self-actualization. Once again, Nic Cage brings home the bacon in a career-best performance as a man with a very particular set of culinary skills wielding an arsenal of flavours and textures with a deftness and precision that would leave even Gordon Ramsay speechless and questioning his life choices. Though a slow burn, Pig is never a boar, and with a surprisingly refreshing narrative and thematic depth, your hosts discuss how they never feel penned in to any one interpretation.

Werewolves Within

In this episode, Brian and Nathan sink their teeth into Werewolves Within, the latest in a long line of video game movie adaptations. You’ll howl with delight as your intrepid hosts take a bite out of the werewolf movie subgenre before trying to make heads or tails out of Werewolves Within. The fur will fly as Brian and Nathan debate the cinematic merits (or lack thereof) of this latest lycanthropic legend. Fans of werewolves will be over the moon as the discussion examines the elements that make a great werewolf tale and whether Werewolves Within is able to claw its way to the top of the heap. So settle in for yet another fangtastic episode that asks the tough philosophical questions like whether there can be too much gore in a werewolf movie? (Short answer: No, no there can’t be.) WEREWOLVES WITHIN | 2021 directed by Josh Ruben starring Sam Richardson – Milana Vayntrub – George Basic – Sarah Burns horror / comedy 97 min

Black Widow & The Tomorrow War

Let’s get ready to podcast! In the red corner, weighing in at two hours and fourteen minutes, with a current IMDB average rating of six point seven stars, we have the latest contender from the Marvel school of blockbusters, the Phase Four Fury, the Franchise Surprise, the master assassin with a ledger dripping in red, BLACK WIDOW! And in the blue corner, weighing in at two hours and eighteen minutes, with a current IMDB average rating of six point six stars, it’s the pride of Amazon Prime, the envy of streaming services the world over, the Temporal Confusion, the Alien Attacker, it’s THE TOMORROW WAR! Tune in with Brian and Nathan for this week’s harrowing adventure as they pit these two blockbuster titans against each other in the cinematic showdown of the century. Marvel at the blow-by-blow breakdown of two 2021’s biggest releases. In this no-holds-barred episode, our dynamic duo wrestle with the possibilities and limits of big budget filmmaking. Oh the humanity!