The Reel Appeal

The Reel Appeal is hosted by Mark Salcido and Kelsey Loiselle as they discuss film news, reviews, and the state of cinema today. We remove the nostalgia protection on classic films and take a bat to it to see if it stands the test of time.

We are animated over this week's episode! Well, Kelsey is. Mark is re-animated because he has already seen Re-Animator and Pet Sematary, both Geriatric Cinematics

In the news, we cover John Cusack almost getting the role of Hannibal Lecter in the Hannibal TV series, and Issa Rae and Jordan Peele's Monkey Paw production company getting the rights to Sinkhole.

In between our glorious Geriatric Cinematics, we discuss a new deal between Universal and AMC following their dispute over the release of Trolls World Tour to video on demand in our Variety Time. Here will, however, be no disputes between us about film deals, cat tossing or bringing things back to life in any for or fashion. 

Next week's show will have a Recent Review that everyone is sure to talk about! We'll be giving a hard look at David Ayer's latest movie, The Tax Collector, which will be available to rent this Friday on VOD.

We'll see if the Shia LaBeouf starring movie can hold up against the classic film set in Los Angeles, William Friedkin's To Live and Die In L.A. Come back and see what we think of both of these movies!

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News - 4:04

Geriatric Cinematic Part 1 - Re-Animator (1985) 20:26

Variety Time -This Where Theaters Go To Die 47:16

Geriatric Cinematic Part 2 - Pet Semetary (1989) 1:05:36

Hey, there all you strong, single-minded women (and men)! We've got some things to discuss with you. First, we have a lot of news, with the Emmy nominations being announced, Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me getting a series at HBO, Mark's boyfriend, Edgar Wright, making a new comedy, and more. 

Our Recent Review is Radioactive and our Geriatric Cinematic is Frida. One gives a great example of a woman in love with the world, while the other is a great example of how not to write a story about anyone, let alone an accomplished woman.
If that's not enough for you, we also have our Variety Time, where we talk about John Krasinski and his thieving, entitled ways. Think we're joking? Listen and find out.

Next week's show is a Geriatric Cinematic racing match! The duo will have 2000's Gone In 60 Second race it out with 1974's Gone In 60 Seconds. Who will come out on top? You'll have to find out next week. The 2000 version is available to rent on Amazon, YouTube, and Apple TV. You can find the 1964 version to watch on Amazon Prime. 

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News - 5:44

Radioactive - 33:37

Spoilers - 46:21

Variety Time - Responsibility in the Media 1:03:09

Geriatric Cinematic - Frida (2002) 1:21:56

Moooove a little closer to the American dream with our latest episode! You can either choose to build a cocaine empire like our Geriatric Cinematic, Brian De Palma's Scarface, or you can use the first cow in your neighborhood to make some quick cash, like our Recent Review of First Cow.

You have time to decide as we cover some news items. We talk about Disney losing money due to COVID-19, The Gray Man coming to Netflix, and Mahershala Ali star in an HBO documentary about legendary boxer Jack Johnson.

In case you still need time to decide where you want to make your money, Mark and Kelsey discuss some wild dreams they had, one of which includes a cow and the other on how to regrow your skin.

Next week's show is a twofer on feminism! Our Recent Review will be Amazon's original,  Radioactive. The Rosemund Pike led film will be available to watch, Friday, on Amazon Prime. Our Geriatric Cinematic is 2002's  Frida, which you can watch on Netflix or wherever you get your digital rentals.

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News - 3:20

First Cow - 24:38

Spoilers - 39:40

Variety Time - Cows and Dreams 58:33

Geriatric Cinematic - Scarface (1983) 1:11:29

Do you have a sense of déjà vu? Everyone these days probably feels
that way since we stuck doing pretty much the same thing, day in and day out. Or are we actually stuck in a time loop?

This week, Mark and Kelsey talk about Zendaya and John David
Washington making a secret movie together, The Batman is the jumping-off point for a new Gotham PD spin-off, our local theater is closing for good, and much much more.

Our Recent Review is Palm Springs. This film barely came out Friday and it has us all ready choosing who our time loop buddy would be. Variety Time consists of stories about the worst day of our lives. Then, our Geriatric Cinematic is--what else--Groundhog Day!

Next week's show is all about searching for the American dream! Our Recent Review will be A24's First Cow. The Kelly Reichardt film hits VOD on Friday. We'll see if that pie in the sky story can compete with our Geriatric Cinematic, 1983's Scarface.  You can find Brian De Palma's classic film to rent on Amazon, YouTube, and Apple iTunes or most likely in your DVD collection. 

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), FacebookInstagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com.

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News - 3:54

Palm Springs - 28:32

Spoilers - 39:45

Variety Time - The Worst Day of Our Lives 1:06:06

Geriatric Cinematic - Groundhog Day (1993) 1:29:06

Well, hello there everyone! We have an awesomely American episode for you this week, following the holiday celebrating the independence of our great, great nation.
 
In the news, we go over the birth of a new Fallout TV series with Amazon, the death of Ennio Morricone, and the production revival of some franchises like Mission: Impossible 7 and The Batman like zombies after the apocalypse.
 
Our Variety Time covers Disney possibly starting wars with new Deepfake-like technology that promises to be so realistic, it'll cause nightmares. Who knew the "House of Mouse" could take such a turn? You can see their new technology here.
 
We have two wild Geriatric Cinematics this week, both American themed. First up is American Ninja. Who could turn away such pointy-jawed entertainment? Next, we have Born on the 4th of July, which sees a young Tom Cruise screaming NSFW expletives at his own mother.
 
Next week's show is all about searching for the American dream! Our Recent Review will be A24's First Cow. The Kelly Reichardt film hits VOD on Friday. We'll see if that pie in the sky story can compete with our Geriatric Cinematic, 1983's Scarface.  You can find Brian De Palma's classic film to rent on Amazon, YouTube, and Apple iTunes or most likely in your DVD collection. 

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), FacebookInstagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com.

Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes!

News - 2:20

Geriatric Cinematic -American Ninja (1985) 26:29

Variety Time - Disney Will Start Wars 1:03:10

Geriatric Cinematic - Born on the Fourth of July (1989) 1:14:54

Who knows you best? Do you even know you? We have a lineup this week
that will have you self-reflecting, in case you need any more of that.

In the news, we talk about Pirates of the Caribbean spin-off with
Margot Robbie, a Twister reboot, Taika Waititi doing a few films about
indigenous people, and how Netflix plans to end Ozark. For Variety
Time we discuss how TV shows and their creators affect minorities and the lengths some studios are going to in the name of inclusion and racial justice.

Our Recent Review is Nobody Knows I'm Here and our Geriatric Cinematic
is Bad Education (2004). Both films explore identity, albeit in
different ways. Which one does it better?

Next week's episode is a special 4th of July show! It's nothing but Geriatric Cinematic this time as we look at the classic Oliver Stone film, Born on the Fourth of July. You can find the Tom Cruise staring movie streaming on Starz or rent it on Amazon, YouTube, and Apple iTunes.

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News - 3:04

Nobody Knows I'm Here - 22:14

Spoilers - 29:52

Variety Time - Superficial Help on a Slippery Slope 58:57

Geriatric Cinematic - Bad Education (2004) 1:20:04

This week we have the news, including Edgar Wright and Boots Riley both coming out with new projects, the passing of Joel Schumacher, and Michael Keaton is in talks to reprise his role as Batman for the new Flash movie with Ezra Miller.
 
Our Recent Review is Shirley. Elizabeth Moss stars in this one, and with her track record for thought-provoking cinema, we couldn't wait to dig into this one. Make sure you watch this so you can join us in our discussion. 
 
The Talented Mr. Ripley is our Geriatric Cinematic this week, and though this film is 20 years old, it has a lot to say. "It's better to be a fake somebody, than a real nobody," is at the core of what this film is about, and we think you should give it a watch then give us a listen.
 
Next week's show is a foreign film fest. Our Recent Review will be Gaspar Antillor's Nobody Knows I'm Here, which you can find on Netflix and we'll take a deep dive into 2004's Bad Education. You can find the Pedro Almodóvar cinema masterpiece to rent on Amazon, YouTube, and Apple iTunes.

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News - 2:14

Shirley - 21:51

Spoilers - 31:36

Geriatric Cinematic - The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) 1:05:19

Hey, you. Yes. You. We've been watching things like we usually do and we have a full show for you.

In the news, we have Cops being canceled with no plan for return, but Live PD is still questionable. AMC is opening back up amidst movies like Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984 pushing their release dates back. Mark almost suffocated Kelsey with a bear hug over the sheer joy that Miles Morales will get his own game on the PS5.
 
Da 5 Bloods is our Recent Review. Variety Time centers around black shows and documentaries. We talk about things we recommend you watch regarding our current climate. Dead Presidents (1995) is our Geriatric Cinematic.
 
On next week's show, we discuss psychos! Our Recent Review will be Josephine Decker's Shirley, which you can find on Hulu and we'll take a look at The Talented Mr. Ripley. You can find the Anthony Minghella directed film to rent on Amazon, YouTube, and Apple iTunes.

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News - 4:41

Da 5 Bloods - 24:52

Spoilers - 40:34

Variety Time - Black Art & Documentaries You Should Watch 1:01:24

Geriatric Cinematic - Dead Presidents (1995) 1:24:51

Hey everyone! We have another episode to torture you with and we won't have mercy on your poor souls. Mwahahaha!

In the news, we talk Ridley Scott, John Boyega getting political, and Bruce Campbell confirming that Evil Dead Now is in the works.

Our Recent Review is Just Mercy. It stars Michael B. Jordan, which is a plus for the film! Our Variety Time this week sees the return of Try This, Not That. We love Hugh Jackman. Listen and find out why.

Do The Right Thing is our Geriatric Cinematic. Yes, our theme this week is about racism and injustice, and we feel it's earned in the environment in which we're going through these days.
 
On next week's show, our Recent Review will be Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods on Netflix and we pit that against 1995's Dead Presidents. You can find the Hughes Brothers' film to rent on Amazon, YouTube, and Apple iTunes.

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News - 5:00

 Just Mercy - 27:29

Spoilers - 41:49

Variety Time - Try This, Not That 1:02:00

Geriatric Cinematic - Do The Right Thing (1989) 1:20:06

Need a little boost to lighten the mood in this climate? We've got satire and comedy to pull you back from the edge.

In the news, we have sequels galore. Upgrade is getting the TV treatment, Labyrinth will have its turn with The Jim Henson Company at the helm, and Henry Cavill will return to Superman. Maybe there will be mustache redemption.

Our Recent Review is Space Force. The new Netflix comedy series came out. We were excited. And then we saw it.

The Geriatric Cinematic this week is Starship Troopers. Mark has waited since before he was born to talk about this on the show. And right now is the perfect time as it aligns seamlessly with how society operates.

On next week's show, we get real with WB's Just Mercy and find today's relevance in 1989's Do The Right Thing. You can find the Michael B. Jordan movie streaming free on digital platforms and Spike Lee's Joint available to rent on Amazon, YouTube, and Apple iTunes.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), FacebookInstagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com.

You can find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes!

News - 5:05

Netflix's Space Force - 21:54

Geriatric Cinematic - Starship Troopers (1997) 54:18

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