December 17, 2015
Twelve short hours from the moment this podcast goes live, Nick and Justin will be sitting down for a day that many of us hoped would come after the end of the prequels, and for three years since we learned it was finally going to happen. It has been a long journey and the world is so saturated with Star Wars merchandise that it is probably floating in a ring in orbit! We take one last look at the saga that precedes The Force Awakens with our official rankings of the films, and we'll discuss what we're looking forward to with the next installment in the Star Wars saga. May the Force be with you!
We've also got a lot of trailers to cover in our new segment, Epic Previews! Tonight we're taking a look at the trailers for X-Men: Apocalypse, TMNT: Out of the Shadows, Independence Day: Resurgence, and Star Trek: Beyond. We'll keep this as a regular feature on the podcast so you know where to turn for the latest in film.
The Golden Globe nominations were released in the week since our last show, so we'll be taking a look back at the nominees and what we think of who is on the list, and those that didn't quite make the cut. All this, and we've got some exciting changes to announce for the podcast in 2016, including some crossover news and some new segments we'll be introducing as we go forward. We've got a lot of exciting things to look forward to and we want to thank YOU for your support as we turn in our twenty-fifth episode and we are just under a half year old.
Not to be forgotten, Dust it off December continues! We want to thank everyone that has participated and is still participating in the challenge. Keep us updated on your progress and we'll announce everyone's full lists at the end of the month. Even if you don't hit ten films, the important part is participating! I'll be dusting off some holiday classics in the week leading up to Christmas once all the Star Wars craziness dies down.
If you want to find us, check out all of our past episodes on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spreaker, and over at epicfilmguys.podbean.com. While you're at it, please head over to iTunes and rate our podcast, and help us reach a wider audience: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-reel-rundown/id1027239734. We appreciate your support!
I want to give a special thanks to our brothers in Perth and in podcasting, Wayne and Paul from the Countdown, for the special promo they cut for us. Check out their latest episode where they count down the worst films of 2015, and please make your way to iTunes and give them a rating and help them grow! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/countdown-movie-tv-reviews/id979577413. If you're a fan of our show, you've got to check them out, they are amazing.
A big thank you and shout-out as well to Emily and James of the Classy Little Podcast. They're on a holiday hiatus right now, but expect them to return in 2016 with new episodes where they enjoy wine and cheese and cram you full of knowledge. In the meantime please check out their latest episode, Cheers to Gifts, for some awesome holiday gift ideas AND don't forget to rate them on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/classy-little-podcast/id1019422584.
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Tonight's musical selections:
"Epic Film Guys Theme" by Eric Askew
All Star Wars music by John Williams
"3704 3837" by Ólafur Arnalds