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“It’s Such A Beautiful Day” Review


Written by: Kristina Dennis     Where can one even begin with a movie like “It’s Such a Beautiful Day”? This captivating film created by Don Hertzfeldt, comprised mainly of simple animation and unique editing, is misleading in the best way possible. One would assume that with such a silly presentation, this movie can’t have that much depth, right? Wrong! Hertzfeldt managed…

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ORIGINAL SHORT FILM: “Kevin Keating: Vampire Hunter”


“Kevin Keating: Vampire Hunter” comes from REEL PEOPLE’s Jovanni Ibarra (who brought us “Highway 58”): STARRING: KEVIN KEATING as Kevin ANTHONY IOVINO as Victor REGAN KEATING as Jack SHERIE MELBY as Karen JIM THALMAN as Lars & Mark Morchel PLOT: A retired vampire hunter is forced out of retirement when an old nemesis rises from the grave and hunts him…

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ICYMI: 2017 Academy Award Nominations


It’s that time of the year again! Award season is in full swing. The Golden Globes have come and gone. Next up: the Oscars. It’s a stacked, diverse group of nominees this year. Without further ado, let’s jump right in: Actor in a Leading Role Nominees Casey Affleck Manchester by the Sea Andrew Garfield Hacksaw Ridge Ryan Gosling La La…

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Hassan’s Forgotten Films: “Mongol”


  So, another day and another forgotten film…  Historical epics are my favorite kind when it comes to epic big budget blockbusters. Sure, we all like our Star Wars or the next MCU entry but to me, nothing excites me more than a solid historical film. It also equally pains me when a really good entry in this genre goes…

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Filmmaker Friday: Steven Spielberg


Hi y’all! We at Reel People, Real Reviews are starting a new weekly series titled ‘Filmmaker Friday’ where one of our writers highlights a filmmaker – past or present – and talks a bit about them. Topics will range from their previous work, upcoming work, impact and influence they’ve had on the industry or on the writer personally, and all…

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Film Review: Belladonna of Sadness; A Long Lost Masterpiece of Animation, Re-Released at Last.


Okay so, where to start… Among all the genre of film, I have the highest respect for animation and for people who make them. In my opinion, it is by far the most visually arresting medium to make films in and with the right people and tools, the possibilities are endless. Enter, Belladonna of Sadness. A 1973 surreal animated film loosely inspired…

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6 TV Shows That Deserved a 1UP


Hello everyone, My name is Jorge Cano from Reel People Real Reviews, here to list 6 TV shows that deserved more than one season.  I know what you’re thinking, another article where they list Firefly, Freaks and Geeks, Southland,  etc., but I’m here to shout out the shows that have been forgotten about and locked up tightly in the TV…

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ORIGINAL SHORT FILM: “The Drunken Odyssey”


“The Drunken Odyssey” was made entirely on Snapchat as part of an inaugural contest for Tribeca Film Festival. It comes from Nerdo regular Jovanni Ibarra, his wife Kristen-ann Ibarra, and Michael Zitz. It stars Jovanni, Anthony Iovino (owner of Mark Out Entertainment), and another Nerdo regular in Carlos. Anthony and Jovanni play two aspiring young filmmakers who find out about the…

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Do We Need To Know About The Girl In The Well?


So “The Ring” is getting a sequel that takes in-flight movies to a terrifying new place! Spooooooooooookkkkyyyyyy. Did the “spooky” get across that I’m being sarcastic? This movie does not look very good. It’s called “Rings,” which has to rank up there with “2 Fast 2 Furious” as one of the worst sequel titles in film history. Anyway, check out…

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“Arrival” Could Be Awesome


I love me some sci-fi, especially of this variety. Looks like there’s a great mix of flash and substance. I’ve been fooled by trailers before, but I’m pretty damn hyped. The cast includes Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. Oh, and Denis Villeneuve directed. In case you don’t know who he is, he was behind the chair for “Prisoners.” That…

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ORIGINAL SHORT FILM: “Redemption”


This film comes from Nerdopotamus regular Jovanni Ibarra, who wrote and co-directed (along with Robert Vicente). “Redemption” is about a man you would classify as a hoarder (as played by Mark Morchel). He has lost his wife, and his two children. Follow his struggle to reconnect with his kids as well as trying to come to terms with his own…

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Movie Review: “Sausage Party”


This movie was absolutely hilarious. From beginning to end, there are a ton of laughs. Hell, on the comedy alone, I would give “Sausage Party” the highest grade possible. I should probably write more than that, though. Let’s start with the plot. NOTE: I am going to load this review with spoilers. It’s very simple. The film takes place in…

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Billy Bob Thornton Is Back As Bad Santa


If you haven’t seen the first film, “Bad Santa,” you need to get on that. Actually wait, don’t watch it if you’re easily offended. You should definitely stay away in that case. The movie is not for you, and neither is the upcoming sequel. Anyway, you’ll see a red band trailer for the second film, embedded below. In it, Bad…

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