18 episodes

Real Recognize Reel is like Oprah's book club but with feature-length moving pictures. Every month, Luke, Tito and Will take turns nominating a moving picture that's available on a streaming service, like Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, etc., for discussion. They aim to classify the moving picture as a flick, movie or film. These classifications differentiate the depth and quality of the moving picture's message or theme and its execution of that message.

Real Recognize Reel Luke, Tito & Will

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Real Recognize Reel is like Oprah's book club but with feature-length moving pictures. Every month, Luke, Tito and Will take turns nominating a moving picture that's available on a streaming service, like Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, etc., for discussion. They aim to classify the moving picture as a flick, movie or film. These classifications differentiate the depth and quality of the moving picture's message or theme and its execution of that message.

    Sing Street — February 2018

    Sing Street — February 2018

    For the month of February, we watch "Sing Street," a 2016 Irish moving picture streaming on Netflix about a boy who tries to impress a girl by forming a band. Will likes that the development of the characters' musical talents seems realistic. It also has a message that resonates with him. He thinks it's a film, but the others disagree. Will he be able to convince them? Luke, Tito and Will discuss. Then they come up with their own band name.



    Up next for March 2018, Luke recommends "Arrival," which is streaming on Amazon Prime.



    Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear

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    • 32 min
    Eyes Wide Shut — January 2018

    Eyes Wide Shut — January 2018

    We begin 2018 just like we ended it — with another Christmas picture. Or did we? Luke, Tito and Will discuss Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" from 1999 starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman and try to determine whether or not it's a Christmas movie. Or maybe it's a post-Christmas film. What is the legendary auteur saying about sex, desires, human nature, relationships, consumption and even Christmas? And is all of the nudity in the film actually necessary, or does it reach the level of gratuitousness? We don't have all the answers, but this moving picture, which was Tito's selection, does pose a lot of questions.



    For the month of February, Will nominates the 2016 Irish musical comedy, "Sing Street" which is streaming on Netflix.



    Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0

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    • 35 min
    The Muppet Christmas Carol — December 2017

    The Muppet Christmas Carol — December 2017

    To close out 2017, Luke, Tito and Will discuss Luke's festive recommendation of "The Muppet Christmas Carol." The 1992 musical dramedy stars Michael Caine as the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge in this adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Is it a flick trying to make a classic piece of literature available for kids, or is the moving picture actually intended for adults? The gang determines whether this is a flick, movie or film and then talks about the best and hardest holiday moving pictures.



    Up next for January 2018, Tito recommends "Eyes Wide Shut," directed by Stanley Kubrick, which is streaming on Netflix.



    Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0

    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

    • 31 min
    The Founder — November 2017

    The Founder — November 2017

    For the month of November, Luke, Tito and Will talk about "The Founder," which is on Netflix. It's a 2016 biopic directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, the businessman behind the expansion of McDonald's into what we know of it today. Will points out that there is very little character development in Kroc — if any at all. What kind of takeaway does this leave the audience, who grows from watching the film more so than the characters do?



    Coming up in December is Luke's recommendation, "A Muppet Christmas Carol," which you can find on HBO.



    Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0

    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

    • 32 min
    Boogie Nights — October 2017

    Boogie Nights — October 2017

    Luke, Tito and Will discuss "Boogie Nights," Paul Thomas Anderson's epic story about the rise and fall of porn star Dirk Diggler — and the rise and fall of the porn industry itself. The 1997 moving picture stars Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heather Graham. Are porn stars members of society, or do they ostracized from it? How has that changed since the setting of the moving picture?



    Up next in November, Will recommends "The Founder," which is available on Netflix. It's a biopic of Ray Kroc, the businessman behind the expansion of McDonald's into what we know of it today.



    Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0

    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

    • 35 min
    Circle — September 2017

    Circle — September 2017

    Luke, Tito and Will discuss "Circle," a 2015 psychological thriller on Netflix that was Luke's selection for the month of September. Are the filmmakers suggesting there's no morality and only effectiveness matters? Is it a thrilling representation of current American politics? Or does this moving picture throw too many interesting observations without offering insightful comments?



    For the month of October, Tito recommends "Boogie Nights," which is available on Netflix. Why does he recommend that moving picture? well, why not?



    Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0

    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

    • 42 min

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