The Eternals (2021) Review

I don't know why writers use terms like "immortal" when the characters die so easy. Marvel introduced yet another cosmic street gang that live for a long time and never age. It's enough people in this movie for them to start their own football team. These alien beings were credited as shepherds of humanity throughout…

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) Review

Before we get into the review, my apologies to the AMC employee that had to mop up the pool of nerd sweat I secreted. There was too much cinematic goodness to behold. Spider-Man: No Way Home is the best entry to date. It is the culmination of storytelling for the wise cracking web-slinger going back…

Free Guy (2021) Review

I saw the trailer for this film over a year ago. It showed such promise as a parody of video game culture. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as an NPC (non-playable character) that becomes self-aware. It's one of the most original ideas I've seen in a while. Sadly, it turned out to be a convoluted…

Vampires (1998) Review

I have to say this is one of the worst vampire movies I’ve ever seen. I know it came out in the late 90s but damn. The protagonists were one dimensional middle aged men with no clear motivation. Sure evil bloodsuckers are bad but you have to have a reason to hunt them. I’m certainly…

Dead Presidents (1995) Review

Any film centered around Vietnam is bound to have a horrible backstory attached. Dead Presidents is no different. It may not be considered a scary movie but its a not too distant cousin. The story is about a veteran struggling to provide for his family. Anthony (Larenz Tate) delivered a captivating performance in this cult…

The Story Monster Podcast – Episode 12: Chris Margetis of The Manson Bros Midnight Zombie Massacre

Do you like wrestling? I sure as hell do. However, there is one thing I love just as much, horror movies. So when I tell you this is the perfect love-child of the two, believe me. This movie is fuckin' hilarious! The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre is over-the-top (pun intended) and insanely entertaining. I…

The Story Monster Podcast – Episode 07, The Suicide Squad (2021) Review feat. PHILmoore

This movie was one hell of a ride and not in a good way. I don't know what the writers and James Gunn are smoking, but I need them to stop....and share. The Suicide Squad is a diet reboot of its predecessor from 2016. Oh how I tried to forget that one. Although the story…

The Story Monster Podcast – Episode 04: Loki (2021-) Review

The show centers on the God of Mischief, Loki (played by Tom Hiddleston). He was last seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe during Endgame. The Avengers traveled to the past and inadvertently allowed him to escape via time travel. Soon after he's arrested by a shady organization called the TVA. It's a good show full…

The Tomorrow War (2021) Review

My expectations were low for this movie. I'm a Chris Pratt fan and watched it off his star power alone. I saw no trailers and went in blind. After viewing it this Fourth of July weekend, I can say The Tomorrow War is worth seeing. It is a pleasant surprise with heart, humor, and a…

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https://anchor.fm/s/1c1d8028/podcast/rss Welcome to The Story Monster Podcast! Your source for movie reviews, books, and banter.In this episode, The Cinematic Witness conducts an interview with the legendary Andre "Chyna" McCoy. He is working non-stop to bring his raging antihero, WarBayne to life. A hybrid creature born from both a vampire and werewolf. For more information on…