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…

Jingle All The Way (1996) Review

He is the combination of 90s Sentai shows and Marvel's Ironman. December is gone but I'm still in the holiday spirit. One Christmas film that stands the test of time is Jingle All The Way, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. The film has a special place in my heart and you don't have to wait…

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…

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) Review

The Ghostbusters franchise is one I hold in high regard. A ritual of my childhood revolved around viewing VHS tapes on repeat and stalking the TV guide for upcoming programs. To this day, I can't tell you how many times I have seen the first two. Rumors of a third movie with the original cast…

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…

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…

Castlevania Season 4 (2021) Review

For the past four years, Castlevania has inspired me. The animation in the show is of the highest caliber. Even when my eyes were tired, I couldn't turn off the TV. That is how spectacular the storytelling is. It has no equal or rival to compare, its simply in a class of its own. The…