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 Promised Neverland (2019) Review

My best friend recommended I watch this show. After the finale last night, I was highly upset with him. The Promised Neverland is good as grandma's cooking. The story revolves around orphaned children raised to be "adopted" once they reach a certain age. It is an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. Emma, Norman, and…

The Nevers (2021) Episode 6

This is not the same show I've been watching! Sunday I perused the HBO menu carefully, thinking I'd made some kind of mistake. How the hell did we go from 1800s London to a future civil war involving aliens? The first 15 minutes was confusing. Scenes felt rushed and disjointed. Things slowed down when Stripe…

The Nevers (2021) Episode 5

If you're not watching this show, start. The theme of "fear of the unknown" and "hate what you don't understand" are not new. I've compared The Nevers to Marvel's X-MEN before and for good reason. People with supernatural abilities are looked at as ungodly and are persecuted because of it. The Touched are no different.…

The Nevers (2021) Episode 4

The Touched grieved after losing one of their own. It was an especially sad affair for Inspector Mundi, who had a history with the departed. This man just can not get a break, I wonder how long before he snaps. An unseen benefactor attempted to provoke the Orphanage into an act of aggression. Since their…

The Nevers (2021) Episode 3

This is my favorite episode so far. It is also the reason I love Bonfire Annie (Rochelle Neil). Not only is she gorgeous but a lone wolf with ambition. Known for her alliance with the psychotic Maladie (Amy Manson) and her ability to create fire. Annie is caught attacking a shipment of the Beggar King…

The Nevers (2021) Episode 2

A new threat to the Touched has arrived in London and they are kidnapping young women. Not much is known about what happens to them once they go missing. More people are manifesting abilities, which is causing quite a stir. This casts a stigma on the orphanage of Touched individuals. Meanwhile, Amalia seeks answers from…

Mortal Kombat (2021) Review

Oh my gaawt!!! This movie brought me so much joy. I am impressed with what the writers were able to do with the story. It was very grounded for the subject matter it was adapting. Gods, demons, and super powered beings. After watching this I am hyped for a sequel. Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim) was the…