The Story Monster Podcast – Episode 10, Candyman (2021) Review

My expectations were low going to the theater. I thought to myself, even if this is trash, we still have the original. Candyman is a contrived mess of a movie that did too much in too little time. The story was all over the place and relied heavily on social justice themes. It was a…

The Walking Dead S10E22

The council reneged on their promise to Negan. He escaped prison/came back, saved Judith in a snow storm, and infiltrated The Whisperers to kill Alpha. So they repay him with exile to some ole dusty ass shack. At this point, if he snaps out, it's going to be hard to have sympathy for the survivors.…

The Walking Dead S10E21

I don't know what the hell was going on in "Diverged." It is the most lacking in narrative. There's some weird energy between Carol and Daryl. Their relationship is weird as hell. Clearly people are still upset with Carol and the choices she made for the greater good. Even Jerry tried to be passive aggressive…

The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) Review

I am a stan for werewolf movies. There's something I find fascinating about the deadly creatures. In The Wolf of Snow Hollow, a town is terrorized by a series of brutal murders every full moon. Officer Marshall (Jim Cummings) is charged with finding the culprit while battling with his belief in the supernatural. It's a…

Your Honor (2020-21) Review

This show had me in my feelings. It packs a devastating gut punch. Your Honor displays both political and judicial corruption in its highest form. Bryan Cranston absolutely killed it as Michael Desiato. An altruistic judge charged with choosing family over justice. It's an emotionally disturbing tale that will have you grinding your teeth in…

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Review

Did the devil make y'all put this long ass subtitle too? If so, we need an exorcist in the studio board room. No need to repeat the title, this movie is decent at best. We've all seen demonic possession a million times and this one is no different. There's no finesse or unique lore added.…

The Walking Dead S10E20

What a mind fuck! They didn't have to do my girl Princess (Juanita Sanchez) like that. I had no idea her mental illness and trauma was so severe. Splinter is a great character study that viewers never got to see before the pandemic. The way she was written into the main cast was weird and…

The Walking Dead S10E19

This episode is gold! Aaron and Gabriel are two of my favorite characters. Seeing them on their buddy cop adventure was a pleasure to watch. I have to say, this episode was artistically macabre. From the opening to the final scene. This season hasn't been easy for the survivors. They had three communities living off…

The Walking Dead S10E17

Finally....Maggie has come back to Alex-an-dria! To all my professional wrestling fans, that was for you. It's been a long wait for the latter part of The Walking Dead, Season 10. I am overjoyed by what I saw. Drama, suspense, and action is everything I look for in TWD franchise. My jaw dropped when the…