Monster Movie & TV Series
#1 - Jurassic World
Join Chris and Jeff as they analyze and review (with FULL SPOILERS) Jurassic World, the 2015 mega-blockbuster requel directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt.
It's important to discuss Trevorrow's vision - as he both writes and directs this follow up to Spielberg's cherished classic.
We decide how it stacks up, adds or detracts from the originals.
We spend a few moments on the 3 previous films as well as rank the series.
But we're all really here for the Dino Mayhem - but is it glorious?
Not as glorious as Chris Pratt's swag we reckon..
0:00 - Intro
2:52 - The 3 Previous Films
12:50 - Act I
57:31 - Trivia
1:00:04 - Act II
1:22:15 - Different Takes
1:33:48 - Act III
1:53:36 - Ratings/Final Thoughts
1:55:45 - Series Rankings
Thank you for listening and all hail Chris Pratt!
#2 - Godzilla (2014)
Join Chris & Vincent as they analyze & review Godzilla, the 2014 epic action monster movie, directed by Gareth Edwards & starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson & Bryan Cranston.
The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.
The legendary Gojira returns!
In this modern American remake, and birth of the MonsterVerse, the King of the Monsters' story begins.
But can Americans make good Godzilla movies? Is this Godzilla more worthy than Roland Emmerich's giant iguana? Is Aaron Taylor-Johnson a great leading man? Will Bryan Cranston ever get a Walter White-level role again? Is Ken Watanabe the real star?
How's the action? How stunning are the VFX? And who ordered the MUTOs??
Most importantly, how does it fare against the big guy's 33 other films?
SPOILERS BEGIN at 44:58
#3 - Kong: Skull Island
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews (with FULL SPOILERS) Kong: Skull Island, the 2017 blockbuster action monster movie directed by Jordan-Vogt Roberts and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Easy E and Dr. Dre!
Warner Bros. and Legendary have officially launched their Universal Monsters shared universe - dubbed the MonsterVerse! This is the 2nd entry in this film series; the 1st being 2014's Godzilla. Does the giant gorilla continue the giant lizard's success en route to King Kong VS Godzilla?
Chris dissects this reinvention of the ape, the myth, the legend as Kong establishes his dominance over our red-shirted, war-driven group of humans. Can Samuel L. Jackson's badass commandos pose a threat?
We explore more than just Kong himself as the island and it's various inhabitants suffer man's ignorance. With a near 200 million dollar budget, does Jordan Vogt-Roberts have what it takes to take the King to the next level?
Most importantly, is the inevitable climatic monster battle for the island spectacular?
Help Chris reveal the monstrous secrets of Skull Island, Kong, Godzilla and the monsters set to fight them. Beware: geekout warning!
8:34 - Act I
26:05 - Act II
40:35 - Act III
1:02:05 - Different Take
1:07:57 - Rating/Final Thoughts
Do you love the new Kong, Godzilla and setup of the MonsterVerse? Let us know!
#4 - Stranger Things
Join Chris and Randy as they analyze and review (with FULL SPOILERS) Stranger Things, the 2015 Netflix Original Series created by the Duffer Brothers.
We tackle the entire season, chapter by chapter, dissecting the provoking narrative.
Someone told us there was a monster in this...Let's talk about that.
These creators are clearly on the rise to mega-stardom - but just how good are they?
The 80's nostalgia runs rampant in this season. Is it too much?
Pause that D&D game and join us for an epic discussion of the popular series.
0:00 - Intro
7:40 - Chapter 1: The Vanishing of Will Byers
30:05 - Episode 1 Ratings
30:52 - Chapter 2: The Weirdo on Maple Street
50:03 - Episode 2 Ratings
51:21 - Chapter 3: Three Holly Jolly
1:03:33 - Episode 3 Ratings
1:04:48 - Chapter 4: The Body
1:12:12 - Episode 4 Ratings
1:14:30 - Trivia
1:19:21 - Chapter 5: The Flea and The Acrobat
1:34:59 - Episode 5 Ratings
1:36:15 - Chapter 6: The Monster
1:45:05 - Episode 6 Ratings
1:46:09 - Chapter 7: The Bathtub
1:54:33 - Episode 7 Ratings
1:55:24 - Different Takes
2:07:53 - Chapter 8: The Upside Down
2:26:54 - Episode 8 Ratings
2:28:09 - Highlights
2:30:18 - Season Ratings/Final Thoughts
Thank you kindly for listening!
#5 - The Grey
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews (with FULL SPOILERS), The Grey, the 2011 survival thriller film directed by Joe Carnahan & starring Liam Neeson.
An Alaskan oil rig crew's plane goes down in the wilderness & forces the survivors to battle a pack of monstrous wolves!
Sounds like a good plan for a fun, but silly, B-movie right? The trailer certainly promised an epic Neeson Vs Wolf fight - but marketing can sometimes be misleading. Is that a bad thing? Is this film just another Taken with the hounds of hell...or is it something real?
This tense & dark action/drama coldly slips us into a waking nightmare with one of the scariest movie plane crashes of all time!
Deeper into the fray we go as we explore the philosophical nature of death with a contemplative yet deeply challenging existential statement.
This in-depth review also has Chris discussing a wide-spread theory that could change the entire film.
Plus we endure several hard-to-watch moments & bear witness to *quite possibly* Liam Neeson's greatest acting.
ACT I - 10:39
ACT II - 29:10
ACT III - 45:50
DIFFERENT TAKES - 58:20
RATING - 1:06:32
Live And Die On This Day!
#6 - The Meg
Join Chris & Jeff as they analyze & review The Meg, the 2018 action horror movie directed by Jon Turteltaub & starring Jason Statham.
After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
70-foot shark?! Jason Statham?! 150 million dollar budget?!
Sounds like an instant classic, right?...
It's not hard for a big budget shark movie to be fun (Deep Blue Sea obvs), so can a huge budget and Statham's charisma make this the best shark movie ever? Does Statham have a character? Is Rainn Wilson evil? What's Ruby Rose doing? Wait, the explanation for the Megaladon is what?!
Most importantly, are the kills any good?
SPOILERS BEGIN at 15:44
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#7 - Overlord
Join Chris & Jeff as they analyze & review Overlord, the 2018 action horror movie, directed by Julius Avery & starring Jovan Adepo.
A small group of American soldiers find horror behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day.
Sounds like the awesomely basic makings for a B movie classic, right?
Does the WWII action convince? Does the horror satisfy? Is it just more PG-13 lamesauce? Is this a sequel to Fences!? Are the Nazis more horrible than usual? Are the soldiers more stereotypical than usual? Does the B premise go crazy by the end?
Most importantly, would this have been better if it was a Cloverfield film?
SPOILERS BEGIN at 18:23
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#8 - The Head Hunter
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews The Head Hunter, the 2019 fantasy horror movie directed by Jordan Downey & starring Christopher Rygh.
A medieval warrior's gruesome collection of heads is missing only one - the monster that killed his daughter years ago.
Sounds like the makings of an indie classic!
Does the premise work? Is this medieval fantasy world immersive? Does the one-man show entertain as a feature film? Are the monsters scary? How's the action? Is this a Skyrim side-quest?
Most importantly, how crazy was that twist?!
SPOILERS BEGIN at 11:31
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#9 - The Relic
Join Chris as he analyzes & reviews The Relic, the 1997 horror slasher film, directed by Peter Hyams & starring Penelope Ann Miller & Tom Sizemore.
A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.
Whoa! Sounds pretty intense...
But do they have the movie monster to back that premise up? Does the concept of 'Jurassic Park with an R Rating' succeed? Are the characters boring? Is the mystery basic? How are the kills? How are the late-90's VFX? Will Tom Sizemore ever give a f***?
Most importantly, does this movie has the coolest VHS cover art ever?
SPOILERS BEGIN at 13:35
Yet to come!..
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Stranger Things 2
Stranger Things 3
Jurassic World 3
Kong Vs Godzilla