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Monkeys Fighting Robots covers pop culture news, including your favorite comic books, superhero films, movies, TV shows, & Anime. Your host, Matthew Sardo will also give you a behind-the-scenes look at the world of pop culture journalism. Thanks for taking the time to listen. Send your comments and questions to matt@monkeysfightingrobots.com
 
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Welcome to the 163 episode of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast, this week we review PRODIGY #1 and DIE #1 (Two amazing books you should add to your pull list immediately.) Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show. DIE #1 Written by Kieron Gillen with art by Stephanie Hans. DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have…
 
Welcome to the 162 episode of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast, this week we review MISTER MIRACLE #1 by Tom King and Mitch Gerads. Editor-in-Chief, Anthony Composto calls and talks with Matt about the epicness of the 12-issue mini-series. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show. Do you have a question for the show? Email robotsfightingmonkeys@…
 
Welcome to the 161 episode of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast, this week we review THE GREEN LANTERN #1 by Grant Morrison. Assistant Editor, Manny Gomez calls and talks with Matt about the bizarre nature of Morrison's writing and the amazing art of Liam Sharp. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show. Do you have a question for the show? Email …
 
Welcome to the 160 episode of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast, this week we review HEROES IN CRISIS #2 by Tom King. Editor-In-Chief, Anthony Composto calls in to talk Matt off the ledge after reading the book. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show. Do you have a question for the show? Email robotsfightingmonkeys@gmail.com Never heard of Matt…
 
Welcome to the 159 episode of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast, this week we review THE ROOKIE starring Nathan Fillion, Spider-Geddon #2, and THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA. On the second half of the show U-God of the Wu-Tang Clan calls in to talk about life and his new book. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show.…
 
Welcome to the 158 episode of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast, this week we review the first six episodes of DAREDEVIL Season 3, and on the second half of the show Erik Oleson the showrunner of the series takes part in a roundtable interview from New York Comic Con that we were part of. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show.…
 
Welcome back my friends, Episode 157 is ready for your consumption. This week Monkeys Fighting Robots reporter Roger Riddell interviews Todd McFarlane and we recap the best moments from New York Comic Con 2018. Did you go to NYCC? Let me know how your experience was. Thanks for taking the time to listen to the podcast.…
 
Welcome back my friends, Episode 156 is ready for your consumption. This week we talk with Jimmy Palmiotti and take a look at Scott Snyder's run on Justice League as issue 9 hits your local comic book store this week. After you read Justice League #9, come back and let us know what you thought of the first issue. Thanks for taking the time to liste…
 
Welcome back to the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast! This week we chat about Tom King's Heroes in Crisis and artist Chris Burnham calls in to talk about his latest book DIE! DIE! DIE! written by Robert Kirkman of The Walking Dead fame. After you read Heroes in Crisis #1, come back and let us know what you thought of the first issue. Thanks for taki…
 
The creator of THE WALKING DEAD, Robert Kirkman has a new ongoing comic book series hitting your local comic book store on March 7, OBLIVION SONG. Kirkman talked with Monkeys Fighting Robots about monster design, writing style, the elements needed to make great Sci-fi, and his co-creator on the series, artist Lorenzo De Felici. Thank you for listen…
 
Welcome to a special edition of the Movie Show on Monkeys Fighting Robots. I, TONYA starring Margot Robbie hits theaters nationwide this week and here to talk about the film are producers Bryan Unkeless and Tom Ackerley. I, TONYA is a unique film and the two producers give you a behind-the-scenes look at the process from start to finish. Unkeless a…
 
If you were to ask the average comic book reader walking around New York Comic Con to list the most prominent creators of the modern age of comics, odds are the majority of them would include Todd McFarlane. Best known as one of the co-founders of Image Comics, where he created Spawn, McFarlane also had stints at DC and Marvel. It was at the latter…
 
Welcome to the Movie Show, today is a sci-fi spectacular with 'Blade Runner 2049.' The episode starts off with our reaction to the film, and then Warner Bros. gave us the complete press conference audio with cast and crew. Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 134 of the MOVIE SHOW by Monkeys Fighting Robots is here. Episode Breakdown: 05:27 - 'Blad…
 
Welcome to the Movie Show, today is a pretty awesome show Tom Cruise’s 'American Made' comes out this week, ‘The Hero’ starring Sam Elliott is on iTunes and Managing Editor of Monkeys Fighting Robots Larry Taylor has some movie news for us. Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 133 of the MOVIE SHOW by Monkeys Fighting Robots is here. Episode Breakd…
 
Welcome to the Movie Show, today is an exciting show with the 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' coming out this week and Managing Editor of Monkeys Fighting Robots, LarryTaylor is here to give his Fall movie preview. Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 132 of the MOVIE SHOW by Monkeys Fighting Robots is here. Episode Breakdown: 03:47 - 'Kingsman: The …
 
Monkeys Fighting Robots is based out of Florida and four writers from the site share their experiences before, after, and during Hurricane Irma. 01:01 - Manny Gomez, Cape Coral 18:54 - Dewey Singleton, Tampa 35:55 - Ruben Diaz, Miami Thank you for listening - hope you and your family are safe. Do you have a question that you would like answered dur…
 
Welcome to the Movie Show, we have a jammed packed episode for you with three films that are powerful all in their own way: 'IT,' 'Crown Heights,' and 'Chuck' Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 131 of the MOVIE SHOW by Monkeys Fighting Robots is here. Episode Breakdown: 03:00 - 'It' Review - 4.5 out of 5 monkeys 13:49 - 'Crown Heights' Review - 4…
 
Welcome to a special edition of the Movie Show on Monkeys Fighting Robots. Today our guest is a legend and an all around good guy. His latest book ‘Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B movie actor’ is available now. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our conversation with Bruce Campbell. Do you have a question that you would like answered during th…
 
The best films of 2017 so far... a list episode, ugh! But the reason you listen to us is because we take the road less traveled and keep you entertained. Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 129 of the MOVIE SHOW by Monkeys Fighting Robots is here. Episode Breakdown: EJ’s List: Surprise: Wonder Woman Power Rangers Raw Must-See In Theaters: The Begu…
 
If you love popcorn flicks, you'll be satisfied with 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' but if you expect more from your superhero films - you will enjoy this conversation. Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 128 of the MOVIE SHOW by Monkeys Fighting Robots is here. Episode Breakdown: 09:10 'Baby Driver' review Matt - 4 out of 5 robots EJ - 3 out of 5 monk…
 
Welcome to a special edition of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast. Today our guest is an epic musician, filmmaker, and solid entrepreneur. Back in 1988, Marvin Young, aka 'Young MC' released ‘Know How’ - today, the song is featured in Edgar Wright’s new film 'Baby Driver'. Meanwhile, Young is making a name for himself in the horror genre with the…
 
There is no way to make 'Transformers: The Last Knight' a good film, so EJ and Matt have to work extra hard this week to entertain you. We hope you appreciate the effort. Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 127 of the MOVIE SHOW by Monkeys Fighting Robots is here. Do you want to be our SUPER-FAN of the week? All you have to do is comment on this p…
 
The MOVIE SHOW is finally here! EJ and Matt look ahead to Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver,' and we analyze the evolution of the action hero. Plus, on the first half of the show, we have an interview filmmaker Colin Trevorrow (Star Wars: Episode IX). Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 126 of the MOVIE SHOW by Monkeys Fighting Robots is here. Do you wa…
 
This is a house cleaning episode, we have big announcements coming, a conversation about 'The Mummy,' and a conference call interview with Stan Lee. Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 125 of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast is here. Do you want to be our SUPER-FAN of the week? All you have to do is comment on this podcast to be eligible. Do yo…
 
This is a good week for nerds as ‘Wonder Woman’ hits theaters, but what makes the week great is how amazing the film is. Director Patty Jenkins brings a different approach to the DC Extended Universe and Gal Gadot establishes herself as a hero everyone can look up to. There are spoilers in this podcast, so be careful. What was your favorite part of…
 
As we eagerly wait for 'Wonder Woman,' Matt and EJ discuss the female led action genre as they look back the past and the possibilities of the future. What is your favorite action film with a female lead? Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 123 of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast is here. Do you want to be our SUPER-FAN of the week? All you hav…
 
The Alien film franchise is one of the great additions to Science Fiction and this week 'Alien: Covenant' hits theaters to answer some lingering questions. Filmmaker Ridley Scott revived the franchise with 'Prometheus' but fans wanted more, Matt and EJ will explain exactly what we got in this week's episode. Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 122…
 
Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer's Mother's Day comedy, 'Snatched' hits theaters this week and we have a story for you! This was not your average press screening, the ladies came out in force, and did they cackle. Matt and EJ also take a look back at Hawn's career and the evolution of the comedic female lead. Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 121 of …
 
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' is in theaters this week, and Matt and EJ go over the good, the bad, and the downright ugly parts of the film. As comic book fan you will love it, as a fan of cinema it has some flaws. Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 120 of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast is here. Do you want to be our SUPER-FAN of the week…
 
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' opens up in the U.S. on May 5, and we look back at the original film with fresh eyes as we analyze James Gunn's non-traditional superhero film. Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 119 of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast is here. Do you want to be our SUPER-FAN of the week? All you have to do is comment on this p…
 
There comes a time in a relationship when things start to get real, this episode Matt and EJ unexpectedly turn off the filters and have a candid conversation about Star Wars Celebration, 'The Last Jedi,' and 'The Fate of the Furious.' ? Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 118 of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast is here. Do you want to be our SU…
 
Welcome to a special edition of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast. Today our guest is the legendary filmmaker, artist John Waters. Back in 2015, Waters delivered an epic commencement speech to the Rhode Island School of Design’s graduating class. The speech went viral, and was published this week in book form with the title ‘Make Trouble.’…
 
Well, the two hoodrats know as Matt and EJ try their hand at political discourse with the chaos that is Pepsi and the ad that burned a generation. On a lighter note, the dynamic duo get excited and worried about four films that have the ability transform the pop culture landscape as we know it. Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 117 of the Monkey…
 
The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe addition to Netflix was 'Iron Fist,' the consensus was 'meh.' But the nerd debate around the series was intense. With the release of the 'Justice League' trailer and a new 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer the nerd rage runs high and Matt & EJ ask why? Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 116 of the Monkeys Fight…
 
Are you a fan of the Power Rangers? Then you will love the new film. If you are a casual moviegoer, you will enjoy the first half of the film and then stab your eyes out during the final battle. Good luck with that! Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 115 of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast is here. Do you want to be our SUPER-FAN of the week? …
 
'Kong: Skull Island' is a fun film that critics love, but this film had a chance to be great. EJ and Matt are at different ends of the spectrum when it comes to what they want out of a giant monster film. On top of it all, this is a special episode as Kong is a part of the origin of Monkeys Fighting Robots. Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 114 …
 
'Logan' is in theaters now sitting at a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, with fans and critics in agreement Hugh Jackman and James Mangold put together one of the best superhero films of the modern generation. 'Logan' now begs the question of where does this film genre go from here. EJ and Matt try to figure this out in a heated debate. SPOILER ALERT: We ta…
 
‘Get Out’ from the mind of Jordan Peele is in theaters right now. The film also has an insane 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. EJ believe ‘Get Out’ will change the horror genre like Wes Craven did with ‘Scream’ back in 1996. On the second half of the show, Matt has a very interesting conversation with Tony Cox and Brett Kelly of the ‘Bad Santa’ franchise. …
 
'Logan' has just created two scenarios for the 2017 film year. Either 2017 will go down as the greatest year in superhero films, or 'Logan' is the best superhero film of 2017. James Mangold and Hugh Jackman put together an amazing movie with appropriate use of the R-rating when it comes to violence and dialogue. EJ puts this film in his top three, …
 
One film took the head-shot, the other gave a headache. Matthew Sardo and EJ Kryst battle over these two movies as they both expand their respected universe but both lacked a certain something that made the originals special. We take a hard look at 'John Wick: Chapter 2' and 'LEGO Batman.' Do you want to see the John Wick Universe head towards 'Fas…
 
This is your captain speaking, the 2017 film schedule is packed with sequels, reboots, and expanded universes. But if you look closely, there are a few hidden gems that are going to surprise this year. The cast and crew of Monkeys Fighting Robots look at the movie slate and makes their bold predictions when it comes to FLOPS and or SURPRISES. What …
 
The cast and crew of Monkeys Fighting Robots do their best to make a boring subject (The Oscars) more entertaining as they look at the off-beat angles of the award show. Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 108 of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast is here. Do you want to be our SUPER-FAN of the week? All you have to do is comment on this podcast …
 
M. Night Shyamalan is one of the most polarizing directors in the business today, so how did his latest film 'Split' do under the critical breakdown of our critics. On the second half of the show, movie critic Dewey Singleton and Matt Sardo interview Ice Cube about his latest film 'Fist Fight,' and we close out the show with a conversation with 'Go…
 
Matt and EJ open Pandora's Box when they invite Managing Editor Larry Taylor, and Movie Critics Felix Albuerne, and Dewey Singleton on the show to discuss 74th Golden Globe Awards. The guests derail the conversation quickly when in comes to EJ's love of Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but we course correct quickly as the worthines…
 
As we close out 2016, it's time to reflect on the good, the bad, and the surprises of the film year that was. EJ's List Best: The Handmaiden Worst: Captain America: Civil War Surprise: Arrival Most Enjoyed: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Matt's List Best: Hell or High Water - Arrival Worst: Batman: The Killing Joke Surprise: The Accountant Most…
 
As 2016 comes to a close we give you a powerhouse of an episode as EJ and Matt critique Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Monkeys Fighting Robots beat reporter Jon Barr stops by to discuss the mid-season finale of AMC's The Walking Dead. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is like heroin, never going to get enough," - Matt Sardo Strap yourself in buckaro…
 
What starts out as an innocent review of 'Office Christmas Party' quickly spirals out of control into a discussion about the crazier Christmas films to entertain viewers. Matt and EJ also have strong feelings about how HBO's first season of 'Westworld' ended, and the second trailer for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.' Strap yourself in buckaroos! …
 
What starts out as a review of the new film Office Downe ends up with a full blown discussion about the 'Top 5' comic book films not based on Marvel or DC Comics characters. Honorable Mentions: Tank Girl, Spawn, Judge Dredd, The Mask EJ's List: 5. Scott Pilgrim vs the World - Edgar Wright (Graphic novel) 4. The Haunted World of El Superbeasto - Rob…
 
Chicago comic book artist Jim Terry who is half Native American (Ho-Chunk Nation) traveled to Standing Rock in early November to deliver supplies to water defenders. The journey inspired him to create a stunning piece of artwork, and this is his story. Terry wanted to make clear that he was not speaking for Standing Rock Sioux, but from his persona…
 
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