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The Happytime Murders

One last time before an indefinite hiatus to the show, Sam discusses a movie with the capability to ruin childhoods. And not even in a funny way. The movie this week is the raunchy, puppet comedy, The Happytime Murders. COME BE A MOVIE FAN WITH SAM ON THIS EPISODE OF CINEMA STORIES! Follow Sam Kirby on Facebook, @Samuel_J_Kirby on Twitter or @samkirby17 on Instagram. Share, play and download Cinema Stories episodes on Google Play, Spreaker, Apple Podcasts, iheartradio and Stitcher


The Meg

Dum dum. Dum dum. DUM DUM DUM DUM DUM DUM! On this Hawaiian shirt themed episode, Sam Kirby and Ben Kammueller discuss the new shark flick The Meg. The two also talk about the latest movie trailers and updates regarding the James Gunn/Disney controversy. All of this and more on this next episode of Cinema Stories. Follow Sam Kirby on Facebook, @Samuel_J_Kirby on Twitter or @samkirby17 on Instagram. Follow Ben Kamueller, instagram @bkammueller28 and twitter @bkammueller. Share, play and...


Eighth Grade

Middle school may yield some of the most awkward, uncomfortable or downright cringe-inducing moments of our lives. On this episode, Sam discusses the quirky, honest independent film, Eighth Grade. Listen and relive some of your fondest or most cringe-inducing middle school moments as Sam analyzes the film's deeper meaning and how it's elements of filmmaking contribute to its theme. Follow Sam Kirby on Facebook, @Samuel_J_Kirby on Twitter or @samkirby17 on Instagram. Share, play and...


Mission Impossible: Fallout

Your mission. Should you choose to accept it... Check out the new episode of Cinema Stories! Sam and his guest host Ben Kamueller analyze the acclaimed spy-thriller Mission Impossible: Fallout. The two also discuss the rise and fall of the movie subscription service, moviepass. Join us for a great time talking about the latest in Cinema! Follow Sam Kirby on Facebook, @Samuel_J_Kirby on Twitter or @samkirby17 on Instagram. Follow Ben Kamueller, instagram @bkammueller28 and twitter...


Sorry To Bother You

For almost a century, film has served as a reflection of​ how people and artists perceive their societies and cultures. In a politically divisive age, first-time director Boots Riley has released the insanely, abstract, politically charged film Sorry To Bother You. In an energetic, fast-paced​ review, Sam discusses the film’s strengths and weaknesses. COME BE A MOVIE FAN WITH SAM ON THIS EPISODE OF CINEMA STORIES! Follow Sam Kirby on Facebook, @Samuel_J_Kirby on Twitter or @samkirby17 on...


Mama Mia 2 and Leave No Trace

Sometimes movies are made to give viewers a light fun time at the theater. Then there are independent films. Sam and guest host Ben Kamueller discuss the long-awaited sequel to the 2008 musical, Mama Mia: Here We Go Again as well as the 100% fresh, independent film directed by Debra Granik, Leave No Trace. The movie buffs also talk about the latest in movie news: New trailers, tragedies and the latest controversy involving James Gunn. ALL THIS AND MORE ON A FRESH EPISODE OF CINEMA STORIES!...


SUMMER MOVIE SPECTACULAR (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Incredibles 2, Hereditary and more)

With a new format, a new guest and the same Nicholas Cage impression, Sam Kirby and guest, Ben Kamueller break down the summer movie season! Discussing Ant-Man and the Wasp, Incredibles 2, Hereditary, TAG, Hotel Artemis, Rampage, Upgrade, Won't You Be My Neighbor, the two discuss what makes a good movie to them and if these films fit the bill. They talk about the latest movie news and bring in a new era to the movie review podcast. Follow Sam Kirby on Facebook, @Samuel_J_Kirby on Twitter...


20 | Solo: A Star Wars Story

What makes a film good to you? Is it that escapist ride or is it the artistic value that pulls you in. The original Star Wars famously blended innovation, artistic expression, ​and pure popcorn fun. Years later, does the new Solo film live up to the originals? Check out what Sam thinks on this episode of Cinema Stories! Follow Sam Kirby on Facebook, @Samuel_J_Kirby on Twitter or @samkirby17 on Instagram.


19 | Deadpool 2

In 2016, the profane, chimichanga loving, 4th wall breaking character of Deadpool was brought to the screen with critical and shocking financial success. Now our friendly neighborhood Sam Kirby, who constantly finds himself too scared to swear at all, reviews the highly anticipated sequel. Does it live up to the original hit or is DP2 DOA? Check out what Sam thinks, on this episode of Cinema Stories! Follow Sam Kirby on Facebook, @Samuel_J_Kirby on Twitter or @samkirby17 on Instagram.


18 | Avengers: Infinity War

After 10 years of anticipation, the film event of the year is finally here. Sam discusses the quality of the smash-hit blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War, it's deeper themes, how it fits into the MCU, and what the future holds. Sam finished by updating you on the latest in movie and TV news. Will Infinity War live up to Sam's ridiculously high expectations or will his excitement fade away? Find out on Cinema Stories. THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR INFINITY WAR AND THE MCU Be sure to...


17 | Avengers: Age of Ultron (The Lost Themes)

On this special episode of Cinema Stories, Sam dives into the themes of Avengers: Age of Ultron to find out what happened to the average sequel of one of the most successful action movies of all time. In anticipation of​ Infinity War, Sam takes feedback on who is most likely to be exiting the MCU as well as the latest in entertainment news. Be sure to download, share and play this special episode of Cinema Stories as well as the other episodes on demand. Like Public House Media's Facebook...


16 | Ready Player One

The legend returns. No, not Sam Kirby but Steven Spielberg! The acclaimed director ventures back into the realm of fantasy adventure with Ready Player One. Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance and Ben Mendelsohn, does the flick live up to the hype or is it game-over for this one? Sam also discusses the latest in the world of movie and TV news. Be sure to download, share and play this wacky episode of Cinema Stories as well as the other episodes on demand. Like Public House...


15 | A Wrinkle in Time

This week Sam jumps back to the past into the hallways of his middle school and his experience with the book A Wrinkle in Time. He relates these memories to the latest Ava Duvernay adaptation. Sam gives his review, answers viewer questions in FEEDBACK and presents some of the latest stories to hit Tinseltown. Be sure to download, share and play this wacky episode of Cinema Stories as well as the other episodes on demand. Like Public House Media's Facebook page. Friend Sam Kirby on...


14 | Black Panther

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is back at it again with its 18th film, Black Panther. Sam discusses the critically acclaimed, box-office smash offering his perspectives on the film. Is this the perfect superhero film to supercede all others? Does it live up to the seemingly insurmountable hype? Will Sam ever experience super-hero fatigue. Probably not. He is usually hype for Marvel. Join us for this super-episode of Cinema Stories where we talk the latest movie and TV news and reviews....


13 | The Cloverfield Paradox

What's up with trailers? Today, the hype around the release of certain trailers is equivalent to the hype around the movies themselves! Sam discusses trailers and the third film in the Cloverfield anthology, The Cloverfield Paradox. Sam loved the first two films in the series! Will the film live up to the hype, or fall to the wayside? Be sure to speak your mind in the newest segment on the show "Feedback." Be sure to play, download, share! Check out Public House Media on Spreaker,...


12 | Narcos

Why are we obsessed with criminals? We all enjoy our dark villains in movies and TV but why? Why do we have this side of us that is so interested in these grim characters and themes? Is this a negative quality, or is it beneficial? Today on Cinema Stories, we discuss this phenomenon and the starkly realistic Netflix series, Narcos. Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal and Wagner Moura star in the critically acclaimed show. This review is not spoiler heavy! Please download, share, and keep up with...


11 | The Best Films of 2017

Top Ten Lists. We all love them. But what makes them so appealing to us as human beings? Maybe we're competitive by nature? Maybe they make us feel secure? Maybe its something more positive than that. Maybe its about connecting with others. Today, Sam presents his top ten best films of 2017 on his first annual awards show, THE CINES! Put on your ironic tuxedo T-shirts and dresses, get ready to protest something and let's begin. Let's put on a show, talking movie and TV news and reviews.


10 | The Greatest Showman + La La Land

Musicals have swept audiences off of their feet into surreal magic since the early days of "talkie" films. Though the popularity of musicals has fallen, since the. golden age of Hollywood, the magic of these motion pictures has found its way back onto the silver screen. Tapping our feet to the beat we discuss the latest musical starring Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman and the Oscar winning 2016 film La La Land. Today, we find out what makes a good musical tick, talking movie and TV news...


9 | Star Wars: The Last Jedi

We all have films that we've been connected to since childhood. For some it's Harry Potter, for others it's Batman. Mine, my dad's and many of my old high school friends? STAR WARS. Star Wars has enchanted generations with its epic scope, colorful characters and fresh perspectives on age old stories. Join me today, as we discuss the fresh and highly anticipated, Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. May the force be with us as we talk movie and TV news and reviews.


7 | 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Jim and Andy : The Great Beyond

Actors and actresses give their all during films. Crafting an authentic, emotional performance is one of the most difficult feats to accomplish. This week we discuss 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond. A film with knockout performances and a film where a man got knocked out during his. Make sure you tune in to this week's "performance" on Cinema Stories.